Men's Roller Derby Association

Men's Roller Derby Association
Sport Roller derby
Founded 2007 (as Men's Derby Coalition)
Country  Canada
 France
 United Kingdom
 United States
 Australia
Most recent
champion(s)
St. Louis GateKeepers
Most titles Your Mom Men's Derby (3)
Official website www.mensrollerderbyassociation.com

The Men's Roller Derby Association (MRDA) is the international governing body of men's flat track roller derby. It was founded in 2007 under the name Men's Derby Coalition (renamed to Men's Roller Derby Association in 2011[1]), and currently has 60 men's leagues under its jurisdiction.[2] MRDA member leagues play using the rules of Flat-Track Roller Derby originally designed by the WFTDA.[3]

Member leagues

The association has 58 member leagues:[4][5]

League Metro area Admitted Notes
Arizona Men's DerbyPhoenix, AZ25 July 2012[6]
Austin AnarchyAustin, TX9 March 2015[4]
Barrow InfernosBarrow-in-Furness, UK
Big O Roller BrosOmaha, NE12 October 2013[7]
Bisman BomberzBismarck, ND
Brisbane City RollersBrisbane, QLD
Capital City HooligansSpringfield, IL25 February 2014[8]
Capital District Trauma AuthorityAlbany, NY15 February 2012[9]
Carolina WreckingballsColumbia, SC25 July 2012[6]
Chicago Bruise BrothersChicago, IL12 October 2013[7]
Cincinnati Battering RamsCincinnati, OH12 October 2013[7]
Collision Men's DerbyRaleigh, NC25 February 2014[8]
Connecticut Death QuadsWaterbury, CT2008[10]
Cowtown ButchersKansas City, MO4 August 2011[11]
Crash Test BrummiesBirmingham, UK
Denver Ground ControlDenver, CO9 March 2015[4]
Drive-By City RollersLos Angeles, CA24 December 2012[12]
Glenmore Reservoir DogsCalgary, AB12 October 2013[7]
Green Bay SmackersGreen Bay, WI25 July 2012[6]
Harm City Roller DerbyBaltimore, MDNovember 2007[13]
Hitmen of Manatee CountySarasota, FL16 July 2013[14]
The Inhuman LeagueSheffield, England12 October 2013[7]
Jersey Boys Roller DerbySpringfield, NJ
Lane County ConcussionEugene, OR15 February 2012[9]
Lincolnshire Rolling ThunderLincoln, England
Magic City MisfitsJacksonville, FL1 September 2010[15]
Manchester Roller DerbyManchester, England24 December 2012[12]New Wheeled Order (travel team) and Chaos Engine
Mass Maelstrom Roller DerbyLancaster, MA25 October 2011[16]
Milton Keynes Quads of WarMilton Keynes, UK
Milwaukee BlitzdkriegMilwaukee, WI24 December 2012[12]
Minnesota Men's Roller DerbyMinneapolis-St. Paul, MN25 October 2011[16]Twin Cities Terrors (travel team)
Montréal Men's Roller DerbyMontreal, QC24 December 2012[12]Mont Royals (travel team), La Poutine de Montréal
Mountain State Cutthroat MafiaSalt Lake City, UT16 July 2013[14]Formerly known as Uinta Madness
New York Shock ExchangeNew York, NYNovember 2007[13]
OKC WolfpackOklahoma City, OK
Ottawa Slaughter SquadOttawa, ON
Panam SquadParis, France
Philadelphia HooligansPhiladelphia, PA14 July 2014Affiliate of Penn Jersey Roller Derby
Pioneer Valley Roller DerbyNorthampton, MANovember 2007[13]Has a female team as well
Portland Men's Roller DerbyPortland, OR28 December 2011[17]Travel team known as Bridgetown Menace.[18]
Puget Sound Outcast DerbyTacoma, WA5 July 2010[19]
Quadfathers Men's Roller DerbyUtica, NY27 June 2011[20]
Race City RebelsIndianapolis, IN10 September 2010[21]
Red Deer DreadnaughtsRed Deer, AB1 December 2013[22]
Rock City RiotFargo-Moorhead, ND27 June 2011[20]
Roller Derby ToulouseToulouse, France1 December 2013[22]Team known as Quad Guards
San Diego AftershocksSan Diego, CA
St. Louis GateKeepersSt. Louis, MO1 September 2010[15]
Sioux City Korn StalkersSioux City, IA11 July 2011[23]
South Wales SiluresCardiff, UK
Southern Discomfort Roller DerbyLondon, UK24 December 2012[12]
Star City OffenseSalem, OR
Sydney City SMASHSydney, NSW9 March 2015[4]
Tampa Bay Men's Roller DerbyTampa Bay, FL25 July 2012[6]
Texas OutlawsDenton, TX25 February 2014[8]Formerly the Denton County Outlaws
Toronto Men's Roller DerbyToronto, ON9 March 2015[4]
Tulsa Derby MilitiaTulsa, OK1 December 2013[22]
Tyne and Fear Roller DerbyNewcastle-upon-Tyne, England12 October 2013[7]
Vancouver MurderVancouver, BC
Vermont Men's Roller DerbyBurlington, VT3 October 2011[24]Formerly the Burlington Bomb Quads
Wirral Roller Derby- Pack AnimalsWirral, England1 December 2016
Your Mom Men's DerbyDes Moines, IA27 June 2011[20]
Victoria Men's Roller Derby Melbourne, Australia 20 November 2016[25]

