Austin Texas Roller Derby | Texas Rollergirls News, training tips, events, and other information from the Texas Rollergirls Tue, 20 Feb 2018 04:01:13 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Pre-Game Rundown – 2018 Season Opener Fri, 16 Feb 2018 20:15:02 +0000 emailgraphic

It’s that magical time of year again — roller derby season is back in action! That’s right, the Texas Rollergirls are back with another heart-pounding, blood-pumping season. The 15th wonderful year of Texas Rollergirl flat track action starts with a champs rematch – the Hell Marys vs. the Hotrod Honeys on Saturday, February 17.

Last year the Hell Marys took down the Honky Tonk Heartbreakers and the Hotrod Honeys to get the final game last year, while the Hotrod Honeys defeated the Hustlers and the Honky Tonk Heartbreakers to make it there. Don’t worry, you’ll get to see the Honky Tonk Heartbreakers face-off against the Hustlers once again next month!

If you’re new to watching the Texas Rollergirls, we’re not gonna tell you who to cheer for, but here’s a little info on what you want to look out for:


Team Colors: White jerseys with red plaid accents.
Cheer: “Hell Marys Hell Yeah!” (Their cheering section is found next to their fan squad, the Local 666.)
Jammers to look out for: Freight Train and Gravy, Baby! As well as up-and-coming jammer Jenna.
Blockers to keep an eye on: PeaceWar and TX Chainsaw Kassacre
New Hell Marys:
Goldie Hurts A Lot
Jupiter Moonwalker
Hot Pepper
Shut Em Up Buttercup



Team Colors: Black with pink stripes down the side
Cheer: “Faster, Faster, Kill, Kill, Kill!” (Their cheering section is found mostly in groups of pink and black.)
Jammers to look out for: 
Olivia Shootin’ John and Hauss the Boss, as well as last year’s breakout rookie Grace Lightning
Blockers to keep an eye on: Bo Jacks’em, Nine Lives, Hough Love, and MariEZ Livin’
New Hotrod Honeys:

Catch the action this Saturday, February 17, at the Austin Sports Center, 425 Woodward St, Austin, TX. Doors open at 5, whistle at 6. This game is close to selling out, so get your tickets now from Brown Paper Tickets. Love ya til it hurts!

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Roller Derby World Cup Sat, 13 Jan 2018 01:49:40 +0000 worldcup2018
Every three years, the roller derby community comes together and hosts the most magical event – the Roller Derby World Cup. The Roller Derby World Cup is roller derby’s greatest showdown of athleticism, comradery, and diversity. This year, 38 national teams will compete for the title of Roller Derby World Champions. These teams include countries such as Korea, Finland, Iran, and Argentina, just to name a few, with representation from six continents.

The Texas Rollergirls are extremely fortunate to have nine skaters representing six teams at this year’s competition.

For Team ZA from South Africa, TXRG has two skaters representing — Booty Queen from the Honky Tonk Heartbreakers and DeBella DeBall from the Texecutioners. Booty Queen skated for Team ZA in the 2014 World Cup, while DeBella DeBall will be making her South African team coaching debut.

Me Shove You Long Time from the Hustlers and the Firing Squad will be skating with Team Philippines. An exciting year for Team Philippines, as this is the team’s first appearance at the Cup.

Another first-time World Cup team is Costa Rica. Jammit Janet, lovable skater from the Hustlers and Firing Squad, will be skating with Costa Rica.

Long-time TXRG skater and announcer Muffin Tumble will be pulling double duty, both skating with Team Korea and working as an announcer for the tournament. Team Korea is another exciting first-time World Cup team this year.

Peacewar, Hell Mary and Texecutioner, will be making her Team Mexico debut this year. However, this is not Mexico’s first go-around; they made their World Cup entrance in the 2014 competition.

Skating for the third consecutive year, in every World Cup so far, is the reigning world champions — Team USA. Aja Gair, Jackie Daniels, and Smarty Pants from the Texecutioners will all be representing the United States this year at the Cup. While Aja will be making her Team USA and World Cup debut, Jackie Daniels skated in 2014, and Smarty Pants is a seasoned USA veteran, skating all three World Cup competitions.

