DECEMBER 2017: Skater of the Month

DECEMBER 2017: Skater of the Month

Fatal Crush #27, Death Row Rumblers

What prompted you to get involved in roller derby?

My coworker prompted me to get into rollerderby. I didn't even get to go watch her bout I just decided that I was going to tryout. 

Is there anything you're scared to try?

I can honestly say there is nothing that I'm scared to try. 

 

 

NOVEMBER 2017: Skater of the Month

NOVEMBER 2017: Skater of the Month

GREAT WALL OF GINA #4000, THE WRECKING CREW

What are your non-derby hobbies/activities/hidden talents?

Before I started this roller derby adventure, I actually used to teach swing and ballroom dancing! I know how to do the lindy hop, balboa, shag, west coast swing, salsa, cha cha, etc! Other than that, I have always been super crafty and have been known to dabble in photography and graphic design (among other things).

Is there anything you're scared to try?

Without a doubt skydiving. I am definitely a thrill seeker, just can’t rationalize jumping out a plane with just a parachute strapped to my back!

DDD Attends Irving Chamber of Commerce Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

DDD Attends Irving Chamber of Commerce Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

On Thursday, September 21st, the Dallas Derby Devils joined the Irving Chamber of Commerce for their ribbon cutting ceremony before hosting a successful 2017 WFTDA International Division 1 Playoffs flat track roller derby tournament at the Irving Convention Center.

OCTOBER 2017: Skater of the Month

OCTOBER 2017: Skater of the Month

Bayleigh Wheat #9, Slaughterers

Playing any sport is a huge commitment. How do you juggle that along with your life outside of derby?

Very carefully. I plan plenty of time to rest and relax in between all the things I do because I believe that is the key. You can not let things in life overcome you, and you have to treat yourself. For me that sometimes looks like not doing a single thing. 

SEPTEMBER 2017: Skater of the Month

SEPTEMBER 2017: Skater of the Month

ONRHEA #456, HIGH SEAS HOTTIES

Do you have any pre-bout rituals?

I have to listen to music.  And, if I have a dream about derby the night before, I know that its going to be a good night.

AUGUST 2017: Skater of the Month

AUGUST 2017: Skater of the Month

Jaims Maims #47, Suicide Shifters

Do you have a favorite derby memory?

I really can't nail down a favorite, I've had so many good times in this sport! Mostly all just memories with unforgettable friends I've made.

What's the most rewarding aspect of playing the game?

The feeling of winning with your team is just incredible.

JULY 2017: Skater of the Month

JULY 2017: Skater of the Month

Melotraumatic #8, Death Row Rumblers

If you could go back and talk to yourself as a newbie skater, what advice would you give her?

With less than 2 years in, I'm still a newbie myself. But I would say: newbie self, don't give up just because it's hard and don't give up because you're discouraged. Recognize the gains you are making, large and small, and keep going with it. Most importantly: don't compare yourself to others. Focus on your goals at your pace.

DALLAS DERBY DEVILS 2017 SEASON GAME 2 BREAKDOWN

DALLAS DERBY DEVILS 2017 SEASON GAME 2 BREAKDOWN

Bout 1 of Game 2 featured the High Seas Hotties launching their opening 2017 plunder against the Death Row Rumblers, who fell in Game 1 to the Slaughterers. And in the first rematch since September 24 last season, Bout 2 was an exciting tussle between the 2016 Champions Wrecking Crew and the 2nd place Slaughterers.

JUNE 2017: Skater of the Month

JUNE 2017: Skater of the Month

How did you come up with your derby name?

I was born and raised in Texas and I LOVE everything about this state… plus I’m fairly hostile… Most True to her name 2016!

DALLAS DERBY DEVILS 2017 SEASON GAME 1 BREAKDOWN

DALLAS DERBY DEVILS 2017 SEASON GAME 1 BREAKDOWN

The 2017 Dallas Derby Devils home season pushed off at NYTEX Center on Saturday, April 1. The first bout featured 2016 Champs The Wrecking Crew facing off against last year’s 4th place Suicide Shifters. The second bout pitted 2016’s 2nd place Slaughterers against 3rd place Death Row Rumblers. The High Seas Hotties will battle the Rumblers this Saturday, May 20.

Read the full post to get the breakdown.

MAY 2017: Skater of the Month

MAY 2017: Skater of the Month

If you could go back and talk to yourself as a newbie skater, what advice would you give her?

I would tell myself to start this amazing and life changing sport earlier. When you join in your 40's, TIME is your worst enemy. I get this question all of the time, "Are you still doing the roller derby thing?" I always answer with a "Yes." I get really sad thinking about the time when I will have to answer, "No." I love this sport and the family that goes with it.

APRIL 2017: Skater of the Month

APRIL 2017: Skater of the Month

CREAM8ER #1800, HIGH SEAS HOTTIES

If you could go back and talk to yourself as a newbie skater, what advice would you give her?

Don’t obsess over your mistakes. Even the greatest skaters in the world screw up every now and then. Just learn from them and move on

Dallas Derby Devils Announce New Look

Dallas Derby Devils Announce New Look

The Dallas Derby Devils are proud to introduce their new logo designed by league member and graphic designer Anna Lee Doughtie (Animal Lee). Wanting to emphasis the city of Dallas and the state of Texas, the logo combines two key elements: a Star and Pegasus Wings.  The star is both a nod to the Lone Star State and representation of the jammer star, a well-known symbol used to indicate the roller derby player who can score points on the track during a jam. Additionally, the wings represent the Pegasus, the unofficial mascot of the city of Dallas.

MARCH 2017: Skater of the month

MARCH 2017: Skater of the month

GINJA TURTLE #757, SUICIDE SHIFTERS, BATTALION OF DOOM

DO YOU HAVE A FAVORITE DERBY MEMORY?

One of my favorite memories so far and likely always would be when I got my first lead jam at B-team Champs at the end of last season. It was my first game ever with Battalion of Doom, and I remember getting through the pack and hearing the whistle. My jam ref was pointing at me! I was Lead! I heard the Dallas bench erupt in cheers. I could not help but cheer back.

February 2017: Skater of the Month

February 2017: Skater of the Month

BOURBON BARBIE #16, DEATH ROW RUMBLERS

HOW DID YOU COME UP WITH YOUR DERBY NAME?

When I went to try out for derby I had no idea what my chances of making it were. I didn’t want to make a big investment just for tryouts so I went to Dick’s sporting goods and bought some Barbie skates to try out in. During tryouts everyone called me Barbie because of my skates. Afterwards we went out and everyone discovered my love for Whiskey/ Bourbon and then my name, Bourbon Barbie was born.

January 2017: Skater of the Month

January 2017: Skater of the Month

MONA BRUIS’R #911, ARMY OF DARKNESS

WHAT POSITION ARE YOU MOST COMFORTABLE PLAYING?

I like playing all of them, but I primarily block.

IF YOU COULD CHOOSE ONE SKILL IN ROLLER DERBY TO PERFECT IN AN HOUR, WHAT WOULD IT BE AND WHY?

Apex jumps. Because who doesn’t want to fly through the air and right past an entire pack of your opponents??

December 2016: Skater of the Month

December 2016: Skater of the Month

DECEMBER 2016: HAVOC IS HERE #21, WRECKING CREW

WHAT POSITION ARE YOU MOST COMFORTABLE PLAYING?

Jammer.

WHAT PROMPTED YOU TO GET INVOLVED IN ROLLER DERBY?

My best friend brought me to my first bout. I was just amazed. I saw them get hit and bounce right back up. It was my first derby game. They happened to be passing out tryout flyers that day. I was hooked ever since.