More Five 40 Roller Girls, Rae Gunn and Mosh Pit Momma

  • RaeGunnDerby Name? Rae Gunn

    How long have you been in the sport? Since 2006, but there’s been a few breaks (literally and figuratively) in that time.

    What got you in to derby? I had played sports through high school, but wasn’t going to continue into college. I was in a new town (Savannah, GA), wanted some sort of athletic outlet, and lucky for me a new league was just starting up!

    Best derby moment for you so far? I’ll let you know after this weekend!

    Give us 5 words your team would use to describe you. They can call me whatever they want…just don’t call me late to dinner!

    Now give us 5 you’d use to describe them. Tenacious, fun, hard-working, good-listeners, supportive.

    If you could play with another team for a game who would you pick? I miss my ladies on Burning River Roller Derby and Rocky Mountain Rollergirls.

    Why? They’re swell, and I miss skating with them much!

    Who’s the most challenging Jammer / Blocker you’ve faced. Boy. That’s a tough-y.

    What keeps you motivated? Learning new skills all of the time.

    How do you prepare yourself for a game. Lots of water and a fully stocked adventure pack.

    What’s your biggest derby goal this year? Not falling apart! I’m starting to get old…bits and pieces are starting to misbehave.

    What does derby need that’s maybe it’s lacking today? More cowbell. But seriously, I love that this sport is getting more and more competitive and technical, but I hope we keep that magic and DIY, can-do attitude.


    moshpitmommaDerby Name? Mosh Pit Momma

    How long have you been in the sport? Just kicked off my second season!

    What got you in to derby? I learned quickly that I didn’t like running in the winter & crossfit was to expensive (though, let’s be serious, derby isn’t cheap either).

    Best derby moment for you so far? Getting lead jammer in our first bout this season! (Which was also my first time as a starting jammer & all on a sprained ankle!)

    Give us 5 words your team would use to describe you. Jack rabbit feet and/or Bambi feet

     

    Now give us 5 you’d use to describe them. Supportive, reliable, dedicated, powerful, dangerous

    If you could play with another team for a game who would you pick? Charlottesville Derby Dames or Kill Devil Derby Brigade!

    Why? Both team are made up of great people & skaters that I have not had the chance to face off with yet.

    Who’s the most challenging Jammer / Blocker you’ve faced. The ladies from the Charm-City All Stars and the gents from Harm City.

    What keeps you motivated? The desire to get better & all the great skaters around me.

    How do you prepare yourself for a game. Carbs & water!

    What’s your biggest derby goal this year? To develop my all around skills and find myself as a jammer

    What does derby need that’s maybe it’s lacking today? Public recognition for the sport that it is now.

Hey Five 40! So nice to meet you!

NikkitaDerby Name? Nikita Chickita

How long have you been in the sport? This is my 3rd season

What got you in to derby? I’ve been skating most of my life and I wanted a new adventure.

Best derby moment for you so far? Getting my 1st MVP blocker award.

Give us 5 words your team would use to describe you. Committed, Organized, Calm, Optimistic, Fun

Now give us 5 you’d use to describe them. Determined, Passionate, Amazing, Multi-Talented, Strong

If you could play with another team for a game who would you pick? Why? Naptown Roller Girls – They have a great team, are well seasoned and I admire a lot of their skaters.

What keeps you motivated? My family and my derby friends.

How do you prepare yourself for a game? Listening to music and meditating.

What’s your biggest derby goal this year? To get more fit so I can be there 100% for my team.

 

princessDerby Name? PRINCESS POTTYMOUTH

How long have you been in the sport? This is my second season with Five 40 Roller Girls.

What got you in to derby? I saw a bout in Whidbey Island, WA. The Whidbey Island Roller Girls played against another team, I don’t recall who it was, but they were phenomenal! The game was fast paced, and thrilling the whole time. At the end, both teams were smiling and laughing and hugging. The comradery between the two teams made the game even better. You could tell just by watching, even someone so clueless to the sport as myself, that both teams worked hard, worked together, and even though there was a definite winner and loser, they all had a great time playing. That sealed the deal for me.

Best derby moment for you so far? Last weekend at our bout against the Charlottesville Derby Dames’ Belmont Bruisers we were short jammers. I was picked to be one of the relief jammers. One day, I’d love to be an actual jammer. But I need to improve my juking and endurance first. Anyhow, when it was my turn to go in, I got through the pack and got lead. It was thrilling!

