Introducing the Belmont Bruisers

March 8th, 2013 | 0 comments
Belmont Bruisers

The Belmont Bruisers at their first bout in Milford, Delaware. (photo by Dan Purdy)

This is my first bouting season with the Charlottesville Derby Dames, so when schedule cards came out, I grabbed a huge stack of them and started passing them out to all of my friends. Some friends were already familiar with the team while others only heard of roller derby through me, but everyone was asking the same question: “Why don’t I see the Charlottesville Derby Dames on here?”

You probably noticed it, too. This year, rather than the usual CDD listings, there are bouts scheduled for the All-Stars or the Belmont Bruisers. Well, ladies and gentlemen, I’m here to help!

As the team has gained momentum, it has also grown in size. The Dames found themselves with the best problem a derby team could ask for; there were too many players for a standard roster. So what do to? We wanted everyone who was interested in participating in bouts to be able to do so, and to do so often. After some deliberation, it was determined that the best way to make this happen was to form two teams, the All-Stars and a B-team (the Belmont Bruisers).

The Bruisers are excited to continue the Charlottesville Derby Dames’ tradition of competitive and entertaining games. We have been working hard to prepare for the 2013 bouting season, and we can’t wait to show all of our amazing fans how far we’ve come! In anticipation of our first home bout on March 16th, I asked a few of the Bruisers some questions:

What makes the Belmont Bruisers a formidable team?

Debutante Brawl 2013

Come one, come all, to the Debutante Brawl!

“We may be new, but we have determination and moxie in spades. We don’t give up!” —Bashin’ Robbin

What is your favorite thing about the Belmont Bruisers?

“No matter what, we have fun! Derby is something that we all love and have worked our butts off for, and I think that shows on the track.” —Draconian Angel

If you could say one thing to our fans, what would it be?

“It means a lot to us that people bring their families to come and see us play. Win or lose, we get a lot of energy from the crowd.” –Gadgetjamz

So come one, come all to meet the Belmont Bruisers and see them tearin’ up the track in their first home bout! Tickets are now available at Blue Moon Diner, Rivanna Gear and Apparel, or from your favorite Dame. You can even purchase tickets online at We can’t wait to meet you!

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