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.