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Jet City sees roller derby develop into serious sport

 

Last updated 7/26/2017 at Noon

Christina Congdon turns to help her team block during a mock bout.

The Jet City Rollergirls have seen roller derby evolve into an incredibly real, serious sport over the past decade or so, especially here in the Pacific Northwest.

Christina Congdon, a Mukilteo resident, has been skating with Jet City under the name Teeny Bopper and has witnessed the change firsthand – not only in roller derby – but in how people view the sport.

“If you had come here nine years ago, we would have all been wearing fishnets and knee-high socks and little skirts,” Congdon said. “It was more about looking cute and it has evolved and everyone’s really serious about w...



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