Portland, OR (March 20, 2017): The Rose City Rollers’ (RCR) all-star roller derby team, the Wheels of Justice (WOJ), are two-time reigning WFTDA World Champions and ready to debut their 2017 roster. This weekend, fans will witness one of the most sensational derby events of the year: the Wheels of Justice Purple vs. White exhibition bout, where the 2017 roster is split in half to play against each other. The track will be packed with crowd favorites like Loren Mutch and Jessica Chestnut, while introducing some of the newest talent joining the squad. The format allows the audience to scream their heads off at the agility, speed, dexterity, and prowess of the entire team.
Rose City has set their sights on retaining the title for a third year, but it’s been an uncertain and exciting off-season due to several high-level transfers. In December, Portland derby fans reveled when one of the top jammers in the world, Bonnie Thunders, transferred from New York’s Gotham Girls. Portland looked unstoppable as the favorite to take the title once again, until February when Scald Eagle, RCR’s most highly decorated jammer, announced that she and her sister Brawn Swanson, the current WFTDA MVP, were moving to Colorado. Other high-level transfers across the WFTDA top 20 have the stage set for an unbelievably competitive year.
Fans will want to be able to say they were there for the entire season, and that starts Friday! For those not able to attend this weekend’s bouts, watch live on www.rosecityrollers.com/live/.
Wheels of Justice Game Tickets available here
Fri: 8:00pm RCR Wheels of Justice Purple vs. White
Other Games This Weekend
Sat: 7:00pm Break Neck Betties vs Heartless Heathers
Sun: 1:00pm RCR Wreckers vs. Castlegar BC’s Dam City Rollers
The Wheels of Justice (WOJ) Season:
3/24 WOJ Purple vs. White (Hangar at Oaks Park)
4/22 WOJ vs. Bridgetown Menace (Hangar at Oaks Park)
5/5-7 WOJ at Big O: Portland, Australia’s VRDL, Denver, Helsinki, Chicago and many more (Eugene, OR)
6/23-25 Hometown Throw Down: Portland, London, Texas and Los Angeles (Hangar at Oaks Park)
7/22-23 WOJ at SweatFest: Portland, Texas, Atlanta, Philly, and Dallas (New Orleans, LA)
8/19 WOJ vs. Seattle – double header A & B teams (Hangar at Oaks Park)
Sept WOJ at a WFTDA playoffs, location TBD
11/3-5 WOJ in WFTDA Championships – pending qualification (Philadelphia, PA)
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. (We are a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, formed in 2004, and a founding member of the Women’s Flat Track Derby Association)