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.

BBD-8950

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

 

BBD-8966

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.

BBD-8539

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.

 

BBD-8373
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

 

BBD-8336
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!

 

BBD-8534

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Body By Derby: Southern Illinois 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 Southern Illinois Roller Girls. More pictures can be found at Cory's website. Get future updates on Facebook by following The Rollergirl Project.

BBD-7015

From Left: Unlucky Chuckie, Italian Booty Queen, Evilyn A. Heathen, Belle Bruising, Infamous GA, Lethal Objection, Zooey SlayChanel, Professor Plum Crazy, Jinnfiltration, Psychokid D Freakout, Splatter, AK-40 Devin, and Killer Keebler,

 

BBD-7170 Name Unlucky Chuckie
Age 24
Children 1 3/4ths cats and 1 dog
Height 5' 2”
Weight 120 lbs
Weight before derby 130 lbs
Started November 2011
Key Position Jammer, Offensive & Defensive Blocker
Practice time per week 5 hours
Other Workout I have a pull up bar at home that I sometimes do pull ups on but mainly I hang upside down from it.
Diet I eat when I feel like it unless its those chewy chip ahoys cookies with the Oreo cream inside then all bets are off and I eat the entire box...I have a problem
Laps in 5 minutes no clue
Previous Athletic Experience Softball, track, and basketball up until high school and then nothing between that and derby

 

BBD-7075 Name Italian Booty Queen
Age 34
Children I have three. Their ages are 20,11 and 5
Height 5' 4”
Weight 178 lbs
Weight before derby 172 lbs
Started March 2011
Key Position Offensive & Defensive Blocker
Practice time per week 3 to 5 hours
Other Workout I love to run/jog in 5ks so running is important to me. I also work out at the local gym doing strength training...I have a weird obsession with Ellipticals and free weights now.
Diet I follow a high protein diet and attempt at 64-90 oz of water daily. I avoid soda but still have a slight addiction to coffee. I don't deprive myself and I feel that is why I have maintained my loss from my weight loss surgery. My team loves my diet of I see food I want I order take two bites get full and feed them the rest :) I am the best kind of travel buddy..
Laps in 5 minutes 27 in 5 minutes 40 seconds
Previous Athletic Experience NONE.... Derby is my first sport ever. I feel that is why I have such a drive to continue. I have never been an active person being a young mom I had no time for that. After my weight loss surgery I joined derby to shape up my body, confidence and to shape my soul. So many people say derby saved them..... I can honestly say derby keeps saving me mentally and physically.

 

BBD-7217 Name Evilyn A. Heathen
Age 35
Children None
Height 5' 7"
Weight Haven't a clue, I don't own a scale.
Weight before derby 130 lbs
Started 2007
Key Position Jammer & Defensive Blocker
Practice time per week 5 hours
Other Workout Occasionally I'll do home workouts, outdoor skate, stuff like that. I abhor running. Why run when you can skate?
Diet I try to eat well, but I am not going to deny myself.
Laps in 5 minutes 32 laps in 5 minutes
Previous Athletic Experience I was a generally an active child (climbing trees, playing in the woods), one of the fastest runners in school and played some tennis before teen angst hit. But derby is the only sport that ever felt meaningful to me, that I ever felt a passion towards.

 

BBD-6846 Name Belle Bruising
Age 34
Children Only a four-legged one.
Height 5' 7"
Weight 170 lbs
Weight before derby 145 lbs
Started Fresh Meat Class - April 2012, First Bout - August 2012
Key Position Defensive Blocker
Practice time per week 5 hours
Other Workout I occasionally lift weights with a friend, and take on some of those online monthly challenges, though I rarely finish them. Mostly, I have a Weimaraner who needs lots of exercise to keep him from getting anxious.
Diet My diet revolves around my food allergies (fruits, veg, nuts, soy, shellfish, seafood), and is composed primarily of meat, cheese, pasta, and potatoes. There's a fair amount of candy sprinkled between meals, too.
Laps in 5 minutes 27 labs in 4:17 (I think)
Previous Athletic Experience

