Speeds Kate

Why this derby name and number?
A few of my friends call me Kate (after Kate Cooper from the band An Horse) and I’m super fast..wanna race? As a kid I randomly received the #13 soccer jersey and everyone made such a big deal about being unlucky 13 that naturally I loved it.

What is your hometown?
Currently reside in Wheaton, IL
Raised in Carol Stream, IL

How did you get into derby?
I realized I would have to quit my job to play in Chicago while living in the suburbs. Then I found out DuPage had a team that played at Coachlite; first home bout…my b-day…it was fate!

Who is your derby wife?
Phyllis Killer #187

Drink of Choice?
Red Bull for it gives me wings!

Favorite song(s) to skate to?
Scandal-The Warrior
Freestylers-Don’t Stop the Rock
Any songs by Hollywood Undead, Paramore, No Doubt

Weapon of Choice?
My good looks and charm will pull you in. Once I get you near me my pheromones will make you lose your mind.

Favorite Movie?
D.E.B.s, Orange County, GIA

Non-Derby Hobbies?
Going to concerts and making girls fall for me. I also enjoy snowboarding and play co-ed softball.

Words of Advice?
Calm energy, small goals, no fear.

If you could have one superhero power what would it be?
Screw the powers; give me the costumes!

If you weren't playing roller derby what would you be doing?
Not an option I care to think about.

Favorite Quote?
"I'm inspired by the idea of being the best version of me that's possible. So... I'm just gonna do everything I can to see how awesome I can get in one lifetime." Bonnie D. Stroir

Any last words?
I was born for this!!!
“I remind myself everyday that I am doing what I love – and I am inspired knowing that in each game I gave 110% of myself. I never want to look back in life and think if only..” Bo Toxic