Stomp N’ Ash

Name: Stomp’n Ash Nickname: Stomp or Ash What’s the origin of your name? I wanted my real name incorporated somewhere in my derby name. Number: 630 What does your number mean? My sons birthday, June 30th Team: NWA All-Stars What position do you play? Blocker How long have you been skating? 25 years! When did you join derby? February 2010 How did you get involved in derby? I was at adult night and Rockin’ Robin recruited me. Pre-bout ritual: 5 hour energy shots! Motivational quote: “In the middle of difficulty, lies opportunity” Derby heroes: Enigma, Unskinny Wop & Sin What makes you have instant respect for a derby skater? When they get up and push themselves harder. What do you do outside of derby? Dirt Track Racing & Scrap Booking Favorite derby moment so far? Beating ICT Favorite derby teams? Dairyland Dolls If you could remove one penalty from the game what would it be? I deserve em all What advice would you like to give up and coming derby players? Leave the drama with your mama. Where are you from? Rogers, Arkansas How long have you lived here? My whole life What keeps you here? Family and derby Animals? Negative Family? I have an 8 year old son, 2 sisters and a brother....

Read More »

Dutch Mess #916

Name: Chelsae Scarlett Rose Brouwer Nickname: Chelly, Smokie, Dutch, Dutchie What’s the origin of your name? I am part Dutch, so I figured I’d pick something Dutch related. Dutch Mess is actually a really good traditional salad…go figure. Number: 916 What does your number mean? It’s the area code for the greatest place ever, ahem…Sacramento area, California Team: All-Star’s and B-Team What position do you play? Jammer How long have you been skating? 11 months When did you join derby? On April 3rd, 2011 How did you get involved in derby? I just happen to come to the rink one day when I moved back, and saw fliers for derby. Signature move: Not quite sure I have one…yet! What role do you play behind the scenes? I help with bout production, and try to attend as many functions as my schedule allows! Pre-bout ritual: I pretty much don’t have one, I sleep and stretch it out in the morning and before the game then I’m good to go go go. Motivational quote: “Do Work!!!” Derby heroes: Suzy Hotrod, Mean Burrito, Lulu Lockjaw What makes you have instant respect for a derby skater? If they show dedication, and work hard. What do you do outside of derby? I work 2 going on 3 jobs and go to school full-time. Favorite derby moment so far? Probably when I scrimmaged with The Magic City Misfits, I was pretty stoked for sure about that. Also when I made the All-Star Team. Favorite derby teams? Sacred City, Oly Rollers, Gotham If you could remove one penalty from the game what would it be? I actually like it how it is, now if I could remove a penalty that only I could do…then we’re talkin’ What advice would you like to give up and coming derby players? Work hard, show dedication, practice hard, play harder…do work, get respect. Never ever, give up..no one likes a quitter…especially me. Derby awards? I got a future jammer award! Where are you from? California most recently I consider it my home. Also I’m from Indiana, Iowa, Arizona, Alabama, 3 different parts of Arkansas. How long have you lived here? Well this time, it’s been a little over a year since being back from California. What keeps you here? Derby, and school mainly. Animals? I have two cats, two dogs and a horse. Family? I have family, and they live here in...

Read More »

