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Secret Identity: "Jerrod Rhoades"
Referee

What's your day job?

Active Duty Air Force - I fly on planes!

When and how did you get into derby?

2016, when my kid started the local Junior Derby program.

How much of your time would you say you dedicate to roller derby (or roller derby related activities) in an average week?

8.5 hrs skating (or conditioning) and 2 hrs admin for the junior team.

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What kind of athletic experience did you have before getting involved with roller derby?

I used to distant run (like a turtle)

What's the most meaningful lesson you've learned from roller derby?

Always be supportive of the others around you, because it's magnified by a thousand in return.

What advice would you give to a new skater?

Be ok with falling/failing. Get weird on skates, and eventually what was once impossible becomes second nature.

Why is being a Middle Georgia Derby Demon important to you?

One big giant positive supportive atmosphere. And I can take what I'm learning and help my kid grow as a junior player.

What's one thing you wish everyone understood about this sport?

That it's one of the most exciting, fast paced sports to watch.

What's on your bout day/practice playlist?

Classic rock (which was also my running playlist)

Favorite post-bout/practice meal?

Pig brings donuts and cookies for after practice... those are good..... and evil.

Hobbies outside of roller derby?

There's time outside of derby for anything other than family?

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Inspirational quote:
"Define interesting." 
"Oh god, oh god, we're all going to die?"
- Malcolm Reynolds/Hoban Washburne, Firefly
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