This weekend marked the 2014 Houston Roller Derby championship bout. I played in two championships, called lineups in two, and have now coached two. There is nothing quite like the feverish excitement and the fervent drive to bring home that trophy. And there is also nothing quite like losing and watching that trophy go to another team. We really couldn’t have asked for a closer or well-matched game, but at there is just something about a loss.
Before the game, feeling nostalgic at another season gone by, I snapped some photos of some of the behind the scenes roller derby details. This sport means so much to me and is unfamiliar to so many. I hope these tiny glimpses give you an idea of the sport and the women behind it. I missed so many things, but then, I DID have a game to worry about. I hope you enjoy these photos. This is roller derby.