Hurry! Someone call the WHAMbulance!
It has been a while since we posted pics of our battle wounds. Here are some of our favorites in case there was any doubt in your mind that roller derby was a full-contact sport. WARNING: Don’t scroll down if you’re squeamish!
Thanks to our medics for volunteering their time and expertise at our bouts and scrimmage practices:
We also appreciate the generous services of our sponsor, Dr. Mike Rogerson. Rogerson Chiropractic is a family and sports chiropractic clinic in Santa Clara.
by Bitch Puddin’
The March 24th home opener against our rivals from over the hill was nothing less than amazing! Two bouts pitted both the travel and B teams of Silicon Valley and Santa Cruz against each other.
SVRG’s Dot Kamikazes vs. SCDG’s Boardwalk Bombshells
Both teams were well matched, staying within points of each other the entire bout. From the start it was all hit-it-and-quit-it, with the lead jammers getting their points and calling off the jam, doing what they could to prevent the opposing jammer from scoring. The Bombshells took the lead early and often at the beginning but were quickly taken over by the Dot’s strong walls.
There were five lead changes in the first half including one with the Bombshells on a power jam. That was immediately followed by the Dots gaining four points tying the game 39-39. By half time, SVRG ... Read More »
How did you find out about roller derby?
My brother told me about SVRG. As soon as knew it existed I was committed to doing it. The fact that the last pair of skates I wore was from Toys 'R' Us made no difference to me. I paid for bootcamp and all my equipment by modeling through Craigslist. Had I not done that, there would have been no way I could have afforded bootcamp.
What kind of skating skills or athletic abilities did you have before starting derby?
Me and my bestie, Corey, were die-hard roller skaters as kids. We used to lube up our wheels with my mom's sewing machine oil and go skate down any downward slope we could find. I also played softball from t-ball through college at DeAnza. I was a catcher, 1st baseman, and right fielder.
How did you derive ... Read More »
Over the past two Fridays, the Silicon Valley Roller Girls helped 1,600 needy children get backpacks full of school supplies for the coming school year. MaulyAnna, Frida Khill*ya, Smack Dahlia, Avida Sane, Sasha Degrader, Donna Diggler, Zootown Throwdown, Lizapalooza, and Raci Nikkers spent time packing the backpacks full of paper, notebooks, markers, calculators, USB drives, and other grade-appropriate supplies. Belle Wringer, Retox Fox, and Latin Crippler helped direct traffic and assist children in choosing their backpacks. We were happy to see so many children get the supplies they need to start another year of learning!