CohnDuct Disorder, #5150
AKA: Balls or Cohn or Julie
Height: 5'0" and 1/4"
Derby Birthday: I was born twice. The first time I ever put on skates was fall of 2012, but it was very short lived. I was resurrected in January 2014.
Hometown: Vestal, New York
What is the significance of your name and number?
Conduct Disorder is a psychiatric condition where one has a prolonged pattern of disruptive and violent behavior and has problems following rules. Since my last name is Cohn, I changed the spelling to CohnDuct Disorder. The number I currently wear is 5150 or “fifty-one fifty.” When a physician refers to a “fifty-one fifty,” it means that a person with a mental illness is being involuntarily committed to a hospital. The name originated from Section 5150 of the California Welfare and Institutions Code, which defines involuntary psychiatric holds. 5150 is also slang for someone who is out of control or “crazy.”
Recently my teammates gave me the nickname "Balls." It all started at a practice back in November when our captain decided to call me Jules since my real first name is Julie. I then heard her giggle as she informed me my new name was Balls since Jules reminded her of Family Jewels. I think its appropriate considering I play a lot of other sports with balls and love playing catch or kicking balls around, etc. when I'm bored. I am trying to think of a new derby name that has this theme. Ideas? Number would obviously be 2 because that the, um, yeah, a number I like.
How did you get involved with roller derby?
I played rugby and soccer most of my life, but when I was stationed in Okinawa, Japan, there were no opportunities for either activity. There were, however, two women's roller derby leagues, so I figured I would give skating a shot. The first thing I do every time I move is research athletic opportunities and check out the local teams. Sometimes I even pick duty stations based upon the caliber of the sports teams in that area. Playing sports is a good way to make friends, plus what better way to exercise and relieve stress? For those of us who have not quite realized we are adults, its a way to engage in competition and enter a world where we can put our careers aside for a few hours.
Shortly after joining my first league in Okinawa, I was given orders to Afghanistan. I had to stop playing, but I did bring my skates with me on deployment and any chance I got I would skate around a dusty basketball court or through the hallways of the hospital. The XO and CO seemed to encourage this behavior as long as I cleaned the scuff marks. One of the other doctors at the hospital had worked with a nurse who skated for NDC. After deployment, he and her somehow were talking about derby and how I was moving to Bremerton and said nurse (Lethal Enforcer) contacted me and gave be about 31 reasons to join this league. She seemed like she knew what she was talking about and outranked me at the time, so the first thing I did when I arrived in WA was attend an NDC practice and enter as a transfer skater. So far, I feel like NDC is a great fit and I love my new teammates.
Tell us a fun fact about you!
I can fit my entire fist in my mouth