I've been skating since I was a kid. My parents took my brother and I to the rink every Sunday night for years. I learned how to skate on in-lines in the 90's and it was "ok" but nothing opened my eyes up more to quads than in Oct. 2005, I saw the Rat City Rollergirls (Seattle) Home Championship game and was awestruck by the uniforms, music and DIY style of the new revolutionary flat track roller derby.
Two weeks after coming home from that trip was the beginning of Ft Wayne Derby Girls and 3 years later spawned the Ft Wayne Derby Brats. My experiences to date with the Brats have been amazing and a refreshing take on roller derby. My competitive goals for the Brats are to be the beasts in the Midwest and to be a force to reckon with for all other junior leagues.
My main goal as a coach is to offer a fun environment for everyone to make friends, learn to skate flat track derby and always have a place to fit in.
Motto: "Just because its not broken doesn't mean I won't fix it"
Kona Krusher - Coach
About Kona Krusher:
I was a "rink rat" as a young girl. Fell in love with roller skating when I was 8 or 9. I competed on the speed team, in singles figure skating and in dance. Won State in my division in dance when I was about 12.
I watched roller derby on TV on Saturdays and always wanted to play roller derby "when I grew up". I joined the FWDGs after meeting Tonya Vojtkofsky, aka "Minx", when I interviewed her for a local TV show. I started in Feb 2006 as a trainer/coach, then joined the skaters in 2008.
I have been helping coaches Minx and Enya Grave since the beginning of the Fort Wayne Derby Brats because it's exciting to teach the young girls how to play the game of roller derby and to watch them grow and develop their skills into real roller derby skaters. I also have this as an opportunity to be involved in something with my youngest daughter, Kahele, aka "KillHER Bee", who is a Derby Brat.
Dan Da Man - Coach
Promoting fun, self-expression, self-confidence and stewardship for girls between the ages of 9 and 17!