Cedar Rapids RollerGirls

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Cedar Rapids RollerGirls
League logo
Metro areaCedar Rapids, IA
CountryUnited States
Founded2008
TeamsFive Season Femme Fatales (A team)
Brutal Belles (B team)
Track type(s)Flat
VenueVeterans Memorial Stadium
AffiliationsWFTDA
Websitecrrollergirls.com

Cedar Rapids RollerGirls (CRRG) is a women's flat track roller derby league based in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Founded in 2008, Cedar Rapids is a member of the Women's Flat Track Derby Association (WFTDA).[1]

History and organization[edit]

The league was founded early in 2008 by Andrea Clay, known as "Motley Cruel".[2] Clay had just moved to the city, having previously played for the Bleeding Heartland Rollergirls. The league played its first bout in October, drawing a crowd of more than 1,800 fans.[3]

The league separated from owners and became completely league ran and operated by its members in January 2012.

Several skaters from the league participated in the making of the "Iowa Gurls" music video, a popular local parody of "California Gurls".[4]

Cedar Rapids was accepted as a member of the Women's Flat Track Derby Association Apprentice Program in January 2012,[5] and became a full member of the WFTDA in September 2013.[6]

The league consists of two teams which compete against teams from other leagues. The Five Season Femme Fatales are the chartered team of CRRG and are able to be ranked against other WFTDA chartered teams. The Brutal Belles is the league's B team.

WFTDA rankings[edit]

Season Final ranking[7] Playoffs Championship
2014 150 WFTDA[8] DNQ DNQ
2015 205 WFTDA[9] DNQ DNQ
2016 279 WFTDA[10] DNQ DNQ
2017 284 WFTDA[11] DNQ DNQ

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Cedar Rapids RollerGirls – WFTDA". wftda.com. WFTDA. Retrieved 16 September 2017.
  2. ^ K. J. Pilcher, "Not just mean girls", The Gazette, April 29, 2008
  3. ^ Liz Martin, "Girlie brutality", The Gazette, November 29, 2008
  4. ^ "'Iowa Gurls' so hot it melts Popsicles Archived 2013-10-04 at Archive.today", McClatchy Newspapers, July 23, 2010
  5. ^ "13 Women's Roller Derby Leagues Join WFTDA Apprentice Program Archived 2012-11-01 at the Wayback Machine", WFTDA, 31 January 2012
  6. ^ "WFTDA Welcomes 14 Full Member Leagues". WFTDA. 10 September 2013. Archived from the original on 16 September 2013. Retrieved 10 September 2013.
  7. ^ "Current Rankings", WFTDA
  8. ^ "Rankings: December 31, 2014 – WFTDA". wftda.com. WFTDA. Retrieved 16 September 2017.
  9. ^ "Rankings: December 31, 2015 – WFTDA". wftda.com. WFTDA. Retrieved 16 September 2017.
  10. ^ "Rankings: December 31, 2016 – WFTDA". wftda.com. WFTDA. Retrieved 19 September 2017.
  11. ^ "Rankings: December 31, 2017 – WFTDA". wftda.com. WFTDA. Retrieved 8 January 2018.