Friday, March 15, 2013

Catalina Spine Mixer -LVRG's Skater of the Month

Photo by Jim Rhoades
Since the spring of 2011, Catalina Spine Mixer (Meredith Spirk) has been making pivotal strides with the Lehigh Valley Rollergirls (LVRG).  She became interested in joining the team early in 2011 when she attended LVRG’s season opener and couldn’t wait to try out for the team. Catalina was a break out natural during her new orientation boot camp. She had the quick feet and potential to excel fast.  With less than two seasons under her belt, Catalina Spine Mixer has made LVRG’s WFTDA Charter and has two sanctioned bouts on her derby resume. Her debut as a Lehigh Valley Hissy Fit was last May against Columbia's Quad Squad and she recently jammed during the LVRG vs. Ithaca bout.

What does Catalina think about jamming? 
She stated, “Being a jammer is a complete rush!  It’s exciting, scary, fun and terrifying all at once.  My advice to aspiring jammers is to pick a jammer role model, either on your team or even from watching bouts on, and study her moves to practice for yourself.  If you can, ask her some tricks of the trade.  I have found that if you are willing to listen, fellow skaters are more than happy to share!”
Catalina Spine Mixer is an emerging talent with long term goals with LVRG. Although a back injury kept her off the track for a few months last year, she has come back with a vengeance and is increasing her speed and aggression with every bout. She stated, “My goals on LVRG are to continually improve my footwork & balance and to become a permanent fixture on the Hissy Fits.”
Catalina Spine Mixer with friends and family
Fast Facts about Catalina Spine Mixer:
1: She sells adverting for Clear Channel Radio in Allentown
2.  She once got most of her eye lashes ripped off in a bout. Not all of them, just a bunch from the middle.
3. She graduated from Temple University with a degree in Marketing
4. Catalina Spine Mixer stands powerful at 5’3”
5.She used to be an avid horse rider for 10 years
6. She doesn't like to eat the ends of most foods, mostly french fries

The next time you can see the Lehigh Valley Rollergirls in action is on April 6th when the Lehigh Valley Rollergirls take on Mother State.

THIS WEEKEND: Watch out for your favorite roller girl, as LVRG will be skating in both the Allentown and Bethlehem St. Patty's Day Parades.

All functions will be held at the Independence Family Fun Center, 4345 Independence Dr, Schnecksville, PA.

For more information about becoming a skater or official, contact us at

LVRG is a proud sponsor of the Macungie Ambulance Corps

A big thank you to all of the volunteers, officials, friends, and family that make our team the best in the Lehigh Valley. This is as much your team as it is ours. Thank you.

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