Transitioning to Adulthood: What’s my name again?

My heart was racing, pitter-pattering in my ear, and the phrase “don’t screw up” kept playing over and over again my head. My nerves haven’t been this high since one of my last junior bouts, at the Junior Olympics that previous summer. My former coach, now teammate, in an attempt to calm me down, told … More Transitioning to Adulthood: What’s my name again?

Southern Discomfort 2016

Columbia QuadSquad Rollergirls host WFTDA certified Southern Discomfort 2016 In mid-April, Columbia QuadSquad hosted its biggest tournament to date in both quality and quantity. Teams ranking from 6th to 55th worldwide met to test each others skills and strategy. The weekend kicked off Friday with the QuadSquad Miss B-havers, who in a hard fought B-level bout … More Southern Discomfort 2016

Dreams do come true

Here’s to remembering that your dreams CAN come true!! After a lot of studying, training and persistence, I’ve been accepted for a position as a seasonal Wildland Firefighter on the Chippewa National Forest with the US Forest Service this summer in Minnesota. My start date is March 21 and I will be working through September. … More Dreams do come true

2015 League Superlatives

  su·per·la·tive səˈpərlədiv/ adjective 1. of the highest quality or degree. “a superlative piece of skill” synonyms: excellent, magnificent, wonderful, marvelous, supreme, consummate,outstanding, remarkable, fine, choice, first-rate, first-class, premier,prime, unsurpassed, unequaled, unparalleled, unrivaled, preeminent;More 2. GRAMMAR (of an adjective or adverb) expressing the highest or a very high degree of a quality (e.g., bravest, most … More 2015 League Superlatives

Studio Cellar

CQS would like to welcome our newest sponsor to the QuadSquad family.  Welcome Studio Cellar! Studio Cellar is Columbia’s local art and wine studio where everyone is welcome and no skills are needed. You can pick from entertaining yet instructional classes, choose to freestyle at the paint bar or throw a paint party with your friends. … More Studio Cellar

Pawmetto Lifeline

  How do you raise over $21,000 for homeless pets?  This is how! Early in 2015 I got an email from the Marketing Director for Pawmetto Lifeline, a high-profile, no-kill, animal rescue and adoption center in the Midlands​.  As the elected 2015 Charity Director for the Columbia QuadSquad, she reached out to me to see if we … More Pawmetto Lifeline

Girls on the RUN!

After 6+ years of skating I retired from competitive roller derby in December of 2014.  Scared to death I would gain weight by no longer skating 7-10 hours per week (and still carrying some extra baby weight) I decided to take up running.  I have never been a fan of running.  I was forced to run cross … More Girls on the RUN!

Columbia Pride 2015

This last October 24th was my fourth time participating in South Carolina Gay Pride with Columbia QuadSquad, and as with every year prior, I was reminded how much I love my league due to the amount of acceptance that envelops it.