August 2014 Roller Derby Under 18 Spotlight Lyndztigator

Aug. 06, 2014, 3:55 p.m. (ET)

USARS ATHLETE SPOTLIGHT

AUGUST 2014

Lyndsay Rowlette aka Lyndztigator #10

 

Hometown: Smithton, MO

Career goals: I love babies and children. I really want to be a Pediatrician.

Current league: I am on the Kansas City Junior Roller Warriors Traveling Team and Starry Fright Recreation Team.

Years involved in derby: This is my second year in junior derby.

Favorite derby position (blocker, pivot, jammer): I definitely prefer blocker.

When did you begin skating: My mom has taken me to the skating rink ever since I can remember.

Fondest memory of skating: My first traveling bout in Des Moines Iowa with the KC Junior Warriors was amazing. My parents, brother, grandparents and cousins came to watch me. I liked staying at the hotel with my teammates and coaches. We had some good competition and it was my first time competing against co-ed teams.

Future goals you hope to obtain as a skater: To be one of the Kansas City Roller Warriors.

Awards and/or honors received in roller sports: MVP Blocker in my second bout last year.

Other sports you currently participate in: I play indoor and outdoor soccer during derby off season. I would rather just play derby year round.

 

Who is your favorite sports figure: The first KC Roller Warrior bout I went to I loved watching Enigma on the Black Eyed Susan’s/KC Roller Warriors. She was so fast and strong!

 

Who is the person you most admire/greatest influence in your life and why: My derby coaches, Anyneezenbeg, Track Rat, Singh, Bomb Pop, Malice, and many more. They give me confidence and challenge me at every practice. They push me to be a better skater and I want to work hard for myself and them.

List your hobbies: My favorite things to do are spending time at the lake with family and friends and helping people in need

 

What music do you listen to during training or competition? Any mix of upbeat music

 

What makes you a unique and special person: I care very much for others. I volunteer a lot of my time to non profit groups, friends, neighbors or anyone that needs my help.

 

Do you have any pre-game rituals: Before games I like laughing and playing around with my teammates and coaches. I get so excited. I cannot wait to get on the floor.

 

Favorite movie: My dad and I love watching The Goonies.

 

Favorite place to shop: My favorite place to shop is Hollister, it smells so good!

 

Most prized possession: My skates

 

If you could pick one word to describe you, what would it be: Determined

 

Anything else you would like us to know about you: I am really shy and quiet. Derby has brought me out of my shell. I tried dance, softball, volleyball and soccer and I was good but not in love with them like I am with derby. I think it is funny when people ask how old I am and when I tell them I am 11, they think I am so much older.

 

What the coach has to say: Lyndztigator works her butt off, and is one of the most coachable nuggets with an all-around positive attitude. She started playing roller derby last year and has found a sport that she loves. This year she made the Kansas City Roller Warrior Junior Derby travel team. She puts forth the effort and takes criticism well. She has the makings of a great roller derby skater!

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