We are Bettie Strong

  Nurse Ratched #911 - co captain    Is there a story behind your derby name; if so explain:  I have been a nurse for 14 yrs and I have been known by my coworkers as being stern but effective with patients. In other words I'm the bad cop!   How old are you?:  45 years young!   How long have you been skating:  2.5 years   Alter Ego:  a   Nurse   Motto or Theme Song:  When you're a nurse you know that every day you will touch a life or a life will touch yours. ~Author Unknown   What animal would you be?:  Cat   Favorite post-practice snack:  beer and carbs   Biggest Obsession:  no obsessions here!   How are you Military Affiliated?:  My dad was a Vietnam War Vet and I worked at the VA.   what made you join derby?:  my derby wife, florence night-in-hell and i were at an event where derby girls were recruiting. i took a card, and about a year later i said "what the hell" and gave it a try. I was hooked from the first practice!   What’s your super power?:  if i had one it would be the ability to steal others super powers.   Ever had a derby injury? If so what was it?:  torn pcl   How has derby had a positive impact on your life?:  i think women should empower each other and derby has connected me with a lot of strong women who support each other. the betties support each other off and on the track.

Nurse Ratched #911 - co captain

Is there a story behind your derby name; if so explain: I have been a nurse for 14 yrs and I have been known by my coworkers as being stern but effective with patients. In other words I'm the bad cop!

How old are you?: 45 years young!

How long have you been skating: 2.5 years

Alter Ego: a Nurse

Motto or Theme Song: When you're a nurse you know that every day you will touch a life or a life will touch yours. ~Author Unknown

What animal would you be?: Cat

Favorite post-practice snack: beer and carbs

Biggest Obsession: no obsessions here!

How are you Military Affiliated?: My dad was a Vietnam War Vet and I worked at the VA.

what made you join derby?: my derby wife, florence night-in-hell and i were at an event where derby girls were recruiting. i took a card, and about a year later i said "what the hell" and gave it a try. I was hooked from the first practice!

What’s your super power?: if i had one it would be the ability to steal others super powers.

Ever had a derby injury? If so what was it?: torn pcl

How has derby had a positive impact on your life?: i think women should empower each other and derby has connected me with a lot of strong women who support each other. the betties support each other off and on the track.

  scoldie knox #2912 - co captain    is there a story behind your derby name; if so explain:  I had long blonde hair when i was a kid and some people called me goldie locks. On my way home from practice one night it popped into my head and i thought that it fit since i love to knock people down.   How old are you?:  33   How long have you been skating:   derby for 6 years, since 2012. i skated at my elementary school all the time as a kid.   Alter Ego:  accounts payable/purchasing for a manufacturing company,  wife, mom, and jeep racer thanks to my amazing wife!   Motto or Theme Song:   "Brain stew" by green day and "flagpole sitta" by harvey danger   What animal would you be?:  mermaid, or a unicorn   Favorite post-practice snack:  food   Biggest Obsession:  succulents, gardening and devacurl hair products.   How are you Military Affiliated?:  both of my grandfathers were in the military.   what made you join derby?:  i watched the movie whip it, then googled roller derby and found rose city rollers in portland. went to my first bout with my mom in 2010, and in april 2012 i joined gorge roller girls in hood river oregon just 2 months after my son was born.   What’s your super power?:   i make a mean spinach artichoke dip   Ever had a derby injury? If so what was it?:  broken ankle in 2013 - back to bouting 4 months later. in 2017 i tore my acl and meniscus and had reconstructive surgery march 2017.   How has derby had a positive impact on your life?:  derby has brought a lot of amazing, kind,  weird, and wonderful people into my life. it's how i met my bff/derby wife and without it i don't think we would be besties. it has also helped me with self love - i've always had body issues and you can be a size 6 or 26 and be an amazing athlete. your weight has literally nothing to do with how well you play.

scoldie knox #2912 - co captain

is there a story behind your derby name; if so explain: I had long blonde hair when i was a kid and some people called me goldie locks. On my way home from practice one night it popped into my head and i thought that it fit since i love to knock people down.

How old are you?: 33

How long have you been skating:  derby for 6 years, since 2012. i skated at my elementary school all the time as a kid.

Alter Ego: accounts payable/purchasing for a manufacturing company,  wife, mom, and jeep racer thanks to my amazing wife!

Motto or Theme Song:  "Brain stew" by green day and "flagpole sitta" by harvey danger

What animal would you be?: mermaid, or a unicorn

Favorite post-practice snack: food

Biggest Obsession: succulents, gardening and devacurl hair products.

How are you Military Affiliated?: both of my grandfathers were in the military.

what made you join derby?: i watched the movie whip it, then googled roller derby and found rose city rollers in portland. went to my first bout with my mom in 2010, and in april 2012 i joined gorge roller girls in hood river oregon just 2 months after my son was born.

What’s your super power?:  i make a mean spinach artichoke dip

Ever had a derby injury? If so what was it?: broken ankle in 2013 - back to bouting 4 months later. in 2017 i tore my acl and meniscus and had reconstructive surgery march 2017.

How has derby had a positive impact on your life?: derby has brought a lot of amazing, kind,  weird, and wonderful people into my life. it's how i met my bff/derby wife and without it i don't think we would be besties. it has also helped me with self love - i've always had body issues and you can be a size 6 or 26 and be an amazing athlete. your weight has literally nothing to do with how well you play.

  First Lady Bruisevelt #1933 - league president    Is there a story behind your derby name; if so explain:  I am named after my favorite historical figure, Eleanor Roosevelt and my number 1933 is the year she became the first lady.   How old are you?:  20   How long have you been skating:  I have been skating derby for 3 years, I started on West Sound Rollergirls junior league before joining the betties.   Alter Ego:  unicorn in disguise   What animal would you be?:   Whale shark   Favorite post-practice snack:  French fries or pizza   Biggest Obsession:  Comic Books and cosplay   How are you Military Affiliated?:  my father, but Most of my family has been in the military.   what made you join derby?:  i watched movies about derby and was like, this. is. my. sport. i love skating and being able to use my curves to hit people, it's great!   What’s your super power?:  maybe being able to skate better than i can walk? or the ability to be awkward af.   Ever had a derby injury? If so what was it?:  no derby related injuries, i'm more clumsy off skates. but i do live up to my name, i will always be sporting bruises at practice.   How has derby had a positive impact on your life?:  it has given me so much, i have so much more confidence, i finally have friends, i have learned life skills, and it has made me more healthy.    

First Lady Bruisevelt #1933 - league president

Is there a story behind your derby name; if so explain: I am named after my favorite historical figure, Eleanor Roosevelt and my number 1933 is the year she became the first lady.

