Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Body By Derby: Demolition 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 Demolition 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: GodJilla, Sprintin Tarantino, Flex A. Belle, Marion A. Matrix, 4-Alarm Felon, Shelby N. Pain, O. Snap,
ChasD Belt, Boss A-Train, Stepheree, Bouncing Bettie, Coco Cream-Ahoe, Hurtz Donut, and Tenacious V
 
 
_MG_4327 Name GodJilla
Age 38
Children 1 - Age 15 months
Height 5'2"
Weight No idea-baby weight:)
Weight before derby No idea
Started February 2008
Key Position Jammer
Practice time per week 6 hours or more
Other Workout

Crossfit, yoga, stairs
Does chasing a baby count?

Diet Not consistently
Laps in 5 minutes No idea
Previous Athletic Experience Soccer, volleyball, basketball, softball, biking

 

_MG_4163 Name Sprintin Tarantino
Age 29
Children None
Height 5'1”
Weight 135
Weight before derby 130
Started 2008
Key Position Jammer
Practice time per week 8 hours
Other Workout CrossFit is my main workout, but I also bike, and run. And if the weather is nice, I skate outside.
Diet Just try to eat as healthy as possible
Laps in 5 minutes 4:20
Previous Athletic Experience Played sports since I was old enough to hit a tee off the stand in baseball. Also played soccer and ran cross country in high school.

 

_MG_4269 Name Flex A. Belle
Age 22
Children None
Height 5' 6"
Weight 130
Weight before derby 135
Started April 2013
Key Position Jammer, Offensive & Defensive Blocker
Practice time per week 4 to 6 hours
Other Workout P90X, Cardio, Running
Diet

The see food diet.
I see food and then I eat it.

Laps in 5 minutes 29 laps in 5 minutes
Previous Athletic Experience Gymnastics, Basketball, softball, Tae Kwon Do, and Track

 

_MG_4413 Name Marion A. Matrix
Age 28
Children Two fur-babies:  Boston and Clara
Height 5' 8”
Weight 227
Weight before derby 220
Started July 2012
Key Position Defensive Blocker
Practice time per week 6-8 hours on skates
Other Workout Nothing specific, running and wrestling with my chocolate labs and anything else adventurous that comes along.
Diet Nope. I like to cook at home as opposed to eating out but I cook just like my mom and grandma taught me and try to eat everything in moderation.
Laps in 5 minutes 4:30
Previous Athletic Experience I've played sports my entire life. I started with softball and tumbling, dropped the tumbling after I grew taller than everyone else and stuck with softball and basketball through high school. I also played some volleyball, soccer and tennis along the way.

 

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Name 4-Alarm Felon
Age 34
Children 2 Fur Kids - 5yrs old
Height 5'6"
Weight 172
Weight before derby 185
Started January 2013
Key Position Offensive & Defensive Blocker
Practice time per week 4 to 6hours
Other Workout Weightlifting, Cardio, CrossFit style (firehouse) workouts, recreational softball and soccer.
Diet I try to eat as clean as possible, but also allow myself to cheat every now and then to avoid boredom. Mostly eat lean proteins and veggies, but will throw down on some carbs if left unsupervised :)
Laps in 5 minutes 28.5 laps in 5
Previous Athletic Experience

High School Softball & Soccer (Soccer State Champs woot woot).
Division I College Softball & Soccer at the University of Evansville.
Women's Semi-Pro Tackle Football (4 years)
Guns & Hoses Boxing (2 years)

 

_MG_4353 Name Shelby N Pain
Age 38
Children 3 kids ages 20 & 9 year-old twins
Height 5'9"
Weight 182
Weight before derby 198
Started 2007
Key Position Offensive & Defensive Blocker
Practice time per week 4 to 6 hours
Other Workout Crossfit
Diet I love food! But I try to eat healthy. Vegetables & cake are a good combo, right?
Laps in 5 minutes 31 laps in 5 minutes
Previous Athletic Experience