Ages 5-13 - Karate
Age 16-18 - Ballet & modern dance
Ages 13-27 - Competitive Highland dance

 

BBD-7159 Name Infamous GA
Age 31
Children 2 children, 5 yrs & 8 yrs
Height 5' 9"
Weight 215 lbs
Weight before derby 230 lbs
Started Jan 2014
Key Position Jammer, Offensive & Defensive Blocker
Practice time per week 5 hours
Other Workout I skate with my kids about 6 hours a week for family fun time.
Diet None
Laps in 5 minutes 27 laps in 5 min
Previous Athletic Experience

College softball and soccer
Softball in high school

 

BBD-6986 Name Lethal Objection
Age 27
Children None
Height 6’ 0”
Weight ~240 lbs
Weight before derby 220 lbs
Started April 2011
Key Position Offensive & Defensive Blocker
Practice time per week 5 hours
Other Workout I don't have a specific workout plan...just do things when I'm feeling ambitious.
Diet Not particularly. I try to eat healthy, but I fail a lot.
Laps in 5 minutes 27 laps in 4:17
Previous Athletic Experience Some volleyball when I was younger. Then spurts of running through college.

 

BBD-7038 Name Zooey SlayChanel
Age 28
Children None
Height 6’ 0”
Weight 145 lbs
Weight before derby 145lbs
Started 2011
Key Position Jammer & Offensive Blocker
Practice time per week 2.5 hours
Other Workout Running, Soccer, hiking, cyclocross, regular biking
Diet Vegan!
Laps in 5 minutes 27 laps in 4:31, I think? I don't know I just did it for the first time like a month ago
Previous Athletic Experience Basketball, Soccer, Softball Volleyball

 

BBD-7236 Name Professor Plum Crazy
Age 39
Children 2 kids: one 14 and one 12
Height 5' 7 1/2''
Weight 155 lbs
Weight before derby 155 lbs
Started April 2010
Key Position
Practice time per week
Other Workout

I run occasionally. I swim and paddle board in the summer.
I played Roller Derby from April of 2010 until December 2013. I've been training as a ref during this 2014 season.

Diet I've been a vegetarian since I was a teenager.
Laps in 5 minutes
Previous Athletic Experience I ran cross country and track in high school and danced for many years.

 

BBD-7137 Name Jinnfiltration
Age 28
Children None
Height 5' 7”
Weight 183 lbs
Weight before derby 175 lbs
Started April 2014
Key Position Offensive & Defensive Blocker
Practice time per week 6 to 8 hours
Other Workout I try to get at least one day of outside activity in every week. This includes anything from running, kayaking, hiking, or swimming, to simply playing Just Dance with my friends.
Diet None
Laps in 5 minutes Cannot remember
Previous Athletic Experience I played softball when I was younger and tried out women's Rugby my second year of grad school. Shortly before derby I trained for about six months in MMA.

 

BBD-6905 Name Psychokid D Freakout
Age 23
Children I have a kitten, Archer.
Height 5' 5"
Weight 130-ish. I'm not really sure.
Weight before derby 120 lbs
Started I started in the late autumn of 2011. Although I was an NSO for a hot second before that.
Key Position Jammer
Practice time per week 5 hours
Other Workout When I can; I try to do mainly strengthening(I love plyo workouts). I typically skate a few hours a week outside of practice, mostly footwork; although that's primarily for fun or to blow off steam. I also try to make it to Sunday Gatekeeper and ARRG practices in St Louis.
Diet Not really, that's a work in progress.
Laps in 5 minutes I think it was around 4:07 earlier this season.
Previous Athletic Experience I played tennis, soccer, softball, basketball, I ran cross country, and ran and was the jumping captain in track.

 

BBD-7106 Name Splatter
Age 28
Children None
Height 5' 4"
Weight 158 lbs
Weight before derby 145 lbs
Started April 2010
Key Position Offensive & Defensive Blocker
Practice time per week 2 to 5 hours
Other Workout I try to make other practices near Southern Illinois, walk my dogs, and sometimes workout to Jillian Michaels.
Diet I pretty much eat everything and anything I want. I have recently started to at least eat smaller portions when it comes to pasta (I eat that daily). I'm not a huge fan of diets (for myself).
Laps in 5 minutes 27 in 4:23
Previous Athletic Experience Before starting derby I was training for boxing and MMA fighting. Prior to that, I hadn't played any organized sport since middle school which was volleyball.

