The Krägermeister: NWA Roller Derby’s Skater Of The Month for March 2013

Our skater of the month for February is the multi-talented Craig Graves! From refereeing and bout production to social media and promotion, Craig wears a lot of hats here at NWA Roller Derby. A lifelong skater, Craig credits his abilities to trying all kinds of tricks, even pulling 360’s over the limbo stick as a kid. Off the track, he’s a quiet laid-back kind of guy, but when he’s part of the referee lineup (where he’s known as The Kraigermeister), skaters know they’d better stick to the rules or suffer the consequences! Plus he’s been known to spend hours discussing the finer points of roller derby regulations with his fellow refs, so every time you talk to him you’re sure to learn something new. As far as signature moves, he says that as a ref he’s not generally allowed to do “anything cool” out on the track, but in his words: “If you think of something, let me know. I like a challenge.” When asked about the part he plays in the league, Craig says “I would like to think that I’m the guy who helps pull everyone one together to be more of a derby family than a bunch of ladies trying to hit each other. It takes at least 50 dedicated volunteers, working together to pull off a successful roller derby bout. So my favorite part is when the bout is over, everyone has shaken hands, the crowd has been entertained, the awards have been given and I get to go have a seat and have an ice cold beverage with the gang.” Congratulations Craig Graves!...

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Join NWA Roller Derby

Join NWA Roller Derby

Information: Practices are currently being held once a week as follows: Starlight Skatium: 612 N. College Fayetteville, AR 72701 Sunday Nights: 4:30 pm – 5:30pm Cost: $5 Please contact: Karmalecktrack 479-422-7660 freshmeat@nwarollerderby.com if you have any further questions. Be sure to check back here prior to each practice for news, practice time changes, etc. These are fun and informative! You get to skate with brand new skaters as well as our veterans. All levels of skaters are welcome. A full list of rules, bylaws & policies of the NWA Roller Derby League is available to you at anytime during this...

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Burnin’ Love Success!

Burnin’ Love Success!

Thank you to all the fans, volunteers, friends and families who came out to our first home bout of the season, Burnin’ Love: Team Love Bugs vs. Team Burning Hearts. Our final score was 216 Love Bugs to 155 Burning Hearts. One hard fought bout! We are especially proud of the amazing skating and teamwork put forth by some of our brand new league members who skated in a bout for the very first time. Thanks again and we look forward to seeing you at Starlight Skatium in April!   PHOTOS FROM BURNIN’ LOVE February 10, 2013 Dave Stowers Photos 01 Dave Stowers Photos 02  ...

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Unskinny Wop: NWA Roller Derby’s Skater Of The Month for February 2013

Unskinny Wop: NWA Roller Derby’s Skater Of The Month for February 2013

Unskinny Wop delivers hits like a Mack Truck. Wop, as she’s lovingly called by her derby friends and family, is a dominant figure within NWA Roller Derby. Her versatility as a skater allows her to transition from blocker to jammer to pivot seamlessly. Wop’s illustrious career with the league includes leading the All-Stars as captain, serving first as treasury and now as secretary, and molding the fresh meat candidates into derby girls.   Off the track, Wop has a genuine smile and sympathetic ear ready for to listen to any skater. Wop began her derby career in 2006 and has since held the status of All Star.  She’s unfailing in her devotion to the sport of derby. Congratulations Wop.     Skater Tidbits: What’s the origin of your name? Poison song – plus my dad is Italian and I’m, well… ‘unskinny’. Number: 4 What does your number mean? My daughters age when I started, she helped pick it. When did you join derby? 2006 How did you get involved in derby? Saw an article in the local newspaper and knew I HAD to do it, loved it ever since. Favorite derby teams? KCRW What advice would you like to give up and coming derby players? Don’t EVER stop pushing yourself....

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