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Falcon Punch #66

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Falcon Punch has been with Montreal Roller Derby since 2011, and for their A Team: ‘The New Skids on the Block’ specifically for the past 2 years. “I’ve always been a jammer, but I recently started working on being a pivot and I love it!!” says FP… “I was also one of the main jammers for Team France during the 2014 B&T World Cup in Dallas, one of my best ever memories!”

Falcon’s sports background is quite diverse and totally unrelated to roller sports or team sports. “I mostly did gymnastics, horseback riding, snowboarding and Muay Thai (which actually really helped me in the “hit/being hit” aspect of the sport.) Roller derby was my first experience at a team sport, and it really changed my life. Not only does it includes all the things that I love in sports (strategy, agility, flexibility, strength and aggressiveness) it gave me the opportunity to travel and meet some of the incredible people I now know.”

Falcon Punch and her team took Helsinki by storm at the recent Mayday in Hel tournament hosted by Helsinki Roller Derby, winning 3 out of their 4 sanctioned games, as well as hosting various bootcamps throughout the weekend. We can not wait to see what Falcon Punch and the Skids do throughout the rest of the season. You can catch Falcon Punch as the New Skids take on Tampa Roller Derby this weekend.

Astrid Suchy-Dicey
(aka Belle Tolls) #4

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Astrid Suchy-Dicey (aka Belle Tolls) joined the Rat City Rollergirls in 2010 as a “baby giraffe on ice”. She got swept off her feet by the awesomely competitive nature of the sport, and by many of her derby heroes and teammates. Over the years she has learned to hold her own, however, making Rat City’s B team in her first season and then Rat City’s A-team in 2012. As a confirmed PBJ (pivot-blocker-jammer), this sandwich lover describes herself as “obsessively goal-oriented” who draws inspiration from the tenacious and the determined. A characteristic which you might recognize in her blocking style: strong, steady, and stubborn… with the occasional, unmistakable cobra-strike that sends her opponents flying.

Suchy-Dicey (rhymes with Spooky-Spicy) is a big supporter of skater development, in both skater technique and mental game, of which she says are critical to success in roller derby. She co-created Rat City’s fresh meat program, the “Rat Lab”, in 2011 and she still coaches specific skating skill seminars. But she says she really prefers working one on one: discovering opportunities, setting goals, and then crushing them. One of her favorite Sunday activities with her teammates is to “load up some footage, get some froyo, and debate strategy”—she says she can talk about it forever, and if you get her into a derby related (or really any) conversation, you will see for yourself that is definitely the truth. Just be sure to bring extra toppings!

Hannah Jennings #4

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Hannah Jennings has been playing roller derby since 2008, and was a founding member of the team she calls family – Auckland Roller Derby League. “I’m old, you guys. I’ve been around so long that I played in New Zealand’s first ever interleague game, worn “uniforms” that were loosely based around team colors, and even participated in a two-minute, no-action jam when my team played against VRDL!” Hannah moved to Portland in February 2014 and was a part of Wheels of Justice when they played all the way to the final at WFTDA Championships in 2014 and lost out to Gotham by 3 points (in one of the best games of all time!)

In 2015, Hannah Captained the Wheels of Justice to the final for the second time, and she is still coming to terms with the fact that they did it – they beat Gotham and won the Hydra! “I’ll walk past the trophy on the way out of practice and try and force myself to believe that it really happened, but it still feels like a dream.” The Wheels of Justice were pulled in a hundred different directions last year, and still managed to pull it all together when it mattered most. “I continue to be inspired and invigorated by the Wheels of Justice every single day, and I feel extremely lucky to be part of this team.”

Ana Cheng #06

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Ana Cheng started playing derby in 2010 at just 15 years old, in the very first season of Tampa’s Junior program. After turning 18, Ana transferred up to Tampa Roller Derby where she was immediately placed on the B team and then within just a couple of months progressed onto the A team’s jammer rotation. Ana actually started travelling with the Tantrums for derby when she was still in high school! “Thankfully my parents were okay with it” says Ana. “I’ve been on the Tantrums ever since and I’m still the baby of the team. I’m currently in my 7th season of derby and am just as in love with the game as ever.”

Ana is a self confessed stats nerd and creates spreadsheets “for fun”, as well as acting as her leagues WFTDA rep. As a smaller jammer, Ana likes to think about using angles and body positioning to guide her way through the pack. Anybody who has seen Tampa play knows how fun and exciting they are to watch (flamingos anybody?) Tampa have been steadily climbing in the rankings (currently at #20) and they have their sights set on champs this year.

Mary Fagdalene #13

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Mary Fagdalene (or ‘Fags’ as she’s known to her team mates) has been playing roller derby for the past 5 years… starting out her career with Perth Roller Derby in Western Australia, Fags instantly fell in love with the game and the DIY nature of the sport. Fags captained both her home and travel teams at PRD during the 2013-14 seasons… during this time she describes herself as a “total bruiser” who “just wanted to hit things.” In 2015, Fags moved cross country to join the Victorian Roller Derby League and was quickly placed on the All Star team as a primary jammer and sent to the USA to jam at The Big O tournament. Fags had a phenomenal 2015 season with VRDL and says “playing Gotham and London at Champs was a big learning curve and has given me lots to focus on for 2016.”

Fags has an additional focus for the season also, having been nominated Co-Captain of the All-Star team. Fags also has a love of coaching derby, both her own league as well as others. During the off season Fags went on both a U.S and a West Australian coaching tour with Mick Swagger – as a jammer/blocker coaching combo.

Rogue Runner #22

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Rogue Runner has been playing roller derby for the past six years. She spent her inaugural years coaching and jamming with the Dolly Rockit Rollers (Leicester, England) before moving to the big smoke and London Rollergirls in 2011. Rogue Runner is a valued jammer for both London Brawling and England Roller Derby.

You may recognise Rogue from her unique (and fun) style of jamming… jaw dropping speed and acceleration, huge jumps and incredible agility. Rogue says, “I love thinking up new ways to work as a jammer, dissecting the game and thinking up new ways to attack and be smart. I think its so important to train for all aspects of this game… skill, physical, mental, strategic and team work.”

Rogue is an experienced derby coach both at home with London Rollergirls and also away while travelling the world (most recently at Derby Fest in Australia near the beginning of the year). With a background in sports and fitness and as the founding member of Fitness Gone Rogue, Rogue has an incredible eye for pinpointing areas of improvement and breaking down skill in an understandable and workable way.

Frightmare #31

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Frightmare is an inspirational roller derby player, home team coach and league trainer with Bay Area Derby. She is a 2016 coach for The Berkeley Resistance (home team) and jammer for the BAD All-Stars. Playing since 2011, Frightmare began her derby adventure with the DC Rollergirls from 2011-14, finishing out her final season as Travel Team Captain. After moving to the California Bay Area towards the end of 2014, Frightmare began jamming for the BAD All-Stars.

An experienced coach, Frightmare is currently in the midst of a mini UK tour and has already lead sessions for Surrey Rollergirls, Wiltshire Roller Derby, and Tiger Bay Brawlers, Wales.

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