 

BBD-6920 Name AK-40 Devin
Age 29
Children 4 fur babies and 2 step kids
Height 5' 3"
Weight 156 lbs
Weight before derby 130 lbs
Started I tried out at the end of September 2010. It had been 10 years since I had skates on my feet
Key Position Jammer & Defensive Blocker
Practice time per week 5 hours throughout the week with an occasional 5 hours on the weekend
Other Workout Not really. My job can be physically demanding at times so that is a workout in itself. I am outside a lot and enjoy hiking in the woods. I also skate at the local skating rink on weekends.
Diet I see food and I eat it. I try to eat as healthy as I can, but I do have a sweet tooth.
Laps in 5 minutes 27 laps in 3:56
Previous Athletic Experience I ran track in grade school for 9 years. I also use to water ski the slalom course, knee board, and wakeboard. Derby is my first and only team sport I have ever played.

 

BBD-6953 Name Killer Keebler
Age 24
Children 1 child - 3years old
Height 4’ 11”
Weight 108 lbs
Weight before derby 115 lbs
Started April 2012
Key Position Offensive & Defensive Blocker
Practice time per week 5 hours
Other Workout I like to go for a jog when I get time to.
Diet I am a new vegetarian (6 months), but other than that ill eat anything and everything. On bout day I try not to eat any dairy or anything to heavy.
Laps in 5 minutes 27 laps in 4:20
Previous Athletic Experience

 

BBD-7011

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Body By Derby: Cincinnati Rollergirls

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 Cincinnati Rollergirls. More pictures can be found at Cory's website. Get future updates on Facebook by following The Rollergirl Project.

 

BBD-1330

From Left: REDRUM, Ruthless Chris, Tru D. Vicious, Big Ugly, Skunna Hurt, I Caramba!, and Kitten Kicker

 

BBD-1380 Name REDRUM
Age 29
Children 1 Daughter, Millie, Age 3
Height 5' 5”
Weight 145 lbs
Weight before derby 155 lbs
Started January 2014
Key Position Offensive & Defensive Blocker
Practice time per week 6 to 10 hours
Other Workout I'm always on the go and getting into something, so official workouts are few and far between. I've learned, however, that a game of frisbee with my puggle or chasing my 3 year old around a park, will sculpt even the smallest of calves and biceps.
Diet Maybe one day when I grow up... No, but seriously, I eat an excessive amount of fruit and on occasion, I'll mess with a snack of the vegetable variety.
Laps in 5 minutes
Previous Athletic Experience

Oh wow, where do I begin with all of my extensive athletic experience...
After dabbling in a little S.A.Y. soccer and t-ball back in grade school, my heart settled into the comfy confines of marching band nerdom. Enough said.

 

BBD-1188 Name Ruthless Chris
Age 39
Children 2 daughters, both 11 yrs old
Height 5' 5"
Weight 155 lbs
Weight before derby 145 lbs
Started

March 2011 - First Tryout

Jan 2012 - Made the team

Key Position Jammer
Practice time per week 7.5 hrs
Other Workout I lift weights and run intervals 2x a week. I used to run a lot pre-derby but not so much these days
Diet I should but I don't! I love food, so at the very least I try to include lean meats, fruits & veggies as much as possible.
Laps in 5 minutes 33 laps in 5 minutes
Previous Athletic Experience I have ran multiple 1/2 marathons, plus one road and one trail full marathon.

