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Clash of the Skaters

By Bill Alkofer and Craig Lassig

It was the Minnesota RollerGirls All-Stars vs. Brew City Bruisers of Milwaukee at the Roy Wilkins Auditorium. There was a band, DJ, beer and lots of tough skaters.

An Explainer:

The league, Minnesota RollerGirls, has 5 teams: 4 home based teams (who play each other) and 1 travel/national competitive team. The 4 home based teams are: Atomic Bombshells, Garda Belts, Rockits, and Dagger Dolls. Our National Competing team is Minnesota RollerGirls All-Stars. Each skater on the Minnesota RollerGirls All-Stars do skate on a home team, but train together year round to represent the league on a national level playing all over the U.S. and participate in tournaments.

Twin Cities Junior Roller Derby (TCJRD) and North East Roller Derby youth (NERDy) are open to all ages 17 and under.



A preshow scimmage featured the Twin Cities Junior Roller Derby. photo by bill




Citizen Pain takes a bow during introductions. photo by craig




Anita Spankston (left) battles Wolfe Bite. Photo by bill




State Fair Foodies Moto Fluzzi, left, and Rumble Bee of the Mayo Clanicians. photo by craig




The preshow featured a bout between the Twin Cities Junior Roller Derby against the North East Derby Youth. photo by bill




A member of the Minnesota RollerGirls All-Stars waits for the track to clear before she gets up after a fall. photo by craig




Abbie Mischief celebrates a point. photo by bill




Ringside seating. photo by craig




Mascara streams down the cheek of a Roller Girl in the penalty box. photo by bill




State Fair Foodies (purple) vs. Mayo Clanicians (white). photo by craig




A Minnesota Roller Girl rounds a corner during a match against Montreal. photo by bill




BOOMbay Sapphire takes a hard fall. photo by craig




Betty LaRude takes a shot to the chest from Sand blastHer during a bout at Roy Wilkens Areana. Other cool niBcknames: Harmony Killerbruise, Hannah Belle Lector, Olga Olgilthorpe, Tara Bichapart, Salvador Brawlie, Hurtride Stein, Scarmen Hellectra. photo by bill




The Roller Girls bench share a laugh during a game against Montreal. photo by bill




Half-time polka dance. photo by craig




Minnesota Roller Girl L'exi Cuter battles Milwaukee Rollergirl Cha Zaam. photo by bill




A celebration on the bench during the bout against Montreal. photo by bill




Five-O-Jo referees from ringside. photo by craig




Skates. photo by craig




The "Illustrated Woman" for milwaukee is Becky the Butcher collides with L'exi Cuter. photo by bill


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