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Tony Blawk #900

What's the story behind your derby name?
I injured my knee pretty bad. In my injury funk of "this sucks", I pulled out the Bones Brigade skateboarding documentary and pro skater, Tony Hawk, inspired. The Birdman has always been my secret super hero on a skateboard. This name has always been in the back of my mind. In order to not divorce the derbs, I changed my name to Tony Blawk, in hommage to the Birdman and to remind myself of a few key things Tony said that made all the difference in how he got to where he is today.

What's the story behind your derby number?
Tony Hawk is most known for being the first vert skater to land a 900. That's two and a half rotations in the air.

When did you join Renegade Derby Dames?
Spring 2012

Had you ever played roller derby before joining RDD?
RDD Fresh Meat in Summer 2011, was one of the original founders of GBRD (Summer 2011 to Winter 2011), returned to RDD (Winter 2011 to Spring 2012)

What (if any) skating experience did you have before joining RDD?
Roller nights in the late 80's/early 90s.

What's the best thing about being a derby girl?
Wearing skates!

What is your derby goal/dream?
To always try to improve skills and NEVER worry about the results, just have fun.

Who is your favourite skater/derby idol?
Bonnie D Stroir #26 of San Diego Derby Dolls, Atomatrix, Tony Hawk.