Kalamazoo Roller Derby Team Takes On Fort Wayne In Homecoming Bout

The Killamazoo Derby Darlins return to Wings Stadium for the 2015 season and look to dominate in their homecoming bout against the Fort Wayne Derby Girls. On January 24 the doors will open at 5 p.m. with bouts starting at 5:30 and 7 p.m. (approximately.) Tickets are available at through TicketMaster.com or through ticketsKDD@gmail.com.

The Darlins A-team, the KillStars, had an incredibly successful 2014 season, placing 3rd internationally in the Women’s Flat Track Derby Division 2 tournament in August. B team, Killa Crew, inverted their 2013 record and came out of 2014 at 12-4 on the season. Both teams held on to some incredible talent over the off-season with the retirement rate being relatively low. That being said, the KillStars are going to be playing without some familiar faces and this could prove to be a more difficult game than anticipated as they look to work out some kinks against formidable Fort Wayne.

The Killa Crew have retained most of their roster from the 2014 season, losing a few skaters to the ever-strengthened KillStars. A few late-season injuries gave some low-on-the-totem-pole skaters a chance to stretch out and build some skill, so Killa Crew will have nothing but solid strategy and teamwork to put up against Fort Wayne’s B team.

This is going to be a huge night for the Darlins as they return to a beloved bouting venue. Nothing feels more like home than Wings Stadium and they’re looking forward to having friends, family and fans come out to celebrate their return (and hopefully double wins.) Don’t miss it!

The Kalamazoo roller derby team started in 2006 and began bouting in July of 2007. The team was accepted into the Women’s Flat Track Derby Association in October of 2010, placed 3rd at the 2013 and 2014 Division 2 tournaments, and is currently ranked 59th out of over 300 teams in the world by WFTDA. Killamazoo Derby Darlins is a skater-owned and –operated league.

For more information on the upcoming event or to schedule an interview, please contact Caitlin Pasqualone at cpasqualone@yahoo.com.

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