Sunday, February 22, 2015

Body By Derby: Gender Non-Conforming

Body By Derby is a figure study of active derby athletes to show the different body types of active skaters and the physical effects derby has on the players. This entry features derby athletes who identify as butch, trans*, gender non-conforming, or intersex of any variance.  These skaters represent Ann Arbor Derby Dimes, Bleeding Heartland Roller Derby, Ohio Roller Girls, Providence Roller Derby, and our hosts Windy City Rollers. More pictures can be found at Cory's website. Get future updates on Facebook by following The Rollergirl Project.

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From Left: Rogue Scholar, Melicious Mischief, Zoe Trocious, The Smacktivist, Trannie Oakley, June Gloom, Val Capone and Ms Dr Joseph L Simonis

BBD-0392 Name Rogue Scholar
League Affiliation Bleeding Heartland Roller Derby
Gender Identity Genderqueer
Age 23
Children None
Height 5' 4"
Weight 145 lbs
Weight before derby 140 lbs
Started 2013
Key Position Jammer & Offensive Blocker
Practice time per week 7 hours
Other Workout I do cardio, run occasionally, and weight training.
Diet Vegetarian. I try to get as much protein as I can but eat whatever I want.
Laps in 5 minutes 30 laps in 5 min
Previous Athletic Experience Mostly running. I started off with cross country and track, moved on to 1/2 marathons and one marathon.

BBD-0479 Name Melicious Mischief
League Affiliation Ann Arbor Derby Dimes
Gender Identity I am a trans-women and derby has helped me make so much more of myself then I ever thought I would be.
Age 25
Children 2 kids, ages 6 and 5
Height 5’ 9''
Weight 200 lbs
Weight before derby 220 lbs
Started August 2014
Key Position Jammer & Defensive Blocker
Practice time per week 10 hours
Other Workout Wait there are other ways to workout besides derby?
Diet Food.
Laps in 5 minutes 28 laps in 5 min
Previous Athletic Experience Does the military count as athletic experience?

BBD-0184 Name Zoe Trocious
League Affiliation Windy City Rollers
Age 34
Children None
Height 5' 6"
Weight 140 lbs
Weight before derby 130 lbs
Started 2009
Key Position Jammer
Practice time per week 8 to 10 hours
Other Workout Weights, plyometrics, running.
Diet I eat as many calories as possible, in every variety.
Laps in 5 minutes
Previous Athletic Experience I ran cross country and track in high school and played rugby in college.


BBD-0492 Name The Smacktivist
League Affiliation Ohio Roller Girls
Gender Identity Non-binary, genderfluid. I use they/them pronouns. I am this AND that.
Age 23
Children None
Height 5' 4"
Weight ??
Weight before derby ??
Started Fall of 2011
Key Position Jammer
Practice time per week 6 to 8 hours
Other Workout I'm a bike commuter, plus I hit the gym for weight lifting 5-6 times per week.
Diet I'm vegan and gluten free.
Laps in 5 minutes 33 laps in 5 min
Previous Athletic Experience Development swim team, youth soft ball, youth travel soccer, school cross country and track, roller hockey, tier I AAA travel ice hockey.

BBD-0303 Name Trannie Oakley
League Affiliation Providence Roller Derby
Gender Identity I identify as a trans woman, and use the pronouns she, and her.
Age 33
Children None
Height 5' 10”
Weight 190 lbs
Weight before derby 175 lbs
Started Summer 2013
Key Position Defensive Blocker
Practice time per week 11 hours
Other Workout Four hours cardio / week
Diet Ha. No.. I try to but I’m not very good about it.
Laps in 5 minutes 32 laps in 5 min
Previous Athletic Experience Soccer in childhood through high school, and I wrestled four years in high school.

