Austin Texas Roller Derby | Texas Rollergirls » Firing Squad http://www.texasrollergirls.org News, training tips, events, and other information from the Texas Rollergirls Thu, 18 Jan 2018 16:43:57 +0000 en-US hourly 1 All-Star Bout Preview http://www.texasrollergirls.org/2014/06/all-star-bout-preview/ http://www.texasrollergirls.org/2014/06/all-star-bout-preview/#comments Wed, 04 Jun 2014 22:53:11 +0000 http://www.texasrollergirls.org/?p=9505 For the first time this season, The Texas Rollergirls all-star team, the Texecutioners, will take on the visiting all-stars of the Denver Roller Dolls, the Mile High Club. The second bout of the evening will feature the Texas Rollergirls B-Team, the Firing Squad, and the Denver B-Team, Bruising Altitude.

Battling it out is nothing new for these teams who have met on many occasions. In Texas’ first season at the Convention Center, Denver brought the fight to Texas as one of the most memorable (and heartbreaking) WFTDA bouts in recent memory was between the Texecutioners and the Mile High Club in the 2012 WFTDA Championships. Despite the Texecutioners leading through most of the bout, the Mile High Club came from behind to win third place in the tournament, leaving Texas disappointed in fourth. With that loss burned into their memory, the Texecutioners are in a full-on charge to take home the WFTDA championship trophy, the Hydra, this season, and they don’t plan on letting the Mile High Club get in their way.

In Saturday’s first bout: The strength and versatility of the Texecutioners will be matched against the defensive talent of Denver’s Mile High Club, with both teams vying to up their WFTDA standings and showcase the strategic game play that makes them both perennial powerhouses of WFTDA.

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Texies vs Denver

Photo by Bill Smotrilla

Colors: Black, White and Blood Splatter

Players to Watch:
Hauss the Boss
Fifi Nomenom
Polly Gone
Bloody Mary

The Texecutioners have been completely dominant in recent play, sweeping the Big O tournament with wins over Oly, Kansas City, Rose City and Philly. For the first time the season the Texies will play with the home court advantage as they look to stay undefeated in 2014. The Texies have an amazing roster of jammers, featuring veterans Hauss the Boss, the 2014 WFTDA Championship MVP Bloody Mary, and Olivia Shootin’ John, as well as some impressive newcomers: PeaceWar and Stone Her. The Texies also dominate on defense with Team USA members Fifi Nomenom, Polly Gone, and Smarty Pants, creating impenetrable walls and blocks that lay opposing skaters out. These are just a handful of the amazing skaters who make up the mighty Texecutioners roster. The team that finished second only to Gotham in the 2013 WFTDA Championships (and by a margin that made many think that this is the team that could finally knock Gotham off their throne), is full of superstars, and new and emerging talent that you really must see to believe.

Mile High Club

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Photo by Donalee Eiri

Colors: Blue and Silver

Players to Watch:
Tracy “Disco” Akers
Amanda “The Swiss Missile” Sharpless
Julie “Angela Death” Adams
Lauren “Shadow Cat” Salvador

The Mile High Club looks ready for takeoff, featuring dominating defense and strong play on offense. These strategy-driven skaters will certainly make the Texies work hard for the win. Having faced off in the Texas Rollergirls’ first season at the Convention Center, and numerous times at WFTDA tournaments over the years, they are teams that are very familiar to each other, however with rotating rosters it is always a fresh challenge. In May’s Thin Air Throw Down, the Mile High Club gave Gotham a run for their money and took a decisive victory over Windy City to remain in the top 7 of WFTDA rankings. With Team USA superstars Tracy “Disco” Akers and Julie “Angela Death” Adams leading the charge, these amazing skaters who are known for incredible defense and strong, strategic play, will give Texas one of the biggest challenges of the season. These two teams split the wins on their last four meetings – with two wins for each squad. Saturday looks to be a tiebreaker that should give us a great deal of insight into how the rest of their seasons should unfold.

In Saturday’s second bout, we have our very own Firing Squad taking on Denver’s B-Team, Bruising Altitude.

Firing Squad

B Teams

Photo by Bill Smotrilla

Colors: Black and Gray

Players to Watch:
Notorious D.I.E
BabyFace Assassin
Sideshow Ho
Sinnerfold

The Firing Squad have looked great this season, going undefeated at the Big O tournament in Oregon and clearly have Bruising Altitude in their sites as they take aim for Saturday. The Firing Squad took wins over both Philly Independence Dolls and Rose City Rollers’ Axles of Annihilation this season and looks ready to keep their winning streak going with a stable of TXRG’s best skaters looking hungry for another win. Jammers BabyFace Assassin, Sideshow Ho, and Sinnerfold are looking to put up points against the commanding defense of Denver. Veterans Notorious D.I.E and Ruby Wring will no doubt cause a lot of trouble for opposing jammers, and with the added strength of newcomers Killer Vee from the Bay Area Derby Girls and LaVooDoo from Tallahassee RollerGirls – who both have made a big name for themselves since their arrival a short time ago – the talent of the Firing Squad may be too much for the Bruising Altitude to handle.

