Cajun Rollergirls

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Cajun Rollergirls
League logo
Metro area Houma, Louisiana
Country United States
Founded 2008
Teams Cajun Rollergirls
Track type(s) Flat
Venue Warren J. Harang Jr. Municipal Auditorium, Thibodaux, LA
Affiliations WFTDA
Website http://cajunrollergirls.com/

Cajun Rollergirls or CRG, is a women's flat-track roller derby league based in Houma, Louisiana. Founded in 2008, Cajun Rollergirls is a member of the Women's Flat Track Derby Association (WFTDA).[1]

History[edit]

Historical CRG alternate logo

Cajun Rollergirls started in March 2008 with a call out for skaters from Tracie "Olive Torture" Nelton.[2] In August 2008, Cajun Rollergirls made its public debut with a scrimmage at Wheels R Rollin in Schriever, featuring members of Big Easy Rollergirls from New Orleans and Texas Rollergirls from Austin.[3] Big Easy skater Danielle "Lt. Dan" LaFont was an early coach for the league, and by this time Cajun Rollergirls had 16 members.[3]

In December 2008 the league held its first Toys for Tots Bar Hop fundraiser,[4] which became an annual occurrence.[5]

It was also the first year the CRG was invited to participate in San Fermin Nueva Orleans, a Gulf Coast derby tradition. In November 2009 the CRG held its first large venue bout at the Harang Municipal Auditorium and (due to low participation numbers) were only able to play by teaming up with the Pearl River Swamp Dolls.

In March 2013, the Cajun Rollergirls became a full member of the WFTDA.[6]

WFTDA rankings[edit]

Season Final ranking[7] Playoffs Championship
2014 120 WFTDA[8] DNQ DNQ
2015 201 WFTDA[9] DNQ DNQ
2016 316 WFTDA[10] DNQ DNQ

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Cajun Rollergirls – WFTDA". wftda.com. WFTDA. Retrieved 15 September 2017. 
  2. ^ McKnight, Laura (27 April 2008). "Local women eager to get Houma derby rolling". Houma Today. Retrieved 15 September 2017. 
  3. ^ a b McKnight, Laura (15 August 2008). "Cajun Rollergirls to roll out with New Orleans, Austin". Houma Today. Retrieved 15 September 2017. 
  4. ^ Vinning, Michael F. (19 December 2008). "Roller-derby event hopes to have toy donations wheeling in". Houma Today. Retrieved 15 September 2017. 
  5. ^ "Roller-derby team wants your old toys". Houma Today. 11 November 2010. Retrieved 15 September 2017. 
  6. ^ "WFTDA Welcomes 5 New Members Archived 2013-05-11 at the Wayback Machine.", WFTDA, 7 March 2013
  7. ^ "Current Rankings", WFTDA
  8. ^ "Rankings: December 31, 2014 – WFTDA". wftda.com. WFTDA. Retrieved 15 September 2017. 
  9. ^ "Rankings: December 31, 2015 – WFTDA". wftda.com. WFTDA. Retrieved 13 September 2017. 
  10. ^ "Rankings: December 31, 2016 – WFTDA". wftda.com. WFTDA. Retrieved 11 January 2017. 

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