Skater of the Month


June Jerby of the Month: Candy Jawbreaker

Posted on July 2nd, by Phyllis Killer in Uncategorized. Comments Off

Congratulations to Candy Jawbreaker for being June Jerby of the Month!

Candy Jawbreaker (isn’t that a fantastic name?) has been doing Junior Derby for a long time and is always cheerful and a great player. Candy has also been getting a chance this past year to play more derby outside the team, filling in spots on other teams as needed. She's one of those secret weapons!

1. What is your derby name and number and how did you decide on it?

My derby name is Candy Jawbreaker. My mom and I came up with my name and thought it was perfect because I’m super sweet, but I’ll also hurt you. My number’s 44 just because it’s my lucky number.

2. How long have you been with Junior Derby? How did you decide to play/find derby?

I have been with SVRG Junior Derby for almost 3 ... Read More »


Skater of the Month: Stevie Knickers

Posted on December 21st, by Leigh in Skater of the Month. 3 comments

It is more likely that you will hear Stevie Knickers before you see her. Selling tickets, grilling hot dogs, engaging an audience, Stevie is out and about at SVRG events. She is an unstoppable force who is equally intimidating and absolutely loveable. She retired from competitive roller derby this summer after she was part of the team that won the inaugural Attack of the C Squads tournament in Sonora, CA. Married to Brigid Fitch, Stevie is a beloved member of the community. Congratulations on being voted in as the December 2013 Skater of the Month, Stevie! We love you.

You recently retired from SVRG after skating with the league for years. Tell us about that transition back into civilian life.
It’s been pleasant, actually. I cried like a baby after my last bout, because it was quite overwhelming. I felt joy, relief, ... Read More »



Skater of the Month: Patty Hearse

Posted on November 15th, by Leigh in Skater of the Month. 2 comments

Patty Hearse is aggressive, fearless and often downright terrifying on the track. But despite how she may appear to her opponents, to the Silicon Valley Roller Girls Patty Hearse is a warm and thoughtful league member who is the November Skater of the Month. In fact, she was previously voted to be the Skater of the Month in April 2012 (http://svrollergirls.com/skater-of-the-month-patty-hearse) while she was learning to play roller derby. Soon thereafter, Patty made it through tryouts and was invited to join the league in July 2012. She quickly made her way onto a KillaBytes roster and has never looked back. A leader on and off the track, she’s well known by fans. At the next bout, listen for them to chant “Hearse! Hearse! Hearse!” as Patty makes her way around the track during team introductions and when she takes the ... Read More »



Skater of the Month: Kraken Rox

Posted on October 16th, by Leigh in Skater of the Month. Comments Off

A relatively new league skater, long-time NSO and volunteer Kraken Rox is our October 2013 Skater of the Month. Dedicated, hard-working and fun, she has stepped up to take on a number of roles within SVRG. No matter what challenge she faces, Kraken meets it head on with a smile. Elected to serve as the Head of Public Relations, Kraken is an important member of our league off the track, where she develops relationships and identifies opportunities for SVRG to shine. Congratulations, Kraken!

How did you get into roller derby?
My sister has been involved in derby for the past seven years, first as a skater and now as a referee. I had a big life change a year ago and decided it was time for something new and radical.

What kind of skating skills or athletic abilities did you have before starting ... Read More »



Skater of the Month: Take-Out Dinah

Posted on September 24th, by Leigh in Skater of the Month. Comments Off

Our September Skater of the Month will slay you with her kindness and brilliant smile. Take-Out Dinah began her derby journey when she attended an SVRG bout. At the beginning of 2013, Dinah transferred to SVRG from the Peninsula Roller Girls, and rostered throughout the season for each the KillaBytes and the Hard Drivers. Dinah is a double threat jammer and blocker, always up to play any position. If you ever saw her doing push-ups, it was because she had been overheard apologizing - there’s no “sorry!” in roller derby. She will either quit apologizing, or will have killer arms.

Congratulations Dinah, and good luck on your move! Your SVRG leaguemates hope they love you as much in New York as we do here in Silicon Valley.

