Brian Ledford

2017 B-Team Champs Preview

2017 B-Team Champs Preview Photo Credit: Keith Ridge.

While both the WFTDA and the MRDA are set to present their respective International Championships over the next couple of weeks, ten North American-based developmental teams aim to claim their own national title this weekend.

2016 MRDA Championships Preview

2016 MRDA Championships Preview Photo credit: Regularman Photography -

The saying “Everything’s Bigger in Texas” is an apt describer for this weekend’s Men’s Roller Derby Association (MRDA) Championship tournament as this year’s cycle of the postseason contains king-sized narratives across the board.

LoneStar Showdown” launches this Saturday in North Richland Hills, Texas, with a slate of six games that builds to Sunday morning’s semifinal pairings, and the event’s ensuing trophy tussle later that night.

2016 MRDA Champs Seeding Announcement

2016 MRDA Champs Seeding Announcement Photo credit: Donna Olmstead Photography.

After weeks of speculation of which Men’s Roller Derby Association (MRDA) teams were going to be included in the governing body’s post-season tournament, the ten entrants, and their respective seeds, were finally revealed.

The MRDA 2016 Championships, “LoneStar Showdown,” takes place October 15-16 in North Richland Hills, Texas. The bracketed tournament, similar to last year’s configuration, launches with a pair of play-in games that precedes a quarterfinal round.

August 2016 MRDA Recap

August 2016 MRDA Recap Photo credit: Joe Mac.

Sanctioned action in August from the Men’s Roller Derby Association (MRDA) saw select teams jockey for potential seeds in the governing body’s upcoming post-season tournament, which included a menacing rankings’ upset that might re-arrange the hierarchy when the bracket is released later this month.

June 2016 MRDA Recap

June 2016 MRDA Recap Photo credit: Benma Photo.

Sanctioned games within the Men’s Roller Derby Association (MRDA) significantly picked up as the month of June continued, following our recap last month. In a three-week stretch that followed the 2016 Midwest BrewHaHa event, 46 sanctioned games were recorded, which included a plethora of multi-day events.