Arch Rival Rollergirls

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Arch Rival Rollergirls
League logo
Metro area St. Louis, Missouri
Country United States
Founded 2005
Teams Travel Team All-Stars
Saint Lunachix
The M-80s
The Smashinistas
The Stunt Devils
Rebel Skate Alliance
Track type(s) Flat
Venue Midwest Sport Hockey Complex in Ballwin, MO
Affiliations WFTDA (North Central region)
Org. type skater-owned
Website Official website

The Arch Rival Roller Girls or ARRG is a women's flat-track roller derby league in St. Louis, Missouri. It is one of more than 100 all-female roller derby leagues currently in existence.[1]

History[edit]

ARRG was founded in 2005 by Sarah Kate Buckles who skates as Mary Manglin'. The league was trained from January, 2006 through May, 2007 by coach Ken Watts, AKA "Papa Wheelie."[citation needed] In 2006 ARRG competed locally as 2 teams, each represented by one of the league colors, pink and black. In 2007, ARRG expanded to three teams with permanent names and personalities of their own; The Stunt Devils, The M-80s and The Smashinistas.[citation needed] A travel team, composed of select skaters, has also taken part in inter-league competitions against the Northwest Arkansas Rollergirls, the Chi-Town Sirens, and the Windy City Rollers.[citation needed] In May 2007, Papa Wheelie resigned, and the Arch Rival Roller Girls now coach themselves using a committee/rotation system drawing from the experience and strength of the veteran skaters and captains.[2]

The Arch Rival Roller Girls is an organization consisting of more than 60 active skaters and volunteers who manage and operate the league for and by themselves in accordance with the goals and mission of the WFTDA. ARRG leadership in 2008 consists of 9 elected members of the Board of Directors and 6 skaters who serve as elected captains and co-captains of the three teams.[citation needed]

The Arch Rival Roller Girls team has been featured extensively in St. Louis's media.[3][4] They have been featured in local print, T.V. and radio news.[5] Additionally, various rollergirls have been featured individually in the media.[citation needed] Arch Rival Roller Girl Riddle Lynn was featured on the debut of the TLC show My First Home in April, 2007.[6] Dali Madison has been featured on local craft shows.[citation needed]

On September 20, 2008, the Arch Rival Roller Girls travel team won Fall Brawl, a regional tournament hosted by the Ft. Wayne Derby Girls.[7] ARRG, ranked 44 by WFTDA, came into the double-elimination tournament as an underdog.[citation needed] ARRG defeated the Ohio Roller Girls (32) and the Cincinnati Rollergirls (20) in early rounds, and came from behind to beat Grand Raggity Rollergirls in an 86-71 victory.[citation needed]

In February 2009 the Arch Rival Rollergirls took part in a music video shoot for the upcoming Breeders single "Fate To Fatal".[8]

The Arch Rival Roller Girls are currently ranked 8th in the North Central region by the Women's Flat Track Derby Association.[9]

Rankings[edit]

Season Q4 ranking[10] Playoffs Championship
2009 8 (NC) 6[11] DNQ
2010 11 (NC) 10[12] DNQ
2011 6 (NC) 6[13] DNQ
2012 8 (NC) 8[14] DNQ
2013 6[15] DNQ

Team Members[edit]

Derby girl names are an important part of the roller derby culture.[16][17] There is an official roster of rollergirls to ensure that derby names are unique.[18] Rules for placement on the roster include forbidding duplicate names, and requiring anyone who chooses a name that is similar to a name already on the roster to get written permission from the roller girl with the original name.[19]

The following lists show the team members on all of the teams in the Arch Rival Roller Girls league as of September 11, 2011.[20]

Travel Team All Stars[edit]

  • South City Shiner
  • The Educator
  • Brick Yard
  • Professor Rumbledore
  • Science Friction
  • Chewblocka
  • Smarty McFly
  • Black Market Baby
  • Eli Wallop
  • Grave Danger
  • Mayor Francis Slayer
  • Morgan Le Faetal
  • Downtown Dallis
  • Party Foul
  • Shimmy Hoffa
  • Enya Nightmare
  • May Require Stitches
  • Mighty Mighty Boston
  • The Oregon Betrayal
  • Rhino- Might

Saint Lunachix[edit]

  • Deathica Steele
  • Pink Diamond
  • Oregon Betrayal
  • Ginny Beastley
  • Sp!ce Rack
  • Megalodominator
  • Shera Powers
  • The Forecloser
  • Party RockHer
  • Arcane Sugar
  • Chokehold Channel
  • Killer Painguin
  • WarPath O. Jen
  • Eveready
  • Ginger Assassin
  • Ida the Living Dead
  • Stray Touhell
  • Party Foul
  • Duce Bomber
  • Molecular Mayhem
  • Rhino-Might
  • Toe-Stop Believin'
  • Shell Shoxx
  • Sly Davanita

The M-80s[edit]

  • Ginger Assassin
  • Rhino-Might
  • Black Market Baby
  • Stray Touhell
  • Ida Living Dead
  • Molecular Mayhem
  • Kimical Burn
  • The Sound of Violence
  • Sp!ce Rack
  • Enya Nightmare
  • May Require Stitches

The Smashinistas[edit]

  • Eli Wallop
  • Downtown Dallis
  • Party RockHer
  • Cloak N Dragher
  • Brick Yard
  • Girl Fawkes
  • Shimmy Hoffa

° Enya Nightmare

° Chewblocka

° Professor Rumbledore

° Fletch a Sketch

° Rock Slobster

The Stunt Devils[edit]

  • Mayor Francis Slayer
  • Deathica Steele
  • Grave Danger
  • Mighty Mighty Boston
  • Morgan Le Faetal
  • South City Shiner
  • Arcane Sugar
  • Chokehold Channel
  • Killer Painguin
  • Schacgyver

Rebel Skate Alliance[edit]

  • Chewblocka
  • Smarty McFly
  • Bertha Venus
  • Ginny Beastley
  • Party Foul
  • Professor Rumbledore
  • The Oregon Betrayal
  • Deuce Bomber
  • Eveready
  • Pink Diamond
  • WarPath O. Jen
  • Shera Powers

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