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I skated in my first roller derby bout in Des Moines, Iowa since joining the Eastern Iowa Outlaw’s ‘B’ team in March. I wasn’t nearly as nervous as I expected to be, but I also wasn’t as ready as I should have been for my first bout. Regardless of my lack of skills, I jammed three times and didn’t end up with any injuries. Best of all? My team won in a very close match – Krushers 26, MIR 23.

I skated in my first roller derby bout in Des Moines, Iowa since joining the Eastern Iowa Outlaw’s ‘B’ team in March. I wasn’t nearly as nervous as I expected to be, but I also wasn’t as ready as I should have been for my first bout. Regardless of my lack of skills, I jammed three times and didn’t end up with any injuries. Best of all? My team won in a very close match – Krushers 26, MIR 23.

Roller derby podcast.  Pictured- Grim Chi, Stella Boracha & Iron Megan. Rat City Rollergirls. Grave Danger 2011.

Roller derby podcast. Pictured- Grim Chi, Stella Boracha & Iron Megan. Rat City Rollergirls. Grave Danger 2011.

Many consider Judy Arnold the greatest women's Roller Derby skater to ever grace the banked oval. She began skating in 1960 and her career quickly began to soar. Arnold soon became the captain of the Philadelphia Warriors in 1967 and at the peak of her career, she retired in 1975.

Many consider Judy Arnold the greatest women's Roller Derby skater to ever grace the banked oval. She began skating in 1960 and her career quickly began to soar. Arnold soon became the captain of the Philadelphia Warriors in 1967 and at the peak of her career, she retired in 1975.

I know I could do this!  I even have my name already picked out:  Freight Train.

I know I could do this! I even have my name already picked out: Freight Train.

ahh...so glad derby doesn't look like this anymore.

VINTAGE ROLLER DERBY BAD GIRLS

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