Men's Roller Derby Association

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]

Men's Roller Derby Association
SportRoller derby
Founded2007 (as Men's Derby Coalition)
Country Canada
 France
 United Kingdom
 United States
 Australia
 Spain
 Belgium
 Chile
 Mexico
 Finland
 Sweden
Most recent
champion(s)
St. Louis GateKeepers
Most titlesSt. Louis GateKeepers (5)
Official websitewww.mrda.org

Member leagues

The association has 75 member leagues:[4]

League Metro area Admitted Notes
Atlanta Men's DerbyAtlanta, GA22 February 2017
Austin AnarchyAustin, TX19 February 2015[5]
Barrow InfernosBarrow-in-Furness, UK13 August 2014
Bototos BandidosVina del Mar, Chile24 October 2018[6]
Bridgetown Roller DerbyPortland, OR20 December 2011[7]Travel team known as Bridgetown Menace.[8]; formerly known and "Portland Men's Roller Derby"
Brisbane City RollersBrisbane, QLD29 June 2015
Capital City Derby DoodsOttawa
Capital City HooligansSpringfield, IL24 February 2014[9]
Capital District Trauma AuthorityAlbany, NY27 January 2012[10]
Carolina WreckingballsColumbia, SC7 July 2012[11]
Casco Bay Roller DerbyPortland, ME1 March 2016[11]
Chicago Bruise BrothersChicago, IL8 October 2013[12]
Chinhook City Roller DerbyCalgary, AB08 October 2013
Cincinnati Battering RamsCincinnati, OH12 October 2013[12]
Cleveland Men's Roller DerbyCleveland, OH20 March 2016
Collision Men's DerbyRaleigh, NC22 February 2014[9]
Crash Test BrummiesBirmingham, UK20 May 2015
Dakota Men's Roller DerbyFargo, ND23 June 2011
Denver Ground ControlDenver, CO5 March 2015[5]
Derby Club Le Cres Lattes MontpellierMontpellier, FranceOften called "Kamiquadz"
Detroit Men's Roller DerbyDetroit, MI06 July 2016
East Anglo SmacksonsNorfolk, England
Flour City FearRochester, NY31 January 2017
Golden State HeatLos Angeles, CA24 December 2012[13]formerly known as "Drive-By City Rollers"
Glasgow Men's Roller DerbyGlasgow, Scotland
Granite City BrawlersAberdeen, Scotland
Harm City Men's DerbyBaltimore, MDNovember 2007[14]formerly known as "Harm City Roller Derby"
Helsinki Coast QuadsHelsinki, Finland
Houston Men's DerbyHouston, TX
Inhuman League, TheSheffield, England8 October 2013[12]
Lane County ConcussionEugene, OR11 February 2012[10]
Light City Derby
Lincolnshire Rolling ThunderLincoln, England16 July 2014
MadRiders Men's Roller DerbyMadrid, Spain2 June 2019[15]
Magic City MisfitsJacksonville, FL1 September 2010[16]
Manchester Roller DerbyManchester, England20 December 2012[13]New Wheeled Order (travel team) and Chaos Engine
Manneken BeastsBrussels, Belgium6 July 2016
Mass Maelstrom Roller DerbyLancaster, MA25 October 2010[17]
Men's Roller Derby JapanTokyo, Japan11 August 2017usually known as "Ninjapan"
Minnesota Men's Roller DerbyMinneapolis-St. Paul, MN25 October 2010[17]Twin Cities Terrors (travel team)
Mohawk Valley Roller DerbyRome, NY23 June 2011
Montréal Men's Roller DerbyMontreal, QC13 December 2012[13]Mont Royals (travel team), La Poutine de Montréal
New Orleans Brass Roller DerbyNew Orleans, LA10 May 2016
North Wales Roller DerbyMaes Hyfryd, Flint, Wales24 October 2018
Nottingham Roller DerbyNottingham, England16 September 2015Often called "Super Smash Brollers"
OKC WolfpackOklahoma City, OK22 December 2014
Orcet Roller DerbyOrcet, France2 June 2019[18]
Panam SquadParis, France20 May 2015
Philadelphia HooligansPhiladelphia, PA24 June 2014Affiliate of Penn Jersey Roller Derby
Pioneer Valley Roller DerbyNorthampton, MANovember 2007[14]Has a female team and an all/no gender team as well
Pittsburgh Blue StreaksPittsburgh, PA06 March 2017
Puget Sound Outcast DerbySeattle, WA5 July 2010[19]Membership is from the greater Puget Sound area of Washington state
Quadfathers Men's Roller DerbyUtica, NY27 June 2011[20]
Race City RebelsIndianapolis, IN10 September 2010[21]
Roller Derby ToulouseToulouse, France4 November 2013[22]Team known as Quad Guards
San Diego AftershocksSan Diego, CA22 December 2014
St. Louis GateKeepersSt. Louis, MO10 September 2010[16]
Skaters Grimm, TheAntioch, CA
South Wales SiluresCardiff, UK
Southern Discomfort Roller DerbyLondon, UK20 December 2012[13]
Sydney City SMASHSydney, NSW5 March 2015[5]
Tampa Bay Men's Roller DerbyTampa Bay, FL16 July 2012[11]
Tampere Rollin' BrosTampere, Finland04 December 2015
Texas Men's Roller DerbyDenton, TX26 January 2014[9]Formerly the Denton County Outlaws; Formerly Texas Outlaws
Thunderquads Roller Derby MasculinoBuenos Aires, Argentina
Toronto Men's Roller DerbyToronto, ON19 February 2015[5]
Track'AssociationTours, France
Tyne and Fear Roller DerbyNewcastle-upon-Tyne, England8 October 2013[12]
Vancouver MurderVancouver, BC15 November 2014
Varsity Derby LeagueCanberra, Australia
Victoria Men's Roller DerbyMelbourne, Australia26 August 2016[23]
West Swedish Roller Derby Society (VSRDS)Gothenburg, Sweden16 June 2016
Wheels of MayhemMexicali, Mexico23 August 2016
Wirral Roller Derby- Pack AnimalsWirral, England1 December 2016
Wisconsin United Roller DerbyMadison, WI20 December 2012[13]Formerly known as Milwaukee Blitzdkrieg and Wisconsin Men's Roller Derby
Your Mom Men's DerbyDes Moines, IA15 June 2011[20]

