Meet Miss Meladjusted – A’Salt Creek Roller Girl Of The Day
Casper’s own A’Salt Creek Roller Girls wrap up their home season this Saturday against the Billings Roller Derby Dames at the Fairgrounds Industrial Building. Doors open at 6, bout starts at 7, and we’ll head over to Galloway’s for the after party. Tickets are available at Sonic Rainbow, Nate’s Flowers, Kim’s Closet East, and our studios – 150 N. Nichols. Tickets are $12 in advance, $15 at the door, and $5 for kids 12-under (kids get in free with a paying adult), Today, we’ll introduce you to Miss Meladjusted, a preschool teacher that hates vegetables…
Derby Position: Power Blocker
Real Name: Melanie Tuck
Profession: Preschool Teacher
Origin of your Derby name: It took me awhile to pick my name. I finally decided on Miss Meladjusted because I have to take on a whole different persona on the track. One that is complete opposite of who I am during the day.
How Long Have you Been Skating? I skated on weekends when I was little, but regularly I have been skating for about 2 ½ years.
Why Derby? When I was first approached I didn’t even hesitate. I didn’t know what it was at first, but soon afterwards I fell in love with it. It is so much more than a game played on Saturday nights. It shows off your talents and it constantly pushing you to achieve in so many aspects of your life. I can’t imagine my life without derby.
What positive aspect has derby brought to your life? It has brought so many wonderful people into my life as well as my families’ lives. I have made the best friends anyone could ask for. I have met some wonderful people who are always putting others before themselves. I am able to give back to my community and help others on a daily basis. Derby is such an empowering sport. It shows everyone that anything is possible. It helps me stay in shape while constantly challenging myself to improve.
I can’t leave the house without: my phone.
Likes: children, creativity, junk food, Pepsi, people who have a great sense of humor and can laugh at themselves, dedication and commitment
Dislikes: green foods, black licorice, disorganization, spiders
What are your non-derby hobbies/activities/hidden talents? scrap-booking, children’s crafts and reading children’s books out loud. I can keep children entertained for hours.
Favorite Quote/Saying: Life may not be the party we hoped for… but while we are here we might as well dance!