Magic City Misfits

2016 MRDA Champs: #1 St. Louis bewitches #8 Magic City, 250-54

2016 MRDA Champs: #1 St. Louis bewitches #8 Magic City, 250-54 Photo credit: David Houghton/Picnut Photography

NORTH RICHLAND HILLS, TX – The #8 Magic City Misfits took down the #9 seed San Diego by 49 points in the morning which earned them a second game in one day. In a quarterfinal match against #1 St. Louis GateKeepers, the Misfits from Jacksonville Florida, built strong defensive triangular formations, but were no match for the GateKeeper offense. In a game that didn’t quite match the lopsided score, St. Louis advanced in the bracket with a 250-54 win.

2016 MRDA Champs: #8 Magic City shakes #9 San Diego, 218-169

2016 MRDA Champs: #8 Magic City shakes #9 San Diego, 218-169 Photo credit: Matthew Becker Photography.

NORTH RICHLAND HILLS, TX – State Wars Champs Rematch: Team Florida versus Team California. #9 San Diego came to Texas looking to break the ground in two. As one of the teams amidst the Transfergate murmurs of 2016, the Aftershocks wanted to put a hard hit on the veteran #8 Magic City Misfits of Jacksonville, Florida.

Many of the players on both squads made up their respective state teams which met in the State Wars Championship bout in December 2015 where Florida came out on top. Magic City proved the strength of Florida’s talent and took their first game of the day, 218-169.

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.

2015 MRDA Champs: Day 2 Recap

2015 MRDA Champs: Day 2 Recap Photo by Mr. McWheely.

ST. LOUIS, MO- After Day 1 of the 2015 Men’s Roller Derby Association Championships went about as expected, Day 2 was full of exciting upsets, including the defeat of 3-time MRDA Champs Your Mom Mens’ Roller Derby. After the first 2 games of the day set teams for the final placement games, 2 consolation games were played before the 3rd place and 1st place matchups.

Over the weekend, the Men’s Roller Derby World Cup released which teams would be grouped together for the 2016 Cup in Calgary.