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GRAND RAGGIDY ROLLER DERBY TO CLOSE OUT 2007 WITH A BANG

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Grand Rapids' Roller Derby League Hosts Ohio in Final Bout of 2007roller derby bout grand rapids mi

GRAND RAPIDS - Now that roller derby has caught on across the country, The Grand Raggidy Roller Girls are sick of getting the "Grand Raggidy who?" treatment.

They've used 2007 as the year to put any doubts to rest and prove their position as "a league to watch."

The final quarter of the year proved a raging success for these hometown heroes. The league hosted an exciting season opener in September, followed by a derby-world shattering victory against Sin City Roller girls (Las Vegas) in October here in Grand Rapids.

In November, the ladies traveled to Nevada, where they once again scored a victory against the Sin City ladies, this time on someone else's' turf. Also in November, the league's "B-Sides" team defeated the Kalamazoo Kamikazes, while the Mitten Kittens (comprised of all-star members of the GRRG and the Detroit Derby Girls) scored first place at the first Fall Brawl in Fort Wayne, while the GRRG Rebelles took fourth.

"It's hard for me to believe how far the travel team has come in such a short period of time," says Travel Team co-captain Dot Matrix, who reminisced about the league's first travel team game - and resounding defeat - to the Detroit Derby Girls nearly a year ago.

 "We put together a travel team and got SPANKED by the much more experienced Detroit team.  Now we're skilled enough to play side by side with them in tournaments."

Now the ladies are gearing up to host yet another travel team bout in Grand Rapids, when the Ohio Roller Girls (Columbus) visit on Saturday Dec. 8. The GRRG defeated the OHRG at the East Coast Extravaganza in March, and this rematch should prove to be a fight to the end.

Want to see just how far this little league has come and really, why wouldn't you?

 Mark this date on your calendar:  Saturday, Dec. 8, 2007

Doors at 5 p.m.  Action at 6 p.m.

Rivertown Sports, 2605 Sanford Ave SW

Tickets are $10 presale, $12 at the door

(brownpapertickets.com)

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Comment balloon 13 commentsTerry & Bonnie Westbrook • December 05 2007 05:15PM

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COOL, the video looks great!  Wish I could be there!  See you soon.
Posted by Bonnie & Terry Westbrook, Grand Rapids MI Real Estate (Westbrook Realty) almost 13 years ago
Hi Terry, Looks like a lot of fun. 
Posted by Lola Audu, Audu Real Estate~Grand Rapids, MI ~Welcome Home! (Lola Audu~Audu Real Estate~Grand Rapids, MI Real Estate) almost 13 years ago
A great time was had by all.  The girls did us proud! 
Posted by Karen Webster...Grand Rapids, MI Realtor (5 Star Real Estate, Grand Rapids MI) almost 13 years ago
Thanks all I guess if I come back a s a woman I would be Terry Terrific on Skates.
Posted by Terry & Bonnie Westbrook, Westbrook Realty - Grand Rapids Forest Hills MI Re (Westbrook Realty Broker-Owner) almost 13 years ago
I have never seen a roller derby.  I am going to google it and see what you are talking about.  It looks wild!
Posted by Jon Mitchell (Classic Property Management) almost 13 years ago
Terry, if you came back as a woman skating in the roller derby, your name should be something like Hurricane Katrina IMHO.
Posted by Karen Webster...Grand Rapids, MI Realtor (5 Star Real Estate, Grand Rapids MI) almost 13 years ago

Jonathan: Lots of fun and a great energy release for both the participants and the audience. Check your area for a local team.

Karen: I kind of like that but the whole leg shaving issue seems like a lot of bother.

Posted by Terry & Bonnie Westbrook, Westbrook Realty - Grand Rapids Forest Hills MI Re (Westbrook Realty Broker-Owner) almost 13 years ago
I'm thinking not all of the Riggidy Rollers have shaved legs...  despite being the delicate hot house flowers that they are. :)
Posted by Eric Webster, Grand Rapids, MI, Five Star Realty (Five Star Real Estate) almost 13 years ago

Hey thanks so much Terry and everyone else for supporting my league!  I'm so gled that you enjoy coming to watch are games and that you are getting the word out about roller derby.  Can't believe that you have a video clip of me jamming.  Hope to see you soon!

 

Bette Mangler #00

Grand Raggidy Roller Girls.

Posted by Amy Zyck almost 13 years ago

Thank you so much for supporting the Grand Raggidy Roller Girls!  It's fans like you that we put ourselves through the beatings for! 

always clean shaven...
Matrix ;)

Posted by Dot Matrix #17 almost 13 years ago
Bette and Dot:  I had a great time and I'll keep talking you keep skating.
Posted by Terry & Bonnie Westbrook, Westbrook Realty - Grand Rapids Forest Hills MI Re (Westbrook Realty Broker-Owner) almost 13 years ago
I didn't know this sport was going on in GR. I remember this on tv from years ago.
Posted by Robert L. Brown, Grand Rapids Real Estate Bellabay Realty, West Mic (www.mrbrownsellsgr.com) almost 13 years ago
Robert: It has change to a kind and gentler sport. But still lots of excitement.
Posted by Terry & Bonnie Westbrook, Westbrook Realty - Grand Rapids Forest Hills MI Re (Westbrook Realty Broker-Owner) almost 13 years ago

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