 

BBD-1211 Name Tru D. Vicious
Age 40
Children 3
Height 5' 7"
Weight 133 lbs
Weight before derby 143 lbs
Started February 2013
Key Position Jammer
Practice time per week 7.5 hrs
Other Workout

Insanity- The Asylum
-Speed & Agility
-Vertical Plyo
-Back to Core
-Strength w/ bands
-Game Day Overtime

Diet Vegan
Laps in 5 minutes 32 laps in 5 min.
Previous Athletic Experience

High School Varsity- volleyball, basketball, softball
Post High School- college basketball

 

BBD-1169 Name Big Ugly
Age 31
Children 1 child - Age 7
Height 6 ft
Weight 140 lbs (I was scrawny)
Weight before derby 170 lbs
Started I'm on my 3rd season
Key Position Defensive Blocker
Practice time per week 7 hrs
Other Workout Crossfit in the off season!! While in season it's all the workout DVDs Monday - Friday morning! Ruthless Chris and I are accountability buddies!
Diet 80/20. I eat right 80% of the time so I don't feel bad about having a donut. I drink a ton of water and try to sneak as many veggies as I can into my meals.
Laps in 5 minutes 33 laps in 5 minutes but I'm going to get that up higher and higher!
Previous Athletic Experience I was mostly a theater kid! I have dabbled in kickboxing and used to make ramps to skate over with on my rollerblades.

 

BBD-1089 Name Skunna Hurt
Age 18
Children None
Height 5' 11”
Weight 160 lbs
Weight before derby 175 lbs
Started 4 years ago
Key Position Offensive Blocker
Practice time per week 9 hrs
Other Workout
Diet Sometimes
Laps in 5 minutes 32 laps in 5 min
Previous Athletic Experience Softball & soccer

 

BBD-1136 Name I, Caramba!
Age 37
Children None
Height 5' 6"
Weight 140 lbs
Weight before derby 148 lbs
Started March 2011
Key Position Jammer & Defensive Blocker
Practice time per week 8 hours
Other Workout I try to find activities that build strength and endurance outside of practice, but during the season, I really struggle to find the time. I'm better about hitting non-derby activities during our off season. I've been involved periodically with Crossfit since the summer of 2012, and I'm hoping to get back to the box as this season wraps up. My husband and I used to enjoy spinning together too, so I'd love to get back to the bike.
Diet I tend to eat paleo for breakfast and dinner, with anything as fair game for lunch. That's how I balance eating healthy, with not feeling deprived. I'm not very good at diets, but I try to watch the scale and how my clothes fit. When it starts creeping up on me, I cut out more carbs. I also have to be more careful during the off season. When you're skating 6-8 hours a week, you can afford the extra calories. When the hours on skates go down, it's easy for the pounds to go up. Our team likes to joke about fat December, so I know it's something we all struggle with. I'm also pretty convinced I'd be about 10 pounds lighter if ice cream and french fries weren't so good.
Laps in 5 minutes
Previous Athletic Experience

You name the sport, and I've probably tried it. From the more obscure, like ice hockey (that was a terrible idea!) and curling, to the more traditional like, soccer, volleyball, and softball, I can't ever remember a time in my life when I wasn't playing a sport. Growing up, I rolled from one sport to the next, and sometimes was involved in more than one at a time. When I hit high school, the community leagues weren't available anymore, so I had to narrow it down to a few. My "letters" included 4 years of volleyball, 4 years of track & field (sprinter & discus), 1 year of basketball, and 1 year of swimming. (The theater was the only reason I didn't play 2 more seasons.)
I've never been a super star athlete. I've always been just good enough to make the team, so there was no chance of collegiate athletics for me. I didn't have the natural talent, or to be honest, the dedication. Sports to me has always been more about having fun, staying in shape, and being part of a team. All of those things are important to me still, so I've tried to keep sports in my life since leaving high school. Throughout college I was involved with intramural leagues and even took a few courses on coaching. As an adult, I played volleyball or softball pretty much year round...until I found derby. As my friends and family can attest to, derby has pretty much taken over my life since the day I got up the nerve to strap on skates and show up to a try out. It is by far the hardest game I've ever played, and I've never had so much fun!

 

BBD-1292 Name Kitten Kicker
Age 30
Children None
Height 5' 4"
Weight 135 lbs
Weight before derby 125 lbs
Started 2010
Key Position Offensive & Defensive Blocker
Practice time per week 3X per week
Other Workout

Crossfit
Swimming
Cardio

Diet None
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Previous Athletic Experience

High school & YMCA Swim teams
Tough Mudder

 

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