Category: Skater of the Month

Skater of the Month: Easy as Pi

Summer is a time for sweet treats and Rocky Mountain’s June Skater of the Month, Easy as Pi, is just that.
Pi can often be seen coming into scrimmage hauling a huge box of fliers for skaters to distribute, with her skate bag on her back and a smile on her face. She works tirelessly on her committees and has been extra busy recently revamping RMRG’s website.
Pi’s amiable nature extends to the track, where her growing skill as a skater is remarked upon by everyone. She skated for a short while with Free State Roller Derby in Maryland before moving to Colorado, and says that they had to hold her hand the first time she was on skates! She doesn’t need hand holding anymore though, employing her extensive limbs to great advantage while blocking or jamming.
Pi’s derby wife says, “Pi is the first person that I look for when I get to practice because I love working with her. She helps keep the league running, organizing fundraisers and making sure we promote the bouts. Not to mention she’s a smarty face!”
Pi is a brilliant mathematician, her hero is Emmy Noether, German born abstract mathematical theorist. This penchant for geekiness made her an ideal pick for USPS, where she was drafted last year, and was welcomed with open wings by the Eagles who were delighted to add to their cadre of wheeled nerds.
Pi and her affianced, have two dogs, Blueberry and Princess Leia.

Skater of the Month: Militia Vandal

Militia Vandal

Rocky Mountain Roller Girls would like to salute Militia Vandal as the May 2018 Skater of the Month. Militia transferred from our neighboring league DRD where she skated for a number of years, and we happily welcomed her, but didn’t realize what an absolute gem we’d been given until she was turned loose on the Partnership Committee.

In addition to skating, each Rocky skater picks and participates in a committee(s) of their choice, letting their attributes shine in placements like Training, Bout Production, Street Team and so on. Militia very quickly found her niche and distinguished herself as our PHD, “Professional Development Hustler,” and works her tail off on the Partnership Committee. She brings us amazing sponsorship opportunities, including our newest partnership with Tito’s Vodka. Militia also brought in a connection to It Works! supplements whose vendors can be found at RMRG bouts.

Militia’s committee head states that: “We as a league are truly fortunate to have Militia as one of the ‘faces’ of the Partnership team. She’s done an amazing job so far this season with bringing in some awesome new sponsors and vendors. She works as hard off the track for RMRG as she does when her skates are on.”

Militia is also the proud dog mom of the handsome and distinguished Chaz, a Boston Bull Terrier of some repute who will be participating in the dock jumping competition at the GoPro Games in Vail this June. He will no doubt have a cadre of RMRG ladies to cheer him on.

We thank Militia Vandal for her hard work and dedication to RMRG. Forging community connections and sponsorships is a vital element in the growth and sustainability of any team, and every league should be so lucky to have a PHD like ours!

Skater of the Month: Mr. Clitter

Mr. Clitter

If you think that’s the boom of a spring thunder storm rolling in, think again. That sonorous rumble is the sound of RMRG’s April Skater of the Month, our bout announcer Mr. Clitter!

Ever the dashing figure, adorned each game in jaunty fedora and a dapper vest, Mr. Clitter has been the voice of Rocky games for 2 1/2 years, long enough to become an institution. If you think it’s difficult to understand derby while you’re watching it in the stands, try keeping tabs on the track and commenting on it accurately with a microphone in hand.

Not only is Mr. Clitter an accomplished announcer, like most international men of mystery, he is also proficient in karate (but like no, for real), practicing for the last 14 years and earning himself a black belt.

He and his brick house wife- Red Riding Hoods Blocker Clitterference– have a beautiful baby girl fondly called: “The Clitter Creature,” who can be seen at games being toted around ring side by league mates, while her parents do their thing.
Roller Derby is made up of the contributions of many individuals, not just skaters, that collaborate to make the sport all that it is. Our Non-Skaters work just as hard as the folks on wheels (and apparently also psych themselves up pre-bout by listening to their favorite music, in Mr. C’s case, “Winds of Change,” and “Scorpions.”).

At RMRG we call ourselves lucky to count Mr. Clitter among those who give their time and love to the league, (even when he’s the one booming the penalty you just got out over the crowd), and are proud to call him a member of the Black and Red.