You may have heard of the BisMan Bombshellz...
A group of women who compete in roller derby.
In just over two years, their bouts already offer big crowds, big blows and big excitement..
But as Amber Schatz shows you, the sport is really on a roll in more ways than one.
Meet the BisMan "Bomberz".
On the heels of the women's roller derby success, a men's league is also taking off.
"You need pads, elbow pads, knee pads, helmet, mouth guard..."
David Bloomingdale is one of ten men on the BisMan Bomberz team.
"The very first day of practice I fell down and broke my thumb, I never skated before until I joined the team." says Bloomingdale.
From learning the basics, to how to take the big blows, all levels of skaters are sticking with the rough and tumble league.
"I think they saw the girls playing, something different for guys to play, not football, not all that traditional men's sport, it's a different game when the guys play it... It's more aggressive, faster, the hits are bigger." says Michelle Gayette/Bomberz coach.
Each athlete has his own strength, for Andy Werder, it's his speed.
"The hits are real, it's real fast-paced, a lot of the guys are a lot bigger than I am so there are rules in place to protect us." says Werder.
"There's a sense of camaraderie, everbody's different, because of that it brings everybody together to work as a team, being able to have a whole new group of friends is awesome." says Bloomingdale.
"It's something different in Bismarck/Mandan, we're bringing a new sport and we need all the fans, and you're going to see a really good time, it's family friendly." says Gayette.
The next men's bout is March 2nd...
For more information on the Bombshellz or the Bomberz...
or any upcoming bouts, check out bismanbombshellz.com