WFTDA boasts many of the most exceptional athletes in roller derby today. The women showcased here have demonstrated a keen competitive edge, strong passion for the sport, and outstanding sportswomanship. Just like the Women's Flat Track Derby Association, these skaters are Real. Strong. Athletic. Revolutionary.
May 9, 2013
Smarty Pants started her roller derby career on the banked track in Austin in 2003. Transitioning to the flat track and the Texas Rollergirls in 2011, she has seen the sport, and the players, evolve over her ten years of competitive play. Smarty contributes to the roller derby world not only as a skater, but also as a coach and a mentor. Read on to learn more about this month’s featured skater and roller derby icon, Smarty Pants.
April 8, 2013
It’s no surprise that Holly GoHardly has been recognized as the Charm City Roller Girls “workhorse” award winner every year since 2008. As a skater and a coach, it is obvious that Holly lives what she teaches: hard work and determination pay off. After fighting and conquering grad school, injuries, and tournaments (including multiple WFTDA Playoffs and three WFTDA Championships), Holly has a lot to teach everybody in the derbyverse. Read on to learn more about Holly GoHardly, this month's featured skater.
March 5, 2013
Auld Reekie Roller Girls’ Admiral Attackbar has progressed rapidly from rookie to all star, and demonstrated that hard work and goal setting are some of the greatest forces in the world! Aside from her amazing jamming skills on the track, Admiral Attackbar has been living the true derby girl life, and using all her talents to bolster her league, from her graphic design skills to cartoon enthusiasm. Read on to learn more about this month's multi-talented and doughnut-loving featured skater, Admiral Attackbar.
February 6, 2013
Growing up playing almost every sport imaginable made Bork Bork Bork tough and competitive, but it was roller derby that proved to be the passion she was looking for in life. Through intense training, hard work, and the encouragement of her teammates and coaches Bork has been able to transform herself into a blocking machine on the track, and an inspiration to her team and fans across the derby-verse. Read on to learn more about Bork's journey as a skater, and why fans are always excited to see someone get “borked!”
January 6, 2013
Few skaters spend as much time in the air as the Oly Rollers’ Onda Sligh. Onda Sligh is the current Guinness World Record holder for long jump on roller skates, and she takes her sense of adventure wherever she goes. Growing up playing roller hockey, Onda has always felt that skating was as easy as walking; a confidence that shows in her agility and speed on the track. Read on to learn more about Onda Sligh!
Real. Strong. Athletic. Revolutionary.