April Featured Skater: Jenny NoNo

What is your derby name? Does it have any special story or significance?

Jenny Nono. It's a play on my real name. It was used in college as a joke, and when derby people heard it, it just kind of stuck!

  Photo Credit: Brian Grinham, 2018

Photo Credit: Brian Grinham, 2018

When did you start playing derby?

Will have passed skills 2 years ago on January 31st (2016).

 

Which team do you skate for?

Bruisers

 

What is your favorite position on the track?

Jammer

 

Before derby, when was the last time you had laced up skates? (Quad or otherwise)

In college, i worked at the ice arena on Campus, so I would take advantage of the open skates, but could do nothing more than skate in a circle.

 

What do you do outside of derby? What fun color does your life have other than this crazy sport?

I'm a Realtor at Red Barn Realty.

 

  Photo Credit: Andrew Potter, 2017

Photo Credit: Andrew Potter, 2017

What makes you come back to derby? Off skates, another sport, mental game prep, etc

Friends, fitness and just the fun of the game.

 

Do you have any advice for newbie skaters?

Never stop trying. The more you try and the more hours you put in, the more progress you'll see.

Posted on April 18, 2018 .