The Lowcountry Highrollers came to life via Craigslist when a couple of like-minded chicks posted ads, looking for people to form a roller derby team. Thanks to the leadership and experience of Red Dread (Wendy Jernigan), a Texas transplant who’d skated in Austin, and Killie Dee Williams (Wendy Boswell), who’d skated on a team in Myrtle Beach, the first season of LCHR featured sell-out crowds. For their second season, the LCHR is adding more derby girls, splitting up into multiple teams, and planning a jam-packed season of fun. After witnessing the bouts for ourselves, we can confidently say that roller derby is the best badass sport in Charleston.
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