How old are you?: 20

How long have you been skating: I have been skating derby for 3 years, I started on West Sound Rollergirls junior league before joining the betties.

Alter Ego: unicorn in disguise

What animal would you be?:  Whale shark

Favorite post-practice snack: French fries or pizza

Biggest Obsession: Comic Books and cosplay

How are you Military Affiliated?: my father, but Most of my family has been in the military.

what made you join derby?: i watched movies about derby and was like, this. is. my. sport. i love skating and being able to use my curves to hit people, it's great!

What’s your super power?: maybe being able to skate better than i can walk? or the ability to be awkward af.

Ever had a derby injury? If so what was it?: no derby related injuries, i'm more clumsy off skates. but i do live up to my name, i will always be sporting bruises at practice.

How has derby had a positive impact on your life?: it has given me so much, i have so much more confidence, i finally have friends, i have learned life skills, and it has made me more healthy.

 


  Champ Pain #115 - league vice president    Is there a story behind your derby name; if so explain:  So it was New Years and I was 11 and I had drank so much apple cider everything tasted like apple cider. So when my mom's champagne and my apple cider glass got switched for the countdown, I downed the glass at "happy new years" with no issue, and mom tasted hers and was like "oh what have I done". 115 comes from 11.5% which is the alcohol percentage of champagne, but the Powers That Be decided that THAT was the line as far as not kid appropriate goes.   How old are you?:  22 (feels like i'm 22!)   How long have you been skating?:  11 years - half my life!   Alter Ego:  I boss grown ass men twice my age around all day (CDL "Truck Driving" Instructor).   Motto or Theme Song:   "bossy" by kelis   What animal would you be?:  i love orcas   Favorite post-practice snack:  panda express   Biggest Obsession:  cyborgs and sh*t.   How are you Military Affiliated?:  Basically all of my family is military besides my parents.   what made you join derby?:  my older sister wanted to check out the local junior team and my mom made her take me with.   What’s your super power?:  starting fights on facebook whenever i get bored.   Ever had a derby injury? If so what was it?:  one was my thumb which is recent and doesn't have a cool story. the other is a scar on my chin from skating at wws when i was 16. i slammed my head on the ground and they made me sit 3 jams even though i didn't have to have the jam called for me. during those 3 jams my team lost our sh*t and went down 30 points. once i served my 3, i got sent out to jam and told my bench i was going to get 30 points and then i did - with a giant maxipad on my chin because they couldn't make it stop bleeding

Champ Pain #115 - league vice president

Is there a story behind your derby name; if so explain: So it was New Years and I was 11 and I had drank so much apple cider everything tasted like apple cider. So when my mom's champagne and my apple cider glass got switched for the countdown, I downed the glass at "happy new years" with no issue, and mom tasted hers and was like "oh what have I done". 115 comes from 11.5% which is the alcohol percentage of champagne, but the Powers That Be decided that THAT was the line as far as not kid appropriate goes.

How old are you?: 22 (feels like i'm 22!)

How long have you been skating?: 11 years - half my life!

Alter Ego: I boss grown ass men twice my age around all day (CDL "Truck Driving" Instructor).

Motto or Theme Song:  "bossy" by kelis

What animal would you be?: i love orcas

Favorite post-practice snack: panda express

Biggest Obsession: cyborgs and sh*t.

How are you Military Affiliated?: Basically all of my family is military besides my parents.

what made you join derby?: my older sister wanted to check out the local junior team and my mom made her take me with.

What’s your super power?: starting fights on facebook whenever i get bored.

Ever had a derby injury? If so what was it?: one was my thumb which is recent and doesn't have a cool story. the other is a scar on my chin from skating at wws when i was 16. i slammed my head on the ground and they made me sit 3 jams even though i didn't have to have the jam called for me. during those 3 jams my team lost our sh*t and went down 30 points. once i served my 3, i got sent out to jam and told my bench i was going to get 30 points and then i did - with a giant maxipad on my chin because they couldn't make it stop bleeding

  check-u-l8tr #456 - fundraising coordinator/league secretary    Is there a story behind your derby name; if so explain:  I played roller hockey, my name came from my hockey back ground   How old are you?  37   How long have you been skating:  about 28 years   Motto or Theme Song:  paramore- hard times   Favorite post-practice snack:  granola and water   Biggest Obsession:  PINK   How are you Military Affiliated?  Served proudly for 12 years. Retired SSG.   what made you join derby?:  roller hockey   What’s your super power?:  mighty mouse   Ever had a derby injury? If so what was it?:  Acl replacement   How has derby had a positive impact on your life?:  A support system that shows love and support. Also to those women who have service members who are deployed or away.

check-u-l8tr #456 - fundraising coordinator/league secretary

Is there a story behind your derby name; if so explain: I played roller hockey, my name came from my hockey back ground

How old are you? 37

How long have you been skating: about 28 years

Motto or Theme Song: paramore- hard times

Favorite post-practice snack: granola and water

Biggest Obsession: PINK

How are you Military Affiliated? Served proudly for 12 years. Retired SSG.

what made you join derby?: roller hockey

What’s your super power?: mighty mouse

Ever had a derby injury? If so what was it?: Acl replacement

How has derby had a positive impact on your life?: A support system that shows love and support. Also to those women who have service members who are deployed or away.

  florence night-in-hell #265 - league liason    Is there a story behind your derby name; if so explain:  i wanted something that gave kudos to my profession, but also sounded badass. my husband actually came up with my derby name. occasionally we run into people who don't know who florence nightingale is. (google it!)   How old are you?:  40. i decided to learn to skate a month before my 39th birthday.   How long have you been skating:   1 year and 2 months.   Alter Ego:   i made several alter egos. my derby persona is one of them. i'm a different person at work - more focused, more professional. the real me is somewhere in between my derby persona and my professional self.   Motto or Theme Song:   motto is "to thine own self, be true." theme song is currently "whatever it takes" by imagine dragons, but changes frequently.   What animal would you be?:  otter   Favorite post-practice snack:  water. nothing makes a girl thirsty like sweating off a gallon of water and giving the derby stank to the derby pads.   Biggest Obsession:  improvement. i'm constantly trying to improve myself not only on the track, but professionally as well. i do a significant amount of education and i'm in the process of deciding what school i would like to use to start working on my doctorate.   How are you Military Affiliated?:  i work for the department of defense as a civilian.   what made you join derby?:  nurse ratched is my derby wife and we used to work together. on a social outing once nurse and i came across a booth of ass-kicking derby girls and decided to try it out for ourselves! nurse dove in and rocked it! after 2 years or so i saw she wasn't broken and decided to give it a try.   What’s your super power?:  My superpower is being able to fit my ENTIRE foot in my mouth (proverbially), thereby creating incredibly awkward social situation for myself and those around me.    Ever had a derby injury? If so what was it?:  No major derby injuries so far, just a lot of bruised pride and ego injuries.    How has derby had a positive impact on your life?:  I moved here from Minnesota and I was really lonely for a long time. When I cane into the Derby community, I found a home. I am now part of a community that has razor-sharp claws when I need to be pushed, and yet offers comfort and a soft place to land when I’m falling. This community is my heart.

florence night-in-hell #265 - league liason

Is there a story behind your derby name; if so explain: i wanted something that gave kudos to my profession, but also sounded badass. my husband actually came up with my derby name. occasionally we run into people who don't know who florence nightingale is. (google it!)

