Archive for October, 2011

Our Black & Blue 6 captains auction was a huge success this year. Congratulations to Tammie Konicki, who won the spot of captain for Team Black with her bid of $202.50 and to Doug McCutcheon who bid $186 to captain Team Blue. We’re so excited to add the proceeds from the auction to our donation to Susan G. Komen for the Cure Northeast Ohio. Thank you so much to our top bidders and to everyone who participated.

And now our two winners have made their selections for this year’s Black & Blue charity bout! Here are the teams. Find your favorite skaters and pick who you will cheer on Nov. 19 at the Wolstein Center! Don’t forget to buy your tickets early at the special discounted rate. Prices go up day of the game.

Black & Blue 6 details.

Guest Captain: Tammie “Red Devil” Konicki

Amstel Standin
B. Onya Guard
Death Proof
Demona Driver
Dita Von B.
Eartha Hitt
Eva Lucien — co-captain (Evil Lucien)
Hot Mess (Messy)
Mae Burnya
Marion Razorwound (Razor)
Maul-ibu Barbie
Mo’ Nasty
Molotov Hot-Tail
Mosh Spice
Mrs. Love-Hit
Olive Bruises
Pinky Teasadero
Premo Donna
Slot Ma Sheen
Star Crash
Sweetheart Attack
The Killustrator (Bi-Polar Bear)
Veruca Salty (The Strangler)

Guest Captain: Doug “Robert Deadford” McCutcheon

Anna Malinstinct
Bad Mooney Rising
Bamm B. Hunt-Her
Beatrix Wicked (Miss Inga Page)
Chelle Shock
Cherry Venom
Dagney Taghurt (T-Payne)
DominKNITrix (Knitty Gritty)
Hellz Kellz
Hidden Ajennda — co-captain (Ajennda)
Holly Huntress
LuLu (Baby Tongue)
Luz Cannon
Mandy Maggots
Mary Kaos (yermom)
Professor Booty (Booty)
Punkd Pixie (Pixie Lou)
Rainbow Fright (The Vajazzler)
Slaughterama Mama
Soul Eater
Sparkles (Farah Moan)
The Eduskater
West Nel Virus

So, who will you be cheering for at Black & Blue 6?


As many of you know, Soza Fitness and Wellness has been a longtime sponsor, supporter and friend of the Burning River Roller Girls. And now the favorite workout locale is stepping up to support our league in a new and exciting way.

Over the next few weeks, Soza will be sponsoring several promotions in connection with Black & Blue 6 to help us raise money for Susan G. Komen for the Cure Northeast Ohio. Soza’s goal is $1,000. Help us make it happen and win great prizes along the way!

Weekly prizes from Soza as part of the donation face-off event.

1. Donation face-off
First of all, now through Nov. 18, Soza will be hosting a donation face-off. Ballot/donation boxes will be set up with coordinating BRRG home teams. Enter your ballot (necessary to win) and loose change (unnecessary to win, but appreciated by our charity).

The box with the most donations wins. All ballots that chose the winning team will be entered into a drawing for prizes! Visit Soza for more details and start playing!

2. Halloween party
Still looking for a Halloween party this weekend? Stop by Soza Oct. 29 between 7-10 p.m. for a special 50s and 60s themed Rock Around the Clock Halloween party! Poodle skirts and leather jackets welcomed, but not required.

A $10 ticket provides you with food, beverages, music, prizes and the company of some of the Burning River Roller Girls. Nothing scary about that! Everyone is welcome. No gym membership necessary!

Bonus: Proceeds go to support BRRG’s Black & Blue 6 benefit, so a portion of this ticket cost is tax deductible. Your receipt will serve as your ticket or you may pick up your ticket at the gym with your receipt prior to the event.

3. Get in shape
Besides cheering for your favorite team in the face-off and hanging out with your favorite skaters at the Halloween bash, you can exercise like your favorite skaters at Soza.

Get a head start in battling the holiday weight gain by signing up for a membership at Soza between now and Oct. 31.

Along with its partners, Soza said it will donate $17  to our cause for every three-month Soza VIP Plan purchased during that time period, plus you get the fourth month free.

For more information on all of these promotions, click here or visit Soza Fitness and Wellness at 5236 Ridge Road, Parma, Ohio, 44129.

x-TRON-x goes in for a block on The Eduskater.

Skater name: x-TRON-x
Team: The Rolling Pin-Ups

How did you get into derby?
It’s all Death Proof’s fault. In 2008, she saw the Plain Dealer article about the league. She asked me to tag along to the April bout at the North Olmstead Soccer Sportsplex. While watching, we were smiling ear to ear and knew we wanted to do this. We contacted Soul Eater, the recruiting director, and she pointed us toward Skater’s Edge to get the proper gear. We started that April going to the open skate sessions at the United Skates roller rink. Back then, the league would do a half hour warm up during the public open skate session. That was as close as we were allowed to get to skating with the league until the August registration.

