The Roller Derby

Below you will find information regarding “The Roller Derby: Wooden Wheel Wonders,” a film I am producing featuring never-before-seen Derby footage dating back to 1935. My parents were two of the more recognized skaters in the early days of Roller Derby, and were part of the first official race on August 13, 1935. Anyone interesting in a sponsorship or a donation to help complete the film will receive screen credit and on any printed materials used for promotion. Contact: Joel Justin Nygra 219.762.4681, or send your donation to: Roller Derby Wonders P.O. Box 404 Portage, Indiana 46368. Please make payable to: “Roller Derby Wonders.”

Thank you, and enjoy reading below about the rich sports history of the Roller Derby.




Leo Selzer

Mom&Dad in the garden

The Villains

Filled to the Rafters5-black-eyed-girl.jpg


Dad catches teammateWow-CelebsHippodromeBus Crash

Mom down on the track

W.C. FieldsMom holds back girlsGrandpa boxes Mom14-cesar-romero.jpg

Telegram from Chinese Theater



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The Roller Derby “Wooden Wheel Wonders” (word documents)