NWARD Red, White, and Blue Derby

NWARD Red, White, and Blue Derby

January 12, 2014 –Dressed in their finest attire, the ladies and gentleman of the Northwest Arkansas Roller Derby League met at The Speakeasy to celebrate and reminisce on what turned out to be a very successful season for both the All-Stars and Natural Disasters. It was a time to give out awards, remember the past, and have a little fun. NWARD would like to congratulate all the skaters, coaches, Refs, NSOs, and volunteers for another wonderful year and for more to come. And the 2013 Awards go to (in no particular order)…. UnSkinny Wop #4:All Star Team Leadership,All Star Best Encourager & Best Mentor 99 Problems #215: All Star Ms. Congeniality & Smelliest Gear Karma-lecktrack #27: All Star Most Improved La Bomba #23: All Star Blocker of the Year & Most Intimidating JoAnn of Arc #407:All Star Jammer of the Year, All Star MVP/Athlete of the Year, Most Likely to Win at the After Party & Best Boutfit Venus DeMonic #1820: Natural Disaster Team Leadership Anger Management #76: Natural Disaster Ms. Congeniality & Natural Disaster Best Encourager Kat Krash Fever #1976: Natural Disaster Most Improved & Most Reliable Boombox #1986: Natural Disaster Blocker of the Year Brusin’ Tedeschi #6: Natural Disaster Jammer of the Year & Natural Disaster MVP/Athlete of the Year Sin #7: Best League Spirit & Most Dedicated Dutch Mess #916:Most Underrated: & Best Backside J Lowe Blow #25: Rookie of the Year Jaims #47: Most Knowledgeable Jendetta #36: Best Injury Blakely Johnson #00: Best On-Track Partner Jett #G6: Most Versatile                                            ...

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We need you! Looking for 2014 Season Sponsors!

We need you! Looking for 2014 Season Sponsors!

Would you or your business be interested in sponsoring NWA Roller Derby during our next season in 2014? There are many types of sponsorships available and we can also customize a package just for you. NWA Roller Derby travels quite a bit during the season and in turn, incur quite a bit of expense that is sometimes difficult to cover individually. We’d love to meet you and discuss a possible sponsorship. Contact us today for more...

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Fresh Meat Training Camp Beginning July, 2013

Fresh Meat Training Camp Beginning July, 2013

Week 1 of NWA Roller Derby’s Fresh Meat Training Camp is complete. We’re so excited about all of the new faces we met today. There’s still time to join! Contact us today about becoming the next skater or ref. Check out Week 1’s photos below from our very own,...

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Rink Reaper #1124

Name: Rink Reaper Nickname: Reaper What’s the origin of your name?  My Facebook friends and family helped me choose it. Number: 1124 What does your number mean?  It is mine, my daughter’s, and my husband’s birth dates. Team: Natural Disasters What position do you play? Blocker When did you join derby? October 2012 How did you get involved in derby?  I went to one of the bouts and knew I wanted to play. Favorite derby moment so far? When I made the team! What advice would you like to give up and coming derby players? It’s lots of hard work. Don’t give up; practice, practice, practice! Where are you from? Stillwell, OK How long have you lived here? Over 30 years What keeps you here? My family Animals? Siberian Husky named Shadow, he is my baby. Family?: My husband Mike Jones, daughter Tasha Jones, and now add to the family my new son-in-law Justin Brown...

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La Bomba #23

Name: LaBomba Nickname: Bomba What’s the origin of your name? The Spanish folk song LaBomba Number: 23 What does your number mean? It’s my bday Team: Northwest Arkansas All Stars What position do you play? Blocker How long have you been skating? 21 yrs When did you join derby? Feb. 2008 How did you get involved in derby? I was going to school in Joplin, MO and saw a flyer. I went to a practice with MOKAN and been addicted to the sport ever since. Then transfered to NWARD Feb 2009. Signature move: I like to block while skating backwards What roll do you play behind the scenes? Part of the Coaching Committee Per bout ritual: A healthy snack, water, and some pumped up music Movationail quote: “It’s not personal, its ROLLER DERBY”-LaBomba Derby heroes: Megasaurass and Powder both from Magic City Misfits What makes you have instant respect for a derby skater? Being all around amazing person on the track and off the track What do you do outside of derby? I’m a EPS Scheduler for JB Hunt Favorite derby moment so far? When I received NWA Blocker of the Year 2011 Favorite derby teams? KC Warriors, Oly, Texecutioners, Magic City Misfits If you could remove one penalty from the game what would it be? Ref discretion What advice would you like to give up and coming derby players? Never give up! Practice makes perfect. Remember to breathe, don’t get angry and most of all HAVE FUN! Derby awards? 5 MVP Blocker Awards, Blocker of the Year 2011 Where are you from? Parsons, KS How long have you lived here? 3 1/2 yrs What keeps you here? The love of my life, Matt Animals? No Family? Sharon (mom)  Martin (Dad) Megan (Sister) Kyla...

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