Ping Diggity #40

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Derby Name: Ping Diggity is a spin-off of her childhood nickname, Ping Pong.

Off Track Occupation: Ping spends her time off track being a Childcare Provider, Carwash Manager, and a Wife/Mom.

What Brough You To Derby?: Ping Diggity came to derby looking for a fun, new way to exercise.

Fun Facts: She was born on Feb. 29th, also known as leap day.

Theme Song: “Baby Got Back” by Sir Mix-a-lot

A Piece of Merry #1225

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What does your derby name mean?  My derby name has a double meaning.  It is actually a lyric from one of my favorite Tori Amos songs, “Mary”.   However, my love for Christmas urged me change “Mary” to “Merry”.  My derby number is 1225, which seemed very appropriate.

What is a fun off the rink fact about yourself? I shower in the nude.

How did you catch derby fever? My sister and I started talking about derby in 2009 when she lived in Denver and was thinking about trying out to join the Denver Roller Dolls.   Our dream of skating together on the same derby team came true when she moved back to Michigan in 2011.

What is your life theme song? Don’t worry, Be Happy.

What is your best derby injury to date?  I’ve been very lucky to not have any major injuries.   I’ve been proud to sport lots of bumps and bruises though!

What has been your proudest derby moment? My proudest derby moment was when my sister and I both won MVP awards.  She won MVP Blocker and I won MVP Jammer (2 bouts in a row!)

What is your pre-bout ritual? I play loud thumpin’ music on the way to the rink

Do you have something that you HAVE to wear every bout (outside the standard equipment/jersey)? I wear underwear to every game.  It is a must for me.

Doctor Potter #19

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What does your derby name mean? My derby name (Doctor Potter) refers to the fact that on the track I like to play with the precision and concentration similar to that of a surgeon.

What is a fun off the rink fact about yourself? Ha ha, I am a musician who likes to beat things with sticks.

How did you catch derby fever? Derby came into my life via an invitation from a friend. She told me that I simply “had to go,” and that it was going to be awesome. Shortly thereafter, I laced up derby skates for the first time, started attending practice, and I was hooked.

What is your life theme song? As a musician, have many favorites, but here are a few):

“Our Truth” by Lacuna Coil

“Somebody” by Depeche Mode

“Professional Widow” by Tori Amos

“Bist Du Bei Mir” by  J.S. Bach

“Nottingham Lace” by Buckethead

What is your best derby injury to date? Spraining my knee on the final drill of my first WFTDA skills test.  Not fun.

What has been your proudest derby moment? When my first team took the track for our first bout, showing that all of our hard work and training was starting to come to fruition.  It was electric!

What is your pre-bout ritual? Assemble and put on my boutfit (including an “Rx” symbol on my cheek), eat some protein, brush my mouthguard, pack the skate bag, listen to music that gets my blood going, get to the rink, stretch and warm up while thinking about strategies for the upcoming bout….I become “Doctor Potter”.

Do you have something that you HAVE to wear every bout (outside the
standard equipment/jersey)? One thing I always wear to every bout is the “Rx” symbol on my cheek.  Always.

 

Fitch Slap #72

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What does your derby name mean?  Well, my last name rhymes with a certain swear word so I though a play on words with that would be appropriate. It seems to make people smile.

What is a fun off the rink fact about yourself?  I minored in Athletic Coaching and I coach both figure skating and track. Keeping people active and healthy is a passion of mine.

How did you catch derby fever?  I saw a girl at work wearing a Mayhem sweatshirt and thought that it looked like a fun thing to try. I pretty much fell in love the moment I stepped on the track.

What is your life theme song?  Livin’ on the Edge, Aerosmith

What is your best derby injury to date?  No major injuries, just some nice bruises.

What has been your proudest derby moment?  There was this one practice where everything just kind of clicked, I remember feeling so proud and amazed with myself. Also, being rostered for our first win of the year, that felt great!

What is your pre-bout ritual?  My ‘pump up’ playlist and deep breathing.

Do you have something that you HAVE to wear every bout (outside the standard equipment/jersey)?  A Smile =)

Sly Vixen #23

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Derby Name: I play video games and it is my gaming handle.

Off Track Occupation: I am a physical therapist. That comes in handy for my teammates to both prevent and rehabilitate injuries.

What Brough You to Derby?  A good friend of mine (Calamitous Intent) started playing roller derby for the Brighton Roller Dolls two years ago and came up to play against Mountain Town Mayhem on my birthday so I brought a bunch of friends to the bout and I was instantly in love with the sport.

Theme Song:  Island in the Sun by Weezer

What has been your proudest derby moment? I am the league’s head trainer, so it always makes me proud when I can help a skater build their skills to pass the minimum skills test and become bout eligible.

Tami

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What does your derby name mean? When I get to pick a name I would like it to be “Bella Bruiser” in honor of my beloved Flat-Coated Retriever named Bella who died due to canine lymphoma.

What is a fun off the rink fact about yourself? I drive a motorcycle.  It’s a custom painted magenta pink Honda Shadow 750.

How did you catch derby fever? I watched the movie “Whip It”, went to a couple MTM bouts, then saw the Freshmeat February poster and thought I would give it a try.

What is your life theme song? “Trouble” by Pink

What is your best derby injury to date? If painful equals best then it would have to be fracturing my tailbone and spraining my ankle.

What has been your proudest derby moment? Being able to skate 20 laps in 5 minutes considering when I started out I didn’t even know how to skate this was a pretty big deal.

What is your pre-bout ritual? Dyeing my hair red. Gotta have some derby hair going on.

Do you have something that you HAVE to wear every bout (outside the standard equipment/jersey)? Wear something with the Mountain Town Mayhem or Central Michigan Roller Derby logo.