Gogo Tenenbomb #’10
Skate Name: Gogo Tenenbomb
Skate Number: # ’10
Position in real life (Job): Movie theater manager EXTRAORDINAIRE
Position on the track: Whatever Groper tells me to do.
When did you start skating with BRR? Did you have any skating experience prior to joining
BRR? BRR formed on May 19th, 2010 and I have been there every step of the way. I hadn’t skated in about 14 years prior to that. I had gone to open skate sessions for a couple months to get my skate legs worked out… and the rest is history.
What is your athletic background? Eating donuts whilst watching friends participate in marathons.
What gear do you have?
Skates Ridell 265 – old school style.
Plates Custom Russ Wetzel Built
Pads Killer 187s
Helmet Triple 8 CAMO FTW
How did you pick your derby name? Explain what your derby name means: My favorite movie in the ENTIRE universe is The Royal Tenenbaums. I put a spin on the daughter’s name.
How did you get started in derby? I watched Whip It. If it weren’t for that movie, I wouldn’t even know that derby exists.
What makes you want to play roller derby? What keeps you around with us? I’ve invested my heart, soul, and literal blood, sweat, and tears into this league. I have never met a more gracious, team oriented, and accepting group of women in my life. They are why I’m here.
Any injuries? How did you get them? I got kicked in the face at a scrimmage and it busted my lip open. Slipped disc in my back. Bruised ribs. Muscle spasm (It looked like I had one really strong ab. LOLZ)
Any notable derby moments you want to talk about?
We are celebrating 5 years of existence on May 19th, 2015. That’s a pretty big deal. A lot of people thought we would fail. We’ve officially proved them wrong.
Worst moment: The worst moment of derby is when you’re in the penalty box unable to help your teammates on the track. STAY OUT OF THE BOX.
Funny moment? What happens in the car, stays in the car. (Traveling with my team is the BEST.)
Embarrassing moment? Well I haven’t pooped on the floor in front of anyone yet, so I guess I’m good to go here.
What do your friends and family think about you playing derby? My family is proud of my accomplishments, and I’d like to think my friends are too. Most of all, I’m proud of myself for seeing this thing through.