Bruising Altitiude

Colors: Purple and Silver

Players to Watch:
Cassie “Raven Evergore” Beck
Jamie “Willy Nilly” Williams aka Thug Life
Denise “Fawn Stalking” Dambrackas
Lexie “Faye Tall Blonde” White

Fresh off an exciting May bout with Gotham’s B-Team, Wall Street Traitors, taking a win in a 184-182 showdown, Bruising Altitude is looking to keep their streak going against a dynamic Firing Squad. With their winning streak standing at 8, only a strong showing from the Firing Squad can stop the “Purple Reign” of these incredible athletes. Their roster includes a good number of skaters who are often found skating as members of the Mile High Club; it is no doubt to see why Denver’s B-Team is as dominant as many leagues’ all-stars. With the amount of talent Denver is bringing to Austin, we are all in for a show of derby skills that would make anyone envious.

With the Texas Rollergirls having many veterans and some incredible newcomers, they will give Denver a huge fight in both bouts on Saturday, June 14th. While our all-star teams have faced off many times in the past, it will be the first time the Firing Squad has taken on the Bruising Altitude. Texas is eager to host this double-header, and can’t wait to show Denver a healthy dose of southern hospitality (and also a little hurtin’).

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Support our travel teams! http://www.texasrollergirls.org/2014/05/support-the-texecutioners/ http://www.texasrollergirls.org/2014/05/support-the-texecutioners/#comments Sat, 31 May 2014 20:42:29 +0000 http://www.texasrollergirls.org/?p=9215 1The Texecutioners have a long road to the Hydra ahead of them — and they need your help!

The athletes pay for all of their travel themselves with help from the generosity of their supporters. This year the giving campaign is more simplified: for a donation of $40 OR MORE you will get an OFFICIAL SUPPORTER t-shirt!

We know that many of you support us more generously than the $40 level and we greatly appreciate it so, ANY LEVEL OF GIVING ABOVE $40 will get you a shirt and will help us cover our costs this season!

THANK YOU!
Texas! Texas! Kill Kill Kill!

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The 2014 Supporter t-shirt symbolizes the new collaboration of the Texas Rollergirls’ A- & B-teams the Texecutioners (chainsaw) & Firing Squad (bullet) — this year the two teams are training, playing, and traveling together with a unified goal of world domination.

If you would also like to support our sister team, buy their shirt here!

SIZING: You will be contacted via EMAIL for your SHIRT SIZE.

DELIVERY: You will be contacted via EMAIL for your DELIVERY PREFERENCE.

PICK UP:
– FREE at the Texas vs Denver game June 14 in Austin, TX

OR

DOMESTIC SHIPPING:
– FREE domestic shipping

OR

INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING:
– additional charges for international shipping (you will be contacted for additional payment)

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Look for us on YNN today! http://www.texasrollergirls.org/2013/08/ynn-today/ http://www.texasrollergirls.org/2013/08/ynn-today/#comments Fri, 09 Aug 2013 14:31:24 +0000 http://www.texasrollergirls.org/?p=7907 We’re on YNN this morning! In a segment with Jess Mitchell called Active Now. We had a blast, despite waking up at 5am to get to the Austin Convention Center. Sinnerfold worked with Jess aka “Yellow-Haired Thunder” on a proper derby stance, falls, hits, and how to break through a wall – and she did great for having not had put on skates in years! Other skaters to look out for in the piece and who came out to skate the live segments early this a.m. are Voodoo Doll, DeBella DeBall, Barbie Got Back, Bad Influence, La Dolce Beatah, Me Shove You Long Time, Desi Cration, Notorious D.I.E, and Sprawkett.

And remember to get your tickets for tomorrow nights SEASON FINALE all-star double header!

Look for our Active Now segment running throughout the day. And check out a sneak peek here:

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Saturday, August 10 – LAST DERBY OF THE SEASON! http://www.texasrollergirls.org/2013/07/saturday-august-10-last-derby-of-the-season/ http://www.texasrollergirls.org/2013/07/saturday-august-10-last-derby-of-the-season/#comments Tue, 30 Jul 2013 15:14:40 +0000 http://www.texasrollergirls.org/?p=7847 DON’T MISS THE FINAL DOUBLE HEADER OF THE SEASON!

