Season: 2019

2019 DCD season

Malice N. Thunderland

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Malice N. Thunderland

Nickname

Malice

Significance of Name or Number?

I’m a massive Disney fanatic, so I got both my name & number from Alice in Wonderland. 106 comes from the ticket in the Mad Hatter’s hat, 10/6.

When Did you start playing Roller Derby?

2018

What do you like the most about Roller Derby?

Honestly? The battle scars. I know it sounds crazy, but I love showing off a good derby bruise! It just means I had a really good practice or game. ^_^

Short Bio

I’m a massive Disney fan & an equally massive Sci-Fi fan. I’m quiet & reserved for the most part (yay introverts), but have a tendency to get super chatty & VERY goofy when I’m comfortable.

Favorite Food?

All of it? Yeah… all of it.

Favorite Song

Don’t have a favorite song, but my favorite music decade is the 90’s if that helps. Also, the Pitch Perfect soundtrack is my jam.

Likes

Considerate people, dogs, mint (the color, not the flavor), board games, sci-fi & superhero movies/shows, all things Disney.

Dislikes

Spiders, clowns, sitting still, cruel people, Comcast.

Jerzey Hurtz

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Jerzey Hurtz

Nickname

Jerzey

Significance of Name or Number?

Name is because I am from New Jersey and my number is a tribute to my dad and the Mertz family. When we get our DL we join the M2777 club.

When Did you start playing Roller Derby?

2019

What do you like the most about Roller Derby?

The family you gain. I have never met a more supportive group of people

Short Bio

My name is Katrina Mertz I am from Ocean City, New Jersey. I grew up with sand between toes and the smell of the ocean. I am my grandmother full time care taker and a supervisor at my other job. I have three dogs and love them a lot.

Favorite Food?

Mac and cheese

Favorite Song

Firework

Likes

Animals, ocean, swimming , friends, family and derby

Dislikes

Judgmental people, and doctors

Final Thoughts

Derby has changed my life. It has given me a purpose and has positively impacted my life. Within my first year I lost 68 pounds. I have gained confidence and so many friends.

Belle of the Brawl

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Belle of the Brawl

Nickname

Belle

Significance of Name or Number?

I wear the number 18 in remembrance of my brother.

When Did you start playing Roller Derby?

2019

What do you like the most about Roller Derby?

The community… and also being able to wreck people and get applauded for it.

Short Bio

I’m just a tall girl from Nebraska trying to make my way in this Southern world. I am currently working towards my Masters in Public Administration at UA. After that I hope to work abroad in some capacity. I may have RBF, but underneath that I’m really just a nerdy mushy mess who still rides on the backs of shopping carts.

Favorite Food?

Everything is welcome in my belly

Favorite Song

Currently, Lost in the Woods by Christoph, Frozen 2

Likes

Animals. Traveling. Eating. Sleeping. Hot showers. Cooking. Wine. Spending money I don’t have on Amazon.

Dislikes

Animal cruelty. Financial instability. Global warming. Mean people. Cold showers. Math. Canned tuna. Spending money I don’t have on Amazon.

Final Thoughts

Derby has been the best thing I have found in Tuscaloosa by far. I am so glad that I found this group of women, and men. Something had been missing from my life for quite some time, derby has filled that space.

Mere-Death

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Mere-Death

Nickname

Mere

Significance of Name or Number?

Real name is Meredith 🙂

When Did you start playing Roller Derby?

2019

What do you like the most about Roller Derby?

Besides it being cheaper than therapy, it’s the teamwork involved and the challenge of it.

Short Bio

40 something, wife, mom of two girls and three fur babies. The bags under my eyes are Gucci.
Oh, WAR EAGLE!!!!

Favorite Food?

Anything with shrimp, and SweetTarts

Favorite Song

Crazy Train because I have been on one my whole life.

Likes

Puppies, family, and a clean house

Dislikes

Bats and my food to touch each other

Final Thoughts

I’m not perfect but I’m unique.