Thursday, August 15, 2013

Streaming Info on MVC2013

Thanks to our friends at WUSP, the Mohawk Valley Cup 2013 will feature both a video and audio stream of the weekend!
The audio feed will start at 1pm on Saturday, the video will be up for all games.
We couldn't be happier to work with some awesome folks (Tom, Chance, and Max Coyne; Paul LaPorte) who endeavor to professionally cover local and regional sports (plus some NY Mets!) and fill a serious void in coverage for our local high schools, regional MMA events, and others.
So, first off- head over to and bookmark that site!
Next, do us a favor and get on facebook and like their page!

The streams will be available on their website, via their Apple app, their Android app, or via their Tune-In app (where they are listed as 1550AM WUSP), and, of course, the audio on local radio in the Utica-Rome area at 95.5 FM or 1550 AM.

Monday, July 22, 2013

MVC 2013 Bracket Pick-Em Challenge

Fill out a bracket for MVC 2013 using the link below and be entered for a chance to win a $50 gift certificate to Bruised Boutique Skate Shop!

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Announcing our Head Officials!

The Quadfathers are excited to announce that we have taken an important step in our home league organizational structure with the addition of a formal Head Ref and Head NSO.
We are lucky enough to have a great pool of officials who regularly lend their services to help us out in our home events (and even travel with us in some cases!), but until recently we have relied on appointed skaters to organize our officials crews and have also relied heavily on our sister league, Central New York Roller Derby, for the organizational parts of getting crews together.

Without further adieu, we'd like to introduce and welcome Organic Panic as our Head Ref, and Fatal Exception as our Head NSO!!

Panic came to the area as a former skater from Suburbia Roller Derby, skated with CNY, and has since switched over to full time officiating, while running an amazing farm that keeps our bouts' awash in healthy fresh veggies. Her knowledge from a skater perspective led to an easy transition to refereeing, and she certainly knows how to deal with the boys on the track.

Fatal is a recent graduate of CNY's new skater training program, and has hit the ground running a big way since last winter, diving into NSO work while learning to be a skater at the same time. After attending the WFTDA NSO clinic at ECDX, and getting pulled into the Mass vs NYSE bout to NSO, she is excited about men's derby and her organizational skills are top notch.

For the 2014 season, these two will be our point people for officials' assignments for home bouts, as well as organizing officials who wish to travel with the team. They can be reached at and respectively

Tonight's co-ed scrimmage will be their debut as officials' organizers, so please join us in welcoming them to their new positions!

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Announcing the Officials of MVC 2013!

We are pleased to announce the officiating crews for Mohawk Valley Cup 2013. As always, we couldn't do it without these folks, and we very much appreciate their willingness to travel to Rome and help us make this tournament a success!

Tournament Head Ref:
Miss Trial
THR Apprentice: Punk You

Tournament Head Non-Skating Official:
Danger Prone Daphne
THNSO Apprentice: Traeonna


CHR: Anne Persand
IPR: Ian Fluenza
JR: Psi’d Kick
JR: Rockity Roller
OPR: Potomac Ripper
OPR: Manic Hottie
OPR: Brad Religion
ALT: Pushup Zebra

CHR: Lethe L. Ejection
IPR: Bambilance
JR: Three-Day Bender
JR: Punk You
OPR: Trickster
OPR: Freddie Mercenary
OPR: EmPower
ALT: Drop Dead Gorgon

CHR: Sugar Daddy
JR: Roo Lyn Forcer
JR: Ref In Peace
OPR: Chopsaw
OPR: gritty purl
OPR: Just Mo
ALT: Sheila E. Ject'Ya


CHNSO: Goldie Gloves
Penalty Tracker: Goldie Gloves
Inside Whiteboard: DJ Scooby Doom
Penalty Wrangler: Headless Horsman
Jam Timer: Duck N. Shover
Score Tracker: Fantasmic
Score Tracker: Shimmy Hendrix
Score Board: GI Jerome
Penalty Box Manager: Bettie Mercury
Penalty Box Timer: Danger Prone Daphne
Penalty Box Timer: Mo Torhead
Line Up Tracker: Betty White Stripes
Line Up Tracker: X'SV Force

