A LOOK BACK: ARRG’S 2012 YEAR IN REVIEW!!!

BENCHMARKS SET DURING TWELVE BUSY MONTHS!

by Muckety Muck, ARRG Bout Co-Announcer – Photos by Bob Dunnell & ARRG

For the prior two Decembers in the ARRG Newscenter, we’ve featured a “Year in Review” that encapsulates the activities of the league for the calendar year.

And with this third annual installment of the league’s “derby diary,” we’ve once again exceeded the cumulative word count of the previous two.

This might have been the direct result of the usual run-on sentences, unnecessary adjectives and dangling participles often found in our copy. That aspect we’ll readily admit.

But upon reflection, the culprit is clear. ARRG was busy in 2012, on and off the flat-track…and the league wouldn’t have had it any other way.

The past twelve months saw benchmarks notched for the league in numerous areas, and it reminded all that participating in the sport of flat-track roller derby was truly a year-round commitment.

But I don’t need to tell you this…just read the next 4,200 words for yourself.

JANUARY

01.14.12 – The year kicked off with the continuation of ARRG’s 2011-12 local season, which saw a pair of legacy teams clinch the two top seeds of the upcoming playoff round with dominant victories. At Midwest Sport Hockey in front of 800 derby fanatics, the Stunt Devils capitalized on a 41-point halftime lead en route to a 147-80 victory over the Smashinistas. Jammer Mighty Mighty Boston collected 52 points in the victory for the Stunts, which netted the purple rollers an undefeated regular season and the top seed for the upcoming post-season charge. Meanwhile, the M-80s utilized a perpetual scoring barrage to claim a 153-94 win over Rebel Skate Alliance. Black Market Baby’s 82 points topped M-80s’ scoring and helped the squad finish the regular season in second place with a 2-1 mark.

01.21.12 – ARRG All-Star veterans Grave Danger, Downtown Dallis, Mayor Francis Slayer, Chewblocka and Shimmy Hoffa represented the league as members of Midwest Megateam, an exhibition squad of WFTDA North Central skaters in a scrimmage against the Naptown Tornado Sirens in Indianapolis, IN. The team suffered a 90-point setback to the league that would consistently rank third in the WFTDA North Central Region throughout 2012.

01.22.12(The formally named) ARRG Rookie Rivals – the league’s C-team consisting of rookies and unrostered skaters – fell to the MO-KAN Roller Girlz 155-84 at the Skatium in South St. Louis.

01.24.12The four ARRG local squads solidified their rosters with a supplemental draft held in South St. Louis. Eveready, a veteran transfer from the Southern Illinois Roller Girls, was selected by Rebel Skate Alliance while rookie Brickyard was claimed by the Smashinistas.

FEBRUARY

02.04.12The top two seeds of the post-season netted dominant wins in ARRG’s local playoff round in front of 800 at Midwest Sport Hockey. Pushing out to an 86-point halftime lead, the top-seeded Stunt Devils outmuscled Rebel Skate Alliance 210-60. Boston collected 69 in the win while South City Shiner added 55. Meanwhile, the M-80s utilized its own firepower in a 182-127 playoff win over the Smashinistas. Boomba collected 97 points in the victory while May Require Stitches posted a personal best of 43. The bout results would lead to another Stunts/M-80s tussle for the hardware later in April.

02.10.12ARRG participated in 12th Annual Heat Up St. Louis “Rise and Shine” event at Hardee’s locations on Hampton Ave. in St. Louis and in Maryland Heights. Altogether, over 550 volunteers raised a record $95,000 for Heat-Up St. Louis during the one-day event, a 10% increase over last year’s total.

02.12.12ARRG continued its involvement with the Missouri Department of Transportation’s “Adopt-A-Highway” program by patrolling and cleaning its stretch of sponsored road, located near I-55 & Germania in South St. Louis.

02.17.12 – ARRG participated at the 9th Annual World’s Greatest Sports Trivia Championship at Chaifetz Arena, which benefited St. Patrick’s Center of St. Louis. Skaters of the league were celebrity participants at the event, which drew over 1,000 contestants and raised over $142,000 in net revenue, the second highest net amount raised in event history.

02.18.12 – Along with its “brothers in derby,” the STL Gatekeepers men’s flat track roller derby franchise, ARRG skated the parade route at the 2012 River City Grand Parade during Mardi Gras Weekend in St. Louis. The event drew an estimated 150,000 revelers to Soulard.

