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GateKeepers Octet Revealed on USA Men’s Roller Derby World Cup Team

by Brian Ledford

When the Men’s Roller Derby World Cup comes to the Gateway City next summer, it will contain a lot of local flavor on the flat-track.

On Sunday, USA Men’s Roller Derby revealed their charter for the 2020 team and eight athletes from St. Louis-based GateKeepers Roller Derby were selected to the 20-skater roster.

The global showdown takes place July 9-12, 2020 at Queeny Park in Ballwin, Missouri at the Greensfelder Recreational Complex and the adjacent Midwest Sport Hockey facility. Overall, 23 countries will be represented at the event.

After an intense multi-day tryout in Los Angeles, California in early November, those that made the final cut were notified and the official line-up was publicly revealed.

The GateKeepers who will represent USA – Men’s Roller Derby are (in alphabetical order):

Joshua “Monster Jam” Amick

Shane Bower

Michael “The Saint” Christopher

Christopher “Quadratic Evasion” Evrard

Brian “Spin Diesel” McAfee

Scott “Magnum” Meyer

Kyle Stark

Jake “Bled Zeppelin” Woodward

All eight skaters are members of the GateKeepers primary travel team that won their fifth consecutive Men’s Roller Derby Association (MRDA) title last month.

GKRD bench coach Downtown Dallis was also selected as a bench coach for the team.

This will be Meyer’s fourth stint with the team while McAfee and Woodward will compete in their respective third cycles.

USA – Men’s Roller Derby won their third consecutive World Cup in Barcelona, Spain on July 2018.

Tickets are currently on-sale AT THIS LINK. One can get an early bird pass for the four-day event for $60.

For more information on the event, GO TO THIS LINK.

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By trade, he is a six-time, regional Emmy Award-winning news videographer/editor for KTVI/KPLR-TV. By hobby, he is a writer for Arch City Media, dating back to February 2014. Emphasis is on featuring and promoting local women's sports, but will cover anything that is not reported by traditional media outlets. Also a contributor to local concert reviews.

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