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Shred Astaire

How did you choose your derby name?
I love watching old movies! Fred Astaire is one of my favorites. He worked hard practicing for hours to ensure he had all his routines down. I want to work just as hard with my practice in derby.

How had roller derby changed your life?
Not only does it challenge me athletically, I absolutely love how welcoming and supportive the derby community is.

Favorite non-derby workout?
Jogging.

Who is your derby crush, or a player you admire?
Lady Trample.

What fictional character do you relate to and why?
Elizabeth Bennett from Pride and Prejudice. She is strong, speaks her mind, but is also kind.

Rose Quirks

How did you choose your derby name?
Choosing a name was a long process. My middle name is Rose, rose was my grandmother’s favorite flower, relatives called me rose related nicknames, and now I have a huge back tattoo of a rose. Using roses in my name was the only thing I was certain of! There were many rose names before but Rose Quirks FELT right.

How has derby changed your life?
I have definitely gained so much more confidence in and out of practice. I’m still all too guilty of saying sorry , giving up the inside line during drills, and saying sorry again, but compared to pre AFA, I swear I’ve come miles.

What lesson(s) have you learned through roller derby?
I’m learning what it really means to be a team. I know I can trust that someone will always be there on and off the track if I needed it. I see how much of my teammates give of themselves and it makes me strive to do the same, to be the teammate I want to be and the one they all deserve.

What is your “day job”?
I’m an Ed Tech with non verbal kiddos and I couldn’t love my job more.

Tell us about your hobbies.
I love making art, preferably something with a darker twist.

 

Leif Mia Lone

How long have you been involved with Roller Derby?
Since 2006, minus an almost-3-year hiatus from 2010-2013.

What is your pre-derby skating or athletic background?
I played little league softball. In high school I played soccer and softball, and was captain of the swim team.

How has roller derby changed your life?
I met my best friend at roller derby in 2013, and she later became my wife – so that was pretty life-changing.

Tell us about your lucky/favorite item of gear or workout wear?
I used to have a lucky pair of fishnets. One of my teammates decided they were “too beat up” and threw them out post-bout on a road trip against Jacksonville at the end of 2008. The following month I separated the AC joint in my shoulder at Seasons Beatings in Virginia, which put me in a sling and out of action for a few months. I’ve not let myself get attached to any gear since that happened.

What song pumps you up?
I can’t pick just one – I have a whole playlist!

Daisy Cutter

How did you choose your derby name?
A coworker jokingly suggested it when I mentioned joining a derby league. Once I looked into the history of the BLU-52 bomb, nicknamed Daisy Cutter, in the Vietnam War, I thought it was fitting since I envisioned myself being a blocker, clearing the way for my jammer to “land”.

How has derby changed your life?
I have a social life now, haha! But on a serious note- when I find myself being self-conscious or doubting my abilities, I tell myself, “dude, you’re a badass roller derby chick, you can do this! Just hip check them if they give you grief.” And that usually gives me the little shot of confidence I need to tackle the task at hand.

Favorite non-derby workout?
Weight lifting! The stronger I get, the more excited I am. For me, seeing the weights increase is great motivation.

At practice, I am the one most likely to _____?
Smell my own skate once I take it off, just to see how bad it is.

Tell us something you love about Lewiston/Auburn?
The variety! Different cultures, businesses, activities, restaurants, views. They have their own derby league for Pete’s sake!

Queen Bootycca

How did you choose your derby name?
My husband came up with it. Boudicca was a queen of the British Celtic Iceni tribe who led an uprising against the occupying forces of the Roman Empire in AD 60 or 61, and died shortly after its failure. She fought fiercely for the community she belonged to, and is a badass lady of history!

What is your pre-derby skating or athletic background?
I used to go to the local skating rink on Friday nights in middle school, but hadn’t been on skates since then until early this year. I did Irish step dancing for 15 years (competitively for about 10) and was on my high school’s crew team. I’m also a bartender which can sometimes require some athleticism.

What lessons have you learned through roller derby?
I’ve learned that falling is okay – even encouraged – because it means that you are pushing yourself to be the best you can be!

What superpower do you wish you had, and why?
Unlimited energy- so that I could skate 24/7!

Tell us about your hobbies.
I used to play a lot of pool. I was on a league in Portland before I moved up here and our team made it to Nationals in Vegas! I also love going hiking and camping with my family.

Dave

 

Dave is the dude that keeps things running for the Androscoggin Fallen Angels at our home track, the Lewiston Armory

Psychobadbull

 

What is your pre-derby skating or athletic background?
I played field hockey, volleyball, basketball and softball in high school. I played soccer and softball in college. I have played on softball and ice hockey adult leagues.

How did you choose your derby name?
I am a Taurus and I have been called crazy by people that know me best. I definitely have a crazy dark side.

At practice, I am the one most likely to _____?
Lose focus and talk!

What is your “day job”?
Assistant director of a farm.

What song pumps you up?
“Chop Suey!” by System of a Down.

Carpy Diem

How did you choose your derby name?
When I was younger, there were things that I decided not to do, but wanted to do, because of what other people would think or because I would talk myself out of it. In recent years, I recognized that and decided to not let those factors decide whether or not I would try something new. I took Carpe Diem (seize the day) and combined it with my last name, as a reminder to seize the day, everyday, in roller derby and life in general.

At practice, I am the one most likely to _____?
Keep my mouthguard in after practice.

How has roller derby changed your life?
I’m physically stronger than I have ever been, which I did not expect to happen while approaching the f-word (forty).

Tell us about your lucky/favorite item of gear or workout wear?
Corgi knee socks! My dad bought them for me for my birthday last year.