MEET: Desi Cration

REAL NAME: Tavanna Porter
TEXAS ROLLERGIRL SINCE: 2007
TEAM AFFILIATION: Honky Tonk Heartbreakers, Texecutioners (2008-2009)
POSITIONS: Blocker, Pivot, Jammer (Triple Threat)
INTERESTING STATS: One of the hardest-hitting blockers in the history of the sport, Desi Cration once broke an opposing skater’s collarbone with a single hit. At the 2011 Texas Rollergirls Whammy Awards ceremony, Desi Cration was honored with the distinction of “Ms. Texas Rollergirl.”

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“Desi” and her Heartbreakers will be playing the 1st bout on Saturday, APRIL 21st – starting at 6:00pm. Make sure you get there early (doors at 5:15) to see the Heartbreakers take on the Hotrod Honeys. And, stick around for the second bout at 7:30pm – Hell Marys vs Hustlers!

DESI CRATION’S STORY
A visit to a Minnesota Rollergirls bout in 2005 was all it took to hook this world-renowned blocking beauty on roller derby. Having previously played rugby and ice hockey — the perfect precursor sports to roller derby — Desi Cration was the ideal candidate for strapping on a pair of roller skates and
knocking other girls around. She skated with the Minnesota Rollergirls for two years, captaining the all-star team, before moving to Austin to join the Texas Rollergirls in late 2007. Desi Cration has long had a scary reputation as a domineering blocker, but recently took some time off from derby so she
and her husband, Texas Rollergirls announcer Koolaid, could have their son, nicknamed KoolCration Creation. The 2012 season marks Desi Cration’s return to the Texas Rollergirls, one of the most anticipated second comings in derby history.

WHAT OTHERS SAY ABOUT DESI CRATION
“Desi Cration is one of the most feared, hardest-hitting, intense blockers in the country. I have seen her take out all the opposing blockers in one devastating move. It is great to have her back on the track. She is a wonderful teammate, has a wealth of derby knowledge and a work ethic like no other.”
– Honky Tonk Heartbreaker and Texecutioner Coach Kelli

Q&A WITH DESI CRATION
Q: What do you do when you’re not playing roller derby?
A: My day job is as an alcohol researcher and lab manager in a neuropharmacology lab at the University of Texas Austin. We research the effect of alcohol on behavior and neurological processes. The rest of my waking (and non-waking) hours are spent raising my 9-month-old son. In terms of
workouts, I try to run three to four times a week. In fact, I just completed my first half-marathon! I also do core and strength training. In my spare time, I, uhh, wait, what is spare time again?

Q: What keeps bringing you back to roller derby and the Texas Rollergirls organization?
A: I love the camaraderie. I love the competition. And I love being part of the league that started the flat track revolution.

Q: What’s your ultimate derby goal?
A: I would like to win a championship. I’ve never been on a home team that’s finished higher than third, or a travel team that’s finished higher than second. I feel very strongly 2012 will be the year those trends change.

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Season:
  • FEB 18
  • MAR 25
  • APR 22
  • MAY 20
  • JUN 17
  • JUL 15