Name: Jason Renbarger
I-75 League team name: New New York Hypnotoads
Birthdate: April 17, 1992
Currently resident of: Superior, Colo.
Birthplace: Ken Carol, Colo.
Family: Parents: Mike and Lynn. Brothers: John and Ryan
Occupation: Recent graduate from Iowa State University – Mechanical Engineering
Job title: Mechanical Engineer
In plain English, what do you do: I am looking for an engineering job.
Real-life MLB team you are a fan of: Colorado Rockies
Year you first started playing Strat: 2016
Year you first joined the I-75 League: 2016
How you first were introduced to Strat: Family members have been playing for many years, so after I graduated from college there were a few openings in the league which was a perfect chance for me to join the league.
Origin of your team name: I am a huge fan of the TV show Futurama so I wanted my team name to relate to that. The city the show is based in in the year 3000 is New New York, which was built on top of Old New York (current day New York City). The Hypnotoad is more of an obscure reference in the show, but it is basically exactly what it sounds like, a toad that is able to hypnotize those around it. In Futurama, the Hypnotoad has its own show “Everybody Loves Hypnotoad” that is just an image of the Hypnotoad hypnotizing everybody. There are also some other references to the Hypnotoad here and there throughout the series.
Any Strat involvement outside the I-75 League? This is my first exposure to the world of Strat, so I am not involved elsewhere.
One thing you would do to improve the league: From what I have heard, there are some issues with Netplay, so if there was a way to figure out a better way it seems that might be helpful.
How you can be reached electronically: The best way to reach me is by email (firstname.lastname@example.org). I do have Skype (jason.renbarger) but I am not normally logged in and don’t check it often.
How to follow you: I don’t really do any sort of social media stuff right now.
Your chance to self-promote: I’m looking to make a playoff run in my first year playing Strat. This may be a bold move but I’m going for it. Also I’m excited to beat both my brothers for several years to come, haha.