Puget Sound Outcasts
Boots: Custom Riedell 965 - red/blue/black/gold
Plates: PowerDyne Reactor
Wheels: Radar Tile Biter Black 37mm
Cushions: PowerDyne Magic Cushions - Yellow (85A)
Bearings: KwiK Swiss Nitride
Bio: When I was seven years old, my dad pulled me out of daycare and dropped me off at a skate camp, kick starting a lifelong obsession with rolling. I enjoy everything about skating, from the adrenaline boost I get while dropping into a pool at a skatepark, to the small and complicated footwork required of jam or dance skating. I love playing with a team and enacting high-level team strategies, but I also enjoy forgoing all the strategy and just rolling as fast as possible in a good, old-fashioned, one-on-one race.
Two and a half years ago, I discovered men's roller derby, and I've been hooked on the sport ever since. In that time, I've played with some of the best teams in the world, including: Team SeXY, The Co-Ed Cripplers, and The Puget Sound Outcasts, usually as a team captain and coach. In 2011 I helped Puget Sound place 2nd in the MRDA National Championship Tournament, despite being considered tournament underdogs. Playing derby on a national level, with such amazing and talented teammates and opponents, was one of the greatest experiences of my life. Even though we lost the championship bout against the New York Shock Exchange by just ten, hard-fought points, I wouldn't trade the experience for any other.
When my father dropped me off for my first day of skate camp fifteen years ago, he had to help me tie my skates. Those skates have taught me a lot of lessons, taken me a lot of places, and given me a lot of gifts. I intend to keep on rolling them until I can, once again, no longer tie them myself, and then my grandchildren will need to help me.