Name Grumpy Old Man (Wayne Weinstein)
League Affiliation Greenville Derby Dames
How did you become involved with Roller Derby? Spent many Saturdays watching on TV as a “kid” and going to as many games I could get to. My favorite game.
How Long Have You Been Involved in Derby? 5 Years
Any Hobbies Outside of Derby? Restoring antique vending machines have quite a few
Day Job to Feed Derby Habit? I/T guy 32 years
Favorite Food? Food
Favorite Music to Get You Bout Ready? Classic Rock
Favorite Thing About Reffing? When I reffed it was different we all were just starting out. Learning the rules and enforcing them.
Most Hated Thing About Reffing? Fast packs not the greatest skater
Most Challenging Thing About Reffing? For me the back talk
Most Common Misconception About Refs? We call what we want to call hate that
How Do You Prepare for an Upcoming Bout? Pace until the whistle is ready to go.
How Has Derby Changed You? Emptied my bank account.
Worst Injury? A complete split tore both groin muscles (No more Reffing)
Favorite Position to Ref? I only did inside.
Least Favorite Position to Ref? Jam Ref (again not a great skater)
Do You Have A Favorite Call to Make? Why? Any violation of the rules.
Favorite Derby Moment? Very first trip to ECDX
How Do You Handle the Stress/Pressure's of Reffing? Don’t have any I now NSO
How has time/experience changed how you ref a game? As an NSO I try to do my job to the best of my ability.
Advice for new refs? Learn the rules and never doubt yourself.
Greenville Derby Dames