Name and Number- AsheVillain 10
How long have you skated? Like, 24 years. I have been playing roller derby for 3 years.
Date joined BRRG? October 2009
Real job? Sales coordinator for a local business equipment company.
Skating position(s)- Blocker/pivot
Skates- Antiks AR-1s with D Rods.
Derby injuries- Nothing huge. Sprained ankle, broken hand, seperated shoulder, bumps and bruises mostly. (Fingers crossed). One time I had a bowling ball thrown at me at an afterparty. That sucked.
How did you get into Derby? I saw a recruitment flyer and immediately knew that I needed to try out. After the first practice, I was pretty sure I found a new hobby. After the first hitting scrimmage, I was pretty sure I had found a new lifestyle.
Favorite derby memory- Ummmm……….After parties. All of them. The October home bout of 2012. Close game, home crowd, and a win that we wanted more then anything.
Prebout rituals- A huge sandwich, nap time, and neck tats! Some quiet alone time to get focused then some team bonding time to connect with my teaam mates.
Favorite Skater- I love all my team mates. I respect anyone who skates.
Likes- your mom, Jaigermiester, neon colors, glitter, good beer, Asheville, sushi, ribbons, overalls
Dislikes- uni-brows, toe socks, clowns, bras, hangovers, PBR, poor sportswomenship.
Name & Number— Basheville Bettie #222
How long have you skated?— On and off since the age of 10.
Date joined BRRG— November 2011. Have not played with any other teams.
Real Job?— Partner in a Friends Business.
Skating Positions— Blocker
Skates— Ridell R3s
How did I get into Derby?— I went to a Meet-n-Greet with the BRRG after the 2010 Xmas Parade and after that knew. I had to see them in action. After I went to my first Bout it was love at first Hit! I knew I wanted to be one of them!
Favorite Derby Memory— Making the BRRG team!!!
Derby Injuries— Broke Right Leg in 4 places, 2 Surgeries, A Rod and Screws! And this was just at practice! Ugh...
Prebout Rituals— To be determined...
Favorite Skater— Sugar Magmaulya
Likes— Super Strong Women!
Dislikes— Shady People...
Roller Derby Saved My Soul
Name and Number- Beast Coast Bruiser 808
How long have you been skating? Derby skating since May 2011 and at birthday parties in the mid 80’s duh.
When did you join BRRG- Joined in November 2011
Real job- Logistics Director at a wilderness treatment center
Position Played- Blocker
Skates- R3’s, wishing for some Wickeds though!
How did you get into derby- I got into derby because I was built for it- and its fun!
Favorite derby memory- making the team!
Derby injuries- Big bruises all over my butt!
Likes- derby family
Name and Number- Boot Scootin Bully #36DD
How long have you skated? This is my second season/Sept 2010
Date joined BRRG? September 2010. BRRG is my one and only.
Real job- C.N.A
Skating position(s)- BLOCKER! I like it all and Im working on my jammer endurance.
Skates (brand and include wheels/bearings)- Antik skates, heartless wheels. My right skates name is Dolly P. and the left is Clitter. Together they are the Blue Ballers.
How did you get into derby? Saw a Carolina Roller girls bout when I was in college at Chapel Hill. It was love at first sight.
Derby injuries-Dislocated ribs and concussion- you know the usual!
Prebout rituals- Eat a giant sandwich and intimidate the opposing team by being awesome!
Favorite skater- Demanda Riot
Anything else you want to add- The Ag Center is gonna be AWESOME!!
Name and number- Caslamity Jane #8
How long have you skated? Since 2007
Date joined BRRG? I joined BRRG in May 2007
Real job- Body piercer
Skating position(s)- Jammer/Blocker
Skates (include wheels/bearings)- Antik AR-1 with heartless stalker wheels
How did you get into derby? I found out there was a league forming in the area and signed up!
Favorite derby memory- Skating off the track in the loving arms of Sugar MagMaulya after the glorious last jam of our very last bout at the Asheville Civic center. The roar of the crowd was deafening. It was a beautiful moment!
Derby Injuries- Countless.
