Nashville Rollergirls

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Nashville Rollergirls
League logo
Metro area Nashville, Tennessee
Country United States
Founded 2006
Teams Music City All Stars (A team)
Music City Brawl Stars (B team)
Track type(s) Flat
Venue Nashville Municipal Auditorium
Affiliations WFTDA
Website Nashville Rollergirls.com

Nashville Rollergirls (NRG) is a women's flat-track roller derby league based in Nashville, Tennessee. Nashville Rollergirls is a member of the Women's Flat Track Derby Association (WFTDA).[1]

History and structure[edit]

The league was founded in 2006[2] and became a member of the WFTDA in 2008.[3] In the league's early years games were held at the Tennessee State Fairground Sports Arena, where by 2010 they were averaging 1,200 fans at games, before moving to the Nashville Municipal Auditorium.[3]

Nashville Rollergirls has two travel teams. The Music City All Stars are the premier travel team featuring the top skaters of the league. The Music City Brawl Stars are the B-team showcasing up-and-coming skaters.[4]

WFTDA competition[edit]

The Nashville Rollergirls first qualified for WFTDA Playoffs in 2009, entering the WFTDA South Central Regional Tournament as the sixth seed and finishing in sixth place with a 126-66 loss to the Atlanta Rollergirls.[5] In 2010, Nashville was the fifth seed at the South Central Regional, and came up against Atlanta again, this time in the third-place game, and won 132-73 to qualify for WFTDA Championships for the first time.[6] At Championships in Chicago in November, Nashville lost to the Oly Rollers 214-53 in the opening round and was eliminated.[7] At the 2011 South Central Regional, with a score of 213-38 Nashville again defeated Atlanta to finish in third place and qualify for Championships.[8] At Championships, Nashville did not make it past the first round again, this time eliminated by Rocky Mountain Rollergirls by a score of 198-58.[9] In 2012, Nashville was the fourth seed at the South Central Regional Playoff, but fell to a sixth place finish after losing the fifth place game to No Coast Derby Girls 152-126.[10]

In 2013, the WFTDA moved to a top-40 Division system for Playoffs, and Nashville qualified at the Division 1 level for the tournament in Asheville, North Carolina where they entered as the eighth seed and finished in eighth place after a 200-131 loss to Oklahoma Victory Dolls.[11] At the 2014 Division 1 Playoff in Evansville, Indiana, Nashville was the eighth seed but moved up to a sixth-place finish, culminating with a narrow 183-180 loss to Arizona Roller Derby.[12] In 2015, Nashville dropped into Division 2 Playoffs at Detroit as the top seed and won the tournament with a 194-189 victory over Sacred City Derby Girls, and also qualified for the Division 2 Championship in St. Paul, Minnesota.[13] At Championships, Nashville rematched with Sacred City and fell 211-163 to finish in second place.[14] Nashville returned to Division 2 Playoffs in 2016 at Wichita as the third seed, and finished in fourth place with a 132-118 loss to Jet City Rollergirls.[15]

Rankings[edit]

Nashville Rollergirls at the 2011 WFTDA Championships
Season Final ranking[16] Playoffs Championship
2008 11 SC[17] DNQ DNQ
2009 6 SC[18] 6 SC[5] DNQ
2010 3 SC[19] 3 SC[6] R1[7]
2011 3 SC[20] 3 SC[8] R1[9]
2012 6 SC[21] 6 SC[10] DNQ
2013 39 WFTDA[22] 8 D1[11] DNQ
2014 31 WFTDA[23] 6 D1[12] DNQ
2015 39 WFTDA[24] 1 D2[13] 2 D2[14]
2016 55 WFTDA[25] 4 D2[15] DNQ

