Rodeo beats Rolling Hills 143-107

The Rodeo City Rollergirls took a 143-107 win over the Rolling Hills Derby Dames on Saturday, March 9th at Ellensburg High School.

Rodeo’s team captain Hailey McGraw, known as What The Hellvetica, said her team started out with the fundamentals and worked together to focus on teamwork within their walls.

Our blockers did a great job holding their jammers and keeping them from scoring,” she said. “We were able to integrate a lot of our newer skaters in and they followed our communication and direction with complete trust and confidence. Overall we played a game we were proud of and took home a well deserved victory.”

Rodeo coach Andrea Eklund said it was a hard-fought game.

“The teams were equally matched and we had to work hard to come out on top,” she said. “Our players communicated, had strong walls, they kept recycling the opposing jammer, and we had fast offense for our jammer. It was great to see seasoned skaters and newer skaters come together for the win.”

Rodeo is 6-1 in the 2018-2019 season. McGraw was named Rodeo’s MVP jammer, and Rumble Bee Marie, Brigitte Wiegand, was named MVP blocker.

The Rodeo City Rollergirls play next on March 23 in Pullman where they will take on the Palouse River Rollers.

MVPs

March Badness Derby Doubleheader

The Rodeo City Rollergirls will take on the Rolling Hills Derby Dames, and the Rodeo City Junior Rollers will take on Rose City Junior Derby in this doubleheader event!

The action starts at 4:30 p.m. Saturday, March 9th Ellensburg High School with the juniors game. The adults will play following the juniors, around 6 p.m.

Doors open at 4:00 p.m. and the first bout starts at 4:30 p.m. Tickets are $5 online in advance or $10 at the door. Children under 5 are free.

The afterparty will be at The Red Pickle, located at 301 N. Pine St. around 8 p.m.

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Kidney Thieves Take Win Over Rodeo 165-130

The Willamette Kidney Thieves took a 165-130 win over the Rodeo City Rollergirls on Saturday, February 23rd in Ellensburg.

Rodeo’s Coach, Professor Pain, said she was proud of the team’s effort.

“We kept the score close and adjusted as needed,” she said. “They were a hard team and (we) all kept (our) cool and communicated. There was amazing jamming, defense and offense.”

Saturday also marked the first time Rodeo used the new track that was purchased in 2018.

Rodeo’s MVP jammer was YoYo Mauler and MVP blocker was Master Bouter.

Rodeo is now 5-1 in the 2018-2019 season. We play next at home on Saturday, March 9th against the Rolling Hills Derby Dames. More info coming soon!
MVPs from both teams
Post bout photo
A photo with our superfan, Joel!

New Skater Bout

Save the date for Sunday, January 27th! We’re hosting a new skater bout/black and white scrimmage for new skaters who have just graduated fresh meat, have been skating less than 2 years or are returning from injury. It’s a lower level learning opportunity! Free to the public to watch. $5 skater fee.

Rodeo City Rollergirls win 206-96 at home

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.

RCR takes 158-91 win over Atomic on the road

The Rodeo City Rollergirls took a 158-91 win over the Atomic City Roller Girls on Saturday in Kennewick in the glitter versus gore bout. Saturday’s win marked Rodeo’s second win of the 2018-2019 season.

 

Bench coach Brigitte Weigand said she was proud that Rodeo’s endurance was strong and their spirits stayed high throughout the bout against Atomic City.

 

“I’m really, really proud of them for that,” Weigand said. “I also want to say that their communication was top notch. They found each other on the track and just the fact that everybody persevered and did their jobs… they did what they needed to do to get this win, but had fun doing it. I’m proud of my teammates for that.”

 

Rodeo City’s Yo-Yo Mauler, Callie Guntheroth, took the MVP jammer award, while Hula C Nation, Shelby Taylor-Olson, took the MVP Blocker award.

 

The Rodeo City Rollergirls play next at 11:45 a.m. Sunday, December 2nd at Ellensburg High School in the gym. They will take on the Marysville Aftershocks in the Ring Your Bell Bout. Doors open at 11:15 a.m. In lieu of an admission people should bring a nonperishable food item that will be donated to FISH Food Bank.

The Rodeo City Rollergirls are always recruiting for skaters, referees and volunteers. For more information about joining us email freshmeat@rodeocityrollergirls.com.

Rodeo City Wins On The Road 189-94

The Rodeo City Rollergirls took a 189-94 win against Columbia Basin Roller Derby on Saturday, October 20th at Soap Lake High School. The bout was the first bout of RCR’s ninth season. Rodeo City debuted two new skaters, Nuclear Spinderelli and Bliss ‘n’ Vinegar. What the Hellvetica was named MVP Jammer and Demolition Dovie was named MVP Blocker.

The Rodeo City Rollergirls play next on Saturday, October 27th against the Atomic City Roller Girls at the South Ridge Sports Complex in Kennewick.

Photo credit: Greg Hoover