December 2010 - Shorty Ounce

What’s the significance of your derby name and number? (Shorty Ounce, #14)
[SO] – Pretty plain and simple. I’m short…I like beer, so I decided to combine it with Forty Ounce to Shorty Ounce:)

How did you get started playing roller derby?
[SO] – My husband and a good friend of mine who was involved with derby decided I needed a hobby. They convinced me into try out for this thing called Roller Derby two days before tryouts. I really had no idea what I was getting into besides I knew I loved to skate. Luckily I was picked up as fresh meat and drafted to GD since then have fallen deeply in love with this sport.

What is your favorite thing about Rat City?
[SO] – My favorite thing about Rat City is the support you not only get from your home team but the support of the enitre leauge. Everyone is so deeply devoted into supporting you and helping you along your skating carrier. I would have never made it as far as I have with out every single on of these ladies constantly pushing me to be the best I can be.

What was the last thing you ate?
[SO] – BBQ Pizza

What is your favorite off-skates workout?
[SO] – I really enjoyed the End Zone training. It was super hard and pushed you to your limit. I have not been that sore for quite some time!

At noon, a train leaves Seattle for Portland while another train leaves Portland for Seattle. It takes one train 4 hours and the other 7 hours to make the trip. Both maintain constant speeds and travel along parallel tracks. If you were on one of those trains, what kind of refreshing beverage would you be drinking in the dining car?
[SO] – I would be drinking a nice big glass of red wine!