Gainesville Roller Rebels

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Gainesville Roller Rebels
League logo
Metro area Gainesville, FL
Country United States
Founded 2007
Teams Allstars (A team)
Swamp City Sirens
Track type(s) Flat
Venue MLK Center
Affiliations WFTDA
Website gainesvillerollerrebels.com

Gainesville Roller Rebels (GRR) is a women's flat track roller derby league based in Gainesville, Florida. Founded in 2007, the league consists of a home team and an all star team which competes against teams from other leagues. Gainesville is a member of the Women's Flat Track Derby Association (WFTDA).[1]

History[edit]

The league was founded in late 2007 by Catherine Seemann, known as "Ms. Rebel".[2] She recruited skaters using a variety of methods, including flyering, posting on MySpace, and talking to friends.[3]

By late 2009, the league was playing regularly to crowds of around 400 people, and beat the Tallahassee Rollergirls in an upset.[4]

The league was accepted into the Women's Flat Track Derby Association Apprentice Program in January 2012,[5] and it graduated to full membership in December 2012.[6]

In March 2013, the league debuted in the Women's Flat Track Derby Association's rankings at 51,[7] the highest entry by a previously unranked team and the first to debut within the top 100.[8]

WFTDA rankings[edit]

Season Final ranking[9] Playoffs Championship
2013 66 WFTDA[10] DNQ DNQ
2014 210 WFTDA[11] DNQ DNQ
2015 272 WFTDA[12] DNQ DNQ
2016 223 WFTDA[13] DNQ DNQ

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Gainesville Roller Rebels – WFTDA". wftda.com. WFTDA. Retrieved 27 December 2017.
  2. ^ Dorene Internicola, "Roller Derby: The sisterhood of the skates", Reuters, September 28, 2009
  3. ^ Drew Harwell, "Gainesville 'rebels' try to take over roller derby", Independent Florida Alligator, February 25, 2008
  4. ^ Robert Hilson, "Gainesville Roller Rebels end season on a high note", Gainesville Sun, November 29, 2009
  5. ^ "13 Women's Roller Derby Leagues Join WFTDA Apprentice Program Archived November 1, 2012, at the Wayback Machine.", WFTDA, January 31, 2012
  6. ^ "WFTDA Welcomes 14 New Members Archived December 6, 2012, at the Wayback Machine.", December 3, 2012
  7. ^ "Current Rankings Archived January 25, 2012, at the Wayback Machine.", WFTDA, March 15, 2013
  8. ^ Lex Talionis, "WFTDA Release Rankings; Gotham Shock #1", Derby News Network, March 15, 2013
  9. ^ "Current Rankings", WFTDA
  10. ^ "Rankings: December 31, 2013 – WFTDA". wftda.com. WFTDA. Retrieved 27 December 2017.
  11. ^ "Rankings: December 31, 2014 – WFTDA". wftda.com. WFTDA. Retrieved 27 December 2017.
  12. ^ "Rankings: December 31, 2015 – WFTDA". wftda.com. WFTDA. Retrieved 27 December 2017.
  13. ^ "Rankings: December 31, 2016 – WFTDA". wftda.com. WFTDA. Retrieved 27 December 2017.