Legal Name: Michelle J. Tecza
Derby Name: TezZam
Derby Number: 88
What is the meaning behind your derby name and number?
It’s my last name and first initial and sounds a lot like Shazam. I graduated in 88 and it has always been my favorite number.
Why Roller Derby?
Blocker, Pivot or Jammer?
Favorite song to skate to?
Cher’s Hell on Wheels
Do you have any pre bout rituals? What are they for Home and Away Bouts?
Can’t wait to have pre bout rituals.
Favorite Book, Movie, and Album
Book – Queen of the Damned, Anne Rice
Movie – Sense and Sensibility and Love and Basketball
Album – Keyshia Cole, A Different Me and Justin Timberlake, The 20/20 Experience
What do you do outside of Derby? Spend time with my family, listen to music and watch Walking Dead.
What advice would you have for anyone interested in derby?
Just do it!
In a few words can you explain how derby has affected your life?
It’s my happy place. I have met strong, independent, absolutely amazing women!
What are your future derby ambitions?
Who do you admire in Roller Derby?
Everyone, from the NSO’s to the players themselves.