Latest Bout: 2/23/2020 Cornfed 150 vs Burning River 169
Get to know Enemylou Harris...
What is the meaning behind your skater name?
Emmylou Harris is a country/folk singer who was particularly popular in the 70s, but she's still around making music. My number, 74, is the year Grievous Angel was released, an album she did with Gram Parsons that's magical.
What was your athletic background prior to playing roller derby?
I've been an athlete since I was 13 or so when my mom started running 5k road races and my sister and I ran them with her. Since then I've played lots of different sports.
What aspect of derby do you enjoy the most?
Playing a team sport as an adult is underrated. It's just as amazing as it was as a kid, the highs of winning, the bond you build with teammates, the feeling of pride as you get better at what you do, and the satisfaction that comes with being active and healthy.
How did you get started in your roller derby career?
This is really lame, but I saw Whip It and decided that if this sport was real I was going to do it.