Port City Roller Derby would like to give individual shout-outs to our members who have made this league what it is. Each member has answered a few questions about themselves for you to get to know them better.
Without refs, NSOs, and volunteers, we wouldn’t even be able to have derby!
Ref Name and number: Refpocalypse #333
Derby Wife: Too many players I whistle at to be in the box with just one.
Real Name: DVO Snyder
Sign: The Twins
Hometown: Lyons NY
Boring Real Life Job: Manager at a vehicle garage
Fun PCRD Jobs/Responsibilities: Head Referee and entertainer and to whistle at derby chicks
When did you join PCRD and Why? In the beginning, 3+ years ago I believe. I LOVE to sK8 and roller derby gives me an agenda while doing it.
Real life info you’d like to share : I am Married to Kimberly (Rue. B. Revolver), a magnificent women, and I LOVE being alive knowing I’m with such a fantastic human I can call my beloved forever. Percussionist and artist extraordinaire. Deeply into science and the workings of life. I have a very fat cat named TISH and she has a sister that is my wife’s cat named LUNA.
Favorite Derby Memory: Every time I give a jammer “LEAD JAM”
Likes : Laughing, Flying, Digging, Running, Laughing, Jumping, Drawing, Laughing, Spending time with K$, Chocolate, Movies, Cats, Laughing, Drumming, Eating, Whistling at derby chicks.
Dislikes : I’ve NEVER been a fan of mean and rude people. I also am not a fan of mushrooms and getting dirty EVERYDAY. I digress…… I do like being DIRTY though.
Fun Fact : I have memorized the preamble to the constitution. I can say Supercalifragilisticexpiolidoshus BACKWARDS but I can’t spell it correctly. I can cross one eye or both, it don’t matter. I can juggle things and throw sharp things at targets and make them stay. and much much more.
Advice for new skaters/members: NOTHING EVER gets easier, you only get STRONGER. Competition is meant for ones SELF.
Favorite Quote: One who says “it cannot be done” should learn from the way of the one who is DOING IT. Every thing is a circle with edges and corners. there is NO up, down, left or right….ONLY toward and away.
And finally, here are some kind words that some of Dvo’s teammates have about him:
“Dvo has been an encouragement to my training and always had my back.” - Issac New Tim #29
“Refpocalypse is a classy fellow and a fantastic referee.” - Tommy Scar #748
“Dvo will have your back no matter what.” – Malevolent Angel #E-3
“Dvo is such a true asset to our team as our ref! He knows the rules in and out and though he often sent me to the box, I couldn’t imagine us without him!” – J-Rock-IT #3,2,1
“Refpocalypse. What can I say? He has strongly embraced his new Head Referee position and has shown and exemplified the true meaning of “Rules Dictionary”. He motivates, drives, and creates the most exciting atmosphere for our girls to practice in, and all with a smile and the encouragement of a big brother who always knows exactly what to say. Whether it be encouraging, humbling, or hilarious, he is always an asset to this league!” – Rue B. Revolver #22
And to break the mold a bit, one last word from Dvo on a compliment he had for the whole team:
You ladies are magnificent….. THANK YOU ALL FOR LETTING ME BE A PART OF YOUR LIFE!!!!
Refpocalypse loves to show off his amazing jumping skills whenever he can!
His “Zebra Santa” smoking jacket is always a big hit at the holidays!