Iowa City’s roller derby teams will get wicked this weekend at the Old Capitol City Roller Girls’ Monster’s Brawl 6, a Halloween-themed roller derby doubleheader. The OCCRG’s two teams battle all around the Midwest but are bringing it home for their season closer this Saturday, Oct. 25 at the Coralville Marriott.
The first bout of the night is between the All-Stars (6-2), OCCRG’s A team, and the Mad Rollin’ Dolls’ Unholy Rollers, a team from Madison, Wisc. Then the Ped Maulers (1-6), OCCRG’s B team, will take on the MRD’s Vaudeville Vixens.
“They’ll be good games,” said Lisa “Left 4 Deadwards” Edwards, an OCCRG coaches and also a jammer and blocker for the All Stars. “We want to have a lot of fun, but also play really competitively.”
This year, the All-Stars were up against two particularly tough teams ranked above them at the time — the Fargo-Moorhead Derby Girls and the Minneapolis North Star Roller Girls — and emerged victorious from both.
“We’ve had a really good season,” said Edwards. But in predicting the outcome of the Monster’s Brawl, she says it’s a wild card as the teams in both bouts are evenly matched.
The audience is encouraged to come to the derby dressed up for Halloween, and there will be two costume contests — one for kids at halftime of the first bout and one for adults between bouts.
Tickets are available for $13 at the door or $10 at New Pioneer Co-op and Crossroads Tattoo prior to the match. Doors open at 6:15 p.m., and the first bout starts at 7 p.m.
Even though this is the last game of this season, the OCCRG are already ramping up for their next season with recruitment starting Nov. 9.