Skater of the Month! Nacho Aimeega #239

      Nacho is famous for her turn around catch that will send players flat on their backs. She gives no mercy! You’ll want her on your side to share her strategic insights on gameplay, words of encouragement, and strength in working with others. Though, don’t be fooled by the name. She’s a genuinely sweet person, with a hilarious demeanor. The bench would not be the same without Nacho’s hilarious ways of making light of tough situations!
       Nacho joined HRD just last season and quickly began competing with the Redwood Rollers. She plays as a pivot, and is versatile in all of her jobs. When working as a blocker, she’ll clear the track of players for the jammer, and is ready to switch it up and take the star to push her own way through the opposing team to score points.
       In her time outside of derby, Nacho is the assistant coordinator at Fortuna Family Resource Center and works as a foster liaison as well! She enjoys hiking and jeopardy in her downtime, and if you hadn’t guessed, her favorite food is nachos, with some doughnuts, and pizza on the side! Thank you for making our lives a little more crunchy every day, Nacho! We LOVE YOU!!
       Written by: Nicold Shoulder


2017 Coaches!

       This year we have three coaches! Two are active skaters in HRD and one is a returning coach who knows the ins and outs of roller derby! Head Coach Atreyu is entering her third year of coaching and her fifth year as a skater! Coach Evel is a valued skater and is tackling her first year as a coach! Coach Mojo is returning to HRD and is enthusiastic about coaching the balance between skate skills and derby know-how!
Coaching 2017
       “We’re about to see the most exciting season yet for Humboldt Roller Derby! Which is an excellent way to pay praise and utmost gratitude to all our founders and fellow skaters that helped pave the way here over the past 10 years. To speak simply and brief, but not to give away too many of the surprises that are on their way, there is a genuine synergy at work this year--a fierceness of competition supported by superior intellect and innovation of gameplay supported by the roots of our strength and skate skills. We are rolling extremely strong this season, and I am personally most excited by our collective momentum to challenge each other and consistently raise the bar on ALL that’s possible. I LOVE my Mother F’in TEAM.“
       -Head Coach Atreyu


Skater of the Month! Evel #247

       This amazing woman has been with Humboldt Roller Derby since 2013 and is still rolling strong. She started out as a jammer and quickly gained the skills of blocking as well, where she brings her agility and strength to the table. Her unique style of skating and gameplay is similar to the inspiration of her derby name, which roots from the famous stunt performer, “Evel Knievel”.
       Evel is tougher and scarier than ever these days, able to knock down the stablest of skaters! She's been through her share of sprains and black eyes.
       Not only is she one of our main players of the Redwood Rollers, but also one of three of our new coaches this season! Though she may come off as scary, she's one of the sweetest ladies you’ll meet. Evel is straight to the point, honest, and provides lovely words of encouragement to all of her teammates.
       She’s a mama of 3 lovely children, one of which has skated with us in the past for the Redwood Saplings! 
       Evel is a wonderful example of hard work, and we’re so appreciative of her care and effort that she brings to the team!! 
       Thank you Evel!!