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      Roller derby athletes receive training from world champs

      Two USA roller derby champions were in Marquette for the Peter Pans Magical Derby Camp at the Lakeview Arena.

      More than forty roller derby athletes traveled from across the region to get some one-on-one training with Tony Muse and Nicholas Becker. Muse and Becker are currently on Team USA Men's Roller Derby.

      The camp was organized by Dead River Derby as an opportunity for those in the sport to learn some high-level skills from champions.

      During training they learned everything from basic foot work to strategic plays.

      "We brought up high-level stuff where they are going to be playing now. The next time you see them they are going to be very organized very aggressive and rough and fun," said Tony Muse.

      "To be able to come up and teach new people the different fashions of how to play the sport is enlightening because it gives them different aspects of what we do," said Nicholas Becker.

      "We did agility drills we talked strategy, defense things like that. So, it was really exciting to have such high-level players come here to Marquette,"said Sarah Kurian, Dead River Derby.

      After training and drills, players all put their skills to the test during a scrimmage.

      You can see the Dead River Derby team in action on April 26th for their home opener bout.