Championships

The MRDA organises annual championships.

YearDateVenueChampionSecondThird
201017 OctoberHagerstown, MarylandNew York Shock ExchangePioneer Valley Dirty DozenHarm City Homicide
201122 OctoberOld Bethpage, New YorkNew York Shock ExchangePuget Sound Outcast DerbyMagic City Misfits
20122021 OctoberBallwin, MissouriYour Mom Men's DerbySt. Louis GateKeepersNew York Shock Exchange
20131920 OctoberSioux City, IowaYour Mom Men's DerbyNew York Shock ExchangeSt. Louis GateKeepers
20141920 OctoberSeattle, WashingtonYour Mom Men's DerbySt. Louis GateKeepersNew York Shock Exchange
20151718 OctoberSt. Louis, MOSt. Louis GateKeepersYour Mom Men's DerbyTexas Men's Roller Derby
20161516 OctoberDallas, TXSt. Louis GateKeepersYour Mom Men's DerbyTexas Men's Roller Derby
20171315 OctoberCwmbran, WalesSt. Louis GatekeepersBridgetown MenaceSan Diego Aftershocks

The first Championship was held on 17 October 2010, New York Shock Exchange defeating the Pioneer Valley Dirty Dozen in the final.[26] The second installment, the first to be held under the MRDA name, was contested on 22 October 2011 by the six top-ranked men's leagues,[27] New York managing to defend their title with a narrow win over Puget Sound.[28]

The 2012 Championships were won by Your Mom Men's Derby, who beat St. Louis by a single point, 136-135 in the final, having trailed for almost the entire bout.[29] They won the 2013 tournament by a larger margin, beating New York 249 to 130 in the final.[30] The 2014 final was again won by Your Mom Men's Derby, this time beating St. Louis GateKeepers. The 2015 Championship once again saw Your Mom Men's Derby vs. the St. Louis GateKeepers. The GateKeepers won by a score of 188 to 121.

