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Wee Woo

#911

Name:Shelby

Occupation:Work for nonprofit

First Appearance:January 2016

Hometown:Eufaula, AL

Derby Spouse:Windy Torrance

About Woo:

How did you get into Roller Derby?

Watched “Whip It” and was intrigued. Googled local roller derby and saw Birmingham had a team. Showed up to recruitment a month later and the rest is history!

What is your favorite roller derby memory?

Passing minimums and finally getting my laps

What is your most embarrassing roller derby memory?

When I first started derby, I literally stepped out on the track and just fell backwards and completely wiped out. It’s great when you fall for no good reason but your own awkwardness.

What was your first bout like?

Nerves. All the nerves. Then the whistle blew and I was proud that I didn’t foul out or knock myself out!

What are some of your other hobbies?

Wandering, kayaking, playing with my animals

Who are some of your personal heroes?

Me mom!

What 3 fictional characters best describe you?

Eliza Thornberry, May Bird, Luna Lovegood (INFP’s!)

What charities or organization(s) are you involved with or support?

Girls Rock Birmingham, Girls on the Run, MCAC!

Where do you like to hang out in Birmingham when you are not skating?

Red Mountain Park or Railroad Park

Favorites:

Food:

Pasta and chocolate. Carbs and sweets!

Movie/Play:

Scream, Harry Potter, The Goonies, Spy Kids, B horror movies. Pretty much anything that isn’t winning any awards.

TV Show/Podcast:

Buffy, Dawson’s Creek, Bob’s Burgers, Naked and Afraid (yikes, I know)

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Bernie Slammers

#41

Name:Andrea

Occupation:ACE Life Skills Education Program Specialist

First Appearance:2017

Hometown:Birmingham

 

About Slam:

How did you get into Roller Derby?

A friend made me watch Whip It back in 2012, and after that I always wanted to join.

What is your best roller derby memory?

My favorite derby moment is probably our Greenville, SC bout. I felt that game was a defining moment for how far our B-team had come from the previous seasons.

What is your most embarrassing roller derby memory?

Any time I fall in front of a lot of people is embarrassing honestly.

What was your first bout like?

My first bout was extremely scary at first, but as soon as the bout started I forgot about the crowd and was there with my team.

What are some of your other hobbies?

I’m in a book club, I listen to NPR, audiobooks, & podcasts, I play in a community softball league, and I love singing.

Who are some of your personal Heroes

Terry Gross, my grandparents, and Lin-Manuel Miranda

What 3 fictional characters best describe you?

Xena Warrior Princess, Linda Belcher, and Cristina Yang

What charities or organization(s) are you involved with or support?

AlaQuest Collaborative for Education (ACE) & Magic City Acceptance Center.

Where do you like to hang out in Birmingham when you are not skating?

I hang out at TrimTab & mostly my house with my cat.

Favorites:

Food:

Any pasta.

Music/band:

The Menzingers, Lady Gaga, & Neil Young

Movie/Play:

It’s a tie between Spirited Away and 10 Thing I Hate About You

Books/Authors:

Neil Gaiman is my favorite author. My favorite book is A Thousand Splended Suns.

TV Show/Podcast:

My favorite tv shows are Grey’s Anatomy, The Good Place, Game of Thrones, Veronica Mars, and Bob’s Burgers.

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DOCTOR WHO'S YER DADDY

#1238

Name:Hollie

First Appearance:Sept 2014

About DOC:

What was your first bout like?

My first bout was on the B team playing against Hardknox B team that was mostly made up of Allstar players. It was exciting but terrifying at the same time. Also found out I had walking pneumonia the day before the game so that was fun.

What are some of your other hobbies?

Reading and Cross Stitching

Favorites:

Food:

anything chocolate and ham and pineapple pizza

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JEKYLL & SIDES

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WRECKTO-1

 

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JACKIE LO

 

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Candie Crush

#90

Name:Candie

Occupation:Physical Therapist at UAB Hospital

First Appearance:May 2017

Hometown:Sylacauga, AL

Derby Spouse: Rumble Bee

About Crush:

How did you get into Roller Derby?

I never played competitive sports and had talked myself out of going to recruitment for a couple years. After watching a TCR home bout, I finally decided to step out of my comfort zone and go and I was hooked after the first night!

What is your best roller derby memory?

Actually getting through the pack and scoring some points once in a while, successfully performing some fancy footwork without falling...even if on accident, having someone ask for your autograph, hearing crowd members cheer you on, and winning MVP Jammer twice during my first season. Just about every derby memory is great, but the best of all is the great friendships I have made!

What is your most embarrassing roller derby memory?

All the falls...but especially the falls where you keep falling even more as you're trying to get up!

What was you first bout like?

Iron City Maidens v. Beach Brawlers on March 23, 2018. While playing in my first jam, I remember the fear building waiting for whistle after the anticipated, "FIVE SECONDS" was called. Once I took off, I don't remember the actual events that followed, but I did remember the adrenaline and excitement I felt. We played hard, and even though we didn't win, the teamwork and encouragement within our team was awesome!

What are some of your other hobbies?

Traveling, yoga, reading, and drinking craft beer :)

Who are some of your personal Heroes

My mom. She is the hardest working woman I know, has always been my biggest supporter, and is always ready for an adventure!

What 3 fictional characters best describe you?

Tina Belcher, Monica Gellar, and April Ludgate

What charities or organization(s) are you involved with or support?

BAO, MCAC, WBHM, and Hand in Paw

Where do you like to hang out in Birmingham when you are not skating?

While my favorite place is hanging out at home with Mr. Crush and our dog, Scooba, you can usually find me at one of the local breweries, Railroad Park, a coffee shop, or riding my bike downtown.

Favorites:

Food:

Creative vegetarian/vegan dishes...but really, tacos!

Music/band:

All time favorites are Led Zeppelin, anything Jack White, and Tegan and Sara. Currently on my playlist you will find Oh Wonder, Sylvan Esso, Purity Ring, Geographer, Alabama Shakes, Robyn, Sigrid, and Kendrick Lamar.

Movie/Play:

Depends on the season but some favorites include Rocky Horror Picture Show, Edward Scissorhands, Just Friends, Hocus Pocus, and Love Actually.

Books/Authors:

The Bronze Horseman by Paullina Simmons, Dan Brown series, The Book of Lost Things by John Connolly, Hunger and Bad Feminist by Roxanne Gay, and anything Jodi Picoult.

TV Show/Podcast:

TV shows: The Office, Seinfeld, Parks and Rec, Frasier, Friends, Bob's Burgers, Dexter, Portlandia, and Breaking Bad. Podcasts: Unladylike, Dr. Death, Wait Wait Don't Tell Me, and Stuff You Should Know

More About Crush:

"I always wanted to be a figure skater...roller derby is definitely a good alternative!"

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CLAW & ORDER 

#10-4

Name:Heather

Occupation:Sales and Accounting at an IT Firm

First Appearance:June 2010

Hometown:Born in Orlando, live in Birmingham

Derby Spouse:Derby Fiance is Road Rach

About Claw:

How did you get into Roller Derby?

First saw the team in a parade, took me years to join, but one year around my birthday I did. Never looked back!

What is your best roller derby memory?

Really so many! Carpool sing-a-longs, favorite places to eat as we travel to away bouts, traditions we have made, making new friends, all the tournaments (but especially World Cup!) and getting to be more involved with my community here at home! But probably what I am most proud of currently is getting to play derby in France this past November! It was a real honor to play with such talented ladies (most of whom play for their country's all-star league).

What is your most embarrassing roller derby memory?

Also, really so many! Probably one of the most embarrassing is in my first international game ever. Let's just say a girl from Norway (that I thought I was about to lay out) put me on back. It's not really that bad, but it was on live feed for the world to see and can still be found on youtube, with announcer commentary. Can't help but laugh when I see it!

What was your first bout like?

Was against Dixie Derby Girls. One of my favorite (humbling) photo comes from that game: My first home game however was amazing! I was jamming and brought our team up in a 20+ point jam at the end of the game. I always joked that I peaked then.

What are some of your other hobbies?

Who has time for other hobbies? just kidding... kind of. I like to travel, cook/ eat, volunteer in any spare time.

Who are some of your personal Heroes

There are a lot of strong role models currently and in history I admire (and could list!), but I am continually impressed by the everyday heroes I see in this community. And I am so lucky to call some of them my family, friends, and teammates! It is a very rare thing for any one person to achieve greatness on their own.

What 3 fictional characters best describe you?

I was once called the Leslie Knope of Roller Derby, took that as quite the compliment.

What charities or organization(s) are you involved with or support?

I have been proud to work with a number local charities, especially in my years with TCR's and our Sally Slaughter Charity Partner. Very excited to see what this next year brings!

