Men's Roller Derby Association

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Men's Roller Derby Association
Mrda.jpg
Sport Roller derby
Founded 2007 (as Men's Derby Coalition)
Country  Canada
 France
 United Kingdom
 United States
Most recent champion(s) Your Mom Men's Derby
Most titles New York Shock Exchange (2)
Official website www.mensderbycoalition.com

The Men's Roller Derby Association (MRDA) is the international governing body of men's flat track roller derby. It was founded in 2007 under the name Men's Derby Coalition (renamed to Men's Roller Derby Association in 2011[1]), and currently has 40 men's leagues under its jurisdiction.[2] MRDA member leagues play using the rules of Flat-Track Roller Derby originally designed by the WFTDA.[3]

Member leagues[edit]

The association has thirty-four member leagues:[4]

League Metro area Admitted Notes
Arizona Men's Derby Phoenix, AZ 25 July 2012[5]
The Big O Roller Bros Omaha, NE 12 October 2013[6]
Boise Men's Roller Derby Boise, ID 24 December 2012[7] Also known as the Capital City Skull Crushers.
Burlington Bomb Quads Burlington, VT 3 October 2011[8]
Capital District Trauma Authority Albany, NY 15 February 2012[9]
Carolina Wreckingballs Columbia, SC 25 July 2012[5]
Central Mass Roller Derby Lancaster, MA 25 October 2011[10]
Chicago Bruise Brothers Chicago, IL 12 October 2013[6]
The Cincinnati Battering Rams Cincinnati, OH 12 October 2013[6]
Connecticut Death Quads Waterbury, CT 2008[11]
Cowtown Butchers Kansas City, MO 4 August 2011[12]
Dallas Deception Dallas, TX 25 October 2010[10]
Deep Valley Belligerents Ukiah, CA 25 July 2012[5]
Drive-By City Rollers Los Angeles, CA 24 December 2012[7]
Glenmore Reservoir Dogs Calgary, AB 12 October 2013[6]
Green Bay Smackers Green Bay, WI 25 July 2012[5]
Harm City Roller Derby Baltimore, MD November 2007[13]
The Hitmen of Manatee County Sarasota, FL 16 July 2013[14]
The Inhuman League Sheffield, England 12 October 2013[6]
Lane County Concussion Eugene, OR 15 February 2012[9]
Magic City Misfits Jacksonville, FL 1 September 2010[15]
Manchester Roller Derby Manchester, England 24 December 2012[7] Their men's team is called New Wheeled Order.
Milwaukee Blitzdkrieg Milwaukee, WI 24 December 2012[7]
Minnesota Men's Roller Derby Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN 25 October 2011[10] Also known as Twin Cities Terrors
Mont Royals Montreal Men's Roller Derby Montreal, QC 24 December 2012[7]
New York Shock Exchange New York, NY November 2007[13]
Ozarks Derby Brigade Springfield, MO 3 October 2011[8]
Pioneer Valley Roller Derby Northampton, MA November 2007[13] Has a female team as well
Portland Men's Roller Derby Portland, OR 28 December 2011[16] Travel team known as Bridgetown Menace. [17]
Puget Sound Outcast Derby Tacoma, WA 5 July 2010[18]
Quadfathers Men's Roller Derby Utica, NY 27 June 2011[19]
Race City Rebels Indianapolis, IN 10 September 2010[20]
Red Deer Dreadnaughts Red Deer, AB 1 December 2013[21]
Rock City Riot Fargo-Moorhead, ND 27 June 2011[19]
St. Louis GateKeepers St. Louis, MO 1 September 2010[15]
Sioux City Korn Stalkers Sioux City, IA 11 July 2011[22]
Slick City Rollerz Bakersfield, CA 16 July 2013[14]
Southern Discomfort Roller Derby London, England 24 December 2012[7]
Uinta Madness Roller Derby Salt Lake City, UT 16 July 2013[14]
Tampa Bay Men's Roller Derby Tampa Bay, FL 25 July 2012[5]
Toulouse Quad Guards Toulouse, France 1 December 2013[21]
Tulsa Derby Militia Tulsa, OK 1 December 2013[21]
Tyne and Fear Roller Derby Newcastle-upon-Tyne, England 12 October 2013[6]
Your Mom Men's Derby Des Moines, IA 27 June 2011[19]

Championships[edit]

The MRDA organises annual championships.

