About the Rosebuds
The Rosebuds empower young women ages 12-17 through participation in flat track roller derby. Rosebuds foster an accepting team environment that enables skaters to express uniqueness and individuality via a non-traditional contact sport. Roller derby provides a supportive community where differences are celebrated, commitment to improvement is encouraged, and being your unique self is valued. Along with a lot of physical activity the Rosebud’s program assists young women with maturing a healthy mind and a healthy body.
The Rosebuds are comprised of four home teams, an all-star traveling team and a introductory roller derby program called Seedlings. The 4 home teams play an exhilarating season against one another September-March, followed by the All-Stars hitting the track and hitting the road February-July. The Seedlings training program develops new skaters year round with regular intakes. Be sure to check the Rose City Rollers homepage for the next one.
2015 – 2016 Season
Bout #6 01/31/16
Today two worlds collided for an epic battle of the ages. This was the Rock’em Sock’em Robot-Zombie Apocalypse of the century. The Undead took immediate command of the bout. The Droids inched back jam by jam to make it a close match going into halftime. In the second half the unearthly effort put forth by the skaters was taking its toll on both sides. Like heavyweights trading blows and going to the canvas only to get back up at the count of 9 and demanding more. This viewer had never seen two junior teams dig so deep into the reservoirs of derby passion. It came down to the last jam with the DSDD ahead of UA 210 to 182. With a DSDD jammer penalty the UA jammer went into super-being action and claimed the lead by one and with one last bit of strength the DSDD jammer forged ahead for 4 points and the victory at the bell.
Bout #5 11/14/15
The first half could be summed up as Out-of-Sync and In-Sync. UA was just a day late and dollar short on most jams, just almost there but then not as LRR pulled out and controlled the bout for the first half. In the second half things went Clockwork Orange as upside down was right side up in an upside down box. There must have been a record for penalties set. Officials had to sort things out several times. In the end the consistency of the LRR jammers proved strong and LRR came out on top.
Unofficial Scoring – coming in the near future
Bout #4 11/14/15
As the Bite’s tagline states “Taste the Pain” and tonight it was served up fresh and hot. From start to finish the Bites controlled all aspects of this match up. Anytime the Droids appeared to get some traction the Bites clamped down. The Droids threw everything in their universal-galactic power at the Bites but the Rainbow of blockers was a force to be reckon with. It just wasn’t in the stars tonight but it resided in rainbows.
Unofficial Scoring – coming in the near future
Bout #3 10/11/15
Little Red Riveters 286 153 The Rainbow Bites Final Bout Gallery
The Riveters jumped out to a commanding lead in the first several minutes. Then the Bites went into to shutdown mode and came back with a commanding performance and were within a couple of points. The Riveters inched ahead going into the half. The second half was a sloppier half as the penalties piled up. The story was which team could take advantage of the power jams. With more experience on the jam line, the Riveters inched ahead with almost every jam to come away with a victory on this mild fall day.
LRR – Jewella Deville 142, Moonlight Bandit 51, Mis D-Meanor 28, Filipaino 27, Mace of Grace 16, Hazard 16, Big Mack 5, Ms. Shivious 5
RB – Barbarian Librarian 80, Domina Effect 21, Faye Tality 22,Psycho Kitty 12, Smackie Kennedy 13, Rubynator 5
Team Penalties – LRR 35, RB 38 | Lead Jammer – LRR 30, RB 13
Season Opener September 19th 2015
Bout Recap UA vs RB
In this first junior bout of the season UA controlled the lead from the opening whistle. There were several momentum shifts in the first half with RB inching the score close. Big jams were the story of this bout for each team. In the 2nd half UA’s senior jammers controlled much of the pace and UA was able to pull away going down the stretch. What a great bout to watch and an awesome way to start the RCR junior season.
UA – Bad Advise 134, Holly Screw-Ya 69, Trouble Clef 21, Snow Fright 15, Murder 7, Rolls Mary’s Baby 6
RB – Barbarian Librarian 41, Faye Tality 35,Psycho Kitty 34, Domina Effect 26, Smackie Kennedy 14
Team Penalties – UA 34, RB 19 | Lead Jammer – UA 38, RB 12
Bout Recap LRR vs DSDD
“Thunderdome” sums it up for this bout. This was an on-the-ropes back and forth affair with each team trading huge left hooks. Skaters where in the penalty box all night, ejections, foul outs. LRR lead much of the bout but couldn’t shake DSDD. It came down to the final jam. DSDD was behind by about 10 points. Then AC/DC’s Thunderstuck started to play and the jam was on. The Hanger was roaring. DSDD took the lead with the LRR jammer in the penalty box. Then the DSDD jammer went to the penalty box and with 13 seconds left LRR scored the needed points to seize the victory!
Game 2 Unofficial Scoring
LRR – Filipaino 57, Mis D-Meaner 49, Moonlight Bandit 45, Jewella Devillee 36, Big Mac 21, Mace of Grace 16
DSDD – Starship Trooper 97, Riot Ax 44, Habenero Romero 23, Ms. Shivous 21, Hazard 13, Demon Speed 4
Team Penalties – LRR 52, DSDD 39 | Lead Jammer – LRR 24, DSDD 17
Email Rosebuds@rosecityrollers.com for more information.