Cincinnati Sizzle

The Cincinnati Sizzle is a women's professional full-contact/tackle football team from Cincinnati, Ohio. The team was established in 2003, by former Cincinnati Bengals running back Ickey Woods. Steve Sherman is the current owner of the Cincinnati Sizzle, as of the 2018 season, with Pam Schreiner as President. Michelle Terrel continues in her 15th year as General Manager. The regular season spans from April to July. Currently the home games are played at Walnut Hills High School (Cincinnati).

Cincinnati Sizzle
LeagueUnited States Women's Football League
Team historyNWFA (2005-2008)
WFA (2009-2014)
USWFL (2015-2016)
WFA (2017-present)
Based inCincinnati, Ohio
StadiumWoodward High School
ColorsPurple, Orange, Gold
OwnerSteven Sherman
Head coachLamonte Springs
Division titles1

The Sizzle played in the National Women's Football Association (NWFA) for 4 seasons 2005 to 2008. Later joined the Women's Football Alliance (WFA) in 2009 to 2014. In the 2013 WFA season the Cincinnati Sizzle made its first ever playoff appearance as a first-round wild-card match-up against the Pittsburgh Passion. By the 2014 season the Women's Football Alliance (WFA) had 63 teams across the United States making it the largest-ever women's tackle football league in the world.

In 2015, the Cincinnati Sizzle joined the United States Women's Football League (USWFL) formerly the Women's Spring Football League (WSFL) and won the semi-finals playoff rival game against West Virginia. In 2016, the Cincinnati Sizzle ranked no. 2 at the beginning of the post season and hosted their first ever semifinal playoff game against Memphis Tn Legacy at Woodward High School. The Cincinnati Sizzle beat the New England Nightmare 30-6 and claimed their first national title in the 2016 United States Women's Football League Championship Game played on Saturday, July 30, 2016 in Horn Lake, Mississippi. As of 2017, Cincinnati Sizzle plays in the Women's Football Alliance (WFA) .


SeasonWLTFinishPlayoff results
Cincinnati Sizzle (NWFA)
200526015th Northern--
20063502nd Northern Northwest--
20070804th Southern North--
20084403rd Southern East--
Cincinnati Sizzle (WFA)
20091705th National Mid-Atlantic--
20100804th National Central--
20114403rd National North Central--
20120803rd National North Central--
20134502nd National North CentralLost National Conference Wild Card (Pittsburgh)
20140803rd National Mideast--
2017300North Atlantic Division--
Cincinnati Sizzle (USWFL)
20153403rd NorthernWon Freedom Bowl (West Virginia)
2016810Won League Semifinal (TN)
Won USWFL Championship (New England)

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Season schedule

Date Opponent Home/Away Result
April 30 West Virginia Wildfire Home W
May 7 Erie Illusion Home W
May 14 West Virginia Wildfire Away W
May 21 Bye Bye
June 4 Memphis Tn Legacy Home W
June 11 Southern Indiana Storm Home W
June 18 Erie Illusion Away W
June 25 Memphis Tn Legacy Away L

Post Season schedule

Date Opponent Home/Away Result
July 16 BYE Bye
July 23 Memphis Tn Legacy Home W

Championship schedule

Date Opponent Home/Away Result
July 30 New England Nightmare Away W 30-16


Season schedule

Date Opponent Home/Away Result
April 1 Tennessee Train Home W 46-12
April 8 Music City Mizfits Away W 36-8
April 15 Bye Bye
April 22 Derby City Dynamite Home W 50-34
April 29 Flint City Riveters Home
May 6 Music City Mizfits Home
May 13 Bye Bye
May 20 Derby City Dynamite Away
May 27 Flint City Riveters Away
June 3 Huntsville Tigers Away W 1-0

Post Season schedule

Date Opponent Home/Away Result


  1. Rozendaal, Neal. The Women's Football Encyclopedia. p. 162. ISBN 978-0-9970637-0-7.
  2. Rozendaal, Neal. "The Women's Football Encyclopedia - 2016 Addendum" (PDF). Retrieved 22 January 2017.

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