Category: Skater of the Month

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!

Skater of the Month: Zoom

Rocky Mountain Rollergirls would like to introduce our current Skater of the Month and our February Valentine: Zoom Bayou!

A skater of a number of years, Zoom was snapped up during drafts by her home team the United States Pummeling Service. 2018 marks Zoom’s second year as captain of USPS, where she can consistently be seen displaying her skills as a calm and competent leader and strategist, and can routinely be found “delivering the mail,” to the opposing team. She is often described by her teammates as “the quintessential Pummeler,” with her low-key yet passionate demeanor and subtle good humor. Blocking, jamming, or pivoting, Zoom can do it all with the power and precision she is known league wide for.

An alumni of University of Colorado Denver, Zoom balances her skating, captaincy and committee works with her challenging career as a vision therapist here in Denver. She is happily married to her husband Brian, who can not only be seen cheering on his wife at bouts, but also sports a sweet tattoo of her in skates on his arm.

Zoom’s name has become synonymous with the quiet force she is on and off the track. She has played at every level RMRG has to offer with flying colors, and is currently tearing it up at the World Cup in Manchester England as part of Team Korea.

Also showcasing her considerable skills for organization and tactics, Zoom was warmly welcomed as the Head of Training this year for Rocky Mountain. She has already begun to make her mark by implementing new training programs and goals for the league. We are excited to see what this year will bring with Zoom at the helm!