Grand Raggidy Blog
May 31 – June 2
Milwaukee’s roller derby league, the Brewcity Bruisers, are set to host the 4th annual Midwest BrewHaHa roller derby tournament, May 31-June 2 at the U.S. Cellular Arena, downtown Milwaukee. The tournament features two derby tracks and more than 30 teams from all over the U.S. and Canada.
Midwest BrewHaHa kicks off on Friday afternoon, with bouts scheduled all weekend through Sunday night, June 2. All the action takes place at the U.S. Cellular Arena, located at 400 W. Kilbourn Ave in downtown Milwaukee. The full listing of participating teams and the bout schedule can be found at www.brewcitybruisers.com.
Now, in its fourth year, Midwest BrewHaHa had to expand to three days of action. “This tournament has grown quickly and we are offering 30 bouts during the weekend,” said Anna Krajcik (aka Grace Killy), a Brewcity Bruiser and one of the BrewHaHa organizers. “This is a great opportunity to see some of the top roller derby teams in the country, including Gotham Girls Roller Derby from New York City, who are the 2012 i Women’s Flat Track Derby Association Champions and undefeated so far in 2013 play.”
Every day of the tournament features “sanctioned” bouts by the Women’s Flat Track Derby Association (WTFDA), which determine teams’ rankings and seeding for 2013 WFTDA Championship. The Championships will also be held in Milwaukee this November.
Midwest BrewHaHa offers plenty of options to allow you to get your fill of roller derby action. Purchase tickets and get details at www.brewcitybruisers.com.
3-day Weekend Pass: If you want to see over 30 roller derby bouts in one action-packed weekend, then this is for you. Cost is $60 for adults, $50 for kids, seniors and military. Children under 5 get in free. Doors open at 12 noon Friday, 8:30 am Saturday and Sunday.
Daily Pass: Just have time for one day of derby? You can grab a daily pass for any day of the tournament. Friday Daily pass: $25 ($20 kids, seniors, military). Saturday or Sunday Daily Pass: $30 ($25 kids, seniors, military). Doors open 8:30 am.
Home Team Headline Ticket: Just want to see your own Brewcity Bruisers? The headliner ticket will allow you in the U.S. Cellular for the headliner bouts featuring Milwaukee’s own Brewcity Bruisers All-Stars and Battlestars. Headliner Ticket on Friday, Saturday or Sunday: $18 ($15 for kids, seniors, military). Entrance for the headliner bouts are as follows: Friday at 5pm; Saturday at 3:30pm; or Sunday at 3:30pm.
MIDWEST BREWHAHA PARTICIPATING TEAMS
Ann Arbor Derby Dimes: Ann Arbor, MI
Arch Rival Roller Girls: St. Louis, MO
Tent City Terrors; Arizona Roller Derby
Babe City Rollers: Bemidji, MN
Brewcity Bruisers: Milwaukee, WI
Cincinnati Rollergirls: Cincinnati, OH
DC Rollergirls: Washington, DC
Detroit Derby Girls: Detroit, MI
Gotham Girls Roller Derby: New York, NY
Grand Raggidy Roller Girls: Grand Rapids, MI
Iron Range Maidens: Grand Rapids, MN
Mad Rollin’ Dolls: Madison, WI
Minnesota RollerGirls: St. Paul, MN
NEO Roller Derby: Akron, OH
North Star Roller Girls: Minneapolis, MN
Ohio Roller Girls: Columbus, OH
Old Capitol City Roller Girls: Iowa City, IA
Paper Valley Roller Girls: Appleton, WI
Pikes Peak Derby Dames: Colorado Springs, CO
Suburbia Roller Derby: Westchester County, NY
Windy City Rollers: Chicago, IL
Milwaukee Blitzkrieg: Milwaukee, WI
Saint Louis GateKeepers: St. Louis, MO
With all the whams and slams that come with derby, it is easy to find yourself feeling a bit like humpty dumpty at times. What does a Grand Raggidy girl do when all the king’s horses and all the king’s men can’t put her back together again? She goes to Active Life Chiropractic and gets a much needed adjustment from Dr. Ward.
Active Life Chiropractic is a long time sponsor of Grand Raggidy Roller Girls. Located in North Grand Rapids, Dr. Ward is a supportive health care provider who offers complete chiropractic care as well as massage therapy. He is a graduate of Palmer College of Chiropractic and Central Michigan University. He is a husband and recent father as well as a GRRG fan. He can be spotted cheering on Grand Raggidy at most home bouts.
GRRG is proud, honored and thankful to have Dr. Ward as a sponsor. His dedication and expertise helps to keep us motivated and healthy. The benefits of chiropractic care are deep and wide, just as his generosity and enthusiasm towards our league. Thank you Dr. Ward!