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SpudTown in Review: Roller Derby Battle for the Potato State

By: John “Fragglepuss” Evans The SpudTown Knockdown 3 tournament is a double-elimination roller derby tournament that was held over Labor Day weekend in Boise, Idaho. As the name implies, 2012 was the third year of the SpudTown Knockdown and it … Continue reading

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SpudTown Knockdown 3: An Interview with CandyMan, Tournament Director

What’s your title and what would you say you are doing for the SpudTown Knockdown? I am CandyMan. I am the Head Announcer for the Treasure Valley Rollergirls (TVR) as well as the Tournament Director for SpudTown Knockdown 3. Have you … Continue reading

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This Weekend in Utah Roller Derby: 8/25/12 – 8/26/12

By: John “Fragglepuss” Evans What a weekend for Utah Derby! There were four bouts that occurred over the Wasatch Front on Saturday and Sunday. Without further ado, let’s recap. The Junction City Roller Dolls (#33 WFTDA West Region) of Ogden … Continue reading

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Who is Wasatch Roller Derby? Info on the Surprise #9 League in the West

By: John “Fragglepuss” Evans Wasatch Roller Derby was started in 2008 by Honey Delunatic and Medusa Damage. The league skates in Salt Lake City, Utah. Their all-star team is known as the Midnight Terror. It has appeared to many that … Continue reading

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Who’s Who in the West: Review of Leagues Competing in the 2012 West Region Playoffs

By: John “Fragglepuss” Evans The WFTDA rankings are out! These rankings will work as league placement in the playoffs next month. There has been considerable movement within the top 10, including some surprises. Without further ado, let’s review this year’s … Continue reading

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Rollercon 2012: 5,000 People Can’t Be Wrong!

By: John “Fragglepuss” Evans What do you get when you cram 5,000 people into the Riviera in Las Vegas for almost a week? You get Rollercon! 2012 was my first year attending Rollercon and it was definitely an experience. Before … Continue reading

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Time for a Change to the System

By: John “Fragglepuss” Evans There are currently 156 WFTDA leagues. There will be 40 leagues that make the playoffs this year, 10 from each Region. In 2009 there were 78 WFTDA leagues and there were still 40 leagues that made … Continue reading

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Cheers to Roller Derby!

By: John “Fragglepuss” Evans Roller Derby can be a selfish sport. It is full of “My way or the highway” and “I’m the most important person on the track” attitudes. It is natural for Roller Derby to attract these types … Continue reading

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The Bane of Derby

By: John “Fragglepuss” Evans                 It joys me to see so many women coming together all over the world and making the sport of Roller Derby increasingly popular. It is such a unique group of people in that a derby … Continue reading

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Stroller Derby gets a Bad Reputation, but…

By: John “Fragglepuss” Evans                There has been a lot of criticism regarding the derby strategy commonly referred to as “stroller derby”. People close to Roller Derby are quick to judge the slow style of play that has become common … Continue reading

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