Jet City Roller Derby

Jet City Roller Derby (JCRD) is a women's flat track roller derby league based in Everett, Washington. Founded in 2006, Jet City is a member of the Women's Flat Track Derby Association (WFTDA).[1]

Jet City Roller Derby
Metro areaEverett, Washington
CountryUnited States
Founded2006
TeamsBombers (A team)
Aviators
Skyraiders
Track type(s)Flat
VenueShoreline Derby Center
AffiliationsWFTDA
Org. typeNon-profit
Websitewww.jetcityrollerderby.com

History

Jet City was founded as Jet City Rollergirls in July 2006 by four friends,[2][3] who were inspired after watching the Rat City Rollergirls,[4] who held an exhibition game at the Everett Events Center in March of that year in front of 5000 people.[5] By mid-2007, when they held their first exhibition bout,[6] they already had around 60 skaters.[2] They played their first full season in 2008,[6] and became a full member of the Women's Flat Track Derby Association the following year.[7]

The league initially played in a 900-seat venue at Everett Community College, but moved to its larger 2,000-seat venue in 2011, which they regularly sold out.[8] As of 2017, Jet City hosted games at Shoreline Derby Center in Shoreline[9] and the league consisted of four home teams, as well as an all-star team which competed against teams from other leagues in WFTDA competition.

In January 2018 the league announced it was rebranding as Jet City Roller Derby, and coalescing its home teams into two B teams.[10]

WFTDA competition

Jet City first qualified for WFTDA Playoffs in 2010, as the seventh seed at that year's WFTDA Western Regional Tournament,[11] where they finished in seventh place, capped by a 149-95 victory over Tucson Roller Derby.[12] In 2011, Jet City was the eighth seed at the Western Regional and again played in the seventh place game, this time losing 140-105 to Sacred City Derby Girls to finish in eighth place.[13]

After missing Playoffs in 2012, Jet City returned to the new Division 2 Playoffs in 2013 in Des Moines, Iowa, entering the weekend as the fifth seed.[14] After victories over DC Rollergirls and Fabulous Sin City Rollergirls, Jet City took first place in the tournament with a 208-113 win against Blue Ridge Rollergirls[15] and also qualified for WFTDA Championships for the first time. At Championships, Jet City defeated Santa Cruz Derby Girls 195-194 to claim the first Division 2 title.[16] In 2014, Jet City moved up to Division 1 Playoffs as the eighth seed and finished in ninth, finishing with a 183-133 win over SoCal Derby.[17] Jet City returned to Division 2 in 2015 at Cleveland as the eighth seed and finished in seventh by beating Oklahoma Victory Dolls 179-137.[18] In 2016, a loss to Brandywine eliminated top-seeded Jet City from eligibility for Division 2 Championships, but they secured third place at Wichita with a 132-118 victory over Nashville Rollergirls.[19] Jet City again qualified for the Division 2 Playoffs and Championship in 2017 as the fourth seed in Pittsburgh, and finished the weekend in sixth place.[20]

In 2018, Jet City qualified for the WFTDA North American West Continental Cup held in Omaha, Nebraska as the seventh seed, and after losing their opening game finished in the consolation round.[21]

Rankings

Season Final ranking[22] Playoffs Championship
2010 7 W[23] 7 W[12] DNQ
2011 8 W[24] 8 W[13] DNQ
2012 10 W[25] DNQ DNQ
2013 36 WFTDA[26] 1 D2[15] 1 D2[16]
2014 42 WFTDA[27] 9 D1[17] DNQ
2015 59 WFTDA[28] 7 D2[18] DNQ
2016 44 WFTDA[29] 3 D2[19] DNQ
2017 40 WFTDA[30] N/A 6 D2[20]
2018 62 WFTDA[31] CR CC NA West[21] NA
  • CR = consolation round

