Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Body By Derby: Springfield 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 Springfield Roller Girls of Springfield, MO. 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: Dark Phoenix, Jillotine, Scythe-Meister Swanson, CannonBall, Jennacide, Whiz-Bang, Jean With Envy, and JammaWockee

 

BBD-9645 Name Dark Phoenix
Age 24
Children 1 boy, 3 years old
Height 5' 3"
Weight 132
Weight before derby 119
Started March 2013
Key Position Jammer, Offensive & Defensive Blocker
Practice time per week 4 hours
Other Workout Occasionally depends on how my week goes. Mainly work on cardio though.
Diet Not anything specific. I try to eat as healthy as possible but sometimes I just have to eat a cheeseburger and ice cream.
Laps in 5 minutes I think it was 4:35 back in Feb. 2014
Previous Athletic Experience I've always been a very active/athletic person. Started jogging marathons with my Mom and older sister when I was a kid then started Track & Field when I was in school did that off and on up until high school. I also played basketball from consistently from 4th grade - high school and now Roller Derby!

 

BBD-9585 Name Jillotine
Age 23
Children None
Height 5' 5”
Weight 140
Weight before derby 120
Started Summer 2013
Key Position Offensive & Defensive Blocker
Practice time per week 4 hours
Other Workout I don't have a routine, but I try to outdoor skate or go outside at least twice a week outside of practice.
Diet Nope!
Laps in 5 minutes I passed my 27/5 by half a second and haven't tried again since.
Previous Athletic Experience I played soccer for 6 years.

 

BBD-9669 Name Scythe-Meister Swanson
Age 19
Children None
Height 5' 3"
Weight 115
Weight before derby 125
Started August 2013
Key Position Jammer, Offensive & Defensive Blocker
Practice time per week 4 hours
Other Workout I hoop a bit and spend a lot of time outdoors in general, but derby is my only regular workout.
Diet Other then being vegetarian, no. I eat what I please and work it off later to avoid the guilt. :)
Laps in 5 minutes 27 laps in 4:50
Previous Athletic Experience Three years of tennis in high school

 

BBD-9686 Name CannonBall
Age 29
Children One daughter - Age 11
Height 5' 5"
Weight 200
Weight before derby 240
Started 2008
Key Position Defensive Blocker
Practice time per week 4 hours
Other Workout 3 hours skating outdoors, weather permitting
Diet I eat a lot of protein and veggies
Laps in 5 minutes 4:45
Previous Athletic Experience No previous athletic experience, but I was a shuffle skater for years and grew up in the rink.  I've been skating since I was 4. My dad was the best dance skater I knew.

 

BBD-9622 Name Jennacide
Age 24
Children None
Height 5' 1"
Weight 225
Weight before derby 250
Started October 2013
Key Position Offensive & Defensive Blocker
Practice time per week 4 to 5 hours
Other Workout I walk around my neighborhood and do some outdoor skating occasionally as well as wii fit
Diet No I'm just working on cutting soda out but I love good food too much
Laps in 5 minutes
Previous Athletic Experience I did dance team all 4 years of high school and danced for a company mainly modern, hip hop, and some ballet and previous to that I did gymnastics as long as I can remember

 

BBD-9530 Name Whiz-Bang
Age 37
Children 2 boys 14 & 10
Height 5’ 5”
Weight 150ish
Weight before derby 165
Started 2010
Key Position Jammer
Practice time per week 4 to 5 hours
Other Workout Pi-Yo, P90X2, Insanity, Insanity the Asylum, HIIT, Turbofire, Body Beast, weights, plyometrics, jump rope. I do a program for 30-90 days & switch it up often to keep my body guessing and responding.
Diet I drink Shakeology daily for nutrition, supplement, and eat lower sugar, lower fat. I'm more about portion control and rarely deny myself something.
Laps in 5 minutes 30 laps in 5 minutes
Previous Athletic Experience I was not very athletic in school; I've done a marathon and 1/2 marathons.

