Featured Skater: Breckin U Down #53

Valentine’s Day may be over, but seasoned skater Breckin U down is still breckin hearts on the track! Breckin is a derby machine-she works, eats, skates, sleeps…and repeat. Of course, she also spends time with her pup, Luna. As one of Cornfed’s original members, Breckin has been there through it all as the team formed, had our first bout in 2011, and now is big and bad enough to have our first ever B team.

Breckin is a chartered skater, but is excited to be working with the B team as well. It’s no secret that derby is just a tiny bit complicated at times, but Breckin is always there with an easy smile and sage advice. “Being on the charter is amazing, but I am honored to get to skate with the B-team too! I love the excitement and fearlessness new skaters have. Celebrating the tiny victories that come along with a newer skater’s first scrimmage, bout, or the first time something clicks is the best thing.”

Like so many of us, Breckin’s passion for roller derby started by attending a bout! She saw the Naptown Roller girls play a few times before a founding member of Cornfed, Bobbi Pin, approached her about starting a league…and the rest is history! Cornfed has come a long, long way since season one, and we’re only getting warmed up. “This season I’m looking forward to seeing how far CFDD can grow through focus and teamwork. The charter will go to their very first tournament and having a new B team is pretty exciting!”

So what’s kept Breckin skating for 6 years? “My teammates and the community you inherit just by sharing the same passion for the sport.” As a Cornfed vet, Breckin has made so many important relationships in the derby world. From visiting skaters to neighboring teams, fresh meat babes, and her seasoned teammates, it’s safe to say Breckin has made an impact on everyone.

Come see her make a different kind of impact in Cornfed’s first bout of the season against the Derby City Roller girls on February 28.th   Doors open at 3 p.m. with a 4 p.m. start time at Gibson Arena, 2610 S. Mock Ave. This shindig will be Cornfed’s first EVER double header versus Derby City’s A & B teams. All this fun is at the low price of $10 per person at the door or $8 in advance through Brown Paper Tickets or from any Cornfed Derby Dame. Chirp chirp? What’s that? It’s only $5 for college students who bring their school ID! Plus, children ages 10 and younger are free with the purchase of an adult ticket.

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