High school - Volleyball, basketball, cheerleading, gymnastics & softball
Post high school - Rec volleyball & softball

 

_MG_4419 Name O. Snap
Age 31
Children None
Height 5' 11"
Weight 188
Weight before derby 175
Started August 2008
Key Position Offensive & Defensive Blocker
Practice time per week 6 to 8 hours
Other Workout Running, biking, skating outdoors, some weight-lifting and plyo. Dog walking and dog running and dog chasing too. And rehab. I'm the queen of rehab exercises.
Diet I see food, I eat it. I only try to not eat ALL of the food at once. Portion control is key for me.
Laps in 5 minutes I got them in under 5 when I needed to, and that's good enough for me!
Previous Athletic Experience

I was born with the jock gene, whether I liked it or not. I was tallest in my class until freshman year of high school. In elementary school the gym teacher tried to recruit me for his football team.
I played basketball from the time I could dribble until I graduated college. I played softball up through senior year of high school, then got into it again in co-ed leagues in college and beyond. I also tried volleyball freshman year, and threw shot put and discs in junior high. I have to tell you, being an "experienced athlete" had not prepared me physically or mentally for what I've been through in roller derby. I've learned more about my will power, my physical limits, and myself as a whole in the 5 years I've played derby than I ever did in my 20+ years playing other sports. I recommend sticking your neck out there and trying it to all women, prior athletic experience or not.


 

_MG_4252 Name ChasD Belt
Age 24
Children 1
Height 6'0”
Weight 215
Weight before derby 225
Started January 2009
Key Position Offensive & Defensive Blocker
Practice time per week 4 to 6 hours
Other Workout HIIT Cardio, Weight lifting, Insanity for cardio at times
Diet

I don't have a strict diet.
I cut out all sugars and eat lean meat ( Chicken and Turkey)
Lots of green veggies

Laps in 5 minutes 29 laps in 5 minutes
Previous Athletic Experience

I played fastpitch softball from the age of 11-18
Then I began derby


 

_MG_4102 Name Boss A-Train
Age 30
Children None
Height 6'1"
Weight 220
Weight before derby 275
Started 2011
Key Position Defensive Blocker
Practice time per week 8 hours
Other Workout Cross Fit
Diet A diet is simply what you consume so I dislike the word diet, but no I eat what I want. Steak and potatoes preferably.
Laps in 5 minutes 29 laps in 5 minutes
Previous Athletic Experience Junior high- softball, volleyball, basketball, and gymnastics.

 

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Name Stepheree
Age 27
Children None
Height 5'10"
Weight 145
Weight before derby 165
Started January 2012
Key Position Offensive & Defensive Blocker
Practice time per week 4 to 6 hours
Other Workout Cross Fit
Diet I love food!
Laps in 5 minutes
Previous Athletic Experience Soccer and basketball

 

_MG_4390 Name Bouncing Bettie
Age 34
Children 14 and 4 years old
Height 5'10"
Weight 200
Weight before derby 255
Started

January 2013

Key Position Offensive & Defensive Blocker
Practice time per week 6 hours
Other Workout I do crossfit 2-4 days a week
Diet I just watch what I eat
Laps in 5 minutes 27 in 5
Previous Athletic Experience High school cross country, basketball, and track

 

_MG_4314 Name Coco Cream-Ahoe
Age 23
Children None
Height 5'4"
Weight 158
Weight before derby 180
Started April 2011
Key Position Offensive & Defensive Blocker
Practice time per week 6 to 8 hrs
Other Workout

Power class and kick boxing before derby.

Time permitting, I workout outside of derby.