What has surprised you about derby?
The amount of time and energy everyone spends is amazing. As recruiting director, Soul Eater was very diligent in letting me know how much time was required when you join derby. Even today, I‘m still surprised how much time members dedicate to the sport.

How did it feel to be the only team other than the Hellbombers to win the Hazard Cup?
Wow, just wow!
That was such a hard-fought game. The Rolling Pin-Ups were down 48-24 at half time. The Pin-Up blockers were able to hold back The Hellbombers, only letting them get 17 points for the entire second half. Punkd Pixie and Professor Booty (Booty was a Pin-Up previously) each scored double digits in back-to-back jams. It was so exciting. 


What’s your day job?
Electrical Engineer – currently doing double duty as a research and development member for one engineering team and a manager of a small production group that handles special customer modification requests.

What’s your biggest challenge in derby?
My biggest challenge is finding a balance with my time.
So much time goes into becoming a better player, that I often neglect my family and my non-derby friends. The guilt eventually rises to the point where I switch priorities. Unfortunately, when I have a bad game or even a bad practice, I switch priorities again to becoming a better player. It has been an ongoing struggle for which I haven’t yet found an acceptable solution.

Whose your personal derby crush in BRRG or the extended Derbyverse?
The one skater I find myself stopping to watch when possible is Quadzilla. 
He was one of the first instructors I had at the 2009 Blood and Thunder Boot Camp in San Diego. He was serious, but he found a way to make learning his drills fun. Seeing how agile and comfortable he is on his skates is something I can only admire.

Before joining derby, you would have never seen this color on x-TRON-x.

Tell us a fun fact about you.
I didn’t own green clothing until I was drafted to The Rolling Pin-Ups.

What position do you like to play?
I like blocker because I do my best as a blocker. I also like to play jammer, but jamming is my weakest ability, so I only do it during scrimmages that don’t count for any team rankings.

Anyone you want to thank or give a shot out to?
My sister, Danielle.  She was so involved and excited when I started roller derby.  She is a creative force and volunteered her time and talents to the league. She was involved in creating our 2008  and 2009 trading cards, as well as some posters promoting The Burning River Roller Girls.

One of the winners of last year's auction.

UPDATE: And we’re back! Check the new links below for the auction! Ends Oct. 22.

The Burning River Roller Girls league once again is auctioning off the opportunity to captain one of the teams for Black & Blue 6!

Proceeds from the auction go to Susan G. Komen for the Cure Northeast Ohio.

The BRRG is bringing this amazing opportunity back to the public via eBay® auction. A BRRG skater assists to show you the ropes, and you get the true grit experience of being a roller derby team captain.

“It gives the fans an opportunity to get more involved. Many sports have ‘practice with the pros’ type deals. It’s also pulling from the big fantasy sports idea, where you can pick your dream team. You get to experience derby through the eyes of a player, not just a fan on the side lines. Fans are always excited to be able to interact with us more.” – Eva Lucien, BRRG Derby Operations Vice President.

The guest captains will have helper skaters to guide them through the process of drafting and making lineups. Practice times will be set up for each team where the guest coaches can come and run drills and get a sense for how everyone skates, develop strategy with the teams, then put that strategy to the test on bout day, Nov. 19.

And to sweeten the deal, the guest captains will each receive 15 free tickets to give to friends and family to see their derby prowess in action, plus a special “thank you” gift to remember the ultimate experience with the skaters of the BRRG!

Follow the links below to participate in the auction
Team Black Auction
Team Blue Auction

The auction closes Oct. 22! Act now!

And don’t forget, tickets are on sale now for Black & Blue 6, Nov. 19 at the CSU Wolstein Center.

Food, brew and roller girls

Posted: October 4, 2011 by burningriverrollergirls in BRRG News
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You are personally invited to join us this Saturday, Oct. 8 at Johnny Malloy’s for drinking, dining and hobnobbing with some of your favorite roller girls!

Click for full flier

Tickets for the evening are $20 in advance**, $25 at the door.

This price gets you ALL YOU CAN EAT pizza, pasta and wings plus ALL YOU CAN DRINK draft beer, well drinks and wine. Plus of course the company of the fabulous skaters of the Burning River Roller Girls.

You can’t get that much fun for that price on a Saturday night anywhere else! Plus the proceeds will help fund Cleveland’s premier derby league.

If that wasn’t enough, there will also be raffle baskets and side board.

All the fun will be taking place at Johnny Malloy’s, 7729 West Ridgewood Ave., Parma, Ohio, from 5 to 8 p.m.

**Email Subject: FUNDRAISER so you can get the advance ticket price!

Help share the event by dowloading and printing our flier.

Will you be there Saturday night? Don’t miss out!