This is Rumble Kittie (aka Kylie Litwin). Fearless. Lightning fast. Ready to take on any seasoned derby doll. But seriously, how cute is she? Rumble Kittie is the daughter of our beloved photog, Randy Litwin, of R. Litwin Photography. She comes to mostly every practice – does the stretches and workouts, gets gussied up in her best derby gear. She even has a kitty- shaped helmet to enhance her “Rumble Kittie” derby persona.
But after the workouts and stretches are done, she watches us from the side- lines as if we’re her heroes. Until last night’s scrimage, that is...
Coach announced that Rumble Kittie would jam in the last jam. She was up against Sin Ickle – can you say intimidating? Rumble Kittie didn’t blink an eye. Look at that focus!
And then she was off. I think she may have knocked Sin straight off her skates. Rumble Kittie was on the black team, and even though white had their best defense on the line, she made them all look like amateurs!
After the jam, I had a word with her father about this amazing moment in derby history. This is what he had to say...
“She used to freak out over bugs and cry if she tripped. Now she just yells ‘There’s no crying or throwing up in derby’ and pushes on. She’s not shy anymore and stands up for herself, and I often hear her yelling ‘I’m Rum- ble Kittie!’ while she plays.”
And that was that. White team went home with their heads hung low, and Rumble Kittie was MVP of the eve- ning. Look out derby girls of 2023 – you’re gonna have some major competition here!