BBD-0425 Name June Gloom
League Affiliation Windy City Rollers
Gender Identity I identify as transgender, exist as transfeminine, and am a trans lady. My pronouns are context specific: I'm generally indifferent, but in female spaces, I require female pronouns.
Age 28
Children None
Height 6’ 7”
Weight 270 lbs
Weight before derby 200 lbs
Started 2011
Key Position Offensive Blocker & Defensive Blocker
Practice time per week 8 hours
Other Workout I attend a Kettlebells class, jump rope, and bike.
Diet N/A
Laps in 5 minutes 29 laps in 5 min
Previous Athletic Experience Not much beyond Junior Varsity Volleyball

BBD-0331 Name Val Capone
League Affiliation Windy City Rollers
Age 36
Children None
Height 5' 9"
Weight 179 lbs
Weight before derby 226 lbs
Started July 2004
Key Position Offensive & Defensive Blocker
Practice time per week Depending on work schedule, I skate 3-5 practices a week plus coach one
Other Workout I'm a gym rat and love the free weights. I also speed skate Saturday mornings before the sun comes up. It's a love/hate relationship, for sure.
Diet Well, because I have Crohn's I'm on a special "try it!" Basically it's a try it and see if it works diet? I used to be the queen of the all you can eat buffet, but now I get full before even finishing a sandwich. I can't have any red meat, which is a bit of a heartbreaker, but I can have cheese, thankfully. I was also told that I shouldn't have sushi, but that ban will be lifted on my birthday this Friday, per doctors orders, of course.
I drink a lot of Muscle Milk protein shakes and eat a lot of applesauce squeezers. I'm, essentially, on a toddlers diet. Today's lunch at work consisted of half a grilled cheese sandwich, a few bites of mashed potatoes and about three green beans, ha. It's a work in progress to say the least...
Laps in 5 minutes n/a-I'll be redoing this soon once I get full clearance, but I couldn't tell you off the top of my head
Previous Athletic Experience I've been weight lifting since I was 14 years old and I've been a bowler my entire life, ha. I actually have a couple of giant trophies atop my fridge. I've also been roller skating since I was about 6 or 7 years old.

BBD-0208 Name Ms Dr Joseph L Simonis
League Affiliation Windy City Rollers
Gender Identity To be honest, I try to avoid giving people identity labels about my gender (ditto sexuality) as much as possible. I would much rather exist than try to describe my existence with necessarily limiting terms. But I also realize that most of society works from gender labels (and in particular, a binary set of options), and so I have a cultivated set of functional identity labels that I use to describe my gender, depending on the situation, including "myself", "woman", "transgender", "genderqueer", "queer", "genderfluid", "agender", "butch", "non-binary", and "neutrois", amongst others.
Age 30
Children None
Height 6' 2"
Weight ~190 lbs
Weight before derby ~190 lbs
Started May 2012
Key Position Jammer
Practice time per week 10 to 15 hours
Other Workout Lots of off skates workouts, interval training mostly. I like beach running and hill running.
Diet I'm a vegetarian and I'm pretty lactose intolerant.
Laps in 5 minutes I think it was 32 in 5? We don't test laps that often, I just 30.5 coming out of offseason.
Previous Athletic Experience I definitely grew up in an athletic household. I started playing organized sports when I was five years old (soccer and baseball, although I dropped soccer pretty quickly). I played baseball for 12 years, played football for 8 years, wrestled for 6 years, and also played a few seasons of basketball and track, as well. I was pretty serious with sports through high school and was recruited to wrestle in college (at a few D3 schools, not big programs), but stopped playing organized sports after high school. I was still physically active in college and grad school but mostly just worked out at the gym, although I did also play intramural soccer and picked up rock climbing.


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Sunday, February 15, 2015

Body By Derby: Windy City Rollers

Body By Derby is a figure study of active derby athletes to show the different body types of active skaters and the physical effects derby has on the players. This entry features skaters from Windy City Rollers. More pictures can be found at Cory's website. Get future updates on Facebook by following The Rollergirl Project.
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From Left:  Enemylou Harris, Shake N Bake, Poppy Spock, Moby Nipps, Hat Trixxxie, Magna, Stella Sabotage, Ms. Dr. Joseph L. Simonis, Mack Savage, Tay Q. Down, Zoe Trocious, Cuban Miss Elle, Beshemoth. Reina Chaos, Christian Mangle

BBD-9896 Name Enemylou Harris
Age 25
Children None
Height 5’ 2”
Weight 125 lbs
Weight before derby 125 lbs
Started 2012
Key Position Jammer
Practice time per week 4 hours
Other Workout I love to run. I run about three times a week outside of practice.
Diet Vegan
Laps in 5 minutes I don't know.
Previous Athletic Experience I've done sports my whole life. My mom got me and my sisters into running road races when we were kids, it just stuck.

