Holy fuck. I don’t remember much.
The first jam I played in, I wasn’t lead jammer but I caught up to the lead jammer before she could make it to the pack and score points. I knocked her out of bounds. That was a fabulous start.
Then. Oh, fuck. This shit’s embarrassing. Next jam I played I was called on a penalty and as I was entering the box, my teammate was leaving and we fucking collided. Apparently, I got the worst half of it because I was going much faster and I got knocked off the ground and fucking flipped with skates in the air.
You guys. My Grandma was there to witness that.
So, I laid there for a little bit. Definitely slow to get up. And skated to the penalty box. I sat there for a little bit and the NSO said “2718, you’re done”. I thought he meant I was ejected because of interference with a skater coming onto the track so I started to skate towards my bench and everyone was yelling at me to get back on the track.
It was bad. So, so, so, so, so bad.
But yeah. I don’t remember much after that. It’s all a blur.
Some things I do remember:
- I was jamming (not lead) and caught up to the lead jammer again and I was just able to label her, but she called it off. I was crouched and everything As I skated back to the bench my coach yelled, “I saw that look. And I like it”.
- There was power jam at one point and I scored a bunch of points and my teammate told me that I caught them up (I know it was a power jam, but I don’t remember how many points I scored).
- I got elbowed in the face several times.
That’s basically about it.
I was told by my family at one point I was jamming and this lady knocked me down and I got up and instead of skating past her, I ran into her and knocked her down. I have no recollection of doing that.
All I know is I was completely out of it. I had no idea what was going on, and it was all because of that collision. We hit fucking hard.
Afterwards one of the other team’s coaches came up to me and said, “you’re fucking fast. Some people have stereotypes about body types and their physical ability and you blow those out of the water.” That was cool.
OH, and I also won MVP Blocker. I have no idea how. I don’t remember blocking all that much. My boo won MVP Jammer, that was pretty awesome. I wish I could remember more.