Independent Women's Football League

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Independent Women's Football League
IWFL.PNG
Sport Women's American football
Founded 2000
No. of teams 36 total (26 Tier I, 10 Affiliate)
Countries  United States
 Canada
Most recent champion(s) Pittsburgh Passion
Founders Bowl winner: Madison Blaze
Legacy Bowl winner: Carolina Queens
Most titles Sacramento Sirens (3)

The Independent Women's Football League is a full-contact Women's American football league that was founded in 2000 and began play in 2001. It is one of three 11-on-11 U.S. football leagues for women, along with the Women's Football Alliance and the Women's Spring Football League, and the oldest of the three. Laurie Frederick is one of the league's founders and current CEO.

Teams[edit]

Eastern Conference[edit]

North Atlantic Division[edit]

Team Location Home Field
Connecticut Wreckers Danbury, Connecticut
Montreal Blitz Lachine, Quebec Dalbé-Viau High School
New York Sharks Brooklyn, New York Aviator Sports Complex

Mid Atlantic Division[edit]

Team Location Home Field
Baltimore Nighthawks Baltimore, Maryland Mergenthaler Vocational Technical Senior High School
Pittsburgh Passion Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Highmark Stadium
Toledo Reign Toledo, Ohio
Washington Prodigy Washington, DC

South Atlantic Division[edit]

Team Location Home Field
Carolina Phoenix Durham, North Carolina Durham County Memorial Stadium
Carolina Queens Charlotte, North Carolina Mallard Creek High School
Philadelphia Firebirds Bensalem, Pennsylvania Bensalem High School

Western Conference[edit]

Mid West Division[edit]

Team Location Home Field
Iowa Crush West Des Moines, Iowa Valley High School
Madison Blaze Madison, Wisconsin LaFollette High School
Minnesota Vixen Farmington, Minnesota Farmington High School
Nebraska Stampede Omaha, Nebraska
Wisconsin Warriors Greendale, Wisconsin Greendale High School

South West Division[edit]

Team Location Home Field
Austin Yellow Jackets Austin, Texas
Houston Energy League City, Texas Veterans Memorial Stadium
New Orleans Krewe New Orleans, Louisiana

Pacific West Division[edit]

Team Location Home Field
California Quake Long Beach, California
Nevada Storm Reno, Nevada
North County Stars San Diego, California
Phoenix Phantomz Phoenix, Arizona North Canyon High School
Sacramento Sirens Sacramento, California
Tucson Monsoon Tucson, Arizona Tucson High Magnet School

Pacific West Division[edit]

Team Location Home Field
Colorado Springs Voodoo Colorado Springs, Colorado
Rocky Mountain Thunderkatz Colorado Springs, Colorado

Affiliate Teams[edit]

Team Location Home Field
Central Valley Mustangs Modesto, California
Chattanooga Soul Red Bank, Tennessee Red Bank High School
Colorado Freeze Denver, Colorado
Detroit Pride Detroit, Michigan
Huntsville Tigers Huntsville, Alabama
Knoxville Lightning Knoxville, Tennessee
Maine Rebels Portland, Maine Fitzpatrick Stadium & Memorial Field
Oklahoma City Banshees Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
San Antonio Regulators San Antonio, Texas
Tri-Cities Thunder Piney Flats, Tennessee
Ventura Black Widows Ventura, California

Former IWFL teams playing elsewhere[edit]

Champions[edit]

Tier I[edit]

  • 2001 — Austin Outlaws - Champion by record
  • 2002 — New York Sharks 24, Austin Outlaws 4
  • 2003 — Sacramento Sirens 41, New York Sharks 30
  • 2004 — Sacramento Sirens 29, New York Sharks 27
  • 2005 — Sacramento Sirens 9, Atlanta Xplosion 7
  • 2006 — Atlanta Xplosion 21, Detroit Demolition 14
  • 2007 — Detroit Demolition 17, Atlanta Xplosion 7
  • 2008 — Dallas Diamonds 35, Chicago Force 29
  • 2009 — Kansas City Tribe 21, D.C. Divas 18
  • 2010 — Boston Militia 39, Sacramento Sirens 7
  • 2011 — Atlanta Ravens 24, California Quake 22
  • 2012 — Montreal Blitz 28, Sacramento Sirens 27
  • 2013 — Carolina Phoenix 14, Houston Energy 0[1]
  • 2014 — Pittsburgh Passion 41, Houston Energy 7

Tier II[edit]

  • 2008 — Montreal Blitz 26, Clarksville Fox 6
  • 2009 — Wisconsin Warriors 42, Montreal Blitz 14
  • 2010 — Montreal Blitz 9, Bay Area Bandits 2
  • 2011 — Seattle Majestics 20, New England Intensity 0

Founders Bowl[edit]

  • 2012 — Carolina Phoenix 27, Portland Shockwave 0
  • 2013 — Montreal Blitz 55, Arlington Impact[2]
  • 2014 — Madison Blaze 31, Baltimore Nighthawks 14

Tier III Legacy Bowl[edit]

  • 2012 — Carolina Queens 18, Colorado Sting 0
  • 2013 — Carolina Queens 28, San Antonio Regulators 14
  • 2014 — Carolina Queens 28, Minnesota Vixen 22

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