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See the Texas RollerGirls at the Austin Convention Center

With the construction of the formula 1 race track in Austin, and the NCAA Sweet 16 being hosted in the Frank Erwin center this year, Austin is becoming more noteworthy than it already was among sports fans.

But did you know that Austin was already noteworthy among the world of Rollerderby fans?

Why, you may ask? The Texas Rollergirls league helped put Austin on the map for Rollerderby fans.

The Texas Rollergirls is a non-profit organization that started in 2003. As the the only sports league of its kind, the Texas Rollergirls Rock-n-Rollerderby started today’s Flat Track Derby movement. Because of Austin’s local Texas Rollergirls there are now more than 300 Flat Track Derby leagues worldwide!

The Texas Rollergirls league has four home teams. The team names are Hell Marys, Hotrod Honeys, Honky Tonk Heartbreakers, and Hustlers. There is also a fifth team, comprised of all-star members of the four teams called Texecutioners. With quirky team names, why would you not want to see the Texas Rollergirls in action?

Old fans and new fans, come and support the Texas Rollergirls down at the Austin Convention center (4th street and Red River) on June 2nd! There are two bouts. The first bout is the Honky Tonk Heartbreakers vs Hustlers at 6 p.m. and there’s another bout with the Hell Marys vs the Hotrod Honeys at 7:30 p.m. Door open at 5:15 p.m. and tickets get you into both games! Come early, stay late, come to one game, or come to both games! Tickets are 10$ for students/military, $12 for general admission, $15 for day of general admission, and $22 for VIP! Kids 12 and under are free! This is the last home team bouts before playoffs, so come and support the girls!

 

 

Texas Rollergirls: Bout 2: Honky Tonk Heartbreakers vs. Hotrod Honeys & Hell Marys vs. Hustlers 4/21

When I think of the Texas Rollergirls, I can’t help but picture Rosie the Riveter on a pair of roller skates. The Texas Rollergirls are a group of strong woman with a passion for “hip checking” and “booty blocking.” Yes, those are actual roller derby terms. These girls are tough, yet sexy. Because what isn’t sexy about a lovely lady that can potentially knock you out cold with her booty or hips? With player names like Lucille Brawl, Babe Ruthless, Bloody Mary, and Beth Threat of the Hell Marys, Hotrod Honeys, Hustlers, and Honky Tonk Heartbreakers, it is clear that this sport has a lot of personality. The lively atmosphere and rowdy players will make it hard for you to not cheer loudly and perhaps irreverently for your favorite blocker, pivot, or jammer.

For those unfamiliar with the sport’s terminology or haven’t seen Whip It, which would be shame, here’s a little rollergirl 101…The “jammer” is the player that scores all the points for her team by passing the jammer of the opposing team. This little lady must wear a star on her helmet, so that the audience and most importantly, the “blockers,” can distinguish who she is. The blockers are there to protect their beloved jammer and try to knock down the other team’s. There are three of them and when they form a pack, things can get pretty wild. Lastly, the “pivot” is a special blocker that can temporarily act as a jammer. She is also the team captain.

So, now that you can impress all your friends with your extensive knowledge of roller derby, make sure you don’t miss out on this Saturday’s game at the Austin Convention Center! It is the Honky Tonk Heartbreakers vs. the Hotrod Honeys and the Hell Marys vs. the Hustlers. Get ready to watch a serious sport with lots of character! Click here for a chance to win one of five pairs of free tickets. Click here to buy tickets in advance. See you there!