Alex The Great #336

Alex

Name: Alex The Great

Nickname: Alex

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.

Number: 336

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