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Nashville Rollergirls – WFTDA". wftda.com. WFTDA. Retrieved 30 March 2017. 
  2. ^ Morris, Joe (8 June 2016). "Nashville Rollergirls' Lady Fury Takes Us Inside Roller Derby". Parthenon Publishing. Retrieved 30 March 2017. 
  3. ^ a b Krimm, Sara (8 July 2010). "Calling all able-bodied, loud-mouthed Music City sports fans — the Nashville Rollergirls need you this weekend at Municipal Auditorium". Nashville Scene. Retrieved 30 March 2017. 
  4. ^ "Nashville Rollergirls". www.nashvillerollergirls.com. Retrieved 31 March 2017. 
  5. ^ a b Marshall, Justice Feelgood (25 September 2009). "South Central Regionals Capsule Recaps | Derby News Network". Derby News Network. Retrieved 31 March 2017. 
  6. ^ a b Marshall, Justice Feelgood (8 October 2010). "2010 South Central Region Playoffs Recaps | Derby News Network". Derby News Network. Retrieved 31 March 2017. 
  7. ^ a b Marshall, Justice Feelgood (5 November 2010). "2010 WFTDA Championships Recaps | Derby News Network". Derby News Network. Retrieved 31 March 2017. 
  8. ^ a b Marshall, Justice Feelgood (2 October 2011). "South Central 3rd Place: 3SC Nashville Locks Down 4SC Atlanta, 213-38 | Derby News Network". Derby News Network. Retrieved 31 March 2017. 
  9. ^ a b "Championships Opening Round: 2W Rocky Mountain Eliminates 3SC Nashville, 198-58 | Derby News Network". Derby News Network. 12 November 2011. Retrieved 31 March 2017. 
  10. ^ a b Talionis, Lex (7 October 2012). "SC 5th Place: 7SC No Coast Stuns 4SC Nashville, 152-126 | Derby News Network". Derby News Network. Retrieved 31 March 2017. 
  11. ^ a b Marshall, Justice Feelgood (22 September 2013). "D1A 7th: (9) Oklahoma Repeats on (8) Nashville, 200-131 | Derby News Network". Derby News Network. Retrieved 31 March 2017. 
  12. ^ a b "Schedule and Scores - Women’s Flat Track Derby Association". wftda.org. WFTDA. Retrieved 31 March 2017. 
  13. ^ a b Fristoe, Chelsea (31 August 2015). "D2D 1st Place: #1 Nashville Breaks #2 Sacred City 194-189". Derby Central. Retrieved 31 March 2017. 
  14. ^ a b Berrick, Genevieve D (10 November 2015). "D2 Champs 1st Place: Sacred City turns the tables on Nashville, 211-163". Derby Central. Retrieved 31 March 2017. 
  15. ^ a b Deadwards, Lisa (21 August 2016). "D2W: #1 Jet City lands 3rd place over #3 Nashville, 132-118". Derby Central. Retrieved 31 March 2017. 
  16. ^ "Current Rankings", WFTDA
  17. ^ "Rankings – WFTDA". wftda.com. WFTDA. Archived from the original on 2 February 2009. Retrieved 31 March 2017. 
  18. ^ "Current Rankings". WFTDA. Archived from the original on 30 April 2010. Retrieved 31 March 2017. 
  19. ^ "Current Rankings". WFTDA. Archived from the original on 2 March 2011. Retrieved 31 March 2017. 
  20. ^ "Current Rankings". WFTDA. Archived from the original on 25 January 2012. Retrieved 31 March 2017. 
  21. ^ "Current Rankings". WFTDA. Archived from the original on 20 March 2013. Retrieved 31 March 2017. 
  22. ^ "Rankings: December 31, 2013". WFTDA. Retrieved 31 March 2017. 
  23. ^ "Rankings: December 31, 2014 – WFTDA". wftda.com. WFTDA. Retrieved 31 March 2017. 
  24. ^ "Rankings: December 31, 2015 – WFTDA". wftda.com. WFTDA. Retrieved 31 March 2017. 
  25. ^ "Rankings: December 31, 2016 – WFTDA". wftda.com. WFTDA. Retrieved 31 March 2017. 

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