 

BBD-9723 Name Jean With Envy
Age 24
Children None
Height 5’ 7”
Weight 140
Weight before derby 150
Started 2010
Key Position Jammer, Offensive & Defensive Blocker
Practice time per week 4 hours
Other Workout I do cardio (running), trail skating, light weights, yoga and circuit training.
Diet I focus on lots of protein, fruits and veggies. I eat whole grains and allow myself one day a week where I might have a soda or sweets. That is really been hard for me since I LOVE sweets;)
Laps in 5 minutes 27 laps in 4:30
Previous Athletic Experience I played competitive softball from age 6 to high school. I then played on a travel team as well as my high school team.

 

BBD-9556 Name JammaWockee
Age 31
Children Just a four-legged fuzzy one.
Height 5’ 4”
Weight 135
Weight before derby 140
Started January 2014
Key Position Jammer
Practice time per week 4 hours
Other Workout To help build up fundamentals, I've been doing additional practices with MAD Derby in Branson, MO once a week and just recently began skating with a newly-formed co-ed group, Team KaPow. Outside of derby, I have jam skated (hip hop and breakdance on roller skates) for nearly 14 years. I still keep up with it whenever possible. At home, I'll do some additional core strengthening and upper body.
Diet I am hypoglycemic (consistently low blood sugar levels) so I have to have some sort of intake about every four hours. As far as what I eat, my body began disagreeing with super fried/greasy food when I started in derby. So it wasn't necessarily by choice that I have to keep an eye out for what I eat, but it is certainly a win win.
Laps in 5 minutes 27 laps in 4:45
Previous Athletic Experience Before my Jam Skating days, I spent 13 years in dance (tap, jazz, and ballet) and a couple years in basketball. I do know for myself that none of it compares to what I do now playing Derby. I never imagined at 31 being in better shape than I was at 19. It's a blessing!

 

BBD-9339 Name JoLean Machine
Age 34
Children None
Height 5’ 7”
Weight 190
Weight before derby 215
Started September 2012
Key Position Jammer & Defensive Blocker
Practice time per week
Other Workout I skate at the skate rinks on Wednesday and Fridays with friends and some of us also skate outside for fun but its a good work out. I also skate on some Sundays with a group of friends/teammates for just extra practice and skill training for Derby. Anytime you get on your skates is good in many ways.
Diet None
Laps in 5 minutes 27 laps in 4min 48 sec
Previous Athletic Experience I played Softball from Middle school to High School. I have skated since I was 8yrs old. I did Art/Figure Skating and speed skating from 8yrs old to 18yrs old.

 

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Sunday, August 17, 2014

Body By Derby: Springfield’s Queen 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 Springfield's Queen 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: Whipper Hard, Poisonous Polly, T.K.O. Rose, RollerCat, Barnes & Nail Her,
Zom-B Bar-B, Testy Teacher, Scissor Pit! and 1-Trick Pony

BBD-9447 Name Whipper Hard
Age 44
Children 1 Daughter 18 years old
Height 5’ 4”
Weight 170
Weight before derby 170
Started April 2014
Key Position Defensive Blocker
Practice time per week 4 hours
Other Workout None
Diet I am a lover of good healthy food!
Laps in 5 minutes
Previous Athletic Experience I have never played sports before i joined derby


BBD-9519-LR Name Poisonous Polly
Age 33
Children 2 children ages 11 & 12
Height 5' 6"
Weight 160
Weight before derby 175
Started 2005
Key Position Defensive Blocker
Practice time per week 4 hours
Other Workout
Diet
Laps in 5 minutes 27 Laps in 4:19
Previous Athletic Experience Absolutely none. I didn't even know how to skate.


