Sac City Rollers

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Sac City Rollers
League logo
Metro area Sacramento, CA
Country United States
Founded 2006
Teams Capital Punishers (A team)
Folsom Prison Bruisers (B team)
River City Regulators (C team)
Jailhouse Brats (junior)
Track type(s) Flat
Venue The Rink
Affiliations WFTDA
Website saccityrollers.com

Sac City Rollers (SCR) is a women's flat track roller derby league based in Sacramento, California. Founded in 2006, Sac City Rollers is a member of the Women's Flat Track Derby Association (WFTDA).[1]

History and structure[edit]

The league was founded by two friends: Christine Galindo, known as "Devil Doll", and Nicole Kennedy, known as "Loco Coco". They saw the Rollergirls television show, and immediately decided to form a local league. Within a couple of months, it had sixty skaters,[2] and it was playing bouts before the end of the year.[3]

By 2011, the league had more than 100 skaters, and regularly sold out its 700-capacity venue.[4]

Sac City was accepted into the Women's Flat Track Derby Association Apprentice Program in April 2011,[5] and became a full member of the WFTDA in June 2012.[6]

SCR currently consists of three teams which compete against teams from other leagues, and a junior roller derby team for co-ed skaters aged 8-17. Sac City also has rec league programs for women and adults that introduce new skaters to roller derby.

WFTDA competition[edit]

The Sac City Capital Punishers first qualified for WFTDA Playoffs in 2013 at the Division 2 tournament in Kalamazoo, Michigan, at which they finished in second place, losing the title game to Santa Cruz Derby Girls, 230-185.[7] At that year's WFTDA Championships, Sac City lost the bronze medal game 215-188 to Blue Ridge Rollergirls to finish in fourth place at the Division 2 level.[8] In 2014, Sac City qualified for Division 2 Playoffs again as they were ranked at 58 overall with the June 30 ranking,[9] but declined their invitation (as did Sacramento's other WFTDA-member league, Sacred City Derby Girls that year) citing injuries and family obligations, which would have resulted in the team skating short.[10] Sac City returned to Division 2 Playoffs in 2015 as the eighth seed and finished in seventh place by defeating Emerald City Roller Girls 199-184.[11] At the 2016 Lansing Division 2 tournament, Sac City was the second seed but after a weekend of upsets finished in seventh place, defeating Cincinnati Rollergirls 220-174.[12]

Rankings[edit]

Season Final ranking[13] Playoffs Championship
2012 18 W[14] DNQ DNQ
2013 40 WFTDA[15] 2 D2[7] 4 D2[8]
2014 82 WFTDA[16] DNP[10] DNQ
2015 53 WFTDA[17] 7 D2[11] DNQ
2016 54 WFTDA[18] 8 D2[12] DNQ

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Sac City Rollers – WFTDA". wftda.com. WFTDA. Retrieved 31 March 2017. 
  2. ^ Rachel Leibrock, "Big wheels", Sacramento Bee, March 13, 2006
  3. ^ Abbe Smith, "Derby team roll in to Mother Lode", The Union Democrat, November 6, 2006
  4. ^ Rik Keller, "Sac City Rollers: Shamrock Slam photo essay", Sacramento Press, March 13, 2011
  5. ^ "12 Leagues Accepted into Apprentice Program", WFTDA, 13 April 2011
  6. ^ "Nine Leagues Become Full WFTDA Members", WFTDA, 1 June 2012
  7. ^ a b Talionis, Lex (25 August 2013). "D2K 1st: Santa Cruz Gilds Sac City, 230-185 | Derby News Network". Derby News Network. Retrieved 31 March 2017. 
  8. ^ a b "D2C 3rd: Blue Ridge Climbs Sac City, 215-188 | Derby News Network". Derby News Network. 10 November 2013. Retrieved 31 March 2017. 
  9. ^ "Rankings: June 30, 2014 – WFTDA". wftda.com. WFTDA. Retrieved 31 March 2017. 
  10. ^ a b Deadwards, Lisa (18 July 2014). "The B-Roll: July 18, 2014 | Derby News Network". Derby News Network. Retrieved 31 March 2017. 
  11. ^ a b Stroyder, Ida (30 August 2015). "D2D 7th Place: Sac City polishes off Emerald City, 199-184". Derby Central. Retrieved 31 March 2017. 
  12. ^ a b Deadwards, Lisa (28 August 2016). "D2L 7th Place: #2 Sac City Punishes #4 Cincinnati, 220-174". Derby Central. Retrieved 31 March 2017. 
  13. ^ "Current Rankings", WFTDA
  14. ^ "Rankings – WFTDA". wftda.com. WFTDA. Archived from the original on 3 March 2013. Retrieved 31 March 2017. 
  15. ^ "Rankings: December 31, 2013". WFTDA. Retrieved 31 March 2017. 
  16. ^ "Rankings: December 31, 2014 – WFTDA". wftda.com. WFTDA. Retrieved 31 March 2017. 
  17. ^ "Rankings: December 31, 2015 – WFTDA". wftda.com. WFTDA. Retrieved 31 March 2017. 
  18. ^ "Rankings: December 31, 2016 – WFTDA". wftda.com. WFTDA. Retrieved 31 March 2017.