J9 Jolter #J9
When did you begin to play derby?
3 years ago.
What's your primary position?
Where are you from?
Born in Jersey, raised in Pennsylvania
now I'm back to my hometown.
What's the story behind your name?
My Grandpa used to play roller derby back in the 50's. He's got some crazy stories from when his team played in places like London, Paris, and Spain and across the US. His home team was called the New Jersey Jolters, and his name was Joe Jolter. I'm carrying on the tradition with J9 Jolter.
You dedicate a lot of time to derby, so what has derby done for you?
It gives me a great sense of personal accomplishment. I'm making my body and mind stronger and I find that confidence carries over into my everyday life. I was (and still am) very quiet and shy, but when I'm on the track I'll be hollering to my team and shouting from the bench. That in itself is a big deal for me.
Derby idols? My Grandpa, Joe Jolter!
How'd you get into derby? After hearing my Grandpa talk about derby I decided to look up what happened to it and I was so excited to find that not only was it still a sport, there was a team so close to me!
Reidell 265 boots, 92A Zombie wheels, Bones Reds bearings.
Favorite derby moment?
My favorites are the moments that I look back and laugh on, like the time when I got hit so hard the jammer panty flew off my head during a bout. In front of a crowd of people. Who were all yelling at me but I had no idea why.
Likes, dislikes? Like: meeting awesome people, having an excuse to wear ridiculous knee socks, and
impromptu dancing. Dislike: derby stank, blisters, and never being able to fully wash the permanent marker
for my number off my arms.
Derby goals? I always need more practice jamming and I need to work on staying in-bounds and using
my edges and turns to get me around the lines. Also, being effective while in a wall is a major part of my