CHNSO: Izzy Normous
Penalty Tracker: Ruh Roh
Inside Whiteboard: Wreckordian
Penalty Wrangle:r Izzy Normous
Jam Timer: Davie Darko
Score Tracker: Traeonna
Score Tracker: Kilty Conscience
Score Board: awful waffle
Penalty Box Manager: Funny Pack
Penalty Box Timer: Badd Chadditude
Penalty Box Timer: Jedi Mind Trixi
Line Up Tracker: MacGyver
Line Up Tracker: Heavy Mental

Thursday, June 20, 2013

2nd Edition of The Quadfathers HIt List

The second edition of the Quadfathers Hit List is hot off the virtual presses and features one of the two Quadfathers who are trying out for Team USA in Chicago this weekend. Along with our first featured skater on the Hit List, Brandon Scherz, Wildstyle is also representing The Quadfathers at the tryouts. Before making the long drive West, Wildstyle was gracious enough to answer some questions for the second edition of The Hit List.

What is your derby name?

What’s the history behind it?
I am wild and I have style. No, actually, it is the name of a 1980's graffiti film - Wild Style. Thought it was cool. I was originally going to go with Powdered Toast Dan- but there was already a powdered something or other on TwoEvils and I didn't think it was going to be accepted.

What number do you wear?

Why did you choose it?
It's the southeast Pennsylvania area code, where I grew up.

What is your role in the league?
I am sort of like the goalie in hockey - I get ignored by my team and they allow the other team to beat me up and knock me around while I do my best to keep the score in our favor. I think the common term is "jammer".

I also do the merch.

What is your preferred position on the track?

I actually prefer blocking, but I'm fairly mediocre at it since I jam the entire game.

What’s your pre-derby athletic background?

I was a fruit booter and threw myself down flights of stairs.

How would you describe your skating style?

Aggressive and unrelenting.

What would you say are your greatest strengths as a skater?
The ability to not care, speed, and quick hoppy feet.

What is your proudest accomplishment in roller derby and why?
I would have to say when I won MVP against the Burlington Bomb Quads(now Vermont Men's Roller Derby) two years ago. The game was the week after my grandfather died and I dedicated that game to him and scored some ridiculous amount of points.

Which one of your teammates do you look up to most, and why?
I used to look up to Die-Lon, and well, he stopped playing. I could always be like, "Dude, go make me a hole real quick" and he would completely demolish the entire pack and after the jam ask me "Were those holes good enough?" after I got a 12-0 jam or something. Now I look up to B. Scherz because I'm always on the ground when he hits me and well, he's above me at that point. WEIRD, ITS LIKE THEYRE BROTHERS OR SOMETHING.

What is your best memory of the 2012 MRDA season?
TOTALLY NOT that time I broke my ankle playing Montreal, but coming back and playing my first game against Montreal and telling Patricide not to break me again on the first jam. Also, giving Ferrari Kid a hug at the end of the Quadfathers/Vermont Men's Roller Derby game at Mohawk Valley Cup. Ragequitting the game against Albany at MVC after getting smacked in the face by a jam ref calling lead jammer as I was coming up the inside without an apology was kinda awesome too. (KIDDING IT SUCKED)

What is your motivational quote?
Either "You don't skate with your arms, curlbro" or "Cheat to win". Going to blame Eddie Guerrero for that one. Or maybe Lance Armstrong. Who knows.

How did you get involved with roller derby?
A coworker invited me to go watch a the Quadfathers play the Connecticut Death Quads and I was like "I can do that." So I showed up two days later wearing a baby blue shirt with two unicorns having sex with a rainbow in the background. Grambo told me he was like "is this guy for real" and well, yeah.

