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The 2016 Jantastic Invitational was an eight team, two pool, round robin tournament. Scroll down to find out more about each women’s roller derby team and captain.
1st Place – My Little Ponies
2nd Place – Team Wolfpack
Game 16: My Little Ponies 179, Team Wolfpack 144
Game 15: JRDA All-Stars 178, Jr. RDCL All-Stars 83
Game 14: My Little Ponies 86, The Rejects 64
Game 13: Team Wolfpack 93, RDCL All-Stars 69
Game 12:RDCL All-Stars 121, ATOMinables 46
Game 11: The Rejects 81, Southwest Smackdown 57
Game 10: The Rejects 49, ATOMinables 21
Game 9: RDCL All-Stars 104, Southwest Smackdown 35
Game 8: Southwest Smackdown 100, ATOMinables 60
Game 7: RDCL All-Stars 93, The Rejects 49
Game 6: My Little Ponies 91, Team Wolfpack 36
Game 5: Team BiTraxual 138, Texas United 32
Game 4: My Little Ponies 100, Team BiTraxual 24
Game 3: Team Wolfpack 200, Texas United 8
Game 2: My Little Ponies 217, Texas United 12
Game 1: Team Wolfpack 113, Team BiTraxual 52
See all the photos from the 2016 event in this Flickr Collection.
Team My Little Ponies consists of skaters from all over the US who love to skate hard and wear lots of glitter. Returning to Jantastic for a second year in a row, MLP is looking for that glittery 1st place trophy in a repeat that would make the whole team sparkle!
My Little Ponies Captain Biography
Team Captain: Hockey Honey
Hockey Honey has been competing in high level roller derby since 2010, including earning two second place finishes at WFTDA Championships in 2011 and 2012. As far as banked track is concerned, she skated for Team Bionic in the past winning several big games including an epic battle against LADD.
She currently skates for Team USA for rink hockey and skates wherever there is high level derby to be had. She coaches the San Diego Aftershocks and San Diego Roller Derby Starlettes and well as Team California men’s and women’s teams. Photo: Dave Wood Photography
The RDCL is very proud to send some of their finest skaters from each member league, and to welcome the addition of Penn Jersey Roller Derby to this 2016 team. The San Diego Derby Dolls, Los Angeles Derby Dolls, Arizona Derby Dames, Tilted Thunder Railbirds and Orange County Rollergirls have come together to promote and grow the sport of banked track roller derby. These leagues are actively responsible for keeping modern banked track roller derby alive and well.
The RDCL is very proud to send some of their finest skaters from each member league and with an addition and warm to welcome the addition of Penn Jersey Roller Derby to this 2016 team. The number of participants each league received on this team was based on their rankings from BOTBVIII. RDCL Champions LADD has 7 skaters, runners-up SDDD has 3, AZDD has 2 and then 2 to TTRB & 1 PJRD.
RDCL All Stars Captain Biography
Team Captain: PuRRfect
PuRRfect started playing roller derby in 2010 on the flat track with her former league, Prison City Derby Dames. In 2013, after deciding she needed a change, PuRRfect picked up where her mother left off and jumped on the banked track with the LA Derby Dolls. Skating for the home team, SIRENS, and as an All-Star with LADD Ri-Ettes, she is looking forward to starting her 3rd season off with a bang!
I couldn’t feel more blessed to be given this opportunity to share the track with so many skilled skaters from across the country. Challenging, exciting and great derby under one roof is a sure way to start the year off right! It is going to be an honor to skate with and against these athletes that I’ve looked up to for years at this fantastic event. Words cannot describe the amount of appreciation and excitement I feel to be chosen as a skater for this years’ RDCL All-Star Team. God is good! #LEGGO Photo: Grant Palmer Photography
The Southwest Smackdown is comprised of a mix of flat track and banked track skaters, primarily from Arizona and Southern California. Our mission is to showcase some amazingly talented skaters who are motivated to take on the best that roller derby has to offer. Get ready to see some new and old faces working together to represent the Southwest. These ladies are excited to bring the SMACKDOWN to Jantastic this year, and to lay everything they’ve got out there on the track.
Southwest Smackdown Captain Biography
Team Captain:Hella Rude
Hella Rude is a veteran skater with the Arizona Derby Dames. She spent most of her childhood participating in competitive artistic roller skating, and has been playing Roller Derby for the last 5 years. Hella is a member of the 2 year undefeated Runaway Brides, and has been a member of the Arizona Derby Dames Hot-Shots for the past 2 seasons. Her goal is to skate amongst the best, so that she, in turn, can become a stronger player and contribute that knowledge to her team and league. Photo: Heyooooo
Team Captain: Phoenix Endsong
Roller Derby starts with complete command of the fundamentals. Then it takes desire, determination, discipline, and self-sacrifice. And finally, it takes a great deal of love, fairness, and respect for your fellow skaters. Put all these together, and even if you don’t win, how can you lose? We are the underdogs! We’ve come together to skate hard and have a hell of a good time!
The ATOMinables are as badass (and a little mismatched) as it gets! These barking, beer-shotgunning, ramp skating, new and seasoned banked-track skaters have been brought together to form a nucleus of positively-charged—and highly explosive—derby skaters. Hearts full of love—and skates fully charged—totally ignite this team on the track!