BBD-9841 Name Shake N Bake
Age 24
Children None
Height 5' 3"
Weight 157 lbs
Weight before derby 165 lbs
Started January 2014
Key Position Jammer
Practice time per week 6 to 8 hours
Other Workout Biking, weight lifting, yoga
Diet Eat everything in sight
Laps in 5 minutes 27 laps in 5 min
Previous Athletic Experience Soccer, track & field

BBD-0072 Name Poppy Spock
Age 47
Children None
Height 5' 4"
Weight 138 lbs
Weight before derby 123 lbs probably
Started 2007 Derby Lite, 2009 WCR
Key Position Offensive & Defensive Blocker
Practice time per week 4 hours per week
Other Workout I'm a trainer. So that entails about four more on-skates hours per week, plus four more off-skates hours per week spear-carrying for my clients where the spears are, like, 45# plates. I bike a lot for transportation, not everywhere but year-round. Otherwise I practice what I preach as a trainer, whole day fitness: 30 min walk including stairs every morning, 15 min meditation every afternoon, 7 min stretch every evening, and stand 2x/hour during prolonged sitting periods. And I have to finish by saying that training isn't the only button to push when it comes to fitness, there are four other buttons: sleep, meditation, hydration, and nutrition. Give the training button a rest, why don't you. Try the nice meditation button!
Diet My diet is called my rules, my results. Right now my rules are a cup of coffee and a cup of water when I wake up, a glass of water with every meal, protein and vegetable for every meal plus starchy vegetable or whole grain for one meal per day, fruits and nuts for afternoon and evening snacks, and alcohol, sugar, or starch just three meals per week.
I stick to this pretty well through the year, and then it all goes to hell and I eat all white carbs between Thanksgiving and Christmas. Which isn't a rule, but it's certainly a pattern.
I guess my diet should just be called my rules, because I don't care about the results. Or I guess I'd care about the results if they were bad. But they're not bad, so.
Laps in 5 minutes I have no idea.
Previous Athletic Experience Musical theater, lol. No seriously if you want to see athleticism, youtube that clip of Neil Patrick Harris doing the opening number at the Tonys. He's dancing hard for like forever straight AND SINGING the whole way through. Ever hear of the talk test? Flying colors, Doogie Howser. Also, in a tuxedo.

BBD-9673 Name Moby Nipps
Age 31
Children None
Height 5' 4"
Weight 145 lbs
Weight before derby 130 lbs
Started Spring 2007
Key Position Offensive & Defensive Blocker
Practice time per week 8 hours on average
Other Workout I lift and do different cardio activities. This year has been a bit different as I work back from an injury, which dictates what I am able to do each day.
Diet Pescatarian
Laps in 5 minutes 32 laps in 5 min (Haven't done it in years, though!)
Previous Athletic Experience High school sports, rollerblading

BBD-0019 Name Hat Trixxxie
Age 32
Children None
Height 5' 5"
Weight 145 lbs
Weight before derby 130 lbs
Started 2012
Key Position Jammer
Practice time per week 2 to 4 hours
Other Workout I play ice hockey 1-2x per week.
Running, weightlifting, agility training and plyometrics 3-4x per week
Diet None
Laps in 5 minutes I don't know
Previous Athletic Experience I have been playing competitive women's/men's ice hockey since I was 9 years old.

BBD-9939 Name Magna
Age 39
Children One daughter age 5
Height 5' 6”
Weight 139 lbs
Weight before derby 145 lbs
Started After a year and a half of training, I got into the league in August of 2014 and was drafted to the Hell's Belles this past December. I'm a rookie so I'm still discovering my strengths on the track.
Key Position
Practice time per week 5 to 7 hours
Other Workout I do the Roller Derby Athletics off skates program on the days I don't have practice. I also strength train and run 3-5 miles at least two times a week.
Diet For health reasons I have to be gluten-free. Otherwise I do try to consume as much protein and fresh fruits and vegetables as I can to keep my body healthy.
Laps in 5 minutes
Previous Athletic Experience I only participated in sports such as basketball and karate when I was in high school, but that was mostly for fun and exercise. Derby is the first time I've participated in a sport at such a competitive level.