This year’s tournament will be held on February 1 – 4 and hosted by the Rainy City Rollergirls in Manchester, UK. The games will be streamed live here, so be sure to catch the Texas Rollergirls as they fight for world domination.

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2018 Smack Packs on Sale Now! Wed, 13 Dec 2017 17:31:30 +0000

Just in time for the holidays, you can give the gift of Texas Rollergirls! Smack Packs for our 2018 season are on sale now. Get your tickets to every game in 2018 at the lowest price available.

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Texecutioners Qualify for Women’s Roller Derby Playoffs Thu, 27 Jul 2017 14:01:46 +0000 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 27, 2017

Texecutioners Qualify for Women’s Roller Derby Playoffs
Texas Rollergirls to Compete in Division 1 Tournament in Dallas, Texas

AUSTIN, TEXAS – The Women’s Flat Track Derby Association (WFTDA) announced last week that the Texecutioners qualified for the 2017 International WFTDA Division 1 Playoffs in Dallas, Texas, Sept. 22-24, as the #2 seed. The tournament seeding reflects the June 30 WFTDA rankings, which were based on sanctioned games played through that date.

As the godmothers of the modern iteration of roller derby, the Texecutioners have been to every playoff tournament since the beginning. In 2016, the team came 13 points away from playing for the #1 spot in the championship tournament. This year, they’re fighting to make it into that game to play for the Hydra.

Marking its 12th year of pushing the sport’s athleticism and competition to new heights, the International WFTDA Playoffs and Championships bring together the most talented, highly trained skaters and teams from WFTDA member leagues. Whether participating on the track, cheering in the stands or watching online, WFTDA tournaments provide everyone who loves roller derby an opportunity to witness the most anticipated match-ups of the year.

The following teams will be joining Texas in Dallas on Sept. 22-24 to compete for a spot at the WFTDA Championships in November. The top four teams from each of the three international D1 Playoffs will advance to Championships to compete for the sport’s highest honor: the Hydra trophy and the title of WFTDA Champions.

  1. Victorian Roller Derby League, Melbourne, Australia
  2. Texas Rollergirls, Austin, Texas, U.S.
  3. Arch Rival Roller Derby, St. Louis, Missouri, U.S.
  4. Minnesota RollerGirls, Saint Paul, Minnesota, U.S.
  5. Atlanta Rollergirls, Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.
  6. Queen City Roller Girls, Buffalo, New York, U.S.
  7. Santa Cruz Derby Girls, Santa Cruz, California, U.S.
  8. Philly Roller Derby, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
  9. Arizona Roller Derby, Phoenix, Arizona, U.S.
  10. Dallas Derby Devils, Dallas, Texas, U.S.
  11. Houston Roller Derby, Houston, Texas, U.S.
  12. Wasatch Roller Derby, Salt Lake City, Utah, U.S.

The teams will play according to the following bracket:


Texas’ first game will be against Santa Cruz or their long-time rivals, the Dallas Derby Devils. Buy weekend passes here and don’t miss out on any of the hard-hitting action of the Texecutioners.

The International WFTDA Playoffs and Championships offer five weekends of full-contact competition. Catch a preview of tournament action and see archives of past footage at Clips for use in broadcast are available by request.

For more information for Dallas and the WFTDA Championships in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S. Nov. 3-5, or about any of the WFTDA postseason events, visit Those who can’t make the trip can still cheer on The Texecutioners from home via the WFTDA’s broadcast channel:!


Jenna Cloughley, WFTDA Marketing and Communications Manager: | 647.298.6529

ABOUT THE TEXAS ROLLERGIRLS: The Texas Rollergirls is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit sports organization formed in 2003, and is widely recognized as the league that pioneered the modern incarnation of flat track roller derby. Born and bred in Austin, roller derby is the fastest-growing sport in the world, with more than 1,000 leagues and growing. Flat track roller derby is a genuine athletic competition with well-defined rules, divisions, tournaments and a governing body: the Women’s Flat Track Derby Association (WFTDA). The Texas Rollergirls league is 100 percent skater-owned and managed. The league consists of four home teams: Hell Marys, Hotrod Honeys, Honky Tonk Heartbreakers and Hustlers, as well as the all-star Texecutioners travel team and the Texas B-Team, the Firing Squad, both of which are comprised of members of the four home teams. The Texas Rollergirls league is dedicated to playing and promoting women’s flat track roller derby, a sport that began in Austin, Texas, and continues to take over the world. This is roller derby, and Texas is the reason.

