Latest Bout: 4/14/19 Central NY 68 vs Burning River 182 (2019 Siege of CNY)
Get to know Premo Donna...
What is the meaning behind your skater name?
Premo is my last name, and for my whole life, people have just called me Premo. When it was time to pick a skater name, I wanted something really cool and fun, but at the time there was a website called TwoEvils. If the name you wanted or a variation of the name you wanted was already in use, you had to get it approved. At the same time, I had people telling me if I didn't use my last name, they were going to use it! So my brother and my mother-in-law both suggested Premo Donna, which is a play off of "prima donna". I decided to go with that because when people would inevitably shorten it, I would still be called Premo anyway.
What was your athletic background prior to playing roller derby?
I had skated just for fun in my free time growing up, and had ridden horses previously, but no real athletic background.
Is there a song that gets you pumped up before a bout?
There are many that get me pumped up. My music taste is very eclectic so it just depends on what sort of mood I'm in.
What aspect of derby do you enjoy the most?
I like the fact that we are always trying to better ourselves as a community.
How did you get started in your roller derby career?
I joined in the year of "Whip It" with about 43 other people! I wanted to see if there was a derby league in Cleveland, there was, and they were in the middle of their season! I watched a bout at the Wolstein Center and I was hooked! I later found out that one of my cousins was on The Hard Knockers and eventually got to be on the team with her!