Diet None
Laps in 5 minutes 29 laps in 5 minutes
Previous Athletic Experience Speed team, jam skating team, basketball

 

_MG_4106 Name Hurtz Donut
Age 27
Children 1
Height 5’ 0”
Weight 135
Weight before derby 125
Started 2007
Key Position Jammer
Practice time per week 4 hours
Other Workout If running after toddlers counts then yes! I also try to do some yoga or other work outs from home between derby practices.
Diet I've managed to cut out A LOT of the soda I was drinking (I still have one or two on the weekend though) and mostly just try to watch my calorie intake and that I'm getting a good variety of foods.
Laps in 5 minutes 27 laps in 5 min
Previous Athletic Experience Between high school and college I participated in soccer, swim, dive team, cross county, track, and dodge-ball.

 

_MG_4403 Name Tenacious V
Age 36
Children 2 kids, ages 13 & 10
Height 5’ 0”
Weight 146
Weight before derby 150
Started 2012
Key Position Jammer
Practice time per week 4 to 5+ hours
Other Workout Cardio, biking
Diet None
Laps in 5 minutes 4 min 30-something seconds
Previous Athletic Experience None

 

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Thursday, April 24, 2014

Body By Derby: Mothers of the Bleeding Heartland

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 Bleeding Heartland 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: Thigh Candy, Rocket Docket, Sugar Diebeat'cha, Speedium Rear, Shanda "Doc" Rude, & ValHowler
BBD-3040 Name Thigh Candy
Age 33
Children Hunter is 9 and Alivia is 8....they are only 10 months apart so they get called twins a lot :-)
Height 5' 6”
Weight 218
Weight before derby I'm not sure.  My weight has fluctuated from a high of 251 to a low of 208 over the last 4 seasons.
Started January 2010
Key Position Defensive Blocker
Practice time per week 9 hours
Other Workout I started with a trainer at Force Fitness in January of this year and work out with him 2 hrs a week on top of our normal practices. Yeah I work really hard for this body...be jealous! I love to be outside, hiking, swimming, zip lining, WHATEVER just bring it. Sunshine makes me happy, moving my body makes me happy, being strong makes me happy so i try to do ALL of the things!
Diet High protein low sugar when I'm eating well.  When I'm not its more like the Man Vs Food diet. I tend to eat for the season.  I like to fluff up for the winter so I stay warm and then I tend to slim down in the summer :-)
Laps in 5 minutes 28.5 laps is the most I've ever gotten and that was while I was in the best derby shape I've ever been in....my Dad is a logger, I'm built more for strength than I am for speed.
Previous Athletic Experience I played softball from the age of 5 all the way up through college until I tore my ACL...(the first time).
I started volleyball in middle school and received a scholarship to also play in college but the ACL happened before our season started and well you need to have a functioning knee to play so I stopped :-) I attempted basketball in high school because hey I was an athlete and I could do anything...turns out that is NOT the case....my first high school game I played defense...the whole game...ehhh who needs offense anyway!

BBD-3084 Name Rocket Docket
Age 31
Children 1, she is 4 years old.
Height 5' 6"
Weight around 120
Weight before derby Don't know, probably more.
Started June 2013
Key Position Jammer, Offensive & Defensive Blocker
Practice time per week 9+ hours
Other Workout Biking, walking, carrying children around, miscellaneous things.
Diet None
Laps in 5 minutes 29 laps in 5 min
Previous Athletic Experience I was on various swim teams through high school. Nothing serious more recently.

BBD-3019 Name Sugar Diebeat'cha
Age 40
Children A 14 yo daughter & 10 yo son
Height 5' 4"
Weight 155
Weight before derby 165
Started 2011
Key Position Defensive Blocker
Practice time per week Currently none due to injury. Usually 9 hrs a week
Other Workout I swim with friends
Diet I count carbs for my diabetes but otherwise I don't diet.
Laps in 5 minutes 27 laps in 5 minutes
Previous Athletic Experience In high school, I swam and played tennis
At the time these photos were taken, Sugar was several weeks into recovering from a serious ankle injury.

