Puget Sound Outcast Derby

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Puget Sound Outcast Derby
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Metro area Tacoma, WA
Country United States
Track type(s) Flat
Venue Kitsap Sun Pavilion
Affiliations MRDA
Website pugetsoundoutcastderby.com

Puget Sound Outcast Derby (PSOD) is a men's roller derby league based in Tacoma, Washington. The league was founded in 2007 and consists of a single team, which plays teams from other leagues.

For Puget Sound's first two years, they primarily exhibited their skills during the half-time break in bouts by local women's leagues.[1] In 2008, they organised "Throwdown in the Sound", described by the Derby News Network as "the first serious attempt at a men's flat-track tournament".[2]

By 2009, they engaged with the Men's Derby Coalition, then consisting entirely of leagues on the east coast of the United States.[1] They joined in July 2010, becoming the coalition's fifth league.[3]

The Coalition subsequently became the Men's Roller Derby Association (MRDA), and Puget Sound were seeded fourth for their 2011 Championship.[2] However, they defeated top seeds the St. Louis GateKeepers to reach the final, where they lost narrowly to the New York Shock Exchange.[4]

Notable Puget Sound skaters include former RollerJam skater and Rat City Rollergirls coach Mo Sanders, who skates under the name "Quadzilla L.K.".[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Julie Fergus, "Men form their own roller derby leagues alongside women’s leagues", Central Kitsap Reporter, 18 July 2011
  2. ^ a b Justice Feelgood Marshall, "Preview: MRDA Championships", Derby News Network, 21 October 2011
  3. ^ "Puget Sound Joins The Men's Derby Coalition", MRDA, 5 July 2010
  4. ^ Dainty Inferno, "MRDA Championship: (2) New York Defeats (4) Puget Sound for 2nd Straight Men's Title, 143-133", Derby News Network, 27 October 2011
  5. ^ Steve Shay, "Roller Derby 4/30 at Southgate Roller Rink, teen girls, adult men, separate bouts", West Seattle Herald, 20 April 2011