Skater of the Month: A Few Screws Lucy
She can block, she can jam, she can do the worm. A Few Screws Lucy is a well-rounded utility player that we were happy to take into the OCCRG family last year. She came in as a transfer skater, helping us overcome the Unholy Rollers in her first bout with us, and has been a powerhouse in the pack ever since. Behind the scenes she took on a board position last year and this year, and has revamped the merch for 2012 , giving it that loving DIY touch. She also crafts our amazing posters and designs ads for the team. To top it all off, she has her very own roller derby clothing line on the side. She’s a crafting queen, a master thrifter, and a monster on skates; she was born for this sport.
Who are you?
A Few Screws Lucy! Choosing a derby name is HARD. I searched the internet and thought on it for weeks. Everything I liked was already taken. I was on my way home from practice one night thinking to myself “this derby name thing is driving me crazy.” Then A Few Screws Lucy just popped into my head!
Freelance graphic designer & photographer, owner of Laid Out Clothing
Blocker/pivot/last resort jammer. Besides the occasional worm and bad break dancing during official time-outs, I really love creating chaos on the track. Nothing feels better than foiling the other team’s big plans (insert evil laugh here).
Any skating background?
I did quite a bit of skating as a kid. It was mostly in the driveway at my house in my Rainbow Bright skates. I’d try to master figure skating jumps or make ramps out of old boards and launch myself off them. I still like trying to do all sorts of tricks though things normally don’t end well.. NO FEAR!
Bout day with my girls!! Sitting on the bench with the team I love, getting to finally do what we’ve worked SO hard preparing for at practice. Feeding off each others excitement. Celebrating our successes together. Ahhh…OCCRG is AMAZING!!!
I’d love to complete in an awesome tournament such as regionals before my derby career comes to an end.
If you have any desire to play derby, do it. Give it a shot. Honestly, it’s life changing. The sport in itself is so fantastic, but the people involved are AMAZING.
It seeps into every aspect. I think about derby constantly. At home, while working…always. When looking at clothes, I tend to only want to buy black and red. I could watch DNN or youtube videos all day. Pretty silly.