Name: Intensive Scare
Years in Roller Derby: part of the league for 10.5 years.
Roles in the league: Played on the High Rollers for 7 years, coached juniors for about 7 years, president of the league for 6 years, team captain 1 season, bench coached High Rollers 2 seasons.
What brought me to RCR? I took my daughter to a bout in 2006, the second? I think. It looked like fun, women run and body positive. I tried out (in the first official tryouts) soon after.
Volunteering with RCR: For many years the Rose City Rollers gave me so much, sort of like the old punk rock adage, roller derby saved my life. I gave back in thanks.
Name: Mike Chexx
Years in roller derby: 8 years
Roles in the league: Announcer, Travel Team Coach,
What brought you to Rose City Rollers? At first, it was Viagrra Falls. My wife (Miss Ann Cash) knew Viagrra Falls , and she kept insisting that we come watch her skate. So, Miss Ann and I took her son to a bout for his 7th birthday. Whereas he was not impressed (The King scared him for some reason), we really enjoyed the event.
I was drawn in by the sport. It was fast paced, physical, and fun! Susan B Anarchy and Carpe Demon taught us quite a bit about the sport when we would join them track side.
One night, during a bout, an announcement was made asking for volunteers interested in announcing. I emailed Draggin’ Lady about the opportunity. She interviewed me in a bar, and agreed to bring me on board. That’s where it all began.
What does volunteering with RCR mean to you? I’m extremely happy to be a part of the roller derby community here in Portland that is dedicated to helping develop positive personal empowerment, and supporting other causes throughout the greater Portland area. I am thankful that I have a talent that I can use to help promote that community, and the sport it was built around.