It’s easy to see how the skater known as Ginger Brute got her name. The strawberry blonde blocker is a force to be reckoned with.
For Ginger, derby is a family affair; her younger sister Dirty Lil Trick skates with the Berkeley Resistance at Bay Area Derby Girls. Though they’ve yet to battle it out on the track, they’re part of a growing contingent of skaters with multiple family members in the sport.
A relative newbie, Ginger’s derby path has not been without its obstacles. In 2011, not long after graduating from Fresh Meat to Skater Squad, Ginger suffered a broken ankle, which required surgery and kept her off skates for several months. In true Brute fashion she returned with a vengeance, earning a spot on the Seabright Sirens and gaining the reputation as an excellent pivot and versatile blocker. Trustworthy both on and off the track, Ginger has shown her dedication to her league mates, offering help and advice to anyone who needs it. Not to mention her bionic healing powers are the stuff of legend.
Not only is Ginger captain of the Sirens – who make their Civic debut on May 6 – she’s also the committee point for league merchandise. Oh, and did we mention she’s a veteran of the US Navy? A natural leader, adored teammate, and supportive friend with a keen sense of derby strategy, Santa Cruz Derby Girls is proud to call Ginger Brute a member of our league.
Check out Ginger Brute and her Seabright Sirens when they make their Santa Cruz debut at our May 6th double header!