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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!

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

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.

November 2016: Skater of the Month

November 2016: Skater of the Month

NOVEMBER 2016: SIN ESPERANZA #21, SLAUGHTERERS

WHAT PROMPTED YOU TO GET INVOLVED IN ROLLER DERBY?

I saw my first bout as a fan, and I instantly knew that I had to play. It wasn’t an easy road though, when I started I could barely stand on my skates.

October 2016: Skater of the Month

October 2016: Skater of the Month

OCTOBER 2016: MELEE KONFUSION #1111, HIGH SEAS HOTTIES

WHAT POSITION ARE YOU MOST COMFORTABLE PLAYING?

Blocker, but you should never feel comfortable in any position you play.

WHAT PROMPTED YOU TO GET INVOLVED IN ROLLER DERBY?

I enjoyed just recreational skating and while I was at the skating rink I saw a bunch of girls walk in for practice. Talked to them about it and joined a year later.