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

Volunteering at the Ellensburg Rodeo

We always have a great time volunteering at the Ellensburg Rodeo, and we thank the Rodeo Board for allowing us to continue using this as a fundraiser. This keeps us rolling! The end of Rodeo is always special too because it signals the start of our season. We run on an academic calendar (September – May) since we have so many students and teachers on our team. Interested in learning more about how to become a rollergirl? Visit our new skater page to learn more!

RCR Ends Season At Home

The Rodeo City Rollergirls ended their 2017-2018 season on Saturday night at Ellensburg High School by taking on the Gorge Roller Girls. Gorge took a 294-115 win over Rodeo.

Rodeo’s Yo-Yo Mauler received the MVP Jammer award and Hula C Nation received MVP Blocker.

We’d like to thank all of our fans, volunteers and sponsors for making this season possible. We’d also like to give a shout out to Bryan Clark Photography for his years of making us look good in photos. He will be moving on and we are looking for a new photographer. If you are interested email pr@rodeocityrollergirls.com for more information.

Mad Mina photo