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Wonder Wehrman #76

Wonder has made leaps and bounds skating with PRD!! She has improved her skills not only by skating but by tons of cross training outside of practice! There is a lot of work Wonder handles behind the closed curtains of PRD admin. and we thank her for all that she does!

Wonder is a great communicator and super skilled event organizer! She really is a Wonder Woman!

Favorite/Signature move- My favorite jammer move that I’m trying to learn/perfect is the mohawk spin around a blocker

What do you like most about roller derby? I get to be my own hero (It’s corny but true)

Why did you start playing? I’ve been in love with derby since 2006. I watched  the show on  A&E called Rollergirls.I didn’t skate as a kid so I let fear of learning and failing at something override my desire to do something I loved.  I volunteered for Philly for a few years but the more I watched it the more I wanted to be out there doing it. In 2014 I finally swallowed that fear and learned how to skate.

What surprised you about the sport?  It’s ageless, you can be 19 or 40  it doesn’t matter.   I never thought that I would be playing a contact sport at 40.

Why did you choose PRD? I have a lot of  friends that are part of Philly Roller Derby. PRD feels like home and family to me.

Because of roller derby… I’m stronger physically and mentally.