She’s a petite blonde covered in tattoos. She’s the President of Springfield’s Queen City Roller Derby team and she’s responsible for major changes made to Springfield’s legislation regarding Pit Bulls in Greene County. Who is this super babe? Meet Madison Weiler!
We fell in love with Miss Madison after seeing her her kick major butt as the lead Jammer for Springfield’s Queen City Roller Derby while wearing sparkly purple booty shorts and rocking some serious zombie makeup as her Derby character – Zombie Barbie.
She’s been with the SQCRD for about 4 years and came up with their “Derby Date Night” recruitment process that encourages those interested in derby to come check it out as the date of a current team member. That way, if you fall on your face you’re totally among friends who are there to support and teach you!
Madison’s also a huge animal lover. Her family of pups includes Muttonchop – the “hobo” of the group who sticks out at 13 years old. Laverne and Shirley are her two Beagles and her husband Eric has a teensie Chihuahua named Oscar!
Being an animal lover lead Madison to community outreach where she headed a movement to save Chance, a Pit Bull puppy in danger of being euthanized. (Don’t worry, he was adopted.) Her efforts have since evolved into a larger, organized effort to repeal the Breed Specific Legislation (BSL) in Springfield, MO.
She is also a part of the Springfield Bully Alliance, an organization working to disseminate safe bully breed information to Springfieldians.
Are you in love with her yet?
We got to photograph Madison wearing her Moxi Lolly Floss Skates for the first time outdoors. So dreamy! This girl had us drooling over badass skater babes like Estro Jen who founded Moxi Roller Skates as a way for women to hit the pavement in fashionable, well-made roller skates!
Get it, girl!
Madison brought us to Springfield Skateland where she and her Derby teammates hold practice, train new members, and host bouts. We loved watching her get out there and show us how graceful and pretty roller skating can be, as well as a totally badass extreme sport requiring strength and determination.
“It’s easy to find a home in roller derby. It’s a sport that’s open and accepting to everyone. Growing up there so much emphasis on the way we look that I feel like a lot of women’s self worth is based on appearance. Once you start playing derby and are told how tough you are or strong, it gives you a new sense of appreciation for yourself, your body, and what you are capable of. It’s a very empowering sport.” – MW