The 10 Day Roller Derby Challenge

The 10 Day Roller Derby Challenge is a Facebook photo chain that went viral in the roller derby community in the Summer of 2019. It allowed members of the community — active or retired, skater, official, announcer or volunteer — to share some of their favorite derby memories. Roller Derby challenge. Every day I select […]

Dust Devil or Bust!

After months of saving money, drills, strategizing, strength & endurance training, the time for FoCo Roller Derby’s Micro Bruisers the 2019 Dust Devil tournament hosted by Tucson Roller Derby is nearly upon us! Less than 3 days to go! Preparing for derby travel is no easy feat. Pre-game jitters might make packing somewhat chaotic. Pads […]

FoCo Roller Derby Feature: Rough Haus Episode 1

FoCo Roller Derby was featured in the 1st episode of Rough Haus, a new television program on Sundays on KCDO-TV K3 geared toward martial artists, yogis, movement fanatics, herbalists, artists, explorers & more! Check it out!   Welcome to Rough Haus! This episode kicks off the season with Native American fitness, C.O.B.R.A. Self Defense, Roller Derby & […]

Snark Bite #789: My Derby Journey

You know that moment when you are inches away from the goals you’ve been working your whole life for when suddenly fate tears the rug out from under you and sends you hurtling into the darkness? That’s how my derby journey began, 2 years before I’d ever heard of the sport. I was a triathlete […]

Huckleberry Spin #619: When Derby Finds You

By Huckleberry Spin #619 Spend a little time in the world of roller derby and you will hear it over and over again: derby will change your life. And of course, it’s true. How can a sport so uniquely physical, with such a colorful history and so many strange and wonderful traditions not shape you […]

Fall Down Seven Times, Get Up Eight

So, let’s start at the beginning and how I found derby.  In October of 2013 I moved to this lovely little town in Northern Colorado, Fort Collins.  A large group of my family lived here, so I had visited frequently throughout my life.  My husband and I finally made the decision to move after we […]

She’s Baaack!

Wow, it’s been a long time since I last poured my little derby heart out on the ‘ole FoCo blog… I have missed it. Sort of. Its also been really nice to have a break from the pressure. Since my last post, a lot has changed. I took a break from derby, I stepped down […]

Suga’s Goodbye Playlist

I have always been the kind of person to apply song lyrics to certain situations. Whether it’s time to party and “Shots” by LMFAO & Lil Jon comes screeching from my mouth or it’s a dreary day and I listen to sad indie music; I’ve always had a playlist to coincide with my mood. When […]

Buying Lego’s

Building a house is never easy. It takes months of planning, hard labor, and lots of split decisions along the way. Now imagine pouring the foundation, building the frame, putting in the plumbing and wiring, and finishing the drywall. You’ve put bricks on half of the house and the second story is partially finished. Oh- […]

My Weight Loss Journey

So why did you join roller derby? This is usually one of the first questions someone asks me when they find out I joined the sport. I respond to that question similarly to most of the things in my life- I did it on a whim. After all, I had never attended a bout. I […]

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