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 Bleeda Ford and SyRenge!
Team Bayou City Bosses
Position All! Like a BO$$!!
Years Played This is my first competitive year with a Houston Roller Derby home team. Season opener was my full year being in skates.
Height I am 5'1 at least that is what my drivers' license says.
Occupation I am a part time student, part time sales associate at Victoria's Secret and a seasonal store manager for Halloween Express.
How did you get into derby? I got talked into going to a boot camp with a friend and fell in love. I immediately enjoyed the idea of being part of a team again. And knowing I had the opportunity to move up to a competitive level was the cheese to my macaroni.
How did you pick your derby name? As far as my derby name goes the quotation before my name doesn't fit so I normally leave it off. But the name itself came from my boyfriend. So, although I love Lita Ford, we wanted to go for something with a play on Joan Jett. But after watching The Runaways like 7 times "Make'em" Bleeda Ford is what came out. :)
Likes I LOVE MUSIC!! I am a huge fan of Joan Jett. I love finding new music or old music off pandora. Oh and I love Sprinkles cupcakes. I like to take photos and I like digital photography. Dexter is awsome! And I like sailor moon and comics.
Dislikes Funny - I'm sure there are a lot things I really dislike but I can't think of anything at the moment. Except maybe traffic. I really hate traffic and who doesn't but it really irritates me.
Favorite thing about derby My favorite thing about derby is playing the game. I don't think I have ever felt this way about a sport I've played. I truly enjoy being in the game and playing to win.
Fun Facts I have a jacket problem. I will go out and buy jackets in the summer in the spring in the winter. I have a million and one coats. Also my favorite color is purple. And I am currently taking dance lessons to learn swing, tango and waltz.
Team Psych Ward Sirens (Co Captain), The Knockouts
Years Played This is my second year as a skater for HRD
Occupation ICU Nurse
How did you get into derby? One of my good friends has been playing derby for a couple years and after watching her play I couldn't resist and I signed up and began training with the HRD Rec League.
How did you pick your derby name? When it came time to pick my name I wanted to make reference to my nursing career so in combination with my real name (Ren) you get SyRenge
Likes I like to knit and craft. I also like puppies (especially cute puppies).
Dislikes I'm not a big fan of snakes. Snakes just creep me out.
Favorite thing about derby I love the friends that I have made. It's crazy how you can get all these different girls together and we create this marvelous bond that will last far into the future.
Fun Facts I won 2011 HRD rookie of the year.
Tune in next Monday to see our next set of featured skaters for the week!
We'd like to give a BIG thanks to everyone who came out to our 7th Annual Crawfish Boil this past Saturday! We hope you had as much of a blast as we did.
Our next game is this 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 June 9 Bout Tickets Right Now at Our Website!
The After Party will be at Lucky's Pub again! They will be offering a free shuttle-service to and from the venue. Check out our website for more details! We can't wait to see you all this Saturday!
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