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 Youngstown Tune-Up...
What is the meaning behind your skater name?
From GangsterReport.com: "The city of Youngstown's mob landscape erupted into fiery disarray in the 1960s when the mafia clans in Cleveland and Pittsburgh went to war over the fertile gambling territory in the traditionally working-class Mahoning Valley, famously using car bombs [aka, a Youngstown Tune-Up] as one of their weapons of choice." I'm from Youngstown.
What was your athletic background prior to playing roller derby?
I ran cross country and track in high school. Speedy boiiiii.
Is there a song that gets you pumped up before a bout?
"Boys Wanna Be Her," by Peaches.
What aspect of derby do you enjoy the most?
Getting the shit kicked out of me.
How did you get started in your roller derby career?
My older brother took me to see DC Rollergirls' home teams play in 2015. I have always been in good shape, and I thought would be a good challenge -- I wanted to be the jammer for the Majority Whips. I hunted down Oxford Commakaze at the bout's afterparty, and they told me how to sign up for bootcamp. And so I did!!