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Don’t let her size and sweet smile fool you--Hanimal’s a tiny terror!  She’s a speed demon as a jammer, and glides through the pack in a calm, quiet flash. 



HOW WERE YOU INTRODUCED TO DERBY & WHAT MADE YOU WANT TO JOIN?

I saw the movie Whip It.  After a year of talking about how much I wanted to do roller derby, I went to my first bout, where FBXRG was playing with some of the North Pole Babes.  I thought it looked like so much fun, so I joined NPBT the next week.


WHAT DO YOU LIKE MOST ABOUT IT?

My team.  We have some awesome players who I have learned so much from!  I also love being a jammer chaser, and trying to get as fast as M.Elft and Ice Storm.


WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE POSITION TO PLAY?

Jammer!


WHAT TYPE OF SKATES/WHEELS DO YOU USE?

Riedells and Radar wheels


DO YOU HAVE A DERBY SUPERPOWER?

Yep.  I don’t like to get low, so other players think they can knock me down easily....but I’m really good at staying up.


DO YOU HAVE A REGULAR SUPERPOWER?

Most people think I’m quiet and sweet, but really I’m a BEAST!!!  (before my morning coffee, of course...)


DO YOU HAVE A DERBY CRUSH?

No.


DO YOU HAVE A DERBY WIFE / BESTIE?

No derby wife.  My best friend on and off the track is Ice Storm.


WHAT’S YOUR DAY JOB?

I am an assistant to my parents’ real estate business, and a full time student at UAF.


HOBBIES?

I love photography, anything that has to do with being outside in the summer.


WHAT MAKES YOU FEEL POWERFUL IN YOUR DERBY LIFE?

I talked about doing roller derby for over a year, but I never thought I would be able to do it because it was WAY out of my comfort zone...but I did it and I ABSOLUTELY LOVE IT!!!




Listen for news on Hanimal through the North Pole Babes in Toyland website!

 
Hanimal, #21