Team USA (roller derby)

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Team USA
TeamUSARollerDerbyLogo.png
Founded 2011
Colors

Red, white and blue

              
Head coach Aaron Goed aka Buster Cheatin' and 'Endless' Justin Campoy
Manager Katie Mae Peters aka Vivien LeighEmOut
Championships 1st place at 2011 Roller Derby World Cup
Broadcasters Derby News Network

Team USA represents the United States in international roller derby, in events such as the Roller Derby World Cup. The team's first international competition was the 2011 Roller Derby World Cup, where it finished in first place after defeating Team Canada in the final.[1]

Team roster[edit]

2014 team roster[edit]

On October 15, 2013, the roster for the 2014 World Cup team was announced by Derby News Network as follows (skater's home league at time of announcement listed in parentheses):[2]

2011 team roster[edit]

After a series of tryout camps[3] held throughout 2011 by tournament founder and sponsor Blood and Thunder Magazine, Team USA's roster was announced August 4 of that year[4] as follows (home leagues of skaters at time of 2011 World Cup shown in parentheses):

2011 alternates[edit]

2011 staff[edit]

  • Head Coach: Buster Cheatin'
  • Assistant Coach: Bonnie D.Stroir
  • Team Manager: Rhino
  • Team Manager: Endless Justin
  • Fundraiser and Merchandise Manager: Vivien Leigh-Em-Out

Team USA's first practice was held in Denver, Colorado at the Rocky Mountain Rollergirls' War House on November 14, 2011, the Monday following the WFTDA National Championships. A limited number of VIP and general admission tickets were sold, however no press were admitted.

2012 staff[edit]

  • Head Coach: Buster Cheatin'
  • Assistant Coach: Endless Justin
  • Team Manager: Rhino
  • Team, Fundraising, and Merchandise Manager: Vivien Leigh-Em-Out

2011 Roller Derby World Cup[edit]

Team USA's first international action took place December 1 through 4, 2011, at the premiere Roller Derby World Cup, held in Toronto, Canada. Team USA, one of thirteen nations competing, began group play at the tournament in Group C, along with teams representing New Zealand and Scotland.[5] Team USA won both of its group bouts, defeating New Zealand 377 to 8 on the first day of the tournament,[6] and Scotland on the second day, 435 to 1.[7] On the night of the tournament's first day, Team USA staged an exhibition bout, dividing its large roster into two teams nicknamed the Stars and the Stripes.[8]

By virtue of the large point spread for Team USA in their group bouts, the team was seeded first overall for the remainder of the tournament,[7] and earned a bye past the first elimination round. In the quarter finals, Team USA faced New Zealand for the second time, winning this time by a score of 437 to 8.[9] In the semi final, Team USA defeated Team Australia 532 to 4, in what was the both the highest score and largest margin of victory for the entire tournament.[10] In the final of the tournament, Team USA defeated Team Canada 336 to 33.[1] Joy Collision was voted MVP for Team USA at the World Cup.[11]

News[edit]

Thomas Gerbasi, Focus is the Key – Team USA’s Fisti Cuffs on the World Cup (Gotham Girls Roller Derby news)

Tamara Lindstrom, U.S. brings CNY "Thunder" to Roller Derby World Cup (YNN News)

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "U.S. pummels Canada to win roller derby title". Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. 4 December 2011. Retrieved 7 December 2011. 
  2. ^ Tallionis, Lex (15 October 2013). "2013-14 Team USA Roster Revealed". Derby News Network. Retrieved 15 October 2013. 
  3. ^ "DNN: World Cup Tryouts Continue". Derby News Network. Derby News Network. Retrieved 8 December 2011. 
  4. ^ "Team USA Announces 28-Skater Roster". Derby News Network. Derby News Network. Retrieved 7 December 2011. 
  5. ^ Reynolds, Hurt (19 November 2011). "Roller Derby World Cup Groups Set". Derby News Network. Retrieved 1 October 2012. 
  6. ^ Marshall, Justice Feelgood (1 December 2011). "World Cup: USA Hammers New Zealand, 377-8". Derby News Network. Retrieved 1 October 2012. 
  7. ^ a b Talionis, Lex (2 December 2011). "World Cup: USA Buries Scotland, 435-1". Derby News Network. Retrieved 1 October 2012. 
  8. ^ Derby Nerd (9 December 2011). "Going Global: First Roller Derby World Cup Thrills". The Derby Nerd. Retrieved 1 October 2012. 
  9. ^ Marshall, Justice Feelgood (3 December 2011). "World Cup: (1) USA Flattens (9) New Zealand, 470-8". Derby News Network. Retrieved 1 October 2012. 
  10. ^ Marshall, Justice Feelgood (4 December 2011). "World Cup Semifinal: (1) USA Dominates (4) Australia, 532-4". Derby News Network. Retrieved 1 October 2012. 
  11. ^ titmouse (6 December 2011). "USA win first ever Roller Derby World Cup!". Toronto Roller Derby. Retrieved 1 October 2012.