New Wheeled Order
Started skating: November 2012
Position: New Wheeled Order’s Jammer and Pivot.
Favourite skate gear: My Reckless Wheels and Queens Of The Sin Bin apparel
Your derby hero/heroine: Jonathan R from NYSE because no matter who he is playing against, he’s super consistent and very rarely gives away a penalty. He is also one of the most enthusiastic and friendly players I’ve ever had the chance to meet and skate against.
Career highlight so far: Being named on the Men’s Roller Derby World Cup All Stars team in 2014, captaining All-Ireland Men’s Roller Derby in the 2016 World Cup in Calgary, and being elected Head Coach for the Women’s Team Ireland Roller Derby on the road to the Blood and Thunder World Cup 2017.
What is the origin of your derby name? Taken from the character Lt. Dan in Forrest Gump.
Have you had any serious injuries? Re-ruptured the ligaments in my rotator cuff at MRDWC 2014.
Hobbies/interests outside of roller derby: I Thai Box when I can and have recently taken up snowboarding. I also do aggressive inline skating.
One thing people don’t know about you: I played Rugby League at Wembley Stadium in 1995 for Warrington Schools in the warm up game to the Challenge Cup Final.
Skater page: www.facebook.com/LTDamn4t2