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Portland vs. Seattle: All-Star Roller Derby
Portland, OR – The Rose City Rollers’ Wheels of Justice and Axles of Annihilation will play Rat City Roller Derby’s All-Stars and Rain of Terror in a double header on Saturday night at The Hangar at Oaks Amusement Park (7805 SE Oaks Park Way, Portland, OR 97202). These bouts will be the last time this year that Portlanders will get to see the either of Portland’s travel teams compete locally.
Portland’s Wheels of Justice ended their 2018 season ranked the top league in North America and the number two league in the world. After this weekend’s bouts, they will head to Denver, Colorado, in September to compete in Denver Roller Derby’s Thin Air Throwdown before traveling to New Orleans, Louisiana, in November to compete in the Women’s Flat Track Derby Association’s Championships in November.
The bond between Portland and Seattle makes this weekend’s bouts something special.
“Rat City is a great competitor and we always look forward to our annual match up,” says Nicole “Bonnie Thunders” Williams, co-captain of the Wheels of Justice. “They are a dynamic and unpredictable team who brings new strategies each year—it’s always a challenging game for us and a good segue into post-season play.”
For the Axles of Annihilation (AOA), their next appearance will be at the “Rust Riot” in Seattle later this month. AOA are the defending two-time B-Team champions, having won the annual championship tournament in 2016 and 2017.
The Rose City Wreckers—Portland’s recreational league—also will be competing this weekend in a bout with the Jet City Aviators from Everett, Washington, on Friday evening.
Tickets for both evenings’ bouts can be purchased through the Events page on rosecityrollers.com.
About Rose City Rollers:
The Rose City Rollers serve women and girls who want to play the team sport of roller derby, connect with an inclusive community, and realize their power both on skates and off. They are a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, formed in 2004, and a founding member of the Women’s Flat Track Derby Association. RCR currently serves more than 500 skaters ages 7-55 and is supported by over 800 volunteers.