Published on August 29th, 2011 | by DerbyLife0
Meet Team USA: Suzy Hotrod
Name: Suzy Hotrod
League Affiliation: Gotham Girls Roller Derby
Years Skating: Joined roller derby in May 2004. Pre-2004: “brown skate” wearing wall clinger at birthday parties.
DL: What was your previous athletic background, if any?
SH: Grade school track and basketball. Quit sports after freshman year of high school. Blessed with good genetics and an iron will.
DL: Why did you want to be on Team USA?
SH: It is the biggest-scale event in the history of the “new” roller derby. Its the highest honor a skater could earn to represent their entire country.
DL: How did you feel when you found out you had made it?
SH: My face aches from smiling every day. I think I have new wrinkles.
DL: Which skater inspires you most, and why?
SH: Bonnie Thunders, Donna Matrix, Fisti Cuffs, and Sexy Slaydie (and the rest of my Gotham Girls league!) are the reasons I even know how to skate. Without what we have I would not be the person I am today. They push me daily more than anyone I watch from afar.
DL: Do you have any advice for skaters just starting out?
SH: I hope you find the same love I have.
To support Team USA, you can make a contribution to their travel fund at Traveler’s Joy.
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