Derby Team: Crude Hitters
Your Name: Anita Thomas
Do you have any athletic experience?: Just high school sports. Baseball in the Summer.
Do you have any skating experience?: Played rec hockey with friends as a kid.
Do you have any roller derby experience?: No
How often do you train/practice?: 2 times a week.
Why did you get involved with roller derby?: It was something new and exciting. I had never seen a game before and thought it would be pretty fun to try! The outfits are pretty cool too!
What is your derby nickname?: Sweet Marie
How did you get your derby nickname?: My middle name is Marie and Chew Toye kept calling me Sweet Marie. So it stuck!
Do you use any notable equipment?: No
What is your favorite part of roller derby?: My favorite thing about derby is the whole game itself. It’s exciting, action packed and full of hard hits.
Do you have any tips for upcoming derby players?: Don’t be afraid to try it out! Get in there, get low and hit hard!