02.24.12 – The league held the fourth installment of its annual “Trivia Night” at the German Cultural Society in St. Louis. Over 300 participants matched wits in a variety of categories and silent auction items netted historic donations.

MARCH

03.03.12The ARRG All-Stars – then ranked sixth the WFTDA North Central region – posted a 131-121 nail biter over the #10 Mad Rollin Dolls of Madison, WI at Midwest Sport Hockey. Up by 11 points at intermission, ARRG battled jam-for-jam to pull off the 10-point victory when the final whistle blew. Boston netted 75 points in the win while Boomba netted 25. The hard-fought victory netted the local rollers their first victory of the 2012 interleague campaign. In the undercard, the Saint Lunachix, ARRG’s b-team, posted a 179-80 victory over MRD’s Team Unicorn to net their first victory of the season.

03.10.12 – Propelled by the season opening victory, the ARRG All-Stars travelled to Buckeye State and posted a 158-118 victory over North Central #8 Cincinnati Black Sheep in front of 3,500 fans at the Cincinnati Gardens. ARRG came out of the blocks quickly, posting a 46-0 opening sprint to set the tone and pushed the team’s record to 2-0. In the opener, the Saint Lunachix utilized a 22-point halftime lead to net an 84-79 win over CRG’s Silent Lambs, which also improved the team’s record to 2-0.

 

03.11.12 – A long wee-hour commute, a time change and tough opposition faced the ARRG All-Stars in a closed-bout battle against then #9 Ohio in Columbus the following morning. ARRG stumbled out of the gates early and fell behind 101-60 at half, eventually losing 168-115. The setback dropped ARRG to 2-1 in A-team interleague play. Meanwhile back at the Cincinnati Gardens, ARRG’s Rookie Rivals suffered a 129-118 loss to Cincinnati’s Flock Ewes in a hangover bout.

03.17.12 – ARRG, along with the STL Gatekeepers, participated in the 2012 St. Patrick’s Day Parade in downtown St. Louis. The event – featuring over 120 entries – took place in front of approximately 230,000 spectators.

03.24.12 – ARRG continued its on-track association with the STL Gatekeepers by participating in a demo bout prior to the men’s roller derby leagues’ local season opener of “Turf Wars.” Using mash-up, theme-based teams with skaters donning alternative names and personalities, this began ARRG’s second year of skating demo bouts for the Gatekeepers.

03.31.12 – ARRG walked canines for Stray Rescue of St. Louis at their facility downtown. The non-for-profit’s sole purpose is to rescue stray animals in need of medical attention, restore them to health, and place them in loving adoptive homes.

APRIL

04.01.12 – In anticipation of the upcoming ARRG Local Championships at month’s end, the website launches the “ARRG 30n30” campaign that highlighted a particular aspect of the League for thirty straight days. In addition to bout previews and recaps, full-length columns featured teams, skaters, teams and support staff that are vital to ARRG’s existence. The concept was unique, as no other WFTDA-affiliated league had historically attempted the concept before. When all was said and done, ARRG’s “30n30” totaled over 56,000 words collectively.

04.14.12 – Still surly from the Ohio upset one month prior, the ARRG All-Stars rebounded with a 238-29 quad-stomping over WFTDA South Central #16 Memphis at the Pipkin Center in Memphis, Tennessee. ARRG literally posted its winning points less than four minutes in as Black Market Baby collected a natural thirty-point strike that gave St. Louis a 30-0 lead. ARRG grounded out a 128-12 lead at intermission and kept the pressure on throughout in the 209-point thumping. Four ARRG jammers posted 40 points individually, with Boston netting 68 followed by Black Market Baby’s 65. The convincing win upped the locals’ record to 3-1.

04.15.12ARRG participated at Ranken Technical College’s ninth-annual “Car Show and Alumni Reunion,” held on campus. The league’s appearance continued the long-time association with one of its primary sponsors.

04.21.12 – Not to be outdone by their derby sistren the weekend prior, ARRG’s Saint Lunachix posted massive points in a 255-50 victory over the “A” squad of the Southern Illinois Roller Girls at Midwest Sport Hockey. The Chix sported a 151-18 lead at intermission and cruised to their third straight victory of the season with the 205-point win. Jammer EnYa Nightmare paced the Saint Lunachix with 78 points, followed by Munchausen by Foxy and Morgan LeFaetal with 64 and 60 points, respectively.