BBD-0101 Name Stella Sabotage
Age 35
Children None
Height 5’ 9 1/2”
Weight 150-155 lbs
Weight before derby 155-157 lbs
Started 2006
Key Position Offensive & Defensive Blocker
Practice time per week 6 hours sometimes more
Other Workout Boot Camp work outs, interval training, kettle bells, running, hiking, skating for fun, spin classes, personal trainer, etc...
Diet I have been vegetarian for 20 years.
Laps in 5 minutes 30ish in 5 I think
Previous Athletic Experience Skateboarding in high school, running, working out at the gym.

BBD-0241 Name Ms Dr Joseph L Simonis
Age 30
Children None
Height 6' 2"
Weight ~190 lbs
Weight before derby ~190 lbs
Started May 2012
Key Position Jammer
Practice time per week 10 to 15 hours
Other Workout Lots of off skates workouts, interval training mostly. I like beach running and hill running.
Diet I'm a vegetarian and I'm pretty lactose intolerant.
Laps in 5 minutes I think it was 32 in 5? We don't test laps that often, I just 30.5 coming out of offseason.
Previous Athletic Experience I definitely grew up in an athletic household. I started playing organized sports when I was five years old (soccer and baseball, although I dropped soccer pretty quickly). I played baseball for 12 years, played football for 8 years, wrestled for 6 years, and also played a few seasons of basketball and track, as well. I was pretty serious with sports through high school and was recruited to wrestle in college (at a few D3 schools, not big programs), but stopped playing organized sports after high school. I was still physically active in college and grad school but mostly just worked out at the gym, although I did also play intramural soccer and picked up rock climbing.

BBD-0256 Name Mack Savage
Age 25
Children None
Height 5' 9”
Weight 155 lbs
Weight before derby 190 lbs
Started 2012
Key Position Offensive & Defensive Blocker
Practice time per week 6+ hours
Other Workout Gym cardio/weight lifting when time allows.
Diet I try to be mindful of what I put in my body, but for the most part I to eat what I want, when I want. Playing roller derby, and staying active has given me this luxury (which I haven't always had.) 
Laps in 5 minutes
Previous Athletic Experience Equestrian
Basketball

BBD-9994 Name Tay Q. Down
Age 26
Children None
Height 5' 7"
Weight 182 lbs
Weight before derby 190 lbs
Started November 2009
Key Position Offensive & Defensive Blocker
Practice time per week 4 hours
Other Workout Weights, jogging, running stairs, agility ladder drills and ankle strengthening drills.
Diet I'm a baker for my career so it's really hard to cut foods out completely since we taste everything, but when I feel my strongest I'm following the Paleo lifestyle; which I just got back into.
Laps in 5 minutes It's been awhile but I think 29 in 5 min. I should prolly do this again ;)
Previous Athletic Experience From when I was younger figure skating, tennis, volleyball, softball, basketball, then in high school and college I played lacrosse.

BBD-0174 Name Zoe Trocious
Age 34
Children None
Height 5' 6"
Weight 140 lbs
Weight before derby 130 lbs
Started 2009
Key Position Jammer
Practice time per week 8 to 10 hours
Other Workout Weights, plyometrics, running.
Diet I eat as many calories as possible, in every variety.
Laps in 5 minutes
Previous Athletic Experience I ran cross country and track in high school and played rugby in college.

BBD-9761 Name Cuban Miss Elle
Age 24
Children None
Height 5' 5"
Weight 125 lbs
Weight before derby 115 lbs
Started Winter 2013
Key Position Jammer
Practice time per week 6 hours
Other Workout Kettlebell, weightlifting, plyometrics, & endurance training
Diet Steak & sweet potatoes and cuban sandwiches
Laps in 5 minutes <= 27 laps in 5 min
Previous Athletic Experience Track & field
cross country

BBD-9854 Name Beshemoth
Age 24
Children None
Height 5' 4"
Weight 170 lbs
Weight before derby 197 lbs
Started 2010
Key Position Offensive & Defensive Blocker
Practice time per week During home season I skate between 4-6 hours a week, during travel season it can be 8 hours or more. I do also skate with other teams occasionally for extra fun practice time :)
Other Workout I typically work out 3 days at the gym or at home. Running, and swimming; swimming being my favorite lately
Diet None
Laps in 5 minutes 30 laps in 5 min
Previous Athletic Experience I've played a lot of sports growing up and through my school years! I started at 6 with softball and cheerleading; I then moved to martial arts at 11. Right after I started MA I began wrestling in the 5th grade. I wrestled all the way through high school and played several other varsity sports along side that, such as : swimming, diving, track and field. When I got out of H.S., I did a year of MMA training.

