How did you choose your derby name? Any special meaning?
It’s a play on “Ash Ketchum” from Pokemon. I am a bit of a gamer and wanted my name along lines of something nerdy. Pokemon was actually first game I owned when I was little so its has a bit of sentiment I guess to it. And of course the number represents the original 151 gen.
How long have you played derby?
2013, I want to say September-ish?
How did you get started playing derby?
Honestly I didn’t know anything of derby or its existence until the movie “Whip It” came out. (As lame as that sounds) but then got really interested in it and realized it had a huge following and since then I always wanted to try out but kinda was scared to. So when I moved to Springfield and saw they had a team, I finally bumped up the courage shot them an email and just showed up to practice one day.
What is the hardest moment you have over come since joining derby? What have been some of your proudest derby accomplishments?
I think overcoming learning to skate on quads, I always did rollerblading growing up and never once used skates. It was intimidating at first, especially learning to stop! Specifically tomahawks oh man!!
What is something that most people don’t know about you?
I’m sort of an introvert really. Also if I laugh uber hard, I tend to snort.
What are three things you cannot live without?
Chinese food, cats, and the interwebs.
Kinda goes together, eating Chinese food while on the internet looking up cats.
What is your favorite quote or saying?
Tomorrow you will wish you had started today
What is your favorite thing to do when you’re not playing roller derby?
Crafting while watching anime. I make little figurines and charms out of polymer clay and sell them on etsy its something I really enjoy doing, plus I sorta dabble in the youtubes on the side. Or playing a video game of some kind.