Jared Smashalecki

Secret Identity: "Meredith Wacter"

What's your day job?

Kennel Tech for Peach County Animal Rescue 

When and how did you get into derby?

I started in October of 2016 after I saw a picture from a previous boot camp.

How much of your time would you say you dedicate to roller derby (or roller derby related activities) in an average week?

About 7 hours

What kind of athletic experience did you have before getting involved with roller derby?

I was a cheerleader in high school. I played a little bit of basketball and soccer when I was younger.

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What's the most meaningful lesson you've learned from roller derby?

If you fall down 9 times, you get up 10.

What advice would you give to a new skater?

Don’t be afraid to fall!

Why is being a Middle Georgia Derby Demon important to you?

Because it’s amazing to have such a supportive group of women in my life!

What's one thing you wish everyone understood about this sport?

That derby is not like what it was in the 70s! It’s become an amazing full contact sport!

What's on your bout day/practice playlist?

Carry On Wayward Son. ;)

Who's your derby idol and why?

Scald Eagle, because her footwork is amazing and I aspire to be able to have skills like hers!

Favorite post-bout/practice meal?


Hobbies outside of roller derby?

Reading, watching Supernatural, playing with my 2 dogs.

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Inspirational quote:
Always keep fighting.
- Jared Padalecki