Thrill Murray #559

"Roller derby suits me because I only need to be good for two minutes at a time."

Thrill Murray

Photo by Art Padelsky

When did you start playing Roller Derby?
July 2012
Best Position?
I'm a blocker. I like playing pivot, because I'm good at being loud and bossy.
What do you love about Roller Derby?
I love the athleticism, the community of women, and the body positive attitude of the sport overall.
What do you love about Dutchland?
I love how supportive everyone is to each other.
Favorite Roller Derby moment?
Due to a math error at my first away bout at Two Rivers Roller Derby, we thought the Crush had won. Turns out we had actually lost, but the moments before we found out were the most elated I'd felt in derby so far.
Most embarrassing Roller Derby moment?
During our October 2013 bout I knocked down several opposing blockers trying to line up in the front with my other teammates...before the whistle blew.
What is one piece of advice you could give to newer girls or those who are thinking about joining Roller Derby?
Just keep going. And be kind to yourself.
What is one thing that Roller Derby/Dutchland helped you achieve? (ie: great work outs, friendship, confidence)
I've achieved the greatest a level of strength and fitness in my life, because of roller derby!
What has Roller Derby taught you?
It's okay to fall down, just make sure you get back up.
Anything you'd like to say to your adoring fans?
Thanks a bunch.