BBD-9372 Name T.K.O. Rose
Age 36
Children 1 child, age 16
Height 5' 3"
Weight 178
Weight before derby 201
Started 2006
Key Position Offensive & Defensive Blocker
Practice time per week 4 hours
Other Workout I do some outdoor skating on my own when I can fit it into my schedule.
Diet
Laps in 5 minutes 27 in 4:30
Previous Athletic Experience Growing up I played soccer, basketball, took gymnastics and ballet classes. In high school I was a swimmer.


BBD-9423 Name RollerCat
Age 23
Children I have 2 black cats
Height 5’ 4”
Weight 115
Weight before derby 110
Started October 2012
Key Position Jammer
Practice time per week 4 hours
Other Workout Cycling, core exercises, yoga, skating on anything, and whatever sounds fun
Diet I eat everything, however I frequent the farmer's market. Most of my diet is local, organic produce.
Laps in 5 minutes 27 laps in 4:27
Previous Athletic Experience Softball, dance, cross country, long-distance track, and color guard.


BBD-9414 Name Barnes & Nail Her
Age 28
Children Ulric 15 and Avery 7.
Height 5' 5 1/2”
Weight 130
Weight before derby 120
Started December 2010
Key Position Jammer
Practice time per week 4-6 hours
Other Workout I do sometimes, mostly strengthen workouts while I watch bouts on YouTube. It's damn good motivation.
Diet No, and it's what made me join roller derby. I wanted to continue to eat whatever way I wanted to by adding a physical activity into my routine. I did start drinking water for most of the day to help with hydration and only drink soda or tea for one meal a day.
Laps in 5 minutes 28 laps in 5, and getting faster.
Previous Athletic Experience Played football in middle school.


BBD-9492 Name Zom-B Bar-B
Age 34
Children No kids but I have dogs dogs dogs!
Adopt! Don't Shop!
Height 5’ 1”
Weight 100 - 105
Weight before derby 100 - 105
Started 2011
Key Position Jammer & Defensive Blocker
Practice time per week 4 hours
Other Workout
Diet I don't eat meat because i feel sad for animals but I do eat fish because Kurt Cobain said they don't have feelings... and I don't feel AS sad for them
Laps in 5 minutes I haven't made my best time yet! Holla! I'm a work in progress
Previous Athletic Experience Nope! Last picked in gym. Took Volleyballs to the nose. Would fall trying to kick the ball during kick ball. I was that girl.


BBD-9472 Name Testy Teacher
Age 31
Children 2 boys age 10 and 14
Height 5' 1"
Weight 157
Weight before derby 166
Started August 16, 2011
Key Position Offensive & Defensive Blocker
Practice time per week 4 hours
Other Workout I spend about an hour and a half at the gym at least 3 days a week. With this I do about an hour of cardio and 30 min of strengthening and weights. I go biking about twice a week with my boys and float trips in the summer.
Diet I try to watch what I eat but at the same time I do not diet. I drink plenty of water and eat little sweets.
Laps in 5 minutes 26 in 5
Previous Athletic Experience No other athletic experience besides teaching my boys how to play sports.


BBD-9383 Name Scissor Pit!
Age 29
Children 1 stepson - he's 7
Height 5' 4"
Weight 170ish
Weight before derby 170ish
Started February 2013
Key Position Jammer
Practice time per week 4 hours when I go to all practices
Other Workout Not really. I always intend to but following through is another story.
Diet No. I just try to make sure I don't eat too much.
Laps in 5 minutes
Previous Athletic Experience Played High School Softball and tried a couple other sports growing up.


BBD-9515 Name 1-Trick Pony
Age 31
Children 2 Step-children
Height 5' 7"
Weight 165
Weight before derby Doesn't Matter
Started May 15, 2009
Key Position Offensive & Defensive Blocker
Practice time per week At least 4 hours. Wish it were more
Other Workout Cardio, running, weights, biking
Diet It used to be a P90X diet of 1200 to 1500 calories. But pizza and I have unfortunately become quite close.
Laps in 5 minutes 29 laps in 5 min
Previous Athletic Experience 4-years varsity Letterman in basketball. Varsity soccer, softball, longboarding, street hockey

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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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