Inactive Leauges:

League Metro area Admitted Notes
Arizona Men's DerbyPhoenix, AZ25 July 2012[11]
Big O Roller BrosOmaha, NE12 October 2013[12]
Bisman BomberzBismarck, ND
Connecticut Death QuadsWaterbury, CT2008[24]
Cowtown ButchersKansas City, MO4 August 2011[25]
Green Bay SmackersGreen Bay, WI25 July 2012[11]
Hitmen of Manatee CountySarasota, FL16 July 2013[26]
Jersey Boys Roller DerbySpringfield, NJ
Milton Keynes Quads of WarMilton Keynes, UK
Mountain State Cutthroat MafiaSalt Lake City, UT16 July 2013[26]Formerly known as "Uinta Madness"
New York Shock ExchangeNew York, NYNovember 2007[14]
Ottawa Slaughter SquadOttawa, ON
Red Deer DreadnaughtsRed Deer, AB1 December 2013[22]
Rock City RiotFargo-Moorhead, ND27 June 2011[20]
Sioux City Korn StalkersSioux City, IA11 July 2011[27]
Star City OffenseSalem, OR
Tulsa Derby MilitiaTulsa, OK1 December 2013[22]
Vermont Men's Roller DerbyBurlington, VT3 October 2011[28]Formerly the Burlington Bomb Quads

