My new home is in the Mid-Atlantic region. As I’ve been practicing with my new team (Charm City), working with a men’s team (Harm City) and prepping with Team Maryland, I have gotten a chance to meet so many skaters from Maryland, DC and Delaware. There is so much talent, within top-ranked teams and smaller leagues you have to scale mountains to get to.
Here are your reserves for the Mid-Atlantic region. Again this year, this was the highest-voted region and nearly 100 skaters received at least one vote. Congrats to the skaters who made the top 20. They are all spectacular and had a lot of tough competition.
Serious Snowflake – Salisbury Roller Girls – Long of leg and strong of hip, Snowflake uses muscle to get by her opponents. She’s not afraid to jump an apex, but often you’ll just see her push right through a blocker (sometimes with a pirouette just to be sure she gets by). Snowflake is one of those skaters that brightens a bench, always excited to learn and play more. She got a chance to try out the bank track on the East Coast Outlaws this season versus the Penn Jersey Hooligans, and her skills have earned her a spot on the Maryland All-Stars.
Uvetta Work – Charm City Roller Girls – This woman is terrifyingly gorgeous on the track. I love watching her be a rock in front of jammers and when she jams for her home team I can’t help but giggle (and be glad I’m not the one bouncing off of her). She is a critical, dominant piece of the Charm City blocking core.
T – Free State Roller Derby – You’ve gotta be good to have your derby name be just a letter. Almost pixie-like in her jamming, T is around you before you realize she was there to begin with. The apex is nothing more than a small obstacle to jump over for her, and before you know it, she’s back around the track and taking your point.
O’Chit – Charm City Roller Girls – Power. That is Chit. Watch her hit someone. Chit has mastered a bursting pop that will take girls off their skates. Her control with her edges is amazing and her positional blocking is nothing short of pure intimidation. Watching her jam is fun simply because of the amount of strength she can put into her wheels to cut back and forth and through walls. It’s no wonder she’s a member of the Maryland All-Stars.
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