Skater of the Month: Teddy Wreck-Spin
I was originally asked to announce for SVRG. I saw how much fun everyone was having on skates so I decided to join in.
I played a little bit of football and baseball when I was a kid. I rollerbladed when it was really cool. My whole family is very athletic, it was time I joined the party.
“Teddy Ruxpin” was the creepy talking bear from the '80s. Someone else thought of it for me and I took it. I’m horrible at that sort of thing.
I love to jam ref. Front inside pack is also a favorite of mine. I love skating backwards.
I think I would do best as a pivot. I’d be best known for ruining your day.
I’m pretty capable of skating all ref positions. I like to be able to show up to a bout and have many options to be able to help out.
I’ve met so many amazing and beautiful people through derby, the SVRG zebras/skaters are the best. In the 2 seasons I’ve reffed derby I’ve also lost almost 70lbs. Derby has changed my life. I don’t like to think about what I would do without it.
I fell on my skate once and got a wheel up the butt. Sitting down was tough for about a week. Luckily, that’s the worst I’ve been hurt.
I recently took over as head of PR/Marketing for SVRG. It’s been great to work with these girls in such a capacity. SVRG has done a lot for me and I like to give back.
I work in radio. I also have my own podcast, teddyandchris.com.
Being a skating ref is 80% game/rules knowledge and 20% skating. If you know how to skate that’s awesome, but you need to know the game. I like it when a skater approaches me before or after a game and says, “I’m so glad you’re here.” It’s the best feeling.