It's Monday! That means it's the time of the week for YOU to meet the many faces of HRD and learn a little about the skaters you want to cheer for in 2012!
This Monday, check out Captain Crunch and Bustin Beaver!
Team The Valkyries
Position Where ever they put me, this year lots of jamming.
Years Played I'm a recycled rookie. 4+5 months with HRD and 2+5 with other leagues.
Occupation Stay at home mom, home school teacher, Bradley® childbirth educator.
How did you get into derby? I read an article in the Houston Press in 2005 and I thought it sounded cool but I thought it was too rough. I went to the Championship bout in 2006 and I just had to do it so I went to boot camps and speed classes every week to prepare and tried out the 2006 winter tryouts and made it. Unfortunately the stars weren't lined up for me then and I ended up stepping away from derby for a few years but the derby bug bit me in 2011 and it bit me much harder than before and I'm a different skater than I was before.
How did you pick your derby name? I'm a crunchy mama.
Likes I love music of all sorts, eating, dancing, sailing, camping, working out, low brow humor, Ren Fest, drum circles, randomly honking at pedestrians, my children, lactivism, and the fair trade movement.
Dislikes Monsanto, beets, haterade, and child labor.
Favorite thing about derby I love being able to workout in such a fun environment and the people who have come into my life from derby.
Fun Facts I started skating when I was 18 months by putting my feet in Fischer Price Little People buses.
Team Psych Ward Sirens, The Knockouts
Years Played 1
Occupation Veterinary Surgical Technician
How did you get into derby? I used to live by Kicks and would see the advertisement, finally when I made it to a bout, I was hooked!
How did you pick your derby name? My derby name was chosen with the help of a friend who was obsessed with Justin Beiber... with a twist.
Likes Sushi and beer.
Dislikes Hateful people, the smell of derby pad funk.
Favorite thing about derby I love the sound of the track. If I'm ever one of the first ones on the track you can hear the sound of the wheels and wind through my helmet.
Fun Facts I'm allergic to cats, working with them and having two of my own, means I have to sneeze a lot.
Tune in next Monday to see our next set of featured skaters for the week!
Thanks to all of our fans for coming out and supporting us for the last two weeks. Our All-Stars had two tough games against the Texas Rollergirls from Austin, TX and the Rose City Rollers from Portland, OR, and our home teams played some great games this past Saturday!
Come out and see our Valkyries play the Spindletop Rollergirls from Beaumont, TX this Saturday at noon at Comicpalooza! Houston Roller Derby will also be hosting a Knockouts bout against an HRD mix-up team on Saturday at 2:30, as well as a Super-hero themed mix-up tournament / bout featuring your favorite skaters from HRD and out of town teams playing with and against one another on Sunday.
Come out and have a blast with us this weekend - Comicpalooza will be in downtown Houston at the George R. Brown Convention Center. For more information, check out the comicpalooza website here: COMICPALOOZA
Our next game will be Saturday, June 9 at Bayou Music Center. Our Knockouts will be taking on Assassination City Roller Derby and our Houston All-Stars will be going head-to-head with Arch Rival Rollergirls' All-Stars from St. Louis, MO! Tickets to our June 9 game are now available on our website, so go get them now! Get Your Upcoming Bout Tickets Right Now at Our Website!
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