Muncie, 2023: Smalltown Smackdown

Barry Dredze
4our on the Floor
Published in
6 min readJun 23, 2023

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The fruits (& vegetables) of Victory in the 2023 Smalltown Smackdown: Cournament of Champions, hosted by Cornfed Roller Derby of Muncie, Indiana. (Photos by the author)

The last time we were in Muncie, Indiana, I was rooting for Barbed Wire Roller Derby (née the Barbed Wire Betties) of DeKalb, Illinois. This time it was Chicago-Style Roller Derby (née the DuPage Derby Dames + Chicago Outfit).

So much has changed over the last three years that it feels like roller derby has been in mothballs for decades. The last overnight road trip we had taken — driving road trip, that…

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Barry Dredze
4our on the Floor

Just another mortal, tweaking my cognitive map on the fly.