Travel Team Name: Ohio Roller Girls All Stars
Based In: Columbus, Ohio
Year Founded: 2005
Joined WFTDA: Founding member
Previous Playoff and Championship Appearances: Eastern Regionals 2007 (also hosted) – Did not place; North Central Region Playoffs - 2011 (9th Place), 2012 (4th Place)
2013 Season Record:
7/20/13 Ohio vs. Chicago Outfit 273-107 (W)
7/14/13 Ohio vs. Philly 169-194 (L)
6/26/13 Ohio vs, Naptown 232-106 (W)
6/15/13 Ohio vs. Detroit 196-147 (W)
6/2/13 Ohio vs. Minnesota 102-340 (L)
6/1/13 Ohio vs. Pikes Peak 387-64 (W)
5/18/13 Ohio vs. Atlanta 186-247 (L)
5/18/13 Ohio vs. Tampa Bay 273-119 (W)
5/11/13 Ohio vs. Blue Ridge Rollers 278-77 (W)
5/4/13 Ohio vs. Arch Rival 108-179 (L)
4/28/13Ohio vs. Charm City 132-232 (L)
4/27/13 Ohio vs. River City 278-68 (W)
4/6/13 Ohio vs. Steel City 246-162 (W)
3/24/13 Ohio vs. Queen City 211-125 (W)
3/23/13 Ohio vs. Rideau Valley 373-38 (W)
3/23/13 Ohio vs. Toronto 201-155 (W)
3/9/13 Ohio vs. Bleeding Heartland 241-154 (W)
3/9/13 Ohio vs. Burning River 280-89 (W)
125 Paige Bleed
10 Outa My Wayman
1098 Amy Spears
1101 Ava Tarr
12 Kitty Liquorbottom
138 Pearl Rogi
19 Texas Chainsaw Sasskicker
1993 Bratislava Bruiser
216 Kill Basa
23 Phoenix Bunz
365 The Smacktivist
5150 Pippi Ripyourstockings
59 Loraine Acid
815 Bigg Rigg
ICU2 Ena Flash
V0LT Elektra Magneto
What was the turning point for your league to make it to a playoff this season?
We've been climbing pretty steadily over the past few years, so there wasn't really one turning point this year. However, we're especially proud of our early season wins over Steel City and Tampa, our strong showing in Toronto at Quad City Chaos, and our narrow losses against Atlanta and Philly, who are both ranked well above us.
Have you ever played any of the teams in your Playoff bracket? What was the outcome?
Ironically, doing away with regions didn't keep us away from our longtime rivals and friends the Arch Rival Rollergirls. We faced them last year in the exact same game in the bracket. We beat them by 10 points last year, on our way to our best playoffs finish to date, at 4th place.
Grand Raggidy, Cincinnati, and Bleeding Heartland are all teams we've played about once a season historically and they're fairly close geographically, so we know them well as teams. We played Montreal in one of the first international games ever at ECDX in 2009. We beat them by 4 points with a roster of 11 players (but that was ancient history, relatively speaking).
We're really excited about potential international matchups with either Montreal or London, and we've never played Denver, Rose City or Wasatch, so the potential of any of those games is exciting. But right now, we're just concentrating on getting past Arch Rival.
Has your league experienced any retirements, transfers or injuries in the past year that have made a substantial difference in your league’s play and performance?
We actually had no retirements from our core roster at the end of last season, and our basic roster is the same, with a few notable changes:
Burnadeath transferred in from Emerald City, the league she helped start, at the end of last season, right before playoffs. She had been off skates as a coach a few seasons, but she's picked it back up again and turned into a stellar teammate.
Outa My Wayman was on a leave of absence last year, so didn't get to skate in playoffs, but this year she is back with a vengeance, and has been both blocking and jamming.
Elektra Volt joined us late last year, transferring from NEO Roller Derby in Akron. She spent the first half of the year as Gang Green's captain, and also as a swinger, playing with the charter team.
Pearl Rogi is a skater who has worked herself up from NSO, to B team skater, to swinger over the past few years, and she is now seeing some play time with the charter team.
Real. Strong. Athletic. Revolutionary.