Amy Scott AKA "Criminally Insane" with Tulsa Derby League is the January USARS Roller Derby Spotlight Athlete. After not having skates on for 15 years she decided to give roller derby a whirl and started skating with the Tulsa Derby League. Going on her fifth year of playing roller derby she has become one of the fiercest jammers out in Oklahoma. You can actually consider her a double threat because she has become an immaculate blocker throughout this past season as well. Criminally Insane is the captain of the Tulsa Derby League All Stars, Tulsa Derby Brats (junior team) head coach, bout director, on top of the many other duties she volunteers to assist with for the league. She is always giving 150% at practice, encouraging other team members, always punctual to each practice, she is always participating in fundraisers and promotional events, and she always has the league’s best interest at heart. This past 2012 season Criminally Insane led the Tulsa Derby League All Stars to the inaugural USARS National Championships. Insane improves with each and every practice and bout, she takes what she learns from the coaches and soaks it in and continues to perfect things she feels she needs to work on. Never giving up or backing down in practice or bouts, she is truly an inspiration to many on our team and league. This past 2012 season her league gave her the honor of Jammer of the year, and she gets honored with MVP at almost every roller derby bout she plays in locally. Her junior derby team the Tulsa Derby Brats, look up to her as a coach and a mentor.
Personal website/journal/web log (blog) address: Criminally Insane fan page on facebook
Occupation & current employer: Office Manager for ServiceMaster
Career goals: To re-open my gymnastics gym or have my own skating rink someday.
Current league: Tulsa Derby League
Derby name & number: Criminally Insane 213
Years involved in derby: 5
Coaches name: Skates (Court Collier) and Rowdy Piper (Amy Handyside-Rule)
Favorite derby position (blocker, pivot, jammer): Jammer but I love to play any position.
When did you begin skating: I skated as a kid but not much. I officially began skating in 2007.
Fondest memory of skating: Meeting my best friends.
Future goals you hope to obtain as a skater: I want to be faster, more agile and a better derby player all around.
Awards, honors and statistics received in roller sports: MVP for 2012 Tulsa Derby League, Becoming a junior roller derby coach, MVP 16 times at various bouts, Most punctual for our League 2012, Always giving a 100% award for our league 2012. Getting lead jam while in mid-air.
Other sports you currently participate in: Derby
Who is your favorite sports figure: Mary Lou Retton
Who is the person you most admire/greatest influence in your life and why: My mother, because she is never selfish and always puts everyone else first. She has always supported me no matter what. And she still loves me after everything I have put her through.
List your hobbies: Coaching Gymnastics, Coaching Roller Derby, Tae Kwon Do, Being a single mom.
What music do you listen to during training or competition? Heavy Metal (Mudvayne, Ozzy, Pantera, etc)
What makes you a unique and special person: I’m 4’10” and I weigh less than 100 lbs and I still play roller derby. Everyone says I’m a good sport and play well with others.
I try to be a good sport no matter how tough it gets.
Favorite food before a competition: power bars
Favorite movie: Queen of the Damned
Favorite place to shop: Gordman’s
Most prized possession: My Children
If you could pick one word to describe you, what would it be: Carpe Diem
Anything else you would like us to know about you: I competed in gymnastics for 15 years until I broke my ankle and had to have reconstructive surgery. I always try my hardest even when I am injured. I played USARS Derby Nationals with a pulled hamstring, pulled groin, sprained ankle and fractured foot, all on my left leg. My kids mean everything to me and they say I mean everything to them.
I chose the name Criminally Insane because I’m fascinated with the criminally insane like Jeffrey Dahmer. My number 213 comes from his apartment number. Plus, Criminally Insane is a song by a heavy metal group called Slayer (another one of my favorite old bands).