I started out playing inline hockey and ice hockey. It turns out being the most uncoordinated child pays off when you try to transition to a sport like roller derby.
I was the league MVP rookie jammer two years in a row! My first year I was the “hardest to hit down”, which as a new skater means a lot since you spend so much of your time on the ground. I also received MVP Jammer in 2016 at the Boulder County Bombers’ annual tournament, which was a pretty big deal for me!
Roller Derby Role Model
My roller derby role models are every single person who has ever laced up skates for the first time, stood up on 8 tiny wheels and gave it their all. Doing that is one of the scariest things you may ever do (unless you are an adrenaline junkie), and that makes you my hero regardless of skating ability!
Describe the smell of your gear bag:
There are no words to encapsulate that smell.
What would you like to share with someone who has never experienced roller derby or who is new to the sport?
The best part about roller derby is you don’t have to know how to play the game or have an athletic background to become involved. All it takes to play roller derby is a determined mind, the body follows (eventually!). You can even become involved through non-contact ways like NSO’ing or officiating. The athletic component is only a part of what the sport is, ultimately you join for the game and you stay for the community.