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Meet the Skaters of the Jerzey Derby Brigade: River Slam

Watch as River Slam #6 and the Major Pains take on New Brunswick's Helrazors May 5th at Inline Morristown.

This month we celeberate the Jerzey Derby Brigade's blocker, River Slam #6. She may be a sweety off the track, but if you skate in her path you'll get slammed! Catch hard-hitting River Slam and the rest of the Jerzey Derby Brigade's Major Pains on May 5th as they take on New Brunswick's Hellrazors at Inline Morristown.

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How did you hear about roller derby? How did you get involved?
I actually got 'picked up' at the Grasshopper in Morristown. A girl came up to me as I was leaving the bar and said I looked like I should play derby and gave me the JDB's captain's email. I wasn't really sure what derby was honestly but I figured I should check it out!

What does your derby name say about you?
Mostly that I am a nerd. It's a play off of the name River Tam from the awesome and sadly canceled scifi show Firefly. River Tam is what I hope to embody at derby -- strong, clever and sometimes a bit crazy.

What is your favorite position and why?
B2 -- the outside blocker. I like to be able to work throughout the pack to be a constant annoyance to the jammer. Plus, even though I love strategy, sometimes you just need to hit someone.

Did you ever get any gnarly bruises? How?
I have a great one from our first game this season. Not sure what actually happened but it looks like someone skated up my shin.

Fill in the blanks: “Roller derby makes me feel___”
Powerful. 

What do you want the people of Morris County to know about the sport?
If you've never heard of roller derby or if you were a fan back in the day, you need to come check it out now. It is such an amazing experience and I can't imagine my life without it!

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