Bruising Co., Vigilantes compete in Mitten Kitten tournaments

Ann Arbor Brawlstars, Mitten Kitten 2013 champions, pose with their trophy.

Ann Arbor Brawlstars, Mitten Kitten 2013 champions, pose with their trophy.

Before our season wraps up October 16, don't miss Arbor Bruising Co. and Ypsilanti Vigilantes repping A2D2 in the statewide Mitten Kittens tournaments over the first two weekends in October!

Last year, our Brawlstars reigned supreme (more on that below). This year, the Vigis are up first in the D2 tournament, Mitten Kitten Mash-Up Crunch!, October 4-5 in Battle Creek. The following week, catch ABC in the D1 tournament, Mitten Kitten Mash-Up at the Zoo!, in Kalamazoo.

For more information and to buy tickets, visit the Mitten Kittens website. But first, watch the Brawlstars react to their big win:

Posted on September 29, 2014 .

A2D2's Susan B. Slamthony talks derby with Mark Maynard

Image by Mark Maynard |

Image by Mark Maynard |

Ypsilanti Vigilantes skater and A2D2 PR chair Susan B. Slamthony was recently interviewed by local blogger and doer-of-cool-things Mark Maynard. See what she had to say about roller derby history, A2D2 and the state of derby in Michigan, and whether derby has kept her from joining a gang.

Derby has a place for everyone, and every body type can give you a different sort of advantage. I’ve always had wide hips, and a correspondingly wide posterior, and for a while I didn’t like that about my body. Now, I look at girls with narrow hips and think, ‘Poor thing, she can’t take up much space on the track with a booty like that.’
— Susan B. Slamthony

Then come and see us in action in our last home bout of 2014, Saturday, October 18 at Buhr Park! Tickets on sale now.

Posted on September 19, 2014 .