NSOs, Volunteers, Coaches, and Referees
We greatly appreciate these folks, for the time they donate to our league they make it possible for us to skate! Thank You!
Derby Name- Trey La’Trash
Coach Extraordinaire of the All Stars and French Broads
Joined BRRG 2009 as a referee
Played sports since the age of 4, skated since childhood.
Saw derby at a bike rally and fell in love with it, found it was something I could do with my sister Cussed’Em ChopHer and we were able to have something in common.
Derby Name- Lil Bit
Job- Bench Coach
I met and fell in love with BRRG in during a recruitment in the winter of 2009.
I feel like Ive done it all with Blue Ridge. Ive been a Fearleader, an NSO, and a committee chair. Ive even been Fresh Meat and practiced with the team for a season, but alas, never became scrimmage or bout eligible. Prior to this season I began ref training when I was asked if I would like to give bench coaching a try. Would I!
When Im not doing stuff for BRRG, I am skating for and helping run my OTHER roller derby league. On Mondays I see my husband. Who has learned a lot about cooking.
Skates: Sure Grip Rebel Invader with DA45 plates, Atom G-Rods with Poison pushers.
likes: sewing, music, dancing, otters, shiny things, napping, kindness, the interwebs
dislikes: frogs, hypocrites, caraway seeds, humidity, jerks
Derby Name- Prince Albert
a.k.a. The Prince of Blue Ridge
Started announcing: February 2011
Favorite thing about being with BRRG: bragging on the Rollergirls, talking to the fans, roadtrips, afterparties, and theres nothing like knowing a big group of tough women have got your back
Gear: Shure SM58 wireless mic,
Tattoos done at Diamond Thieves Body Piercing & Tattoo (most of ‘em)
Favorite Derby moment: introducing the Rollergirls
Most embarassing Derby moment: I accidentally missed a skaters intro, and when I was done she said “hey, you forgot me” (no, it wasnt at a Blue Ridge bout)
Has been riding motorcycles since 1993.
Favorite place to ride: The Dragon at Deals Gap and any other twisty road
Derby Name: Flyn Monkey - Govt name: Cougar Bait
Seasons involved: 1 w/ Eastern Iowa Outlaws, 2 w/ BRRG
How I got involved: spectated for 2 years and some skater friends of mine started Eastern Iowa Outlaws (E.I.O.) and needed refs, so my derby career started.
Likes: atom wheels, red skates and I-Lie(Kit Ruff).
I Lie Kit Ruff
BRRG Referee/NSO/Photographer and seamstress!
Derby Name- Mean Latifah
How long have you been skating? Ive skated all my life but Ive been training to be a ref for about 5 months.
How did you get involved in derby? Coma N. Ducer recruited me!!
Favorite skaters- Coma and Skelly
Derby Name- Waggle
Volunteer/ Member of BRRG Merch Committee
Waggles has been volunteering with BRRG since spring 2010
She slings all of BRRG awesome merch at our home bouts!!
Stop by our merch table and say Hi to Waggle!!!
Derby Name: Polli Slamherass
Volunteer jobs- NSO/Referee
I have skated since I was a kid, but became involved with Blue Ridge in Jan. ‘12
My real job is working as a Pediatric Nurse.
Likes are: reading, running, snowboarding, roller skating of course, making pottery, and being a mom.
Dislikes: Mean people
Derby Name- Emma D. Straction
Volunteer/NSO since Jan 2011, Super Fan since April 2010. I work the penalty box and score for BRRG and other teams in the area. Also a member of Fundraising and Sponsorship Committees for BRRG.
Favorite part is all the wonderful friends we have met and fun road trips we have had the opportunity to go on. Won the 1st Super Fan Award in Dec 2010 with my husband.
Real job-I am the secretary for the Vascular OR at Mission Hospital
BikerDown WNC Board member, Concerned Bikers Association, Harley Owners Group, and member of Land of the Sky Chapter of International Association of Administrative Professional and a Notary Public in NC.
Likes-I like to go on motorcycle road trips with my husband, weve been from Key West to Canada and the Mid-West.
How did you get into derby? The first time we took a road trip and it wasnt to a motorcycle event but to an out of state roller derby bout I knew we were hooked.
Skates-I have Riedell R3 Black Speed Skates
My name is Nadia BFF. I started out with BRRG as a Fearleader about 2 years ago, then graduated to being an NSO last year. Now Im a baby ref in training. What I love about being involved with BRRG is the camraderie, the opportunity to skate, and improve my skating, and the game itself.
Special Thanks to all our Photographers:
And Mr. ChopHer for his help at every bout, he is the Blue Ridge handyman and jack of all trade. Thank You for all you do!