Prebout rituals- eat all day, naked juice, Gatorade, naked juice, carbs, eat, eat, eat. Skate.
Favorite Skater(s)- Iron wench from Montreal. What a champ!
Likes- Rad attitudes, smiles, great feats of strength, dancing
Dislikes-wussies, meanies, and shit talkers
Chief Goober #27
How long have you been skating? Ive been skating with Blue Ridge for 4 season.
Date you join BRRG- I joined in July 2008
Real job- I work with adults with developmental disabilities.
Position you play- Blocker
Skates- Reidell Minx
How did you get into derby? My roommate in Florida convinced me to watch a bout and once I actually saw a bout I was hooked.
Favorite derby memory- Getting lead jammer in the first bout of 2010, granted we were up by 200 points, but I still got lead!
Derby Injuries- Torn both ligaments holding my collar bone in place. I had 2 surgeries to repair my shoulder, was out for 4 months and didn’t play for 6 months.
Prebout rituals- The night before I thoroughly clean my skates and wheels, pack about 3 times, and the day of I go out for breakfast at Cornerstone. I make sure I have gue and food for before the bout. I like to get there early to help set up and work my jitters out.
Favorite skater- I can’t pick one…Sugar is my hero, I live with Villain, and Slam is amazing
Likes- I love the family aspect and support
Dislikes- I don’t like that I cant play roller derby for a living
Roller derby saved my soul.
Name and number- Coma N. Ducer #315
How long have you skated? Since age 3
Date joined BRRG? November 2009
Real job- Registered nurse
Skating positions- Blocker
Skates- Reidell 965 boots, revenge plates. Bearings are varied but I prefer Bones Swiss. Strange wheel set up I like on most floors includes half Stingers (88a) and half Dubz (100a)
How did you get into derby? Went to a birthday party of a coworker/friend who was into derby at a skating rink. They started throwing pads at me and having me do falls after seeing me skate. They told me about try outs and the rest is history.
Favorite derby memory- Getting MVP from our 2011 bout against Cape Fear.
Derby Injuries- Broken ankle, broken tail bone twice, a sprained PCL, and lots of bumps and bruises.
Prebout rituals- Breakfast with the derby wife, Villain. Then I usually stay pretty quiet and to myself and visualize annihilation. Right before the bout I do 10 hip bumps on each side with Cussed’Em ChopHer!
Favorite Skater(s)- Sugar MagMaulya, Beyonslay, Bonnie Thunders, Caslamity Jane, and many more I cant think of to list right now but most importantly I love every BRRG skater!
Likes- My 2 amazing boys, honesty, big hits, opposing players bouncing off me, diet dew, chocolate, people who are amazing and still think they have a lot to work on, tattoos, piercings, and my dogs and cats.
Dislikes- Sugarcoating, Big egos, small talk, gossip, equipment malfunctions, injuries that sideline me, passive aggressive people, drama, bad breath, and body oder!
Name and number- Cussedem Chop Her 323
How long have you skated? Since my first pair of plastic strap-on skates
Date joined BRRG? Other teams youve played for? April 2009- Only Blue Ridge. BRRG fo life!
Real job- Superhero
Skating position(s)- Blocker/Pivot
Skates (brand and include wheels/bearing if you want)- Antiks
How did you get into derby?- Government experiment gone wrong
Favorite derby memory- The moment I became a Blue Ridge Rollergirl
Derby injuries- Bruises, scrapes, a very attractive permanent hematoma on my hip
Prebout rituals-10 hip bumps with Coma N Ducer
Favorite skater-Poison SueSmac
Likes- Riding my Harley; killing zombies; neck tattoos; making important decisions with a magic 8 ball; baby sloths
Dislikes- meth mouth; neck tattoos; pants; smokers
Name and number- Distressa 505
How long have you skated? I started skating at age 10, skated until I was 15. Didnt skate again unless at roller skating parties, until I started playing Derby .
Date joined BRRG? Other teams youve played for? 2009 was my first season, only played for BRRG
Real job- Interior Designer
Skating position(s)- Blocker/ sometimes pivot
Skates (brand and include wheels/bearing if you want)- hoping to buy some Riedell Torch skates soon.
