Meet the Raging Riveters
Chance made them teammates, Roller Derby made them sisters.
You're never too young (or, old!) to be a part of Roller Derby. Meet some of the girls of the Raging Riveters.
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Valery: Team Captain
The name comes derives from the infamous actor/meme.
I've been skating officially for a year and a half now, and I'm still working on being the best skater I can be.
Derby and Rollerskating helps me escape my problems and get my mind off of any issues I might be dealing with. It's almost like meditation.
I highly cherish it because I feel it's one of the few things my dad left behind for me because he highly motivated me from the start.
JENOCIDE: I KILL WITH MY SKILL.
Skating for 7 months. I am 17.
What I love about derby is that it's such a unique sport and there isn't anything like it. I love skating and being able to hang out with rad girls.
I enjoy blocking more than I do jamming because I get to hit girls with my butt. I really love the noise my skates make when I snow plow, I just do.
Co-President/Co-Founder of a Roller Derby club @ Millikan
Years skating: 4 inline, 2 months quad skates
Hobbies: Swim and water polo, dance, listening to music
What you love about derby: I feel good about myself when I'm skating. I feel confident that derby is something that I'll always do. Derby is just really freeing and fun.
Something quirky about you: I never wear my hair down.
“Derby has allowed me to step outside my comfort zone.”
“This is such a great opportunity for both kids and parents.. We have two little ones and Devyn just put in her skates for the first time yesterday.. And had a blast. Mimi Masher and her team are so wonderful and patient with the kiddos. I am excited to get my skates on with them.. And our 2 year old son looks like he wants to play too! Thanks You Junior Roller Derby of Long Beach!!!! ”
Allison Kripp, 4 year old Derby Devyn's mom