#391 Star-ree Eyed Suprize


When did you join Cajun Rollergirls?
I joined the magnificent Cajun Rollergirls in July 2012.

What is your day job?
I manage REALTOR for LaPlace, Ormond and Boutte Gardner, REALTORS offices.

Please explain the inspiration and story behind your derby name and number.
My nickname is Reese, short for Teresa (my real name). One of my favorite dance songs is “Starry Eyed Surprise” by Oakenfeld. Combined the 2 “Star-Ree Eyed Surprize” which also perfectly defines my completely optimistic approach I have on life. 3, 9, and 1 are the months of my children’s birthdays.

What is your favorite (derby) position?
I do love being a jammer. The feeling of sailing on the track, looking ahead at the upcoming pack, the anticipation of a possible hole or the push through the pack is absolutely EXHILERATING!

Do you have any pre-bout rituals?
Eating a light sensible meal 2 hours prior to bouting/scrimmaging. Keeping myself hydrated at ALL times and during the bout is crucial to playing any sport. A really good pre-bout workout, work through a few drills will help work out the pre-bout jitters.

Please share your best derby moment (or moments).
Watching some of my favorite blockers magically maneuvering themselves to create a hole for their beautiful jammers to sail through. Gives me goose bumps, every time! Watching a jammer push through a pack and find/create her own hole- Shivers me timbers!

Who are your heroes?
My husband and children who supports me through everything I do. My son, Donovan, who has taught me how to “Be”. In Derbyland- Brutalicious, Coalminer’s Slaughter, Persephone Danger, KreweLt, Teri-Yaki Chick, Emerald LaGhastly, Abeata AppleBum, Joan Cougar MenstrualCramp, Lacy Underalls, Anti-Em, Beatrix Skiddos, Fleur De Lethal, Dutch, Psycho Beast, Bobbi Girl, Green Dragon and too many more to list. From Derbyland afar- Bonnie Thunders of Gotham is sheer, roller derby perfection.

What goes through your brain as you lace up your skates?
“Lord, get me through this without any injuries today! Amen.”

Do you have a signature move?
“Star-Ree Eyed Slide”- A little juke to the left and little juke to the right and a little “slide” through the middle.

How would you describe your derby playing style?

Did you play roller derby prior to joining CRG?
I began training with Big Easy Rollergirls in October 2010.

Did your background make you a natural fit in assisting with your training?
First, I have always loved to skate. That is a must with training for roller derby. Second, I have to be yelled at to workout and enjoy the type of workout I am doing. It also helps to know that there is has an actual “end result”= being rostered on a team and showing everyone what you have been working on all this time!! BOUT DAY!!

What are some of your greatest roller derby accomplishments on the track?
Sticking with it. I believe everyone should find that one thing they truly enjoy to do that benefits them physically and spiritually and Stick with it! Becoming a Wench with Big Easy was a huge accomplishment which has led me to CRG to continue my roller derby journey.

Anyone you’d like to take the opportunity to thank?
Lots of CRG love and thanks for taking me in and allowing me to be surrounded by such a great group of strong, caring men and woman.

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