Where do you like to hang out in Birmingham when you are not skating?

Tragic City Rollers has had some many great sponsors throughout the years! Take a look at our website, in my free time you will probably catch me at anyone of them.

Favorites:

Food:

So many, but if I had to choose... Tacos!

Music/band:

If you talking like pre-bout music... Girl Talk- All Day

Artist:

Miriam N. Omura. Former derby girl (Indigo Ego), turned recruitment coach is a very talented local artist! Check out her work at: http://miriamomura.com/.

Movie/Play:

Musicals. Too many to list, but Defying Gravity is a pre-bout ritual and I think Hamilton is brilliant!

Books/Authors:

A Tree Grows in Brooklyn- Betty Smith, The Nightingale- Kristin Hannah, Glass Castle- Jeannette Walls, All the Light We Cannot See- Anthony Doerr, Mischling- Affinity Konar, Lilac Girls- Martha Hall Kelly, Driving in Cars with Dead People- Monica Holloway, I could go on...

TV Show/Podcast:

Obviously, Law & Order (specifically SVU).

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Coach Cutter

Name:Brittany

Occupation:Building the future of our nation one kid at a time

First Appearance:1,169 days ago and counting

Hometown:BHAM, where else?? Silly question

Derby Spouse:What's that?

About Cutter:

How did you get into Roller Derby?

Google, duh. I saw that they had recruitment coming up and being the fly by the seat of my pants kinda person I decided to give it a swirl.

What is your best roller derby memory?

My whole career obviously. I've been a part of a lot of great things on and off the track, so it's hard to choose one. Playing in my first game ever and my first All Star game, playing against a Norweign team, representing Team Alabama, roadtrips, playing in a tournament with 7 skaters, mixed scrimmages with other teams, after parties, coaching, being drafted to the Rollsheviks. #rolls4lyfr

What is your most embarrassing roller derby memory?

Ummm, who has those?

What was your first bout like?

First bout was playing on the B Team against Hard Knox. We found out before the game that 9 of their 12 skaters were on the All Stars and would be playing against our All Star team after our game. Not intimidating at all :) To say we lost is an understatement. We learned a lot and had fun. Most importantly, we all survived to play another game and definitely won the after party!

Who are some of your personal Heroes

The Returns worker at Wal Mart after Christmas

What 3 fictional characters best describe you?

Snoopy, Pumbaa, Megan from Bridesmaid

What charities or organization(s) are you involved with or support?

YMCA, Girls Rock Bham

Where do you like to hang out in Birmingham when you are not skating?

You can find me in an alleyway hugging cats

Favorites:

Food:

Chicken, plain chicken always. Not to sweet or sour. Just right

Music/band:

Always jamming to Garth Brooks and Reba

Movie/Play:

Pretty Woman, The Lion King, and any and every Hallmark Movie

Books/Authors:

Bossypants and anything with pictures

TV Show/Podcast:

Who has time for TV? But if I had to choose, Saved by the Bell hands down with Kelli, not Tori

More about Cutter:

"Woooo!"

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Dame Cobain
1991
Name
Teneisha
First Appearance
201?
Hometown
Las Vegas NV (Carson City what what)
Occupation
Software Developer


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NANCY SCAREAGAIN


Name:Randy

Hometown:Eufaula, AL

Occupation:Program Coordinator

First Appearance:2016


What got you involved with roller derby?

I believe it was Henry David Thoreau that said, "Any fool can make a rule, and any fool will mind it." I just want to be the fool that enforces it.

Tell us about some of your other hobbies?

Tinkering with mechanical stuff

What 3 Fictional Characters Best Describe You?

Cosmo Kramer, Doug Funny, Bastian

Involved in any charity or organization(s)?

I work at the Crisis Center

Gear of choice?

My whistle

Favorite places in Birmingham?

You'll find me working the window at Hotbox behind Parkside on Thursday nights.

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ROAD RACH

#150mph

Name:Rachel

Occupation:P.E. teacher

First Appearance:Fall 2011

Hometown:Horton, Al

Derby Spouse:Claw & Order

About Rach:

How did you get into Roller Derby?

I was spoiled in college by being on a team. So I wanted that again. Being on a team brings a fun way to stay healthy, competitiveness and a group of people you can always count on. Your best friends even. I'm once again spoiled. I tell anyone I meet to give derby a try because it is so rewarding. Some of our best players were never athletes or had ever skated so no excuses!

What is your best roller derby memory?

Great memories are created every time we hit the track. Corny but true. Playing Norway with my team was amazing though. Closest feeling I'll ever get to being in the Olympics. I've also traveled overseas for fun, practiced and stayed with with other derby girls.

What are some of your other hobbies?

TRAVEL! If I haven't been there, it's on my list.

What charities or organization(s) are you involved with or support?

Girls Rock Birmingham, Magic City Acceptance Center

Where do you like to hang out in Birmingham when you are not skating?

Railroad Park is a favorite spot because it's a free place for people to gather and play. Aaaand it's skatable.

Favorites:

Food:

Pickles

Movie/Play:

Hamilton, Wicked, most broadway musicals rock!

More about Rach:

I love coaching our juniors team and especially love #34, my Ruby Red Slapper :)

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SKELTON

#96

Name:Alexis

Occupation:Student

First Appearance:A year and a half ago

Hometown:Madison, AL

About Skelton:

How did you get into Roller Derby?

I went to a bout in Monterey, CA that my aunt was skating in and it piqued my interest, so I looked into local teams and went to TCR's next recruitment.

What was your first bout like?

It was a Hot Quads vs. Rolls bout. I was super nervous, but I had a lot of friends come and support. I had a blast, and the Hot Quads won!

What are some of your other hobbies?

Reading, cooking, and dancing.

Who are some of your personal Heroes

My mom

What 3 fictional characters best describe you?

Jessica Day

Where do you like to hang out in Birmingham when you are not skating?

Railroad Park and the Birmingham Zoo

Favorites:

Food:

Mexican

Music/band:

Jon Bellion

Movie/Play:

500 Days of Summer

Books/Authors:

I'll Give You the Sun

TV Show/Podcast:

How I Met Your Mother

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OGRE

Name:Frank

First Appearance:8 years ago

Occupation:Scrum Master

About Ogre:

How did you get into Roller Derby?

My wife wanted to join and standing in front of hundreds of people and talking seemed terrifying ... So I did it.

What is your best roller derby memory?

Nights at Lucky's

What is your most embarrassing roller derby memory?

Nights at Lucky's

What are some of your other hobbies?

General Nerdery

What 3 fictional characters best describe you?

House, Shrek, Spenser

What charities or organization(s) are you involved with or support?

Girls Rock, BAO

Where do you like to hang out in Birmingham when you are not skating?

They keep closing all of my bars.

Favorites:

Food:

Pizza

Books/Authors:

Neil Gaiman, Robert Parker

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Bellatrix Deranged

#777

Name:Erin

Occupation:Server

First Appearance:2016

Hometown:Homewood

Derby Spouse:Lana Del Slay

About Trix:

How did you get into Roller Derby?

I went to recruitment with a friend and was immediately hooked!

What is your best roller derby memory?

Finally passing minimums

What is your most embarrassing roller derby memory?

There are too many....I fall a lot

What was your first bout like?

Hot Quads v Rolls and we crushed them

What are some of your other hobbies?

Writing

Who are some of your personal Heroes

My mom

What charities or organization(s) are you involved with or support?

Girls Rock Birmingham

Where do you like to hang out in Birmingham when you are not skating?

Avondale

Favorites:

Food:

Anything with cheese

Music/band:

Fleetwood Mac

Movie/Play:

Juno

Books/Authors:

Harry Potter

TV Show/Podcast:

Game of Thrones

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Betty Clocker
350
Name
Lindsay
Hometown
Birmingham
Occupation
Purchasing

About Betty...


Why did you start roller derby?
A former TCR skater suggested I try it and I fell I love!
Favorite food or meals?
Fried Chicken
What music gets you going?
Henry Rollins ❤
What movies, plays or actors always grab your attention?
Tom Hardy
What charity or organizations have your heart?
Sidewalk Film Festival Tech Crew Committe Co-Head
Where will we find you in Birmingham when not on the track?
Giuseppe's Cafe
Tell us about some of your other hobbies!
I play bass for Massimo Eddy.
Name some of your personal heroes!
Martha Stewart & Kim Deal
Cut Throat Catt
38
Name
Laura
First Appearance
2010
Hometown
Hoover, AL
Occupation
Mom

About Catt...

