• Garden State Rollergirls Compete in Intraleague Championship Finals This Saturday

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    New Jersey’s own Garden State Rollergirls Intraleague Championship competition is this Saturday and with Jersey City Bridge and Pummel protecting their title on their home turf in the finals, the event’s sure to be a crowd pleaser.

    There’s a lot on the line as Jersey City Bridge and Pummel goes into this Saturday’s 2018 Intraleague Championship. After winning in both 2016 and 2017, Jersey City Bridge and Pummel now hopes to defend their status as two-time home-team champions as they roll up against the Northern Nightmares.

    “JCB&P has won the past two home team championships, but we lost to the Nightmares in our season opener this year,” said Bridge and Pummel Captain ShenAnakin Skywalker. “When we rematch them in September, we’ll bring a new level of skill and prove that we deserve a third year at the top.”

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    But as is the way of roller derby, the Northern Nightmares do not plan to go down without a fight. After all, winning this match against Jersey City Bridge and Pummel would mark the first time NN has snagged the championship since 2015.

    “It’ll be a hard-fought game for sure,” said Nightmares captain Monsoon Mandy. “But we fully intend to leave the track having finally reclaimed the championship title.”

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    Garden State Rollergirls is NJ’s premier all-women flat track roller derby league with over 40 skaters on various teams throughout the state. Jersey City Bridge and Pummel is one of three of the league’s home teams — the other two being Northern Nightmares and Gateway Grim Reapers.

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    The league also has two more traveling teams, the all-star Ironbound Maidens and the B-team. GSR is part of Division 2 of the Women’s Flat Track Derby Association.

    It will all go down at the Inline Skating Club of America in North Arlington this Saturday, September 8. {See the league’s full schedule here!} Doors open at 7:15 pm and can purchase various GSR merchandise, participate in the raffle, and buy from the bake sale before the first whistle blows at 8:00PM.

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    Interested in attending the 2018 Intraleague Championship in Arlington? Get your tickets in advance for $10 online at brownpapertickets.com. Admission is $15 at the door.

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    Steph Osmanski is a freelance writer who specializes in sustainability and health and wellness content. She is currently pursuing an MFA in Creative Writing at Stony Brook Southampton.

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