Humboldt Roller Derby

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Humboldt Roller Derby
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Metro area Eureka, CA
Country United States
Founded 2007
Teams Redwood Rollers (A team)
Widow Makers (B team)
Track type(s) Flat
Venue Redwood Acres
Affiliations WFTDA

Humboldt Roller Derby is a roller derby league based in Eureka, California. Founded in 2007, the league currently consists of two teams which compete against teams from other leagues.

In 2007, knowing that she would be moving to Eureka three years later, established roller derby skater Bonnie D.Stroir worked with Jennifer McMahon to form the league, aiming to ensure that it would be well established by the time of her move.[1]

Humboldt played its first bout in May 2008.[2] It gradually strengthened, and by mid-2010 was able to finish fourth in a tournament hosted by Central Coast Roller Derby.[3] In April 2010, it was accepted into the Women's Flat Track Derby Association Apprentice Program,[4] and it became a full member of the WFTDA in January 2012.[5]


  1. ^ Helen Sanderson, "Roller derby comeback", North Coast Journal, 18 January 2007
  2. ^ "Humboldt Roller Derby to host first-ever bout", Times-Standard, May 21, 2008
  3. ^ "Humboldt Roller Derby finish 4th at Paso Robles tournament", Ukiah Daily Journal, August 6, 2010
  4. ^ "WFTDA Apprentice Program Welcomes 13 New Leagues", WFTDA, 8 April 2010
  5. ^ "WFTDA Adds Three New Members", WFTDA, 10 January 2012