Why did you start roller derby?
I needed to loose weight and meet people. I always look for something new to do and challenge myself.
Block Jammer, Pivot?
Yes!!!
What was your favorite derby moment?
When I finally was able to skate like the wind.
What was your most embarrassing derby moment?
When you fall from a standing position.
My first bout was...
Exciting and scary. Witnessed my first derby ankle injury (my own teammates)
Favorite food or meal?
Pizza, All you can eat buffets!!
Tell us some of the charities that hold a place in your heart
Childrens cancer research/foundation
What is a song that gets you going?
Lose Yourself!!
Name some of your heroes!
My father (Robert DeSantis), Noah Galloway and All my derby girlfriends (they always have my back).
What's your favorite off season sport?
I love ice hockey in the off season.
Where can we find you in Birmingham when not on the track?
Iron Tribe 150
Putting this all together, what 3 fictional characters best desccribe you?
Mary Poppins, Elizabeth Swann (Pirates of the Caribbean), Debra Barone (Everybody loves Raymond)
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Halley Lose Ya

#11

Name:Halley

Occupation:Physical therapist assistant

First Appearance:8 Years Ago

Hometown:Valley, AL

About Halley:

How did you get into Roller Derby?

I was on a plane coming home from Ireland after being out of the country for a year. The movie Whip It was playing and I realized I needed a new hobby. I practically lived at the skating rink as a child, so this was the perfect choice. I began commuting an hour to Birmingham for practice, then eventually moved to the big city.

What is your best roller derby memory?

Carpools to away bouts, which usually involves blasting show tunes

What was your first bout like?

I was shocked to find out I was rostered for a bout just a couple of months after I joined the team. I was super intimidated and scared, but everyone was so supportive. I didn't do anything fantastic, but I didn't die. I considered that a win.

What are some of your other hobbies?

Playing guitar and piano, cuddling with my awesome cats (Ellie and Dillon), working with youth through Central Alabama Chrysalis, napping

Who are some of your personal Heroes

My grandmother, Rich Mullins, Mother Teresa

What 3 fictional characters best describe you?

Matilda, Buddy the Elf, and Adrian Monk

What charities or organization(s) are you involved with or support?

Urban Ministries, Alabama Kidney Foundation, Firehouse Shelter

Where do you like to hang out in Birmingham when you are not skating?

Trinity United Methodist Church, Steel City Pops, movie theater

Favorites:

Food:

Sushi, caramel ice-cream, cheddar and sour cream chips

Music/band:

Needtobreathe, Ed Sheeran, All Sons & Daughters, Andrew Peterson, Phil Wickham

Movie/Play:

Movies: The Fault in Our Stars, Ghost, The Perks of Being a Wallflower Plays: Dear Evan Hansen, Wicked, Book of Mormon

Books/Authors:

Books: Harry Potter series, The Irresistible Revolution, Velvet Elvis Authors: John Green, Rob Bell, Donald Miller

TV Show/Podcast:

Stranger Things, The Walking Dead, Sherlock, Top Chef Jr.

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Insanitia

#142

Name:Tia

Occupation:Personal Fitness Trainer

First Appearance:2015

Hometown:Talladega

Derby Spouse:Kiss My Ashes (No Longer w/Derby, But Never Forgotten)

About Tia:

How did you get into Roller Derby?

I wanted a team sport to play for cardio. There were local ones except for derby. Didn’t know how to skate, learned and stayed for the camaraderie.

What is your best roller derby memory?

Making the All Star team

What is your most embarrassing roller derby memory?

I once got 3 penalties in one jam. A jam only lasts 2 minutes, and a penalty is 30 seconds each. That was fun.

What was your first bout like?

I sucked. But at least I didn’t get three penalties in one jam.

What are some of your other hobbies?

Lifting, Eating, Occasional Bachata, and....Guitar

Who are some of your personal Heroes

My mom, dad, and my sister.....And Wonder Woman.

What 3 fictional characters best describe you?

Wonder Woman, Diana Prince, and Princess of Themyscira.

What charities or organization(s) are you involved with or support?

Red Cross, United Way, Hands on Birmingham

Where do you like to hang out in Birmingham when you are not skating?

Gym

Favorites:

Food:

Protein

Music/band:

Workout Music (All Genres)

Movie/Play:

Wonder Woman

Books/Authors:

Did Wonder Woman write a book?

TV Show/Podcast:

I do like some YouTubers/Instagrammers for fitness motivation

More about Tia:

I love progress and am terrified of failure. It makes me wary of trying new things. But my constant goal is to force myself to work against that tendency.

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Killamari

#451

Name:Chelsea

Occupation:Teller

First Appearance:January 2016

Hometown:Birmingham, Al

About Killa:

How did you get into Roller Derby?

I went to a bout and saw all these strong, athletic women skating around so confidently, and I decided I wanted that. I came up with my name and number while watching that bout in 2015.

What is you best roller derby memory?

The week before my first B team game with the rest of my recruitment class we found out that the "B team" we were playing was actually an A team that had their 2 best jammers and 2 best blockers taken out. We were terrified. On the way there, we saw a sign that said, "Might as well" so we adopted that as our slogan for the day. And forever after, actually.

What is your most embarrassing roller derby memory?

Oh, they happen too often. I get embarrassed all the time. If you're not falling, you're not trying.

What was your first bout like?

We were at an away tournament (I can't even remember where because I was so nervous), and I spent the majority of it on the bench. I'm pretty sure I was just trying to stay upright and with another teammate the entire time. I just didn't want to majorly mess it up for my team.

What are some of your other hobbies?

Drinking all the coffee, reading, and watching tv on my couch

Who are some of your personal Heroes

Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, Oprah, Bonnie Thunders

What charities or organization(s) are you involved with or support?

Birmingham Aids Outreach, Girls Rock, MCAC

Where do you like to hang out in Birmingham when you are not skating?

The Garage, Saturn, Railroad Park

Favorites:

Food:

Potatoes- literally any way they're made

Music/band:

New Order, Alkaline Trio, Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings

Books/Authors:

Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury, anything by Terry Pratchett or Neil Gaiman

TV Show/Podcast:

The Office, The Untitled Action Bronson Show, Intervention, basically any crime show

More about Killa:

"I follow a ton of strong women on the internet as inspiration to try and get stronger and better as a skater. This sport has made me more confident and inspired than anything else in my life. I don't know what I would do without it!"

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Lana Del Slay

#99

Name:Diana

Occupation:Hair Stylist

First Appearance:January 2016

Hometown:Birmingham, AL

Derby Spouse:Bellatrix Deranged

About Slay:

How did you get into Roller Derby?

I legit just showed up. Saw an ad on FB. Had NO clue what I was doing. And literally couldn’t skate to save my life. I pretty much fell in love immediately.

What is your best roller derby memory?

Any time I can avoid getting hit by Suge Fight? 😂😂😂 And maybe that second B team bout when I was jamming and my coach told me how awesome my apex jump was. Had no memory of doing it. Back in the day I was just trying not to die on the track. Sometimes you skate better when you rely on instincts.

What is your most embarrassing roller derby memory?

Ha well...I may have gotten my first insubordination the other day because I didn’t exit the track...just kept skating on it - headed to the penalty box. It’s pretty much one of the first things they teach you when you get a penalty. EXIT the track. Not my proudest moment.

What was your first bout like?

My first All-Star bout was amazing. We played in a tournament in ATL. I wanted to prove myself so badly and I was loving every second of it. Then I sprained both my knees in the second bout of the tournament - scorpion style. Wouldn’t change a thing.

What are some of your other hobbies?

I love to travel. Even if it’s just a quick trip to the beach.

Who are some of your personal Heroes

Dame Cobain #1991

What 3 fictional characters best describe you?

Dory. Ummmm, I could have sworn I had two more in mind...

What charities or organization(s) are you involved with or support?

Magic City Acceptance Center / Girls Rock

Where do you like to hang out in Birmingham when you are not skating?

The Collective, Trim Tab, Marty’s GM, The Woolworth, Paramount, floating in my pool.

Favorites:

Food:

Asian flavors and cuisines.

Music/band:

QOTSA, Ghost

Movie/Play:

Moulin Rouge - ya, I said it.

TV Show/Podcast:

The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel. Game of Thrones.

More about Slay:

"I love Alabama Football and my husband is totally rad. Also, derby is one of the best things that ever happened to me."

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Lattitude Problem

#34°N

Name:Hannah

Occupation:Geographic Information Systems Analyst

First Appearance:2016

Hometown:Florence, Al

Derby Spouse:Killamari!

About LP:

How did you get into Roller Derby?

When I moved to Birmingham I thought it would be a great way to meet people and stay in shape. It has since been all of that and so much more! I went out for recruitment in January 2016 and the rest is history!

What is your best roller derby memory?

I have so many. I particularly love traveling to away games, tournaments, and derby events with my teammates!

What is your most embarrassing roller derby memory?

My first and hopefully only insubordination penalty

What was your first bout like?

