Russian Bayou #99

Russian

Photo by Rebeca Thomas

You got 99 problems

Join Date?
August 2011
First bout?
My first was skating against Cincinnati with Harrisburg Area Roller Derby in 2008. First with Dutchland was 2011 regional play offs.
Best position?
pivot
What brought you to DDR?
I started school here in Lancaster and couldn’t imagine not skating.
What keeps your wheels turning?
I love to push myself physically and mentally and I love being surrounded by other people who are all just as dedicated.
What is your most embarrassing derby moment?
During an Intra league bout with H.A.R.D. Rainbows Revenge hit me so hard in the stomach that I puked after the bout.
What is your proudest derby moment?
Every time I strap on my skates and step on the track with my teammates.
Got any injury stories?
Tore my ACL and had it replaced took 9 month off skates…longest 9 months of my life.
Impress us with your skating skills…
I love being a defensive blocker. It brings me an enormous amount of joy when I can hold a jammer behind me and hear her huff and puff and say things I like “can someone get on this girl and get her out of my way!” Oh and takin’em to the floor is nice too. My butt has made a lot of good jammers drop.
Derby Props?
To all the girls at H.A.R.D that I looked up to.. including Renegade Raven and Nash Villain

Skates? Bont
Wheels? Poisons
Protective Gear? You know pads and stuff
Must-Haves? Lots and lots of eye make-up

Send out some heartfelt derby love to your peeps
To my super supportive family and loving boyfriend for putting up with derby hi-jacking my life.