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By the time Jan Trainor stepped on the track in a Windy City Rollers uniform in 2014, she had seven years of roller derby experience under her helmet.
And while the derby world might have been familiar with her incredible on-skates agility, they might not have been familiar with her name. That’s because, during her tenure with The Chicago Outfit, Trainor skated and coached as Queefer Sutherland. When she decided to switch to the Windy City Rollers, she also decided to drop the derby name. “I needed a change,” she says. ...
Flo Rider was just a rookie when she won her first Ivy King Cup.
It was early June of 2013 and The Fury capped off an undefeated season by beating the Manic Attackers 211-186. Just under two years later, Flo Rider is now one of the captains of The Fury as the ladies in orange get set to take on the Hell's Belles for the home season championship March 28.
"It's such an amazing team," Flo said. "We really pride ourselves on being a unit."
Even before she knew anything about roller derby, ...
Before she laced up her skates for the Windy City Rollers, Mobile Chernobyl spent a good portion of her adult life at sea as a Lieutenant for the US Navy. Make sure to give her a high five this weekend as she joins the Manic Attackers in battle against the Double Crossers for the right to claim the Ivy King Cup.
Finally, the last love letter in the series is from the Manic Attackers captain, Zoe Trocious. Don't miss the final home teams showdown this weekend at the UIC Pavilion when the Manic Attackers face the Double Crossers at the Ivy King Cup Championship. Tickets are available now!
Continuing the series is a letter from Killa Nois and Cruel Whip, the captains of the Double Crossers. This team has had an amazing year, and it's paying off now as they enter the Ivy King Cup Championships this Saturday, May 17. Grab your tickets to witness the derby love.
For the Ivy King Cup championships on May 17, we are honoring veterans and first responders. Veteran skaters, staff and fans of the Windy City Rollers know Pap Doc and consider him part of the family. However, long before his career as a private practice medical doctor, Papa served our country as a member of the Air Force. We caught up with Papa Doc this week to ask about his life inside and outside derby, along with his role as veteran.
Ernest Ochoa has been both the man behind the camera and the eyes, ears, and creative brain behind the Windy City Rollers’ promos and video. Long before Ernest carried a camera around UIC Pavilion shooting derby, he was a member of the US Marine Corps, carrying a pack, weapons and more for military missions. In honoring first responders and the military at our May 17 bout, we sat down with Ernest to hear about his experience as a veteran.
A love letter to the Hell's Belles wouldn't be complete without hearing from co-captain Abita! Down. So. Much. Love.
Next in the series is a letter from Hell's Belles captain, Tay Q. Down. The Belles have their last bout of the season at the UIC Pavilion on May 17 as they face They Fury in a battle for 3rd place.
Next in the Love Letters series is a rap written by The Fury captains Flo Rider and SpartaKris. Don't miss the conclusion of a hard-fought Fury season as they vie for 3rd place against the Hell's Belles on Saturday, May 17.