A sweaty, exciting, painful blur

What are some of your other hobbies?

Participating with the Chicks in Bowls Birmingham Chapter, cycling, Playing with Carl (my cat!), chasing my husband around on his skateboard, reading, running, hiking, camping.

Who are some of your personal Heroes

My mom, she’s the best.

What 3 fictional characters best describe you?

Ruth Wilder, Peggy Olson, Abbi Jacobson

What charities or organization(s) are you involved with or support?

Central Alabama Food Bank, United Way, McWane Science Center, Girls Rock Birmingham, American Red Cross, The Crisis Center, Hand in Paw and so many more! I am really excited about partnering with Magic City Acceptance Center for the 2018 season!!

Where do you like to hang out in Birmingham when you are not skating?

Faith Skate Supply! Railroad Park, Saturn, Mom's Basement.

Favorites:

Food:

My moms chicken poppy seed casserole, pizza, and Hot n Spicy Cheese It's (don’t judge)

Music/band:

Murder By Death

Movie/Play:

E.T.

Books/Authors:

Harry Potter, The Poisonwood Bible, Slaughterhouse-Five, A Clockwork Orange, White Teeth, Lord of the Flies, Ready Player One, and many many memoirs written by bad ass women

TV Show/Podcast:

Stranger Things, The Office, This is England, Game of Thrones, Breaking Bad, Black Mirror. My favorite podcast is Last Podcast on the Left (Hail yourself!!!)

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PANAMA JACK YOU UP

Name:Angela

Occupation:General Administrative Guru

First Appearance:Just finished my tenth season

Hometown:Marietta, GA

Derby Spouse:I've had 2. I now prefer to be a derby mistress. You can't tie this down.


About PJ:

What is your most embarrassing roller derby memory?

Too many....but I guess I'll go with anytime I've accidentally hit my own jammer in a game. Cause that's happened a lot

What was your first bout like?

It was in Memphis. I played in 3 jams. I'm pretty sure I didn't help my team out at all

What are some of your other hobbies?

I've played derby for 10 years. You think I have time to do other things? I do like to put rhinestones and glitter on as many things as I can. Does that count?

Who are some of your personal Heroes

I thought I was supposed to "Be my own hero"?

Where do you like to hang out in Birmingham when you are not skating?

Eating places

Favorites:

Food:

Hot Dogs and cheese

Music/band:

I listen to a lot of EDM, 90's hip hop, showtunes

Movie/Play:

Beaches, The One and Only Genuine Original Family Band

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Shreddie Mercury

#80

Name:Katie

Occupation:Phlebotomist

First Appearance:2 years ago

Hometown:Anniston, AL

Derby Spouse:Dame Cobain

About Shreddie:

How did you get into Roller Derby?

An amazing friend asked me to go to recruit week with her. She was unable to go, but I went anyway. Super glad I did.

What is your best roller derby memory?

Balls and I winning our first MVP’s together at a scrimmage at the end of our first season.

What was your first bout like?

It was a Hot Quads/Rollsheviks bout. We lost by a lot, but I had a blast and I love my team.

What are some of your other hobbies?

Writing and playing music, reading, eating dessert foods

Who are some of your personal Heroes

My mother and my daughter

What 3 fictional characters best describe you?

Ron Weasley, April Ludgate, Dorothy Zbornak

What charities or organization(s) are you involved with or support?

Birmingham AIDS Outreach, The Magic City Acceptance Center

Where do you like to hang out in Birmingham when you are not skating?

Railroad Park, Saturn, Wasabi Juan’s

Favorites:

Food:

Dessert

Music/band:

I’m a huge hip hop fan

Movie/Play:

Jurassic Park, Star Wars 4-7, Amelie, Cloverfield...

Books/Authors:

The Girl who Loved Tom Gordon

TV Show/Podcast:

Game of Thrones, RuPaul’s Drag Race, Stranger Things

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SOPHIA PEKILLO

#151

Name:Ashleigh

Occupation:Teacher

First Appearance:8 Years Ago

Hometown:Daphne, Alabama

About Sophia:

What is your best roller derby memory?

Really, after eight years there is no distinction between derby memory and memory. These people are my people.

What is your most embarrassing roller derby memory?

Picture it...Birmingham, 2017. I'm jamming, coming around a curve with the opposing jammer close behind. My blocker, Slay, is hanging back from the pack, ready to take out the other jammer once I pass. The track is open, giving me a clear route to enter at the back of the pack...and I run smack into Slay and take us both out. It was like the episode of Bob's Burger's where Tina manages to hit the only car in a giant parking lot.

What are some of your other hobbies?

Bingo, board games, podcasts, fighting the patriarchy, trying every flavor at Big Spoon, brunch, hanging out with my cat, resisting fascism, cross stitch & embroidery, failing at gardening, naps

Who are some of your personal Heroes

Ms. Frizzle

What 3 fictional characters best describe you?

Sophia Petrillo, Linda Belcher, and Bubbles from the Powerpuff Girls

What charities or organization(s) are you involved with or support?

Girls Rock, Crisis Center, Cahaba Riverkeepers, and WBHM.

Favorites:

Food:

Burritos

TV Show/Podcast:

Golden Girls (Bonus points if you know why my number is 151!)

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Suge Fight 

#22

Name:Wendy

Occupation:Server

First Appearance:2018 will be 13 seasons

Hometown:Birmingham

Derby Spouse:Sally Slaughter

About Suge:

What is your best roller derby memory?

Traveling to away game and afterparties

What are some of your other hobbies?

Breakdancing, climbing, reading, park skating, fitness, yoga, travel..

What charities or organization(s) are you involved with or support?

Girls Rock, ASkate, Kitty Kat Haven, Crisis Center

Favorites:

Music/band:

Hip-hop

Movie/Play:

There’s a lot

Books/Authors:

Kurt Vonnegut, Tom Robbins, Chuck Palahniuk

TV Show/Podcast:

Stranger Things, Game of Thrones

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SYLVIA WRATH

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Name:Sabrina

Occupation:Nonprofit Marketing

First Appearance:August 2016

Hometown:Speake, AL

About Wrath:

How did you get into Roller Derby?

I was looking for a hobby that would challenge me, and I showed up to a TCR recruitment session without knowing a soul. Had I known what a gratifying and empowering experience it would be, I would have started years ago. Skating with TCR has allowed me to make connections and become friends with so many remarkable people.

What is your most embarrassing roller derby memory?

When I literally got the snot knocked out of me.

What was your first bout like?

My first was a Hot Quads vs. Rollsheviks bout. It wasn't nearly as terrifying as I had expected, and it was strangely comforting to know all the people who were trying to hit me.

What are some of your other hobbies?

Practicing yoga, hiking, drinking coffee, playing with pups.

What 3 fictional characters best describe you?

Leslie Knope, Rory Gilmore, Kat Stratford

What charities or organization(s) are you involved with or support?

The Crisis Center, Inc. & WBHM

Where do you like to hang out in Birmingham when you are not skating?

Hiking at Ruffner Mountain or Red Mountain Park when it’s nice out; curled up on the couch with my 4 dogs and the fellow when it’s cold or rainy.

Favorites:

Food:

All of the coffee! And avocados. With a side of pizza.

Music/band:

Ani DiFranco, Fiona Apple, Ray LaMontagne, The Lumineers

Books/Authors:

Sylvia Plath, F. Scott Fitzgerald

TV Show/Podcast:

The West Wing

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WRECKING BALL 

#8

Name:Mandy

First Appearance:January of 2016

Hometown:Birmingham, AL

Derby Spouse:Tipsy McStaggers (Chattanooga)

About Balls:

How did you get into Roller Derby?

I have been interested since I read in the newspaper that Birmingham got a roller derby team. I ended up looking up teams in the area. I drove to Chattanooga and saw my first bout and fell in love!

What is your best roller derby memory?

Learning basics with my Blizzard newbie group.

What is your most embarrassing roller derby memory?

My very first bout, my whole team ended up in the penalty box and I was the only blocker on the track. Shreddie Mercury was the jammer and I could not block her or hit her out because I was being held by Claw and Order the whole time. It was embarrassing.

What was your first bout like?

The first bout I skated in was amazing! I am so in love with the sport and I was so eager to be on the track. My form was awful, but my team did work and we won!

What are some of your other hobbies?

Building puzzles, cuddling, being obnoxious, drawing

What 3 fictional characters best describe you?

Mad Hatter, Joey Tribbiani, Ferris Bueller

What charities or organization(s) are you involved with or support?

Girls Rock Birmingham, Hand in Paw, Habitat for Humanity

Where do you like to hang out in Birmingham when you are not skating?

Saturn, Oak Mountain State Park, Railroad Park

Favorites:

Food:

Breakfast!

