Mid Iowa Rollers

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Mid Iowa Rollers
League logo
Metro area Des Moines, IA
Country United States
Founded 2006
Teams Mid Iowa Rollers (A team)
Rollin Rebels (B team)
Track type(s) Flat
Venue Camp Dodge
Affiliations WFTDA
Website www.midiowarollers.com

The Mid Iowa Rollers is a roller derby league based in Des Moines, Iowa. Founded in 2006, the league currently consists of two teams which compete against teams from other leagues.

The league was founded by Jamie "Dangerous" Daugharthy, after she watched Rollergirls on television. The league initially had five women skaters, and was the first to be created in Iowa. In its early days, the league was given considerable assistance by the No Coast Derby Girls, of Lincoln, Nebraska.[1] By 2008, the league had twenty skaters, and was attracting around 500 fans to its bouts,[2] while, in 2010, crowds topped 1,000, in a season in which the All Stars team won all eight of its interleague bouts.[3]

Mid Iowa was accepted into the Women's Flat Track Derby Association Apprentice Program in October 2010,[4] and became a full member of the WFTDA in December 2011.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Jared Curtis, "Belles of the Flat Track", Cityview, August 9–15, 2007
  2. ^ Brianne Sanchez, "Break a Nail: Mid Iowa Rollers", Des Moines Register, May 20, 2008
  3. ^ Andrew Potter, "A rolling good time", Times-Republican, February 27, 2011
  4. ^ "WFTDA Apprentice Program Welcomes 10 New Leagues", WFTDA, 5 October 2010
  5. ^ "WFTDA Adds Six Member Leagues", WFTDA, 1 December 2011