Today we welcome Winona Grynder to the Better Bearings Team.
Lauren aka Winona Grynder began roller skating through roller derby as a freshly 18-year-old, full of enthusiasm and determination. Roller derby was something that did not come easy to her and it took two years of fresh meat before she played in her debut bout. Since then she has played two seasons and coached fresh meat. After six years of being involved in roller derby, she decided to take some time off from June this year to focus on her ramp skating and university studies.
The end of 2016 was when Lauren discovered ramp skating. She was travelling around North America so couldn't play roller derby and decided that learning to ramp skate would be a fantastic way to still get in some skate time. Now she is almost two years in and her passion for roller skating has never been stronger!
Since moving to Brisbane mid-2017, Lauren has become an avid member of the ramp skating community. She co-manages Chicks in Bowls Brisbane, and has helped grow the Chapter immensely, and unite skaters from all around South East Queensland. She gets great joy in being part of others' skate journeys and finds nothing more rewarding than seeing a fellow skater nail a new trick or skill.