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Published on August 18th, 2011 | by DerbyLife

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Meet Team USA: SoulFearic Acid

Name
SoulFearic Acid

League Affiliation
Rose City (Portland)

Years Skating
Since January 2009 – This is my second travel team season for Wheels of Justice, first full season.

DL: What was your previous athletic background, if any?
SA: First Team All-State in high school soccer, Portland Player of the Year, Second Team All-State softball, lettered in softball, soccer, and basketball high school freshman year, in the Portland Sports Hall of Fame for excelling in several sports, high school soccer coach, snowboarding coach. I have no real skating background. I am more athlete than skater.

DL: Why did you want to be on Team USA?
SA: Because I tried to walk on for soccer at the University of Oregon and was told to try out again the following year, but never did. I have unmet athletic aspirations that drew me to roller derby because there is a lot of potential to take it to the next level. I also want to be a part of roller derby history helping to advance the legitimacy of the sport and improve my skills by playing with the best.

DL: How did you feel when you found out you had made it?
SA: Stunned to be on a roster with all my idols.

DL: Which skater inspires you most, and why?
SA: Bonnie Thunders because she’s composed, smart on the track, fit, and especially good at getting though walls.

DL: Do you have any advice for skaters just starting out?
SA: I encourage new skaters to make mistakes, fall, and go to the box. The skaters who aren’t willing to push themselves and make mistakes plateau.

To support Team USA, you can make a contribution to their travel fund at Traveler’s Joy.

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