Grateful men riding the roller wave

Updated: March 13, 2014, 6:35 PM ET
By Andy Frye | Special to espnW

Four-time world champion Suzy Hotrod remembers when Jonathan Rockey first dipped his toe into roller derby.

It was 2007, and Rockey -- who had spent his childhood as a competitive figure skater and had moved to New York for grad school -- was still in love with the technical and physical aspects of skating when he took a few of his friends to watch a Gotham Girls Roller Derby game.

"At first I was skeptical about roller derby because of the [level of] ...

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