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The all-star team from Portland's Rose City Rollers program beat a team from Santa Cruz, California, to win a national title.

COURTESY PHOTO: RECESS PHOTOGRAPHY/ROSE CITY ROLLERS - Rose City Rollers jammer Ruby "Slip-Hers" Patrick eludes the Santa Cruz defense during the Junior Roller Derby Association national tournament gold-medal game July 31 in Arizona. The Rose City Rollers Rosebuds won the Junior Roller Derby Association tournament, giving the Portland program its first junior-level national title.

In a match that went down to the final seconds, the Rosebuds beat a team from Santa Cruz, California, 140-136, securing the young women's division (ages 17 and younger) win in the final seconds when Ruby "Slip-Hers" Patrick delivered the deciding scoring lap to claim the title.

The event was held July 30-31 near Phoenix, Arizona.

The Rose City Rollers all-star teams now sit atop both the JRDA girls division rankings and the senior Women's Flat Track Derby Association's rankings.

Members of the 2022 Rosebuds all-star team are: Aine Malone, Amara LaLonde, Ruby Heathcott, Cherry Genovese, Ivy Burgos, Elise Stevens, Rose Ferrens, Grace Riddle, Harley Genovese, Anabel Semro, Skye Eichmiller, Haddie Stevens, Violet Silva, Ruby Patrick, Brenna Prisel, Lydia Kay, Persephone Bell, Sophie LaLonde, Nova Schlitz and Willow LaLonde.

WATCH: Replay of the 2022 Junior Roller Derby Association final

The Rose City Rollers fall house league season begins in September at the Hangar at Oaks Park. A four-week intro to derby class for adults is scheduled to begin Sunday, Aug. 28.

To learn more: http://www.rosecityrollers.com


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