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USA Roller Derby
USA Roller Derby logo.jpg
Founded 2011
Colors

Red, white and blue

              
Head coach Drew Flowers aka 'OMG WTF' and 'Tim Burns aka 'Dirt Monkey'
Manager Katie Mae Peters aka Vivien LeighEmOut
Championships 2
2011 Roller Derby World Cup
2014 Roller Derby World Cup
Broadcasters Derby News Network

USA Roller Derby represents the United States in international roller derby, in events such as the Roller Derby World Cup. The team's first international competition was the 2011 Roller Derby World Cup, where it finished in first place after defeating Team Canada in the final.[1] During the time period referenced here, it was known as "Team USA". A trademark challenge from the United States Olympic Committee led to the change to the name "USA Roller Derby" after the team's last international appearance.

Team roster[edit]

2017 team roster[edit]

On October 5, 2016, the roster for the 2017 team was announced as follows: (skaters home league at time of announcement):[2]

Name League
Jennifer Adkins “Trauma” Texas Rollergirls
Tracy Akers Denver Roller Derby
Cassie Beck Rat City Rollergirls
Rachel Bockheim “Jackie Daniels” Texas Rollergirls
Hillary Buscovick “Scald Eagle” Rose City Rollers
Jessica Chestnut Rose City Rollers
Lauren Corry “Caf Fiend” Gotham Girls Roller Derby
Roxy Dallas Gotham Girls Roller Derby
Raquel Davila “Satan’s Little Helper” Angel City Derby Girls
Aja Gair “Barbara Ambush” Texas Rollergirls
Jennifer Gaskins “Snot Rocket Science” Jacksonville RollerGirls
Tess Harrison “Baller Shot Caller” Atlanta Rollergirls
Erin Jackson Jacksonville RollerGirls
Nadia Kean “Smarty Pants” Texas Rollergirls
Laci Knight Angel City Derby Girls
Lynn Klas “Juke Boxx” London Rollergirls
Sarah McKemie “Sexy Slaydie” Gotham Girls Roller Derby
Loren Mutch Rose City Rollers
Lacey Ramon “Carmen Getsome” Rat City Rollergirls
Jes Rivas Rose City Rollers
Jessica Rodriguez Peiffer “Licker N Split” Rose City Rollers
Shaina Serelson Victorian Roller Derby League
Vanessa Sites “V-Diva” Gotham Girls Roller Derby
Jacqueline Thermitus “Blacque Jac” Atlanta Rollergirls
Nicole Williams “Bonnie Thunders” Gotham Girls Roller Derby

2014 team roster[edit]

Logo used 2011-2014

On October 15, 2013, the roster for the 2014 World Cup team was announced by Derby News Network as follows (skater's home league at time of announcement listed):[3]

Name League
Julie Adams Denver Roller Dolls
Tracy Akers Denver Roller Dolls
Laura Mann "Amanda Jamitinya" B.ay A.rea D.erby Girls
Atomatrix Arizona Roller Derby
Baller Shot Caller Gold Coast Derby Girls
Bonnie Thunders Gotham Girls Roller Derby
Carmen Getsome Rat City Rollergirls
Donna Matrix Gotham Girls Roller Derby
Fifi Nomenon Texas Rollergirls
Fisti Cuffs Gotham Girls Roller Derby
Jackie Daniels Windy City Rollers
Juke Boxx Minnesota RollerGirls
Mercy Rose City Rollers
Mick Swagger Gotham Girls Roller Derby
OMG WTF Gotham Girls Roller Derby
Onda Sligh Oly Rollers
Pfister, Melanie Wasatch Roller Derby
Polly Gone Texas Rollergirls
Jes Rivas Denver Roller Dolls
Scald Eagle Rose City Rollers
Second Hand Smoke Minnesota RollerGirls
Shaina Serelson Denver Roller Dolls
Sexy Slaydie Gotham Girls Roller Derby
Shenita Stretcher Philly Roller Derby
Smarty Pants Texas Rollergirls
Snot Rocket Science Steel City Roller Derby
Suzy Hotrod Gotham Girls Roller Derby
Teflon Donna Philly Roller Derby
Trauma Kansas City Roller Warriors
Urrk'n Jerk'n (as Booty Block Ya) Denver Roller Dolls
VanEssa "V-Diva" Sites Philly Roller Derby
Wild Cherri Atlanta Rollergirls

2011 team roster[edit]

After a series of tryout camps[4] held throughout 2011 by tournament founder and sponsor Blood and Thunder Magazine, the U.S. team's roster was announced August 4 of that year[5] as follows (home leagues of skaters at time of 2011 World Cup shown; * denotes alternate):

