Derby Team: Crude Hitters
Your Name: Joelle Johnston
Do you have any athletic experience?: Years ago! LOL!
Do you have any skating experience?: Roller and Ice when I was a teenager. Years ago! LOL!
Do you have any roller derby experience?: No.
How often do you train/practice?: Twice a week, 2 hours minimum each time.
Why did you get involved with roller derby?: I needed this in my life, my family supported and encouraged me to join!
What is your derby nickname?: Steam Rollin’ Jo
How did you get your derby nickname?: Worked as a steamer in oil patch. Bit of a pushy personality.
Do you use any notable equipment?: Hockey helmet to prevent concussions.
What is your favorite part of roller derby?: Everything! I get so much out of it. Mentally, physically and spiritually!
Do you have any tips for upcoming derby players?: Start push ups and sit ups today! Don’t say “I can’t” until you try!