BBD-0139 Name Reina Chaos
Age 36
Children None
Height 5' 2"
Weight 135 lbs
Weight before derby 115 lbs
Started 2007
Key Position Defensive Blocker
Practice time per week 4 hours
Other Workout Running- lots of it- marathons and such
Crossfit- 2xweek
Diet None
Laps in 5 minutes I have no idea
Previous Athletic Experience Cheerleader and dance team high school and college
Cross country runner in high school

BBD-9773 Name Christian Mangle
Age 24
Children 2 cats, both 4 years old
Height 5' 3”
Weight 150 lbs
Weight before derby 125 lbs
Started September 2013
Key Position Offensive & Defensive Blocker
Practice time per week 5 to 9 hours, including league practices
Other Workout Cardio and weight training, circuits focused on strength training.
Diet Pescetarian
Laps in 5 minutes A basket of puppies! (I don't remember)
Previous Athletic Experience I did Aikido for three years during college.

BBD-9692 Name SpartaKris
Age 29
Children None
Height 5' 4”
Weight I guesstimate around 185? I stopped weighing myself and started just basing it on how my clothes fit :)
Weight before derby 215 lbs
Started 2010
Key Position Defensive Blocker
Practice time per week 4 to 6 Depending on home or travel season
Other Workout I owe these meatlegs to On Your Mark Training. I do mostly their strength classes and their trainers are great at knowing what's needed for derby world (which is really I guess everything).
Diet I allow myself to eat whatever, I've just started moderating the amounts I eat. I also force myself to eat a certain amount of veggies and protein everyday.
Laps in 5 minutes
Previous Athletic Experience At various points through grade school and high school, I played basketball, volleyball, and did track and field.

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Sunday, January 4, 2015

Body By Derby: Vette City Roller Derby

Body By Derby is a figure study of active derby athletes to show the different body types of active skaters and the physical effects derby has on the players. This entry features skaters from Vette City Roller Derby. More pictures can be found at Cory's website. Get future updates on Facebook by following The Rollergirl Project.

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From Left: Lil ' Nitro, Rhumble Bee, Vi-vicious, BrickHouse, Shell Shock, Murderface, Rembrat, StitcHer Up, Serial Kilner, Merslaydes Benz, and Kitty Cataclysm

 

 

BBD-9176 Name Lil ' Nitro
Age 43
Children 4 kids:  10 yrs, 17 yrs, 20 yrs, & 22 yrs old
Height 5' 7”
Weight 120 lbs
Weight before derby 112 lbs
Started 2009
Key Position Jammer, Offensive & Defensive Blocker
Practice time per week 7 hours
Other Workout Try .. All of the above.. Like to work out with my own body weight .. So pushups Pull ups hand stands... Lunges squats .do a lot of walking I'm a sonic car hop so I skate a lot at work too...
Diet Not really like to eat alot .... Always trying to gain weight actually. I do try to eat healthy though.
Laps in 5 minutes 32 laps in 5 minutes (I believe)
Previous Athletic Experience High School cross country team . Track and field .. Basketball team. I've always loved sports I'm a pretty competitive person... I just love being involved in roller derby ! I believe it's put me in the best shape of my life.

 

BBD-9053 Name Rhumble Bee
Age 25
Children None
Height 5' 8''
Weight 145 lbs
Weight before derby 140 lbs
Started September 2012
Key Position Jammer & Defensive Blocker
Practice time per week 7 hours
Other Workout I run 2 to 3 times a week on non derby days, I also do lift weights.
Diet I try and eat consistently and make healthy choices when cooking at home.
Laps in 5 minutes 32 laps in 5 minutes
Previous Athletic Experience Horse jumping for 7 years

 