BBD-2976 Name Speedium Rear
Age 23
Children 1 child Age 8
Height 5' 5"
Weight 131
Weight before derby 123
Started September 2013
Key Position Jammer
Practice time per week 9 to 10 hours
Other Workout Not Consistently.
Diet I TRY to eat lots of protein. I love junk food, but I try to stay away from it.
Laps in 5 minutes 29.5 laps in 5 mins
Previous Athletic Experience I ran track and played basketball in school. I placed in the top 8 in the state of Kentucky in two of my events for track in high school.

BBD-3157 Name Shanda "Doc" Rude
Age 28
Children 1 child, 1year old
Height 5' 6"
Weight 170
Weight before derby 165ish
Started Oct 2009
Key Position Offensive & Defensive Blocker
Practice time per week 7 to 9 hours
Other Workout Cross-fit type off skates work outs. I try to keep moving in other ways, trail skating, home workouts, pushing a stroller while walking 2 dogs.
Diet I just try to make good food decisions.
Laps in 5 minutes 29 laps in 5 min
Previous Athletic Experience Softball, track, and soccer in high school, and a failed attempt at becoming a distance runner in college. Derby was a welcome return to a competitive sport.

BBD-2941 Name ValHowler
Age 39
Children I have two ages 19 and 13
Height 5’ 4”
Weight 189
Weight before derby 230
Started Five years ago. I went to be an extra in 8 wheels of death and was instantly in love with the sport. Watching those ladies do their thing, I knew I had to be one of them. 
Key Position Offensive & Defensive Blocker
Practice time per week Anywhere from 3-9 hours if I'm active. I'm going to school an being a mom too so I don't try to team place all the time. 
Other Workout Yes I coach the Junior League and I do core, strength and cardio outside of all derby activities as well. 
Diet I eat lean proteins and non-starchy veggies as my main rules of engagement. 
Laps in 5 minutes 29 laps in 5 min
Previous Athletic Experience I flew trapeze with a local circus, I was a swimmer and do horseback riding currently. I also currently coach for the junior league. 

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Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Body By Derby: Derby Over 40

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 central Indiana who are all 40 years and older.  These skaters represent Bleeding Heartland Roller Derby, Derby Lite Indianapolis, Circle City Derby Girls and Naptown 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:  Elizabeth Smackwell, Megan Enemies, Cat Scratch, Kaka Caliente, Pele's Melee, Smack Karo Whack, Just Jane, Audracity, Lady Miss Bier, KimstiGator, Knitty Gritty, Philly Cheezskate, Splatty Hearst and Farrah Fracture


IMG-1796 Name Elizabeth Smackwell
League Circle City Derby Girls
Age 45
Children None
Height 5'11"
Weight 158
Weight before derby 150
Started September 2012
Key Position Jammer & Defensive Blocker
Practice time per week 6-8 hours
Other Workout I do circuit training with a personal trainer and biking
Diet None
Laps in 5 minutes 30 laps in 5 minutes
Previous Athletic Experience Played basketball through freshmen year of high school and then I played for fun.



IMG-1760 Name Megan Enemies
League Circle City Derby Girls
Age 43
Children  None
Height 5'9"
Weight 130
Weight before derby 150
Started Late 2006 
Key Position Defensive Blocker
Practice time per week 4-6 hours
Other Workout I do bodyweight exercises/cardio/use dumbbells at home. In the summer, I skate the Monon Trail frequently and do a lot of hiking. In winter, I try to go to an open skate every few weeks. I love indoor rock climbing but can't afford to do that regularly.
Diet I don't eat fast food, red meat or pork. (I haven't eaten at McDonald's in 12 years). I also don't eat much sugar and rarely drink soda, and if I do, I make it myself with my Sodastream.
Laps in 5 minutes 29 laps in 5 minutes
Previous Athletic Experience None


IMG-1694 Name Cat Scratch
League Bleeding Heartland Roller Derby
Age 49
Children 1 step-son
Height 5' 8 1/2 "
Weight 142
Weight before derby 142
Started Fall 2011
Key Position Defensive Blocker
Practice time per week 9 hours
Other Workout Cross Fit, also skating the B-line when the weather permits.
Diet Vegan and Gluten Free
Laps in 5 minutes 29 laps in 5 minutes
Previous Athletic Experience Nothing significant . . . led a very active lifestyle (running, spinning, swimming, etc.but that all started in my mid- to late-30's). I dabbled briefly at intramurel volleyball and softball years ago, but Roller Derby is the first team sport I've been seriously involved with.


