February Featured Skater: #5 Trudy Bauchery
When she’s not busy updating spreadsheets, she’s throwing glitter-bombs on unsuspecting victims. That’s right, it’s our very own #5, Trudy Bauchery! Trudy has made a name for herself as a versatile blocker-pivot who’s not afraid to get down and dirty on the track. Be sure to come watch her and the rest of the Tornado Sirens at their next home bout on February 11th!
- How many seasons have you been with Naptown Roller Derby?
I’m excited to be kicking off my fourth season with Naptown!
- What has been your most memorable moment with Naptown?
One memory stands out: It was my first season with Naptown, and we were at my first Division 1 tournament playing Atlanta. I was on the track as the pivot, and Maiden was jamming. Out of nowhere, I hear, “Where’s Trudy?!” I knew it was Maiden calling for the pivot and I remember thinking, “If Maiden can’t get through, how will I?!” I’m glad to say I survived that star pass and learned a ton from that entire playoff experience. I’m also happy to report I no longer second-guess the star pass if it comes my way.
- When you’re not on skates, what do you enjoy doing in your free time?
When I’m not doing something derby-related I can most often be found stretching myself out with some yoga. Then I like to enjoy a glass of bourbon or wine while either watching some sort of sci-fi show or burying my nose in a book.
- What advice would you give anyone getting into the sport of roller derby?
Be ready to be sucked into the derby world. Once you meet all of these hardworking, dedicated people that are pushing themselves to create this amazing space, you’re going to be hooked.
Then prepare yourself to practice patience with yourself because you’ll be struggling to do something you’ve never done before and struggling to learn how to work with people in such an intimate and physical capacity.
Everything about derby is a learning experience, and it will teach you SO much about yourself and how you work. Always remember that you have this amazing community of people by your side ready to help you along the way.
- What is your all-time favorite food?
Pretty much anything bread and cheese-related! Especially pizza, burgers, tacos, etc.
- What are you most excited for as Season 11 kicks off?
I’m excited to see how our teams will grow this season and to see how we face all of the challenges we are presented with. Like I said before, every moment in derby is a learning experience so I’m not sure what exactly this season will hold for us but I know we’ll give it every ounce of fight we’ve got!