Bonnie D.Stroir

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Bonnie D.Stroir
Personal information
Birth name Bonnie Beck
Nationality American
Born 1980
Residence Oceanside, California
Website www.bonniedstroir.com
Sport
Sport Roller derby
Club Los Angeles Derby Dolls
San Diego Derby Dolls

Bonnie Beck (born 1980), known as Bonnie D.Stroir, is a roller derby coach and skater.

D.Stroir began skating in October 2003, after reading an article on the sport in Jane magazine.[1] She had been working as a barber in Oceanside, California,[2] considered moving to Austin, Texas, to learn the sport from TXRD Lonestar Rollergirls.[1] But instead stayed in San Diego, and joined the new Los Angeles Derby Dolls league, commuting to each practice.[1]

In 2005, D.Stroir formed San Diego Derby Dolls, in her hometown, attracting the initial batch of skaters through an advert on Craigslist.[1] The new squad was established as a sister league of the LA team, and D.Stroir became the new league's coach.[3]

Knowing that she would be moving to Eureka, California, in 2010, D.Stroir worked with Jennifer McMahon to form Humboldt Roller Derby in 2007, ensuring that the league would be well established by the time of her move.[4]

Early in 2011, D. Stroir took time off from competitive roller derby, to become the world's first full-time roller derby coach. She traveled the world to coach a wide variety of teams,[5] and was appointed as Assistant Coach of Team USA at the 2011 Roller Derby World Cup.[6]

Citing her love of the game, she returned to practice in 2012, and will be an active player in 2013.[citation needed]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Nina Garin, "Dolls with wallop", San Diego Union-Tribune, 2 October 2009
  2. ^ "'Derby Dolls' Roll Into San Diego", 10NEWS.com, 10 March 2006
  3. ^ Nicole Reino, "San Diego bombers", San Diego Union-Tribune, 22 February 2007
  4. ^ Helen Sanderson, "Roller derby comeback", North Coast Journal, 18 January 2007
  5. ^ "Bonnie D. Stroir: Land Down Unda Tour", Roller Derby AU, 2 September 2011
  6. ^ "Meet Team USA: Bonnie D. Stroir", DerbyLife, 30 August 2011