Southern Maryland Roller Derby had a very busy Labor Day weekend! A good portion of the league packed up their derby gear and headed down into the mountains of Virginia for the Annual Virginia is for Shovers Invitational! Virginia is for Shovers is a derby event hosted by the lovely Charlottesville Derby Dames in Fishersville, VA near the Shenandoah National Park.
The event boasts multiple challenge bouts and co-ed bouts throughout the day. If you are wondering, challenge bouts are scrimmages with individual mixed rosters or rosters of entire teams. The challenge bouts are a great way for players in the surrounding area to get some track time in order practice and hone in on their derby skills. A total of six SMRDers played in several challenge bouts throughout the day, often playing against our own teammates! Two lucky SMRDers, Bunny Blaze and Princess Sleia, were able to participate in a clinic with former Gotham Girl Luna Impact.
For all of the players who attended the event, we had a wonderful time and got some much needed track time. We were so tired by the end of the day, but it was well worth the trip and every minute spent on the track. Below you will find some awesome photos of us SMRD ladies kicking butt and taking names!
All photos taken by resident SMRDer Kodiak Krush aka © Monica Larmon
Written by: JuiceBox