The Rat City Rollergirls and Denver’s Rocky Mountain Rollergirls have a lot in common. Founding members of the WFTDA. Top ten teams that came out of the now-defunct West Region (as of April 30, Rat is ranked 6th and Rocky sits at 8). R’s and G’s in the team acronyms. A fondness for oysters (though I think the ones from Colorado are a bit different…) And this Sunday, June 23, they’ll share 60 minutes on the track in a special VIP bout at Southgate Roller Rink.
The last time the two teams met was on the final day of the WFTDA Regional Playoffs last September in California. Rat City took the W in a hard fought game, earning 5th place in the tournament. However, rosters for both teams have evolved since last season, so, as always, it’s anybody’s game. This season’s new faces to the Rat City All-Star team include K. Beezy, Michelle Gilroy, Rumble Fist, and Sintripetal Force, and returning to the RMRG Fight Club’s roster after a hiatus is their 2010 breakout star Urrk’n Jerk’n.
In total, RCRG and RMRG have met three times and the 5280 Fight Club has the series lead at 2-1. Sunday’s bout will only be the second time the teams have met outside of tournament play and the first time the two teams have played in Seattle, so you don’t want to miss this exciting bout!