We are in a ‘State of Love and Trust’ for July’s Angel of the month Pearl Jam aka PJ!!
Pearl Jam, charmingly called Peegeee by her adoring league-mates, is an inspiration on and off the track. At just 15, PJ laced up her skates with Texas Junior Roller Derby and transferred 2 years later to Heart of Texas. With her eyes set on Angel City Derby, PJ moved to Los Angeles to pursue her roller derby dreams and we are so thrilled she did!
Joining the Travel Team in January 2017, PJ is an indispensable member of our Hollywood Scarlets. She is notably the youngest ACD jammer to go to Playoffs or Champs and is currently the youngest jammer on the team.
Aside from her athletic achievements, PJ is also an influential league member. She reinstated the Angel City Fit Club, running training sessions every Monday and Wednesday and is also the jammer coach for Angel City Juniors.
Beyond her dedication to Roller Derby, PJ is a loving animal parent. She and her partner, fellow travel team member Schaden Freude, recently adopted a Pitbull, Apolla, who was found wandering near the Angel City warehouse. She often jokes that her family was born in the warehouse!
Coming off of a thrilling and successful Hometown Throwdown Tournament with the Hollywood Scarlets where she played her heart out, we are so excited to see her continue to own the track at WFTDA Playoffs in September.
Thank you Pearl Jam for being such a supportive teammate and league member. Your hard work lifts us all up!
Be sure to catch PJ at Angel City Derby’s next home bout on 8/11 at the Culver City Veteran’s Auditorium.