Category: Skater of the Month

Skater of the Month: Carmen Slamdiego

This month RMRG would like to give a special shout out to our long time league member, Carmen Slamdiego (AKA Ho J. Simpson)!
Rocky Mountain Rollergirls team “The Sugar Kill Gang” are known for their sweetness. RMRG has one Sugar, Carmen Slamdiego (AKA Ho J. Simpson), who receives the award “Sweetest Sugar” consistently, and rightly so. Even after a long day of work, Carmen’s smile will shine brightly before and after practice.
Carmen joined RMRG 11 years ago in 2006, and Carmen’s natural speed set her apart as a gifted jammer. She expertly juked and sprinted around the track, skating with the top travel teams – Fight Club early in her derby career until 2010 and later the Contenders until 2013. During her time with RMRG, Carmen trained RMRG’s newest skaters. As an experienced teacher outside the derby world, Carmen used her teaching skills to help newbies increase in strength and skating skills on the track.  Currently, she works with RMRG Alumni Committee to ensure skaters that have left skating do not lose touch with RMRG.
With great sadness we announce Carmen, or Ho J as she will always affectionately be known, will hang up her skates in October after 11 years of skating.  Throughout those 11 years of skating she has touched many lives. We will miss her beyond what words can describe.

Skater of the Month: Dr. Dane Borman

This month RMRG would like to give a special shout out to our long time partner, Dr. Dane Borman!

Dr. Borman, or The Crack Dealer, as he is affectionately known, has been providing his chiropractic services to the league since 2010. Not only does he see skaters at his practice in south Denver, he takes time out of his busy schedule to set up at games and Sunday morning practices. Whether it’s quick adjustment or assessing the need for more in-depth care, Dane takes the time to listen to each and every person that approaches his table. Although he does not don the quads and take the track with us, he is an integral part of our league and we are so happy to have him. Yay Dr. Borman!

Skater of the Month: FlipHer

This month, the Rocky Mountain Rollergirls would like to recognize an outstanding league member – FlipHer!
After spending her formative years of roller derby skating with the Castle Rock’in Rollers, Flip decided to take a leap of faith and transfer to the Rocky Mountain Roller Girls in early January 2014. After crushing it with the Killscouts for a few months she soon made it to playing with Project Mayhem while traveling around Colorado and beyond. She soon established herself as a key member of the Team Heckle Squad, and can consistently be found traveling with Fight Club to a host of exciting destinations.
On the track she has become a formidable opponent, not only with her much loved home team, the United States Pummeling Service, but as a talented addition to the Contenders roster for the past two years. Not only has she skated with both of these teams, but she captained the United States Pummeling Service to one of their undefeated seasons and has been serving as a Contenders captain for the past year. Her planning skills and calm demeanor make her accomplished in this role.
Off the track, she has gone above and beyond to make Rocky Mountain Roller Girls an amazing home. She currently serves as head of HR, putting out fires and making sure the league is running behind the scenes, and has had a hand in working with NErD and Training to put together an unparalleled smooth running ship. Her hard work at Besterns this year did not go unnoticed. If you enjoyed the live stream, she was the woman behind getting that out to the world for your viewing pleaser. By recruiting a close friend in the IT sector, Flip assured that the derby world could see all teams that competed at this years event.
Her bright smile and cowbell charm is nothing compared to her losing her voice yelling for the team she loves. Please help us in congratulating our skater of the month FlipHer!