Roller derby is one of those sports that isn't always in the limelight. But for these women, this full contact sport is part of their weekly routine. The sport isn't for everyone -- you have to be quick on your feet, stay upright on skates and most importantly take some pretty brutal hits.
Ogden's Junction City Roller Dolls have been bashing, slashing and crashing since 2008 and team gains momentum every year. Meet some of these tough women and catch their next bout when they take on Boise's Beat City Bombers April 6 at the Golden Spike Even Center.
Jamie "TruRebel" Trujillo
Hometown: South Ogden
Job: Works in the state of Utah's juvenile court system
Why I Play Derby: "It's the only gym membership I've been consistent with."
JeNae "Mayhem Miller" Miller
Job: Trainer at Wayfair
Why I Play Derby: "It challenges me to stay physically fit and gives me a second family."
Debbie "Deb the Destroyer" Veldhuizen
Hometown: Farr West
Job: Stay at home mom, volunteers at the Utah School for the Deaf and Blind
Why I Play Derby: "I want to show my daughter you can do whatever you want no matter how old you are."
Tara "No Merci" Hirschi
Job: Human resource generalist at Wayfair
Why I Play Derby: ""I’m a mother of two, a wife and an MS warrior. Derby helps me stay active while juggling my work/life challenges."
Victoria "Lucy Bolts" Mani
Job: Aircraft mechanic in the U.S. Air Force
Why I Play Derby: "Because it's different and fun and you have instant new friends whenever you move."
Kelly "Rage N Red" Storrings
Job: Government worker
Why I Play Derby: "I really love what it does for women and the empowerment. It's like therapy."
Kelsey "Van Hellsey" Montoya
Job: Social media specialist at Wayfair, student at Weber State University
Why I Play Derby: "I like the competitive aspect and i love the girls. You get to hit people."
Malari "Harley Heartbreaker" Wasmer
Job: Records specialist
Why I Play Derby: "It's a form of self expression."
Jessica "Pinky" Bell
Job: Nail tech
Why I Play Derby: "I like to skate."
Tracy "Strawberry WARcake" Wilson
Hometown: Pleasant View
Job: Domestic goddess
Why I Play Derby: "I really enjoy the camaraderie and getting to be a bad ass. It's something my husband can't do."
Marissa "Mz. Hyde" White
Hometown: South Ogden
Job: Vocal coach and licensed message therapist
Why I Play Derby: "It looked badass and I used to be a figure skater so now I get to do it in a new, fresh way, with a team."
Jennifer "Shorty Shock N Awe" Clark
Job: Business development team/sales and marketing for Journal Technologies
Why I Play Derby: "The camaraderie, you get to meet a diverse group of people that you wouldn't meet in your regular life. It's anger management therapy."
Alexandria "Demon Spawn" Gibbons
Hometown: Hill Air Force Base
Job: Stay-at-home mom
Why I Play Derby: "I like new challenges. It's a great way to stay in shape, meet new people and make friends."
Jerrica "R. Kansas" Noble
Job: U.S. Air Force
Why I Play Derby: "I like the camaraderie, it's like a little family."
Ashley "Amelia Blackhart" Tharp
Job: Aircraft engineer
Why I Play Derby: "I needed more women in my life."