The Denialator #850

Name: The Denialator Nickname: D Origin of name: I’m a loan officer…I do approve people but sometimes I have to deny them as well. Number: 850, it’s the highest credit score Team: NWARD All Stars Position: blocker and pivot How long have I been skating: I got my start in elementary and then took a break for 18 years or so. Started back up January 2011. When did I join derby: January 2011, the first Sunday the team was back from Christmas break. How did I get involved: A few years ago I was skating at the Springdale rink and some derby girls came up after and asked me if I had ever thought about it. I had no clue what roller derby was but I did think it sounded like fun. So I went home and looked at some pictures and immediately thought “this isn’t for me”. Then in November 2010 things changed in my life and I decided I wanted to do something for me….after thinking to myself “what is something that I want to do but have never done”, the idea of roller derby came back to me. It’s been the best thing I could have done for myself. What role do I play: Driver of JoAnn of Arc and co-committe head of Events. Motivational quote: Can’t never did do anything. Derby Heroes: Hall Balls and Bella Fire. What makes me have instant respect for another skater: The will to push through it and to never give up. And to learn. What do I do outside of derby: Volunteer at the Walton Arts Center, just got a second job at the Walton Arts Center, work at Arvest Bank, treasurer for my sorority’s house corporation, read, watch movies, write a food blog and I love to travel. Favorite derby moments so far: The regional trip to KC. Smacking Jett in the butt with the tire tube. The new friends I’ve made. Favorite derby teams: KC Warriors and Texecutioners. Just started watching derby so I haven’t seen a lot of other teams play yet. If I could remove one penalty: Out of play. I always get called on it. What advice would I give to new players: Keep at it. I love every minute that I’m on and off the track with my girls. Where am I from: Born in Kentucky, raised in Springfield Missouri, lived in Florida for a few years during High School, moved to Arkansas for University and have been here ever since. How long have I lived here: 11 years What keeps me here: My job and my friends. Animals: Just the animals I dog-sit for! Family: Sin:) My dad and step mom live in Eureka and my mom and step dad live in...

Read More »

Rusty Guillotine

Nickname: Rusty What’s the origin of your name? Well my profession is cutting hair and I wanted to incorporate that with my name. A Guillotine is an execution device used for decapitation. So I went with that and made it rusty so it would hurt more. Number: 45 What does your number mean? A Guillotine blade is at a 45 degree angle Team: Formally Backwoods Betties, formally Pistol Whips, and currently NWA All-Stars What position do you play? Blocker/ Lead Blocker How long have you been skating? Just skating… since I was a kid. When did you join derby? I started Fresh-meat in February 2010, joined the league in May 2010. How did you get involved in derby? 99, her husband, my husband and I all went to Starlight Skatium one night to see if we could skate as good as we proclaim to be able to (and the husbands are not as good as they thought). While we were there we saw a poster with NWARD on it and it saying something about fresh-meat and 99 said we should try it. Well it wasn’t much time after that night that 99 called me up on a Sunday evening telling me all about what I was missing out on. So after a few Sundays of this I decided to go, I went and I loved it. Signature move: “Bulldozing” AKA: taking a blocker/jammer out that needs to be taken out. What role do you play behind the scenes? I am part of the Grievance and Referee committees Pre-bout ritual: Eat a good breakfast; hydrate; shower; hydrate; light lunch; hydrate; get dressed; hydrate; Go Skate! Motivational quote: I’m not a quote kind of girl, I’m too generic. What makes you have instant respect for a derby skater? Skate good, hit hard and be a nice person off the track. What do you do outside of derby? I am a cosmetologist, I do a little painting on the side, and I am a wife to Mr. Rusty Guillotine. Favorite derby moment so far? I think it was the time I was allowed to jam in an All-Star game and I was doing great. I was scoring points for the team but I was dying. The only thing that kept my legs moving was the encouraging noise of the crowd. I did a great job jamming that one time and now I know why I block, I would only be good for one or two jams otherwise. Favorite derby teams? NWARD, KCRW, Magic City, No Coast If you could remove one penalty from the game what would it be? I don’t know if I would remove rules, I suppose all of them have a good reason for being in the book. I would really have to do some thinking on that. What advice would you like to give up and coming derby...

