Category: Skater of the Month

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.

Skater of the Month: Shank

Shank has been chosen as this month’s skater of the month for both her work on and off the track. Shank has been with RMRG for a number of years (since she was 21 years old). She is a key member of the Red Riding Hoods home team and also Contenders travel team. She has a deep knowledge of strategy and track awareness, which makes her a force to be reckoned with. Her strong blocking skills help to frustrate opposing jammers, and her fast and fearless skating help her be an excellent pivot.

Off the track, Shank is constantly working to help the growth of our league through her work on the New Recruitment and Development committee. Using her knowledge and charm she answers questions of incoming skaters when they first contact the league. She also quickly provides information for those who will greet transfer skaters at their first practices, making the process run smoothly. She shows her passion for our league in everything she does. We don’t know what we would do without her.

Shank is a wonderful representation of what it means to be a Rocky Mountain Rollergirl!