How old are you?: 40. i decided to learn to skate a month before my 39th birthday.

How long have you been skating:  1 year and 2 months.

Alter Ego:  i made several alter egos. my derby persona is one of them. i'm a different person at work - more focused, more professional. the real me is somewhere in between my derby persona and my professional self.

Motto or Theme Song:  motto is "to thine own self, be true." theme song is currently "whatever it takes" by imagine dragons, but changes frequently.

What animal would you be?: otter

Favorite post-practice snack: water. nothing makes a girl thirsty like sweating off a gallon of water and giving the derby stank to the derby pads.

Biggest Obsession: improvement. i'm constantly trying to improve myself not only on the track, but professionally as well. i do a significant amount of education and i'm in the process of deciding what school i would like to use to start working on my doctorate.

How are you Military Affiliated?: i work for the department of defense as a civilian.

what made you join derby?: nurse ratched is my derby wife and we used to work together. on a social outing once nurse and i came across a booth of ass-kicking derby girls and decided to try it out for ourselves! nurse dove in and rocked it! after 2 years or so i saw she wasn't broken and decided to give it a try.

What’s your super power?: My superpower is being able to fit my ENTIRE foot in my mouth (proverbially), thereby creating incredibly awkward social situation for myself and those around me. 

Ever had a derby injury? If so what was it?: No major derby injuries so far, just a lot of bruised pride and ego injuries. 

How has derby had a positive impact on your life?: I moved here from Minnesota and I was really lonely for a long time. When I cane into the Derby community, I found a home. I am now part of a community that has razor-sharp claws when I need to be pushed, and yet offers comfort and a soft place to land when I’m falling. This community is my heart.


  Pepe Le Punk #2    Is there a story behind your derby name; if so explain:  i always loved pepe le pew as a kid, and much like him i love the idea of love. although i may not chase people down for it, (and hope i don't smell like a skunk!), but mostly just liked the name.   How old are you?:  33, but you're only as old as you feel, so i suppose it depends on the day and how many hits i've taken!   How long have you been skating:  started as a kid doing figure skating on quads, then started derby with eprd in 2011.   Alter Ego:  operating room rm - which i love   Motto or Theme Song:  i don't really have one but my life mantra is "it could be worse". i can find the positive in almost anything.   Favorite post-practice snack:  all of them!   Biggest Obsession:  classic muscle cars   How are you Military Affiliated?:  i served on active duty for 6 years, and reserves for 2 as an army nurse.   what made you join derby?:  i joined while i was on active duty as a way to blow off steam and make friends.   What’s your super power?:  no found super powers yet...   Ever had a derby injury? If so what was it?:  a few ankle sprains, a torn tendon in my thumb and countless bruises!   How has derby had a positive impact on your life?:  i finally found the place/people who i fit in with and don't feel like an outcast when i'm doing it.

Pepe Le Punk #2

Is there a story behind your derby name; if so explain: i always loved pepe le pew as a kid, and much like him i love the idea of love. although i may not chase people down for it, (and hope i don't smell like a skunk!), but mostly just liked the name.

How old are you?: 33, but you're only as old as you feel, so i suppose it depends on the day and how many hits i've taken!

How long have you been skating: started as a kid doing figure skating on quads, then started derby with eprd in 2011.

Alter Ego: operating room rm - which i love

Motto or Theme Song: i don't really have one but my life mantra is "it could be worse". i can find the positive in almost anything.

Favorite post-practice snack: all of them!

Biggest Obsession: classic muscle cars

How are you Military Affiliated?: i served on active duty for 6 years, and reserves for 2 as an army nurse.

what made you join derby?: i joined while i was on active duty as a way to blow off steam and make friends.

What’s your super power?: no found super powers yet...

Ever had a derby injury? If so what was it?: a few ankle sprains, a torn tendon in my thumb and countless bruises!

How has derby had a positive impact on your life?: i finally found the place/people who i fit in with and don't feel like an outcast when i'm doing it.

  Melladonna #88    Is there a story behind your derby name; if so explain:  an old coach of the betties named me. it's easy because my nickname is mel anyway. belladonna is a strong poison.   How old are you?:  29   How long have you been skating:  this is my 4th season   Alter Ego:  melladonna is strong, fierce, determined, and a good leader. all things i strive to be in my everyday life.   Motto or Theme Song:  poison by bell biv devoe - "never trust a big butt and a smile...that girl is poison"   What animal would you be?:  chicken. ever met one? they will fight you.   Favorite post-practice snack:  beer and sweet potato fries   Biggest Obsession:  garden gnomes - i have a big collection and a tattoo on my ankle.   How are you Military Affiliated?:  my referee man candy (husband) is in the army.   what made you join derby?:  i love to move my body and feel strong. it was a natural progression from running and lifting weights to find a sport. and there is no sport more badass than roller derby.   What’s your super power?:  teaching fun and awesome fitness classes.   Ever had a derby injury? If so what was it?:  a few black eyes and jammed fingers.    How has derby had a positive impact on your life?:  Derby has taught me how strong and confident I can be. It’s shown me that I am an athlete. I unconditionally love and am loved in return by my team.

Melladonna #88

Is there a story behind your derby name; if so explain: an old coach of the betties named me. it's easy because my nickname is mel anyway. belladonna is a strong poison.

How old are you?: 29

How long have you been skating: this is my 4th season

Alter Ego: melladonna is strong, fierce, determined, and a good leader. all things i strive to be in my everyday life.

Motto or Theme Song: poison by bell biv devoe - "never trust a big butt and a smile...that girl is poison"

What animal would you be?: chicken. ever met one? they will fight you.

Favorite post-practice snack: beer and sweet potato fries

Biggest Obsession: garden gnomes - i have a big collection and a tattoo on my ankle.