Finally, is there anything I didn’t ask you about that you want to talk about?


Join the rest of the Quadfathers in wishing both Wildstyle and Brandon Scherz the best of luck in trying out for Team USA this weekend. Also, many thanks to Walter Romero/Hispanic Attack for his excellent photo of Wildstyle. You can see more of Walter's work at
Next up for the Quadfathers is a home bout against the Ottawa Slaughter Squad on Saturday July 13th. The Ottawa bout will be the first bout in a doubleheader with the second half of the doubleheader featuring CNY Roller Derby's Utica Clubbers against the defending league champion Rome Wreckers. Both the Clubbers and Wreckers are coached by members of the Quadfathers (Tom-A-Hawk for the Clubbers, Doom Buggy and Bobby Brady for the Wreckers). This bout will also be at the New Hartford Rec Center, rather than at Rome's JFK Arena.
After that bout, The Quadfathers will travel to Barre, VT on the 27th of July for an away bout against Vermont Men's Roller Derby.
Hope to see you at one or both of the bouts!

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Taking a knee during the National Anthem?!

During the intros at Saturday's bout, we noticed a few shocked (maybe horrified is the right word) faces in the crowd during the National Anthem when the players for the men's bout took a knee. Specifically, a couple of extended family of our local derby community who are military veterans. We asked the announcers to explain this quickly, but just in case anyone didnt hear it, we wanted to put this out there as an FYI for all our fans and supporters.
The reason the skaters took a knee is NOT any sign of disrespect or protest for our country. You see, our insurance coverage and the safety protocol we have to follow is predicated upon everyone who has wheels strapped to their feet also being in full gear- meaning that we are wearing a helmet and have it strapped on.
Since everyone knows its disrespectful to wear a hat (or helmet) during the National Anthem, we remove them. Which means we cannot be standing on our skates as long as the helmets are off.
We consider it the lesser of the two evils to take a knee with our helmets off rather than to stand and keep the helmets on.

So, please let your family and friends know that when they see this happening- its for safety's sake- not some political protest. Thanks for your time!

Thursday, May 30, 2013

Hotel Information for Mohawk Valley Cup 2013!

For MVC 2013, we have worked out a deal with a local hotel, the Days Inn of Oriskany NY. They have quoted us a price of $64.99 per room per night. This rate expires at the end of June, so you have to book early to get in on it.
Use this link to book, or call them directly at 315-736-0100
When booking online or by phone, use rate code "MVCP" to get our tournament rate.

The hotel is approximately 8 miles from the venue. You can see a map here with the recommended travel route to and from the arena. There are cab companies who will travel this route if needed.

 As an added bonus, the afterparty on Sunday night will be held at this hotel!

Ticket information for MVC itself can be found here:
Weekend passes will only be available via online sale, so get them early or pay more at the door for day passes.

For anyone who would like to stay closer to the venue, there is also a Quality Inn (with a Denny's in the same building) about 1 mile from the venue.
There is also an Econo Lodge about  1.2 miles from venue
Neither of these hotels has any MVC specials however.

Thursday, April 18, 2013

The Premiere Edition of The Quadfathers Hit List

In anticipation of our first sanctioned MRDA bout of the season, this Saturday the 20th against the Capital District Trauma Authority, The Quadfathers are excited to share what will be a recurring feature on our website; The Quadfathers Hit List. On a regular basis leading up to the 2013 Mohawk Valley Cup, we will be featuring our skaters on this page, and letting our fans learn a little more about the men on the track by answering some questions about roller derby.

Our initial version of The Quadfathers Hit List features the 2013 Captain of the Quadfathers, #35, Brandon Scherz. 

What is your derby name?

- B.Scherz

What’s the history behind it?
-Its my real name

What number do you wear?
- 35

Why did you choose it? 
-This was my number for hockey. I was a goalie at R.F.A.