How did you get into derby?- One of my best friends started BRRG, pulp friction
Favorite derby memory- I dont have one favorite memory. I love going on road trips with my derby girls! Always a fun time.
Derby injuries- bumps and bruises
Prebout rituals- stay busy
Favorite skater- all of them
Name and number- Dragn SlayHer 999
How long have you skated? since the beginning of Time
Date joined BRRG? Other teams youve played for? August 2007 - no other teams
Real job- designer (interiors and architecture)
Skating position(s)- jammer, blocker 2
Skates (brand and include wheels/bearing if you want)- reidell reactor plates w/ Juke 2.0 aluminum alloy wheels
How did you get into derby?- After watching the first BRRG bout ever I KNEW it was my destiny
Favorite derby memory- As a newbie, the first time I ever jammed in a bout - I scored enough to break the tie and we won!
Prebout rituals- the night before I relax and watch a movie that makes me want to kick ass (like Kill Bill for example.) Morning of the bout I do chikung, order sushi to-go from wasabi, get my hair french-braided by my awesome hair stylist, and put my dragon makeup on!
Favorite skater- my derby wife, smith,irene #071 who now skates with Little City Rollergirls
Likes- rainbows and unicorns, dragons and fire
Dislikes- politics and the news
Anything else you want to add-I am also a member of Asheville ‘s local fire performance troupe, UniFire Theatre, and have performed with my fire skates during bout half-time shows. A photo of me doing this can be found on Wikipedias web site under the definition of “Roller Derby” http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roller_derby
Name and number- One Hit WoundHer - 1H1T
How long have you skated? Since June of 2010
Date joined BRRG? Other teams youve played for? Joined BRRG September of 2010.
Real job- Public Tax Accountant
Skating position(s)- Pivot
Skates (brand and include wheels/bearing if you want)- Riedell Minx with G-Rods
How did you get into derby?- An old boyfriend took me to my first bout on June 5th, 2010 and I fell in love...with the sport, not him. The relationship didnt last but derby did!
Favorite derby memory- The moment after my very first bout had ended when everyone was holding their breath to see the final score and then realizing we had won by just one point
Prebout rituals- I put on my jersey first thing in the morning and wear it all day long
Favorite skater- Damanda Riot of the B.ay A.rea D.erby Girls
Likes- My derby wife She Wrex
Dislikes-Missing Wednesday night practices because I have to go to a class for my masters degree. I hate being responsible
Name and number: punk rotten, 1977.
How long have you skated: since may 2010.
Date joined BRRG? Other teams youve played for: I joined brrg in june of 2011. I started skating with the Appalachian rollergirls and i have also skated for The Richland County Regulators, team get some and team bip.
Real job: artist/photographer/graphic designer
Skating position(s): pivot/blocker
Favorite derby memory: watching montreal vs. london while eating sticky rice with coconut sauce in baltimore at eastern regionals 2011.
Derby injuries: torn mcls (both at the same time), broken foot.
Prebout rituals: eat a banana, drink a 2.5 hour energy and a protein shake...listen to my pre-bout playlist...apply my warpaint...visualize...have a dance party with the lady rider.
Favorite skater: “i dont do favorites, so ill give you my top 5, in no particular order: smack daddy ( montreal ), sexy slaydie (gotham), omg wtf (gotham), smarty pants (txrg), killbox (aka sarah hipel, txrg.)”
Likes: crop tops, fanny packs, mange moi el cul (canadian bacon), my derby wife and winning after parties.
Dislikes: kiwi and romania .
Name and number-Rider #15
How long have you skated? Started derby in May, 2010.
Date joined BRRG, Other teams you’ve played for? So, 2 years the first team i joined was U.R.G.E (Upstate Roller Girl Evolution), played for a year-ish. Then I moved to Boone , N.C. where I started skating with both A.R.G (Appalachian Roller Girls) and B.R.R.G and that was around April of 2011.
Real job? I am a teacher for 2-3 year old children.
Skating Position(s)- I am most certainly a jammer, but i do love to block from time to time (when we are up by at least 100 points).
