Skater of the Month – May 2018

Full Derby Name: Stormy Knipe

Skater Number: 52


1. What is your REAL name?

Jessica Knipe

2. What does the Derbyverse call you? And what is your Skater Number?

Stormy Knipe #52

3. Is there a story behind your derby name?

I write fiction and my name is sort of a play on the beginning of a good story… “it was a dark and stormy knipe”

4. How did you get started playing for Diamond State Roller Derby?

I was interested in it for a while before my sister got tired of listening to me talk about how I could never do it and drove me to a game. She made me talk to Mama Bricks, who convinced me that I could do the tot class. Both of them have encouraged me from day one.

5. What is one of your goals for the 2018 season?

Join the 30 club (30 laps in 5 minutes)

6. What is your most memorable moment with Diamond State?

A group of us represented the league at The Delaware Air Force Base (Family Day). We got to skate on the tarmac around airplanes. It was pretty cool.

7. When you’re not being a bada** skater…what are you doing? (Profession/Hobbies)

I read and I write a lot. I’m not published. I’m not planning on being published. I write every day, because if I didn’t, I would probably go crazy with all the chaos inside my head.

8. What skaters do you most admire most and why?

Mama Bricks, she has the biggest heart! Slashley Vorhees, she’s my “big” and she’s good at it. I love to watch her jam, and she has proven to be a great teacher. Lady Trample… because she’s awesome! Boku, because of the way she hits. I could probably keep going, I admire so many!

9. Any advice for someone who might be considering trying derby or are new to derby?

Don’t give up. Don’t ever think you are not good enough. Get low.

10. Any final thoughts for our fans?

“All the world will be your enemy, Prince of a thousand enemies, and if they catch you, they will kill you. But first, they must catch you.