BBD-9026 Name Vi-vicious
Age 40
Children None
Height 5' 2"
Weight 180 lbs
Weight before derby 151 lbs
Started 2 years in NRG Rec league, and 1 year with Vette City Roller Girls.
Key Position Defensive Blocker
Practice time per week 7 hours
Other Workout I do Cardio 3 times a week at our local YMCA. And I try to skate outdoors at least 2 times a week, not so much in the cold weather now. But, I have found a new love in weight training. And I try to switch up cardio as much as possible and do some row machine, elliptical, and treadmill, so I get a nice rounded workout.
Diet I have a specific diet in my head, but I do not always follow it. I need to buckle down more when it come to food. But, on practice and bout days, I make sure I eat more carbs so my body has fuel for the upcoming day.
Laps in 5 minutes 29.5 laps in 5 minutes, when all the stars are aligned.
Previous Athletic Experience Softball for about 8 years, and I have run 4 1/2 marathons, but for me roller derby is my one true love.

 

BBD-9071 Name BrickHouse
Age 34
Children None
Height 5' 9"
Weight 140 lbs
Weight before derby 130 lbs
Started January 2010
Key Position Jammer
Practice time per week 7 hours
Other Workout CrossFit
Diet I have followed the Paleo diet in the past, and saw great results. I am currently trying to restrict my wheat and sugar intake.
Laps in 5 minutes 33 laps in 5 minutes
Previous Athletic Experience Does marching band count? Basically, I had very little athletic experience before derby.

 

BBD-8875 Name Shell Shock
Age 23
Children 1 tiny Bird child, 3 years old.
Height 5' 6.5"
Weight 170-175 lbs (varies)
Weight before derby 160-165 lbs
Started March 2013
Key Position Offensive & Defensive Blocker
Practice time per week 7 hours
Other Workout I'm the president of Chicks in Bowls Kentucky Chapter, so I do a lot of aggressive quad skating in local skateparks. I also skateboard, but I'm not as accomplished in that as I am on quads. I weight lift and run, though not as much as I would like to. I do a lot of hiking and field work for non-derby stuff, as well.
Diet More or less Primal, but pizza is my true love, so I make exceptions for it. I drink heaps of tea (unsweetened) and coffee (black).
Laps in 5 minutes No clue; 32 laps in 5 minutes
Previous Athletic Experience Years and years of competitive swimming, track and field, cross country. All in high school and before that. Now it's derby and self-motivated athletics.

 

BBD-8755 Name Murderface
Age 31
Children None
Height 5' 8"
Weight 146 lbs
Weight before derby 130 lbs
Started 2009
Key Position Defensive Blocker
Practice time per week 7 hours
Other Workout Cardio and weights
Diet None
Laps in 5 minutes 30 laps in 5 minutes
Previous Athletic Experience Track team in middle school

 

BBD-9203 Name Rembrat
Age 42
Children No bio kids but two super cool step kids ages 21 and 19.
Height 5' 4” if I stretch
Weight 135 lbs - but proportioned way differently.
Weight before derby 135 lbs
Started 2009
Key Position Jammer & Defensive Blocker
Practice time per week 5 – 7 hours
Other Workout I do a lot of stretching.
Diet I am gluten avoidant. I don't eat things that used to have 4 legs. I grew up with Southern California hippy parents so I was trained to eat healthy - lots of salads & fruit, not a lot of meat, low sugar and fat. I still do most of that but I have a wicked sweet tooth, so I fell off the no sugar wagon a long time ago.
Laps in 5 minutes 31 laps in 5 minutes
Previous Athletic Experience Team sports have always been super important to me, I've played them since I was 8. Soccer most of my life - grade school through a traveling women's team post college. A year of field hockey at a girls grammar school in London. (I wasn't good.) Pick up girls street roller hockey in college where the boys would ref for us until they got tired at us yelling at them about penalties. The sport that kicked my ass the most was rowing crew for a year D1 at the college level. We didn't have a lightweight team so I had to gain 20 pounds of muscle to row because I didn't want to *lose* weight to be a cox.

 

BBD-9148 Name StitcHer Up
Age 29
Children None
Height 5' 5"
Weight 138 lbs
Weight before derby 117 lbs
Started September 2012
Key Position Jammer
Practice time per week 6 - 7 hours per week
Other Workout I do some yoga.
Diet I eat just about everything! When I was in grad school I hardly ate anything because of stress. Derby made me strong again and my appetite has come back. Now that I've graduated I try to eat well, but I don't really deny myself much.
Laps in 5 minutes 32 laps in 5 minutes
Previous Athletic Experience None! The closest thing I've ever done is show choir.