04.28.12 – A seven-year dream was finally fulfilled as ARRG hosted its first event of regulation bouts in St. Louis City-proper with the 2012 League Championships at Chaifetz Arena. In the main event in front of its largest audience ever, the M-80s posted a 188-139 victory to win the League’s local championship. The firecrackers on quads sported a 113-61 lead at intermission en route to the 49-point trophy win. Black Market Baby paced M-80s’ scoring with 85 points, followed by EnYa Nightmare’s 57. In the third place bout, the Smashinistas – lead by Downtown Dallis’ 89 points, steamrolled over Rebel Skate Alliance 220-100. Prior to the first whistle, St. Louis Mayor Francis G. Slay proclaimed the day “Arch Rival Roller Girls Day” in the City of St. Louis.

MAY

05.05.12 – Despite a two-spot drop in the WFTDA North Central rankings, the eighth-ranked ARRG All-Stars still showed steady signs of improvement in a 173-58 thrashing of North Central #12 Bleeding Heartland at Midwest Sport Hockey. Sporting a 45-point lead at intermission, the locals posted a 61-2 second period run that pushed the squad’s record to 4-1 overall. Boston scored 83 points in the win while Dallis contributed 43. In the undercard, the Saint Lunachix kept their undefeated streak intact with a hard-fought 165-124 win over Bleeding Heartland’s Code Blue Assassins. EnYa Nightmare and Deathica Steele won “MVP Jammer and Blocker” respectively for the Chix, who improved to 4-0.

05.06.12 – ARRG participated in the annual Hep Cat Carnival, held at the Gramophone in St. Louis’ “Grove” neighborhood. The event – which featured an “Arm Wrestle a Roller Girl” booth – raised donations for Tenth Life, a non-profit that saves stray cats and kittens in the St. Louis area.

05.17.12 – ARRG participated in the annual KDHX Midwest Mayhem fundraiser, held at the City Museum. The event raised monies for KDHX, 88.1 FM – St. Louis community radio, a long-time supporter of roller derby in St. Louis.

05.19.12 – A sextet of ARRG kegglers participated in the 28th annual “Bowl for Kids’ Sake,” a bowling benefit that raised monies for Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Eastern Missouri. Competing at the Moolah Shrine in St. Louis, this was ARRG’s second straight year of contributing to the state-wide event.

05.19.12 – ARRG blockers Chewblocka and Shimmy Hoffa competed in Chicago with the exhibition Midwest MEGAteam, who was victorious in a 142-72 win over the Chicago Outfit Syndicate. The 70-point victory evened the MEGAteam’s record to 1-1.

05.20.12 – Propelled by beans and spices, the Saint Lunachix raised over $300 for its squad at a chili cookoff fundraiser held at Halfway Haus in South St. Louis. The event would raise monies for the team’s June trip to the Midwest Brewhaha invitational.

05.22.12 – Five skaters became officially rostered to the local ARRG teams with a supplemental draft held in South St. Louis. St. Chux Derby Chix transfer Spider Monkey was selected by Rebel Skate Alliance for the first overall pick.

05.23.12 – The ARRG All-Stars held its “F*ck Yea Wednesday” fundraiser at the Gramophone in “The Grove” neighborhood. The event raised monies for the All-Stars upcoming June trek to Texas.

JUNE

06.02.12 – The two primary travel teams of ARRG traveled to Wisconsin for the two-day 2012 Midwest Brewhaha, held at US Cellular Arena in downtown Milwaukee. The invitational – featuring primarily WFTDA North Central squads – featured 30 bouts during the course of the weekend. The ARRG All-Stars, ranked eighth, sent the biggest shockwave from opening day with a 186-130 upset victory over #4 Detroit. ARRG started strong against the unsuspecting Michigan rollers and posted a 101-65 lead at intermission. Smart clock management and stubborn blocking helped ARRG achieve the league’s first victory historically over Motown and upped their overall record to 5-1. Later in the day, the Saint Lunachix were handed their first loss of the season by Ohio’s Gang Green, 152-110. The 42-point setback dropped the b-team’s record to 4-1.

06.03.12 – The ARRG All-Stars continued their eye-opening performance at Midwest Brewhaha on Day Two, posting a 229-102 thumping against #9 Cincinnati, completing a two-day sweep. Sporting a 111-31 lead at intermission, the locals kept the offensive attack in high gear en route to the 127-point win, which improved the teams record to 5-1 against North Central teams and 6-1 overall. Later in the day, the Saint Lunachix was outmuscled 150-93 by the Naptown Warning Belles, Indy’s b-team. The loss dropped the Lunachix to 4-2.

