Melee in the Mountains coming to Eagle May 17 |

Melee in the Mountains coming to Eagle May 17

Enterprise staff report
Members of the 10th Mountain Roller Dolls speed around the track in a recent bout.
Special to the Enterprise |

Derby skaters from the western United States will come together in a round-robin mix-up tournament “Melee in the Mountains” May 17 in Eagle.

Spectators and fans should gear up for an action-packed event to include two qualifying bouts, a co-ed bout, and a championship full-spectacle face-off. One team of skaters will claim victory and lead the entourage of melee-fans to the event after party.

About the Event

Doors open at 12:15 p.m. Tickets are $10 at the door. Students and seniors pay $5 and children younger than 5 and the military are admitted for free. Quench your thirst with a draft beer from the Bonfire Brewing Co. Take your seats and get ready for some roller derby action beginning at 12:45.p.m.

Skaters of all ability levels will mix-up on four teams and compete for a chance to be seated in the championship bout. The track fills with team blockers and jammers, referees and officials, score-keepers, announcers, and a D.J. to bring action-packed excitement to spectators.

Additionally there will be a silent auction during event half-time and spectators can enjoy baked goods made by the 10th Mountain Roller Dolls.

The Co-ed Bout

Sit tight for some shock and awe as the co-ed competition is scheduled to begin at 4 p.m. Women hit the track and mix-up with men to offer full-contact skill and strategy. Roller derby is a sport where adjustments are not made for females to participate. The track is the track and the rules are the rules. Fans will enjoy the competitive drive and skilled maneuvers of all skaters.

The Championship Bout

Set to begin at 6 p.m, the main event will bring some serious competition and have fans cheering. This is a full-bout, with two 30-minute periods featuring half-time entertainment and contests.

Talented skaters match-up determined to chalk up points and steer clear of the penalty box. Melee continues well into the evening. The event after party takes place at the Back Bowl of Eagle. All are welcome to join in the fun.

Tournament Sponsors

The 10th Mountain Roller Dolls and event beneficiary is The Red Ribbon Project. Melee organizers are grateful to have sponsors support of our event, and the organization’s mission and goals.

Sponsors include Bighorn Toyota, Western Eagle County Metropolitan Recreation District, Wylaco Supply Company, the town of Gypsum, AmericInn, Hogback Pizza, Bonfire Brewing Company, The Baggage Cheque, Nedbo Construction, Ski Base and Eagle County BMX .

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