PeaceWar’s roller derby adventure began like many, after watching the inspirational movie “Whip It” in 2009, Peace joined the South Texas Rolleristas out of Weslaco, Texas. After finding her derby feet and falling more in love with the game, Peace decided to challenge herself further and moved to Austin in 2013 to train and skate with the Texas Rollergirls.
“I wanted to learn and be more challenged at practices” Peace says, “I love skating with my Texas Rollergirls. In my first year I made it on the Texecutioners (All-Stars) and also played for the Firing Squad. I learned so much about blocking from the Firing Squad and I am so thankful to have been given the opportunity to play with them.”
Peace started out this 2016 season as a jammer for the Texecutioners, but then her role changed mid-year to blocking. “I always accept a challenge” says Peace, “it has been truly amazing. Everyone brings something different to the team. It’s really cool to be a part of. It’s a team effort when we are out on the track. I know they have my back and I have theirs at all times. Also a shoutout to my lovely pack PTSB or PTSD (Peace,Trauma, Stoney, Bitter, and Dolores.)”
PeaceWar’s blocking certainly made an impression on many at D1 Playoffs in Montreal this season, with Peace taking home the coveted MVP tournament award voted by the WFTDA board. “I am so thankful to have received Tournament MVP at Montreal. It’s an honor to skate at D1 playoffs and I am really thankful to my Texie Captains, Trauma and Virgo for believing in me. Love you Texies!”
You can see PeaceWar skate with her team the Texecutioners at WFTDA Championships this coming weekend. Go get em’ Peace!