How are you Military Affiliated?: my referee man candy (husband) is in the army.

what made you join derby?: i love to move my body and feel strong. it was a natural progression from running and lifting weights to find a sport. and there is no sport more badass than roller derby.

What’s your super power?: teaching fun and awesome fitness classes.

Ever had a derby injury? If so what was it?: a few black eyes and jammed fingers. 

How has derby had a positive impact on your life?: Derby has taught me how strong and confident I can be. It’s shown me that I am an athlete. I unconditionally love and am loved in return by my team.

  Boom_Again_oOh_No   #2296 - merchandise    Is there a story behind your derby name; if so explain:  mine and my husbands' call of duty name is him/her again ohh no, so i made mine boom again ohh no. boom comes from sonic boom (sonic the hedgehog) - i was called that when i ran track because i was extremely fast!   How old are you?:  39   How long have you been skating:  about a year and a half - skated as a kid but not derby related.   Alter Ego:  by day I'm a group fitness instructor, track coach and personal trainer.   Motto or Theme Song:  "here i go!" by mystikal -    What animal would you be?:  lion   Favorite post-practice snack:  apple pecan chicken salad from wendy's   Biggest Obsession:  crazy socks, leggings and belts   How are you Military Affiliated?:  my husband is in the army   what made you join derby?:  i always wanted to do roller derby as a kid going to see the san francisco bay bombers and the t-birds play on banked track. then i met booty tang at my college talking to a math professor about derby. i was nosy and asked questions and was invited to practice. been skating ever since.    What’s your super power?:  a smile that makes peoples' knees weak when I come by.   Ever had a derby injury? If so what was it?:  I had a right lateral meniscus tear.   How has derby had a positive impact on your life?:  Derby opened me up to experience new friendships and to allow me to hit  people without going to the pin(jail)!

Boom_Again_oOh_No #2296 - merchandise

Is there a story behind your derby name; if so explain: mine and my husbands' call of duty name is him/her again ohh no, so i made mine boom again ohh no. boom comes from sonic boom (sonic the hedgehog) - i was called that when i ran track because i was extremely fast!

How old are you?: 39

How long have you been skating: about a year and a half - skated as a kid but not derby related.

Alter Ego: by day I'm a group fitness instructor, track coach and personal trainer.

Motto or Theme Song: "here i go!" by mystikal - 

What animal would you be?: lion

Favorite post-practice snack: apple pecan chicken salad from wendy's

Biggest Obsession: crazy socks, leggings and belts

How are you Military Affiliated?: my husband is in the army

what made you join derby?: i always wanted to do roller derby as a kid going to see the san francisco bay bombers and the t-birds play on banked track. then i met booty tang at my college talking to a math professor about derby. i was nosy and asked questions and was invited to practice. been skating ever since. 

What’s your super power?: a smile that makes peoples' knees weak when I come by.

Ever had a derby injury? If so what was it?: I had a right lateral meniscus tear.

How has derby had a positive impact on your life?: Derby opened me up to experience new friendships and to allow me to hit  people without going to the pin(jail)!


  Deadly Long Legs #13    Is there a story behind your derby name; if so explain:  I'm tall and lanky, so people always say that i'm mainly legs!   How old are you?:  21   How long have you been skating?:  8 years   Alter Ego:  don't really have one honestly this is just who i am   Motto or Theme Song:  black sheep by gin wigmore   What animal would you be?:  mako shark!   Favorite post-practice snack:  bananas   Biggest Obsession:  The Ocean   How are you Military Affiliated?:  my grandfather was army   what made you join derby?:  i was a figure skater and a friend of mine told me to come to practice with her

Deadly Long Legs #13

Is there a story behind your derby name; if so explain: I'm tall and lanky, so people always say that i'm mainly legs!

How old are you?: 21

How long have you been skating?: 8 years

Alter Ego: don't really have one honestly this is just who i am

Motto or Theme Song: black sheep by gin wigmore

What animal would you be?: mako shark!

Favorite post-practice snack: bananas

Biggest Obsession: The Ocean

How are you Military Affiliated?: my grandfather was army

what made you join derby?: i was a figure skater and a friend of mine told me to come to practice with her

  BI PHILICIA #1004    Is there a story behind your derby name; if so explain:   my name is bi philicia because of the meme, and because boom already started calling me bye before i even chose a name. to make it my own i chose bi instead of bye because of my own sexual preference.   How old are you?:  i am 26 going on 27   How long have you been skating:  this is my first season of skating and a little over a year now   Alter Ego:   i don't think i have an alter ego when i skate, it's just now i'm allowed to get rid of all the aggression  that i naturally have   Motto or Theme Song:  my motto when i skate is keep going, and just a little further   What animal would you be?:  wolf or an orca. they hunt in packs and are voracious killers   Favorite post-practice snack:  capt'n crunch oops all berries   Biggest Obsession:  kpop!!!   How are you Military Affiliated?:  my husband and both of my parents are/were in the army   what made you join derby?:  i saw a post on one of those facebook wives pages and thought i haven't been skating in years. then bam - i fell in love!   What’s your super power?:   My super power is that I am just normal human because if I did have powers I would instantly become evil and take over the world.   Ever had a derby injury? If so what was it?:  I banged up my knee and was on crutches for a month.   How has derby had a positive impact on your life?:  Derby has made me understand what hard work and perseverance is.

BI PHILICIA #1004

Is there a story behind your derby name; if so explain:  my name is bi philicia because of the meme, and because boom already started calling me bye before i even chose a name. to make it my own i chose bi instead of bye because of my own sexual preference.

How old are you?: i am 26 going on 27

How long have you been skating: this is my first season of skating and a little over a year now

Alter Ego:  i don't think i have an alter ego when i skate, it's just now i'm allowed to get rid of all the aggression  that i naturally have

Motto or Theme Song: my motto when i skate is keep going, and just a little further

What animal would you be?: wolf or an orca. they hunt in packs and are voracious killers

Favorite post-practice snack: capt'n crunch oops all berries

Biggest Obsession: kpop!!!

How are you Military Affiliated?: my husband and both of my parents are/were in the army

what made you join derby?: i saw a post on one of those facebook wives pages and thought i haven't been skating in years. then bam - i fell in love!

What’s your super power?:  My super power is that I am just normal human because if I did have powers I would instantly become evil and take over the world.

Ever had a derby injury? If so what was it?: I banged up my knee and was on crutches for a month.