ABOUT THE WFTDA: The Women’s Flat Track Derby Association is the international governing body for the sport of women’s flat track roller derby and a membership organization for leagues to collaborate and network. The WFTDA sets standards for rules, seasons, and safety, and determines guidelines for the international athletic competitions of member leagues. There are currently 405 WFTDA member leagues and 41 affiliated leagues in the WFTDA Apprentice program worldwide. The WFTDA is governed by a five-member, volunteer Board of Directors and managed by an Executive Director.

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Pre-Game Rundown: Home Teams Double Header Thu, 18 May 2017 19:01:48 +0000 header1

The wait is over! The Texas Rollergirls are back with another heart-pounding double header. Last month’s Lone Star All-Star showdown was one for the ages, but this time it’s a battle on home turf — Texas Rollergirl vs. Texas Rollergirl.

dankeThe first game of the night will be a blur of plaid and gingham as the Hell Marys take on the Honky Tonk Heartbreakers. Not only did the Hells get the terrifying duo of Dolores Fuertes and Trauma back in the midseason, Freight Train will also be exploding walls and dancing on the lines. They’ve also picked up a new midseason skater, Dark Angel A Mercy, who’s sure to do some damage to the Hearts. Also look out for jammers Gravy, Baby! and Jennacide, as they juke and jive their way through the pack. Watch for heavy defense from one-person wrecking crew PeaceWar and the always fast and solid Angela Momentum. These women have been working hard and are looking to make a comeback after their loss to the Hustlers in March.

It’s been three whole months since you’ve seen the ladies in blue, but they’ve been busy preparing to fight their way back from their loss to the Hotrod Honeys in February. The Hearts have picked up a couple of new skaters in the midseason draft — Beatrix Beatdown and Iron Chinita, so look out for their fresh, fierce faces on the track. Preseason draftee Tear O’Bite is also back from injury — watch for her to put up some heavy defense against the Hells’ jammers, along with powerhouses Cold Case and Ruby Wring, who are sure to give the Hells jammers a lot of trouble. The Heartbreaker jammers you’ll want to keep your eyes on as they stump the opposing walls are Thugs Bunny, Delirium Trigger, and V8.

legalThe second game of the night will be a matchup of purple and checker as the Hustlers take on the Hotrod Honeys. The Hustlers, who beat the Hell Marys in March, are looking to make their way back to the championship game this year. They picked up Goldie Clocks in the midseason draft, so keep your eyes out for her, as well as the destructive, defensive duo of CC Boom and Bittercup. Other strong defenders include Kill Ems and Vile Vixen, who will be making the Hotrod jammers fight for every point. On the jam line, Nicki Ticki Timebomb, Alley Oops, and Spread Eagle will be throwing everything they’ve got at the Hotrod defense.

The Hotrod Honeys don’t intend to make this an easy fight. They’ve picked up a new skater, Jurassica, and will be relying on their swirling defense and fast jammers to try and outwit the ladies in purple. Keep your eyes on Bo Jacks’em, Stone-Her, MariEZ Livin’, and Nine Lives to deliver the punches to the Hustler jammers, all while playing heavy offense for their own. Hauss the Boss, Olivia Shootin’ John, and Grace Lightning are sure to leave the Hustler defense spinning.

We can’t wait to see you THIS Saturday, May 20, at the Austin Sports Center at 425 Woodward St. Doors open at 5pm, whistle at 6, 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 — bring your kids, your mom, your best friend, and your enemies! Love ya til it hurts!

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Pre-Game Rundown: Home Teams Double Header Tue, 16 May 2017 14:49:00 +0000 6-17-17

Get ready for another night of roller derby action with the Texas Rollergirls! These games will decide who goes to the championship game, so you don’t want to miss it!

boThe first game of the night is gonna be the Hotrod Honeys taking on the Hell Marys. Get ready for this swirling fight of black and pink and plaid. The Hotrod Honeys came out victorious in their last game against the Hustlers back in May and they’re looking for another win against the Hell Marys. Keep an eye on Hotrod jammers Stone-Her, Olivia Shootin’ John, Legal Knievel, and Grace Lightning. These jammers are fast, so you’re gonna have to keep your eyes open as they juke in and out of Hell Mary walls to make sure you don’t miss it. The heavy swirling defense and offense of Bo Jacks’em, Nine Lives, and MariEZ Livin will keep the Hell Mary jammers and blockers on their toes the entire game.