IMG-1712 Name Kaka Caliente
League Bleeding Heartland Roller Derby
Age 46
Children None
Height 5'4"
Weight 130
Weight before derby 130
Started 2007
Key Position Jammer
Practice time per week 12 hours
Other Workout lift weights, yoga, fitness classes--rowing, TRX, WillPower and Grace, running, cycling
Diet I have taken Michael Pollan's advice to heart. I try to eat REAL food in its most original form as much as I possibly can. I'm really tough about eating good food and will stay away from crap food. I don't pay attention to portions or combinations after that.
Laps in 5 minutes 32.75 to 33 laps in 5 minutes
Previous Athletic Experience I have always been athletic and played team sports. I started playing softball and basketball when I was really young. I switched to primarily soccer in high school and college. And in college I discovered ultimate frisbee. After college, I played competitive soccer and ultimate until I joined derby.


IMG-1591 Name Pele's Melee
League Circle City Derby Girls
Age 42
Children None
Height 5'2" -ish
Weight ??
Weight before derby ??
Started December 2007
Key Position Defensive Blocker
Practice time per week Now it's 4 hours a week, with the team.
Other Workout Cardio and plyometrics. Will be adding running and biking in the spring. Last year I did Cross Fit regularly. Not available now where I moved to.
Diet I've eliminated processed foods for the most part, as well as soda and fast food.
Laps in 5 minutes I think it was 33 in 5 minutes
Previous Athletic Experience Softball and bowling as an adult. Volleyball, softball, basketball and bowling in high school.


IMG-1628 Name Smack Karo Whack
League Bleeding Heartland Roller Derby
Age 43
Children 3
Height 5' 4"
Weight 185
Weight before derby 150
Started September 2012
Key Position Defensive Blocker
Practice time per week 6 to 9 hours
Other Workout Yes, swimming, biking, wood splitting.
Diet High protein; large volume. 
Laps in 5 minutes 27 in 5. Barely, once.
26.5 in 5 reliably.
Previous Athletic Experience Tennis, basketball, swimming, softball, running, volleyball.


IMG-1527 Name Just Jane
League Naptown Rollergirls
Age 47
Children 2
Height 5'4"
Weight 144
Weight before derby 153
Started November 2013
Key Position Jammer & Defensive Blocker
Practice time per week 6 hours
Other Workout Yoga, Core Strengthening
Diet No special diet, just try to make healthy choices. I take a multivitamin and calcium supplement daily.
Laps in 5 minutes 28.5 laps in 5 minutes
Previous Athletic Experience Volleyball, Basketball, Softball


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Name Audracity
League Naptown Rollergirls
Age 42
Children 3
Height 5'6"
Weight 160
Weight before derby 170
Started July 2011
Key Position Offensive & Defensive Blocker
Practice time per week 6 hours
Other Workout Running. Weights. Swimming. Biking. Lifting. Cross Fit.
Diet I'm not consistent with it but try to eat healthy and stay away from candy, chips and breads!
Laps in 5 minutes 32 Laps in 5 Min
Previous Athletic Experience Softball, Volleyball, Track and Field, Color Guard, Basketball. Cheerleading


IMG-1577 Name Lady Miss Bier
League Circle City Derby Girls
Age 41
Children None
Height 5'6"
Weight 176
Weight before derby maybe 185
Started April 2008
Key Position Offensive & Defensive Blocker
Practice time per week 6 to 10 hours
Other Workout  
hiking, cardio, occasional biking
Diet As many fresh fruits and vegetables as possible. I am not a vegetarian, but limit my red meat intake. I love to cook, so I'm always trying new things.
Laps in 5 minutes 30 laps in 5 minutes
Previous Athletic Experience  
when I was a kid, I played softball, ran hurdles and short sprints in track, cheerleader for a few years.


