Gem Glisson

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Derby Name: Gem Glisson
Derby Number: 26
What does your derby name mean to you: It is a part of my old derby name “Gem” and my legal surname. Just has a good ring to me 🙂
Favorite Position: Blocker/Pivot
How you found out about roller derby: I was at the rink with my family, I saw some derby girls practicing and it was something I was going to be a part of no matter what. Now I play and coach our juniors team. Going into my 4th season.
Date you started with the Jacksonville Roller Girls: Feb 2011
Favorite derby moment during a bout: Working with my teammates! And that is every bout!
Favorite derby moment during an after party: The WHOLE after party at WFTDA Divisional’s last year 2014. It was the best time with my teammates.
Favorite after party drink: Malibu and Pineapple or a Bud Light from time to time.
Favorite bout you played in: There are so many but if I have to choose I would say Gold Coast vs RCRP last year at home. The team was just really on their game. It was funny and physical. WE WON!!!!
What are your favorite skates: My custom BONTS with ProLine plates
What are your favorite wheels: Backspin Synergies all day long!
Do you have a derby wife: I do!
What should your opponent know about you before a bout: Nada! The less they know…The better. Working on my poker face.
What should your fans know about you: I am awkward and quiet. And I love this sport!

Team of the Month

Team of the Month

Volunteer of the Month: Mysty Joseph

 Volunteer of the Month: Mysty Joseph

Skater of the Month: Erin Go Brawl

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