August 6 was an epic final home bout of the 2016 season! The Ypsilanti Vigilantes hosted the Killamazoo Kill Squad. Kill Squad started out very strong, taking the lead for the first six jams. The Vigilantes nibbled their way to stay in the game, and took over the lead by the seventh jam of the first half. Smart call-offs by the Vigilante jammers and great offense by their blockers kept the Vigilantes in the lead, going into the half with a score of 118-91.
Don't miss your last chance to see A2D2 at Buhr Park this year! Our season closer features Arbor Bruising Co. vs. Flint City Derby Girls, and Ypsilanti Vigilantes vs. Killamazoo Derby Darlins' Kill Squad.
Need more reasons to support your local roller derby league? We've got three:
• We're now serving beer
• Tickets for this date are discounted, and
• We're raising funds to help the Bruisers travel to the Mitten Kitten tournament with a pie-in-the-face halftime event!
More info in the 2016 schedule. See you at Buhr Park!
On July 9, the Ypsilanti Vigilantes hosted Border City Brawlers’ Canadian Clubbers. The Vigilantes had been preparing hard for this bout. According to Flat Track Stats, they were only given a 39% chance of winning this game. The Vigilantes proved them wrong!
Our next home bout, July 9 at Buhr Park, is your next-to-last chance to see Arbor Bruising Co. and Ypsilanti Vigilantes here in Ann Arbor. It's an international affair, featuring Border City Brawlers' All-Stars and Canadian Clubbers. You won't want to miss a minute of the action, plus we've got refreshing concessions and kid-friendly activities — and in case you missed it, we're now serving beer. See you July 9!
The Ypsilanti Vigilantes traveled to Lapeer, MI on June 18 to take on the Demolitia Derby Queens (DDQ). The Vigilantes and the DDQ had faced each other in the fall of 2015, with the DDQ taking the win by 70 points. The Vigilantes vowed to work hard, apply their offensive and defensive strategies and to take the win the next time they met. While the Vigilantes’ summertime track is exposed to the summer heat conditions, they had yet to skate in the blazing temperatures they faced inside the Lapeer Skating Center. From what we were told, it was the hottest temps the DDQ had ever seen inside their venue. It was a real scorcher!