|Metro area||Washington, D.C.|
DC All-Stars (A-Team)
National Maulers (B-Team)
Home Teams (active):
Cherry Blossom Bombshells
Scare Force One
Home Teams (inactive):
Secretaries of Hate (2006-2008)
|Venue||D.C. Armory, Dulles SportsPlex|
The DC Rollergirls are the only flat track roller derby league in Washington, D.C. Historically, D.C. was home to the Washington, D.C. Jets, which played banked track derby until 1978. Roller derby has grown in popularity since 2003, largely due to the creation of the WFTDA.
The DC Rollergirls play most of their bouts at the DC Armory and Dulles SportsPlex; however, the league recently signed a lease on a warehouse located in Edmonston, Md. The warehouse will serve as a practice facility during Season 10 but may host bouts during future seasons.
As of the 2014-2015 season, the league consists of four local teams:
Upon creation in 2006, the league consisted of the Cherry Blossom Bombshells, DC DemonCats, Scare Force One, and the now-defunct Secretaries of Hate. The Majority Whips was formed in 2011.
Season 1 Champions: Scare Force One Season 2 Champions: Scare Force One Season 3 Champions: DC DemonCats Season 4 Champions: DC DemonCats Season 5 Champions: Scare Force One Season 6 Champions: Scare Force One Season 7 Champions: Scare Force One Season 8 Champions: Scare Force One' Season 9 Champions: DC DemonCats
The DC Rollergirls also have an All-Star team which competes on an international level. As of June 2014[update], they occupied 42nd place in the Women's Flat Track Derby Association's world rankings.
- Ann Calvello
- Joan Weston
- Bill Bogash
- History of roller derby
- List of roller derby leagues
- Charm City Rollergirls
- Derby News Network - Comprehensive WFTDA Bout Data and News
- fiveonfive - Official Magazine of the WFTDA
- Flat Track Stats - Statistical Aggregation of WFTDA Sanctioned Roller Derby
- WFTDA web site
- DC Rollergirls official website
- Washington Post video
- Rueters article
- NPR feature
- Washington Post Magazine article
Notes and references
- "A New Home for the DC Rollergirls | News | DC Rollergirls". DC Rollergirls. 2015-11-01. Retrieved 2015-11-30.
- Current Rankings - Women’s Flat Track Derby Association
- "Current Rankings", WFTDA
- "Wicked Wheels of the East 2009 Eastern Regionals", WFTDA
- "Derby in the Burbs 2010 East Region Playoffs", WFTDA
- "Sugarbush Showdown", WFTDA