Chicago Outfit Roller Derby

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Chicago Outfit Roller Derby
League logo
Metro area Chicago, IL
Country United States
Founded 2007
Teams Syndicate(WFTDA), Shade Brigade, Shakedown
Track type(s) Flat
Venue Windy City Fieldhouse
Affiliations WFTDA
Org. type Non-Profit
Website www.chicagooutfitrollerderby.com

Chicago Outfit Roller Derby (commonly referred to as The Outfit) is an all-female flat-track roller derby league based in the city of Chicago, Illinois. Founded in 2007, the Chicago Outfit became full members of the Women's Flat Track Derby Association (WFTDA) on June 17, 2010.[1] WFTDA currently ranks the Outfit at #46.[2]

The Chicago Outfit is the only all-travel roller derby league in the city of Chicago.[3] As of the 2014 season, the league consists of three separate travel teams. The Syndicate is the Outfit's A-team, representing the league in bouts counting toward WFTDA rankings. The Outfit added the Shade Brigade, the B-level team, in January 2009. The Shade Brigade usually competes against lower-ranked WFTDA leagues or the B-teams of leagues that have higher rankings. Due to the large number of new skaters joining the Outfit at the end of 2010, the league voted to start an additional C-level team called the Shakedown for newer skaters. The Shakedown began competing in August 2011. All Chicago Outfit home games are held in the Windy City Fieldhouse.

The Outfit is a democratic league, run by the skaters and for the skaters.[4] The league has a long history of contributing charitably to several other non-profit organizations, including the Howard Brown Health Center, Ignite the Spirit, Family of Moxie Mayhem, Derby News Network, Help Tequila, Girls Rock! Chicago, the American Cancer Society, and Rape, Abuse, and Incest National Network (RAINN). The Outfit also coaches the Chicago Riots, which is a junior roller derby league consisting of girls ages 12 to 17.[5]

Rankings[edit]

Season Q4 ranking[6] Playoffs Championship
2010 9 (NC) DNQ DNQ
2011 5 (NC) 5[7] DNQ
2012 10 (NC) 10[8] DNQ
2013 10[9] DNQ

References[edit]

  1. ^ "WFTDA adds 11 new members - Latest News - Women’s Flat Track Derby Association". Wftda.com. 2010-06-25. Retrieved 2011-08-02. 
  2. ^ "Current Rankings - Women’s Flat Track Derby Association". Wftda.com. 2013-03-27. 
  3. ^ Materville Studios - Host of Windy City Times. "Windy City Times - The right Outfit for roller derby - 1239". Windycitymediagroup.com. Retrieved 2011-08-02. 
  4. ^ "The Family". Chicago Outfit Roller Derby. 2010-06-17. Retrieved 2011-08-02. 
  5. ^ "The New Riot Girls: Chicago Riots Introduce Roller Derby for Area Teens - Gapers Block Tailgate | Chicago". Gapersblock.com. 2010-07-15. Retrieved 2011-08-02. 
  6. ^ "Current Rankings", WFTDA
  7. ^ "Monumental Mayhem WFTDA 2011 North Central Region Playoffs", WFTDA
  8. ^ "Thrill of the Spill", WFTDA
  9. ^ "D1 Playoffs: Salem", WFTDA

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