 

06.09.12 – Unsatisfied with the pair of losses at Brewhaha, ARRG’s Saint Lunachix rebounded with a 183-113 win over the Brewcity Battlestars at Midwest Sport Hockey. The 23-0 St. Louis sprint out of the gates set the tone in this one, yet Milwaukee’s b-team kept pace as the period progressed and managed to keep the lead tight, an 86-67 Chix lead at intermission. ARRG posted a pair of 24-0 runs in the second half and pull away to the 70-point win. Nightmare posted 103 points for the Chix, who improved to 5-2.

06.09.12 – The ARRG All-Stars made a dizzying trek to the Lone Star State for a pair of bouts against the upper echelon of the WFTDA South Central region, resulting in a split. Early in the day in a closed bout, St. Louis fell to South Central’s top-ranked Texas 210-106 in its first-ever meeting with the legacy franchise. Later that evening following a 4-hour afternoon commute, the All-Stars posted a 159-138 upset over South Central #4 Houston at the Bayou Music Center. The Saturday spilt against out-of-region teams put the ARRG All-Stars’ record at 7-2 overall.

06.23.12 – ARRG participated in the annual Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure,” held in downtown St. Louis. The fourteenth installment of the event drew over 51,000 participants and generated over $2.4 million in donations.

06.24.12 – ARRG and the STL Gatekeepers once again joined forces and skated in the PrideFest St. Louis 2012 Parade, held along Grand Avenue in St. Louis. The event – which featured a concert from multi-platinum selling artist and Grammy winner Shelby Lynne – drew over 100,000 spectators over the weekend.

JULY

07.04.12 – Completing its “quad-fecta” of annual parades, ARRG and the STL Gatekeepers participated in the 135th VP Parade during Fair St. Louis held downtown.

07.07.12 – The two primary travel squads of ARRG travelled to Music City to battle the Nashville Rollergirls in a pair of bouts held in front of 1,700 at Municipal Auditorium. The ARRG All-Stars utilized an overwhelming 90-0 second period streak to post a 206-64 win over a depleted Music City All-Stars roster, then ranked third in the WFTDA South Central region. Four ARRG rollers posted over thirty points in the win and upped the record to 8-2 overall. In the undercard, the Saint Lunachix picked up their second straight “W” with a 142-100 victory over the Music City Brawl Stars. Nightmare collected 86 for the Chix, who improved to 6-2.

07.14.12 – One week following the Nashville sweep, ARRG hosted the primary travel squads of the Chicago Outfit at Midwest Sport Hockey in front of 570. Similar results ensued with a pair of wins for the locals. Capitalizing on a 57-0 second-period run, the #8 ARRG All-Stars upset #5 Chicago Outfit Syndicate 191-100. The victory marked the squad’s third straight win over a higher-ranked squad and improved the team’s mark to 9-2. Boston paced the scoring with 79 points. In the opener, the Saint Lunachix improved to 7-2 with a 152-53 win over the Chicago Outfit Shade Brigade.

07.15.12 – A Sunday morning C-team “hangover bout” at the Skatium in South St. Louis saw the ARRG Rookie Rivals post 136-92 win over the Chicago Outfit Shakedown, completing the three-bout St. Louis weekend sweep over the North Illinoisans. Jammer Vod KaKnockers scored a career-high 67 points for the rookies, who picked up their first victory of 2012.

 

07.21.12 – A “Super Saturday” was in full force as the league participated in a trio of events. Early in the afternoon, ARRG participated in the “Grease, Gears and Grooves” event held by Full Throttle Midwest magazine in Sunset Hills. Later in the evening, a sextet of skaters assisted the St. Louis Cardinals’ “4 A Greener Game” program at Busch Stadium downtown. ARRG collected recyclables as the Redbirds were thumping the Cubs 12-0. Meanwhile, the league thumped each other in another exhibition bout in the opener of a STLGatekeepers event at Midwest Sport Hockey.

07.28.12 – ARRG volunteered at “Food Outreach,” located in downtown St. Louis. The non-profit the only St. Louis area organization whose mission is to provide nutritional support and enhance the quality of life of men, women and children living with HIV/AIDS or Cancer.