Year Date Venue Champion Second Third
2010 17 October Hagerstown, Maryland New York Shock Exchange Pioneer Valley Dirty Dozen Harm City Homicide
2011 22 October Old Bethpage, New York New York Shock Exchange Puget Sound Outcast Derby Magic City Misfits
2012 20–21 October Ballwin, Missouri Your Mom Men's Derby St. Louis GateKeepers New York Shock Exchange
2013 19–20 October Sioux City, Iowa Your Mom Men's Derby New York Shock Exchange St. Louis GateKeepers
2014 19–20 October Seattle, Washington Your Mom Men's Derby St. Louis GateKeepers New York Shock Exchange

The first Championship was held on 17 October 2010, New York Shock Exchange defeating the Pioneer Valley Dirty Dozen in the final.[23] The second installment, the first to be held under the MRDA name, was contested on 22 October 2011 by the six top-ranked men's leagues,[24] New York managing to defend their title with a narrow win over Puget Sound.[25]

The 2012 Championships were won by Your Mom Men's Derby, who beat St. Louis by a single point, 136-135 in the final, having trailed for almost the entire bout.[26] They won the 2013 tournament by a larger margin, beating New York 249 to 130 in the final.[27] The 2014 final was again won by Your Mom Men's Derby, this time beating St. Louis GateKeepers.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Men's Roller Derby Association debuts in 2011!". Retrieved 28 December 2011. 
  2. ^ "Men's Roller Derby Leagues". 
  3. ^ "MRDA Releases MRDA Branded Version of WFTDA’s Rules". Retrieved 13 May 2013. 
  4. ^ "Men's Roller Derby Leagues", MRDA
  5. ^ a b c d e "MRDA Now Expands to 25 Leagues", MRDA, 25 July 2012
  6. ^ a b c d e f "The MRDA Continues to Grow", Men's Roller Derby Association, 12 October 2013
  7. ^ a b c d e f "MRDA Goes International With Its Six New Members", MRDA, 24 December 2012
  8. ^ a b "Ozarks Derby Brigade and Burlington Bomb Quads Join MRDA", MRDA, 3 October 2011
  9. ^ a b "Lane County Concussion and Capital District Trauma Authority Join MRDA", MRDA, 15 February 2012
  10. ^ a b c "Three Top Men's Teams Join the MDC", Men's Derby Coalition, 25 October 2010
  11. ^ "Harm City Homicide", Sportsvite
  12. ^ "Cowtown Butchers Join the Men's Roller Derby Association", MRDA, 4 August 2011
  13. ^ a b c Chelsey Pollock, "Flamboyant, full-contact -- and dead serious", Hampshire Gazette, 9 August 2009
  14. ^ a b c "MRDA Expands to 34 Member Leagues", Men's Roller Derby Association, 16 July 2013
  15. ^ a b "The Men's Derby Coalition Announces Its Newest Members: St. Louis GateKeepers and the Magic City Misfits", Men's Derby Coalition, 1 September 2010
  16. ^ "Portland Men's Roller Derby Joins MRDA", MRDA, 28 December 2011
  17. ^ "Portland Men's Roller Derby Website, 11 September 2013
  18. ^ "Puget Sound Joins The Men's Derby Coalition", Men's Derby Coalition, 5 July 2010
  19. ^ a b c "MRDA Reopens Membership and Announces 3 New Member Leagues", 27 June 2011
  20. ^ "The Men's Derby Coalition Announces Its 8th Member League: Race City Rebels from Indianapolis, Indiana", Men's Derby Coalition, 10 September 2010
  21. ^ a b c "The MRDA Announces New Member Leagues", MRDA, 1 December 2013
  22. ^ "Sioux City Joins Men's Roller Derby Association", MRDA, 11 July 2011
  23. ^ Justice Feelgood Marshall, "New York Wins First MDC Championship Match", Derby News Network, 20 October 2010
  24. ^ Justice Feelgood Marshall, "Preview: MRDA Championships", Derby News Network, 21 October 2011
  25. ^ Dainty Inferno, "MRDA Championship: (2) New York Defeats (4) Puget Sound for 2nd Straight Men's Title, 143-133", Derby News Network, 26 October 2011
  26. ^ Justice Feelgood Marshall, "MRDA Championship: #1 Your Mom Edges #2 St. Louis, 136-135, for 2012 MRDA Title", Derby News Network, 22 October 2012
  27. ^ Lex Talionis, "Your Mom Repeats MRDA Triumph", Derby News Network, 21 October 2013

External links[edit]

Official website