Monday, January 30, 2012

HRD's 2012 Knockouts Roster Announced!


All fans of Houston Roller Derby - we are proud to make another exciting announcement to welcome our 2012 Knockouts!

Please help us congratulate the following skaters who will be representing the 2012 Knockouts Travel Team for Houston Roller Derby:

2012 Knockouts Roster
2xForce - Captain
Bloody Hell
Blue J
Bustin Beaver
Grande Locolicious
Grrrl Friday
Hot Assests
Hot Rod Bettie
Kiki Mojo
Lisa Lava
Louisa May Assault
Marianne Morgue - Co Captain
Mary Queen of Skates
Patty Painz
Raven Knockahoe
Shocker Zulu
Singapore Rogue

The Knockouts is Houston Roller Derby's second competitive travel team.
The Knockouts' first bout will be on April 15 in San Antonio against the Alamo City Rollergirls.

This season, they will also be traveling to Baton Rouge to play Red Stick Roller Derby June 23, and to Beaumont to play the Spindletop Rollergirls September 8.

Houston Roller Derby's season date June 9 at Bayou Place Live (formerly known as Verizon Wireless Theater) in Downtown Houston will feature the Knockouts versus Assassination City Derby (Dallas, TX).

Come see your favorite Knockouts players at the Houston Roller Derby season opener bout March 17 at Bayou Place Live! You're not going to want to miss this exciting and highly competitive season for Houston Roller Derby!

♥ Houston Roller Derby ♥

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Welcome Your Newest Home Team - The Valkyries!

After sifting through over 270 new team name submissions, HRD has chosen a name for their newest home team. Please help us welcome...


Congratulations to C.B. Stephens for submitting the winning team name!

The Valkyries will be sporting their new colors, Lime Green with silver and black accents.

Here is your 2012 Valkyries roster:

Carmen Geddit - Captain
Wicked Sweet - Co Captain
Capt. Crunch
Dirty Diana
Dutch Destroyer
Global Warman
Goddess of War
Goldie Bloxx
Hot Rod Bettie
Sam I Slam
Yawanna Belize

Thank you to everyone who participated in our contest! We had so many great names to choose from and we really enjoyed seeing every idea submitted.

Come see The Valkyries play their very first game April 21 against The Brawlers at Bayou Place Live (formerly known as Verizon Wireless Theater). If you can't wait until then, come meet them at our season opener on March 17!


♥ Houston Roller Derby ♥

Sunday, January 22, 2012

2012 Houston Roller Derby All-Star Team Roster

Ladies and gentlemen, friends and fans -may we present to you our roster for the 2012 Houston Roller Derby All-Star Team!

2012 Charter
Betty Watchett
Beverly Kills
Becky Booty
Carmen Geddit
DBC (Death By Chocolate)
Flyon Maiden
Freight Train
Goldie Bloxx
Jekyll and Heidi
Miss Lead
Mistilla the Killa
Nawty Dread Knocks
The Prosecutor
Radium D.K.
Rebel Ann
Speed O'
Big Bad Voodoo Dollie

Please help us welcome back four of our skaters who have come out of retirement to rejoin our All-Star roster for 2012: DBC, Nawty Dread Knocks, Miss Lead, and Speedo!

Come see the Houston All-Stars play their first game of the season in HRD's season opener bout on March 17 at our new venue, Bayou Place Live (formerly known as Verizon Wireless Theater).
Get your tickets to THIS game now by going here!

The Houston All-Stars will also be playing in Dallas, TX the following weekend, March 24-25 in the Clover Cup tournament. Other competing teams include the Dallas Derby Devils, Jacksonville Roller Girls, Gold Coast Derby Girls, Green Country Roller Girls, Oklahoma Victory Dolls, Omaha Rollergirls, and the Tampa Derby Darlins.

This season, our All-Star team has scheduled to play away games in Dallas, Chicago, California, and Nebraska. They will be competing against other visiting teams in Houston throughout the season as well.

Please come out and support your 2012 HRD All-Stars with us as much as you can this season!
We are extremely proud of all of them and can't wait to see our skaters in action this year!

Please stay tuned for more game dates featuring the Houston All-Stars - more updates coming soon!

Go Houston All-Stars!

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Psych Ward Sirens Chili Cook-Off

Come join us at the Psych Ward Sirens Chili Cook-Off!

Houston Roller Derby's Psych Ward Sirens will be hosting a chili cook-off for their 2012 season fundraiser! If you're a Siren fan, have a favorite skater on the team, love HRD or just like chili come out and support us!

Saturday February 18, 2012
Shady Tavern
1206 West 20th Street
Houston, Texas 77008
Kid and DOG friendly

- $10 gets you entry to the Cook-Off and sampling of all the delicious chili
- Awards and Prizes for BEST chili and BEST table flair
- Enter the HOT pepper eating contest
- LIVE music
- Silent Auction- Craft Sale- Bake Sale
- Vote on the SIREN's 2012 Uniform Choices, Fan Favorite WINS!

Do you think you and your friends make the best chili? If so, contact Bustin Beaver at for a Team Entry Form. Spaces still available.

Come on out!

Monday, January 16, 2012

Our Latest 2012 Home Team Roster Updates!

Please help us welcome our newest home team skaters for our 2012 season! As of last night, all 17 of our Fresh Meat skaters were drafted to their new home teams!

