Black Rose Rollers

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Black Rose Rollers
League logo
Metro area Hanover, PA
Country United States
Founded 2010
Teams All Stars (A team)
The Rotten Cherries (B team)
Track type(s) Flat
Venue Magic Elm Skateland
Affiliations WFTDA
Website blackroserollers.com

Black Rose Rollers (BRR) is a women's flat track roller derby league based in Hanover, Pennsylvania. Founded in 2010, Black Rose is a member of the Women's Flat Track Derby Association (WFTDA).[1]

History and organization[edit]

The league was founded in May 2010 by a group of women, including Kim Underwood (known as "Gogo Tenenbomb"). They lacked skating experience, but were inspired by the movie Whip It.[2] It played its first public bout in June 2011, against Harrisburg Area Roller Derby's Fallout Femmes,[3] and was accepted into the Women's Flat Track Derby Association Apprentice Program in January 2012.[4] They graduated to full membership of the WFTDA in December 2012.[5]

As of 2017, the league consists of two teams, the All-Stars and the Rotten Cherries, who compete against teams from other leagues. The league has attracted attention for its charitable fundraising.[6]

Rankings[edit]

Season Final ranking[7] Playoffs Championship
2013 133 WFTDA[8] DNQ DNQ
2014 129 WFTDA[9] DNQ DNQ
2015 189 WFTDA[10] DNQ DNQ
2016 159 WFTDA[11] DNQ DNQ
2017 149 WFTDA[12] DNQ DNQ

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Black Rose Rollers – WFTDA". wftda.com. WFTDA. Retrieved 13 September 2017. 
  2. ^ Katharine Harmon, "Roller derby comes to Hanover", Evening Sun, May 23, 2010
  3. ^ Jacqueline Palochko, "That's how they roll", Evening Sun, June 19, 2011
  4. ^ "13 Women's Roller Derby Leagues Join WFTDA Apprentice Program Archived 2012-11-01 at the Wayback Machine.", WFTDA, 31 January 2012
  5. ^ "WFTDA Welcomes 14 New Members Archived 2012-12-06 at the Wayback Machine.", 3 December 2012
  6. ^ Chelsea Shank, "Roller derby team fights for boy with leukemia Archived December 8, 2012, at the Wayback Machine.", York Dispatch, December 3, 2012
  7. ^ "Current Rankings", WFTDA
  8. ^ "Rankings: December 31, 2013 – WFTDA". wftda.com. WFTDA. Retrieved 13 September 2017. 
  9. ^ "Rankings: December 31, 2014 – WFTDA". wftda.com. WFTDA. Retrieved 13 September 2017. 
  10. ^ "Rankings: December 31, 2015 – WFTDA". wftda.com. WFTDA. Retrieved 13 September 2017. 
  11. ^ "Rankings: December 31, 2016 – WFTDA". wftda.com. WFTDA. Retrieved 11 January 2017. 
  12. ^ "Rankings: December 31, 2017 – WFTDA". wftda.com. WFTDA. Retrieved 8 January 2018.