CT RollerGirls

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CT RollerGirls
League logo
Metro area Naugatuck, Connecticut
Country United States
Founded 2006
Teams CT All Stars (A team)
The Yankee Brutals (B team)
Home teams:
The Bone Crushers
The Iron Angels
The Widowmakers
Track type(s) Flat
Venue Roller Magic (Waterbury, Connecticut)
Affiliations WFTDA
Org. type Non Profit Organization
Website ctrollerderby.com

CT RollerGirls or CTRG, is a women's flat-track roller derby league based in Naugatuck (Greater Waterbury), Connecticut. Founded in 2006,[1] the league reached its 10th anniversary in 2016. CTRG is a member of the Women's Flat Track Derby Association (WFTDA).[2]

History and league structure[edit]

CT RollerGirls was launched in March 2006, and by early 2009 was attracting up to 500 fans to games held at venues such as the Connecticut Sports Center.[3]

CT RollerGirls has travel teams and home teams. The home teams play each other, and are the Bone Crushers, the Iron Angels, and the Widowmakers, whereas the two travel teams, The CT All-Stars and The Yankee Brutals, play teams from other leagues, with the All-Stars representing CTRG at the WFTDA level.[4]

WFTDA competition[edit]

CT RollerGirls became a member of the Women's Flat Track Derby Association in early 2007, announced by the WFTDA in May of that year.[5] In 2009, the CT All-Stars qualified for the WFTDA Playoffs for the first time. Entering the WFTDA Eastern Regional Tournament as the eighth seed, the All-Stars opened their tournament with losses to DC Rollergirls and Providence Roller Derby, before defeating Dominion Derby Girls 156-57 to finish the weekend in ninth place.[6]

Rankings[edit]

Original CT RollerGirls logo
Season Final ranking[7] Playoffs Championship
2007 unranked[8] DNQ DNQ
2008 7 E[9] DNQ DNQ
2009 11 E[10] 9 E[6] DNQ
2010 12 E[11] DNQ DNQ
2011 14 E[12] DNQ DNQ
2012 19 E[13] DNQ DNQ
2013 70 WFTDA[14] DNQ DNQ
2014 101 WFTDA[15] DNQ DNQ
2015 147 WFTDA[16] DNQ DNQ
2016 190 WFTDA[17] DNQ DNQ

Scholarship program[edit]

As part of CTRG's community outreach mandate, the league sponsors a scholarship each year, the Cindy Luberto Scholarship for Women Athletes, which is a $500.00 grant towards post-secondary education.[18][19]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Marshall, Luke (24 August 2012). "Roller derby is more than a sport for CT RollerGirls". Citizen's News. Retrieved 12 March 2017. 
  2. ^ "CT RollerGirls – WFTDA". wftda.com. WFTDA. Retrieved 12 March 2017. 
  3. ^ Boynton, Cynthia Wolfe (15 January 2009). "Roller Derby Tryout Draws Skaters to Waterbury". The New York Times. The New York Times. Retrieved 12 March 2017. 
  4. ^ Takores, Lauren (7 February 2017). "Roller derby tryout draws record number of skaters". www.myrecordjournal.com. Record-Journal. Retrieved 12 March 2017. 
  5. ^ "WFTDA Newsletter - May 2007". wftda.com. WFTDA. May 2007. Archived from the original on 6 July 2007. Retrieved 12 March 2017. 
  6. ^ a b Marshall, Justice Feelgood (11 September 2009). "Eastern Regionals Capsule Recaps | Derby News Network". derbynews.net. Derby News Network. Retrieved 13 March 2017. 
  7. ^ "Current Rankings", WFTDA
  8. ^ "Current WFTDA Rankings", Derby News Network, October 2007
  9. ^ "Rankings – WFTDA". wftda.com. WFTDA. Archived from the original on 2 February 2009. Retrieved 12 March 2017. 
  10. ^ "Current Rankings". WFTDA. Archived from the original on 30 April 2010. Retrieved 12 March 2017. 
  11. ^ "Current Rankings". WFTDA. Archived from the original on 2 March 2011. Retrieved 12 March 2017. 
  12. ^ "Current Rankings". WFTDA. Archived from the original on 25 January 2012. Retrieved 12 March 2017. 
  13. ^ "Current Rankings". WFTDA. Archived from the original on 20 March 2013. Retrieved 12 March 2017. 
  14. ^ "Rankings: December 31, 2013". WFTDA. Retrieved 12 March 2017. 
  15. ^ "Rankings: December 31, 2014 – WFTDA". wftda.com. WFTDA. Retrieved 12 March 2017. 
  16. ^ "Rankings: December 31, 2015 – WFTDA". wftda.com. WFTDA. Retrieved 12 March 2017. 
  17. ^ "Rankings: December 31, 2016 – WFTDA". wftda.com. WFTDA. Retrieved 12 March 2017. 
  18. ^ "Regional Digest: CT RollerGirls give scholarship to SCSU student from Hebron". tribunedigital-thecourant. Hartford Courant. 13 July 2012. Retrieved 12 March 2017. 
  19. ^ "Scholarship - CT RollerGirls Inc". www.ctrollerderby.com. CT RollerGirls. Retrieved 12 March 2017. 

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