Skater of the Month: Surge


Posted on April 9th, by Leigh in Skater of the Month. Comments Off

Nominated for dominating on the track, Surge is our April 2013 Skater of the Month. She started playing derby in Fall 2011, and she’s been tearing up the track ever since. A member of the Dot.Kamikazes, you’ll be able to watch her dynamic jamming this month at the Dust Devil tournament. Congratulations, Surge!

How did you find out about roller derby?
One of my older sisters told me about boot camp, and nudged me to give it a go.

What kind of skating skills or athletic abilities did you have before starting derby?
I’ve been sporty my whole life.  My big sports were softball for 12 years and wrestling for 6 years.

Surge jamming against V Town


What is your greatest strength as a skater/what do you contribute most to the team?
I like to think that I can play jammer or blocker, and that my team and I are confident in my abilities for both.

How did you derive your derby name?
Family and close friends would call me Sarah G., which, when said fast sounds like Surgey.  One of my older sisters suggested, “Hey, how about just Surge?!” It’s quite fitting.

What is your primary position?
Jammer

What is your greatest strength as a skater/what do you contribute most to the team?
I like to think that I can play jammer or blocker, and that my team and I are confident in my abilities for both.

What has been your greatest experience on the rink?
My first win with SVRG’s Killabytes in my first season against Sac City was AWESOME. I’ve had a few really strong jams with big points, and some really great blocking moments in a few bouts. I try to remember them so that I know what I have achieved, and that I can continue to do well.

What are you looking forward to the most this season?
This is my first traveling season with the Dot.Kamiakazes, and I am excited to see us work together and improve our game.

What do you contribute to SVRG off the track?
I am on the Sponsorship committee, and often volunteer for Fundraising. Wherever I go, I am excited to talk to people about derby.

What do you do in the non-derby part of your life?
Right now my life consists of working (child care and swim instructor) and derby.

What’s the one piece of advice you would give people interested in playing roller derby?
Be prepared to make a commitment to yourself and to your team. Don’t quit when the going gets tough because you can’t always call of one of life’s jams.





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