Derby team ready for second match


BOZEMAN – Grab your lightsabers and power up the Millennium Falcon – it’s time for the Gallatin Roller Girlz’ second bout of the 2015 home season. The “Return of the Jammer” roller derby bout will set GRG’s Mountain Mayhem against Wyoming’s Cheyenne Capidolls on Saturday, June 13 at the Gallatin County Fairgrounds Haynes Pavilion.

Garb and accouterments of the rebels, jedis, stormtroopers, Vader, Leah, Amidala, Luke, Han, Obi, Yoda, Ewoks, Droids and other Star Wars heroes, villains and characters is encouraged for this Star Wars-themed event. Costumed attendees 18 and older get first crack at limited trackside seating (aka “suicide” or “nose-bleed” seats). A halftime costume contest will award a prize for the best-dressed fan.

This family-friendly event features food by Bubby’s, a no-host bar by Bar IX, raffles, games and prizes. Halftime fire-spinning entertainment is provided by Fire in the Attic, and DJ Chachi will spin tunes.

Advanced discounted tickets for Return of the Jammer are available online at, and paper tickets are available at Cactus Records and Gifts and at tart in the Emerson – full-priced tickets available at the door. Kids 10 and under enter free of charge. Doors open at 7 p.m. and the bout starts at 7:30 p.m. A portion of the proceeds from this event will benefit the Bozeman Help Center – more info at An after-party at Bar IX will follow the event.

The Gallatin Roller Girlz are a 501(c)(3) federal nonprofit and achieved WFTDA (Women’s Flat Track Derby Association) apprenticeship designation this past year. This bout is a “mock-sanctioned” WFTDA bout, part of the process required of the Gallatin Roller Girlz to become a full member WFTDA league, and allowing for ranking at national and international level.