Carolina Bootlegger and Director of Marketing Beth Row has been involved in roller derby since 2006. Beth Row will be making her Dorton debut this Saturday, November 21st as the Carolina Bootleggers take on the Dixie Derby All-Stars from Huntsville, Alabama.
Q: What brought you to the Carolina Rollergirls?
BR: I was just becoming a Cape Fear Roller Girl and I was laid off. I moved back to Raleigh for a job, so it was a natural move for me to try out for a league that had helped mentor the CFRGs.
Q: What is your favorite aspect of playing roller derby?
BR: Actually playing and not being hurt!
Q: Have you had any major injuries because of roller derby?
BR: Uh, yes. A bum meniscus, a broken wrist, and a busted bursa. (And a really nasty non-derby related broken leg.)
Q: What challenges have you faced balancing a personal life with the demanding schedule of roller derby?
BR: It’s hard because you want to be involved with everything, but work and life put time restrictions on you too. I often get caught looking like I am procrastinating, but it’s just because I had work or life stuff to attend to.
Q: What do you do to pay the bills and buy the wheels?
BR: I am a one-woman marketing show for DNA Group, Inc.
Q: What is your educational background?
BR: I went to UNCW and have a BS (haha) in Business, concentration in Marketing.
Q: Do you watch other sports?
BR: Yes. I LOVE football! LOVE IT! And UFC and college basketball.
Q: What is the worst thing that has ever happened to you on a date?
BR: Does not knowing it was a date count?
Q: What are your favorite places to eat here in the Triangle?
BR: I can’t eat there often because I’d weigh 300 lbs, but I love The Pit. And Sono is good for my sushi fix.
Q: Where are you likely to be found out and about in the Triangle?
BR: Ben’s Place (if there’s football on), at Carter Finely if the Wolfpack are playing, Briar Creek if I need to run errands.
Q: Is it more important to win or to give it your all and learn something?
BR: It is important to me to know that I played my absolute best. That at the end of the bout, there is nothing that I regret doing or not doing to help my team win.
Q: Which events in the Triangle do you enjoy attending every year?
BR: The NC State Fair, Spring Red/White Game at Carter Finely, St Pat’s Parade and the Turkey Trot.
Q: What do you like to rock out to while skating at speed practice or cleaning the house?
BR: I listen to it all – classic rock, country, techno, pop, rap, hip hop, 70s, 80s in a large mix that drives most people nuts.
Q: What are your favorite meals to cook at home?
BR: I make very awesome stuffed shells. (I got the recipe from Momma Row and several rollergirls can attest to how good these shells are.)
Q: What is your stupid human trick?
BR: I have an exceptionally long tongue that can do all those weird tongue tricks. (The tongue roll, the clam, flipping it over, etc.)
Come cheer on Beth Row this Saturday, November 21st at 5pm at Dorton Arena! Purchase advance tickets online or game day tickets at the box office.