Cedar Rapids RollerGirls

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Cedar Rapids RollerGirls
Metro area Cedar Rapids, IA
Country United States
Founded 2008
Track type(s) Flat
Venue Cedar Rapids Veteran's Memorial Coliseum
Affiliations WFTDA
Website crrollergirls.com

The Cedar Rapids RollerGirls (CRRG) is a flat track roller derby league based in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Founded in 2008, the league consists of a two teams which competes against teams from other leagues. The Five Season Femme Fatales are the chartered team of CRRG and are able to be ranked against other WFTDA chartered teams. The Brutal Belles is the other team of CRRG.

The league was founded early in 2008 by Andrea Clay, known as "Motley Cruel".[1] Clay had just moved to the city, having previously played for the Bleeding Heartland Rollergirls. The league played its first bout in October, drawing a crowd of more than 1,800 fans.[2]

The league separated from owners and became completely league ran and operated by its members in January of 2012.

Several skaters from the league participated in the making of the "Iowa Gurls" music video, a popular local parody of "California Gurls".[3]

Cedar Rapids was accepted as a member of the Women's Flat Track Derby Association Apprentice Programme in January 2012,[4] and became a full member of the WFTDA in September 2013.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ K. J. Pilcher, "Not just mean girls", The Gazette, April 29, 2008
  2. ^ Liz Martin, "Girlie brutality", The Gazette, November 29, 2008
  3. ^ "'Iowa Gurls' so hot it melts Popsicles", McClatchy Newspapers, July 23, 2010
  4. ^ "13 Women's Roller Derby Leagues Join WFTDA Apprentice Program", WFTDA, 31 January 2012
  5. ^ "WFTDA Welcomes 14 Full Member Leagues". WFTDA. 10 September 2013. Retrieved 10 September 2013.