Last week’s bracket release for the 2018 International WFTDA Championships taking place November 9-11, in New Orleans, Louisiana, revealed some exciting matchups. Now, the Women’s Flat Track Derby Association is pleased to reveal this year’s Championships Announcer Crew. Tournament Head Announcer (THA) Kasey Bomber has assembled a crew comprising long-time veterans, many familiar names, and four people making their debuts as part of the WFTDA Championships crew. The selection was made in consultation with the Chair of the Talent Management Committee and the Director of Broadcast, with feedback from the other THAs this postseason.
“Every year, the talent pool of announcer applicants for Champs seems to get deeper and deeper. This year, as THA, I realized just how difficult it was to narrow down those selections to a tight crew of 19. And when Mr. Whistler, Double H, and I arrived at our selections — carefully chosen solely for their extraordinary abilities to exceed in their specific announcing roles — I was surprised and thrilled to notice that a heavy balance of the resulting crew skewed toward female announcers for the first time at a WFTDA Championship tournament,” said Champs THA Kasey Bomber. “This is a precious rarity in sports announcing demographics, and I could not be more excited to work with the extremely talented individuals that make up this unique, landmark crew.”
The 2018 crew features announcers from each of this year’s Playoffs and Continental Cups, and will be calling the action in the venue as well as bringing the broadcast to viewers around the world on wftda.tv.
2018 International WFTDA Championships Announcers
Tournament Head Announcer: Kasey Bomber
Broadcast: Allie Gator, Biertrix, deathKNELLa, Lightning Slim, Mr Whistler, Scarlet O’Hurtya, Shady Hawkins, Wilhelm Scream
Broadcast Producers: Andrew Marron, Eloda Sarcasm, Kate Silver
Broadcast Sideline Reporters: Hammer Abby, Sissy Splaysek
Public Address: Chloé Gwendoline, Electra Blu, Gretchen Little
Emcees: PR Maggedon, Raucous Ron