Latest Bout: 7/22/2023 Burning River: All Stars 209 vs Windy City: Third Coast 166 7/22/2023 Burning River: Haz-Mat Crew 99 vs South Bend 269 WFTDA International Rankings
Get to know Sk8-bit...
What is the meaning behind your skater name?
I work with computers and it is a nod to both skating and 8-bit computing and graphics. Though nowadays I use a lot more bits than that!
What was your athletic background prior to playing roller derby?
Not applicable/non-existent. Before starting skater tots I joined boxing for 6 months 2 or 3 times a week specifically to get ready for derby but before that my athletics were of the office variety. Ya know, speed walking to the water cooler.
Is there a song that gets you pumped up before a bout?
No? I like a lot of music so generally whatever is playing in the venue is going to be good enough for me. I don't have a playlist or anything I play before bouts I just listen to whatever audiobook I am listening to on the way to home bouts which is not exactly always a motivating thing. But moving all the stuff like tables to setup usually gets me ready for games.
What aspect of derby do you enjoy the most?
The strategy, maybe? It is always so fast and there are so many things to keep in mind. But it's also just really cool to meet people that feel so passionately about something like this. It is empowering in a lot of ways.
How did you get started in your roller derby career?
I wanted a hobby after I got out of school and a way to meet people. I found a flyer for BRRD and went to two of the games and joined the next skater tots class.