Vicious Van GoGo

Skater name: Vicious Van GoGo
Skater number: 1853
Position: Jammer, Blocker

TEXAS ROLLERGIRL SINCE: 2007
TEAM AFFILIATION: Hotrod Honeys, Texecutioners
POSITIONS: Jammer, Blocker, Pivot (Triple Threat)
INTERESTING STATS: After her triumphant return to the Texas Rollergirls league in 2011, Vicious Van GoGo astounded her derby opponents with an even more elevated level of play than her previous skating mastery displayed. Her derby heroism was honored at the 2011 Texas Rollergirls Whammy Awards ceremony, at which Vicious Van GoGo received eight awards (the most of the year for any one skater), including league Jammer of the Year, Most Valuable Player for the Texecutioners and the Fans’ Favorite Texas Rollergirl.

VICIOUS VAN GOGO’S STORY
From the time Vicious Van GoGo joined the Texas Rollergirls, she has taken opposing skaters by surprise, leaving blockers flabbergasted and astonished as she jams through them with elegance, dexterity and a quick flash of a smile. Despite her jamming genius, Vicious Van GoGo is as admirable as a blocker, often catching her opponents off-balance as she ambushes them with a perfectly executed hip-check. Known
for her alluring midriff and her coy grin, Vicious Van GoGo — a formidable artist in real life — has created an entirely new art in the form of her derby play. From her season skating with the Mad Rollin’ Dolls in Wisconsin and captaining the league’s Dairlyland Dolls all-star travel team, to her exultant return to the Texas Rollergirls during the 2011 season, Vicious Van GoGo continues to be a real work of derby art.

WHAT OTHERS SAY ABOUT VICIOUS VAN GOGO
“At first glance, Vicious Van GoGo could be seen as the girl next door who everyone enjoys that quietly goes about her business with a pleasant smile. As much as that is true, there is so much more behind the Texas Rollergirl who has become infamous for her athletic flair, bandanna style and signature midriff. A true triple threat on the track, she forces opposing teams to adjust. Off the track, her contributions greatly help the derby universe. No embellishment here, Vicious Van GoGo is simply skate of the art in every sense.” – Texas Rollergirls Announcer Chip Queso

Q&A WITH VICIOUS VAN GOGO
Q: What is it about roller derby and the Texas Rollergirls that keeps you so dedicated?
A:
I played sports growing up and love being on the track, field, court, etc. Practice time and game time always seemed like the one place I could escape to from the things going on in life for a while. Derby has the same feeling of escape but an added element of deep friendships that keep me coming back. Playing derby makes me happy. I can’t help smiling when I’m skating because I have been and am privileged to skate with some of the best teammates against some of the best competitors.

Q: What are you most looking forward to with the 2012 home season and with the Texecutioners?
A:
I’m looking forward to playing another great season with the Texecutioners, as well as with my home team. I think this season is going to be a strong competitive season. Last season with the Texecutioners was a dream season for me. I was very fortunate to be in the jammer rotation. I look forward to collaborating, training and skating with the Texecutioners. There are some amazing games planned for this year, especially this summer! 

Q: What’s your ultimate derby goal?
A:
I was able to reach one of my rookie goals this season by getting to be a go-to jammer for the Texecutioners. And I would be lying if I didn’t say a goal is to be victoriously holding the WFTDA Championship trophy (the Hydra) after a hard-fought weekend. Ultimately, I would like to have a few more years of skating with and against different skaters from different parts of the world.

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