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

She’s Dynamite…She’s Chain Lynx

ricky     When my wife and I first saw the Rock Coast Rollers we were introduced to a skater that would leave the track with our hearts.  Rugged, determined, talented and full of smiles. She seemed to embody everything we’d come to expect in a derby athlete.   When we asked our friend, Ivana Causpain about her she said “Yup.  That’s Lynx. She’s amazing.”

If NERDerby had a heartthrob award she’d win. Few skaters (none?) have the ability to stop our broadcast when she skates by. She’s done this on a few occasions.  If you pour through the archives you’ll find the awkward silences she’s caused. I mean…those ears.  So adorable.  I digress…

What’s the deal with Ricky Schroder?  We thought it would be fun to ask Lynx the same questions asked of Ricky in this 1980 something issue of Dynamite.

 

Which, out of all the characters you’ve played, is the most like you in real life?

The most like me in real life would be tank girl. I just don’t give much energy to those around me who have unhealthy agendas. I like to be in the moment and look at life like it is survival of the fittest.

Move number 11…Just move.

Does you like video games as much as the TV Ricky does?

I do not care much for video games. There is one I like and it is a roller skating game. These monster chics roller skate through these caverns with obstacles and booby traps. Kinda fun, but I cannot play a video game for more than ten minutes. I get to jumpy. I cannot sit still.

What about having the same name on TV as in real life? Is that confusing?

I have thought about changing my name to Lynx in real life. I get a little confused when I am called by by given name. I am not really that person anymore in my life. All my favorite people call me Lynx.

What kinds of things would you  like to do if you had the chance?

Things I would like to do if given the chance? Sky dive, camp more, get back to my native roots more. Honor the earth more, eat better, more skating. Yes. More skating.

Would you like to give up acting someday?

Do I want to give up skating someday?
No. You will have to drag me from the track old and broken and screaming I got one more jam, the whole ffing way.

Chain Lynx © David Hodges Photography

What things are coming up in your  future besides more episode of Silver Spoons?

Future? My goal for my team is to make D2 in the next two seasons, if not D1.

What would your life be like if you could do anything you wanted?

If I could do anything I wanted?
I would own a rink in MIDCOAST and it would be the best one in New England. All the cool kids would come. We would have programming for all ages and games every weekend! We would want other leagues to use it too, because we are friendly like that. I would also have a gallery, juice bar, vegan food bar, and local brew sold there! Ha!

Do you have  any words of advice for our readers, especially if they were thinking of getting into acting?

If I were getting into acting I would say, put your soul into everything you do. Same goes for skating.

Q&A With Oxidizer

learn more about Oxidizer @ RockCoastRollers.org

learn more about Oxidizer @ RockCoastRollers.org

1. Derby Name?

Oxidizer

2. How long have you been in the sport?
About 4 years, founding member of RCR

3. Best derby moment for you so far?
Can’t really single it out, the best part is the evolution of it.

4. Give us 5 words your team would use to describe you.
Communicator, dedicated, team player, solid, supportive.

5. Now give us 5 you’d use to describe them
Positive, strong, supportive, motivated, fun.

6. If you could play with another team for a game who would you pick? Why?

© 2014 Jim Dugan

Target acquired…

As much as I love getting experience with other teams and playing with all kinds of skaters, the only team I want to play with in a game is my own because communication is one of the biggest pieces of derby and that you need to build over time with trust.

7. Who’s the most challenging Jammer / Blocker you’ve faced.
Each jammer and blocker is challenging in their own way, but I would have to pick Lynx form my own team as blocker. Grim as jammer.

8. What keeps you motivated?
Always striving to be better, there is always room to grow.

9. How do you prepare yourself for a game?
Visualization.

Thanks for taking part Oxi!  Congratulations RCR on being selected to attend ECDX ’15  Also, the photo above is taken by Jim Dugan. I highly recommend checking out all of his photo sets, not just derby!

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Fun with the Furies

Derby name ?

Rammy Lammy #999

League/TeamRammy Lammy

Western Mass Furies

What got you in to derby?

A friend of mine took me to watch a bout several years ago, and I thought it was one of the most cathartic things I’d ever experienced. So I wandered over to a Fresh Meat Night the following month!

Who’s the blocker / jammer you find the most challenging?

I gotta give a shout out to the Mass Maelstrom guys here… I swear, I always spend about a minute and a half each jam stuck behind Stryker whenever he’s on the track.

What’s the best floor / favorite venue you’ve played at?

I love polished wood – the Furies just played at CTRG earlier this month, and their floor was awesome. In terms of the whole venue, we played Central Maine at the Cross Center in Bangor last year, which made us feel like superstars! Those locker rooms alone were palaces.

What’s your favorite breakfast cereal?

