Roller Derby: Wasatch vs. Diabetes | Buzz Blog

Monday, April 27, 2009

Roller Derby: Wasatch vs. Diabetes

Posted By on April 27, 2009, 12:49 PM

  • Pin It

Wasatch Roller Derby, Utah’s fourth (!) flat-track roller derby league held their first public bout Saturday, April 25, at Hollywood Connection in West Valley City. A league comprised mostly of women who left the Salt City Derby Girls at the end of the 2008 season, WRD is a non-profit organization focused on helping local charities—the first bout’s being the American Diabetes Foundation.

The “Sugar Slashers” took on the “Carbo Killers” in two 30-minute periods; Slasher Queen Anne’s Revenge quickly proved herself to be WRD’s derby-star-in-the-making, appearing as a black-clad blur and racking up mucho points for most of the bout, while Killer Honey De Lunatic established herself as the league’s Dennis Rodman (or Karl Malone, if you prefer a local NBA angle), playing dirtier than all the other skaters combined.

But in the end, the Sugar Slashers pulled too far ahead to catch, defeating the Carbo Killers 114-86. The next Wasatch Roller Derby bout is May 16, benefiting Primary Children’s Medical Center—wherein the teams will be named the Maulin’ Measles and the Head-Lice Hellions (just guessing).

Shots from Saturday’s bout:

click to enlarge wrd1.jpg

click to enlarge wrd2.jpg

click to enlarge wrd3.jpg

click to enlarge wrd4.jpg

click to enlarge wrd5.jpg

click to enlarge wrd6.jpg

On Topic...

More by Bill Frost

  • Get Happy!

    Happy! brings the weirdness to Syfy; Fuller House further erodes 'Merica.
    • Nov 29, 2017
  • Available Jones

    Eight great achievements by Utah Gov. Gary Herbert during eight years in office.
    • Nov 29, 2017
  • Thanks for Nothin'

    Eight things you just don't want to hear from family this Thanksgiving.
    • Nov 22, 2017
  • More »

Latest in Buzz Blog

© 2022 Salt Lake City Weekly

Website powered by Foundation