Team: OCRG (Orange County Roller Girls)
Inter-league Classification: Psycho Ex-Girlfriends
Position: All, but mostly pivot and blocker
Romantic Status: Boyfriend
Favorite Movie? SLAPSHOT
What got you interested in roller derby? Violence and Roller Skates!
What's been your biggest injury so far? Broken Finger
What's one of your favorite memories from a bout? Winning Reno. The odds were against us, we were short handed, cold (playing outside), at a high elevation and couldn’t breathe, and somehow won. We went totally nuts.
What's the hardest part of playing? Dedicating the all the time needed to keep the league running and get all the practice in.
Is there anything about the sport you wish more people understood? That we are not paid, and in fact pay dues to keep it going.
Do you tend to play a character while skating or is what you put out on the rink pretty much your own personality? Playing a character depends on the type of game. Travel games that rank us, I take pretty seriously, but interleague games all about fun and playing for the crowd. Exaggerated penalties always get them going, as does hitting a girl into the crowd.
What's your personal derby/life motto? “That’s going to leave a mark” / "Some folks like the water. Some folks like the wine. I like the taste of straight strychnine"
To keep up to date with Strychnine and the OCRG, you can add their profile at Myspace. You can also add the Psycho Ex-Girlfriends profile there as well. Not Myspace inclined? You can check out the league's main website as well, www.ocrollergirls.com.
The OCRG is also accepting donations from fans in order to help keep the girls properly outfitted in the correct protective gear. Click here to donate via PayPal. Even better, if you're from Orange County (or anywhere close by in the Southern California area), make sure to come to the bouts. Fan support isn't just appreciated in the form of dollars. It's the screaming and chanting of the fans that can get a player back up on her feet after a spill. A sport where you're not breathing the thin air from cheap, high stadium seating? Where you can see the blood up close on the rink? Yeah, tell me that's not better than those "standard" sports.
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