Penn Jersey Roller Derby

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Penn Jersey Roller Derby
League logo
Metro area Philadelphia, PA
Country United States
Founded 2005
Teams She Devils (women's travel team)
Dishonor Roll (women)
Sadistic Sweethearts (women)
Voodoo Vixens (women)
Hell's Belles (women)
Hooligans (men)
Track type(s) Banked, flat
Venue The Warehouse at 18th And Indiana
Northeast Racquetball Club
Affiliations OSDA
MADE
Website pennjerseyrollerderby.com

Penn Jersey Roller Derby (PJRD) is a roller derby league based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Founded in 2005, the league consists of four women's teams, one men's team, and a mixed women's team which competes against teams from other leagues.

The league was founded as the "Penn Jersey She Devils" in February 2005 by two men, Ken Sikes and Greg Spencer, who were fans of traditional, banked track roller derby.[1] They recruited former professional derby skaters Judy Sowinski and Arnold "Skip" Schoen to train the new teams.[2] Although always identifying with Philadelphia, the league was long based in Mount Laurel, New Jersey.[3]

The league developed its own ruleset, and this was adopted by the Old School Derby Association, founded by Sikes, of which Penn Jersey was a founding member.[1] In 2010, the league took its present name, and purchased its own banked track, allowing it to host both flat and banked track games.[1]

Maria Rodriguez-Gregg, a member-elect of the New Jersey General Assembly, plays for the "Dishonor Roll" in the PJRD as "Honeybee" and is a member of the She-Devils Travel Team.[4][5][6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Our History", PJRD
  2. ^ Sally A. Downey, "Skater, coach could roll with the best of them", Philadelphia Inquirer, 31 July 2011
  3. ^ Kristen Coppock, "Skating along", Burlington County Times, 6 July 2008
  4. ^ "The PolitickerNJ.com Interview: Assemblywoman Maria Rodriguez Gregg". Politicker NJ. February 3, 2015. Retrieved February 20, 2015. 
  5. ^ "Assembly Republicans Optimistic They Can Regain Majority Over Democrats | NJTV News with Mike Schneider | Public Media New Jersey". Njtvonline.org. Retrieved November 8, 2013. 
  6. ^ "The PolitickerNJ.com Interview: LD 8 Republican hopeful Maria Rodriguez Gregg". Politicker NJ. March 28, 2013. Retrieved November 8, 2013.