Alex The Great #336
Name: Alex The Great
What’s the origin of your name? My everyday name is Alex and is a big part of who I am and I try to be great everyday.
What does your number mean? It’s the year Alexander the Great started his reign
Team: Natural Disasters
What position do you play? Currently blocking
How long have you been skating? Started Freshmeat in June, 2012
When did you join derby? Started Freshmeat in June and made the team in December
How did you get involved in derby? Have been interested for many years and finally decided to try it out thanks to D and Miner
Signature move: I fall really well
Per bout ritual: Lots of stretching and laughing a lot
Motivational quote: The only thing I fear more than change is no change.
What makes you have instant respect for a derby skater? When they’re not afraid to answer questions – no matter how good they are.
What do you do outside of derby? Work, read, or run
Favorite derby moment so far? Watching everyone get better at our drills
If you could remove one penalty from the game what would it be? Track cutting
What advice would you like to give up and coming derby players? Keep pushing
Derby awards? Not yet
Where are you from? Born in L.A. and moved to the area when I was around 2. Aside from a short sprint at MSU for University, I’ve been here ever since.
What keeps you here? Family, Job, Scenery
Animals? My fur children are 2 crazy mutts named Max and Talyn
Family? My mom lives in the area and I have extended family in Hot Springs