AUSTIN, TX — Come see the best and highest level of derby being played in Texas all year right here in Austin on Saturday, April 22! First, the Texas Rollergirls’ All-Star Texecutioners (#6 in the world) will take on the Dallas Derby Devils’ Army of Darkness (#13). Next, the Firing Squad, TXRG’s B-Team, will square off against DDD’s B-Team, the Battalion of Doom. This night will prove to be a fight as the two titans of Texas battle it out at the Austin Sports Center.
This is the first time in seven years these two All-Star teams will meet in sanctioned gameplay. Dallas has fought their way up the rankings since being at #44 at the end of 2014, and they’re out to prove that the now 13th ranked (and climbing) team is a force to be reckoned with. But after a very strong showing at the Women’s Flat Track Roller Derby Championships in November, the Texecutioners are ready for the challenge.
The Texecutioners are led this season by Team USA skaters and all-around powerhouses, captain Jackie Daniels (nicknamed “America’s Girlfriend”) and co-captain Barbara Ambush. While the team has had some retirements, they don’t plan to let that slow them down. Keep your eyes on jammers Freight Train, a terrifying combination of fast and strong, who will be sure to leave Dallas’ walls bewildered, and Nicki Ticki Timebomb, who punches the wall and dances on the line around opponents with ease. You’ll also see Smarty Pants, another Team USA skater, wearing the star this year, which is something you will not want to miss as she’s just as impressive of a jammer as she is a blocker. On the defense, blockers Trauma (also a member of Team USA) and PeaceWar, both amazingly different, but equally terrifying, will be making the Dallas jammers wish they were anywhere else.
In the second game of the night, the Texas Rollergirls’ B-Team, the Firing Squad, will be taking on DDD’s B-Team, Battalion of Doom. With a bunch of fresh-faces who are ready to aim and fire at their opponents, you’ll want to watch for blocker Nine Lives’ patient and intentional defense, as well as veteran skater Ruby Wring’s and co-captain Me Shove You Long Time’s powerful hits. The jammers to watch are Thugs Bunny and the captain, Alley Oops. They have very different skating styles, but both can similarly fool the opposing defense.
The action begins Saturday, April 22, at the Austin Sports Center, 425 Woodward St. Doors open at 5pm, whistle at 6pm, but we suggest getting there early to secure a seat. This bout will sell out, so buy your tickets in advance here. This is a family-friendly event, so bring your kids, your mom, your best friend, and your enemies! Love ya til it hurts!