Green Mountain Roller Derby

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Green Mountain Roller Derby
League logo
Metro area Burlington, VT
Country United States
Founded 2007
Teams Grade A Fancy (A team)
Black Ice Brawlers (B team)
Track type(s) Flat
Venue Champlain Valley Exposition
Affiliations WFTDA
Website www.gmrollerderby.com

Green Mountain Roller Derby (GMRD) is a women's flat track roller derby league based in Burlington, Vermont. Founded in 2007, Green Mountain is a member of the Women's Flat Track Derby Association (WFTDA).[1]

History[edit]

Green Mountain had their first home bout in February 2009,[2] were accepted into the Women's Flat Track Derby Association Apprentice Program in September 2009,[3] and gained full membership of the WFTDA the following September.[4]

By 2010, the league had around 30 skaters.[5] It remained Vermont's only women's flat track roller derby league, and attracted sell-out crowds of around 1,500 people to its bouts.[6]

Green Mountain's old logo

In September 2012, Green Mountain co-hosted (with Montreal Roller Derby)[7] the WFTDA Eastern Regional Tournament in Essex Junction, Vermont, with the Gotham Girls Roller Derby All-Stars of New York City being the winning team.[8][9]

Originally formed as Green Mountain Derby Dames, in May 2015 the league changed its name to Green Mountain Roller Derby, dropping the gender-specific “Dames” from its moniker.[10] It has two teams, which compete against teams from other leagues.

WFTDA rankings[edit]

Season Final ranking[11] Playoffs Championship
2011 22 E[12] DNQ DNQ
2012 28 E[13] DNQ DNQ
2013 64 WFTDA[14] DNQ DNQ
2014 75 WFTDA[15] DNQ DNQ
2015 71 WFTDA[16] DNQ DNQ
2016 113 WFTDA[17] DNQ DNQ

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Green Mountain Roller Derby – WFTDA". wftda.com. WFTDA. Retrieved 25 March 2017. 
  2. ^ "Big wheels keep on rollin'", Burlington Free Press, 5 February 2009
  3. ^ "Apprentice Leagues", WFTDA [version of 16 November 2009]
  4. ^ "9 Leagues Join WFTDA for Full Membership Archived 2012-10-30 at the Wayback Machine.", WFTDA, 1 September 2010
  5. ^ "Meet roller-derby dame, Bruise Control", Burlington Free Press, 22 March 2010
  6. ^ Julia Wejchert, "Derby Dames like it rough", Vermont Cynic, 1 March 2010
  7. ^ "Your Hosts: Green Mountain Derby Dames and Montreal Roller Derby". WFTDA. Retrieved 24 November 2015. 
  8. ^ "2012 East Region Playoffs". WFTDA. Retrieved 24 November 2015. 
  9. ^ Herrick, John (27 September 2012). "Roller derby playoffs coming to Essex". Burlington Free Press. Retrieved 24 November 2015. [dead link]
  10. ^ "The Premiere of Green Mountain Roller Derby". Green Mountain Roller Derby. 17 May 2015. Retrieved 24 November 2015. 
  11. ^ "Current Rankings", WFTDA
  12. ^ "Current Rankings". WFTDA. Archived from the original on 25 January 2012. Retrieved 25 March 2017. 
  13. ^ "Current Rankings". Wayback Machine. WFTDA. Archived from the original on 28 February 2013. Retrieved 24 November 2015. 
  14. ^ "Rankings: December 31, 2013". WFTDA. Retrieved 25 March 2017. 
  15. ^ "Rankings: December 31, 2014 – WFTDA". wftda.com. WFTDA. Retrieved 25 March 2017. 
  16. ^ "Rankings: December 31, 2015 – WFTDA". wftda.com. WFTDA. Retrieved 25 March 2017. 
  17. ^ "Rankings: December 31, 2016 – WFTDA". wftda.com. WFTDA. Retrieved 25 March 2017.