July’s Capital Defender: Legs

Legs

Legs

Name: Legs

Number: 8D

What are the reasons behind derby name and number?
I was nicknamed Legs during freshmeat and the name just kind of stuck with me. I chose my number because if you turn it sideways it’s a smiley face.

Which position do you play? Jammer/Blocker

What is your favorite thing about derby?
I love the athleticism and camaraderie of it and the opportunity to be part of an awesome team.

What is the most valuable thing you’ve learned playing derby?
The most valuable thing I’ve learned playing derby is to never give up and to be confident in myself.

Who is your favorite roller derby player?
I’d have to say that Moxie and Maggot are my favorite roller derby players. They are always there to give positive feedback and are constantly teaching me how to be a better player

Legs jamming - Erica Rae Photography

Legs jamming - Erica Rae Photography

What type of gear do you prefer?
All of my gear is Triple 8. Their pads are not too bulky and they serve their purpose pretty well.

Do you have any advice to anyone thinking about playing derby?
Just do it! I almost didn’t even try out for roller derby because I figured I was too small and not tough enough for it, but it has proven to be one of the best decisions I’ve made in a while.

Is there any teammate with whom you work best?
I think that LolliPoPnDrop and I work really well together as a two man wall.

Did you play any sports before roller derby?
Yes, basketball, volleyball, softball, and track.

When did you join Red Stick Roller Derby?
August 2011

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