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Cape’s Rock’n Roller Girls | CGRG

The CGRG are rude hosts to Tulsa!

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With a healthy dose of pro wrestling’s makeup, intimidating stage names and flashy costuming; add in pure speed skating and elements of NHL hockey, Saturday night roller derby action thundered along the banks of the Mississippi River and through the A.C. Brase Arena in Southeast Missouri.  On a hot August night, it was the final home bout of the season for the Cape Girardeau Roller Girls

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Announcers Josh Lynn and Stephen K. (right) reveal the final score.

As part of the Women’s Flat Track Roller Derby Association, the CGRG hosted Tulsa, Oklahoma’s Roughneck Roller Derby for the first- ever match up.  The fans who came to support the home team and view the massacre were not disappointed.  From the initial jam, it was all CGRG who would end the lopsided contest 230-97.

The fiercely loyal Cape Girardeau home crowd was rewarded with a night filled with hard hitting, fast action and and an ejection.  Sue Bob Fight, one of the founding members of the club, was tossed after an altercation with a Tulsa player where punches were thrown.

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CGRG young fans seek autographs from Eleanor Whip Me

Despite the bumps, bruises and rough exterior of the ladies, the Cape Girardeau Roller Girls are quite tender at heart.  Plenty of interaction with, and accessibility to the players is an important part of the night.  So is helping the community.IMAG0425_1

CGRG organization is a 501(c)(4) non-profit organization.  Part of the profits from each home game benefits a local charity. A check was presented at halftime to Humane Society of Southeast Missouri, the charity from the prior home game. Proceeds from last night’s event benefits Watkins Wildlife Rehab.

CGRG improved to a 5-3 record and will conclude the season on the road to Clarksville, TN (9/26/2015) and Columbia, MO (10/17/2015).

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