“The owner of Rock N’ Records, Kathy Jersey, and a colleague of hers started the team. They used to skate for DRDC in Quincy and the drive just got to be too much. And they started a team out here,” says member of the Bombshells Amanda Davis.
Roller derby consists of different bouts, which are like games or matches. And the team with the most points wins. A team receives a point when their point scorer, the jammer, passes a member of the other team; resulting in all of the contact.
Davis and her teammates agree it is a dangerous sport. Although it may be dangerous, roller derby has become a popular sport.
The Bombshell Roller Derby team is just over a year old and 30 women have joined. They’re getting ready for their first bout of the season March 1st against the Nemo Viqueens from Kirksville, Missouri.