Josie Cuervo #21+

Josie Cuervo

Photo courtesy Jim Rhoades

“Lemon or Salt?”

First Bout?
2006 Exhibition Bout
Best Position?
Behind the scenes worker bee...retired from skating after the 2012 WFTDA East Region Playoffs
What brought you to DDR?
Looking for an outlet to stay fit and do something for our community, especially women; I set out with a few other great women to start the league.
What keeps your wheels turning?
I’m inspired daily by the members of this league and their constant efforts to make Dutchland the best it can be. My derby family has helped me through some difficult times and I’m so lucky to have them by my side!
What is your most embarrassing derby moment?
There are too many to count, probably the photos with the straws up my nose or my horrible leg wrestling losses on the sidewalks of Lancaster city.
What is your proudest derby moment?
Getting into the WFTDA in 2008 was a proud moment… our exhibition bout in 2006… starting our 7th year as a successful amateur sports organization and member run business.
DDR Awards/ Fan Favorite Awards?
I’ve won “Booty to Beat,” “Rink Beneath my Skates,” "Behind the scenes superstar", and “Skater You Want to Land in Your Lap.”
Got any injury stories?
My injuries were all here before derby! I was a distance runner for several years and that helped ruin anything that derby would hurt.
Impress us with your skating skills…
I once sent Twisted Scizzors off her skates and deep into the crowd with a solid hit from my booty!
Derby props?
Skates: Vanilla Brass Knuckles
Wheels: G-Rods
Protective Gear: Only the best for these knees! Scabs pads and horseshoes all the way!
Must-Haves: Stompin’ Lizzy Stanton’s booty by my side...and Tamarra Neverdyes' witty sarcasm at my back ;)
Send out some heart-felt derby love to your peeps..
Most of my peeps are my derby family, thanks to them for being there for me and helping me stay in love with this sport every day. To my non-derby peeps: yer okay, I guess. Just kidding, love you guys too!