Team ATOMinables Captain Biography
Team Captain: Punk N. Da’Trunk
A cup of sugar, a cup of spice, a dash of fierce, and a splash of fabulous… put them all together and you’ve got yourself one fun cheetah of a skater! With 10 years under her belt in banked and flat track, Punk N. Da’Trunk is no stranger to the roller derby world. Punk began her phenomenal derby career with the OC Rollergirls as a rolling knockout; she then skated WFTDA regionals with Angel City Derby Girls. Next, she played in two “Battle on the Banks” with San Diego Derby Dolls. Punk is currently rockin’ it with a local team – South Coast Roller Derby.
Punk is also a Rollercon trainer who founded the Caulksuckers, along with her infamous derby wife, Injure Rogers – the famous mistress of muff and the queen of the Vagine Regime. Once Punk got hooked on roller derby, there was no going back! Let’s ROLL!
Team Bitraxual is an all-star team of skaters with high-level banked track experience, and most have derby dual citizenship! We play for the love of the sport, but don’t think that makes us any less competitive! Name your surface, we’ll play some roller derby.
Team Bitraxual Captain Biography
Team Captain: Déjà Déjà Vu
Déjà Déjà Vu has been playing roller derby since 2010. She started with the banked track league Arizona Derby Dames, and played with the HotShots as a jammer and blocker for 3 seasons. She transferred in 2013 to flat track and skates with Arizona Roller Derby’s Tent City Terrors, #35 in the world of WFTDA, as a triple threat! Banked, flat, coed…tell her where to be and she’ll play! Photo: Mr. Ravelyn & Hidden Trails Photography
RegulateHer has been skating since she was 3. She has figure skated, speed skated, played roller hockey, and now, has been playing roller derby for seven years. She and her husband, Quadfather, helped start up the West Coast Derby Knockouts. After two years, the transfer was made to Los Angeles Derby Dolls to play banked track. After four years of playing for the LA Ri-ettes and The QuadulateHers (Quadfather, RegulateHer & Lil RegulateHer) growing one of the biggest junior derby programs in the region, Reg felt it was time to go back to her true love, flat track. She has now been with Angel City Derby Girls for one year, and for the past 6 months, the QuadulateHers have been building the Angel City Jr Derby (ACJD). They plan to continue to build a place where young girls can grow to become confident, strong, and athletic young ladies. Photo: Knockturn Ally
TEXAS United is comprised of skaters from within the Austin, Texas roller derby community, often regarded as the mecca of Roller Derby. With a combined average of 5yrs experience, the TEXAS United roster consists of skaters from South Side Roller Derby (Houston, TX), Texas Rollergirls (Austin, TX), Team Free Radicals (Austin, Texas), Bat City Rebellion (Austin, TX) and Texas Roller Derby (Austin, Texas).
Texas United Captain Biography
Team Captain: Maya Mayhem
Maya Mayhem began skating in 2006 for Texas Roller Derby, in Austin Texas. During her tenure with Texas Roller Derby she has led as a captain of two home teams, Las Putas del Fuego (’09, ’10) and the Cherry Bombs (’14).Most recently, after two years of absence from inter-league play, she helped resurface the TXRD All Scar Army and attended BOTB VIII in Seattle, WA. They followed up with the first Texas based inter-league banked track bout held in Houston, TX; TXRD vs SSRD in September of 2015. She is a Trainer for TXRD and has also led training sessions as far as Guadalajara, Mexico. Maya Mayhem currently serves on the TXRD Board as Athletic Performance Director. Photo: Greatest Common Factory
The Rejects were formed in 2008, combining Flat and Banked track skaters. We are fortunate enough to have current WFTDA and RDCL skaters, as well as retired ones. We strike fear in the hearts of our opponents and we are ready to bring it on and off the track!
The Rejects Captain Biography
Team Captain: Killo Kitty
Killo Kitty is a Hello Kitty loving gangster. She began flashing signs with the LA Derby Dolls, and founded San Fernando Valley Roller Derby, a WFTDA league in the Valley. When she is not rolling with the homies in her lowrider, she can be found coaching juniors and adults to play the sport we all love. She is a beast on the track and a cuddler at afterparties. Photo: Vegas Shooter Photography
Wolfpack consists of ladies from several leagues who come together for special events both banked and flat track. One of its proudest highlights include a victory over the LA Derby Dolls at the derby-famous Doll Factory.
Wolfpack Captain Biography
Team Captain: Anne Frankenstein
Anne Frankenstein is an 8 year roller derby vet having reffed for two years, and competed for six. She spent a season with Philly Roller Derby and five seasons with Gotham Girls Roller Derby. She’s the founder of The Wolfpack, a team of some of the most elite skaters WFTDA has to offer. Photo: Jennifer M. Ramos
2016 Event Staff
- Isabelle Ringer – SDDD General Manager
- Selenium Falcon – Events Coordinator
- Marr Bulls – Production Manager
- Infa-Red – Production Manager
Referees and Officials
- The Ill Reverend Mic – Tournament Head Announcer
- Jaded Jane
- Samba Cherrybomb
- Sinister Minister