Rochester's first men's roller derby team begins play

June 17, 2017 11:29 PM

The Flour City Fear men's roller derby team had its home opener on Saturday, a round robin against Cleveland and Casco Bay at the Genesee Valley Sports Complex.

It was the first time a sanctioned Men's Roller Derby Association game has been played in Rochester, with the Flour City Fear the city's first men's roller derby team.

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"We always felt we wanted to play too, but because it's women's roller derby, men weren't able to play on the women's team," says Richard Jones of the Fear.

"So a few years ago, men started organizing and started find a way in which they could create their own league, and in Rochester we felt there was a need as well."

The roller derby had food truck, and even an appearance by "Batman." 


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