Skater / 333 Melissa Mayhem

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Mayhem grew up dancing and riding dirt bikes until she was 18 when she started helping her aunt ref with the San Diego Derby Dolls. When she was 20 she went to mechanic school, graduated with honors, and started bootcamp with her cousin/derby wife Estee in February of 2011. She is involved in several committees including maintenance, internal relations, and training team. She also coaches the juniors and boot campers.

Home Town

La Mesa

Athletic Background

Dance, Gymnastics, dirtbike riding.

Best Skill

Persistence.

Favorite Quote

“Every living creature on Earth dies alone.”

Inspiration

Ronda Rousey, Tim Burton, Female Athletes

Biggest Challenge

Life.

Biography

I started dancing at the age of three and dabbled in gymnastics and karate. Sports were never really my thing until my aunt Trish Trash got involved with the derby dolls and took me to a flat track bout at del mar and i was hooked. At the time i was 17-18 and NSO-ing because there was no junior league and the age to participate was 21 and up. So in 2010 i went to mechanic school, graduated with honors in 2011, and then went to derby orientation that February. It took me two years to get out of bootcamp. I couldn’t skate to save my life. Slowly i made it through bootcamp and home season of 2013 I was drafted to the Swarm. I received the most improved award that year and then played with The Sparks for most of their first season until I got pregnant. I gave birth to a lovely little girl in February of 2015 and now I’m back on The Swarm ready to fight our way to champs.

Contributing Photographers:
Grant Palmer Photography,
Tristan King,
Happy Dragon Photo

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