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2013 Washington roller derby all-star team: Luna Negra

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Luna Negra of the Rat City Rollergirls makes the Washington all-star team for the first time here in 2013. Here is what some of the voters had to say about her...

"WOW. What an amazing Salem tourney! She is one of the fast risers at Rat City and a huge reason they got back to Champs. I'm really excited to see where she goes from here." - Thurston Gore

"Great to watch, she is an up and comer." - Calamity Jane

"What's not to love about her? She is one of the most graceful and beautiful skaters in roller derby, and her stamina is incredible." - Anonymous

"Her performance in the 3rd place bout at the WFTDA Salem playoffs was impressive - and went a long way toward her securing the MVP for that tournament. Her skating, coupled with an equally impressive performance by Sintripetal Force that bout got Rat City to Milwaukee." - Mike Chexx

"Breakout performance at the Salem playoffs, even though her nerves to the better of her at champs, fantastic performance trajectory over the past two years." - Sir Hans

"Luna has grown so much in her 3 seasons, as a skater and a leader. She has amazing skill and a great spirit." - Anonymous

"Luna Negra has a unique style of jamming that at first glance looks completely accidental. With dainty looking hops and quick toe stop runs that resemble someone in fight or flight mode, one would think that Luna Negra was just lucky! However, the success she has at obtaining lead jammer status makes one realize that this can’t all be luck. With a tall, lean build and fearless determination, Luna Negra can navigate through even the tiniest of holes in her opponent’s walls. Her distinct style proves that every skater brings something unique to the track and no matter how textbook or unconventional your skating style is, it really doesn’t matter…if you are getting shit done!" - Crash Die't

"It's been such a treat to watch Luna the last couple years. Watching her literally dig through the pack and somehow come out with lead jammer always puts a smile on my face. On those rare occasions when I'm watching her via my camera lens, waiting for the perfect shot and she gets through the pack and throws her hands up in the air, smiling with surprise and excitement ALWAYS makes me giggle and I have yet to get an in focus picture of that exact second because I'm so excited for her. Thank you Luna for bringing joy with you when you get through and make lead jam!" - Jenny Evans

"Luna is so talented and no one is more surprised about her skill than Luna herself. I love her facial expressions when she does something amazing. The mischievous grin with the “did I do that?” expression." - Jennifer Conston

"Luna Negra is a really awesome person, who can skate really well. She’s a great coach and if you give it a chance she could teach you how to be great too."Afro Jamurai

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