IMG-1515 Name KimstiGator
League Naptown Rollergirls
Age 47
Children Yes
Height 5'4”
Weight
Weight before derby
Started 2012
Key Position Offensive & Defensive Blocker
Practice time per week 6 hours
Other Workout I started Cross Fit in January 2014. I attend public skating sessions at least twice a week. If I do not attend Cross Fit or have derby practice, then I run on the treadmill or use the elliptical at home.
Diet I try to focus on vegetables with meat as the side dish. I recently purchased a Nutri Bullet and began adding fruits to the diet. I try to avoid breads and potatoes (my weakness).
Laps in 5 minutes 29.5 laps in 5 minutes
Previous Athletic Experience None


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Name Knitty Gritty
League Bleeding Heartland Roller Derby
Age 41
Children 3
Height 5'5”
Weight 135
Weight before derby 130
Started Nov 2009
Key Position Jammer
Practice time per week 2-3 hours with BHRG & 3 hours with the Junior League
Other Workout Cardio, running and weight lifting
Diet I try to make healthy choices but the training let me enjoy eating whatever I want!
Laps in 5 minutes 29 laps in 5 minutes
Previous Athletic Experience Swimming

IMG-1551 Name Philly Cheezskate
League Circle City Derby Girls
Age 45
Children 2
Height 5'10"
Weight 162
Weight before derby 155
Started July 2011
Key Position Defensive Blocker
Practice time per week 4 to 6 hours
Other Workout Cardio machines at the gym and free weights
Diet High protein, try to minimize sugars and eat very little processed foods
Laps in 5 minutes 29 laps in 5 minutes
Previous Athletic Experience I played softball in school, dabbled in basketball and volleyball. I did a figure bodybuilding contest in 2009, and placed 4th in the 35 and over group, and 5th in Tall-Novice.


IMG-1776 Name Splatty Hearst
League Derby Lite Indianapolis
Age 42
Children None
Height 5'7"
Weight ??
Weight before derby ??
Started October 2008
Key Position
Practice time per week 2 to 4 hours
Other Workout Crossfit-type workouts, yoga, walks/hikes with my four-legged pal, plus a rigorous snow-shoveling regimen this winter
Diet No gluten or dairy. Everything else in moderation.
Laps in 5 minutes 30 laps in 5 minutes (at last count)
Previous Athletic Experience I never played a team sport before derby. I skated fairly often as a kid and managed to retain some memory of how to do it after 20+ years off skates. Derby invaded my life, sucked me in, and wouldn't let me avoid it. I love that this sport enables women to find their athleticism when they're well into their 30s and 40s (and beyond).


IMG-1500 Name Farrah Fracture
League Naptown Rollergirls
Age 41
Children 2
Height 5' 9 1/2”
Weight 160
Weight before derby 170
Started July 2011
Key Position Offensive & Defensive Blocker
Practice time per week 3 times a week and 4 days a week at crossfit
Other Workout I belong to IXF Crossfit and lots of my teammates belong as well so we get to workout together outside of our practice times. I also lead a very active lifestyle. In the summer we like to get together and skate outside.
Diet Organic as much as possible.
Laps in 5 minutes 31 Laps in 5 Min
Previous Athletic Experience I grew up playing basketball and running track.



