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Sweaty girls on skates crashing into each other from all around the world? Sign me up! The ultimate roller derby jam is coming to Fort Lauderdale this weekend. It's gonna be hell on wheels when Beach Brawl pits some of the toughest women on skates against each other.

24 teams from six countries on three continents will roll, push, and shove their way to glory at the Broward County Convention Center.

Tess Harrison: "It's a brutal sport. It's a full-contact women's sport."

Think the movie "Whip It," but on a flat track and not as many elbows to the face.

Tess Harrison: "It's a serious penalty. You get thrown out."

Aww, where's the fun in that? For derby virgins, here's a couple of quick things to look for: 2-minute segments are called "jams," and the girls with the stars on their helmets are the "jammers." They earn points for getting past the other team.

Tess Harrison: "You hit 'em as hard as you can and they barely even move."

And it's that jammer-on-jammer action that really gets the crowd going.

We went inside the scrum with the host team, So-Flo's Gold Coast Derby Girls.

Their star, "Baller Shot Caller," shared Team USA's strategy to beat the invading international challengers.

Tess Harrison: "We're gonna stick 'em out by the beach without sunscreen for a while and then have them come play us."

Good plan, but the girls' tough training should be more than enough to bring home the trophy.

Baller also told us her favorite part of the sport.

Tess Harrison: "Being able to knock the crap out of somebody and knowing that they have to get up and keep going."

Oh, I know that feeling. But the key to being a derby diva: a great name.

I think I'll go with "Lynntasia" and Louis' name would be "Idol Threats." Go get 'em, girls.

Beach Brawl starts on Friday morning at 9 at the Broward Convention Center. Three-day tickets are $75.

FOR MORE INFORMATION:
http://goldcoastderbygrrls.com/beach-brawl-2014/


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