I make an excellent granola with coconut oil and maple syrup. But if I’m not allowed to toot my own horn, then I choose Honey Graham Oh’s and Cracklin’ Oat Bran. Those ones are fantastic.

Tell me about your skate setup!

I have no idea. The toe guards don’t even match. Not a gear-head.

What’s your biggest derby goal this year?

I’d like to jam a two-minute jam, and maintain a high level of power and speed the whole time.

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© Paul Erhardt 2014

 

 

Who the team you’d like to have on your schedule?

We’d probably benefit tremendously if we had the chance to skate against one of Boston’s home teams… Cosmonaughties? Call me, maybe?

 

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

Anecdotally, it seems to me that we could use some more female announcers. Especially if they can throw in some fun facts and witticisms.

Thanks to Rammy for taking the time to answer our silly questions.  We had the pleasure of watching all of the Furies at  A8OTF 2014 and were VERY impressed.  WMRD vs. WORD still one of our favorites!

Do you or someone you know want to tell us about themselves?  Let us know!  We’d love to talk about you!  nerderby@gmail.com

 

NERDerby goes Tigerbeat with TUGBOAT

Thanks to TUGBOAT of Casco Bay Gentlemen’s Derby for taking time to answer some of our silly Tigerbeat / Bop! magazine questions. Enjoy!

TUGBOAT…Fastest man alive?

Derby Name ?

TUGBOAT, I do spell it will all caps and no trick spelling. Something like Tugbowt or 7|_|980@7 seems silly. Originally I was Wrexcalibur but back when two evils was a thing and you were supposed to register names it came up too similar to many other names like Bexcalibur, Flexcalibur and one I’m not going to type here because it wouldn’t be appropriate to say in front of an all ages crowd. Wrexcalibur was inspired by my favorite character from an anime, Soul Eater, named Excalibur. Look him up, he’s awesome. TUGBOAT… well that just kinda happened.
What got you in to derby?

My first experience with modern flat track roller derby was when my band, The Pubcrawlers, played pregame and half time for a bout at the Portland Expo. It was MRD v Montreal and I remember that the Port Authorities absolutely murdered the New Skids On The Block. After that I started going to games and began to think to myself, “this sport is awesome, do men play?” I Googled it that night and the following day 7/3/2011, the Not So Jolly Rogers were born. It took a bit to get rolling, but we’re still here and we aren’t going anywhere.

Who’s the blocker / jammer you find the most challenging?

When I am jamming, Jamazon- formerly InfraRed, always has my number. She seriously messes me up. When I’m blocking, it is a toss up between two jammers I find most challenging. My teammate and captain Dark eVader is absolutely amazing. His balance between hard hits/ pushing and amazing foot work is a tough combination to beat. Not to mention his apex jumps that probably could clear anything Evel Knievel ever jumped. The other jammer I put in that category is my lovely fiance Grim D Mise. Her foot work and unpredictable movements are insane. Couple that with her incredible knowledge of the game and experience jamming against top level blockers- like team USA people and she is easily in a whole different league of playing than I am. When I watch her jam it’s like water… not water flowing placidly down a steam, not even like a class five rapids, water that’s like an avalanche coming down a mountain.

What’s the best floor / favorite venue you’ve played at?

Honestly, I love the floor at our home base, happy wheels.

What’s your favorite breakfast cereal?

I’m not much into cereal. I usually have one of the following: an omelette, a protein shake, or a peanut butter sandwich with an IPA on the side… if it’s the weekend and I don’t have a game… or practice… or a scrimmage to ref.

Tell me about your skate setup!

Bont Carbon Hybrid boots with magnesium avenger plates. Reckless Morph Wheels and bones Swiss ceramic bearings. I love the new wheels. I highly recommend the Reckless Morph wheels… and get them at Turn Two

TUGBOAT

What’s your biggest derby goal this year?

I have two, I only feel it appropriate to share one here. I want to get picked for the all star scrimmage at NEDC. If the other happens I will let the world know that one of my bucket list items has been accomplished.

Who the team you’d like to have on your schedule?

I’d love to get the play the Quadfathers, Jersey Boys and the PennJersey Hooligans. Slam, I’m calling you out.

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

I’ve tried to answer this question three times now. The two previous times I went on rants about the misconceptions that people have about the derby athlete. However that doesn’t properly answer the question. What the sport needs is you. If your reading this you’re likely already a player, official, volunteer, whatever title. You’re already a part of the community. The sport exists because of you. It doesn’t exist to get the attention of the Olympic committee, or ESPN, or Hollywood, although it has already gotten those. It exists because of the players, the fans, the officials, the people that believe it can be bigger and stronger and any of the individual parts… and it needs more people like you, like me, like all the other people in the community that you know. It needs the love to be spread. And it starts with well, you.

We’ll be back again soon with MORE derby peoples!