Name League
Addy Rawl* Queen City Roller Girls
Laura Mann "Amanda Jamitinya" Rocky Mountain Rollergirls
Atomatrix Oly Rollers
Bonnie Thunders Gotham Girls Roller Derby
Claire D. Way Boston Derby Dames
DeRanged Rocky Mountain Rollergirls
Donna Matrix Gotham Girls Roller Derby
Fisti Cuffs Gotham Girls Roller Derby
Frida Beater Rocky Mountain Rollergirls
Jamsterella* Fort Myers Derby Girls
Joy Collision Charm City Rollergirls
Juke Boxx Minnesota RollerGirls
Heather Juska Denver Roller Dolls
Little A Tampa Bay Derby Darlins
Medusa Minnesota RollerGirls
Psycho Babble Rocky Mountain Rollergirls
Racer McChaseHer* Detroit Derby Girls
Sassy Oly Rollers
Sexy Slaydie Gotham Girls Roller Derby
Shenita Stretcher Philly Rollergirls
Smarty Pants Texas Rollergirls
Snot Rocket Science Steel City Derby Demons
Soulfearic Acid Rose City Rollers
Suzy Hotrod Gotham Girls Roller Derby
Tannibal Lector Oly Rollers
Teflon Donna Philly Rollergirls
Tracy Akers Denver Roller Dolls
Urrk'n Jerk'n Rocky Mountain Rollergirls
V-Diva Dutchland Rollers
Varla Vendetta Windy City Rollers
White Flight Rose City Rollers
Wildberry Punch* Mad Rollin' Dolls

2011 staff[edit]

  • Head Coach: Buster Cheatin'
  • Assistant Coach: Bonnie D.Stroir
  • Team Manager: Rhino
  • Team Manager: Endless Justin
  • Fundraiser and Merchandise Manager: Vivien Leigh-Em-Out

The team's first practice was held in Denver, Colorado at the Rocky Mountain Rollergirls' War House on November 14, 2011, the Monday following the WFTDA National Championships. A limited number of VIP and general admission tickets were sold, however no press were admitted.

2012 staff[edit]

  • Head Coach: Buster Cheatin'
  • Assistant Coach: Endless Justin
  • Team Manager: Rhino
  • Team, Fundraising, and Merchandise Manager: Vivien Leigh-Em-Out

2014 staff[edit]

  • Head Coach: Buster Cheatin'
  • Assistant Coach: Endless Justin
  • Assistant Coach: Joshua Pfenning
  • Team, Fundraising, and Merchandise Manager: Vivien Leigh-Em-Out

2016 staff[edit]

  • Head Coach: Drew Flowers
  • Assistant Coach: Tim Burns
  • Team, Fundraising, and Merchandise Manager: Vivien Leigh-Em-Out

2011 Roller Derby World Cup[edit]

The team then known as "Team USA"'s first international action took place December 1 through 4, 2011, at the premiere Roller Derby World Cup, held in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The U.S., one of 13 nations competing, began group play at the tournament in Group C, along with teams representing New Zealand and Scotland.[6] The U.S. won both of its group bouts, defeating New Zealand 377 to 8 on the first day of the tournament,[7] and Scotland on the second day, 435 to 1.[8] On the night of the tournament's first day, the USA staged an exhibition bout, dividing its large roster into two teams nicknamed the Stars and the Stripes.[9]

By virtue of the large point spread for the U.S. in their group bouts, the team was seeded first overall for the remainder of the tournament,[8] and earned a bye past the first elimination round. In the quarter finals, the U.S. faced New Zealand for the second time, winning this time by a score of 437 to 8.[10] In the semi final, the U.S. defeated Team Australia 532 to 4, in what was both the highest score and largest margin of victory for the entire tournament.[11] In the final of the tournament, the U.S. defeated Team Canada 336 to 33.[1] Joy Collision was voted MVP for the U.S. at the World Cup.[12]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "U.S. pummels Canada to win roller derby title". Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. 4 December 2011. Retrieved 7 December 2011. 
  2. ^ Deadwards, Lisa (5 October 2016). "USA Roller Derby 2017 Charter & Updates". Derby Central. Retrieved 6 October 2016. 
  3. ^ Tallionis, Lex (15 October 2013). "2013-14 Team USA Roster Revealed". Derby News Network. Retrieved 6 October 2016. 
  4. ^ "DNN: World Cup Tryouts Continue". Derby News Network. Derby News Network. Retrieved 8 December 2011.  |first1= missing |last1= in Authors list (help)
  5. ^ "Team USA Announces 28-Skater Roster". Derby News Network. Derby News Network. Retrieved 7 December 2011.  |first1= missing |last1= in Authors list (help)
  6. ^ Reynolds, Hurt (19 November 2011). "Roller Derby World Cup Groups Set". Derby News Network. Retrieved 1 October 2012. 
  7. ^ Marshall, Justice Feelgood (1 December 2011). "World Cup: USA Hammers New Zealand, 377-8". Derby News Network. Retrieved 1 October 2012. 
  8. ^ a b Talionis, Lex (2 December 2011). "World Cup: USA Buries Scotland, 435-1". Derby News Network. Retrieved 1 October 2012. 
  9. ^ Derby Nerd (9 December 2011). "Going Global: First Roller Derby World Cup Thrills". The Derby Nerd. Retrieved 1 October 2012. 
  10. ^ Marshall, Justice Feelgood (3 December 2011). "World Cup: (1) USA Flattens (9) New Zealand, 470-8". Derby News Network. Retrieved 1 October 2012. 
  11. ^ Marshall, Justice Feelgood (4 December 2011). "World Cup Semifinal: (1) USA Dominates (4) Australia, 532-4". Derby News Network. Retrieved 1 October 2012. 
  12. ^ titmouse (6 December 2011). "USA win first ever Roller Derby World Cup!". Toronto Roller Derby. Retrieved 1 October 2012.