Read More »

Captain Jay Sparrow

Name: Captain Jay Sparrow Nickname: Jay What’s the origin of your name? It’s a play on the Johnny Depp character “Captain Jack Sparrow.” Number: 85 What does your number mean? I was born in 1985. Team: I coach all of Northwest Arkansas Roller Derby. What position do you play? When I play, I like to jam. How long have you been skating? Since April 1, 2003 When did you join derby? Day 1 of NWARD… March of 2006 How did you get involved in derby? I was working in the skating rink when it started. I quickly fell in love with the sport. Signature move: No signature move. What roll do you play behind the scenes? I am Head Coach, and I am the head of the coaching committee. I am also on the team-selection committee. Pre-bout ritual: Make sure my team can skate. Motivational quote: “There is nothing wrong in roller derby which cannot be fixed by what is right in roller derby.” –Paraphrased Bill Clinton Quote Derby heroes: Coach Ice What makes you have instant respect for a derby skater? A team-player who welcomes obstacles. What do you do outside of derby? I am an IT Administrator. Favorite derby moment so far? Our first game against Kansas City was very meaningful for me. They helped me a lot, and they still do. Favorite derby teams? NWA, Kansas City Roller Warriors, and Oly If you could remove one penalty from the game what would it be? I am more interested in a “no minors” restructuring. What advice would you like to give up and coming derby players? Learn to skate. It will make your life much easier. Derby awards? I’ve received Best Coach multiple times. Usually by default… Where are you from? I was born in Fayetteville, AR. I live in West Fork, AR. How long have you lived here? All my life. What keeps you here? I love the Fayetteville area, NWARD, and my family. Animals? A pug and two giant cats. Family? I am married to Sin. We met through Roller Derby. I live pretty close to my parents and brother,...

Read More »

Artemis Prime #212

  Name: Artemis Prime Nick Name: Arty What is the Origin of your name? ( Artemis ) My favorite greek goddess of the hunt.
( Prime ) Inspired by the transformer Optimus Prime. Apache rose suggested it and I loved it. Number: 212 What does your number mean? 212 ( The Extra Degree ) is the boiling point of water, It reminds me to push myself a little more each time. Team: NWA Roller Derby All-Stars What position do you play? Jammer, blocker, pivot How long have you been skating? since july 2010 When did you join derby? Fresh meat in march 2010 How did you get involved in derby? I met Scarlet Knuckles while teaching a seminar, she invited me to a bout. I went to see the Backwoods Betties and fell IN LOVE with the sport.
One week later I was at fresh meat and ten weeks after that in my first bout. What Is your signature move? I’ve been told my speed and sneaking through the pack. What role do you play behind the scenes? I am a WFTDA rep for our league, I am on recruitment committee, I help with fresh meat, sponsorship, P.R. and bout production. Pre-bout ritual: I like to find my happy place. Motivational quote: “Everybody gets butterflies in their stomach, the trick is to teach those butterflies to fly in formation” Derby Heroes: Suzy Hotrod, Bonnie Thunders, Sandrine Rangeon, atomatrix OMFG, On the sleigh, Demanda riot, Freight train, Flyon Maiden, JoAnn of Arc, Unskinny Wop, and So many many more. What makes you have instant respect for a derby skater? How they treat others on and off the track. What do you do outside of derby? I am the mother of a beautiful teenage daughter and stepson. I am a wife to an amazing man. I own four businesses under Rhonda Kelly INC ; ARKS A Rhonda Kelly Salon, the Paul Mitchell Experience. I travel for John Paul Mitchell Systems as a Premier National Educator training hairstylists around the world in the area of color and haircutting. I contract out in the film & entertainment industry, editorial and print work as a hair and makeup artist. I also own Rhonda Kelly Photography contracting out for photo shoots. I am an independent model scout for a few major modeling agencies. Hobbies include, gardening, cooking, art work, sketching and painting, photo editing . I also enjoy enduro motorcycles, scuba diving, Trout fishing, Hunting, hiking, attending concerts, plays, reading and constant learning. Favorite Derby moment so far? Winning the home team championship as a heartbreak roller. Favorite derby teams? Gotham, Denver, Bay Area, Texacutioners, Houston, Oly, If you could take one penalty from the game what would it be? Hummmmm Track cutting lol, It is my personal challenge. What Advice would you give an up and coming derby players? Find positive mentors who have the skills you...

Read More »