References

  1. "Men's Roller Derby Association debuts in 2011!". Retrieved 28 December 2011.
  2. "Men's Roller Derby Leagues".
  3. "MRDA Releases MRDA Branded Version of WFTDA's Rules". Retrieved 13 May 2013.
  4. 1 2 3 4 5 "THE MEN'S ROLLER DERBY ASSOCIATION WELCOMES FOUR NEW MEMBER LEAGUES". MRDA. 9 March 2015. Retrieved 9 October 2015.
  5. "Men's Roller Derby Leagues", MRDA
  6. 1 2 3 4 "MRDA Now Expands to 25 Leagues", MRDA, 25 July 2012
  7. 1 2 3 4 5 6 "The MRDA Continues to Grow", Men's Roller Derby Association, 12 October 2013
  8. 1 2 3 Lane County Concussion, "COLLISION ACCEPTED INTO THE MEN’S ROLLER DERBY ASSOCIATION (MRDA)", 7 March 2014
  9. 1 2 "Lane County Concussion and Capital District Trauma Authority Join MRDA", MRDA, 15 February 2012
  10. "Harm City Homicide", Sportsvite
  11. "Cowtown Butchers Join the Men's Roller Derby Association", MRDA, 4 August 2011
  12. 1 2 3 4 5 "MRDA Goes International With Its Six New Members", MRDA, 24 December 2012
  13. 1 2 3 Chelsey Pollock, "Flamboyant, full-contact -- and dead serious", Hampshire Gazette, 9 August 2009
  14. 1 2 "MRDA Expands to 34 Member Leagues", Men's Roller Derby Association, 16 July 2013
  15. 1 2 "The Men's Derby Coalition Announces Its Newest Members: St. Louis GateKeepers and the Magic City Misfits Archived 2010-09-21 at the Wayback Machine.", Men's Derby Coalition, 1 September 2010
  16. 1 2 "Three Top Men's Teams Join the MDC Archived 2011-07-14 at the Wayback Machine.", Men's Derby Coalition, 25 October 2010
  17. "Portland Men's Roller Derby Joins MRDA", MRDA, 28 December 2011
  18. "Portland Men's Roller Derby Website, 11 September 2013
  19. "Puget Sound Joins The Men's Derby Coalition Archived 2010-09-21 at the Wayback Machine.", Men's Derby Coalition, 5 July 2010
  20. 1 2 3 "MRDA Reopens Membership and Announces 3 New Member Leagues Archived 2012-02-26 at the Wayback Machine.", 27 June 2011
  21. "The Men's Derby Coalition Announces Its 8th Member League: Race City Rebels from Indianapolis, Indiana Archived 2010-09-18 at the Wayback Machine.", Men's Derby Coalition, 10 September 2010
  22. 1 2 3 "The MRDA Announces New Member Leagues", MRDA, 1 December 2013
  23. "Sioux City Joins Men's Roller Derby Association Archived 2011-07-14 at the Wayback Machine.", MRDA, 11 July 2011
  24. "Ozarks Derby Brigade and Burlington Bomb Quads Join MRDA Archived 2012-02-26 at the Wayback Machine.", MRDA, 3 October 2011
  25. "The Men's Roller Derby Association announces a new member league!". Men's Roller Derby Association. 2016-11-16. Retrieved 2017-02-25.
  26. Justice Feelgood Marshall, "New York Wins First MDC Championship Match Archived 2011-05-25 at the Wayback Machine.", Derby News Network, 20 October 2010
  27. Justice Feelgood Marshall, "Preview: MRDA Championships Archived 2011-12-29 at the Wayback Machine.", Derby News Network, 21 October 2011
  28. Dainty Inferno, "MRDA Championship: (2) New York Defeats (4) Puget Sound for 2nd Straight Men's Title, 143-133 Archived 2011-10-28 at the Wayback Machine.", Derby News Network, 26 October 2011
  29. Justice Feelgood Marshall, "MRDA Championship: #1 Your Mom Edges #2 St. Louis, 136-135, for 2012 MRDA Title Archived 2012-10-28 at the Wayback Machine.", Derby News Network, 22 October 2012
  30. Lex Talionis, "Your Mom Repeats MRDA Triumph Archived 2013-10-21 at the Wayback Machine.", Derby News Network, 21 October 2013

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