Give us 5 words your team would use to describe you. Kind, works hard, doesn’t quit

Now give us 5 you’d use to describe them. Caring, encouraging, teamwork, teaches, learns

If you could play with another team for a game who would you pick? Why? Whidbey Island Roller Girls. They got me interested in playing derby, they are an amazing team, and they have great sportsmanship. Who’s the most challenging Jammer / Blocker you’ve faced. That’s a challenging question. I am still new to the sport, and haven’t played in many bouts yet. There was this blocker team, The Bash Sisters. I swear they were in every wall I was in. Those two were unstoppable!

What keeps you motivated? That’s a hard one. It is easy to get derby burnout. Especially if I am having a hard time grasping a new skill when the rest of the girls have mastered it easily. What keeps me coming back to practice and trying harder each time is my teammates. I have a group of friends within the team that we are close knit and motivate each other to keep coming, to keep trying. Encouraging each other and uplifting each other. It makes a huge difference having them on the team with me.

How do you prepare yourself for a game? I like to make myself as zen as possible. Clear my head and think of ways that I am good at keeping the jammer back. I also check and recheck my gear bag a dozen times, too. I would hate to get to the bout and be missing a piece of gear!

What’s your biggest derby goal this year? Shutter stepping. Need I say more?? I sprained my ankle about a month ago and it still hurts. Shutter stepping is not my friend.

What does derby need that’s maybe it’s lacking today? It would be great if we could have more coverage. Go a little more mainstream as far as sports go. To almost legitimize our sport on a level that basketball and baseball are on. However, being on the fringe has its benefits, too. Maybe that is what the draw is to the sport.

Rita Hateworthy From Granite State!

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Derby Name? Rita Hateworthy

How long have you been in the sport? Since 2011.

What got you in to derby? Pure accident; I had no idea what derby was when I got dragged to my first practice by a coworker. I wore skinny jeans. It was love at first sight.

Best derby moment for you so far? Skating with Team Finland in the World Championships in 2014. Give us 5 words your team would use to describe you. Ummmm…. I hope they think I’m tough and loud, but sweet and well-meaning.

 

Now give us 5 you’d use to describe them. Dedicated, loving, passionate derby nerds.

If you could play with another team for a game who would you pick? Why? I am going to have to give a shout out to two teams from Helsinki; Helsinki Roller Derby and Kallio Rolling Rainbow. I got to know many of those skaters when I was training with Team Finland. They work hard and play with a lot of heart.

Who’s the most challenging Jammer / Blocker you’ve faced. Our own Alison Murphy. She does not go easy on us at practice and I love her for that.

What keeps you motivated? Learning new things with my teammates.

How do you prepare yourself for a game? I eat well, rest up, and watch game footage.

What’s your biggest derby goal this year? Winning Coastal Chaos, of course!

What does derby need that’s maybe it’s lacking today? Cowbell.

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Ice Nine, Sweet Sally, and Skarlet from Shore Points Roller Derby!

Let’s meet Ice Nine from Shore Points Roller Derby!

IceDerby Name: Ice Nine

How long have you been in the sport? like 5 yrs?

What got you in to derby? skarlet told me about it at a rink birthday party I was at…and I came that next wednesday….

Best Derby Moment? Every derby moment is the best derby moment. anything else is just sub par

Give us 5 words your team would use to describe you. blonde. silly. nice. DOPEY. scab.

If you could play for another team for a game, who would you pick and why? windy city or texas…they’re so far away and we don’t ever get to work with skaters not on the east coast.

Who’s the most challenging Jammer/Blocker you’ve faced? the ones on my team. they know my weak points and are sure to expose them (which I can’t thank them enough for.)

What keeps you motivated? my teammates and the drive to be the best I can be.

How do you prepare yourself for a game? a certain Playlist of songs and drink lots of water

What’s your biggest derby goal this year? get out of my head and just do it.

What does derby need that’s maybe it’s lacking today? a bigger fan base. it’s such an amazing sport that has something to offer for everyone.

 

Let’s Meet Sweet Action Sally!

SallyDerby Name: sweet action sally 

How long have you been in the sport? 3ish years

What got you in to derby? A coworker’s wife

Best Derby Moment? everytime i get the opportunity to step on the track. seriously.

