Underdog KCRW All Stars narrowly defeat the heavily favored Rat City Rollergirls 89-85. The whole tournament was full of upsets. Day one saw both Gotham and Tuscon defeated then Texas Rollergirls easily blew away Windy City while Rat City made people sitting near me ask how Detroit made it this far.
First bout of today Texas Rollergirls lost to Rat City then went on to easily shut down Carolina for third place and now RAT CITY lost to KANSAS CITY! No one was expecting this! Congratulations to the awesome skaters from Kansas City for shaking things up in Austin.
In the words of the leadjammer.com live blogger, "Sweet Jesus. If there has ever been a more exciting derby bout, I'll eat my laptop". You can get the jam by jam from the Lead Jammer live blog archives. Click where it says "Come on in".
The Women's Flat Track Derby Association (WFTDA) is proud to announce that our member leagues have voted to join USA Roller Sports as a Class V national organization.
Founded in 2004, the Women's Flat Track Derby Association promotes and fosters the sport of women's flat track derby by facilitating the development of athletic ability, sportswomanship, and goodwill among member leagues.
USA Roller Sports is recognized by the Federation Internationale de Roller Skating and United States Olympic Committee as the National Governing Body for Competitive Roller Sports in the United States. Roller derby is the fastest growing competitive roller sport in the world, and both organizations are enthusiastic about this partnership.
After careful deliberation, the WFTDA has selected Melanie Holt aka Madame M, a trainer and competitive skater for Houston Roller Derby, to represent the WFTDA and the sport of roller derby by holding a USARS board seat. Madame M has a long history in many skating disciplines, including a background in competitive speed skating and USARS Coach Certification. She will serve on the USARS board for three years.
The WFTDA is very pleased to have direct representation for the sport of roller derby in the USA Rollersports organization.
For more information, please contact:
Mercy Less aka Kristin Hendrick
WFTDA Marketing Chair