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.
April 1, 2014
Rat City Rollergirls’ All-Star jammer, Luna Negra, turned heads this past fall and earned MVP at the WFTDA Playoffs in Salem, Oregon. Taking her name from her favorite Rey Ruiz salsa song, Luna Negra’s approach to roller derby and life is all about the delicate balance between taking chances and taking your time. All the while, she is committed to doing it her way, and getting better every time she’s on the track. Read on to learn more about this month’s featured skater.
March 1, 2014
As roller derby grows in Australia, and Australia’s first full member WFTDA league (Victorian Roller Derby) makes its mark on the derbyverse, this month’s featured skater has been hard to miss. From her dynamic and graceful jamming style, to her focused coaching and mentoring off the track, Mad Mel Arena is determined to show that Australian roller derby is a force to be reckoned with. Read on to learn more about Mad Mel and her plans and aspirations for 2014.
February 1, 2014
In 2010, Buster Skull founded the Salisbury Rollergirls when she was only 18 years old, and was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin lymphoma the following year. Through her fight and victory, and the continuing success of her league, Buster Skull has shown how a skater’s determination, team spirit, and passion – and the support of the derby-verse – can help them to overcome many challenges. Read on to learn more about this month’s formidable and inspiring featured skater!"
January 1, 2014
It is hard to imagine contemporary roller derby and the WFTDA without this month’s featured skater. Bloody Mary is one of the “godmothers” of roller derby, as a founding member of the Texas Rollergirls, and the WFTDA’s first ever Executive Director. Not only has Bloody Mary been active in modern roller derby from the very beginning, she continues to dazzle us with her talent and passion both on and off the track. Most recently, she was recognized as the MVP of the 2013 WFTDA Championship tournament in Milwaukee. Read on to learn more about how Bloody Mary stays involved, competitive, and passionate!
November 14, 2013
As Captain of the Altanta Rollergirls' All Stars, the Dirty South Derby Girls, this month's featured skater has a success record and track experience few people can boast. Learn a little about the wild side from this month's featured skater (and possibly what the fox says), Wild Cherri!
Real. Strong. Athletic. Revolutionary.