She just goes by Beans. It's a deceiving name in roller derby, revealing nothing of the type of dominating skater that she is on the track. Not only does Beans possess buns of steel, she's got fast feet and killer hits that crush the souls of opposing jammers. Her calm leadership and positive attitude have helped to take the Boardwalk Bombshell All-Stars up the Women's Flat Track Derby Association rankings to #23 in the world.
We're also fortunate to have Beans lend her talents as a coach for the Santa Cruz Derby Groms, our junior derby league. Beans' Bombshell teammate and fellow Grom Coach Hellth Hazard says, "Along with teaching our youngest skaters the skills it takes to play roller derby, she builds confidence in these young women and strives to bring the best out of each skater." Recently back to skating after having surgery on a long-time shoulder injury this summer, we're excited to see her back on the track with our All-Stars. Watch Beans and the rest of the All-Stars compete at the WFTDA Division I playoffs in Columbia, South Carolina, September 9-11.