CRG vs. Tampa Preview

Two teams from WFTDA’s South Central Region – No. 8 Tampa Bay and the No. 12 Hard Knox Roller Girls of Knoxville, TN – will roll north to take on Cincinnati on April 21, 2012, Cincinnati’s third annual Kids/Scout Night, at the Cincinnati Gardens.

Saturday marks Tampa’s first trip to Cincinnati, although it’s not the first time the teams have faced off. The Black Sheep silenced the Tampa Tantrums during the 2010 Franky Panky Tournament in Tampa, 141-74, and went on to sweep the entire tournament.
Both the Sheep and the Tantrums now sit in the No. 8 spot in their respective regions, and both currently have 2-1 records. And both want to better their standings. Tampa – whose roster features Team USA member Little A – is taking on three different teams this weekend in the hopes of doing just that: The Naptown Roller Girls (No. 3 in North Central) on Friday night in Indianapolis; Cincinnati on Saturday night at the Gardens; and the Nashville Rollergirls (No. 3 in South Central) in a closed game in Cincinnati on Sunday. (Update: Naptown defeated Tampa Friday night, 149-126.)
In the opening 40-minute game, the Violent Lambs will take on a Hard Knox roster made up of a mix of A and B team skaters. It’s been three years since Cincinnati and Hard Knox played, but history favors the Queen City skaters: In March 2009, the Lambs beat Hard Knox’s Brawlers, 93-35, and the Sheep beat Hard Knox’s All-Stars, 177-38.
Cincinnati fans will see some roster changes Saturday night. With Black Sheep blocker Nuk’em likely out for the rest of the home season after breaking her tibia and fibula, Cherry Choke moves up to the Sheep for this game, and Sissy Bug, who previously skated for the Rollergirls of Central Kentucky, makes her first appearance on the Lambs. Also Saturday, fan favorite The Librarian marks her return to the Lambs after maternity leave.
For Kids/Scout Night, Cincinnati will hold a pre-game roller derby demo and meet and greet at 4:30 p.m. in the Cincinnati Gardens’ annex. Scouts will also receive special commemorative patches, and all kids will receive temporary tattoos. For more details, click here.


Rosters

Cincinnati Black Sheep: 33 Buckhead Betty // 32 candyKICKass // 0 Cherry Choke // 85 Hannah Barbaric // 21 June with a Cleaver // 83 Jungle Lacy // 187 K Lethal // 3 Karma Krash // 30 Kitten Kicker // 44 MIRderher // 77 Penn Tupanga // 29 Ruff’n the Passer // 11 Sk8r-Kinney // 43 Wheezy
Tampa Bay Tampa Tantrums: DV8 Bella Trixx // 78 Bettie Kruger // 613 Flirtin W. Disaster // 140 Klymaxxx // 80D Leia Flat // 138 Lily the Kid // 313 Liquor Possi // 90 Little A // 212 Lunch Lady // 18 Reeces Tear Ya to Pieces // 7 Taz Maniac // X0 Tic Tac Toni // 68 Zoom Boom Pow // 99 Barbie Bont // 1 Twisted T
Cincinnati Violent Lambs: 80 Godzillary // 71 Hot Slice // 13 Maime // 64 NailHer // 38 Pistol Whippin’ Wendy // 63 Polly Rocket // 27 Poppy Chulo // 6 Railroad // 74 Roxx Solid // 52 Sauci // 89 Sissy Bug // 2 Sista Shovechild // 51 Susie Shinsplintski // 73 The Librarian
Hard Knox Roller Girls: 143 Blazing Fury // 77 Deal Raffle // 46n2 Evil Lucia // 911 Ima Quarantine U // 513 K00laid // 0 Miss Kat A’Kombs // 667 Miss Murder // 50 Scary Poppins // 666 Sgt. Slaughter // 32 Terminate-Her // 29 Unsweet T // Drop Dead… Gorgeous // H7 Lethal PathoJen


Ticket Information
Regular ticket prices are as follows:
*Adult general admission tickets: $10 in advance, $12 at the door
*Adult trackside tickets (limited quantity): $15 in advance, $17 at the door
*Kids 7-12: $5 in advance, $7 at the door
*Kids 6 and younger: Always free!
There are three ways to buy tickets: Through Ticketmaster (800-745-3000, www.ticketmaster.com and select Kroger stores), fee-free at the Cincinnati Gardens box office (open 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday) or from your favorite rollergirl. Be sure to get your tickets in advance, as prices increase on the day of the game!
All Cincinnati Rollergirls home games feature free parking and tailgating, $1 happy hour beers starting when the doors open at 6 p.m., and opportunities for fans to meet their favorite skaters and get autographs and photos on the track after each game.