This is it! It’s last-chance roller derby action. This Saturday is the final roller derby double feature of the Texas Rollergirls home season, and you definitely don’t want to miss this hard-hitting, no-holds-barred derby spectacular. The Texas Rollergirls will bout against the most fierce flat-track roller derby players in the Lone Star State!

The family-friendly action gets rolling at 6 p.m., with the opener bout. The Firing Squad, Austin’s red-hot B-Team, welcomes the opportunity to trounce Dallas’ Assassination City All-Stars in an all-out battle for statewide roller derby bragging rights. Ready! Aim! Fire!

The main event of this roller derby double feature kicks off at 7:45 p.m. In this competition for roller derby domination, the Texas Rollergirls ALL-STARs Texecutioners, currently the sixth-ranked team in the world, face off against the 26th-ranked Houston Roller Derby All-Stars (www.wftda.com/rankings) in what promises to be a savage, cutthroat battle to the very last moment between skaters who know each other very well. This will be the best derby action of the season, and features the best flat track roller derby skaters in all of Texas. Don’t miss this last must-see double feature event of the season! It’s bout time!

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Biggest Derby Fan In Texas http://www.texasrollergirls.org/2013/07/biggest-derby-fan-in-texas/ http://www.texasrollergirls.org/2013/07/biggest-derby-fan-in-texas/#comments Sun, 28 Jul 2013 18:48:33 +0000 http://www.texasrollergirls.org/?p=7866 The Texas Rollergirls along with Lone Star Beer and Deep Eddy Vodka will bestow the title of BIGGEST DERBY FAN IN TEXAS at the season finale double header on Saturday, August 10. At half time of the main event (Texecutioners vs Houston All-Stars) be prepared to come down onto center-track to show your BIGGEST, ROWDIEST, FAN-NESS where the audience will vote by cheering for the winner. The winner will get bragging rights and a prize from our sponsors.

See you, and your most outrageous fan-ness, at the bout!

*This is a skill-based contest. Must be 21 to enter and must be present at center-track at halftime of the Texas Rollergirls bout on Saturday, August 10, 2013 at the Austin Convention Center. Get tickets here: http://texasrollergirls.bpt.me/ (or at the door).

THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS:

WE DARE YOU:

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Last Chance to Show Your Love http://www.texasrollergirls.org/2013/07/last-chance-to-show-your-love/ http://www.texasrollergirls.org/2013/07/last-chance-to-show-your-love/#comments Thu, 25 Jul 2013 15:00:22 +0000 http://www.texasrollergirls.org/?p=7892 August 10th is the LAST DERBY at home here in Austin…. FOR THE YEAR – a double header TEXAS ALL-STAR SHOWDOWN – so make sure to represent your Austin league and grab our newest MERCH – running girl tanks, tees for adults, youth & toddlers!

Don’t have your tickets yet?

See you on Saturday!

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It’s Bout Time – Saturday, May 11th http://www.texasrollergirls.org/2013/04/its-bout-time-saturday-may-11th/ http://www.texasrollergirls.org/2013/04/its-bout-time-saturday-may-11th/#comments Tue, 23 Apr 2013 14:25:33 +0000 http://www.texasrollergirls.org/?p=7407 May 11th - Watch the Texies take on Rocky MountainThe first Texas Rollergirls all-star bout of the season is gearing up to be a riotous brawl of epic proportions. The Mile High City will be knocked down to earth by a larger-than-life Austin all-star squad when Colorado takes on Texas Saturday, May 11, at the Austin Convention Center. The Texas Rollergirls all-star Texecutioners team, currently ranked FIFTH IN THE WORLD, will battle the 14th-ranked Rocky Mountain Rollergirls’ 5280 Fight Club (http://www.wftda.com/rankings) in this elite roller derby rivalry. Comprised mostly of Texas Rollergirls’ hardest-hitting home team skaters with devastating lightening speed, the Texecutioners represent the most fierce roller derby players in all of Austin—and some say the Lone Star State! Doors open at 5 p.m., and this battle of the all-stars gets rolling at 6 p.m.

But the battle of West versus South doesn’t end there! A special second bout, beginning at 7:45 p.m., pits the Texas Rollergirls B Team, the ruthless and savage Firing Squad, against the Rocky Mountain Rollergirls’ own B Team, the Contenders, in what promises be to a merciless roller derby match-up.

As they head to Austin, Denver’s imposing derby skaters may be on a Rocky Mountain high, but they’ll soon learn that, from smashing blows to scores differentials, Everything’s Bigger in Texas!

