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Jackie Daniels, Lesbian Roller Derby Player, Talks Love, Sports And Family

07/08/2012 11:18 am ET | Updated Feb 02, 2016

Jackie Daniels is in her eighth season as a roller derby standout, but, with the experience comes a bit of light-hearted ribbing.
"I am getting to be a granny of the sport," she said with a smile. "I have to do all I can to keep up with these young, healthy bodies on the track. I was joking with our youngest All-Star member the other day, calling her 'Young Tender,' and telling her to drop 'Granny,' referring to myself."

Rachel Bockheim, the real-life Jackie Daniels, is 33 and lives in the Wicker Park/Bucktown area. She has been in Chicago for a little more than two years and works as a project manager for a rendering and animation company. She claims she is now "single-ish, though I recently met someone. She stuns me every second with her vivid capacity for life. I'm not known for commitments, but this one—she's got it if she wants it."

Daniels is in her third season with the Windy City Rollers, a member of the Fury and co-captain for the WCR All-Stars.

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