Judgment Ray

Number:

89

Team:

Medic Mayhem

Likes:

Haigh’s dark chocolate (perhaps I should go for a sponsorship deal!), photography, travel, sharing knowledge, learning new things.

Dislikes:

Mean people, inconsiderate people, unfairness.

Favourite Position:

Jamming.

Favourite Quote/Personal Motto:

Yeah, I’ll give it a go.

Who is your derby crush?

I have two! Both are extremely agile on their skates. That’s all I can reveal.

Where will we find you at the after party?

On a comfy lounge, watching the goings-on, and enjoying one-on-one conversations with people as they stop by.

What gets you fired up on the track?

Hearing bad calls and seeing bad sportsmanship. (See Dislikes).

Signature move:

Apologising for my mistakes. It’s still early days.

Injuries:

Rolled ankle, sprained medial ligament in my knee – and I haven’t even bouted yet!

Skating since:

January 2014

Tattooed or Cleanskin?

Tattooed

Derby wife?

Not sure I can say yet. She’s a Reggie and I’m a Medic. It’s very Romeo & Juliet.

What does derby mean to you?

As a spectator, it was about enjoying the big spills. As a competitor, it’s about challenging myself to learn new skills and to throw myself into a sport where there’s nowhere to hide.

What’s one thing everyone should know about you?

It’s always the quiet ones you have to watch.

Voted most likely to:

Surprise you.

Derby assets:

Lanky legs.

Greatest derby moment:

Finding out I was part of Medic Mayhem. Followed closely by my first spontaneous apex jump during scrimmage. I landed with one skate off the track, got hip-checked to the floor by Kitty, then stood up and received a cutting penalty. Totally worth it!!

Earliest roller skating memory:

Being towed behind my twin brother’s BMX while wearing adjustable strap-on skates.

Gear profile:

Black Reidell R3s, Radar Presto 93A wheels, a bloodied Protec helmet, and a secret stash of chocolate.

Theme tune:

Rob Dougan’s ‘Clubbed To Death’ while I’m gearing-up then it’s definitely David Guetta’s ‘Titanium’ when I’m jamming.

Sporting hero:

Anyone who gets out there and gives it their best shot.