Sunday, January 30, 2011

Strawberry Deathcake

If you ever have a chance to catch an ACRD bout in Dallas don't pass it up! Deathcake is a powerful jammer and probably one of the top jammers in the State of Texas. She is greased lightning on the track and despite her ferocity as a player, she is very kind to her fans.

Name: Strawberry Deathcake
League: Assassination City Roller Derby
Home Team: Lone Star Assassins, Special Ops
Seasons Played: 6

How did you decide on your derby name?  
I wanted a name that children would recognize so I asked my Son to help me come up with a name and He created "Strawberry Deathcake".
The number 2000 comes from a famous B movie named "Death Race 2000".

What is your (roller derby) position of choice?

Did you ever get to play as a jammer?

all the time

What is your skate gear of choice?
my wheels and knee pads

How did you hear about roller derby?
Buck Shot Betsy from the Texas Roller Girls invited me to a bout.

Were you a fan of the game before you played?

How does it feel to be one of the state of TX's superstar jammers?


How does it feel to have helped spark a revolution?
It's unbelievable that We Women are making a sport all on our own.
Men are second class in the world of Woman's Roller Derby. lol

What made you decide to become a roller girl?
Its empowering and it makes me feel alive. I am 44 years old so I have to use it before I loose it.

What are some of your best/favorite moments in roller derby?
I loved the fights from seasons 2005 thru 2007.
I love to get a 30 point jam.
I also like to make multiple jammer takeouts or hold an opposing jammer scoreless.

What is the funniest thing that has happened to/ around you in derby?
Once at my 2007 Championship bout I was removed from the game by the referees for unlady like conduct. Instead of leaving the track I hid in the audience between two fans who were enjoying the bout. These two elderly ladies said "Strawberry what are you doing here ?" You were kicked out shouldn’t you leave? I replied don’t worry I have a plan, so I asked them for their popcorn so that I could look more inconspicuous. All at once I threw the popcorn up in the air and flew back onto the track as the announcers screamed out " Oh My God Strawberry Death Cake is back on the track!!!!" The refs were blowing their whistles and chasing me so I had to make my move fast. I grabbed a victim from the opposing team and put her in a head lock, twirled around, and slammed her onto a beer can pyramid! The crowd went nuts and I must have signed a million autographs that night.

Who are your roller derby heroes?
Sparkle Plenty
Buck Shot Betsy
Roxy Rocket
Goldie Schlager

Do you have a motivational quote?
Pop her like a Pimple!
Get her before she gets You.
Skate like a beast and play with pure instinct.

Do you have any game day rituals?
My whole week before a bout is a ritual which includes plenty of rest and water.
I also complete a 45 minute warm up before each bout.
My mind travels to Strawberry Land where I can conquer anything!

What goes through your brain as you lace up your skates for a bout?
calm and prepared

Do you have a theme song?
Barracuda by Heart

Do you have a signature move?
Skate fast.

What else, besides play, do you do for your league?
train and promote

What advice would you give to someone just starting out in roller derby?
To thy own self be true because some people will try to discourage you. Be a Roller Derby advocate.

I know derby takes over your life when you become a roller girl. How do you keep things in balance?
Roller derby is my balance.

What was your family's reaction to your desire to play?
They enjoyed it at first but now they really don’t care.

How does it feel to have fans?
I love it
What are some of your greatest roller derby accomplishments?
 2010 Motor Mouth , 2010 Stinkiest Skate Pads
 2009 Fan Favorite, 2009 High Seas Hotties Best Jammer, 2009 Fan Favorite Jammer, 2009 Motor Mouth, 2008 Fan Favorite , 2008 Motor Mouth ,
2007 Gold Medalist National Relay Speed Skating Champion, 2007 Assassination Citys Most Ruthless on the Flat Track, and Stinkiest Skate Pads.

What would you tell someone that doesn't know roller derby to get them to come to a bout?
Come for the fun and watch the women pull together as a Team.

It's been 8 years since the inception of women's flat track derby was founded where do you see the sport 8 years from now?
I cannot predict the future but I hope that it last forever.

 Anyone you'd like to take the opportunity to thank?
Phil Arnold
Lickity Split- tail
BucK Shot Betsy
Sparkle Plenty
Goldie Schlager
Ziv Kruger


  1. Strawberry is now my hero! Finally someone else who is not ashamed to say she loves to fight! I can't stop smiling, thinking about her putting someone in a headlock.

  2. A comment from one of my other favorite fighters ;)