Rockford Rage

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Rockford Rage
League logo
Metro area Rockford, IL
Country United States
Founded 2006
Teams All Stars
Track type(s) Flat
Venue Indoor Sports Center
Affiliations WFTDA
Website rockfordrage.com

Rockford Rage is a women's flat track roller derby league based in Rockford, Illinois. Founded in 2006, the league consists of a single team which competes against teams from other leagues. Rockford is a member of the Women's Flat Track Derby Association (WFTDA).[1]

History[edit]

The league was founded in mid-2006 by Rebecca Engebretson and others,[2][3] with its first practices held in the parking lot of a Borders bookstore.[4] Its first bout was played in December, 2006, an interleague contest between the Demolition Dolls and the Screw City Slammers, teams which have since been disbanded. The bout attracted 650 fans.[5] In 2009, the league attracted attention for its abandonment of smoking breaks.[6]

Rockford was accepted into the Women's Flat Track Derby Association Apprentice Program in September 2009,[7] and became a full member of the WFTDA in June 2010.[8]

WFTDA rankings[edit]

Season Final ranking[9] Playoffs Championship
2011 27 NC[10] DNQ DNQ
2012 33 NC[11] DNQ DNQ
2013 NR[12] DNQ DNQ
2014 NR[13] DNQ DNQ
2015 NR[14] DNQ DNQ
2016 238 WFTDA[15] DNQ DNQ
  • NR = no final ranking assigned this year

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Rockford Rage Women's Roller Derby – WFTDA". wftda.com. WFTDA. Retrieved 28 December 2017. 
  2. ^ Westphal, Melissa (9 August 2006). "Cruisin' for a bruisin'". Rockford Register Star. Rockford Register Star. Retrieved 28 December 2017. 
  3. ^ "Rockford Rage Roller Derby team takes on Aurora April 26 | | The Rock River Times". rockrivertimes.com. 23 April 2014. Retrieved 28 December 2017. 
  4. ^ James, Mandy. "10 Things You Didn't Know About the Rockford Rage". 97ZOK Online. WZOK. Retrieved 28 December 2017. 
  5. ^ Gurman, Sadie (4 December 2006). "A sport of fantasy, savage grace". Rockford Register Star. Rockford Register Star. Retrieved 28 December 2017. 
  6. ^ "Roller derby team ditches smoke breaks for fitness", Bloomington Pantagraph, July 31, 2009
  7. ^ "Apprentice Leagues", WFTDA [version of 16 November 2009]
  8. ^ "WFTDA welcomes 11 new members, adds new regions", WFTDA, 17 June 2010
  9. ^ "Current Rankings", WFTDA
  10. ^ "Current Rankings". WFTDA. Archived from the original on 25 January 2012. Retrieved 28 December 2017. 
  11. ^ "Current Rankings". WFTDA. Archived from the original on 20 March 2013. Retrieved 28 December 2017. 
  12. ^ "Rankings: December 31, 2013". WFTDA. Retrieved 28 December 2017. 
  13. ^ "Rankings: December 31, 2014 – WFTDA". wftda.com. WFTDA. Retrieved 28 December 2017. 
  14. ^ "Rankings: December 31, 2015 – WFTDA". wftda.com. WFTDA. Retrieved 28 December 2017. 
  15. ^ "Rankings: December 31, 2016 – WFTDA". wftda.com. WFTDA. Retrieved 28 December 2017.