Terrace Roller Derby Player Heads to Another International Competition

John Crawford
07/15/2019

Just over a year-and-a-half after she took part in an international Roller Derby event, a Terrace woman is preparing to head out of the country again -- this time to the desert heat of Las Vegas -- to skate against some of the world's best.

Sasheen Wesley -- or "Bash-full" as she's known when skating for the North Coast Nightmares -- got to live out a dream in January of last year, when she headed off to Manchester, England, to become part of Team Indigenous at the World Cup of Roller Derby.

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"It was an amazing experience just to have so much in common with these women and to come together as one team, one nation, and competing -- it was just a unique experience," she said. 

Now, she's preparing for her next international competition -- and this time, instead of a cold English winter, she'll have to deal with the intense heat of the Nevada desert, as she's off to Las Vegas, for this week's "Roller-Con 2019".

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"It's skaters from all over the world that get together and they learn roller derby, talk roller derby, play roller derby -- different themes, it's just a lot of fun for everybody in the roller derby community and then we have competitions -- playing the World Cup type of competitions against teams like Team Canada, Team Japan, Team Korea, Team Jewish and our first game is going to be on the 19th and we're playing Team Japan."}

Later in the year, the mother of eight will be heading to Albuquerque, New Mexico, for a tournament -- which will help pave the way for the next World Cup which is expected to take place in 2022.

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