 

BBD-8991 Name Serial Kilner
Age 25
Children None
Height 5' 8 1/2"
Weight 160 lbs
Weight before derby 250 lbs
Started March 2014
Key Position Offensive & Defensive Blocker
Practice time per week 6+ hours
Other Workout I enjoy staying active, I want to try every type of activity. I will do squats or other exercises just to fill time.
Diet I am a pescetarian, but I love pretty much all food.
Laps in 5 minutes 29 laps in 5 minutes, though I haven't tried recently
Previous Athletic Experience I played basketball, ultimate Frisbee, and jogged throughout high school and into college. But I had not found my sport until Derby.

 

BBD-9261 Name Merslaydes Benz
Age 28
Children None
Height 5' 4''
Weight 155 lbs
Weight before derby 145 lbs
Started 2009 - Season 1 : )
Key Position Defensive Blocker
Practice time per week 7 hours
Other Workout I used to run long distance until I injured my PCL last season. I haven't been able to run since then, but I can skate (and skating is more important anyways : ) ) Currently I weight train 3 days a week.
Diet I eat what a want. Basically a steady stream of candy.
Laps in 5 minutes 28 laps in 5 minutes
Previous Athletic Experience I played field hockey from high school through college. I needed a team sport after college ... thank goodness for roller derby!

 

BBD-8825 Name Kitty Cataclysm
Age 26
Children None
Height 5' 9"
Weight 155 lbs
Weight before derby 150 lbs
Started August 2009
Key Position Jammer, Offensive & Defensive Blocker
Practice time per week 7 hours
Other Workout Crossfit, Mountain Biking
Diet Plan meals around paleo/primal guidelines, eat things I shouldn't regularly
Laps in 5 minutes 31 to 32 laps in 5 minutes
Previous Athletic Experience Essentially none

 

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Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Body By Derby: Arch Rival Roller Girls

Body By Derby is a figure study of active derby athletes to show the different body types of active skaters and the physical effects derby has on the players. This entry features skaters from Arch Rival Roller Girls. More pictures can be found at Cory's website. Get future updates on Facebook by following The Rollergirl Project.

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From Left: Danisaurus Rex, Downtown Dallis, Girl Fawkes, Chokehold Chanel, Party Rockher, SOUNDPROOF, Annie Swanson, Professor E-ville, Eli Wallop and Rock Slobster

 

BBD-8686 Name Danisaurus Rex
Age 34
Children None
Height 5’ 0”
Weight No idea
Weight before derby No idea
Started July 2013
Key Position Defensive Blocker
Practice time per week 4 to 5 hours
Other Workout

I do a hodgepodge of activities.
Running, weight lifting, jump rope,

Diet I'm currently doing the ViSalus shake program.
Laps in 5 minutes 27 laps in 4:50
Previous Athletic Experience

I did a little soccer and softball in high school.
But,nothing really in my twenties.

 

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Name Downtown Dallis
Age 32
Children 1 - 16 month old boy
Height 5' 4"
Weight 131 lbs
Weight before derby 129 lbs
Started 2009 at Assassination City, Dallas, TX
Key Position Defensive Blocker
Practice time per week 4 hours
Other Workout

Weight lifting 4x week
Rowing
Trail skating with my kid
Rheumatoid arthritis and a new heart condition restricted cardio and derby just to blocking

Diet

Egg whites and mostly fruits and veggies
And Mexican food!

Laps in 5 minutes  
Previous Athletic Experience Fast pitch softball, volleyball, soccer and basketball in high school. Aggressive in-line skating, kayaking and surfing.

