Team Name: Minnesota All-Stars
Based In: St. Paul, Minnesota, USA
Joined WFTDA: Founding member
2014 Lost in First Round at Championships
2013 4th Place, D1 Asheville
2012 Lost in Quarterfinals at Championships
2011 Lost in Quarterfinals at Championships
2010 Lost in First Round at Championships
2009 7th Place, North Central
2008 9th Place, Eastern
2007 Lost in Quarterfinals, Eastern
2006 4th Place at Championships
2015 Season Record: 3-4
16 Ida SockHer
172 Shiva Shankn
1764 Madame de Stompadour
1837 Diamond Rough (C)
2 Fannie Tanner
28 Scarmen Hellectra
3 Jacked Pipes
32 Manila Ice
422 Polly Punchkin
480 Winona Collider
5 Yekaterina Lapitsky
667 Shiver Me Kimbers
719 Bully Jean
727 Hurtrude Stein
8 Smoka Hontas
84 Rhea Volt
9 Second Hand Smoke
Coaches: Boombay Safire, Max Becker
What was the turning point for your league to make it to Playoffs this season?
It's hard to think of a turning point that pushed us into Playoffs this year. We have a lot of fresh talent ready to tackle the WFTDA. It was great to start the season with a big win over longtime rival, Windy City. And then there was our most recent trip to Los Angeles where we played Angel City and then a game with LA Derby Dolls on the banked track. These were motivational moments for us in the sense that they showed us what we need to work on and what we can expect in Playoffs.
Has your league experienced any retirements, transfers or injuries in the past year that have made a substantial difference in your league’s play and performance?
We had a lot of changes in our jamming rotation, MNRG's beloved skaters Harmony Killerbruise moved to St. Louis, MEDUSA retired, Slambda Phage moved back to New York, Crowella DeVille retired, as did L'exi Cuter. Buzz Tightrear, who is a formidable blocker is also out this travel season. This has made it possible for skaters who have been on the team to really step up on the track. We've really seen this as an opportunity to show how deep our program is.
Does your league have a motto, or words that it lives by?
Ha! Yes, Winter is Coming. November in Minnesota can be cold, bring your coat (insert picture of John Snow with the wind blowing in his hair and his big crow coat here).
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