Based In: Tampa, Florida
Team Name: Tampa Tantrums
Year Founded: 2005
Joined WFTDA: 2007
Previous WFTDA Playoffs and Championships Appearances: South Central Region Playoffs – 2009 (9th), 2010 (6th), 2011 (9th)
2012 Season Record: 8-6 overall; 6-1 in region
7 Taz Maniac
9 Alli-Kat Scratch
18 Reeces Tear Ya to Pieces
21 Blaque Jac
50 FT Rojo Grande
68 Zoom Boom Pow
78 Bettie Kruger
80D Leia Flat
90 Little A
138 Lily the Kid
212 Lunch Lady
313 Liquor Possi
365 Lil Bit Breaker
500 T'erin Traxx
613 Flirtin W. Disaster
747 Sketch E Artist
1018 Tights N Sirens
DV8 Bella Trixx
X0 Tic Tac Toni
What's one little-known fact about Tampa?
We sing and do circus acts in our locker room before (and sometimes after) bouts. A popular quote for our team has become, "I didn't know I joined Roller Glee."
Who should we watch out for on the track during your appearance at the 2012 Playoffs and why?
Little A and Lunch Lady are both huge threats, whether they're blocking or jamming. We have some new additions since participating in playoffs last year, but the team is really well-rounded: we're hoping our teamwork will be what stands out, because we work hard at playing together and have a lot of heart.
What's your travel team's most memorable derby moment?
Looking back over many memorable moments, the best ones are all examples of teamwork. So here is one of our favorites: In the middle of playing Atlanta, one of our players lost a contact lens just as the jam started. She found the contact but it had been ripped in two. Since she didn't have her back-up contacts with her and can barely see without them, another Tantrum, without a second though, took a contact out of her eye to give to her. She put the contact in and both skaters continued to bout.
Who is the Tantrums’ biggest rival?
Tampa and Nashville have a longstanding rivalry, and they are Tampa's first bout at SC regionals.
Is there a fun fact about your coaching staff that you'd like to share?
Coach Shirley N Sane is in the Roller Skating Hall of Fame, which happens to be in Lincoln, NE, where South Central Playoffs are taking place. Bench Coach Candy Korn once changed out a player's broken truck during an official timeout, while that skater was in the penalty box.
Texas Rollergirls (#1), Atlanta Rollergirls (#2), and Kansas City Roller Warriors (#3) advance to 2012 Championships!
Jammer MVP The Merchant of Menace, Atlanta Rollergirls
Blocker MVP Wild Cherri, Atlanta Rollergirls
Original tournament seeding, as determined by 2012 2nd Quarter Rankings.
Remembering the 2011 South Central Playoffs, Show Me Der-B-Q...
September 30, 2011: WFTDA 2011 South Central Region Playoffs Day 1 Wrap Up
October 1, 2011: WFTDA 2011 South Central Region Playoffs Day 2 Wrap Up
October 2, 2011: Texas Rollergirls Win 2011 South Central Region Playoffs!
Real. Strong. Athletic. Revolutionary.