The Sioux Falls Roller Dollz is a skater owned and operated, 501(c)(3)
non-profit organization and a member of the Women's Flat Track
Derby Association (WFTDA). We work together as a league to
empower women and enrich our community through competitive sport.
The Roller Dollz wrapped up the first part of their home season with a bout against a much loved rival, the Fargo Moorhead Derby Girls. The Roller Dollz fell twice to Fargo in season 9, but were ready to hit this bout head on! The Dollz headed into this bout with 10 skaters, pumped and ready to roll against Fargo’s short roster of 7 skaters… but knew that wasn’t going to make the game easy. Fargo was armed with some solid and well seasoned skaters mixed with their new blood.
The Dollz started off strong and dominated the scoreboard, holding the lead the entire first half. Their defense was solid, holding the Fargo jammers and helping our jammers get lead often. They played a pretty clean game, with no blockers visiting the box more than once in the first half. Our jammers themselves were pretty clean with very few trips to the sin bin as well. Keeping our skaters on the track definitely helps the scoreboard and by halftime the Dollz were in the lead with a score of 112 to 73.
The 2nd half started with the Dollz down a skater right away as Julia Wild played it safe after a bump to the head in the 1st half, and the Fargo Girls came out strong, not willing to let the Dollz continue to dominate the scoreboard. Losing a key jammer meant a lot more work for the rest of the Dollz jammers and they were tired by the end, but held strong and kept fighting! An off the line panty pass to Bonebrakeher confused Fargo’s Bolt Action resulting in no lead jammer and a 2 minute jam, where both jammers fought their way to gain more points than the other and made for a very exciting jam!
In the end it came down to the wire with a final score of 186 Dollz to 182 Fargo! An exciting game for both teams and fans alike!
MVPs for the game were:
MVP Jammer: Christy Nail’her
MVP Blocker: BAC
MVP Jammer: Seducci
MVP Blocker: Bolt Action
Think you have what it takes to make the BEST bacon dish in the Sioux Empire? Here’s what you need to do:
All entries must be submitted via www.RollerDollz.com before to compete. Entries must be homemade and feature bacon as the main ingredient. Recipes are not limited to pork; turkey or tofu bacon is permitted though we might make fun of you a little bit. Decorating your table and dressing up is encouraged! Dishes will be assessed by a panel of judges for the top 3 prizes and will be voted on by all Baconfest attendees for the “People’s Choice Award”.
There’s a $10 fee to join the bacon cooking contest. This saves your spot to compete and gets you 2lbs. of delicious bacon.
Entrants will be responsible for set up and tear down of their own booth. Please provide your own extension cords, warming/cooling appliances and 300 1oz samples. Sample cups and tables will be provided.
Come join this family friendly fun and enter a contest while, helping your community!
Other contests during this event include:
1. Bacon Costume Contest – The best looking bacon!
2. Pig Oinking Contest – The best imitation of a pig!Concessions and adult beverages will be available for purchase.
There are 3 ways to participate:
1. If you would like to enter your dish, click HERE.
2. If you are a business and would like to showcase your product, click HERE.
3. Enter to participate in the bacon eating contest for only $10. 1st one to finish 2 lbs of bacon or person who eats the most bacon after 5 minutes is the winner! This is limited to the first 20 people who sign up. If you have what it takes to eat 2 lbs of bacon, enter HERE.
4. Show up to the event, have fun, win prizes and eat bacon!
4. Show up to the event, have fun, win prizes and eat bacon!
Season 10. Let that sink in for a few minutes. Roller Derby itself has been around for decades, but your very own Sioux Falls Roller Dollz have been a part of this community for ten of those years. Two women started this league in October of 2006 when they held their first informational meeting. These two are Pain Maker and Queen Elizabitch. Pain Maker is now coaching Sioux Falls SoDak Attack, the junior league. Queen had been skating with the Roller Dollz until just before season five kicked in, when she moved to Colorado and skated with none other than Rocky Mountain Rollergirls. Both of these women started something truly special when the Roller Dollz was founded. The league has donated over $50,000 back to the community in various charities, such as the Humane Society, the Rape and Domestic Abuse Center, and Make a Wish.
A lot has happened in ten years of local roller derby. Weddings, children, college graduations, and just life itself continues to be a huge part of our lives outside of roller derby. With this being season 10, new skaters are coming in and joining other skaters who have been the league for years. What is one of the most important bits of advice the Queen herself could bestow? “Always, always, always wash your pads. They stink. You know it, your teammates know it, your spouse knows it….it stops being cute/funny after about the first week of stench. Clean those suckers!” She says that even though it is extremely important, cleaning your gear isn’t exactly one of the more important things she would like to share with everyone (even though personal hygiene should always be prioritized).
In ten seasons we have seen many faces, from the Skates of Wrath, the Bad Medisin, and the Killa Beez! “You’re part of a special club. Cherish every moment you have on your skates and with your derby brothers and sisters. They are your tribe for a lifetime.” Queen said, every word ringing true. Even with some skaters, referees, and NSOs retiring, you are a part of something wonderful. Enjoy it, because truly, being a part of something like this is awesome. Same goes for our fans, without you, this wouldn’t work either. Because of the fans, the skaters, the non-skating officials and the referees, the league has gotten to do some pretty incredible things. How many get to brag about going to London and cleaning the track? How many sports teams in Sioux Falls have given back to the community with not just dollars, but in time too?
We kicked off season 10 with a great battle against the Sioux City Dames, and although the team lost an extremely hard fought bout, it was a great way to start the season. You will never see another sport where two teams are hugging in the end. You rarely see a sport where afterwards, the losers, and the victors are having dinner and drinks, bragging about the sportsmanship. When you take the plunge and join roller derby, like Queen says, you are truly joining something special. Help us celebrate season 10! We still have several home games this season, as well as Baconfest in April.