Skates? Riedell 265 boot, Power-Dyne Reactor plates, Bone swiss bearings, and my all time favorite wheels, Atom Stingers.
How did you get into derby? Honestly, my friend and i started a fight club for girls in my basement and a roller girl showed up and told me all about it!
Favorite derby memory? is when Punk and I did the Quadzilla whip in the last jam of our last game of 2011!
Derby Injuries- One time I tried to jump over Bully and failed. I over-extended the left side of my body and my wheel actually touched my helmet. While there are no scars to show, i was carried off in a stretcher and neck brace....a lots of ice and epsom salt, good to go.
Prebout rituals- Before a bout i usually: shave my legs, make inside jokes to myself, connect spiritually with the floor and listen to old school rap music.
Favorite skater(s) Ah! gonna have to go with Bonnie Thunders and Fisti Cuffs who both skate for Gotham (NY).
Likes- mannequins, dallas cowboy cheerleaders, BIP, comic books, thin mints(especially frozen), ooooo I love slide whistles, and zombies.
Dislikes- socks, anything involving Justin bieber
Ask me about my zooey deschanel impression
Name and number- Riot Crrrls 627
How long have you skated? 3 1/2 years
Date joined BRRG? Other teams youve played for? Summer 2008, a little bit with the Little City Rollergirls
Real job- veterinary assistant
Skating position(s)- blocker, occasional jammer
Skates (brand and include wheels/bearing if you want)- Reidell Torch, Sugars inside, Atom Trackers outside
How did you get into derby?- I was invited to newbie night by a friend. . . had no idea what I was getting into!
Favorite derby memory- I was trackside when Philly beat Gotham by one point in the last jam of the 2009 Eastern Regional Tournament, amazing! My favorite home team memories are all the silly things that happen between jams and off the track.
Derby injuries- sprained MCL, separated shoulder, black eye, back trauma. . . overall I’ve been pretty lucky.
Prebout rituals- Home: smoothie, bike ride, special unicorn hat. Away: double checking. . . did I bring my skates? Mouth guard? Pants?
Favorite skater- Demanda Riot of Bay Area Derby Girls is one of my favorite big league players. . . but most of my real heroes are my teammates, the gals that teach me, inspire me and kick my ass every practice.
Likes- bikes, horses, roller skates, yoga, training montages
Dislikes- mac and cheese, television, haters
Anything else you want to add-
“I want freedom, the right to self-expression, everybodys right to beautiful, radiant things.”
(I think Emma would have liked roller derby very much.)
Name and number: Sharon Beavers #32
How long have you skated? Started Feb. 2009
Date joined BRRG? Other teams youve played for? Transferred from Jacksonville Rollergirls to BRRG August 2011
Real job: Blogging/Social Media Marketing
Skating position(s): Blocker and occasional jammer
How did you get into derby?: Wrote a newspaper article on them, and decided I had to join!
Favorite derby memory: Too many to name!
Derby injuries: My knees hate me.
Prebout rituals: I get really serious and quiet, it seems to work.
Favorite skater: Nuke from Jacksonville RollerGirls
Likes: good beer
Name and number: She-Wrex #84 million bc
How long have you skated? This is my second season
Date joined BRRG? 2011
Real job - Veterinary Assistant/Photographer
Skating position(s) - Jammer
Skates - Currently sporting She-Devils with g-rods. Dreaming of Antiks. Taking donations and sponsorships.
How did you get into derby? - I watched one bout, fell in love, and bought a pair of skates.
Favorite derby memory - My first bout; splashing around in the ocean before playing the Cape Fear Rollergirls; winning my first MVP award.
Derby injuries - Busted open chin, cracked elbow.
Prebout rituals - Eating. Constantly.
Favorite skater - Kelly Young, Bonnie Thunders, and my derby wife, One Hit WoundHer.
Likes - Pitbulls, coffee, gardening, photography, bad tv shows on instant play.
Dislikes- She-Wrex hates push-ups.
“If you have made mistakes, there is always another chance for you. You may have a fresh start any moment you choose, for this thing we call ‘failure is not the falling down, but the staying down.”
