Burning River Roller Derby

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Burning River Roller Derby
League logo
Metro area Cleveland, Ohio
Country United States
Founded 2006
Teams All-Stars (A team)
Hazmat Crew (B team)
Pyromaniacs (C team)
Cleveland Steamers
Hard Knockers
Hellbombers
Rolling Pin-Ups
Track type(s) Flat
Venue CE Orr Arena, Euclid OH (Spring)
Ohio Nets Sports Complex, Parma OH (Autumn)[1]
Affiliations WFTDA
Website http://www.burningriverderby.com/

Burning River Roller Derby is a women's flat-track roller derby league based in Cleveland, Ohio. Founded in 2006, Burning River is a member of the Women's Flat Track Derby Association (WFTDA).[2]

History and organization[edit]

Burning River Roller Derby was started as Burning River Roller Girls in 2006,[3] and joined the Women's Flat Track Derby Association (WFTDA) in December 2007.[4] Buring River Roller Derby has three travel teams that play against other teams from other leagues. The A team, "Burning River All-Stars", plays WFTDA-sanctioned games. The B team, "Burning River Hazmat Crew", plays competitive regional games, and the C team, "Burning River Pyromaniacs", plays very close, regional games. The league also has four home teams who play each other in league play, the Cleveland Steamers, the Hard Knockers, the HellBombers, and the Rolling Pin-Ups.

In early 2015, Burning River announced the change of the league name from Burning River Roller Girls to Burning River Roller Derby, to place less emphasis on gender and better reflect its members.[1] In August 2015, Burning River hosted a WFTDA Division 2 playoff tournament.[1][5]

WFTDA competition[edit]

In 2009 Burning River was the ninth seed at the WFTDA North Central Regional Tournament and finished in eighth place after an overtime loss to Brewcity Bruisers, 126-116.[6] In 2013, the WFTDA changed their playoff structure, and Burning River qualified for the WFTDA Division 2 International Playoff tournament in Kalamazoo, Michigan as the ninth seed, ultimately finishing in eighth place.[7]

Rankings[edit]

Pre-2015 BRRD logo
Season Final ranking[8] Playoffs Championship
2008 9 NC[9] DNQ DNQ
2009 9 NC[10] 8 NC[6] DNQ
2010 14 NC[11] DNQ DNQ
2011 15 NC[12] DNQ DNQ
2012 17 NC[13] DNQ DNQ
2013 59 WFTDA[14] 8 D2[7] DNQ
2014 99 WFTDA[15] DNQ DNQ
2015 72 WFTDA[16] DNQ DNQ
2016 100 WFTDA[17] DNQ DNQ
2017 128 WFTDA[18] DNQ DNQ

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Niesel, Jeff (2 February 2015). "The Derby League Formerly Known as Burning River Roller Girls Announces Changes for 2015". Cleve Scene. Retrieved 3 April 2015. 
  2. ^ WFTDA
  3. ^ "Ohio roller derby is roaring back". Associated Press. 3 April 2006. Retrieved 3 April 2015. 
  4. ^ "The WFTDA Newsletter - December 2007". WFTDA. December 2007. Archived from the original on 13 May 2008. Retrieved 9 December 2016. 
  5. ^ "August 21 - 23, 2015 - Women's Flat Track Derby Association". wftda.org. WFTDA. Retrieved 8 January 2018. 
  6. ^ a b Marshall, Justice Feelgood (18 September 2009). "North Central Regionals Capsule Recaps | Derby News Network". www.derbynews.net. Derby News Network. Retrieved 8 January 2018. 
  7. ^ a b "August 23-25, 2013: Kalamazoo, Michigan - Women's Flat Track Derby Association". wftda.org. WFTDA. Retrieved 8 January 2018. 
  8. ^ "Current Rankings", WFTDA
  9. ^ "Rankings – WFTDA". wftda.com. WFTDA. Archived from the original on 2 February 2009. Retrieved 8 January 2018. 
  10. ^ "Current Rankings". WFTDA. Archived from the original on 30 April 2010. Retrieved 8 January 2018. 
  11. ^ "Current Rankings". WFTDA. Archived from the original on 2 March 2011. Retrieved 8 January 2018. 
  12. ^ "Current Rankings". WFTDA. Archived from the original on 25 January 2012. Retrieved 8 January 2018. 
  13. ^ "Current Rankings". WFTDA. Archived from the original on 20 March 2013. Retrieved 8 January 2018. 
  14. ^ "Rankings: December 31, 2013 – WFTDA". wftda.com. WFTDA. Retrieved 8 January 2018. 
  15. ^ "Rankings: December 31, 2014 – WFTDA". wftda.com. WFTDA. Retrieved 8 January 2018. 
  16. ^ "Rankings: December 31, 2015 – WFTDA". wftda.com. WFTDA. Retrieved 8 January 2018. 
  17. ^ "Rankings: December 31, 2016 – WFTDA". wftda.com. WFTDA. Retrieved 8 January 2018. 
  18. ^ "Rankings: December 31, 2017 – WFTDA". wftda.com. WFTDA. Retrieved 8 January 2018. 

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