November 12, 2013
Gotham Girls Roller Derby of New York won their third consecutive Women’s Flat Track Derby Association Championship Nov. 10, the team’s fourth overall Championship title and the first under the new WFTDA division structure that went into effect this year. The Jet City Rollergirls, of Everett, Washington, won the inaugural Division 2 Championship game.
The 2013 WFTDA Championships was a three-day tournament featuring 12 Division 1 teams—including the first appearance by a non-U.S. team, the London Rollergirls – and four Division 2 teams. Held at the U.S. Cellular Arena in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, the tournament play kept fans on the edge of their seats as the top women’s flat track roller derby teams in the world displayed their skill and ferocity on the track.
The tournament MVP, selected by the WFTDA as someone who exemplifies the Real. Strong. Athletic. Revolutionary. values of our organization for her overall athleticism and leadership, was Bloody Mary of the Texas Rollergirls.
1st Place – Gotham Girls Roller Derby, New York, New York
2nd Place – Texas Rollergirls, Austin, Texas
3rd Place – B.ay A.rea D.erby Girls, San Francisco, California
4th Place – Denver Roller Dolls, Denver, Colorado
1st Place – Jet City Rollergirls, Everett, Washington
2nd Place – Santa Cruz Derby Girls, Santa Cruz, California
3rd Place – Blue Ridge Rollergirls, Asheville, North Carolina
4th Place – Sac City Rollers, Sacramento, California
For scores, game recaps and photos from the tournament, go to http://wftda.com/tournaments/2013/championships. Video archives of the WFTDA.tv coverage of the games will be posted this week.
Real. Strong. Athletic. Revolutionary.