Give us 5 words your team would use to describe you. witty, strong, vocal, happy, care-free

Now give us 5 you would use to describe them. dedicated, strong, able, smart, driven

What keeps you motivated? the drive to compete

How do you prepare yourself for a game? eat, rest, hydrate

What’s your biggest derby goal this year? 100% lead jammer

 

 

Let’s Meet Skarlet!

skarletDerby Name: Skarlet “K. St.Marie”

How long have you been in the sport? 6.5

What got you in to derby? working at the rink.. coach wore me down..

Best Derby Moment? skating 9 and beating long island in long island

Give us 5 words your team would use to describe you. cactus.. scary.. strong.. leader.. overbearing..

Now give us 5 you would use to describe them. heart.. strength.. grounding.. family.. diverse..

If you could play for another team for a game, who would you pick and why? BAY AREAAAAAAA.. and really duh..

Who’s the most challenging Jammer/Blocker you’ve faced? caffeined

What keeps you motivated? keeping up with meggo..

How do you prepare yourself for a game? sacrifice a live chicken.. and make sure to refill jubu’s rum and cigars..

What’s your biggest derby goal this year? surviving the season.. mostly intact

What does derby need that’s maybe it’s lacking today? national recognition that we are athletes..

 

From Shore Points Roller Derby!

thirstyPlease Meet Curse Me Thirsty From Shore Points Roller Derby!

Derby Name: Curse Me Thirsty

How long have you been in the sport?  2 years

What got you in to derby?  my athletic heart

Give us 5 words your team would use to describe you. Happy, Funny, Energetic, Strong, and Thirsty!

Now give us 5 you would use to describe them.  Smart, Agile, Strong, Fast, and AWESOME!

 

 

If you could play for another team for a game, who would you pick and why? Boston or Ireland Ireland, to hear derby terms in those accents.

Who’s the most challenging Jammer/Blocker you’ve faced?  The St. Marie sisters

What keeps you motivated?  my teammates

How do you prepare yourself for a game?  a big breakfast while watching archives

What’s your biggest derby goal this year?  switching focus from D to O faster

What does derby need that’s maybe it’s lacking today?  publicity 

 

 

MeggoSay Hello to Out-Break “St. Marie” Meggo from Shore Points Roller Derby!

Derby Name: Out-Break “St.Marie” Meggo

How long have you been in the sport? October will be 7yrs

What got you in to derby? I work at the skating rink where we practice

Best Derby Moment? Seven years of memories/moments.. You try to pick just one!

Give us 5 words your team would use to describe you. Strong, Agile, Smart, Fast, Determined

Now give us 5 you would use to describe them.  Committed, Determined, Dependable, Caring, Athletes

If you could play for another team for a game, who would you pick and why? TXRG?

Who’s the most challenging Jammer/Blocker you’ve faced? From USA Tryouts, Battle of the All-Stars and playing with my own team, there is just too many too list.. The amount of talent I’ve been able to skate with/again is incredible.

What keeps you motivated? My team/leaguemates

How do you prepare yourself for a game? Toss on some music and do some footwork

What’s your biggest derby goal this year? To be able to come out 100% and end 100%, mentally and physically.

What does derby need that’s maybe it’s lacking today? Proper recognition that we are athletes and to include everyone involved in making the sport happen.

Holy Bacamole!

holybacamoly1Derby Name?
Holy Bacamole

How long have you been in the sport?
6 years

What got you in to derby?
The idea of the culture.

Best derby moment for you so far?
Cheating: Being a part of such an amazing derby family, GSRD/Receiving MVP from Boston’s Cosmonaughties after returning from an injury.

Give us 5 words your team would use to describe you.
Track-boss, penalty-heavy, intimidating (until you know me), supportive, pregnant…

 

Now give us 5 you’d use to describe them
Classy, dedicated, ambitious, supportive, family

If you could play with another team for a game who would you pick? Why?
It’s cheesy but I don’t want to play with another team. I would love to learn from other amazing skaters but I love skating with my teammates.

Who’s the most challenging Jammer / Blocker you’ve faced.10380173_10202202518850232_8640123932349352869_o
Jammer: Our very own Rita Hateworthy

Blocker: Annie Cockledoux

What keeps you motivated?
Our team’s drive to climb up in rankings

How do you prepare yourself for a game?
Good food, studying up on the other team, and trying to relax. My husband’s famous Jammer Toast is a must have the morning of any game.

What’s your biggest derby goal this year?
Support my team as best as I can in a coaching position and be back in action as soon as physically possible after having my BabyMole

What does derby need that maybe it’s lacking today?
More classy players/teamsholybacamoly2