AUGUST

08.04.12 – The national derby community had focused eyes watching the action at Midwest Sport Hockey as the ARRG All-Stars battled the Naptown Rollergirls of Indianapolis, ranked third in the WFTDA North Central region in front of 700. In a topsy-turvy bout that featured plenty of drama, the locals capitalized on a 38-0 second-period rally to upset the Hoosiers 115-99. The victory netted the All-Stars arguably their biggest victory historically and concluded their regular season record at 10-2. ARRG jammer Downtown Dallis paced the scoring with 39 points followed by South City Shiner’s 32. In the evening’s opener, the Saint Lunachix posted a 151-86 victory over the “A” team of the Twin City Derby Girls of Champaign, IL.  Jammer Brickyard collected 44 points for the Chix, who improved to 8-2 and picked up their fourth straight win.

08.05.12 – ARRG presented a check for $3,750 to Safe Connections, the league’s sponsored charity for the 2011-12 local season. Monies were raised through charity raffle drawings and individual contributions. Safe Connections is the oldest and largest locally-founded agency serving survivors of domestic and sexual violence in the St. Louis region.

08.10.12 – As a direct result to the hard charge of the ARRG All-Stars during the summer months, the WFTDA North Central voting leagues awarded the squad the fourth seed in the 2012 North Central Region playoffs, to be held in Niagara Falls, New York in September. The four-spot jump in the rankings netted the league its highest ranking historically in the region.

08.18.02 – ARRG’s Saint Lunachix put the capper on another successful season with a 273-91 victory over the Kansas City Roller Warriors’ Plan B at Kansas City’s Municipal Auditorium. The 182-point win resulted in five straight wins to conclude its season with a record of 9-2. Meanwhile, the C-squad of ARRG – now sporting the team name “Fluer De Linquents” – suffered a 224-101 setback to the primary squad of the Dark River Derby Coalition in a bout held in Quincy, IL.

08.28.12 – Another supplemental draft for the local teams of the league was held in South City. Jammer Ida the Living Dead was one of three draftees selected by the M-80s.

SEPTEMBER

09.14.12 – The ARRG All-Stars travelled to Niagara Falls to compete in “Thrill of the Spill,” the 2012 WFTDA North Central playoffs. St. Louis, ranked fourth, tussled with new nemesis Ohio, ranked fifth, in one of the signature bouts of the playoff’s first day. ARRG posted a 80-73 lead at the half, but a strong surge by the Buckeyes in the second period netted the lower seed a 142-132 win that sent ARRG to the playoff’s consolation bracket.

09.15.12 – Still surly from the opening round loss to Ohio, ARRG pummeled seventh-ranked Cincinnati 252-102 in the Saturday morning consolation bracket at “Thrill of the Spill.” Up by only fourteen points at intermission, ARRG sheared the Black Sheep to pick up the win – their third of the year against Cincy – to advance in the bracket. Later in the day, ARRG battled #9 Brewcity to see which team would make the playoff’s fifth-place bout. Another derby donnybrook ensued as Brewcity utilized last-jam heroics to post a 126-123 upset win over ARRG. The loss to the team from Milwaukee sent St. Louis to the playoff’s seventh-place bout.

09.16.12 – The final day at “Thrill of the Spill” saw Madison get revenge over the locals as the tenth-ranked Mad Rollin’ Dolls churned out a 217-119 win over ARRG. Up 86-69 at intermission, Madison capitalized on ARRG miscues and rolled the milk truck out to a 98-point victory. The weekend trip to Niagara Falls for St. Louis resulted in a 1-3 showing in the playoffs, a finish of eighth place in the North Central region and a final 2012 record of 11-5.

OCTOBER

10.01.12Two ARRG interleague squads filled out their 2012-13 local rosters with another supplemental draft in South City St. Louis. In an eye-opener, the M-80s drafted the returning Julia Ghoulia, a longtime lynchpin for the Smashinistas, to its line-up. This would be the former All-Stars’ return to the league after a three-season sabbatical. Meanwhile, the Stunts Devils added Killer Painguin, a transfer from the River Valley Roller Girls of Fort Smith, Arkansas.

 

10.03.12 – Midwest Sport Hockey, the home venue for the Arch Rival Roller Girls as well as the STL Gatekeepers, was designated “St. Louis’ Best Lesbian Bar” by the editorial staff of the Riverfront Times in their annual “Best of STL” issue. This marked the league’s first associated victory in the yearly awards.