Music/band:

The 1975, Walk the Moon, Shiny Toy Guns, Beyoncé, Alabama Shakes, Fleet Foxes, etc.

Movie/Play:

The Runaways, Yellow Submarine, The Wall, Suckerpunch, Scarface, etc.

Books/Authors:

Harry Potter, and Biographies

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Klause of pain

#333

Name:Kathryn

Occupation:SAHM/Seasonal Actress

First Appearance:2017

Hometown:Hoover, AL

About Pain:

How did you get into Roller Derby?

I had a chance encounter with someone who saw potential in me! Recruitment was the next night & I gave it a try; I'm glad i did!

What is your best roller derby memory?

Getting my first MVP blocker award!

What was your first bout like?

We won! And I helped! Haha

What are some of your other hobbies?

Singing, Crafting, and Video Games

Who are some of your personal Heroes

My husband & my mom

What 3 fictional characters best describe you?

Sheeva, Katniss Everdeen, and Ballou

What charities or organization(s) are you involved with or support?

Habitat for Humanity, Sav-a-life, and Girls Rock

Where do you like to hang out in Birmingham when you are not skating?

I volunteer at my eldest daughter's school library and have been known to operate the boom camera at church.

Favorites:

Food:

Pepperoni and Mushroom Pizza

Music/band:

I like most anything with a dance rhythm and deep bass. Beats Antique has been my go-to band lately, but I have soft spot for Paul Simon, The Eagles, and Matchbox 20.

Movie/Play:

Movie: Monty Python and the Holy Grail. Play: Cats

Books/Authors:

Dystopian Future novels are my favorites.

More about Pain:

During Halloween, I work as a scare actress at Sloss Fright Furnace and have been recognized as Actress of the Year these past three seasons.

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DYNA MOE 

#901

Name:Anna

Occupation:Graphic Designer

First Appearance:February 2017

Hometown:Memphis, Tennessee

Derby Spouse:No one yet!

About DMoe:

How did you get into Roller Derby?

I competitively roller figure skated as a child (yes that's a thing), and since stopping, I had missed skating like crazy. I was always wanting to go skating, but no one I knew was super interested. One night I was scrolling Facebook, and I saw a photo of TCR's latest bout. Immediately curious, I got into the rabbit hole of research. I had NO idea what roller derby was, but I was determined to figure it out.. Then I saw that recruitment was happening that week, and basically dove in head first, not looking back. It was one of my best decisions ever. I love it. I love this team, and I love this sport.

What is your best roller derby memory?

Probably the first jam of my first bout. I was so, so nervous. But that melted away when the first whistle blew, and it was so. much. fun.

What is your most embarrassing roller derby memory?

I haven't had anything truly mortifying yet, but I know it's coming. And now that I've said that.. any day now.

What was your first bout like?

I was extraordinarily nervous. I had just been skating for about 2.5 months, and I didn't know if I was ready, but... there I was on the roster. I don't remember much about that bout, but I remember loving pretty much every second of it once it started. I felt so proud and excited to be a part of this team. I'll never forget the remarks of encouragement from my teammates - that meant more than they will ever know.

What are some of your other hobbies?

Reading.. Usually Harry Potter tbh. And discovering new shows on Netflix. And drinking coffee. And trying to not kill my cat.

Who are some of your personal Heroes

Anyone who dives into their dreams with confidence and a plan

What 3 fictional characters best describe you?

Lily Aldrin (HIMYM), Baby Groot, & Pam Beesly (The Office)

What charities or organization(s) are you involved with or support?

The Foundry and Girls Rock!

Where do you like to hang out in Birmingham when you are not skating?

I mostly hang out at my friends' houses!

Favorites:

Food:

Macaroni & Cheese... even though I'm semi-lactose intolerant. Worth it.

Music/band:

Ben Rector, Ben Howard, Phoenix

Movie/Play:

Elizabethtown (You either love it or hate it. I choose love.)

Books/Authors:

JK Rowling and anything Harry Potter

TV Show/Podcast:

So You Think You Can Dance, or basically any Shondaland show

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MARY'S Little Bedlam

#123

Name:Kimi

Occupation:Staff Nurse

First Appearance:2017

Hometown: Mobile, Al

About Bedlam:

How did you get into Roller Derby?

I went to a bout with co-workers, and had to go to recruitment the next week!

What is your best roller derby memory?

Finishing my minimum skills and scrimmaging with my team

What is your most embarrassing roller derby memory?

When I went up to Asphalt Beach to get fitted for skates and gear, I backed over some of their skate equipment with my car

What are some of your other hobbies?

Reading, creative writing, Netflix, cooking, eating

Who are some of your personal Heroes

My teammates and my grandma

What 3 fictional characters best describe you?

Amelie of Montmartre, Jane Eyre, and Sophie from Howl's Moving Castle

What charities or organization(s) are you involved with or support?

Redemptive Cycles, Firehouse Shelter, New Rising Star

Where do you like to hang out in Birmingham when you are not skating?

Anywhere with food or fru fru coffee drinks

Favorites:

Food:

Sushi burritos from Wasabi Juan's, biscuits and red eye gravy from Urban Standard, Hero Donuts, and Big Spoon ice cream (any flavor that has goat cheese in it)

Music/band:

Jason Isbell, Noah Gundersen, Sturgill Simpson, and mewithoutYou

Movie/Play:

Princess Mononoke and Dead Poets Society

Books/Authors:

A Separate Peace, Descent into Hell, C.S. Lewis's Space Trilogy, Till We Have Faces, and Harry Potter

TV Show/Podcast:

Fargo season 1, True Detective season 1, The Handmaid's Tale, Over the Garden Wall, The Killing, Top of the Lake, Happy Valley, The Fall, Game of Thrones

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RUMBLE BEE

#63

Name:Bethany

Occupation:Third grade teacher

First Appearance:May 2017

Hometown:Tuscaloosa, AL

Derby Spouse:Candie Crush

About Rumble:

How did you get into Roller Derby?

I didn't know roller derby still existed until I read Victoria Jamieson's 'Roller Girl'. The next week I went to a bout and immediately fell in love with the action and camaraderie. My home team wasn't recruiting then but TCR was. I drove up to Birmingham from Tuscaloosa for recruitment and have been making that drive twice a week since. I love this team!

What is your best roller derby memory?

Can I say all of them? Is that too cheesy?

What is your most embarrassing roller derby memory?

Falling in front of a crowd never gets less embarrassing!

What was your first bout like?

Beach Brawlers v. Iron City Maidens March 23, 2018. It was our first time playing competitively as a team and all the jammers were brand new. We worked hard to overcome a LOT of obstacles and really encouraged each other the whole time. We lost but still had a lot to be proud of. I was chosen for MVP Jammer :)

What are some of your other hobbies?

Reading and anything that can be done outdoors. Especially if I can bring my pups, Fiona and Sevro.

Who are some of your personal Heroes

My parents, Eleanor Roosevelt, and Kit Kittredge.

What 3 fictional characters best describe you?

Liz Lemon, Lily Aldrin, and Kate McKinnon's character in 'The Spy Who Dumped Me' (it's surprisingly good, y'all).

What charities or organization(s) are you involved with or support?

Crisis Center

Where do you like to hang out in Birmingham when you are not skating?

Not skating? Hmm... Anywhere with food or coffee!

Favorites:

Food:

Tacos

Music/band:

Avett Brothers, Penny & Sparrow, Brandi Carlile

Movie/Play:

For a good cry: Life is Beautiful. For a good laugh: Dodgeball. For raging patriotism: Hamilton

Books/Authors:

ALL THE BOOKS... I can't choose "Outside of a dog, books are a man's best friend. Inside of a dog its too dark to read."

TV Show/Podcast:

TV: The Office, Jane the Virgin, Atypical, Brooklyn-99, Bob's Burgers Podcasts: Sawbones, Can I Pet Your Dog, Up First, Today Explained, Science Vs, Slow Burn, Every Little Thing, By the Book, Code Switch, PCHH...

More about Rumble:

I am a co-founder of the Spine Breakers Book Club!

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Indigo Ego

Name:Miriam

Occupation:Visual artist

First Appearance:2010

About Indigo:

How did you get into Roller Derby?

I showed up to a recruitment unable to skate or even stand on skates, but committed to learn (bought skates before I could skate).

What was your first bout like?

It was a bout against Huntsville's B team. At the time they all looked like giants and super mean. In reality we were all probably as jittery as each other. I just remember being scared I would forget everything I had learned.

Who are some of your personal Heroes

Patrice Emery Lumumba

Where do you like to hang out in Birmingham when you are not skating?

