Ellensburg, WA (December 2, 2018) – The Rodeo City Rollergirls took a 206-96 win over the Aftershocks Roller Rebels on Sunday at Ellensburg High School in their first home bout of their ninth season.
Rodeo is 3-0 in the 2018-2019 season with wins over roller derby teams from Kennewick and Moses Lake.
Rodeo’s team captain Hailey McGraw, known as What The Hellvetica, was proud of the way her team played.
“They (the Aftershocks) had some strong jammers and some strong blockers, but overall our team worked pretty well together,” she said. “We had some new players, first time out on the home track, and the new rules made it very interesting.”
The Women’s Flat Track Derby Association released some rule changes that will go into effect in January 2019, but some teams have opted to already incorporate them.
Rodeo’s public relations officer, Nicole Klauss, said this bout was also a food drive for the FISH Food Bank. In lieu of entry people donated nonperishable food items. At least ten boxes of items were collected but the total weight of the donations was not immediately known.
“We’d like to thank the community for coming out to watch and for bringing so many food donations,” Klauss said. “This is more than we were able to donate to FISH last year so it’s exciting to see the enthusiasm around our food drive event grow.”
Rodeo City’s Yo-Yo Mauler, Callie Guntheroth, took the MVP jammer award, while Kelsassination, Kelsey Chappelle, took the MVP Blocker award.
The Rodeo City Rollergirls will host a new skater bout at noon January 27, 2019 at Ellensburg High School. The bout will feature newly graduated fresh meat from Ellensburg and from around the region, along with skaters who are still in their first year or returning from injury.