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The Big O Preview: Part 3 MRDA & JRDA

The Big O Preview: Part 3 MRDA & JRDA GateKeepers vs Bridgetown at 2015 MRDA Champs. Photo credit: Kit Ruff - ShutHerUp Photography. facebook.com/ShutHerUpPhotography

In addition to the WFTDA-sanctioned action featured this weekend at The Big O invitational in Eugene, Oregon, thirteen sanctioned games from the Men’s Roller Derby Association (MRDA) will be showcased at the fifth installment of the annual flat-track event, as well as 8 Junior Roller Derby games.

Both the defending MRDA champions and the league that placed third overall will be a part of the nine-team Big O complexion, six of which appeared at 2015’s post-season finale. Catch these games on WFTDA.tv and keep tabs on our Big O Central page (coming soon) for score updates and more. 

March 2016 MRDA Recap

March 2016 MRDA Recap Photo credit: © 2016 Duane Baker Photography. facebook.com/duane-baker-photography-133651703368942/

As the calendar year progressed, so did activity within the Men’s Roller Derby Association (MRDA) as nine sanctioned games were featured in March and select leagues were putting the final pieces into place for upcoming travel team aspirations.

February / March 2016 MRDA Recap

February / March 2016 MRDA Recap Photo credit: Len Rizzo

With February’s reveal of the location for the 2016 championships of the Men’s Roller Derby Association, seeds are now planted for upcoming MRDA campaigns and hope springs eternal amongst competing leagues. Read on for more of what’s brewing this quarter, and what’s already transpired…

2016 Team USA Men’s Roller Derby Roster Announced

2016 Team USA Men’s Roller Derby Roster Announced Team USA at the 2014 Men's World Cup. Photo credit: John Hesse. facebook.com/john.hesse.902

In its quest to win its second consecutive trophy at the 2016 Men’s Roller Derby World Cup, Team USA Men’s Roller Derby revealed its charter Monday. The line-up of twenty skaters and two alternates that will compete in July features 11 members that hoisted hardware at the inaugural tournament held in England two years ago.

2015 MRDA Champs Preview

2015 MRDA Champs Preview Photo by Donna Olmstead Photography.

The marquee event for the Men’s Roller Derby Association (MRDA) takes place this weekend as the governing body fetes the 2015 MRDA Championships, “River City Rumble,” at Midwest Sport Hockey in Ballwin, Missouri. Launching on Saturday, narratives heading into the two-day tussle include the defending champions seeking a “four-peat,” the second-seeded host aiming for its first trophy hoist, a plethora of hard-charging teams aiming to be supplemented into the gold medal mix and an overhaul of the tournament’s total complexion.