My studio

Favorites:

Books/Authors:

Haruki Murakami

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TRAUMA QUEEN

#21

Name:Madi

Occupation:Program Coordinator for Piper Place Day Program

First Appearance:May 2017

Hometown:Birmingham, AL

About Trauma:

What are some of your other hobbies?

Hiking and Reading

What 3 fictional characters best describe you?

Leslie Knope, Ron Weasley, Han Solo

What charities or organization(s) are you involved with or support?

Hand in Paw and Human Rights Campaign

Where do you like to hang out in Birmingham when you are not skating?

Red Mountain, Avondale, or any bookstore

Favorites:

Food:

Cheeseburgers

Music/band:

Avett Brothers

Movie/Play:

The Labyrinth

Books/Authors:

Harry Potter Series and Till We Have Faces

TV Show/Podcast:

Schitt's Creek, Freaks and Geeks, and Arrested Development

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POINT COUNT HER POINT 

Name:Erik

Occupation:Waiter :(, but I am trying to find something else

First Appearance:4 seasons ago

Hometown:Sewanee, TN

Derby Spouse:Hubby

About Point:

How did you get into Roller Derby?

Friends

What is your best roller derby memory?

Playing pool with friends after the bout.

What is your most embarrassing roller derby memory?

Showing up after the one of the bouts had already started at a tourney. Oops.

What was your first bout like?

I was terrified! I was trying to run scoreboard, and i reset the whole thing by pressing the letter D. This was before the standard program.

Who are some of your personal Heroes

My friends and family.

What 3 fictional characters best describe you?

Cosima from Orphan Black, Ginko from Mushi Shi, and Avatar Korra.

What charities or organization(s) are you involved with or support?

Planned Parenthood

Where do you like to hang out in Birmingham when you are not skating?

Saturn or Parkside or the Botanical Gardens or UAB Gym

Favorites:

Food:

Thai, Mexican, Indian.

Music/band:

Tori Amos, KARD, Decemberists, Patty Griffin

Movie/Play:

sometimes there's God so quickly, by David Roby

Books/Authors:

My husband, David Roby

TV Show/Podcast:

Avatar, LA and LoK, Your Inner Child is an Idiot, Star Power Comic, Something Positive comic, The Authority, Neil Gaimon

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RIP CUT

#48x96

Name:Andrea

Occupation:Display Artist for Urban Outfitters

First Appearance:2017

Hometown:Birmingham, Al

About RIP:

How did you get into Roller Derby?

I grew up roller skating and I've always loved it. Derby just seemed like an obvious choice.

What is you best roller derby memory?

Skating in my first bout and winning!

Most embarrassing derby moment?

Wearing my wrist guards backwards when I was a brand new newbie.

What was your first bout like?

My first bout was a home game against Montgomery. We won 207-123! It was so exhilarating. I've never experienced anything like it and I can't wait to do it again!

What are some of your other hobbies?

Sewing, crafting with my daughter, rearranging furniture, building things out of wood

Who are some of your personal Heroes

Mary Lou Retton, Loretta Lynn

What 3 fictional characters best describe you?

Lindsay Weir (Freaks and Geeks), Sabrina Davis (Dazed and Confused), and my husband says Amelia Bedelia

What charities or organization(s) are you involved with or support?

Addiction Prevention Coalition - End Heroin Birmingham

Where do you like to hang out in Birmingham when you are not skating?

Saturn, Iron City, Rojo

Favorites:

Food:

Cheese

Music/band:

This is always changing. I love vocal harmony and a good bass line. Deer Tick, Blitzen Trapper, the Band

Movie/Play:

The Parent Trap original

Books/Authors:

Lord of the Rings, Possum Come a Knockin'

TV Show/Podcast:

The Moth, Fresh Air, Ear Hustle, This American Life, TED Radio Hour, Seinfeld

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Cutie Pi

#3.14

Name:Miranda

Occupation:Special Education Teacher

First Appearance:I skated for two years then took a year and a half off. Now I am in my third season.

Hometown:Hoover, AL

Derby Spouse:nope

About Cutie:

How did you get into Roller Derby?

I bought a Groupon for tickets to a bout and was so in love I came to the next open recruitment.

What is your best roller derby memory?

My favorite derby memory is getting rostered for an away game.

What is your most embarrassing roller derby memory?

Maybe when I was trying to brace myself on another skater and stuck my fingers in her mouth instead!

What was your first bout like?

I don't remember it - I was too scared!!

What are some of your other hobbies?

sewing, reading, making jewelry, paper crafts, cross stitch

Who are some of your personal Heroes

My mom

What 3 fictional characters best describe you?

Pippi Longstocking, Matilda, and Wendy from Peter Pan

What charities or organization(s) are you involved with or support?

Norma Livingston Ovarian Cancer Foundation

Where do you like to hang out in Birmingham when you are not skating?

My house, Moss Rock, and Target

Favorites:

Food:

Chocolate

Music/band:

Five Iron Frenzy

Movie/Play:

Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom

Books/Authors:

The Giver

TV Show/Podcast:

Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!

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Curse Practitioner

#832

Name:Janey

Occupation:Registered Nurse, Nurse Practitioner student

First Appearance:March 2018

Hometown:Birmingham

Derby Spouse:Lucy Purr

About Curse:

How did you get into Roller Derby?

My college roommate and I were obsessed with the Nashville Rollergirls, we never missed a bout and always swore we’d join one day. When I ended up moving back to Birmingham I decided to give it a try and it was the best decision I’ve ever made!

What is your favorite roller derby memory?

Recruitment was amazing, bonding with all the derby girls has been an amazing experience.

What is your most embarrassing roller derby memory?

I have a tendency to fall while standing still, it happens all the time and I’m convinced it will never stop.

What are some of your other hobbies?

Trail running, reading, hanging with my pets, and spending time at Lake Martin

What 3 fictional characters best describe you?

Rory Gilmore, Juno, Velma

Who are some of your personal heroes?

Turia Pitt, Beyoncé, Jane Goodall

What charities or organization(s) are you involved with or support?

Firehouse Shelter, MCAC, First Light

Where do you like to hang out in Birmingham when you are not skating?

Cahaba Brewing, Oak Mountain State Park, Red Mountain

Favorites:

Food:

Nutella, anything covered with Nutella, anything baked with Nutella

Music/band/artist:

Moon Taxi

Movie/Play:

Into The Wild

Books/Authors:

The Kite Runner, Anna Karenina, The Heart’s Invisible Furies

TV Show/Podcast:

Dexter and Shameless

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Capital Funishment

#244

Name:Gabby

Occupation:Commercial Development

First Appearance:March 2018

Hometown:Hueytown, AL

Derby Spouse:Oxford Coma

About Cap:

How did you get into Roller Derby?

Just saw it on Facebook and thought it looked fun :)

What is your favorite roller derby memory?

They’re all great! I’m still making those!

What is your most embarrassing roller derby memory?

Oh, I’m sure I’ll top myself out as soon as I write it.

What are some of your other hobbies?

Volunteering, kayaking, and learning about nature

What 3 fictional characters best describe you?

Rock Lee, Naruto Princess Poppy, the Trolls Movie Linda Belcher, Bob’s Burgers

Who are some of your personal heroes?

Bree Newsome climbed up the flag pole and yanked down South Carolina’s confederate flag at the statehouse.

What charities or organization(s) are you involved with or support?

CASA Magic Moments United Way of Central Alabama Adelante Alabama CAIR

Where do you like to hang out in Birmingham when you are not skating?

CAHABA RIVER or the dog park!

Favorites:

Food:

Chicken and Dumplings

Music/band/artist:

Wye Oak

Movie/Play:

Fievel Goes West

Books/Authors:

The Rainbow Fish

TV Show/Podcast:

My Favorite Murder Any BBC nature documentary

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Black Savage

#69

Name:Victoria

Occupation:Membership Director

First Appearance:March 2018

Hometown:Chicago, IL

About Savage:

How did you get into Roller Derby?

Wanted to be a part of a team while also staying physical active

What is your favorite roller derby memory?

The pride parade. I was able to see firsthand how supportive our team is of the community and people of different walks of life!

What are some of your other hobbies?

Obstacle course racing, running, lifting weights, working out, crossfit, hiking

Who are some of your personal heroes?

My mother, Captain America

What charities or organization(s) are you involved with or support?

YMCA, Magic City Acceptance Center, Girls Inc

Where do you like to hang out in Birmingham when you are not skating?

At the gym

Favorites:

Food:

Pizza

Music/band/artist:

The Chainsmokers, Zedd, Drake and Beyonce

Movie/Play:

Dreamgirls

TV Show/Podcast:

The Walking Dead and Rupaul's Drag Race

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Diamond Dallas Rage

#159

Name:Laura

Occupation: Catering Director

First Appearance:March 2018

Hometown:Birmingham, AL

Derby Spouse:Stryker Fancy!

