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With rough hits and tough hips, Coco is a tower of power--she can give a hit that’ll knock you into next week.  As a primary member of the Training & Teams committee, she helps run the Babes through the wringer.



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

It had kept coming up in my life, and then I watched the movie Whip It, and thought to myself, “I can do that!”  Next thing I know, my husband is getting his hair cut, the barber mentioned she was on a derby team, and the rest is history.


WHAT DO YOU LIKE MOST ABOUT IT?

I don’t really “like” anything about roller derby--I LOVE EVERYTHING.  From meeting the most wonderful, talented women on my team, to getting my butt kicked in scrimmages.


WHAT TYPES OF SKATES / WHEELS DO YOU USE?

I have Riedell R3s--they fit like a glove.  My wheels are Sugars, but on the floor we practice at, I use Ghosts for ultimate grip, because it’s pretty slippery.


WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE POSITION TO PLAY?

I like Pivot and Blocker.


DO YOU HAVE A DERBY SUPERPOWER?

I’ve been told my derby superpower is my ability to give hard hits.  I know there’s always room to hit harder, so I’ll continue to work on them.


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

My regular superpower is my ability to juggle three kids, a husband, work, school, and of course DERBY!


WHO ARE SOME OF YOUR DERBY CRUSHES?

I have a crush on Lethal Lavender from Rage City.  In person, she’s so nice, but on the track, she can send an opposing playing flying with just a flick of her hips!  Truly amazing.


DO YOU HAVE A DERBY BESTIE / DERBY WIFE?

I have a derby bestie, Tinsel Tease.  She has been there, encouraging me since the first day I put on skates....but be careful--she’s a tease!


WHAT’S YOUR DAY JOB?

I am first an foremost a dedicated mom of three.  I work part-time at an x-ray center.  How fitting!


HOBBIES?

I would say derby...but that’s more of an obsession.


WHAT MAKES YOU FEEL POWERFUL IN YOUR DERBY LIFE?

All my derby gear makes me feel powerful, from the helmet to the skates.  When I put it all on, it takes all of life’s fears and problems and makes them disappear.  The only thing at the time is the track, my teammates, and the desire to skate fast and hit hard.



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