CRG To Open Season In Grand Rapids

The Cincinnati Rollergirls’ 2012 season begins on Saturday, Feb. 18 when the team travels to Grand Rapids, Michigan to take on the Grand Raggidy Roller Girls for the first time in nearly two years.

Cincinnati’s Black Sheep are entering the 2012 season ranked 8th in the Women’s Flat Track Derby Association’s North Central Region; Grand Raggidy holds the No. 11 spot.
But while Cincinnati finished last season with a 5-12 record, Grand Rapids finished 9-4 and is fresh off of a six-game winning streak, having defeated Brewcity, NEO, Hammer City, Toronto, Queen City (Buffalo) and Demolition City over the past five months. That could mean that fans will see a closer, more exciting game than they have in previous meetings between the two teams, all of which Cincinnati has won handily.
Both teams have seen some departures from their rosters, but both are also entering this game with strong corps of veterans. Cincinnati’s includes Buckhead Betty, Hannah Barbaric, June With a Cleaver, Jungle Lacy, K. Lethal, Karma Krash, Nuk’em and Sk8r-Kinney; Grand Raggidy will field a roster that features standouts Lindsay Blowhan, Lucy Morals and Mira MaHeiny.
Cincinnati and Grand Raggidy’s B-teams, the Violent Lambs and G-Rap Attack, will also face off in the opening game of the night. The Lambs easily defeated Grand Raggidy’s relatively inexperienced B-team squad two years ago, but they may face more of a challenge this time around. The Lambs roster is made up of experienced B-teamers plus two skaters making their Lambs debuts: Imma Tattooher, who joined CRG in 2011, and Sauci, who formerly skated with the Ohio Roller Girls.
Saturday’s double begins at 6 p.m. Visit the Grand Raggidy Roller Girls website for more details if you’ll be in the area, or if you’ll be cheering on Cincinnati from home, check CRG’s Facebook page and Twitter feed for score updates.


Rosters

Cincinnati Black Sheep: 33 Buckhead Betty // 32 candyKICKass // 85 Hannah Barbaric // 21 June with a Cleaver // 83 Jungle Lacy // 187 K Lethal // 3 Karma Krash // 30 Kitten Kicker // 13 Maime // 44 MIRderher // 86 Nuk’em // 77 Penn Tupanga // 11 Sk8r-Kinney // 43 Wheezy
Grand Raggidy All-Stars: 97 Stomper Facin // 33 Trashy TwoLips // 22 Mira MaHeiney // 01 Lindsay Blowhan // 77 Lucy Morals // 88 Garden Ho // 98 Costa Lotta Chaos // 59 Mad Ash // 36 Viva La Boom // 39 Kelsey Slammer // 27 Demonica Mars // 68 Killer Wit // 2 Delilah Danger // 19 Rue De Daye
Cincinnati Violent Lambs: 123 Bombtrack // 0 Cherry Choke // 17 Flannery O’Slaughter // 80 Godzillary // 71 Hot Slice // 81 Imma Tattooher // 8 Iona Pare // 4 Killian Destroy // 38 Pistol Whippin’ Wendy // 27 Poppy Chulo // 74 Roxx Solid // 52 Sauci // 2 Sista Shovechild // 51 Susie Shinsplintski
Grand Raggidy G-Rap Attack: 39 Kelsey Slammer // 72 Miz D. MolisHER // 83 Ringo Deathstarr // 4 Rogue V. Wade // 08 Keisha Mei Ash // 09 Mona Vaydid // 10 Represent // 11 Thunder Bunz // 17 Ultra Fox // 41 Tone Loco // 42 Bashin Robyns // 50 Selena Gormez // 55 Maken Ruckus // 61 Curvy Dog