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Sunday, March 23, 2014

Body By Derby: Prairieland Punishers

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 The Prairieland Punishers. 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: DHARMANATRIX, Great Ghastly, Twerk Wench, Dropchick Murphy, Bambi Bloodlust and Executie
 

IMG_1320 Name DHARMANATRIX
Age 36
Children 2
Height 5 Ft
Weight 180
Weight before derby 180
Started March 2012
Key Position Defensive Blocker
Practice time per week 5-7 hours
Other Workout P90x, Zumba Core, Arch Trainer, free weights, running, pylometrics
Diet Just high protein
Laps in 5 minutes 29 Laps in 5 minutes
Previous Athletic Experience Figure Skating,swim team, acrobatics, and volleyball,

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Name Great Ghastly
Age 18
Children None
Height 5'7"
Weight 130
Weight before derby 125
Started July 2013
Key Position Offensive & Defensive Blocker
Practice time per week 5 to 6 hours
Other Workout Dance
Diet Vegetarian
Laps in 5 minutes 27 in 5 minutes
Previous Athletic Experience I've taken dance classes since I was eight.

IMG_1405 Name Twerk Wench
Age 24
Children None
Height 5'8"
Weight 150
Weight before derby 140
Started May 2013
Key Position Jammer & Defensive Blocker
Practice time per week 4-6 hrs
Other Workout Cardio, weights, yoga.
Diet None
Laps in 5 minutes 29 in 5 minutes
Previous Athletic Experience Soccer, ice hockey, rugby.

IMG_1389 Name Dropchick Murphy
Age 18
Children Only fur babies!
Height 5' 10.5”
Weight 199
Weight before derby 215
Started April 2013
Key Position Offensive & Defensive Blocker
Practice time per week 5-6 hours during the winter, sometimes more in the summer
Other Workout I go to the gym at least 4 days a week and do a lot of biking, core work, and weight lifting. I skate outside as often as I can (weather permitting!). I also enjoy skating around my house! There is a long, enclosed patio out back that I love to practice jumps and spins on. I play baseball during the summer which helps to keep me moving outside of practice and the gym. I also do a lot of stretching in my down time; it's both relaxing and does wonders for my flexibility!
Diet Not really...I eat pretty much anything (within reason, that is), but I always make sure to watch for serving sizes. I am a sucker for salty snacks, but I try to keep those cravings under wraps (I NEVER keep chips in the house).
Laps in 5 minutes 27 in 4min 55sec
Previous Athletic Experience Throughout my school career I have participated in softball, basketball, volleyball, track, field, cross country running, inline skating, soccer, and baseball.

IMG_1282 Name Bambi Bloodlust
Age 25
Children None
Height 5' 3"
Weight 110
Weight before derby 105
Started October 2011
Key Position Jammer
Practice time per week Between playing for the Punishers and Coaching the Hooligans, between 8 and 11 hours depending on time of the season.
Other Workout I do a lot of aggressive rollerskating in skateparks, trail skating, yoga, and some weight training. I'm always changing up my routine! I love home workouts like T-25 and Booty Quake's Roller Derby Athletics videos.
Diet I've been a vegetarian for 10 years. I focus on eating clean whole foods as much as possible and I'm a huge fan of nutrition packed smoothies. But, everyone who knows me knows I have a huge love for pizza!
Laps in 5 minutes 34.5 Laps in 5 minutes
Previous Athletic Experience Roller Derby is the first team sport I've ever seriously played. In high school I was hardcore into show choir and theatre so dance was my only athletic endeavor. Before I found derby I was doing a lot of zumba and pilates.

IMG_1453 Name Executie
Age 32
Children None
Height 5 Ft
Weight 155
Weight before derby 160
Started July 2012
Key Position Defensive Blocker
Practice time per week 6 Hours
Other Workout Cycling
Strength training
Swimming in the summer
Diet For medical reasons
nothing too high in fat or fiber.
No Nuts
Laps in 5 minutes 27.5 in 4:58
Previous Athletic Experience Soccer for 15 years
Basketball for 1 season because they didn't have soccer

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