Derby Name: Emma Ture
Derby #: 3
Is there a story behind your name and number? In my day job, I work with kids. Their humor and personality has a tendency to rub off on me. I try not to take anything too seriously and love to laugh.
What year did you start roller derby? 2010
What roller derby team(s) have/do you play for? Gate City Roller Girls, Elm Street Nightmares
Your Athletic background? I have played sports all my life, both competitively and recreational. These include basketball, softball, swimming and cross-country.
Any derby/sports heroes? OnDa Sligh (Oly Rollers); watched her at 2012 Nationals and she is just amazing! Oh, and all my fellow skaters in GSORD; they all strive to learn and grow in this sport and have such determination–love you peeps!
Best derby memory? Every win my Gate City All-Stars and I have been able to share.
Why do you play roller derby? Sitting on the sidelines with an ankle sprain watching my team play the Columbia Quad Squad–what a bummer! I would always rather be on the track with my team!
Gear you couldn’t live without? My Antiks with Avenger plates…great movement on the track and so comfortable! Also, my SISU mouth guard; It helps me breath easier and communicate better on the track.
Likes: Friends, Fun, Sun, Travel, Ice Hockey, BIG Hits, Working Hard, and Blocking your Jammer.
Dislikes: Boredom, Bad Attitudes, Olives (Yuck!), Burpees (if you don’t know, look them up!), Slow Derby (Yawn!), The Penalty Box.