About Dallas:

How did you get into Roller Derby?

Slay convinced me after a few years of asking.

What is your favorite roller derby memory?

Going to Champs in New Orleans!

What is your most embarrassing roller derby memory?

At this point, it's all embarrassing but I'm stoked to be learning so much!

What are some of your other hobbies?

books, netflix and eating

What 3 fictional characters best describe you?

Nymphadora Tonks, Linda Belcher and Jane Lane (Daria)

Who are some of your personal heroes?

Laura Jane Grace and Sydney Riggs

What charities or organization(s) are you involved with or support?

First Light Women and Children's shelter, MCAC

Where do you like to hang out in Birmingham when you are not skating?

Either at home on the couch with Ben or at the zoo with our tiny humans.

Favorites:

Food:

Breakfast or Mexican. Mexican Breakfast!

Music/band/artist:

The Decemberists

Movie/Play:

Allllll the Harry Potter’s...and You’ve Got Mail.

Books/Authors:

J.K. Rowling, Anne Rice, Neil Gaiman

TV Show/Podcast:

Modern Family, Lost, Insecure

More about Dallas:

"I have 3 crazy awesome kids and 1 insanely great husband. I’m a Sagittarius and I love Halloween."

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RUTH BADER SINsburg

#616

Name:Christa

Occupation:Attorney

First Appearance:March 2018

Hometown:Scottsboro, AL

About Sin:

How did you get into Roller Derby?

I played Rugby in college and missed being part of a team

What are some of your other hobbies?

traveling, seeing bands, taking my pups on adventures, weekends at the lake

What 3 fictional characters best describe you?

Max from 2 Broke Girls

What charities or organization(s) are you involved with or support?

Yellowhammer Fund, Planned Parenthood, MCAC

Where do you like to hang out in Birmingham when you are not skating?

Bamboo on 2nd, Lou's Pub, The Garage, Moonshine, Atomic, Collins, Trimtab

Favorites:

Food:

Green Beans and my mom's dumplins

Music/band/artist:

The Avett Brothers

Movie/Play:

The Devil's Rejects

Books/Authors:

John Updike

TV Show/Podcast:

anything Chelsea Handler does

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Miskatonic Nines

#999

Name:Ali

Occupation: Part time student and retail worker

First Appearance:March 2018

Hometown:Birmingham, Al

Derby Spouse:Capital FUNishment and Bayou Hazard

About Nines:

How did you get into Roller Derby?

I have a family friend that volunteers for DCD and promoted their recruitment. So I originally tried out for them before being told TCR was my local team.

What is your favorite roller derby memory?

Right now? Just getting to skate with everyone.

What is your most embarrassing roller derby memory?

So far I've been safe from embarrassment but we'll see how long my luck holds.

What are some of your other hobbies?

I enjoy drawing, tabletop rpgs(D&D, etc.), video games, and cosplay.

What 3 fictional characters best describe you?

I would probably say Pidge(Voltron 2016), Kaylee (Firefly), and maybe Andy(Parks and Rec).

Who are some of your personal heroes?

My mom, she's the person I want to be when I grow up.

Where do you like to hang out in Birmingham when you are not skating?

Generally at home with my cat or at the zoo.

Favorites:

Food:

I will never pass on steamed pork buns, they're way too tasty.

Music/band/artist:

I'm pretty eclectic but I mostly listen to Cruxshadows, video game soundtracks, and JPop.

Movie/Play:

Princess Mononoke

Books/Authors:

I've never read a book by Mercedes Lackey I didn't like so I'd have to say she's one of my favourite authors.

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Lucy Purr

#666

Name:Dawn

Occupation: Homeschooling mom

First Appearance:March 2018

Hometown:Birmingham, Al

Derby Spouse:Curse Practitioner

About Lucy:

How did you get into Roller Derby?

Combo of a mid-life crisis I guess and watching my girls with the junior derby team, The Troublemakers

What is your favorite roller derby memory?

Curse's after, after party and NOLA Running of the Bulls weekend

What is your most embarrassing roller derby memory?

Crawling across the floor trying to do knee taps those first couple of weeks

What are some of your other hobbies?

I love spending time with Mr. Purr and our 3 kittens/kiddos. Each of the kittens have hobbies & sports of their own so "mom taxi" usually has to suffice as my other hobby.

What 3 fictional characters best describe you?

Princess Fiona, Luna Lovegood, Elle Woods.

What charities or organization(s) are you involved with or support?

JDRF, MCAC

Where do you like to hang out in Birmingham when you are not skating?

Saturn, Railroad Park

Favorites:

Food:

Bacon and brownies

Music/band/artist:

Imagine Dragons, Hozier, The Lumineers, Ed Sheeran, Mumford & Sons, X Ambassadors

Movie/Play:

The Intouchables (foreign film...not to be confused with The Untouchables)

Books/Authors:

Old school Stephen King...not so much his newer stuff

TV Show/Podcast:

Orange is the New Black, Law & Order SVU, anything HGTV 😂

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Oxford Coma

#23

Name:Aly

Occupation:Counselor

First Appearance:March 2018

Hometown:Cleveland, TN

Derby Spouse:Capital FUNishment

About Oxy:

How did you get into Roller Derby?

I had a friend who played and it sounded like a great way to find community and have fun while learning something new.

What is your most embarrassing roller derby memory?

For the first few weeks, the only way I could stop was by slamming into walls at high speed.

What are some of your other hobbies?

Painting, park nights, traveling, reading

What charities or organization(s) are you involved with or support?

Magic City Wellness Center, ASPCA, Rape Response

Favorites:

Music/band/artist:

Kaleo, AJR, Gregory Alan Isakov

Books/Authors:

Harry Potter, East of Eden, Six of Crows, The Silence of Bonaventure Arrow

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Mia Whamm

#9

 

Name:Megan

Occupation:Currently, a nanny and mom! In previous years you could catch me working as a counselor and a social worker.

First Appearance:March 2018

Hometown:Birmingham

Derby Spouse:No one yet!

About Whamm:

How did you get into Roller Derby?

I grew up playing soccer so I was always looking for a sport to get into as an adult. When I stumbled upon roller derby it was love at first sight!

What is your favorite roller derby memory?

Pretty much all of them!

What is your most embarrassing roller derby memory?

Falling. Falling while standing. Falling while skating. Getting hit and falling. So much falling.

Tell me about your first bout.

My first bout was a B-team scrimmage in 2016. It was equal parts overwhelming, exciting, and painful. It was so much fun!

What are some of your other hobbies?

Yoga, Hiking, Reading, Soccer

What 3 fictional characters best describe you?

April Ludgate, Luna Lovegood, Storm

Who are some of your personal heroes?

My parents and Mother Theresa

What charities or organization(s) are you involved with or support?

All of them:)

Where do you like to hang out in Birmingham when you are not skating?

Mainly at home with my husband, baby girl, and our three pups! But if we are out and about you can find us hiking at Red Mountain Park, eating out at yummy restaurants or spending time at the lake!

Favorites:

Food:

French fries!

Music/band/artist:

Some of my favorites at the moment are Julien Baker, Bon Iver, Paramore, Johnnyswim, Judah & the Lion, The Oh Hellos, Sigur Ros, and Dave Barnes.

Movie/Play:

Away We Go

Books/Authors:

The Giver, Pride & Prejudice, Harry Potter, so many more!

TV Show/Podcast:

Parks and Rec and The Office

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Mack The Ripper

#6

Name:Mackayla

Occupation:Claims Adjuster

First Appearance:July 2018

Hometown:Gardendale AL

About Mack:

How did you get into Roller Derby?

I’ve always liked skating and wanted to try a new hobby

What are some of your other hobbies?

Hiking, yoga, anything on the water

Who are some of your personal heroes?

Madonna

What charities or organization(s) are you involved with or support?

Hand In Paw

Where do you like to hang out in Birmingham when you are not skating?

Parkside

Favorites:

Food:

Mexican

Music/band:

The Pixies

TV Show/Podcast:

Cooking shows

More about Mack:

"I really like ramp/bowl skating."

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Wild Card

#52

Name:Laura

Occupation:Chemical Engineer

First Appearance:2018

Hometown:Birmingham, Al

About Wild Card:

How did you get into Roller Derby?

I took my daughter to her first Jr. Derby practice with The Troublemakers, and I ended up staying for TCR recruitment.

What is your best roller derby memory?

Passing minimums. A bunch of us passed at the same practice. It was such a great feeling, and I was glad to share it with my team.

What is your most embarrassing roller derby memory?

Falling when I’m just standing still.

What was your first bout like?

You’ll have to wait until August 11th. H💙t Qu💚ds!!!

