Team Profiles – Star Of Texas Bowl

by Brandon Benitez

The Stars at night are big and bright, not only in the heart of texas but on the track at the first annual Star of Texas Bowl — July 21 & 22. Four of the current top Six teams on the planet, representing four regions of the country will be on display, leading to an epic showdown of top roller derby talent.

Currently ranked number 1 in the world, out of NYC, the Gotham Girls Roller Derby All-Stars promise to bring Bronx swagger, Queens poise, Manhattan know-how, and a little bit of Brooklyn hipster. Boasting a slew of top roller derby athletes Gotham is guaranteed to put on a show you will never forget.

Current member of Team USA and also currently named “Best Jammer 2011”, by the Derby News Network, Bonnie Thunders, will be representing Gotham as team captain. She holds 2 WFTDA championships under her belt, both with Gotham, and is considered by many to be the best jammer in the sport today.

In collaboration with Bonnie is Suzy Hotrod, two time WFTDA champion, two time Derby News Network “Best Double Threat.” she vows to bring two times the challenge for the other teams. Suzy is one of the most recognizable personalities in the sport, thanks to her many success on the track as well as a variety of mainstream appearances including ESPN The Magazineʼs 2011 “Body Issue”.

A rookie and up ‘n comer to the sport of roller derby is the multi-talented Slambda Phage. Slambda burst on to the roller derby scene this year with multiple 100+ point performances in three straight interleague bouts. With a history of ice hockey at the NCAA level, her powerful strides and precise footwork definitely make her a force to be recognized.

This is only one of the four teams playing in the Star of Texas bowl on Saturday July 21 & 22. Keep looking back for more team profiles as we countdown to this blockbuster event.

Get your tickets now!

VIP seats are sold out, but, there are plenty of great seats in the stands as well as floor seats (get there before doors to stake your claim!) – get 2-day passes (only $25!) or single day tickets ($15) here! Texas plays Gotham on Sunday, July 22 at 4:30pm, come early to see Gotham warm up against B.A.D at noon and see B.A.D play Windy City at 2:30pm before the MAIN EVENT of Texas v Gotham at 4:30pm!

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