Independent Women's Football League

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Independent Women's Football League
IWFL.PNG
Sport Women's American football
Founded 2000
No. of teams 33 total (25 Tier I, 8 Affiliate)
Countries  United States
 Canada
Most recent champion(s) IWFL League-- Pittsburgh Passion
Founders Bowl winner-- Carolina Phoenix
Affiliate Bowl winner-- Detroit Pride
Most titles Sacramento Sirens (3)

The Independent Women's Football League is a full-contact Women's American football league that was founded in 2000 and began play in 2001. It is one of three 11-on-11 U.S. football leagues for women, along with the Women's Football Alliance and the United States Women's Football League, and the oldest of the three. Laurie Frederick is one of the league's founders and current CEO.

Teams[edit]

Atlantic Conference[edit]

Team Location Home Field
Baltimore Nighthawks Baltimore, Maryland Mergenthaler VTS High School
Carolina Phoenix Durham, North Carolina Durham County Memorial Stadium
Carolina Queens Huntersville, North Carolina Hopewell High School
Montreal Blitz Lachine, Quebec Dalbe-Viau High School
New York Sharks Brooklyn, New York Aviator Sports Complex
Philadelphia Firebirds Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Germantown Academy
Washington Prodigy Washington, DC Anacostia High School

Midwest Conference[edit]

Team Location Home Field
Detroit Pride Detroit, Michigan
Iowa Crush West Des Moines, Iowa Valley High School
Madison Blaze Madison, Wisconsin Middleton High School
Minnesota Vixen Minneapolis-Saint Paul, Minnesota Simley High School
Tennessee Train Chattanooga, Tennessee Chattanooga Central High School

Central Conference[edit]

Team Location Home Field
Austin Yellow Jackets Austin, Texas House Park
Colorado Freeze Denver, Colorado Englewood High School
Houston Energy League City, Texas Veterans Memorial Stadium
Rocky Mountain Thunderkatz Colorado Springs, Colorado Fountain Middle School
Tulsa Threat Tulsa, Oklahoma Tulsa Memorial High School Lafortune Stadium
The Woodlands Wildcats The Woodlands, Texas Woodforest Bank Stadium

Pacific Conference[edit]

Team Location Home Field
Bakersfield Bombers Bakersfield, California
Carson Bobcats Carson, California
Nevada Storm Dayton, Nevada Dayton Valley High School
North County Stars San Diego, California Fallbrook Union College
Phoenix Phantomz Phoenix, Arizona ASU Prep High School
Sacramento Sirens Sacramento, California Hughes Stadium
Utah Falconz Murray, Utah Cottonwood High School

Affiliate Teams[edit]

Team Location Home Field
Albuquerque Avengers Albuquerque, New Mexico
Central Valley Mustangs Modesto, California Modesto Christian High School
Granite Grey Wolves New Hampshire
Knoxville Lightning Knoxville, Tennessee Austin East High School
Maine Mayhem Portland, Maine
New York Knockout Schenectady, New York
San Antonio Regulators San Antonio, Texas Wheatley Heights Sports Complex
Southern Tier Valkyrie Nashville, Tennessee

Inactive Teams for 2016[edit]

Team Location Home Field
California Quake Long Beach, California
Connecticut Wreckers Danbury, Connecticut
Nebraska Stampede Ralston, Nebraska Ralston High School
New Orleans Krewe New Orleans, Louisiana
Tucson Monsoon Tucson, Arizona
Ventura Black Widows Ventura, California Newbury Park High School
Wisconsin Warriors Greendale, Wisconsin Greendale High School

Former IWFL teams playing elsewhere[edit]

Champions[edit]

Tier I[edit]

  • 2001 — Austin Outlaws - Champion by record
  • 2002 — New York Sharks 24, Austin Outlaws 4
  • 2003 — Sacramento Sirens 41, New York Sharks 30
  • 2004 — Sacramento Sirens 29, New York Sharks 27
  • 2005 — Sacramento Sirens 9, Atlanta Xplosion 7
  • 2006 — Atlanta Xplosion 21, Detroit Demolition 14
  • 2007 — Detroit Demolition 17, Atlanta Xplosion 7
  • 2008 — Dallas Diamonds 35, Chicago Force 29
  • 2009 — Kansas City Tribe 21, D.C. Divas 18
  • 2010 — Boston Militia 39, Sacramento Sirens 7
  • 2011 — Atlanta Ravens 24, California Quake 22
  • 2012 — Montreal Blitz 28, Sacramento Sirens 27
  • 2013 — Carolina Phoenix 14, Houston Energy 0[1]
  • 2014 — Pittsburgh Passion 41, Houston Energy 7
  • 2015 — Pittsburgh Passion 41, Utah Falconz 37

Tier II[edit]

  • 2008 — Montreal Blitz 26, Clarksville Fox 6
  • 2009 — Wisconsin Warriors 42, Montreal Blitz 14
  • 2010 — Montreal Blitz 9, Bay Area Bandits 2
  • 2011 — Seattle Majestics 20, New England Intensity 0

Founders Bowl[edit]

  • 2012 — Carolina Phoenix 27, Portland Shockwave 0
  • 2013 — Montreal Blitz 55, Arlington Impact[2]
  • 2014 — Madison Blaze 31, Baltimore Nighthawks 14
  • 2015 — Carolina Phoenix 32, Madison Blaze 9

Affiliate Bowl[edit]

  • 2012 — Carolina Queens 18, Colorado Sting 0
  • 2013 — Carolina Queens 28, San Antonio Regulators 14
  • 2014 — Carolina Queens 28, Minnesota Vixens 22
  • 2015 — Detroit Pride 24, San Antonio Regulators 22

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