Burning River Roller Derby

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

Burning River Roller Derby or BRRD,[2] are a women's flat-track roller derby league based in Cleveland, Ohio. BRRD is a member of the Women's Flat Track Derby Association (WFTDA).[3]

League structure[edit]

Burning River Roller Derby was started as Burning River Roller Girls in 2006,[4] and joined the Women's Flat Track Derby Association (WFTDA) in December 2007.[5]

The BRRD league has three travel teams that play against other cities and countries, world-wide. These teams consist of an A, B and C team. 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. In the past, BRRD had four home teams who would play against each other in league play, the Cleveland Steamers, the Hard Knockers, the HellBombers, and the Rolling Pin-Ups. The Pyromaniacs were a "farm team" comprising the league's newest members before they were drafted to home teams.

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]

WFTDA rankings[edit]

Season Q4 ranking[6] Regionals Championship
2008 9 DNQ DNQ
2009 9 10[7] DNQ
2010 14 DNQ DNQ
2011 15 DNQ DNQ
2012 17 DNQ DNQ
Pre-2015 BRRD logo

In 2013 the WFTDA switched from a Region-based playoff system to a Division-based playoff system. Burning River was placed in Division 2 based on rankings.

Season Q4 ranking[6] Playoffs Championship
2013 59 8th[8] DNQ

In August 2015, Burning River will host a WFTDA Division 2 playoff tournament.[1]


  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. ^ BRRD
  3. ^ WFTDA
  4. ^ "Ohio roller derby is roaring back". Associated Press. 3 April 2006. Retrieved 3 April 2015. 
  5. ^ "The WFTDA Newsletter - December 2007". WFTDA. December 2007. Archived from the original on 13 November 2008. Retrieved 9 December 2016. 
  6. ^ a b "Current Rankings", WFTDA
  7. ^ "Brawl of America 2009 North Central Regionals", WFTDA
  8. ^ "2013 Division 2 Playoffs", WFTDA

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