References

  1. "Jet City Roller Derby – WFTDA". wftda.com. WFTDA. Retrieved 21 March 2017.
  2. "Some skaters choose wheels before blades", Lynwood Enterprise, 10 August 2007
  3. Pan, David (3 March 2008). "Jet City Rollergirls come from all walks of life | HeraldNet.com". HeraldNet.com. The Herald. Retrieved 21 March 2017. Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |publisher= (help)
  4. Troy, Garrett (7 February 2008). "Derby girls don't cry: The aggressive face of women on the skate track". The Daily of the University of Washington. The Daily of the University of Washington. Retrieved 22 March 2017. Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |publisher= (help)
  5. Beekman, Dan (16 August 2006). "A Smash on Skates | HeraldNet.com". HeraldNet.com. The Herald. Retrieved 24 March 2017. Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |publisher= (help)
  6. "JCRG History", JCRG
  7. Keary, Polly (14 February 2011). "Pink Pistol: Sultan grad now a Jet City Roller Girl". www.monroemonitor.com. Monroe Monitor. Archived from the original on 1 April 2012. Retrieved 24 March 2017. Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |publisher= (help)
  8. Wippel, Teresa (20 February 2017). "Jet City Rollergirls Season 10, Bout 4". MLTnews.com. Retrieved 24 March 2017.
  9. "Exciting Changes Ahead After 11 Seasons of Jet City Roller Derby | Jet City Roller Derby". jetcityrollerderby.com. Jet City Roller Derby. 18 January 2018. Retrieved 7 April 2018.
  10. "Rollin' on the River 2010 West Region Playoffs - Women's Flat Track Derby Association". wftda.org. WFTDA. Retrieved 24 March 2017.
  11. Marshall, Justice Feelgood (1 October 2010). "2010 West Region Playoffs Recaps | Derby News Network". Derby News Network. Retrieved 24 March 2017. Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |publisher= (help)
  12. "West 7th Place: 7W Sacred City Denies 8W Jet City, 140-105 | Derby News Network". Derby News Network. 25 September 2011. Retrieved 24 March 2017. Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |publisher= (help)
  13. "D2 Playoffs Des Moines, IA Schedule and Scores - Women's Flat Track Derby Association". wftda.org. WFTDA. Retrieved 24 March 2017.
  14. Wise, Beck (19 August 2013). "D2DM 1st place: Jet City Flies Past Blue Ridge, 208-113 | Derby News Network". Derby News Network. Retrieved 24 March 2017. Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |publisher= (help)
  15. Deadwards, Lisa (11 November 2013). "D2C 1st: Jet City Crashes Santa Cruz, 195-194 | Derby News Network". Derby News Network. Retrieved 24 March 2017. Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |publisher= (help)
  16. Simonis, Josie (5 October 2014). "D1C: Jet City (#8) Flies By SoCal Derby (#10), 183-133 | Derby Central". Derby Central. Retrieved 24 March 2017.
  17. "WFTDA D2 Playoffs: Cleveland". Derby Central. 26 August 2015. Retrieved 24 March 2017.
  18. Deadwards, Lisa (21 August 2016). "D2W: #1 Jet City lands 3rd place over #3 Nashville, 132-118". Derby Central. Retrieved 24 March 2017.
  19. "2017 WFTDA D2 Tournaments: Pittsburgh Central". Derby Central. 26 August 2017. Retrieved 5 January 2018.
  20. "Canberra Roller Derby League Wins 2018 WFTDA Continental Cup – North America West – WFTDA". wftda.com. WFTDA. 28 August 2018. Retrieved 1 February 2019.
  21. "Current Rankings", WFTDA
  22. "Current Rankings". WFTDA. Archived from the original on 2 March 2011. Retrieved 24 March 2017.
  23. "Current Rankings". WFTDA. Archived from the original on 25 January 2012. Retrieved 24 March 2017.
  24. "Current Rankings". WFTDA. Archived from the original on 20 March 2013. Retrieved 24 March 2017.
  25. "Rankings: December 31, 2013 – WFTDA". wftda.com. WFTDA. Retrieved 24 March 2017.
  26. "Rankings: December 31, 2014 – WFTDA". wftda.com. WFTDA. Retrieved 24 March 2017.
  27. "Rankings: December 31, 2015 – WFTDA". wftda.com. WFTDA. Retrieved 24 March 2017.
  28. "Rankings: December 31, 2016 – WFTDA". wftda.com. WFTDA. Retrieved 24 March 2017.
  29. "Rankings: December 31, 2017 – WFTDA". wftda.com. WFTDA. Retrieved 5 January 2018.
  30. "Rankings: December 31, 2018 – WFTDA". wftda.com. WFTDA. Retrieved 1 February 2019.
Preceded by
New tournament
WFTDA Division 2 Championship winners
2013
Succeeded by
Detroit Derby Girls
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