Season: 2018

2018 DCD Season

Short Fuse

Derby NAme

Short Fuse

Nickname

Fuse (for short)

Significance of Name or Number?

401 is the area code of where I grew up – the Biggest Little State in the Union.

When Did you start playing Roller Derby?

2017

What do you like the most about Roller Derby?

Roller derby has been a great source of stress relief for me, and there’s also this amazing opportunity to share this wonderful sport with an incredibly diverse group of women working to empower each other.

Short Bio

I grew up in Rhode Island, and came to Tuscaloosa for my undergraduate studies. Since 2012, I’ve graduated with my BS in Physics, met and married my husband, adopted two sweet cats, and started working towards my PhD.

Favorite Food?

Korean barbecue (it’s such a cool experience!).

Favorite Song

There’s so many to choose from, so here’s my favorite genre: 90s/00s alt rock.

Likes

Roller derby (duh), reading, painting, sour candies, snuggling my cats, snow.

Dislikes

Rain, the inability of Alabama weather to stick to one season at a time, licorice.

Final Thoughts

Finding roller derby has done a lot for me in terms of my fitness, self-confidence, and overall attitude. I’m so glad I went to recruitment night!

Valhallaback Girl

Derby NAme

Valhallaback Girl

Nickname

Val

Significance of Name or Number?

942 -Birthday’s in September (9) and 42 is the answer to life the universe & everything.

When Did you start playing Roller Derby?

2014

What do you like the most about Roller Derby?

Big hits!

Short Bio

Born & raised in Tuscaloosa, went to school @ UA, met my husband here, got married here, started a derby team here. I like to write, play music, & sew in my free time.

Favorite Food?

Sushi

Favorite Song

“This Must Be The Place” –  Talking Heads

Likes

Music

Dislikes

fish bones

Final Thoughts

DCD 4 eva

Blue Orchid

Derby NAme

Blue Orchid

Nickname

Blue

Significance of Name or Number?

White stripes song blue Orchid, which is 2:47 long

When Did you start playing Roller Derby?

July 2015!

What do you like the most about Roller Derby?

The community of great people it brings together

Short Bio

Awkward introvert, skating has helped build confidence and openness.

Favorite Food?

Grilled mushrooms

Favorite Song

Bittersweet symphony

Likes

Music, books, gaming

Dislikes

Intolerance

Final Thoughts

If you aren’t falling down, you aren’t pushing yourself to grow.

Bruce Pain

Derby NAme

Bruce Pain

Nickname

Chef

Significance of Name or Number?

Inspiration and Life goals

When Did you start playing Roller Derby?

August 2018

What do you like the most about Roller Derby?

The close knit community of friends.

Short Bio

My beautiful, strong and courageous wife sucked me into the world of derby. We share this as our favorite past time in between my full time job as a chef and owners of three crazy dogs and a cat that thinks he’s a dog.

Favorite Food?

Momofuko

Favorite Song

“Thug Love” by Bone Thugs-N-Harmony

Likes

Fetta, New food, puppies, skating of my kind, and by puppies I mean pretty much every dog I see.

Dislikes

People who haven’t worked in the service industry , water chestnuts, coconut, curry, and coconut curry

Final Thoughts

So happy to be a part of the one and only Druid city dames!!!

Nuk Juk’em

Derby NAme

Nuk Juk’em

Nickname

Nukey

Significance of Name or Number?

A play on Duke Nukem, an arcade game character from the early 90’s.

When Did you start playing Roller Derby?

April 2016

What do you like the most about Roller Derby?

Hitting people, but also loving my teammates.

Short Bio

I’m a 30-something mom and wife, with a degree and career in communications. I have two finely dressed tuxedo cats (both boys – Cowboy and Chuck) and a newly added, very handsome, blue nose pit bull named Phantom. I love graphic design, roller derby (obviously), cooking, baking, traveling, and spending time with friends and family (family includes pets).

Favorite Food?

MEAT

Favorite Song

Floater – Every Time I Die

Likes

Food, animals, roller derby, movies, drawing, reading, roller derby, skating, graphic design aaaaaand roller derby

Dislikes

Email, conservativism, and the patriarchy

Final Thoughts

“I came here to kick ass and chew bubble gum, and I’m all out of bubble gum.”

Glamazon Prime

Derby NAme

Glamazon Prime

Nickname

Glam

Significance of Name or Number?

My name is a play on a lot of things…Amazons like Wonder Woman, Glamazon like RuPaul and Optimus Prime. And my number is one that occurs pretty regularly in my daily life.

When Did you start playing Roller Derby?

2017

What do you like the most about Roller Derby?

It’s both physically and mentally challenging.

Short Bio

I’ve always been athletic, playing softball for most of my youth, and I found myself very out of shape in my early 20’s. My fitness journey led me first to running and then to Spartan obstacle course races, then to CrossFit and eventually to Roller Derby. I’ve made it a point to do things that scare and challenge me just to prove to myself that I can.

Favorite Food?

Zapps potato chips in Voodoo flavor

Favorite Song

Anything by Incubus

Likes

Things that are cool

Dislikes

People that suck

Final Thoughts

Do the things that scare you, it’s only then that you’ll know what you’re made of

Check Meowt

Derby NAme

Check Meowt

Nickname

Kitty or Meow

Significance of Name or Number?

I love all things feline related, including their 9 lives!

When Did you start playing Roller Derby?

2018

What do you like the most about Roller Derby?

The camaraderie of the players and the thrill of the game!

Short Bio

I am a hairstylist that was born and raised in Tuscaloosa! Cheerleading from middle school through college was the only sport I ever participated in so joining Druid City Derby (and sticking with it) came as a shock to everyone including myself!

Favorite Food?

chocolate and cheese

Favorite Song

Watch Over Me – Hanson

Likes

Other than roller derby? Cats (all animals, to be honest), arts and crafts, and music!

Dislikes

Food allergies, rude dogs, germs, stinky roller derby gear

Final Thoughts