I head reffed my first regulation game for my home league, the Old Capitol City Roller Girls, on Saturday at the Marriott Hotel and Convention Center, Coralville, Iowa.
I've always considered myself a roller derby referee who enjoys all aspects of the sport and betters himself to be solid in all four skating positions (head referee, inside pack referee, jam referee, and outside pack referee), so getting to head referee is certainly a skill set I want more practice at.
Tripp J Crouse (Ojibwe, descendent of the Lac Courte Oreilles Band of Lake Superior Chippewa) has worked in print journalism and broadcasting for 15-plus years, and currently represents Alaska and serves as 2019 chair of the Station Advisory Committee for Native Public Media, a national organization that offers support services to Tribal and Native public radio stations. Tripp is also a member of the Native American Journalists Association and Alaska Press Club. Prior to working at 90.3 KNBA in Anchorage, Tripp worked at KTOO in Juneau and the Quad-City Times in Davenport, Iowa.