New Draftees for The Psych Ward Sirens include Tie Die Pixie, Dr. Shocktapus, Maul McCartney, and Mad Milkshake.

The Bayou City Bosses welcomed new skaters including BG Smack, Bleeda Ford, and Mommy Fearest.

HRD's newest home team (currently unnamed) welcomed 10 new additions to their charter. New draftees include skaters LocoMeauxtion, Global Warman, Dirty Diana, Goddess of War, Yawanna Belize, Capt. Crunch, HotAssets, Bazinga, Hellicious, and Sam I Slam.
Joining the 10 new skaters will be HRD home team transfers Carmen Geddit (Sirens), Hot Rod Bettie (Sirens), Wicked Sweet (Sirens), Goldie Bloxx(Bosses), and Dutch Destroyer (Brawlers).

The Brawlers did not take any new drafts due to their current charter being full.

Please help us welcome and congratulate our newest additions for 2012! Come out and see your new favorite rookies play in our season opener bout March 17 at Verizon Wireless. Click here to get your tickets to our season opener bout now!

2012 charter updates for the Houston All-Stars and the Knock-Outs are currently in progress and will be announced soon.

The new team's name has been narrowed down from 270 submissions to the league's top 3. The winning name along with the team's new color will be announced before the end of January!

If you are interested in trying out for Houston Roller Derby, come out for our Spring Tryouts March 28, 29, and April 1!
For more information about our Tryouts schedule, click here!

We hope that you all are as excited as we are about 2012! Come out and see us in March!

...And the winners for the 2011 Houston Roller Derby Awards are...

The best of 2011 for Houston Roller Derby's season awards are in! Please congratulate the following winners for being outstanding in their category for HRD.

The "Fun" Awards
Miss Congeniality Flyon Maiden
The After School Special Award Kiki Mojo
The Ta-Ta Award Betty Watchett
Best Assets The Angie-Christ
Purple Heart Award Bombadee
The Flair Award Flyon Maiden
The Comeback Kid Award Becky Booty
The Wash Your Mouth Out Award Carmen Geddit
The Best High Five Award Flyon Maiden
The Smarty Pants Award Sick Nick

Team Awards
Best Team Mate Leather and Mace
Best Pivot Dutch Destroyer
Best Blocker Windigo
Best Jammer Flyon Maiden
MVP Windigo

Best Team Mate KiKi Mojo
Best Pivot Becky Booty
Best Blocker Rebel Ann
Best Jammer Beverly Kills
MVP ShawShank

Best Teammate Lisa Lava
Best Pivot The Angie-Christ
Best Blocker Jekyll & Heidi
Best Jammer Brand-Aid
MVP Brand-Aid

Best Attendance Jessie Jams
Lil Miss Sunshine BG Smack
Most Improved Sam I Slam
MVB (Most Valuable Bettie) Misfits

Best Teammate Wicked Sweet
Best Pivot The Angie-Christ
Best Blocker Goldie Bloxx
Best Jammer Brand-Aid
MVP ShawShank

League Awards
Best Referee Corbin Cojones
Most Improved Shocker Zulu
Rookie of the Year SyRenge
League MVP The Angie-Christ

Congratulations to all of our 2011 winners! Now, onto 2012!
Don't miss us at Verizon Wireless on March 17 for our season opener game!
Go to for more information and to buy your tickets!

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Houston All-Star Skater Windigo Featured in Home Town News

Houston All-Star skater, Windigo was recently featured in her hometown newspaper, The Manitoulin Expositor, which is based in Little Current, Ontario in Canada.
The article, titled "First Nation Heritage Inspires Derby Girl," features Windigo’s roller derby endeavors and the significance of choosing her skater name.
Windigo's roots are on the Island of Wikwemikong, where her mother lives "as well as First Nation communities in the United States, where she was primarily raised."
In the article, she explains that she wanted to be called something that represented her Anishnaabek people.
The name 'Windigo' is "the name given by Anishnaabek people to the evil spirit that consumes human flesh, or possesses others to do so. The wiindigookaanzhimowin, a ceremonial dance, was held to warn against the spirit’s hungry ways."
"Ms. Fox Bennett has been featured in the media recently due to her performance at the first World Cup in flat-track roller derby, which was held December 1-4 in Toronto. The sport has seen a surge in popularity in the past decade and though it’s strongest in the United States, other countries are taking note," the article said.
Windigo explained that after going to her first Roller Derby game in the mid 2000's, she was sold on the sport and recalled going out to buy her first pair of skates.
"'There’s not a lot of full-contact sports for women out there,' Ms. Fox Bennett said. 'I think that’s why roller derby appeals to some women. It’s no-holds-barred,” Windigo said in the article. 'That ‘no-holds-barred’ aspect of the sport tends to attract 'unconventional' women, she added. 'They are all so strong,' Ms. Fox Bennett said. 'It develops into a real sisterhood.'"
Windigo conveyed that at first, she was a "slow learner," but said she refused to give up.
“'Don’t ever give up,' she fervently recommended. ’I tell that to everyone starting derby. Tenacity gets you everything and everywhere,'” Windigo said in the article.
This past December, at the World Cup, Windigo played for Team Canada, which won the Silver Medal.
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