Featured Dame: Kastastroffie

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Why did you get involved in roller derby?

I wanted to do something different and exciting and wanted to be part of a team.

Who is your derby crush and what do you find so entrancing about them?

My derby crush is Adamphetamine, because he has fancy feet and he’s freaking hilarious.

What gear do you swear by?

I freaking love my S1 helmet.

How did you get your derby name?

It was a process, but I read catastrophe in a book I was reading. It was a light bulb moment.

Do you have a pre-bout ritual or good luck charm?

I paint my fingernails to my team’s colors. I have huge pride for my team. :)

What is your alter ego when you are not on the flat track?

Hmmmm. Not entirely for sure. I’m a lover not a fighter, even though you wouldn’t think so when I hit my opponents around on the track.

Derby DOB:

0ctober 2011

Position: jammer/blocker

Team(s):

Springfield Roller Girls, Brass Knuckle Betties, and COMO Derby Dames <3

Featured Dame: L on Wheels

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Why did you get involved in roller derby?

I saw the movie “Whip It” years ago and it made roller derby look fun and tough at the same time. I remember thinking about how it would be great to participate in the sport but I didn’t pursue it. Then in December of ’12 my server, who turned out to be “Plain White Tease”, told me about the CoMo Derby Dames. Two weeks later I went to my first practice and I have been hooked since then. It is so much fun and a huge challenge for me so that keeps me going back for more. I can’t wait to be a force on the track one day.

Who is your derby crush and what do you find so entrancing about them?

Suzy Hotrod, who plays for Gotham, is pretty awesome. She is everything that I hope to be.  She is beautiful, tough on the track, smart, and she seems very nice. I took a class from her at Rollercon, the international roller derby conference in Las Vegas and she is a great teacher as well.

What gear do you swear by?

Since I am a dental hygienist then of course I swear by my protective mouth guard. My teeth are very important to me.

How did you get your derby name?

My husband thought of my derby name “L on Wheels”. It turns out that years ago when I turned 16 my dad had said I would be hell on wheels, he was referring to my driving but it is super appropriate for derby. Give me more time to improve and one day I really will be hell on wheels on the track

Do you have a pre-bout ritual or good luck charm?

Not yet, maybe that is my problem HA, HA. I mainly try to eat healthy the days before the bout and get plenty of sleep. I hope to find an outlet for my pre-bout nerves. You can never go wrong with drinking plenty of water the day of the bout which helps with the after party hangover the next day as well.

What is your alter ego when you are not on the flat track?

I’m a home nerd. I love planting, playing in the dirt, composting, cleaning and most home projects. Especially when I get to use my reciprocal saw, power drill, and jig saw.

Derby DOB: My first beginners practice was 1/7/13 and my first bout was 7/13/13.

Position: Blocker

Home Team: Astronaughties

Fund the Floor: Put CoMo Back in Derby Dames!

Indie Go Go

The Dames have the chance to come back to Columbia – for good! We have the building, fans, drive, and determination…we just need a floor.

To purchase hardboard flooring, plywood under-flooring, storage space rental, sound equipment, and seating options, we need to raise $10,000 by December 2014. We have a ton of uniquely COMO Derby Dames swag to reward you with for supporting the Dames. Anything from a high five to a custom taxidermied domestic animal, we’ve got you covered. All contributions received will still be used to bring the Dames back to COMO. We are motivated to make a COMO homecoming, and while we hope our triumphant return will be for the 2015 season, we understand that fundraising can be challenging. We vow to keep chipping away at our $10,000 goal until we can come home. Check out our Indie Go Go site and donate today!

Home Team Showdown: Game 2

The Brass Knuckle Betties and the Astronaughties will be facing off for the second time this season. Come show your support and wear red for the Betties or purple for the Naughties.

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