Think about how you would feel if you just ate a McDonald’s cheeseburger and chicken nuggets then went out and scored over 50 points in a bout! Who does this you ask? Well only Sadistic Sadie from the Cincinnati Rollergirls, that’s who! Proving herself to be a top jammer is what she’s all about. Since she started skating in May 2006 she has certianly made a name for herself, and not just in the Midwest. Now a member of Team Awesome she gets to show her skills all over the U.S.
Along with scoring a mass amount of points, Sadie also contributes by being the President of the Cincinnati Rollergirls. Keeping all this together plus work at an airline full time and raising a son, whew this girl has got heart, and badass jamming.
How long have you been playing roller derby? Skating in general?
I’ve been with CRG since May 2006. Before then I was a total rink rat when I was a kid. I never speed skated, but I was at the rink all the time. My son jam skates and he practices where CRG was practicing. The owner of the rink told me about this new roller derby league and that I had to do it! I came to watch one practice and thought wow.
When was CRG founded? How did you become President of the league?
It stared in December 2005 by two girls that didn’t have much skating background. One was into hockey and the other just wanted to skate. We started as an intra-league and had four teams. Once we started playing both founders got hurt and never came back. I went to RollerCon in 2006, the second one, and it was a wake up call! I met Ivanna and tons of other girls and just thought, “wow." I was overwhelmed, but went back and told all the CRG girls about this whole world of roller derby out there.
Did you think CRG would be ranked 20th in the WFTDA standards in just three years?
Yes, we knew we had to do whatever it took. Our mission statement says we will get into the top 10, and that’s what we are doing. The tricky thing is playing the right leagues to get you ranked. We got really lucky and got to play Carolina Debutant Brawlers and the Minnesota Garda Belts really early. These early bouts established us.
Favorite league to play?
We have the best relationship with the Minnesota Garda Belts, so I’d say them. We’ve been there and they’ve come here to play us. They really took us under their wing and helped us a lot. Also, we’ve got to play Grand Raggidy and Texas Rollergirls.
What’s the best thing roller derby has brought into your life?
The best thing is to be 33 years old and able to call myself an athlete. Also, I really enjoy competing and trash talk so roller derby is right up my alley!
Can you explain getting 75% of your teams points on a regular basis, like in the recent Carolina game?
It is normal, because I generally score the most points for my team yes. But it’s because I skate every other jam, so I’m out there the most. Carolina was all business for us, I didn’t dick around at all that game because I wanted to win so bad. It was so fun to win against them.
Any pre bout rituals?
I eat McDonalds before every game! I usually get a cheese burger and chicken nuggets, my team mates think it’s crazy, but are getting used to it. When we went to Boston we had to stop first thing so I could get McDonald’s before the game.
Do you have a trademark or favorite thing to do in a bout?
I love getting real close to people on the track and trash talking. Nothing mean, just fun silly stuff. I am really silly so that’s what I do. I also love to get pissed off people even shittier so they get tunnel vision, then they can’t even focus.
Tell us about Team Awesome and how you got involved with them?
I got invited by Ivanna last year. We played at RollerCon 2007, which probably got us the most attention. Team Awesome is all for fun, no drama, and gives up and coming skaters to make a name for themselves nationally. We travel all over; we’ll play anyone, anytime.