How did you get into roller derby?
I had just moved to California and was ... Read More »



Skater of the Month: Adrinaline Crush

Posted on August 16th, by Leigh in Skater of the Month. 1 Comment

A force for SVRG both on and off the track, Adrinaline Crush is our August 2013 Skater of the Month. Adri joined SVRG as a skater in early 2012 after graduating from our Bootcamp program (known then as Culo Whippin’). Her skating skills developed quickly and she earned a place on our all-star roster, the Dot.Kamikazes, in the second half of 2012. She is a quick and agile blocker who comes out of nowhere to thwart opposing blockers and jammers on the track. Elected to serve as the Head of Sponsorship for the 2013 season, Adri has been in the community developing relationships and creating partnerships with our fantastic business partners. Congratulations, Adri!

How did you get into roller derby?
I went to my first bout about 6 years ago. I had heard about derby from an old friend and I dragged ... Read More »



Skater of the Month: Pandamonium

Posted on July 19th, by Leigh in Skater of the Month. 1 Comment

It’s bittersweet to celebrate our July 2013 Skater of the Month, Pandamonium. Long-time head coach of SVRG, Panda retired after our June 22 home doubleheader. Ever the super organized and planful coach, Panda began the transition months ago, which you can read about in her DerbyLife article. Panda was previously voted our Skater of the Month in March 2011.

Because she had been previously interviewed as SotM, Panda was gracious enough to answer some coach and transition-specific questions this time around.

Congratulations, Panda! All of us at SVRG wish you the best in your new adventures.

You started coaching SVRG in 2007 while still a skater for B.A.D. Girls. How did you make the transition from skater to coach?
The transition from skater to coach came at a time when I saw the best way to contribute to a league with the talents was ... Read More »



Skater of the Month: Brigid Fitch

Posted on June 12th, by Leigh in Skater of the Month. 2 comments

Our June Skater of the Month is a valued, long-time member of the SVRG community. Brigid Fitch began her derby journey four years ago, and in the process participated in Bootcamp, helped to found the Circuit Jerks program, overcame serious injury, and contributed in countless ways. She is currently a skater for both the KillaBytes and the Hard Drivers. Number 0K (that’s zero Kelvin for the scientifically inclined) recently skated with the Hard Drivers at the Battle of the C Squads tournament in Sonora. Congratulations, Fitch!

How did you get into roller derby?
My friend Shannon took me to a Bay Area Derby Girls bout and I thought it was the coolest thing I’d ever seen. A little research led me to SVRG. I enrolled in an upcoming SVRG Bootcamp and thus began one of the greatest adventures of my ... Read More »



Skater of the Month: Leigh Featherstone

Posted on May 7th, by Leigh in Skater of the Month. Comments Off

Our May 2013 Skater of the Month was nominated for her work off the track and even-tempered demeanor. Leigh started playing derby in 2010 and transferred to SVRG in July 2012. A member of the KillaBytes, she’s a blocker who loves to steal the jammer panty when an opportunity presents itself. Congratulations, Leigh!

How did you get into roller derby?
Back when I lived in Champaign, Illinois, I came across a flyer for a league just getting started. I was still new to the area and thought it would be a great way to meet new people. I showed up at the next practice and was hooked.

What kind of skating skills or athletic abilities did you have before starting derby?
I played soccer and swam competitively throughout my childhood.

How did you derive your derby name?
I don’t use one anymore! I skated under the name ... Read More »



Skater of the Month: Surge

Posted on April 9th, by Leigh in Skater of the Month. Comments Off

Nominated for dominating on the track, Surge is our April 2013 Skater of the Month. She started playing derby in Fall 2011, and she’s been tearing up the track ever since. A member of the Dot.Kamikazes, you’ll be able to watch her dynamic jamming this month at the Dust Devil tournament. Congratulations, Surge!

How did you find out about roller derby?
One of my older sisters told me about boot camp, and nudged me to give it a go.

What kind of skating skills or athletic abilities did you have before starting derby?
I’ve been sporty my whole life.  My big sports were softball for 12 years and wrestling for 6 years.
What is your greatest strength as a skater/what do you contribute most to the team?
I like to think that I can play jammer or blocker, and that my team and I are ... Read More »




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