Dread Hochuli

Dread Hochuli ("Hock-you-lee") has been officiating roller derby on and off-skates since 2013. He's officiated over 200 games across the US and Canada. He also enjoys soft pretzels and a hoppy IPA.

TOURNAMENTS ATTENDED: Winter Warpath (Co-Tournament Head Referee [Moncton, Canada], 2016); Siege of CNY (2016, 2017); Coastal Chaos (2016); Midwest BrewHaHa (2016); East Coast Derby Extravaganza (2016, 2017); River Valley Riot (2016)

WFTDA CERTIFICATION: Level 2 Referee (2016 - )

NON-DERBY JOB: Data Science Manager

LIKES: Board games, hoppy beer, rye cocktails, pretzels, hugs, fighting fascism

WHY ROLLER DERBY? "Since the first time I saw roller derby, I was hooked by the athleticism, the hard hits, and its unapologetic support of women, many in marginalized communities. After volunteering at individual games, I decided to join a local league in 2013 and started my skating training. I've been constantly amazed by passion and generosity of the skaters, officials, volunteers and fans of the sport ever since. Roller derby has provided a welcoming community for my wife and me as we've moved across the country. You also get to roller skate, and that's the best."

WHAT IS THE MOST OBSCURE FACT YOU KNOW? "The man who made country music widely available on the radio in the 1930s was a huckster country doctor in Kansas who built a radio empire by advertising his experimental surgeries where he implanted goat testicles into impotent men (see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_R._Brinkley)."