Renegade Raven #935

Renegade Raven

Photo by Mutha Medusa

Join date?
I started in Harrisburg with H.A.R.D. in June 2007
I came to Dutchland in August 2009
First bout?
With H.A.R.D. - October 2007
With Dutchland - November 2009
Best position?
Blocker
What brought you to DDR?
I had been skating for several years prior to coming to Dutchland and found that it was time for a change. DDR seem to be moving in the direction that I wanted to go and was a good fit for me. The league was full of positive, motivating, all around good people who loved derby.
What keeps your wheels turning?
My love for Roller Derby! It is the best sport around. Also, the genuine support and friendship from my teammates and coach are irreplaceable and truly inspires me every day.
What is your most embarrassing Derby moment?
I can’t say that I have one.
What is your proudest Derby moment?
Every bout is a proud moment…we seem to come one step closer as a team to meeting our goals. To date, I would have to say my proudest moment was DDR being recognized on DNN as a top 25 team in March 2011. We worked really hard this past season. Seriously - blood, sweat, vomit and tears! And, personally, I worked very hard overcoming injury to get back to skating with my team this season – so this is super sweet for me.
DDR Awards/ Fan Favorite Awards:
Best Come Back
Got any injury stories?
In May 2010, I injured my knee during a bout with the New Skids in Montreal. I didn’t realize the extent of my injury and tried to rehab myself. I played again a month later at ECDX while not fully healed. That didn’t work out so well for me. In June 2010 I learned that I tore my PCL. Recovery would be 6-9 months with intense physical therapy. My first bout back was against DC in February 2011.
Derby props?
Skates: Riedell
Wheels: Heartless, Mojos, Atom
Protective Gear: 187 & Pro-design
Must have’s: skinz, arm wear for under my pads, G2, energy yums, and soft stuff for my bad toe!
Send out some heart-felt Derby love to your peeps...
Big derby love goes out to Merv the Perv for having faith in me as a skater and person and for making want to be better on and off the track. Also I have lots of derby love for my teammates who inspire me every day with their positive attitudes and motivation - we all have so much to overcome daily in our lives and in derby.