Skater of the Month: MisTits
I confess that I have probably voted for MisTits as SOTM more than any other skater on SVRG. All it takes is going up against her one-on-one in any blocking situation to know how fearsome she is. After every bout I am reminded of the grace and fortitude of her execution as she darts around the track, laying out opponents right and left with the efficiency of a professional assassin. I've seen jammers catch more air than Michael Jordan after Tits has picked one off with a killer hit. The reason why Tits is such an amazing blocker, though, is that in addition to all that raw power, she is incredibly agile on her skates. That combination should give any opponent a sinking feeling when they see her lining up.
How did you find out about roller derby?
I was looking up fight moves to use in my next fight. I came across a video of two girls skating as fast as they can. One girl suddenly turns and knocks the other girl off her feet and into the air. The crowd went crazy. I had found my next fight move...and it was legal!
What kind of skating skills or athletic abilities did you have before starting derby?
The first rule of Fight Club is you don't talk about Fight Club.
How did you derive your derby name?
I’m a big Misfits fan...and I love my chesticles!
What is your signature move?
Knocking down yo’ jammer.
What is your greatest strength as a skater?
I am always pushing myself and encouraging others to improve.
What has been your greatest experience on the rink?
Learning how to skate. When I started I didn’t even know how to skate. I was using my little sister’s skates that our mom bought for a dollar at a yard sale!
I hear your little sister is a derby girl in the making.
Everybody better watch out when she hits the track--I’ve been teaching her how to block and skate fast. She’s training to be SVRG’s MVP in 2015.
What is your worst injury, and how did you earn it?
I don’t get bruises, I give them!
Which teammates do you work well with?
The skate wheels: Juicy, Feisty, Skooter, and me. Four wheels make a skate!
What are you looking forward to the most this season?
Getting first place at the jello wrestling match...again!
What do you contribute to SVRG *off* the track?
During SVRG’s early years I made many flyers and graphics.
If you're not on the rink, where would we find you?
You can find me at a skate park. Roosevelt, Cunningham, or Cabrio, but my home away from home is Sunnyvale Skate Park.
What’s the one piece of advice you would give women interested in playing roller derby?
Push yourself till you think you can’t go on, and then push yourself a little more.