- Mary Pickford
Name and number- Shadow of Beth, #34
How long have you skated? - Skated some as a kid, but my first boot camp was 8/5/11. First time put on skates in years
Date joined BRRG? I officially passed tryouts on 11/16/11 for BRRG.
Real job- SuperHero by night. College Financial Aid Adviser by day. Pain-in-the-butt 24/7.
Skating position(s)- Attempting to use my big booty to block
Skates (brand and include wheels/bearing if you want)- Currently Riedell R3s with Atom Super G wheels. But wanting to upgrade as soon as I can afford it.
How did you get into derby?- Wanted to join the team for a few years, but the timing was never right. The day after my 34th birthday was a bootcamp. Went out to see what it was about using rental skates. It was hard and I could barely walk the next day, but I knew I found a new love.
Favorite derby memory- Passing Tryouts, but new wonderful memories are being made all the time.
Derby injuries- Bruises. Lots and lots of bruises. They look wonderful with my professional work attire.
Prebout rituals- Eating and listening to dance music.
Favorite skater- I have many I love to watch and learn from.
Likes- Derby (of course), my wonderfully supportive husband, dogs, Paul McCartney, The Beatles, Christian Kane, dancing, swimming, Appalachian State Sports (it is pronounces App-Ah-Latch-Un), spending time with friends, reading, movies, sleeping, and all sorts of other stuff that keeps me busy.
Dislikes- having to look up to everyone I know (literally), cruelty to animals, driving, and lots of other mean things.
You are never too old or too out of shape to start something new. It may not be easy, but give it a try. You may just like having your butt handed to you on a daily basis! And bruises are sexy.
Name and number- Skelley-Tor # 2
How long have you skated? This is my 4th season competing
Date joined BRRG? Summer of 2008
Real job- Organic Vegetable Grower, Residential gardener/landscaper
Skating position(s)- Jammer
How did you get into derby?- I spent a lot of time at the roller rink as a kid and have always been involved in sports. When I moved to Asheville and heard they had a roller derby team it felt like the appropriate thing to do.
Favorite derby memory- Riding from the Bout Venue to the after party on the back of Cussed em Choppers motorcycle.
Derby injuries- a cracked coccyx, 2 concussions and a broken foot
Prebout rituals- I sell vegetables on Saturday mornings and try to stay as hydrated as possible until I cruise to town blasting Heart and visualizing myself kicking booty.
Favorite skater- Noli Chuckya (spelling?)
Likes- bicycles, crafting, my #1 fan and my roller derby family
Dislikes- slow derby
I have a turtle named Lightning
Skater name and number- Tofu Hustle 5150
Date joine BRRG- November 2011
Real job- Server
Favorite Derby Memory- Hearing my name called after tryouts saying that I passed the first round of assesments and closer to being a roller girl.
Name and number- Tricki Nikki 033
How long have you skated? This is 2nd season
Date joined BRRG? 09/11
Real job- Paralagel
Skating position(s)- Blocker, Pivot
Skates (brand and include wheels/bearing if you want)- Antiks
How did you get into derby?- Family pushed me into it
Favorite derby memory- skating out for first time for girl scout night
Derby injuries- Knee injury
Prebout rituals- sushi
Favorite skater- Goblin, Quadzilla
Name & Number— Weed Eat Her #1301
How long have you skated?— Since I was a kid. My momma ChopHer is a skater, so it runs in my blood!
Date joined BRRG—2012
Real Job?— Professional Yard Maintenance and LandscapeHer
Skating Positions—Goating the Jammer
Skates— Antiks and Hoof wheels (They give me a leg up on the competition)
How did I get into Derby?— Honestly, I wasnt really interested but it was hard to turn down the offers of food.
Favorite Derby Memory— My photo shoot with BRRG
Derby Injuries— None! Im one tough Hill Billie
Prebout Rituals— Chew weed of course!
Favorite Skater— Goat HerdHer and Billie GoatHer
Likes- Junk food and my goat BFF
Dislikes— Electric fences, gas mowers and being tethered to a tree, Im a free range kinda gal!!
Any thing else you want to add- I have a pet human and bunny!!!