 

BBD-8463 Name Girl Fawkes
Age 29
Children None
Height 5’ 4”
Weight 155 lbs
Weight before derby  
Started January 2007
Key Position Defensive Blocker
Practice time per week 6 hours
Other Workout cardio, weights, yoga, biking
Diet just try not to eat junk; a lot of home cooking, non processed foods
Laps in 5 minutes 27 laps in 4:10
Previous Athletic Experience none before derby

 

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Name Chokehold Chanel
Age 39
Children A son 4 years old
Height 5’ 5”
Weight 135 lbs
Weight before derby 125 lbs
Started September 2006
Key Position Jammer
Practice time per week 6 to 9 hours
Other Workout I hate working out.
Diet I eat organic, and chemical free as much as possible. And I only eat organic Chicken and turkey. No red meats or pork.
Laps in 5 minutes  
Previous Athletic Experience Soccer and Softball

 

BBD-8495 Name Party Rockher
Age 27
Children None
Height 5’ 8”
Weight Unknown (at least 175 lbs)
Weight before derby 188 lbs
Started September 2011
Key Position Offensive & Defensive Blocker
Practice time per week 6 to 7 Hours
Other Workout My teaching/work schedule limits the time I have for activities outside of roller derby. I really dislike running for fun, I am bad at lifting weights, and my bike tire has been flat for going on three years now sooo.. yeah! Maybe I'll eventually join a gym or something…
Diet None
Laps in 5 minutes 33.5 in 5 minutes
Previous Athletic Experience 12 years of soccer (7 of which were co-ed); 3 years of Volleyball; 2 years of Softball.

 

BBD-8441 Name SOUNDPROOF
Age 26
Children 1 – Age 1
Height 5’ 5”
Weight 125 lbs
Weight before derby 137 lbs
Started 2012 (3mos) was pregnant and returned 2014 (10mos)
Key Position Jammer, Offensive & Defensive Blocker
Practice time per week 2 to 4 hours
Other Workout Beachbody programs and yoga
Diet Not really but I do eat small meals a day. Shakes and nutrition bars.
Laps in 5 minutes  
Previous Athletic Experience Karate (Tae Kwon Do) went all the way to black belt at a young age, gymnastics, high school sports: basketball, softball, soccer and wrestling.

 

BBD-8381 Name Annie Swanson
Age 23
Children None
Height 5’ 3”
Weight 140 lbs
Weight before derby 140 lbs
Started 2012
Key Position Jammer
Practice time per week 4 to 10 hours
Other Workout I lift weights and alternate XC biking with running sprints. But I hate running and have some lower body ailments so I usually bike.
Diet Not really. I was a chunky kid, so as a teenager I became very conscious of moderating my diet.
Laps in 5 minutes At least 10 laps in 5 minutes
Previous Athletic Experience I played soccer until I was 12, then played volleyball through high school. I was never particularly good at either sport.

 

BBD-8430 Name Professor E-ville
Age 43
Children 2, daughter 16 & son 17
Height 5’ 5”
Weight Not quite as heavy and Solid
Weight before derby Heavy and soft
Started June 2014
Key Position  
Practice time per week  
Other Workout Weights, walking, tennis
Diet I try to eat a balanced diet - not too much of any one thing
Laps in 5 minutes  
Previous Athletic Experience None to speak of

 

BBD-8586 Name Eli Wallop
Age 32
Children None
Height 5’ 5”
Weight 190 lbs
Weight before derby 200-ish
Started 2005
Key Position Defensive Blocker
Practice time per week 10 to 12 hours
Other Workout I do some bike commuting (mostly to bars), dance classes here and there, and CrossFit on my lunch breaks.
Diet It fluctuates. I've had good success with the Paleo diet in the past, but I'm generally happy if I make most of my food at home. Because pizza and donuts are pretty magical.
Laps in 5 minutes  
Previous Athletic Experience I played soccer through college, and my team made it to a few D3 NCAA tournaments. As a kid, I played all of the sports, and I've always been a bit of a bruiser. Nobody in my life has ever been surprised by me skating roller derby.

 

BBD-8633 Name Rock Slobster
Age 29
Children 1 step son
Height 5’ 7”
Weight 155 lbs
Weight before derby 170 lbs
Started July 2013
Key Position Defensive Blocker
Practice time per week 5 hours
Other Workout Not as much as I should. Upping my physical training outside of derby is my big goal this local season. Currently I do 1-3 30 minute workouts a week and some yoga.
Diet Nothing special
Laps in 5 minutes 30 laps in 5 minutes
Previous Athletic Experience Basketball and volleyball as a youth. Rugby in college. I've always loved riding my bicycle!

 

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