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, MissouriSt. Louis GateKeepersYour Mom Men's DerbyTexas Men's Roller Derby
20161516 OctoberDallas, TexasSt. Louis GateKeepersYour Mom Men's DerbyTexas Men's Roller Derby
20171315 OctoberCwmbran, WalesSt. Louis GateKeepersBridgetown MenaceSan Diego Aftershocks
201812-14 OctoberSalem, OregonSt. Louis GateKeepersPortland Men's Roller DerbyRoller Derby Toulouse
20191113 OctoberDenver, ColoradoSt. Louis GateKeepersMagic City MisfitsTexas Men's Roller Derby

The first Championship was held on 17 October 2010, New York Shock Exchange defeating the Pioneer Valley Dirty Dozen in the final.[29] 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,[30] New York managing to defend their title with a narrow win over Puget Sound.[31]

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.[32] They won the 2013 tournament by a larger margin, beating New York 249 to 130 in the final.[33] 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.

In 2018 the St Louis GateKeepers won MRDA champs for a record fourth year in a row, after defeating Bridgetown Menace 162-150. This was also the first year a non-American team won Bronze at the Championships.

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. "MEMBER LEAGUES". MRDA. 13 October 2019. Retrieved 13 October 2019.
  5. "THE MEN'S ROLLER DERBY ASSOCIATION WELCOMES FOUR NEW MEMBER LEAGUES". MRDA. 9 March 2015. Retrieved 9 October 2015.
  6. "MRDA Welcomes new member league – Bototos Bandidos – Viña del Mar, Chile", Men's Roller Derby Association, 12 April 2019
  7. "Portland Men's Roller Derby Joins MRDA", MRDA, 28 December 2011
  8. " Portland Men's Roller Derby Website, 11 September 2013
  9. Lane County Concussion, "COLLISION ACCEPTED INTO THE MEN’S ROLLER DERBY ASSOCIATION (MRDA)", 7 March 2014
  10. "Lane County Concussion and Capital District Trauma Authority Join MRDA", MRDA, 15 February 2012
  11. "MRDA Now Expands to 25 Leagues", MRDA, 25 July 2012
  12. "The MRDA Continues to Grow", Men's Roller Derby Association, 12 October 2013
  13. "MRDA Goes International With Its Six New Members", MRDA, 24 December 2012
  14. Chelsey Pollock, "Flamboyant, full-contact -- and dead serious", Hampshire Gazette, 9 August 2009
  15. "MRDA Welcomes 2 new members leagues – MadRiders Men’s Roller Derby, Spain and Orcet Roller Derby, France", Men's Roller Derby Association, 2 June 2019
  16. "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
  17. "Three Top Men's Teams Join the MDC Archived 2011-07-14 at the Wayback Machine", Men's Derby Coalition, 25 October 2010
  18. "MRDA Welcomes 2 new members leagues – MadRiders Men’s Roller Derby, Spain and Orcet Roller Derby, France", Men's Roller Derby Association, 2 June 2019
  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. "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. "The MRDA Announces New Member Leagues", MRDA, 1 December 2013
  23. "The Men's Roller Derby Association announces a new member league!". Men's Roller Derby Association. 2016-11-16. Retrieved 2017-02-25.
  24. "Harm City Homicide", Sportsvite
  25. "Cowtown Butchers Join the Men's Roller Derby Association", MRDA, 4 August 2011
  26. "MRDA Expands to 34 Member Leagues", Men's Roller Derby Association, 16 July 2013
  27. "Sioux City Joins Men's Roller Derby Association Archived 2011-07-14 at the Wayback Machine", MRDA, 11 July 2011
  28. "Ozarks Derby Brigade and Burlington Bomb Quads Join MRDA Archived 2012-02-26 at the Wayback Machine", MRDA, 3 October 2011
  29. Justice Feelgood Marshall, "New York Wins First MDC Championship Match Archived 2011-05-25 at the Wayback Machine", Derby News Network, 20 October 2010
  30. Justice Feelgood Marshall, "Preview: MRDA Championships Archived 2011-12-29 at the Wayback Machine", Derby News Network, 21 October 2011
  31. 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
  32. 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
  33. 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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