Warren Peace 7.62
Warren Peace 7.62
What is the significance of your name and number?
My name is a play on the novel War and Peace, and it’s from a Disney movie. I really enjoy the balance of my name. My number is significant in that my dad came up with it for me, he used the quote from Full Metal Jacket and I have had DVS Dicer tell me it’s her favorite type of ammo. It makes me happy that she thinks of me every time she uses it.
How did you get started playing roller derby?
I have a friend, Sgt. BombHer (now with Angel City Derby Girls) who had been playing for several years in California. I finally got curious and Googled Las Vegas roller derby and found the Fabulous Sin City Rollergirls. They had a game the following weekend, I went and watched, and my first thought was “It’s football on roller skates, I have to do this.” And signed myself up for Fresh Meat.
How long have you been skating?
Not counting 6th grade safety patrol parties at Roller King, I have been on quads since February 2010, passed skills in July 2010, played my first bout in October 2010.
What is your favorite derby position to play?
Wow, the game has already changed so much since I started. I love blocking; I love the rare times I get the perfect opportunity to take someone out. I love playing pivot because I have control issues…and I really like to yell. That said, I give so much credit to the girls who get out there and jam. Until you have tried it, you have no idea what it takes for them to step on that line every time and I am so proud of all of our ladies who do that.
What is your greatest derby achievement so far?
There is no such thing as one. Every time I pass my 25 in 5, I am ecstatic; it is still the bane of my existence. I got the opportunity to serve as league president for season 7, and that is an incredible feeling that so many amazing people are willing to put so much trust in me. But the one thing that makes me proudest and humbles me the most is serving as captain of the Hoover Damned. They really are the most amazing team and I love them to death. I got to serve as co-captain last season, and they were willing to give me another chance this year as captain.
What is your favorite part of skating with Sin City Rollergirls?
The camaraderie, the constant push for improvement, the ability to have whatever happens on the track stay on the track. This league is one of only two reasons I haven’t given a lot of effort to moving out of Las Vegas.
Do you have a derby crush? Who is it?
Geneva Conviction, duh!!!! Having such an amazing teammate to look up to, learn from and challenge yourself against? Everyone should be so lucky!
What is your day job?
Babysitting adults, and that’s all you’re getting.
Who is the biggest influence in your life?
My family of course. We have always been into sports, but this is the first time I have been the one involved in a contact sport, it’s always been my brothers and my dad. Every member of my family (except my youngest niece) has been to see at least one bout. My parents and my uncle made it out for my very first bout and the Season 6 championship bout. I have the greatest photo from last season’s championship bout of my dad yelling in the crowd, it made me cry. They are so supportive and encouraging. My oldest brother helped me put together my derby playlist. I love them!
What is the strangest thing in your purse or wallet right now?
I have four colors of neon puff paint pens in my purse and have since July…you never know when you will need to put your name and number on something with no notice.
Tell us one thing about yourself that we wouldn’t expect…
Well, it’s either going to be I was a cheerleader, or I used to show sheep and swine at the county fair. Both are true.