Happy tournament week, derby fans! Here at Burning River we are busy, busy, BUSY preparing for the big International WFTDA D2 Playoffs coming to Cleveland this week! Some of the best skaters in the world will be invading the Cleveland Public Auditorium Aug. 21-23. So how do you get in on the action? We make it 

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What is your name? Bustin’ Stuff What is your skater number? 41 How long have you been skating? 3 years What does your derby name mean? It’s the name of the first Dave Matthew’s Band album I ever purchased, Busted Stuff. I’m kind of obsessed with that band. What is your pre-bout routine? Any rituals? I 

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Rain may have drowned out all of the festivities scheduled for today’s 27th annual Cleveland Pride events, but those looking for a place to celebrate need to go no further than Euclid’s CE Orr Ice Arena for a parade of roller derby events all day long. Burning River Roller Derby will be hosting an international double-header 

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Skater Name: Premo Donna Number: 8181 How long have you been skating? I have been skating in some form or another for as long as I can remember. I never skated competitively, growing up. It used to be my way to unwind after school, listening to music and skating around. I have been playing roller derby for 5 years 

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Skater Name: PF Scarrie Number: 80 How long have you been skating? I am a founding member. I retired in 2011, then returned in 2014. What does your derby name mean? Pretty Scary is a common phase used to express emotion. My name is Carrie – spelled it with Carrie in it (Pretty Scarrie). After starting derby – my 

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Exciting things are happening at Burning River! First, if you hadn’t already noticed, we’ve officially changed our name from Burning River Roller Girls to Burning River Roller Derby. Subtle? Maybe, but it means a great deal to our skaters. The league made this change to better highlight the sport of roller derby and the athleticism of the skaters, as 

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Nov. 23, one of the strongest women we know was the passenger in a terrible car crash that sent her to the hospital in critical condition and ultimately took her life. Mary “ ‘Rage’ing Blockaholic” Byrnes, 35, was a rising star among the Burning River Roller Girls and a member of the Rolling Pin-Ups, HazMat 

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Black & Blue 9, the Burning River Roller Girls’ annual charity bout, is fast approaching! This year, the fundraiser benefits the Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Community Center of Greater Cleveland. The LGBT Community Center, which will be celebrating its 40th anniversary in 2015, is the third oldest LGBT center in America. It is a non-profit 

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