How has derby had a positive impact on your life?: Derby has made me understand what hard work and perseverance is.

  slips  & fahls #11    Is there a story behind your derby name; if so explain:  slips & fahls  is both a play on my name and an accurate descriptor of my skating style - i fall. like, a lot.   How old are you?:  29   How long have you been skating:   on and off for 2 years   Alter Ego:  marketing and pr manager   Motto or Theme Song:  “Sissy that Walk” by RuPaul and “One Day More” from Les Miserables   What animal would you be?:  dolphin, - but i feel slow and goofy like a manatee   Favorite post-practice snack:  cider and sweet potato fries with the team!   Biggest Obsession:   disney, harry potter, and calvin & hobbes   How are you Military Affiliated?:  my husband is in the army and my dad is a retired marine.   what made you join derby?:  i made my closest friends growing up playing soccer and i missed that team camaraderie. when we pcs'd to fort polk, joining a derby team seemed like the perfect way to make friends, exercise, and take out some aggression.   What’s your super power?:  sarcasm and swearing at inappropriate times.   Ever had a derby injury? If so what was it?:  torn MCL, sprained ankle   How has derby had a positive impact on your life?:  derby gave me my best friend (shout out to Pink Freud!) amazing memories, a competitive outlet, and a family of skaters I am proud to call my friends.

slips  & fahls #11

Is there a story behind your derby name; if so explain: slips & fahls  is both a play on my name and an accurate descriptor of my skating style - i fall. like, a lot.

How old are you?: 29

How long have you been skating:  on and off for 2 years

Alter Ego: marketing and pr manager

Motto or Theme Song: “Sissy that Walk” by RuPaul and “One Day More” from Les Miserables

What animal would you be?: dolphin, - but i feel slow and goofy like a manatee

Favorite post-practice snack: cider and sweet potato fries with the team!

Biggest Obsession:  disney, harry potter, and calvin & hobbes

How are you Military Affiliated?: my husband is in the army and my dad is a retired marine.

what made you join derby?: i made my closest friends growing up playing soccer and i missed that team camaraderie. when we pcs'd to fort polk, joining a derby team seemed like the perfect way to make friends, exercise, and take out some aggression.

What’s your super power?: sarcasm and swearing at inappropriate times.

Ever had a derby injury? If so what was it?: torn MCL, sprained ankle

How has derby had a positive impact on your life?: derby gave me my best friend (shout out to Pink Freud!) amazing memories, a competitive outlet, and a family of skaters I am proud to call my friends.


  GRim Streeper - COACH     Is there a story behind your derby name; if so explain:  i am death.   How old are you?:  45   How long have you been skating:   since 2009   Alter Ego:  grim reaper   Motto or Theme Song:  "heathens" by 21 pilots   What animal would you be?:  better to be a wolf of odin than a lamb of god.   Favorite post-practice snack:  i don't eat after skating   Biggest Obsession:  Vikings   How are you Military Affiliated?:  my father was career navy   what made you join derby?:  i missed my wife

GRim Streeper - COACH

Is there a story behind your derby name; if so explain: i am death.

How old are you?: 45

How long have you been skating:  since 2009

Alter Ego: grim reaper

Motto or Theme Song: "heathens" by 21 pilots

What animal would you be?: better to be a wolf of odin than a lamb of god.

Favorite post-practice snack: i don't eat after skating

Biggest Obsession: Vikings

How are you Military Affiliated?: my father was career navy

what made you join derby?: i missed my wife

  Streeperella #47 - Coach     Is there a story behind your derby name; if so explain:  it's a mix of my last name, a wink to stripperella (the pam anderson cartoon), a nod to my princess side, and when i say it in my head it comes out as "streeper f*cking ella" which is a pretty woman reference most people don't get.   How old are you?:  42   How long have you been skating:  since i was 5   Alter Ego:   i don't think i have one. my actual ego takes up too much space in my head.   Motto or Theme Song:   motto is "don't be a pussy" and theme song "no rest for the wicked"   What animal would you be?:   lap giraffe   Favorite post-practice snack:  honey crisp apple, cheddar cheese, and almonds.   Biggest Obsession:  currently it's bath bombs.   How are you Military Affiliated?:  bio dad and step monster were enlisted (marines), as well as my adopted dad (air force vietnam vet)   what made you join derby?:  went to a rat city bout in 2007 and sat in the beer gaRDEN THINKING I COULD SKATE BETTER THAN HALF THE GIRLS PLAYING.

Streeperella #47 - Coach

Is there a story behind your derby name; if so explain: it's a mix of my last name, a wink to stripperella (the pam anderson cartoon), a nod to my princess side, and when i say it in my head it comes out as "streeper f*cking ella" which is a pretty woman reference most people don't get.

How old are you?: 42

How long have you been skating: since i was 5

Alter Ego:  i don't think i have one. my actual ego takes up too much space in my head.

Motto or Theme Song:  motto is "don't be a pussy" and theme song "no rest for the wicked"

What animal would you be?:  lap giraffe

Favorite post-practice snack: honey crisp apple, cheddar cheese, and almonds.

Biggest Obsession: currently it's bath bombs.

How are you Military Affiliated?: bio dad and step monster were enlisted (marines), as well as my adopted dad (air force vietnam vet)

what made you join derby?: went to a rat city bout in 2007 and sat in the beer gaRDEN THINKING I COULD SKATE BETTER THAN HALF THE GIRLS PLAYING.

  MC TRAUMA #407    Is there a story behind your derby name; if so explain:   THE NAME COMES FROM MY FIRST NAME MEGAN AND MY LAST NAME CARPENTER. AND TRAUMA COMES FROM MY PROFESSION AS A PARAMEDIC.   How old are you?:  26   How long have you been skating:   4 MONTHS   Alter Ego:   A PARAMEDIC AND VETERINARY ASSISTANT IN THE SURGERY DEPARTMENT   Motto or Theme Song:  NEVER BE AFRAID TO STEP OUT OF YOUR COMFORT ZONE.   What animal would you be?:  A MAJESTIC ASS CAPYBARA!   Favorite post-practice snack:  MOZZARELLA STICKS   Biggest Obsession:   ANIMALS AND RED BULL   How are you Military Affiliated?:  MY AMAZING HUSBAND!   what made you join derby?:  I HAVE ALWAYS WANTED TO JOIN EVER SINCE I WAS A LITTLE GIRL, BUT WAS ALWAYS TOO CHICKEN. ONE DAY MY HUSBAND TOLD ME HE BOUGHT ME SKATES AND I WAS GOING TO FINALLY LIVE BY MY LIFE MOTTO. I'M SO HAPPY HE DID THAT!   What’s your super power?:  the ability to drive a Prius and still have friends   Ever had a derby injury? If so what was it?:  No derby injuries yet.....   How has derby had a positive impact on your life?:  Derby has shown me that I cannot be scared to step out of my comfort zone. It has given me friends and has given me a place where I fit in without trying.

