skaters

Headshots by: 9 Muses

9| Ronnie Maims Dio

“Every day is Halloween.”

Hometown: Berkeley, IL

How did you get into derby?
I skated with Derby Lite for two years, on and off. I broke my elbow during my beginner class (only six weeks into it) and had surgery to put two screws in! I guess if that didn’t stop me, nothing will. A handful of my friends all joined the Outfit before me, so I figured it was about time to put up or shut up.

Say you had a power animal…what personifies you?
My dog’s name is Ronnie James Dio. She’s an all-black Boston Terrier/French Bulldog mix. So… small, black hair, heavy metal… I guess it’s one of those dogs that look like their owners, right?

Do you have a partner in crime? Who are they? Who is your derby wife?
My derby wife is Wandalust. We always pair up together in partner drills and people make fun of us, but we’re the same size so it’s just easier. We even have matching helmets and derby skinz.