When he’s not busy organizing the MRDA Championships, Screech Around is honing his skills on the track. A break-out season for the Crimes Jammer and being added to the Travel Team Charter are just a couple of the milestones he hit last season. He’s not done yet either. He still has a ton of potential and will surely continue to develop into a great asset for the GateKeepers’ organization.
I present to you the December Skater of the Month: Screech Around!
Why did your get into derby?
I have known Bevokill for a long time and she was the one that got me into derby, after the gatekeepers started she started telling me that I should start skating. Several other friends started and they encouraged me to start. It’s been 2 years and counting.
Who do you think had the greatest influence on your style of play?
First thought I would have to say the gatekeepers as a team have been the biggest, but jammers like magnum and prime have helped me develop my style of play.
What skates and wheels do you use?
I have recently changed to B’zerk 94’s (for wheels)
My skates are 4th generation riddell 1065. They fit like a glove.
What is your favorite moment as a GateKeeper?
Most moment as a gatekeeper have been pretty awesome, but making the TT charter has been the best moment.
What is your pre-bout routine?
Not to much of one. I clean my wheels the night before. The day of I get to the venue and once I get my skates I usually leave them on till it’s time to play.
What is your advice for other skaters?
Keep skating. My first day at GK practice was also my first day on skates.
What is your favorite food?
Veggies, green beans to be really specific. I can eat my weight in green beans.
What is your favorite thing to do outside of derby?
Planning a national level championships, no I kid. When I am not on skates I’m cooking or reading.
If you could remove one penalty from the game what would it be?
I would remove the penalty that just sent me to the box
Who would play me in the movie of your life?
River phoenix, I want my life story to be a zombie movie.
There you have it folks, December’s Skater of the Month: Screech Around!
The 2013 Turf Wars begin in January on the 19th. Tickets will be going on sale soon so keep your eyes peeled!
See you at the bouts!
Star-Spangled Hammer and Magilla Guerilla are the announcers for the St. Louis GateKeepers.