Nelly Hurtado #8

Nelly Hurtado

Photo courtesy Scott Johnson Photography

“Woah, Nelly!”

Join Date?
May 2010
First bout?
Best position?
Blocker #3!
What brought you to DDR?
I needed something more in my life. DDR gives you an opportunity to meet some of the most amazing people, learn something new, and constantly set new goals for yourself… how could I stay away?
What keeps your wheels turning?
The thrill of finally accomplishing something new or seeing improvement… it’s such a great feeling to know you can do something you never thought you’d be able to do!
What is your most embarrassing derby moment?
Pretty much any time I fall on skates when I'm not even moving. Luckily it's been awhile since that's happened (knock on wood).
What is your proudest derby moment?
Winning my first bout! So proud of not only myself but all my incredible teammates!
Got any injury stories?
Injuries? Nah... I'm the one causing the injuries!
Impress us with your skating skillz…
When I first started I couldn’t even stand up in my skates… now I can skate backwards while pulling someone with me! I still have a lot to learn, but I love seeing myself and everyone else improve at every practice.
Derby Props?
Skates: Vanilla Brass Knuckles
Wheels: orange sure grip sugars
Protective Gear: Triple 8 Brainsaver Helmet, Scabs elbow and knee pads, Triple 8 wrist guards, and Pro Dent Tech mouth guard
Must-Haves: All my fellow dutchies! Oh, and my Un-Equal skate inserts and Derby Skinz!
Send out some heartfelt derby love to your peeps…
Thanks to everyone who has cheered me on, encouraged me, and taught me the sport of Roller Derby. DDR has become like a second family… I love you all! Thanks also to everyone who works around my practice schedule, listens to me ramble on about derby, and gives their support. Much love to all my peeps.