That was a little scary, but then again, so are the Hellbombers. Meet their ferocious rookies!!!
Skater Name Enemylou Harris
Skater Number 74
When did you become interested in derby? This is so lame, but after I watched the movie Whip It. I hadn’t even heard of it until I saw that. When I found out it was real I knew I had to do it.
What is the most exciting thing that you’ve
done so far as a new home team skater? It’s been exciting to be a jammer. Breaking through the pack and getting lead jammer at a bout is a totally awesome feeling.
What was your first bout like? SO NERVOUS. I was so nervous until I started skating. Once I was out on the track, I starting thinking about the game and not about being nervous.
Any advice for people thinking about trying out for derby? If you’re interested in it, go for it. If you don’t like it, no harm done. If you love it, which you will, then awesome!
Prepare for tryouts, I was really glad that I had practiced some of the things required before I went to the boot camps. It made me feel more confident and less nervous. There are a ton of videos on youtube that helped me out.
What’s your personal theme song and why? Heads Will Roll- Yeah Yeah Yeahs. It pumps me up.
What’s your spirit animal? Owls. Their prey never sees them coming.
Do you have a favorite skater? Someone who mentored you? People in the league are so welcoming and helpful, it’s hard to choose just one. Everyone has their own style of teaching and skating, so it’s easy to find something that works for you.
Skater Name Colonel Kurtz
Skater Number N7
When did you become interested in derby? Too long ago to remember. It took a while, but the stars had finally aligned in the right way for me to try out in January!
What was your first bout like? My first bout is a happy blur! It was definitely really exciting to get to skate in front of my family and friends for the first time.
Any advice for people thinking about trying out for derby? Do it! You’ll meet some really great people, increase your level of fitness, and have so much fun!
What’s your personal theme song and why? MMMBop! by Hanson *jokes* I like music way too much to narrow it down to one theme song; I’m a walking symphony. 😉
What’s your spirit animal? Unicorn, because… Hello! Super majestic!
Skater Name Bustin Stuff
Skater Number 41
When did you become interested in derby? The second Amstel Standin started talking about it and posting pictures. It was never the right time until last year. Coming up with FM12 was the best experience EVER!!! It was way more than I ever expected.
What is the most exciting thing that you’ve done so far as a new home team skater? Being able to learn skills and focus on what I need to be for my team from the absolute best.
What do you think your first bout will be like? It will be amazing!! If it is anything like our practices it will end up being one hell of a game!!
Any advice for people thinking about trying out for derby? Get some skates and get on them!! Only speaking from personal experience but I am mad I didn’t do this sooner. Words cannot express how awesome this really is.
What’s your personal theme song and why? Move Bitch (Get out the way) – Ludacris Have you seen my size??? That’s how I come through lol and I mean “”Bitch”” in the nicest way possible 🙂
What’s your spirit animal? A Whale – big, beautiful but lethal if I need to be!!!
Do you have a favorite skater? Someone who mentored you? Amstel Standin 🙂 if it wasn’t for her I probably would have never found this.