10.05.12 – ARRG held its annual league awards for the second consecutive year at The Heavy Anchor in the Bevo Hill neighborhood of St. Louis. Over forty awards encompassing local play, travel team play and support staff was recognized. As voted online by the public, M-80s’ skater EnYa Nightmare was selected “ARRG Fan Favorite” for the year. The M-80s’ May Require Stitches was selected internally as “ARRG League MVP” while RSA blocker The Oregon Betrayal was awarded “2012 ARRG Rookie of the Year.”

10.06.12 – ARRG participated in the seventh annual “Grovefest,” held in the Grove section of Midtown St. Louis. The flat-trackers along with the STL Gatekeepers served patrons with its own “hops-influenced beverage stand” and entertained onlookers with quad-sprints on skates. This continued the league’s yearly association with the community-based arts/music/culture event.

10.13.12At St. Peters’ Matteson Square Garden, ARRG’s C-team, the “Fluer De’Linquents,” teamed with skaters from the St. Chux Derby Chix Hell’s Belles in a match-up against the Demolition City Destruction Dames of Evansville, Indiana. The squad – competing under the mashed-up moniker “Hell’s De’Linquents” – fell to Evansville 144-117.

10.20.12 – ARRG provided support assistance to “Gateway to the Best,” the 2012 Men’s Roller Derby Association Championships, held at Queeny Park. The two-day tournament showcased the top eight squads of the MRDA. The second-seeded STLGatekeepers finished second in the event.

NOVEMBER

11.02.12ARRG participated in KDHX-FM’s annual “Art Attack” event, held at Plush Nightclub in downtown St. Louis. The event featured local artwork that could be – with donations – saved from methods of destruction, such as “an attack by a roller girl.” The event raised monies for the community-oriented radio station.

11.10.12 – ARRG kicked off its 2012-13 local season with an interleague double header in front of 750 at Midwest Sport Hockey. In a re-match of last season’s third-place bout, the Smashinistas barreled out to a 145-38 halftime lead en route to a 236-86 win over Rebel Skate Alliance. Smashies’ jammer The Educator posted a career-high 106 points to take an early lead in the league’s individual scoring race. Spider Monkey collected 37 points for RSA in her league debut. In the nightcap, a nail biter ensued between long-time rivals the Stunts Devils and the M-80s. Up by 60 points at intermission, the Stunts staved off a hard charge late by the firecrackers to squeak out a 158-155 last-jam win. South City Shiner netted 68 points for the victors while Nightmare posted 59 for the M-80s.

DECEMBER

12.01.12ARRG is featured on the cover of the Winter 2012 edition of “fiveonfive” magazine. The cover photo, shot by Canadian roller derby photographer Joe Mac, was taken during the ARRG All-Stars’ post-season bout against Brew City at the North Central region playoffs. A feature story with ARRG bench coach Magnum P.I.M.P. is also showcased in the quarterly magazine.

12.08.12Event number two of ARRG’s 2012-13 local season was held in front of 550 at Midwest Sport Hockey. The Stunt Devils went for the jugular early, notched a pair of 30-plus point rallies and barreled their way to a 222-88 win over Rebel Skate Alliance to grab sole possession of first place in the league’s hierarchy with a 2-0 mark. Stunts’ jammer South City Shiner posted 97 in the win. In the evening’s opener, the M-80s grinded out a 169-154 victory over the Smashinistas and moved into a second place tie in the league standings. Black Market Baby’s first-period 30-point power jam – and 78 points overall – helped the firecrackers improve to 1-1, a record identical to the Smashies.

12.19.12ARRG’s two-bout tussle with Ohio, who finished fourth at the WFTDA North Central region playoffs, was nominated by the editorial staff of Derby News Network as “Best Rivalry” for the “DNN Best of 2012 Reader Poll.” Registered online voters will select the winner of the category when the finalists are released. The winner will be revealed by the internationally-recognized derby website during the first week of 2013.

And there you have it.

Keep in mind that these were just some of the items that were noticed by the public. Copious amounts of “personal sweat equity” were invested by the skaters and its support staff in order to make the preceding possible.

Oh yeah. There were a lot of practices, scrimmages and off-skate training utilized as well. This “is” a sport, first and foremost.

In short, ARRG did a lot in 2012, and we were happy that you came along for the ride.

The league would like to thank you for your continued patronage and support the last twelve months and we look forward to what lies ahead in the upcoming year.

Muckety Muck and Magilla Guerilla are bout co-announcers for the Arch Rival Roller Girls. Check back in this section on Mondays for the latest in ARRG news and information.

 

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