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 https://www.facebook.com/pages/Hispanic-Attack/


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. 


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