November’s Featured Skater: Draggin Balls

Draggin BallsThis month’s featured skater is one of the Lane County Concussion’s elder statesmen. Draggin Balls, named for his speed, age, and the effect gravity has on his genitals, was dragged into the sport and nicknamed by his two daughters who played for the Emerald City Junior Gems. His daughters have long-since retired, but Balls keeps on chugging along staying completely engulfed in the “best group of friends” he has ever found.

This fifth-generation Oregonian has played sports all of his life, including “the typical ones” of competitive rifle and pistol shooting as well as 20 years of lacrosse. Balls’ roller derby resume is lengthy. He has served on the LCC board of directors and as the team captain. He is in charge of setting up and taking down the floor for any Emerald City Roller Derby events. He has coached the ECJG along with the Emerald City All-Stars. Currently, Balls is the coach of the ECRD home team Church of Sk8in for whom his partner, Maha Kali, plays. And, her son recently joined the ECJG system.

In his time with LCC, Balls has had the opportunity to play with and against some of the top players in the world. You can check him out at the Battle of the Beards here in Eugene, November 21st and 22nd. He’s the sweaty one wearing number 010 and barking orders at his teammates.