MC TRAUMA #407

Is there a story behind your derby name; if so explain:  THE NAME COMES FROM MY FIRST NAME MEGAN AND MY LAST NAME CARPENTER. AND TRAUMA COMES FROM MY PROFESSION AS A PARAMEDIC.

How old are you?: 26

How long have you been skating:  4 MONTHS

Alter Ego:  A PARAMEDIC AND VETERINARY ASSISTANT IN THE SURGERY DEPARTMENT

Motto or Theme Song: NEVER BE AFRAID TO STEP OUT OF YOUR COMFORT ZONE.

What animal would you be?: A MAJESTIC ASS CAPYBARA!

Favorite post-practice snack: MOZZARELLA STICKS

Biggest Obsession:  ANIMALS AND RED BULL

How are you Military Affiliated?: MY AMAZING HUSBAND!

what made you join derby?: I HAVE ALWAYS WANTED TO JOIN EVER SINCE I WAS A LITTLE GIRL, BUT WAS ALWAYS TOO CHICKEN. ONE DAY MY HUSBAND TOLD ME HE BOUGHT ME SKATES AND I WAS GOING TO FINALLY LIVE BY MY LIFE MOTTO. I'M SO HAPPY HE DID THAT!

What’s your super power?: the ability to drive a Prius and still have friends

Ever had a derby injury? If so what was it?: No derby injuries yet.....

How has derby had a positive impact on your life?: Derby has shown me that I cannot be scared to step out of my comfort zone. It has given me friends and has given me a place where I fit in without trying.


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  pt bruise-her #    Is there a story behind your derby name; if so explain:   i drive/used to drive a pt cruiser and it's my favorite car.   How old are you?:  18   How long have you been skating:  about 6 months   Alter Ego:   noah, the adult version of myself   Motto or Theme Song:   "learn to let go" by kesha   What animal would you be?:  no thanks. i like rats a lot though.   Favorite post-practice snack:  protein baaars   Biggest Obsession:   music   How are you Military Affiliated?:   my grandmother's family, and my dad's dad.   what made you join derby?:   my girlfriend got me into it and i've always wanted to be a part of it.

pt bruise-her #

Is there a story behind your derby name; if so explain:  i drive/used to drive a pt cruiser and it's my favorite car.

How old are you?: 18

How long have you been skating: about 6 months

Alter Ego:  noah, the adult version of myself

Motto or Theme Song:  "learn to let go" by kesha

What animal would you be?: no thanks. i like rats a lot though.

Favorite post-practice snack: protein baaars

Biggest Obsession:  music

How are you Military Affiliated?:  my grandmother's family, and my dad's dad.

what made you join derby?:  my girlfriend got me into it and i've always wanted to be a part of it.

  Frida k-o #39    Is there a story behind your derby name; if so explain:  i am inspired by frida kahlo's passion, resilience, authenticity, and vulnerability. i wanted to keep those values present while playing. the unexpected benefit is that friends and family give me frida trinkets which is the best.   How old are you?:  42   How long have you been skating:   derby 3.5 years   Alter Ego:   marriage and family therapist. mom.   Motto or Theme Song:   we are all stronger than we think we are.   Favorite post-practice snack:  ice cream   Biggest Obsession:  ramp skating   How are you Military Affiliated?:  my father and many other family members served in the navy.   what made you join derby?:  i loved skating and thought  it would give it some purpose. plus the physicality of derby appeared cathartic. it is. i love it.

Frida k-o #39

Is there a story behind your derby name; if so explain: i am inspired by frida kahlo's passion, resilience, authenticity, and vulnerability. i wanted to keep those values present while playing. the unexpected benefit is that friends and family give me frida trinkets which is the best.

How old are you?: 42

How long have you been skating:  derby 3.5 years

Alter Ego:  marriage and family therapist. mom.

Motto or Theme Song:  we are all stronger than we think we are.

Favorite post-practice snack: ice cream

Biggest Obsession: ramp skating

How are you Military Affiliated?: my father and many other family members served in the navy.

what made you join derby?: i loved skating and thought  it would give it some purpose. plus the physicality of derby appeared cathartic. it is. i love it.


  freckles and hyde #12    Is there a story behind your derby name; if so explain:  one of my best friends said i'm super quiet, and then without warning my personality changes. the fact that i have a full face of freckles definitely helped with the name.   How old are you?:  41   How long have you been skating:   1 year   Alter Ego:  i don't know that i have one   Motto or Theme Song:  fake it til you make it   What animal would you be?:  tiger   Favorite post-practice snack:  mcdonald's cheeseburger   How are you Military Affiliated?:  i was married to a military member. my father, grandfather, aunt and uncles served. my daughter is a military dependent.   what made you join derby?:  i was talked into watching a bout. after figuring out how the game was played i decided to go to their open house. i met an amazing group of strong, positive. welcoming women. i knew it was something i wanted to be a part of.

freckles and hyde #12

Is there a story behind your derby name; if so explain: one of my best friends said i'm super quiet, and then without warning my personality changes. the fact that i have a full face of freckles definitely helped with the name.

How old are you?: 41

How long have you been skating:  1 year

Alter Ego: i don't know that i have one

Motto or Theme Song: fake it til you make it

What animal would you be?: tiger

Favorite post-practice snack: mcdonald's cheeseburger

How are you Military Affiliated?: i was married to a military member. my father, grandfather, aunt and uncles served. my daughter is a military dependent.

what made you join derby?: i was talked into watching a bout. after figuring out how the game was played i decided to go to their open house. i met an amazing group of strong, positive. welcoming women. i knew it was something i wanted to be a part of.

  Ultraviolent #    Is there a story behind your derby name; if so explain:  nope! i stole florence night-in-hell's backup name!   How old are you?:  16   How long have you been skating:   1 year   Alter Ego:   student and plant wrangler   Motto or Theme Song:   my theme song would be "africa" by toto and "crazy Kids" by kesha all smashed together   What animal would you be?:  some people say i look like a river otter   Favorite post-practice snack:  salt & vinegar chips   Biggest Obsession:  other than derby, the ocean! i love learning about it and trying to help it.   How are you Military Affiliated?:  my dad and stepmom are both in the army   what made you join derby?:   my mom (freckles & hyde) dragged me along to a practice with jblm, and after watching it i was hooked.   What’s your super power?:  the ability to fall asleep anywhere, at any time.    Ever had a derby injury? If so what was it?:  No big derby injury yet, just a couple of scratches and bruises.    How has derby had a positive impact on your life?:  Derby has given me something to look forward to each week, and introduced me to people I never would have met otherwise!

Ultraviolent #

Is there a story behind your derby name; if so explain: nope! i stole florence night-in-hell's backup name!

