Hard Knox Roller Girls

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Hard Knox Roller Girls
League logo
Metro area Knoxville, Tennessee
Country United States
Founded February 2006
Teams HKRG Allstars (A team)
HKRG Brawlers (B team)
Track type(s) Flat
Venue Cooper Athletic Center at Maryville College
Affiliations WFTDA
Website http://www.hardknoxrollergirls.com/

Hard Knox Roller Girls (HKRG) is a women's flat-track roller derby league based in Knoxville, Tennessee. Founded in 2006,[1] HKRG is a member of the Women's Flat Track Derby Association (WFTDA).[2]

History and structure[edit]

After forming in 2006, Hard Knox played in multiple venues before moving to the Knoxville Civic Coliseum.[1] In 2016, HKRG relocated to the Cooper Athletic Center at Maryville College and celebrated their tenth anniversary season.[3][4] HKRG is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that is skater owned and operated, and a portion of all proceeds from each bout is donated to charity.[5] Hard Knox became a member of the WFTDA in early 2009.[6]

The HKRG league comprises two teams: Hard Knox Roller Girls Allstars (WFTDA A team) and Brawlers (B team).[7]

WFTDA competition[edit]

In 2010, Hard Knox qualified for WFTDA Playoffs for the first time, as the ninth seed at the WFTDA South Central Regional Tournament in Lincoln. Nebraska.[8] Knoxville lost their first two games to No Coast Derby Girls (Lincoln) and Tampa Bay Derby Darlins, but then won their final game against Memphis Roller Derby 165-124 to claim ninth place.[9]

Rankings[edit]

Season Final ranking[10] Playoffs Championship
2009 13 SC[11] DNQ DNQ
2010 9 SC[12] 9 SC[9] DNQ
2011 12 SC[13] DNQ DNQ
2012 22 SC[14] DNQ DNQ
2013 109 WFTDA[15] DNQ DNQ
2014 127 WFTDA[16] DNQ DNQ
2015 115 WFTDA[17] DNQ DNQ
2016 247 WFTDA[18] DNQ DNQ

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Wildsmith, Steve (27 March 2015). "Hard Knox Roller Girls set to open the season on Saturday night". The Daily Times. Retrieved 6 January 2017. 
  2. ^ "Hard Knox Roller Girls – WFTDA". wftda.com. WFTDA. Retrieved 7 January 2017. 
  3. ^ "Hard Knox Roller Girls relocate to Maryville for roller derby matches". The Daily Times. 22 June 2016. Retrieved 6 January 2017. 
  4. ^ Proud, Emily (26 June 2016). "Knoxville Roller Derby celebrates 10th anniversary". WATE 6 On Your Side. Retrieved 6 January 2017. 
  5. ^ "About". Hard Knox Rollergirls. Retrieved 7 January 2017. 
  6. ^ "#19 Cincinnati Knocks Back Hard Knox, 177-38 | Derby News Network". Derby News Network. 25 March 2009. Retrieved 6 January 2017. 
  7. ^ "Schedule". Hard Knox Rollergirls. Retrieved 7 January 2017. 
  8. ^ "Amber Waves of Pain2010 South Central Region Playoffs - Women’s Flat Track Derby Association". wftda.org. WFTDA. Retrieved 7 January 2017. 
  9. ^ a b Marshall, Justice Feelgood (8 October 2010). "2010 South Central Region Playoffs Recaps | Derby News Network". Derby News Network. Retrieved 7 January 2017. 
  10. ^ "Current Rankings", WFTDA
  11. ^ "Current Rankings". WFTDA. Archived from the original on 30 April 2010. Retrieved 7 January 2017. 
  12. ^ "Current Rankings". WFTDA. Archived from the original on 2 March 2011. Retrieved 7 January 2017. 
  13. ^ "Current Rankings". WFTDA. Archived from the original on 25 January 2012. Retrieved 7 January 2017. 
  14. ^ "Current Rankings". WFTDA. Archived from the original on 20 March 2013. Retrieved 7 January 2017. 
  15. ^ "Rankings: December 31, 2013 – WFTDA". wftda.com. WFTDA. Retrieved 7 January 2017. 
  16. ^ "Rankings: December 31, 2014 – WFTDA". wftda.com. WFTDA. Retrieved 7 January 2017. 
  17. ^ "Rankings: December 31, 2015 – WFTDA". wftda.com. WFTDA. Retrieved 7 January 2017. 
  18. ^ "Rankings: December 31, 2016 – WFTDA". wftda.com. WFTDA. Retrieved 7 January 2017. 

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