Bleeding Heartland Roller Derby

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Bleeding Heartland Roller Derby
League logo
Metro area Bloomington, Indiana
Country United States
Founded 2006
Teams Flatliners (A team)
Code Blue Assassins (B team)
Track type(s) Flat
Venue Frank Southern Ice Arena
Affiliations WFTDA
Website bleedingheartlandrollerderby.com

Bleeding Heartland Roller Derby (BHRD) is a roller derby league based in Bloomington, Indiana, United States. Founded in 2006, the league currently fields A and B travel teams which compete against other leagues, and is a member of the Women's Flat Track Derby Association (WFTDA).[1]

History[edit]

The league played its first home bout in August 2007.[2] Founded as "Bleeding Heartland Rollergirls", the league rebranded in 2014[3] as Bleeding Heartland Roller Derby, to "more accurately reflect the composition of our organization", as noted in an announcement on their official Facebook page.[4]

WFTDA play[edit]

Former Bleeding Heartland logo

The league was accepted as a member of the Women's Flat Track Derby Association in December 2008.[5] It competed in the 2010 Spring Roll event, hosted by the Fort Wayne Derby Girls.[6] Bleeding Heartland initially had a losing record,[6] and finished both the 2009 and 2010 seasons ranked in 16th place in the North Central Region, but rose to 13th over the course of 2011.

In 2013, Bleeding Heartland qualified for the WFTDA Division 1 Playoffs for the first time, ultimately finishing the Fort Wayne tournament in 10th place.[7]

Rankings[edit]

Season Final ranking[8] Playoffs Championship
2009 16 NC DNQ DNQ
2010 16 NC DNQ DNQ
2011 13 NC DNQ DNQ
2012 11 NC[9] DNQ DNQ
2013 41 WFTDA[10] 10 D1[7] DNQ
2014 102 WFTDA [11] DNQ DNQ
2015 184 WFTDA [12] DNQ DNQ
2016 198 WFTDA[13] DNQ DNQ

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Bleeding Heartland Roller Derby – WFTDA". wftda.com. WFTDA. Retrieved 13 May 2017. 
  2. ^ Dan Coleman, "Women’s roller derby team has home debut game tonight", Bloomington Herald-Times, 4 August 2007
  3. ^ Deadwards, Lisa (20 March 2015). "February Follow Up". Derby Central. Retrieved 18 November 2016. 
  4. ^ "As you may have noticed". Bleeding Heartland Roller Derby. 4 February 2015. Retrieved 18 November 2016. 
  5. ^ "Local Roller Derby League Makes It Official![permanent dead link]", BHRG, 23 December 2008
  6. ^ a b Justice Feelgood Marshall, "Preview: Spring Roll 2010 Archived November 16, 2010, at the Wayback Machine.", Derby News Network, 7 May 2010
  7. ^ a b "2013 WFTDA D1 Playoffs - Fort Wayne: Grand Raggidy Roller Girls VS Bleeding Heartland Rollergirls". WFTDA. Retrieved 18 November 2016. 
  8. ^ "Current Rankings", WFTDA
  9. ^ "Rankings: February 28, 2013". WFTDA. Retrieved 18 November 2016. 
  10. ^ "Rankings: December 31, 2013". WFTDA. Retrieved 18 November 2016. 
  11. ^ "Rankings: December 31, 2014". WFTDA. Retrieved 18 November 2016. 
  12. ^ "Rankings: December 31, 2015". WFTDA. Retrieved 18 November 2016. 
  13. ^ "Rankings: December 31, 2016 – WFTDA". wftda.com. WFTDA. Retrieved 13 May 2017.