The Hell Marys, who also won their last game in May against the Honkytonk Heartbreakers, will be putting up an intense fight against the Hotrods. The heavy defense of veteran Hell Marys Trauma, Peace War, and Dolores Fuertes will be both traumatizing and terrifying to the Hotrod jammers. Jammers Freight Train, Gravy, Baby! and Jennacide will be working the Hotrod walls with their jukes and spins. This game will be an intense start to a night of hard hits and fast-moving action.

heartshustlers-150x150Next, the Hustlers will be taking on the Honkytonk Heartbreakers. Both teams are coming off of a loss, so they’ll be ready to show up and fight for that W. The Hustlers will be using their solid, unwavering walls to rattle the Heartbreaker jammers, including heavy hitters CC Boom, Bittercup, and Kill ‘Ems. They’ll be defending against the oncoming Heartbreaker jammers while the Hustlers jammers Nicki Ticki Timebomb, Alley Oops, and Spread Eagle squeeze through on the lines, making things difficult for the Heartbreaker defense.

The Heartbreakers are at a loss for the season so they’re gonna come out swinging. Luckily, the Heartbreakers have a deep jammer rotation, so they can throw a few different styles at the Hustlers walls. Their main (small, but fierce) jammers will be Thugs Bunny, Delirium Trigger, and V-H8, but you also might see Cold Case and Tear-o-Bite wearing the star. When they aren’t wearing the star, Cold Case and Tear-o-Bite, along with Danke Shame and Elle B. Bach will be doing their best to make the Hustler jammers’ lives unbearable.

This our last game before champs and we can’t wait to see you — THIS Saturday, June 17, at the Austin Sports Center at 425 Woodward St. Doors open at 5pm, whistle at 6, 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 — bring your kids, your mom, your best friend, and your enemies! Love ya til it hurts!

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Pre-Game Rundown: Champs 2017! Sat, 13 May 2017 18:58:01 +0000 champsIt’s finally here! The moment you’ve all been waiting for — the Texas Rollergirls Championship Double Header! This game is for all the marbles — the Texas Rollergirls home team trophy and bragging rights for the next year! Last month both games ended in upsets with the underdogs winning, so you will not want to miss this epic night of roller derby action.

thugsThe first game of the night will be for the 3rd place spot — a rematch between the Honky Tonk Heartbreakers and the Hustlers. Last month, for the first time in four seasons, the Heartbreakers came out victorious, beating the Hustlers in a hard-fought battle. This time, they’re looking for the same outcome. The solid defense of Cold Case, Shiner Blond, and Tear O’Bite will be making sure the Hustlers jammers have just as hard a time as the last time. The jammers you’ll want to look out for are Thugs Bunny, Delirium Trigger, and V-H8 — they’re fast, agile, insanely powerful, and ready to tear down Hustler walls.

You should expect the Hustlers to go into this game swinging. Hard. Keep an eye out for blockers Bittercup, CC Boom, and Kill Ems to lay heavy hits and keep those Heartbreaker jammers struggling. The purple defense is strong and fast and they intend to use it. The jammers for the Hustlers to watch are Nicki Ticki Timebomb, Alley Oops, and Spread Eagle. They’re going to be wearing the star most of the night and using their brains and brawn to take down the Heartbreaker defense. This game starts at 6pm and is going to be a close one. Make sure you don’t miss it!

boNext is the championship game — the Hotrod Honeys versus the Hell Marys. This whirlwind of a game last month ended in a Hell Mary victory, but the Hotrods will be looking to stop that from happening again. The swirling, strong, seemingly impenetrable defense of Bo Jacks’em, Stone Her, Nine Lives, and MariEZ Livin will be making the Hell Mary jammers’ lives a living Hell. The Hotrod jammers Olivia Shootin’ John, Grace Lightning, and Hauss the Boss all have different, impressive skating styles that will attempt to catch the Hell Mary defense off guard.

