Oklahoma City Roller Derby

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Oklahoma City Roller Derby
League logo
Metro area Oklahoma City, OK
Country United States
Founded 2006
Teams Tornado Alley Rollergirls (A team)
Lightning Broads (B team)
Track type(s) Flat
Venue Historic Farmers Market
Affiliations WFTDA
Website www.okcrd.com

Oklahoma City Roller Derby (OKCRD) is a women's flat track roller derby league based in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Founded in 2006, the league currently consists of two teams which compete against teams from other leagues.

The league was founded by eight local women in March 2006 as the "Tornado Alley Rollergirls".[1] More skaters joined in April, and the league grew rapidly.[2] By the end of the year, the league already had four teams comprising a total of around 40 skaters, and was bouting regularly.[3] However, in 2007, the majority of two of the teams left the league: most of the Cell Block 9 team founding the Red Dirt Rebellion banked track league, and most of the Victory Dolls forming the new Oklahoma Victory Dolls league.[1]

In 2008, the league adopted its current name, with Tornado Alley Rollergirls becoming a team name.[1] It was accepted into the Women's Flat Track Derby Association Apprentice Program in July 2010,[4] and became a full member of the WFTDA in March 2011.[5]

In January 2017, it was announced that the league was merging with Oklahoma Victory Dolls and the new organization would continue under the Oklahoma Victory Dolls name.[6]

Season Final ranking[7] Playoffs Championship
2011 27 SC[8] DNQ DNQ
2012 28 SC[9] DNQ DNQ
2013 100 WFTDA[10] DNQ DNQ
2014 135 WFTDA[11] DNQ DNQ
2015 110 WFTDA[12] DNQ DNQ
2016 DNQ DNQ

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "About OKCRD", OKCRD
  2. ^ Tony Pennington, "Down and derby", Norman Transcript, May 20, 2007
  3. ^ Alice Collinsworth, "Rolling in the new year", Edmond Sun, December 30, 2006
  4. ^ "WFTDA Apprentice Program welcomes 16 new leagues", 8 July 2010
  5. ^ "WFTDA Welcomes 6 New Members", WFTDA, 1 March 2011
  6. ^ "FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE". oklahomavictorydolls.com. 3 January 2017. Retrieved 4 January 2017. 
  7. ^ "Current Rankings", WFTDA
  8. ^ "Current Rankings". WFTDA. Archived from the original on 25 January 2012. Retrieved 4 January 2017. 
  9. ^ "Current Rankings". WFTDA. Archived from the original on 20 March 2013. Retrieved 4 January 2017. 
  10. ^ "Rankings: December 31, 2013 – WFTDA". wftda.com. WFTDA. Retrieved 4 January 2017. 
  11. ^ "Rankings: December 31, 2014 – WFTDA". wftda.com. WFTDA. Retrieved 4 January 2017. 
  12. ^ "Rankings: December 31, 2015 – WFTDA". wftda.com. WFTDA. Retrieved 4 January 2017.