In preparation for Saturday’s NoTown Roller Derby FresYES Fest, we’re introducing you a member of each Fresno-inspired team — The Shaw Shankers, The Fulton Maulers and The Huntington Blvd. Harlots.
They’ll battle tournament-style for ultimate NoTown bragging rights. So we wanna know about their Fresno-inspired monikers and their local pride.
How did your team come up with its name? Our artistically creative Fresno fans came up with our team name Huntington blvd Harlots. It’s spastastically amazing!
How is your team gonna show its Fresno pride this weekend? We’ll be showing our Fresno pride with our SUNSHINE’N SMILES & POSITIVE ATTITUDES!! WOOT!!
Why are you guys gonna rule the other Fresno derby teams? I know we have an amazing team. I don’t think we’ll rule the other two teams. Each team has amazing talent, amazing skills, teamwork, communication and it’s anyone’s game!! I’m excited to see what’s going to happen.
What’s your first Fresno-centric memory? My first Fresno-centric memory would have to be when a couple of my hockey buddies took me to Fashion Style Lounge in the Tower District; it made me feel like I was back home in So Cal. I had an amazing time that night!!
One word to describe Fresno? AMAZABALLS
What’s one place you’re always sure to take your out-of-town guests? Samba.
What’s one thing Fresno doesn’t have that you wish it did? I wish Fresno had a Lucky Eddie’s Skate Shop!! Let’s make this happen!
What’s your favorite Fresno sports team, other than roller derby? Fresno Monsters
What’s your favorite Fresno-y place to eat? Edo Ya!! YUM-O
Who’s your favorite Fresnan ever? Tara Ruggiero Noble
Who is your favorite Fresno band? I don’t have a favorite band; however, if Kim Burly was a band….she would be my #1 Fav!!
What’s your favorite Fresno street? Huntington Blvd; of course.
[photo by: David C. Photography]