Sioux Falls Roller Dollz

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Sioux Falls Roller Dollz
League logo
Metro area Sioux Falls, South Dakota
Country United States
Founded 2006
Teams Starz (A team)
Killa Beez (B team)
Track type(s) Flat
Venue Sioux Falls Expo Building
Affiliations WFTDA
Website www.rollerdollz.com

The Sioux Falls Roller Dollz (SFRD) is a roller derby league based in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Founded in 2006, the league currently consists of two teams, and two mixed teams which compete against teams from other leagues.

The league was founded by Queen Elizabitch (Elizabeth Nelson) and PainMaker (Jamie Nelson) in October 2006, after they watched Rollergirls on television and saw a live bout between the Mad Rollin' Dolls and the Minnesota RollerGirls. They were immediately able to recruit a group of around twenty skaters.[1] They constituted the first league in South Dakota; when a second league, the Rushmore Rollerz, was set up, the Dollz acted as mentors to it.[2]

The Roller Dollz joined the Women's Flat Track Derby Association, playing their first sanctioned bout against the North Star Rollergirls in January 2009.[3]

By May 2011, the Dollz had raised an estimated $40,000 for local charities.[4] In late 2011, they toured to England,[5] to play the London Rollergirls, Central City Rollergirls and Lincolnshire Bombers Roller Girls.[6]

Season Q4 ranking[7] Regionals Championship
2009 13 DNQ DNQ
2010 17 DNQ DNQ
2011 18 DNQ DNQ
2012 26 DNQ DNQ

References[edit]

  1. ^ "About Us, Sioux Falls Roller Dollz
  2. ^ "Women's Roller Derby: The girls are back in town", Rapid City Journal, 19 June 2010
  3. ^ "Roller derby team hosting first sanctioned match", Argus Leader, 24 January 2009
  4. ^ Rachel Gabrielsen, "Rachel Do My Job: Roller Dollz", KSFY, 24 May 2011
  5. ^ Denise DePaolo, "Roller Dollz raise funds for trip to England", KSFY, 20 October 2011
  6. ^ "Sioux Falls Roller Dollz"
  7. ^ "Current Rankings", WFTDA