By: Jade Cunningham
With hundreds of teams nationwide, Roller Derby is taking the sports world by storm.
But what exactly does it take to be a derby girl?
NewsChannel 5's Kim Insana wanted to find out. So she laced up some skates and hit the rink with the Cheyenne Capidolls.
The Capidolls might've only started a year ago, but they've rolled their way to a lot of victories.
"Our 'A Team' is undefeated and started a second season undefeated," said Jammin' Gemini. "We rock."
However before Kim could try it for herself, she asked a few of the girls for some pointers.
"What's the hardest part about derby?" Kim asked.
"I think the hardest part is communication," said M. Kickin'Some. "It's not really the hits or the skating, it's communication and that's what counts the most during a bout."
Kim then asked Emmy Elle for any advice she had for the weather girl.
"Stay low. The closer you are to the ground, you don't have that much farther to go."
"Keep your fists in when you fall so you don't get your hands run over," said Bisco Fever.
After listening to their advice, Kim (or Hurricane Kim as they called her) threw out some of her own.
"Just remember, I can rain on your parade!"
However she geared up and gave it a shot. And after a few pointers from the Coach, she quickly learned a lot of skill was involved.
"Just by getting out there and putting on your gear and getting knocked around a little bit, you kind of learn quicker," said Emmy Elle. "It's just fun. It's just different."
Roller Derby is different.
And the secret to success is not just your skill, it's all in your team.
"My favorite part about derby are the girls," said Jammin' Gemini. "I love them. Every single one of them to death. They're great."
"Roller Derby is a great sport," said M. Kickin'Some. "Our team is more than just a team, it's a family and we all support each other on and off the track."
The Cheyenne Capidolls have a game against rival Laramie on Saturday, September, 24th in Cheyenne.
A percent of the proceeds goes towards the Cheyenne Animal Shelter, and community sponsorships packets are available.
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