No Coast Derby Girls

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No Coast Derby Girls
League logo
Metro area Lincoln, Nebraska
Country United States
Founded 2005
Teams Mad Maxines (A team)
Road Warriors (B team)
Track type(s) Flat
Venue

Ice Box (2015-Present)

Pershing Center (2005-2014)
Affiliations WFTDA
Website nocoastderbygirls.com

The No Coast Derby Girls is a women's flat track roller derby league based in Lincoln, Nebraska. Founded in 2005, the league currently consists of two mixed teams which compete against teams from other leagues. No Coast is a member of the Women's Flat Track Derby Association (WFTDA).

League history[edit]

The league was founded after a Lincoln-based band toured to Austin, Texas, and got to know a roller derby league there. This inspired Jackie Geist and her friends to establish No Coast[1] in Lincoln, the home of the National Museum of Roller Skating.[2]

Roughly 350 fans attended No Coast's first exhibition bout in 2005,[2] and the league played its first public bout in March 2006, attracting a crowd of around 2,000 fans.[3] In May 2007, No Coast was announced as a new member of the Women's Flat Track Derby Association (WFTDA).[4] Although the league initially had several of its own teams, these were later abolished, in order to focus on interleague play. As of 2016, No Coast fields two teams, the Mad Maxines (WFTDA A team) and the Road Warriors (B team).[5]

From the league's formation into 2014, No Coast played its games at the Pershing Center, where they were used to drawing up to 2700 fans for events.[6] Upon Pershing's closure in 2014, No Coast hosted at least one event that year at Pinnacle Bank Arena[6] before moving to the Ice Box.

WFTDA competition[edit]

In 2010, No Coast hosted the WFTDA South Central Regional Tournament at the Pershing Center,[7][8] billed as the "biggest roller derby weekend in Lincoln history".[8] No Coast themselves competed, entering the weekend as the eight seed and finishing in fifth place.[9][10]

No Coast hosted the South Central Regional Tournament again in 2012, also at the Pershing Center.[11] At the 2012 event, 7th seed No Coast finished the weekend in 5th place with a victory over 4th-seeded Nashville Rollergirls.[12]

No Coast has consistently qualified for WFTDA Playoffs every season since 2009.

Rankings[edit]

Season Final ranking[13] Playoffs Championship
2007 11 WFTDA[14] DNQ DNQ
2008 3 SC[15] DNQ DNQ
2009 8 SC[16] 8 SC[17] DNQ
2010 5 SC[18] 5 SC[10] DNQ
2011 6 SC[19] 6 SC[20] DNQ
2012 5 SC[21] 5 SC[12] DNQ
2013 27 WFTDA[22] 10 D1[23] DNQ
2014 37 WFTDA[24] 7 D1[25] DNQ
2015 27 WFTDA[26] 6 D1[27] DNQ
2016 37 WFTDA[28] 10 D1[29] DNQ

References[edit]

  1. ^ Cara Pesek, "Domesticated roller derby just for the grrrrls", Lincoln Journal Star, 27 August 2005
  2. ^ a b OVERMYER, KRYSTAL (8 November 2005). "No Coast Derby Girls revive historical sport". Daily Nebraskan. Retrieved 10 December 2016. 
  3. ^ Josh Swartzlander, "Roller Derby expo packs Pershing Center", Lincoln Journal Star, 25 March 2006
  4. ^ "WFTDA Newsletter - May 2007". WFTDA. Archived from the original on 12 May 2008. Retrieved 10 December 2016. 
  5. ^ "2016 Roster – No Coast Derby Girls". nocoastderbygirls.com. No Coast Derby Girls. Retrieved 10 December 2016. 
  6. ^ a b Klecker, Mara (14 June 2014). "Roller derby team to play at arena for first time". JournalStar.com. Lincoln Journal Star. Retrieved 10 December 2016. 
  7. ^ "August 2010 Featured League: No Coast Derby Girls", WFTDA, 1 August 2010
  8. ^ a b Mertes, Micha (6 October 2010). "Ready to roll: Pershing hosts regional derby tourney this weekend". JournalStar.com. Lincoln Journal Star. Retrieved 10 December 2016. 
  9. ^ "Amber Waves of Pain 2010 South Central Region Playoffs", WFTDA
  10. ^ a b Marshall, Justice Feelgood. "2010 South Central Region Playoffs Recaps | Derby News Network". Derby News Network. Retrieved 10 December 2016. 
  11. ^ Matteson, Cory (4 October 2012). "Roller derby tourney taking over Lincoln". JournalStar.com. Lincoln Journal Star. Retrieved 10 December 2016. 
  12. ^ 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 10 December 2016. 
  13. ^ "Current Rankings", WFTDA
  14. ^ "Current WFTDA Rankings", Derby News Network, October 2007
  15. ^ "Rankings – WFTDA". wftda.com. WFTDA. Archived from the original on 2 February 2009. Retrieved 8 December 2016. 
  16. ^ "Current Rankings". WFTDA. Archived from the original on 30 April 2010. Retrieved 10 December 2016. 
  17. ^ Marshall, Justice Feelgood (25 September 2009). "South Central Regionals Capsule Recaps | Derby News Network". Derby News Network. Retrieved 10 December 2016. 
  18. ^ "Current Rankings". WFTDA. Archived from the original on 2 March 2011. Retrieved 10 December 2016. 
  19. ^ "Current Rankings". WFTDA. Archived from the original on 25 January 2012. Retrieved 7 December 2016. 
  20. ^ "South Central 5th Place: 5SC Houston Survives 7SC No Coast’s Comeback, 173 – 157 | Derby News Network". 2 October 2011. Retrieved 10 December 2016. 
  21. ^ "Current Rankings". WFTDA. Archived from the original on 20 March 2013. Retrieved 10 December 2016. 
  22. ^ "Rankings: December 31, 2013". WFTDA. Retrieved 10 December 2016. 
  23. ^ "D1 Playoffs Richmond, VA Schedule and Scores - Women’s Flat Track Derby Association". wftda.org. WFTDA. Retrieved 10 December 2016. 
  24. ^ "Rankings: December 31, 2014 – WFTDA". wftda.com. WFTDA. Retrieved 10 December 2016. 
  25. ^ "Sept. 26-28 – Salt Lake City, Utah, USA - Women’s Flat Track Derby Association". wftda.org. WFTDA. Retrieved 10 December 2016. 
  26. ^ "Rankings: December 31, 2015 – WFTDA". wftda.com. WFTDA. Retrieved 10 December 2016. 
  27. ^ Fristoe, Chelsea (4 October 2015). "5th Place Game, Boston leads No Coast Roller Derby, 203-139". Derby Central. Retrieved 10 December 2016. 
  28. ^ "Rankings: December 31, 2016 – WFTDA". wftda.com. WFTDA. Retrieved 6 January 2017. 
  29. ^ "D1M: #9 Ohio ousts #7 No Coast, 227-188 | Derby Central". Derby Central. 25 September 2016. Retrieved 10 December 2016.