How old are you?: 16

How long have you been skating:  1 year

Alter Ego:  student and plant wrangler

Motto or Theme Song:  my theme song would be "africa" by toto and "crazy Kids" by kesha all smashed together

What animal would you be?: some people say i look like a river otter

Favorite post-practice snack: salt & vinegar chips

Biggest Obsession: other than derby, the ocean! i love learning about it and trying to help it.

How are you Military Affiliated?: my dad and stepmom are both in the army

what made you join derby?:  my mom (freckles & hyde) dragged me along to a practice with jblm, and after watching it i was hooked.

What’s your super power?: the ability to fall asleep anywhere, at any time. 

Ever had a derby injury? If so what was it?: No big derby injury yet, just a couple of scratches and bruises. 

How has derby had a positive impact on your life?: Derby has given me something to look forward to each week, and introduced me to people I never would have met otherwise!

  bizarro #29    I  s there a story behind your derby name; if so explain:  bizarro is opposite. i too enjoy being opposite :)   How old are you?:  32   How long have you been skating:   roller skating was all the time growing up. when i got roller blades in the 90's, i loved playing roller hockey. the first time i put on skates to play derby was at the beginning of the 2015 season with the betties. i enjoy being a bettie. i think i'll stick around for awhile :)   Alter Ego:  i am bizarro, so i guess my alter ego would be an uptight nerd at a desk job with stodgy hair. i'd wear lame boring clothes that look like everyone else's. i'd have cats and no friends. i'd drink tea and be a vegetarian. my life would be banal! i'm actually super grossing myself out imagining myself doing all the things i hate :( my alter ego is a lonely boring cat lady; there! are you happy now?  such a bummer this question was :(   Motto or Theme Song:   "i bizarro" by the bizarros   What animal would you be?:   hypnotoad!   Favorite post-practice snack:  beer!   Biggest Obsession:   music!   How are you Military Affiliated?:  i'm a veteran. i served 3 years in active duty right out of high school. after active duty i joined the reserves and served 6 years.   what made you join derby?:  roller derby seems like an "underground sport" an obscure sport if you will. i gravitate towards the underground side of life :) i also feel like i am tough enough to get in there and not be discouraged by whatever pain or injuries are accompanied with the sport.

bizarro #29

Is there a story behind your derby name; if so explain: bizarro is opposite. i too enjoy being opposite :)

How old are you?: 32

How long have you been skating:  roller skating was all the time growing up. when i got roller blades in the 90's, i loved playing roller hockey. the first time i put on skates to play derby was at the beginning of the 2015 season with the betties. i enjoy being a bettie. i think i'll stick around for awhile :)

Alter Ego: i am bizarro, so i guess my alter ego would be an uptight nerd at a desk job with stodgy hair. i'd wear lame boring clothes that look like everyone else's. i'd have cats and no friends. i'd drink tea and be a vegetarian. my life would be banal! i'm actually super grossing myself out imagining myself doing all the things i hate :( my alter ego is a lonely boring cat lady; there! are you happy now?  such a bummer this question was :(

Motto or Theme Song:  "i bizarro" by the bizarros

What animal would you be?:  hypnotoad!

Favorite post-practice snack: beer!

Biggest Obsession:  music!

How are you Military Affiliated?: i'm a veteran. i served 3 years in active duty right out of high school. after active duty i joined the reserves and served 6 years.

what made you join derby?: roller derby seems like an "underground sport" an obscure sport if you will. i gravitate towards the underground side of life :) i also feel like i am tough enough to get in there and not be discouraged by whatever pain or injuries are accompanied with the sport.


  BUFFY Behead-her #4050    Is there a story behind your derby name; if so explain:  my nickname has been buffy since forever, and one of my derby friends added behead-her because it sounded cool.   How old are you?:  21   How long have you been skating:  6 years off and on   Alter Ego:  captain underpants   Motto or Theme Song:  i'm either going to end up happy or dead   What animal would you be?:  trixie tang from the fairly odd parents   Favorite post-practice snack:  free food   Biggest Obsession:  hello kitty   How are you Military Affiliated?:  my mom was in the army   what made you join derby?:  i went to a bout for my birthday and watched the movie whip it. then i obsessed over it.   What’s your super power?:  my super power is being super likable   Ever had a derby injury? If so what was it?:  no major derby injuries just the usual bruises everywhere.   How has derby had a positive impact on your life?:  having actual friends and giving me an opportunity to work out and do something regularly.

BUFFY Behead-her #4050

Is there a story behind your derby name; if so explain: my nickname has been buffy since forever, and one of my derby friends added behead-her because it sounded cool.

How old are you?: 21

How long have you been skating: 6 years off and on

Alter Ego: captain underpants

Motto or Theme Song: i'm either going to end up happy or dead

What animal would you be?: trixie tang from the fairly odd parents

Favorite post-practice snack: free food

Biggest Obsession: hello kitty

How are you Military Affiliated?: my mom was in the army

what made you join derby?: i went to a bout for my birthday and watched the movie whip it. then i obsessed over it.

What’s your super power?: my super power is being super likable

Ever had a derby injury? If so what was it?: no major derby injuries just the usual bruises everywhere.

How has derby had a positive impact on your life?: having actual friends and giving me an opportunity to work out and do something regularly.

  Booty tang # 610    Is there a story behind your derby name; if so explain:  i have a big booty and my last name is tang :)   How old are you?:  physically 26, but mentally probably 9   How long have you been skating:   since 2014, then took a year off when i moved to washington. started skating with the betties in 2015.   Alter Ego:   6 ferrets stuffed inside of a human skin suit   Motto or Theme Song:  "lump" by presidents of the united states of america   What animal would you be?:  ferret - a little dumb, fluctuate between super energetic and completely passed out with no in-between   Favorite post-practice snack:  literally anything i can get my hands on. usually chicken fingers or mozzarella sticks.   Biggest Obsession:   cats and roller derby.   How are you Military Affiliated?:  my husband is military and both of my grandfathers were veterans.   what made you join derby?:  A GUY WITH A FACE TATTOO AT A TATTOO CONVENTION HANDED ME A FLYER   What’s your super power?:  drinking huge amounts of caffeine to no effect.   Ever had a derby injury? If so what was it?:  no broken bones, but a sprained foot, partially dislocated ribs, elbowed in the jaw real hard, also pretty sure I crunched the cartilage in my nose when I face planted into someone's butt (the first time)   How has derby had a positive impact on your life?:  Derby gave me a community of people just as weird as me!