Show your love for the Texas Rollergirls and the Lone Star State. Get your tickets now. It’s bout time!

DOORS: 5pm / OPENING CEREMONY: 5:45pm
FIRST BOUT: 6pm / SECOND BOUT: 7:45pm
At the Austin Convention Center – 4th & Red River

Get your tickets NOW!

1 TICKET – 2 BOUTS!
KIDS 12 AND UNDER (General Admission) ALWAYS FREE!

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May 11 – Meet The Competition http://www.texasrollergirls.org/2013/04/may-11-meet-the-competition/ http://www.texasrollergirls.org/2013/04/may-11-meet-the-competition/#comments Mon, 15 Apr 2013 17:16:48 +0000 http://www.texasrollergirls.org/?p=7493 TEXAS vs COLORADO!

It’s an ALL-STAR BOUT of epic proportions as the Rocky Mountain Rollergirls from Denver, Colorado travel to Austin to take on our ALL-STARS this SATURDAY, May 11! The Colorado team was the Women’s Flat Track Derby Association (WFTDA) world champions in 2010 and while our ALL-STARS, the Texecutioners, are currently ranked above them (Texas at 5th and Rocky at 14th), this promises to be a battle ’til the last whistle.

You already know your Texas Rollergirls ALL-STARS, so it’s time to size-up the competition:

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2013 VIP Season Passes ON SALE! http://www.texasrollergirls.org/2012/12/2013-vip-season-passes-on-sale/ http://www.texasrollergirls.org/2012/12/2013-vip-season-passes-on-sale/#comments Fri, 21 Dec 2012 02:47:39 +0000 http://www.texasrollergirls.org/?p=6467 Texas Rollergirls 2013 dates:

Sunday, February 10Saturday, March 30Saturday, April 13Saturday, May 11
Saturday, June 8Saturday, July 13Saturday,  August 10

2013 is our 10th Anniversary. So, you can expect a season full of the best derby Austin has ever seen and exciting surprises all year long. We are so excited to share in the celebration of 10 YEARS with you all. Love ya ’til it hurts!

VIP SMACK PACK SEASON PASSES

A true VIP Experience for all 7 bouts of the 2013 season!
VIP SMACK PACK SEASON PASSES GET YOU:

»  Guaranteed VIP Entrance Our individual VIP tickets always sell out!
» Early admission to the bouting arena (15 minutes before other ticket holders), so that you can skip the lines and grab refreshments.
» VIP Seating – Chairs will be placed RIGHT BEHIND the crash bumpers on the track for an unobstructed view!
» VIP Smack Pack holder recognition – Laminate-Credentials that show you are a serious fan.
» Visits from the skaters each bout different skaters will drop by to schmooze with the VIPs!
» Undying love from the Texas Rollergirls and the envy of all your friends.

» Adults (13 and older) – $165*
» Kids (12 and under) – $80*

* plus ticket vendor fees.

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2012 SEASON RESULTS http://www.texasrollergirls.org/2012/09/2012-season-results/ http://www.texasrollergirls.org/2012/09/2012-season-results/#comments Tue, 25 Sep 2012 22:11:34 +0000 http://www.texasrollergirls.org/?p=6713 2012 HOME TEAMS W/L SEASON RECORD including post-season
WINS LOSSES
1st PLACE Hell Marys 5 0
2nd PLACE Hotrod Honeys 2 3
3rd PLACE Honky Tonk Heartbreakers 3 2
4th PLACE Hustlers 0 5

Bout 1: Saturday, March 3 – SOLD OUT CROWD!
Hell Marys 144 – Honky Tonk Heartbreakers 87
Hotrod Honeys 141 – Hustlers 59


Bout 2: Saturday, April 21
Honky Tonk Heartbreakers 136 – Hotrod Honeys 134
Hell Marys 165 – Hustlers 69


Bout 3: Saturday, May 19 – ALL-STAR GAME!
Texecutioners 117 –  Wheels Of Justice 148
Firing Squad 89 – Axles Of Annihilation 203


Bout 4: Saturday, June 2
Honky Tonk Heartbreakers 146 – Hustlers 108
Hell Marys 126 – Hotrod Honeys 109


Star Of Texas Bowl Tournament:
Saturday, July 21 and Sunday, July 22


Bout 5: Saturday, August 18
Semi-final Playoffs!
Hotrod Honeys 137 – Honky Tonk Heartbreakers 122
Hell Marys 194 – Hustlers 109


Bout 6: Saturday, September 8
Championship!
Bout 1 – Honky Tonk Heartbreakers 192 v Hustlers 132
Bout 2 – Hell Marys 145 v Hotrod Honeys 126

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