The Hell Marys, who started this season with seven out of a eleven brand new skaters, do not intend to make this game an easy one for the Hodrods. They’ve had a rebuilding season and want to end it with a bang! Between the smart, solid, hard-hitting defense of Dolores Fuertes, Trauma, and Peace War, the Hotrod jammers will have their work cut out for them. While you won’t see Freight Train at this game, the jammers Gravy, Baby! and Jennacide will be doing work on the Hotrod defense, juking and spinning all night. The game starts at 7:30 and it’s going to be one you will not want to miss.

We can’t wait to see you at our championship game, this Saturday, July 15, at the Austin Sports Center at 425 Woodward St. Doors open at 5pm, whistle at 6, 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 — bring your kids, your mom, your best friend, and your enemies! Love ya til it hurts!

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Pre-Game Rundown: All Star Double Header Tue, 11 Apr 2017 18:34:26 +0000 AllSTar2017

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.

25830205630_c8fc49d100_nThis 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.

26193644621_feeb1cfe24In 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!

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Pre-Game Rundown: Honky Tonk Heartbreakers v Hotrod Honeys Fri, 17 Feb 2017 20:06:52 +0000 Hey, hey, Texas Rollerfriends! The Texas Rollergirls are finally back and ready to roll into season 14 after nine long months. Our first game of the season will be February 18 at our brand new venue, the Austin Sports Center, where we hope to see you cheering from the bleachers! Get your tickets here!

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This first game will be the rematch between last year’s third and fourth place teams, the Honky Tonk Heartbreakers and the Hotrod Honeys. Both of these teams are ready to fight their way to to the top this season after being in third and fourth place for the second year in a row.

25102984002_056b608459_bThe Hotrods saw a few retirees this year, including long-time Hotrod powerhouse blocker Punkin Dominion, as well as Texecutioners DeBella DeBall and Jackie Daniels (don’t worry, you can still catch them on the All-Star Texecutioners!). But the team in pink and black are ready for a fight. They’ll be adding two strong new skaters this year, including TXRG’s Rec League alumni Grace Lightning and Nashville transfer Fleur de Lethal. Be sure to watch for the classic Hotrod tornado defense with talented skaters Bo Jacks’em, LaVooDoo, and Nine Lives who will be chipping away at the Heartbreaker jammers piece by piece. As always, your eyes peeled for lightning fast jammers Kategory 5 and Hauss the Boss, who can get out of the toughest Heartbreaker defense in a flash.

26590061503_449aff7784_bFor the Heartbreakers, this is going to be the season of the gingham and gold comeback. They’ve come in fourth every year since winning champs in 2013, but this year they’ve got a few tricks up their sleeve. The Heartbreakers saw the retirement of a few skaters, including longtime blocker Fender Bender and triple threat Flash Gorgeous, but won’t be letting that stop them. They’ve picked up some talented skaters, such as Tear O’Bite, another Nashville transfer (currently out on injury, but beefing up the Heartbreaker training) and two longtime Texas Roller Derby skaters V-H8 (formerly Rasta Fury) and Elle B. Bach. Look out for the hard-hitting Heartbreaker defense with blockers such as Shiner Blond and Danke Shame as they wail on the Hotrod jammers. Be sure to watch for new Heartbreaker jammer Delirium Trigger’s fast feet to be juking the Hotrod defense and Thugs Bunny, who will be sneaking through on the lines.

“We have lost for a few seasons now, that’s been known. One thing for sure it’s a new year, new team, and new goals. Let’s face it, everyone has a secret love for the underdogs and we sure are hungry! It’s the year of the gingham because everyone wants more cowbells,” says Thugs.

We look forward to seeing you at our 2017 home opener THIS Saturday, February 18, at the Austin Sport Center, 425 Woodward St. Doors open at 5pm and we suggest getting there early to secure a parking spot. 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!

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May 7th Food Trucks Wed, 04 May 2016 20:56:04 +0000 Our next game is this Saturday, May 7, at The Blood Shed. Come out and see the TXRG Homegirls vs Houston’s B Team followed by our very own Rec League Team vs Houston’s Rec. There are still tickets available online!

We will also be joined by two delicious food trucks where you can purchase food before, during, and between the games! Be sure to check them out now and like them on Facebook:


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