Old Capitol City Roller Girls

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Old Capitol City Roller Girls
League logo
Metro area Iowa City, IA
Country United States
Founded 2008
Teams All-Stars
Track type(s) Flat
Venue Coralville Marriott
Affiliations WFTDA
Org. type non-profit[1]
Website www.oldcapitolcityrollergirls.com

The Old Capitol City Roller Girls (OCCRG) is a roller derby league based in Iowa City, Iowa. Founded in 2008, the league currently consists of a single team which competes against teams from other leagues.

The league began practicing in late 2008.[2][3] In April 2010, it defeated the Des Moines Derby Dames travel team, for that league's first ever loss.[4]

Old Capitol City was accepted into the Women's Flat Track Derby Association Apprentice Program in October 2010,[5] and became a full member of the WFTDA in January 2012.[6]

OCCRG changed their name in 2015 to Old Capitol City Roller Derby in order to project more gender inclusiveness, at the same time as changed the league organization to a non-profit.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Uhl, Celine (19 March 2015). "New season, new name for Iowa City’s roller derby team". Little Village. Retrieved 19 April 2015. 
  2. ^ Ryan Suchomel, "Rollin' out again", Iowa City Press-Citizen, November 28, 2008
  3. ^ Meredith Hines-Dochterman, "Get out of their way", The Gazette, January 14, 2009
  4. ^ Aaron W. Jaco, "These dames get rough", Des Moines Register, April 14, 2010
  5. ^ "WFTDA Apprentice Program Welcomes 10 New Leagues", WFTDA, 5 October 2010
  6. ^ "WFTDA Adds Three New Members", WFTDA, 10 January 2012