What are some of your other hobbies?

water sports, coaching youth softball, music festivals, trying new things

Who are some of your personal Heroes

My Mom and Dad

What 3 fictional characters best describe you?

Honey Ryder, Scout Finch, Kimmy Schmidt

What charities or organization(s) are you involved with or support?

United Way of Central Alabama, YWCA, Family Promises

Where do you like to hang out in Birmingham when you are not skating?

At home with my family, wherever my kids are doing their things, and anywhere with friends.

Favorites:

Food:

Chips and Salsa and Chicken Salad

Music/band:

Florence + The Machines, Green Day, Drive-By Truckers, Lauderdale

Movie/Play:

Dirty Dancing, Wicked

TV Show/Podcast:

Criminal Minds, Sharp Objects, Alias

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ZUUL

#1031

Name:Dana

Occupation:Student

First Appearance:2018

Hometown:Hoover, Al

About Zuul:

How did you get into Roller Derby?

I was looking for a team sport after college to help me make friends and stay in shape. One of my friends pointed out a derby girl who inspired her when she came into our work so I went to check out the next bout and have been hooked ever since.

What are some of your other hobbies?

Video games

What 3 fictional characters best describe you?

April Ludgate, Tinkerbell, Nani

Where do you like to hang out in Birmingham when you are not skating?

What's on Second

Favorites:

Food:

All food

Music/band:

I listen mostly to alt, punk, and grunge music

Books/Authors:

The Things They Carried by Tim O'Brien

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 Mulan Rude

#2

Name:Bridgette

Occupation:Educator at Aveda Institute

First Appearance:2018

Hometown:Birmingham, Al

About Rudy:

How did you get into Roller Derby?

I saw my first bout in Tampa 8 years ago and loved it, then saw TCR's post on instagram and thought, "Why the hell not?!".

What are some of your other hobbies?

Skateboarding and surfing

Who are some of your personal Heroes

Jack Daniels

What 3 fictional characters best describe you?

Jess from New Girl, Ramona Flowers, Princess Poppy

What charities or organization(s) are you involved with or support?

Humane Society, AIDS Alabama, and Magic City Art Connection

Where do you like to hang out in Birmingham when you are not skating?

Saturn, Parkside, Moms

Favorites:

Food:

Pizza

Music/band:

Okey Dokey, New Order, Soft Kill, Chvrches

Movie/Play:

Turbo Kid

Books/Authors:

Liane Moriarty, Gillian Flynn

TV Show/Podcast:

The Office, Broadchurch, Game of Thrones

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Killer Frost

#32

Name:Kelsey

Occupation:Gate attendant at Oak Mountain State Park

First Appearance:2018

Hometown:Birmingham, Al

About Frosty:

How did you get into Roller Derby?

My friend who was already on TCR wanted me to try it out, so I thought “why not?”

What is your best roller derby memory?

I’m new, but so far I’ve really enjoyed the camaraderie of the team. Everyone is so supportive!

What is your most embarrassing roller derby memory?

Don’t really have one yet, other than just falling on my butt a lot.

What are some of your other hobbies?

Mountain biking, scuba diving, guitar, video games

Who are some of your personal Heroes

Arya Stark (Game of Thrones), Gal Gadot, Grant Gustin, Katie McGrath, Maisie Richardson-Sellers, Caity Lotz, Elena Alvarez (One Day at a Time)

What 3 fictional characters best describe you?

Alex Danvers (Supergirl), Arya Stark (Game of Thrones), Elena Alvarez (One Day at a Time)

What charities or organization(s) are you involved with or support?

Magic City Acceptance Center, Shelby County Humane Society

Where do you like to hang out in Birmingham when you are not skating?

Oak Mountain State Park, Saturn, Don Pepe, Sushi Village

Favorites:

Food:

Mediterranean or sushi

Music/band:

Ghost B.C. is currently my favorite, but I also really like Iron Maiden, Hayley Kiyoko, Eagles, and Fleetwood Mac

Movie/Play:

Phantom of the Opera (2004)

Books/Authors:

Stephen King

TV Show/Podcast:

The Flash, Supergirl, Legends of Tomorrow, One Day at a Time, Game of Thrones, Stranger Things, Impractical Jokers, Star Wars, Avengers, Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, etc.

Voluptuous Vixen

#504

Name:Zipporah

Occupation:Library Chick or slinger of books

First Appearance:2010

Hometown:New Orleans

Derby Spouse:Thunderella

About Vix:

How did you get into Roller Derby?

The doctor told me i was borderline diabetic and needed to lose weight lol i went to the local rink saw a flyer and ever looked back!

What is your best roller derby memory?

ALL of my teams and the skates that my derby peeps got me!!!! They represent my 3 favorite teams!!!

What is your most embarrassing roller derby memory?

Giving myself a mild concussion coming out of the penalty box.....slipping on my own sweat......you’re welcome.

What was your first bout like?

Oh dear god the footage!!!! I was nervous and excited to play my first bout in Montgomery!!! I went to block a skater who was after my wife......got a skate to the shin and my leg was infected due to opposing blocker skates puncturing the skin.

What are some of your other hobbies?

Spending time with my family!

Who are some of your personal Heroes

My parents

What 3 fictional characters best describe you?

Tina Belcher, Dominika Egorova, Lara Jean

Favorites:

Food:

Pizza and Pho

Music/band:

H.E.R, The Internet

Movie/Play:

Red Sparrow, ALL things Harry Potter

Books/Authors:

Ready Player One

TV Show/Podcast:

Bobs Burgers, Gilmore Girls, Game of thrones

More about Vix:

I LOVE DERBY!!!!!! Derby has been my light through some of my darkest times. I can’t imagine my life without this sport or the AWESOME people that i have met as a result of it!!! After years of contemplating I’m FINALLY getting a chance to be apart of one of my favorite teams!!!!!!! TCR!!!

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Doula at your Cervix

#100% effaced

Name:Emma

Occupation:Doula and birth educator

First Appearance:October 2015

Hometown:Tallahassee, FL

Derby Spouse:UnaPaulagetic

About Vex:

How did you get into Roller Derby?

I used to watch the Tallahassee Roller Girls with my family. This was back in 2007/2008 and we'd make it a family outing. It was so fun!

What is your best roller derby memory?

Taking a clothing whip off of Voluptuous Vixen while I was jamming during a bout. I grabbed the back of her jersey as I was making my way through the pack, and I refused to let go. She got me through the pack and when I came around beside her we were laughing and yelling and just so happy that our teamwork had paid off!

What is your most embarrassing roller derby memory?

During a bout a former teammate took a clothing whip off me, and I'm pretty sure I mooned the entire crowd! This happened again in our next bout. I no longer wear those shorts to bouts.

What are some of your other hobbies?

Knitting!

Who are some of your personal Heroes

Michelle Obama

What 3 fictional characters best describe you?

Louise Belcher, Liz Lemon, and April Ludgate

What charities or organization(s) are you involved with or support?

BirthWell Partners! Check them out: http://www.birthwellpartners.org/

Where do you like to hang out in Birmingham when you are not skating?

No joke, you can usually find me hanging out with the pregnant ladies at Simon and Williamson Obstetrics.

Favorites:

Food:

Shrimp!

Books/Authors:

Becoming by Michelle Obama

TV Show/Podcast:

Bob's Burgers!

More about Vex:

This is my first season with TCR and I am SO EXCITED to be wearing this purple jersey!

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Stryker Fancy

#212

Name:Chelsey

First Appearance:March 2018

Hometown:A small town in New York, but I spent most of my adulthood in Brooklyn

Derby Spouse:Dallas!

About Stryker:

How did you get into Roller Derby?

I had just recently moved to Birmingham and was struggling to find a community/meet people I connected with. My partner saw a few people skating near Railroad Park so we looked up the roller derby team and saw they had tryouts in March. I think I had only roller skated once in my life, but figured why not give it a shot. The first few months involved a lot of awkward falls, but it was one of the best decisions I made last year.

What is your most embarrassing roller derby memory?

Having the jammer panty fall off of my helmet and not realizing it until I was halfway around the track. Everyone was shouting and I had no idea what to do. I obviously made the wrong decision and started skating opposite derby direction, towards the panty...newbie mistakes.

What was your first bout like?

My first bout was Rollsheviks vs. Hot Quads (go rolls!). I had no idea what to expect, but it was definitely comforting to play against my teammates that I had practiced against rather than a team I knew little about.

What are some of your other hobbies?

Traveling, photography, hiking, camping, reading, podcasts, cooking

What charities or organization(s) are you involved with or support?

MCAC

Favorites:

Food:

I love so many things, but I can never say no to pizza

Music/band:

Bon Iver, The Kills, Wild Child, Ani DiFranco, Kina Grannis, Andrea Gibson