Booty tang # 610

Is there a story behind your derby name; if so explain: i have a big booty and my last name is tang :)

How old are you?: physically 26, but mentally probably 9

How long have you been skating:  since 2014, then took a year off when i moved to washington. started skating with the betties in 2015.

Alter Ego:  6 ferrets stuffed inside of a human skin suit

Motto or Theme Song: "lump" by presidents of the united states of america

What animal would you be?: ferret - a little dumb, fluctuate between super energetic and completely passed out with no in-between

Favorite post-practice snack: literally anything i can get my hands on. usually chicken fingers or mozzarella sticks.

Biggest Obsession:  cats and roller derby.

How are you Military Affiliated?: my husband is military and both of my grandfathers were veterans.

what made you join derby?: A GUY WITH A FACE TATTOO AT A TATTOO CONVENTION HANDED ME A FLYER

What’s your super power?: drinking huge amounts of caffeine to no effect.

Ever had a derby injury? If so what was it?: no broken bones, but a sprained foot, partially dislocated ribs, elbowed in the jaw real hard, also pretty sure I crunched the cartilage in my nose when I face planted into someone's butt (the first time)

How has derby had a positive impact on your life?: Derby gave me a community of people just as weird as me!

  suzie homebaker #701    Is there a story behind your derby name; if so explain:  when i started skating i would bring baked goods and cookies to our league meetings, and someone called me a little "suzie homemaker" and it was the perfect lead into homebaker, given that i went to culinary school for baking and pastry arts. it's also ironic, because although i grew up very conservative, i never wanted to be a homemaker. i don't plan on having kids, so it makes me laugh.   How old are you?:  30   How long have you been skating:   about 6 years. i did take a few months off when i moved states but derby is in my heart forever.   Alter Ego:  by day i decorate wedding cakes and also work for a major tech company.   Motto or Theme Song:  "thunderstruck" by acdc gets me pumped up beyond belief. but my real theme song is probably "you choose" by the pet shop boys.   What animal would you be?:  an arctic fox is my patronis according to pottermore, and my favorite animal is snakes. i think i identify with narwhal.   Favorite post-practice snack:  beer!   Biggest Obsession:   besides roller derby? definitely karaoke.   How are you Military Affiliated?:  my grandpa was in the air force during korea, and my uncle went to vietnam.   what made you join derby?:  i wanted a way to exercise that i would look forward to. i'm not terribly self-motivated to work out at a gym, even though i enjoy it once i force myself to get there. now that i'm part of derby, it checks so many boxes of things i need: exercise, community, the family i choose, etc.   What’s your super power?:  my super power is my great ass.   Ever had a derby injury? If so what was it?:   i've broken my nose, and strained both of my knees. but my best injury was not derby related - i broke my foot getting off the couch to get a snack.   How has derby had a positive impact on your life?:   derby is the only thing i love doing, and it has the added bonus of being exercise. it makes me feel strong and sexy. i have met incredible people through this sport. idk. it's just great in every way. everyone should try it.

suzie homebaker #701

Is there a story behind your derby name; if so explain: when i started skating i would bring baked goods and cookies to our league meetings, and someone called me a little "suzie homemaker" and it was the perfect lead into homebaker, given that i went to culinary school for baking and pastry arts. it's also ironic, because although i grew up very conservative, i never wanted to be a homemaker. i don't plan on having kids, so it makes me laugh.

How old are you?: 30

How long have you been skating:  about 6 years. i did take a few months off when i moved states but derby is in my heart forever.

Alter Ego: by day i decorate wedding cakes and also work for a major tech company.

Motto or Theme Song: "thunderstruck" by acdc gets me pumped up beyond belief. but my real theme song is probably "you choose" by the pet shop boys.

What animal would you be?: an arctic fox is my patronis according to pottermore, and my favorite animal is snakes. i think i identify with narwhal.

Favorite post-practice snack: beer!

Biggest Obsession:  besides roller derby? definitely karaoke.

How are you Military Affiliated?: my grandpa was in the air force during korea, and my uncle went to vietnam.

what made you join derby?: i wanted a way to exercise that i would look forward to. i'm not terribly self-motivated to work out at a gym, even though i enjoy it once i force myself to get there. now that i'm part of derby, it checks so many boxes of things i need: exercise, community, the family i choose, etc.

What’s your super power?: my super power is my great ass.

Ever had a derby injury? If so what was it?:  i've broken my nose, and strained both of my knees. but my best injury was not derby related - i broke my foot getting off the couch to get a snack.

How has derby had a positive impact on your life?:  derby is the only thing i love doing, and it has the added bonus of being exercise. it makes me feel strong and sexy. i have met incredible people through this sport. idk. it's just great in every way. everyone should try it.

  DOUBLE Downher #21 - league treasurer    Is there a story behind your derby name; if so explain:   to "double down" in blackjack is to double your bet for one more card. you have to be all in and a little bit crazy to play that. i also want to hit other ladies and put them to the ground.   How old are you?:  41   How long have you been skating:   a little less than a year   Alter Ego:   soldier by day, mom by night   Motto or Theme Song:   "ring of fire" by johnny cash, or social distortion :)   What animal would you be?:  i don't know   Favorite post-practice snack:  waffles   Biggest Obsession:   time to relax   How are you Military Affiliated?:  22 years in, baby! 4 in usmc, and 18 in the us army   what made you join derby?:  been wanting to for years and just didn't have the time. decided it was now or never!   What’s your super power?:   I served in Iraq   Ever had a derby injury? If so what was it?:   Never been injured, but recently elbowed myself so hard that I knocked the wind out of myself. That was surprising :)    How has derby had a positive impact on your life?:  Derby's been super positive in my life through helping me make friends and be part of team outside of the military. I love all my teammates!

DOUBLE Downher #21 - league treasurer

Is there a story behind your derby name; if so explain:  to "double down" in blackjack is to double your bet for one more card. you have to be all in and a little bit crazy to play that. i also want to hit other ladies and put them to the ground.

How old are you?: 41

How long have you been skating:  a little less than a year

Alter Ego:  soldier by day, mom by night

Motto or Theme Song:  "ring of fire" by johnny cash, or social distortion :)

What animal would you be?: i don't know

Favorite post-practice snack: waffles

Biggest Obsession:  time to relax

How are you Military Affiliated?: 22 years in, baby! 4 in usmc, and 18 in the us army

what made you join derby?: been wanting to for years and just didn't have the time. decided it was now or never!

What’s your super power?:  I served in Iraq

Ever had a derby injury? If so what was it?:  Never been injured, but recently elbowed myself so hard that I knocked the wind out of myself. That was surprising :) 

How has derby had a positive impact on your life?: Derby's been super positive in my life through helping me make friends and be part of team outside of the military. I love all my teammates!