What is your role in the league?
- Captain and Head of Recruitment

What is your preferred position on the track?
- I will do anything

What’s your pre-derby athletic background? 
-Hockey, Lacrosse, Soccer

How would you describe your skating style?
- Violent

What would you say are your greatest strengths as a skater? 
-I have a very wide stance when i skate. This comes from playing goalie in hockey and wearing     big giant pads on my legs. This makes me very stable and low to the ground making it more difficult to knock me down.

What is your proudest accomplishment in roller derby and why? 
-Becoming captain after my rookie season

Which one of your teammates do you look up to most, and why? 
-Graham Espe because he is one of the founding members of our team and without him I might not be playing derby.

What is your best memory of the 2012 MRDA season? 
-The Mohawk Valley Cup

What is your motivational quote?
- I don't really have a motivational quote. But growing up playing sports I have always been told you play how you practice. So I always push myself in practice so that the games come easier.

How did you get involved with roller derby? 
-My brother Dylan used to play

Finally, is there anything I didn’t ask you about that you want to talk about?
- If you have never been to one of our games you should definitely check it out. I promise to give out some bone jarring hits on a regular basis for your viewing pleasure.

Thanks to Walter Romero, AKA Hispanic Attack, for the use of the photo of Brandon. You can see more of his work, including more great derby photos at

Also,thanks to Brandon for taking the time to answer some questions and letting our fans get to know a little more about him. 

Check back soon for the next edition of The Quadfathers Hit List and more information about the Mohawk Valley Cup. 

Also, don't forget to use our Amazon Affiliate Link when you shop on Every little bit helps! See you all on Saturday!

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Mohawk Valley Cup 2013 Ticket Information!!!

Get your weekend passes for the Mohawk Valley Cup!

Tickets for the 2013 Mohawk Valley Cup will be for sale online until August 16th, 2013. Weekend passes are $25 each and only available online. Single Day passes are also available online for $15. Weekend passes will not be available at the door, so buy your weekend passes online now! 

To purchase your tickets, go to

Kids under 10 are free.

We hope to see you there!

Saturday, February 2, 2013

MVC 2013- The Teams!

The Quadfathers are excited to announce the team invitations for the 2013 Mohawk Valley Cup.
We spent a lot of time trying to make the process of deciding invitations as fair and objective as possible, and we hate to leave any team out that wants to come, especially some of those who we have developed great relationships with in the northeast. We decided to make two distinct pools- top 10 teams, and teams ranked lower than 10, and pick 4 of the 8 teams from each pool. We felt this system would contribute to more exciting semi-final and final matchups and ultimately to a better fan/spectator experience. Since NYSE and The Quadfathers were automatic invites and each fell into one of these categories, it left 3 spots open to fill in each category. So we did a random draw of the remaining teams in each category to accomplish the final list.
We are very excited that Mohawk Valley Cup 2013 will be the first ever men's roller derby tournament of the modern era to feature teams from 3 countries!

Competing at the 2013 Mohawk Valley Cup will be (in alphabetical order by league name):
Capital District Trauma Authority (Albany, NY)
Manchester Roller Derby (Manchester, UK)
Mass Maelstrom (Lancaster, MA)
Montreal Men's Roller Derby (Montreal, Quebec, Canada)
New York Shock Exchange (NYC, NY)
Puget Sound Outcast Derby (Tacoma, WA)
The Quadfathers (Utica, NY)
Your Mom Men's Derby (Des Moines, IA)

For the teams that didnt make it in- we will contact you with details on a wait list. If any invited team does not get their payment in on time by June 1st, or backs out, their spots will open up (in order of list) to you.
We thank everyone for their interest and submissions, and hope the event remains in demand for 2014 to see some of the teams that didnt make the draw this year.
Also, keep checking the MRDA website for information on the officials' clinic scheduled for the Thurs-Fri before the Cup at the venue- there may be openings for scrimmages on Friday.