WFTDA Champs

2017 D1 Champs: #6 Texas defeats #16 Minnesota, 280-153

2017 D1 Champs: #6 Texas defeats #16 Minnesota, 280-153 Photo credit: Derby With Recess. facebook.com/DerbyWithRecess

PHILADELPHIA, PA – Texas and Minnesota faced off earlier this year at the Big O where the Texecutioners took the win, 193-133. This time around Texas found the great wall of St. Paul a bit more permeable while strengthening their own defense to earn a final win, 280-153.

2017 WFTDA D1 Champs: #1 Victoria bests #9 Montréal, 253-99

2017 WFTDA D1 Champs: #1 Victoria bests #9 Montréal, 253-99 Photo credit: Derby With Recess. facebook.com/DerbyWithRecess

PHILADELPHIA, PA – After narrowly advancing to the quarterfinals, Montréal fell to Victoria 253-99 in a defensively tough but exciting match up. Victoria controlled the game from the outset but Montréal had their own shining moments. Victoria remained disciplined and cohesive throughout the game, relying on their signature defense and trusted their jammers to navigate the pack with little assistance.

Montréal struggled to adapt to a different style of play than they faced in their previous game. They were often slow to change from offense to defense, or from regular pack play to a power jam–hesitations that hindered them from fully taking advantage of the few situations where Victoria was vulnerable.

2017 WFTDA D1 Championships Central

2017 WFTDA D1 Championships Central Photo credit: Derby With Recess. facebook.com/DerbyWithRecess

Hosted by Philly Roller Derby, the 2017 WFTDA Division 1 Championships are upon us with 12 teams converging in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to decide who is the best of the best. Gotham has had their legendary run with the Hydra, and now Rose City has kept it for two years in a row. Many think the trophy will end up down under while others hope to see it go a mile high. Ultimately, with the way the bracket fell into place this season, we will at least get a different matchup for the final game.

The annual November Championship tournament is only a Division 1 bracket this year since D2’s Playoffs and Champs were all in one weekend back in August in Pittsburgh, PA. Catch up on how each of the 12 D1 teams did this season, and how they are looking in their first-round matchups with Part 1 and Part 2 of our weekend preview.

The S.S. Roller Derby sails into Champs

HAPPY FALL! The S.S. Roller Derby set sail a little early this month, because we’re just that excited to share the new episode with you all. Plus! We found ourselves a proper recording studio, so things are sounding a lot better aboard this ship, if we do say so ourselves.

Champs Through the Eyes of a Junior Skater

Champs Through the Eyes of a Junior Skater Photo credit Danforth Johnson

04 November 2015

Today my mom, my teammate Sharknado, and I flew out from Philly to Minnesota for champs. I’m so excited! Champs starts on Friday and it’s the first time that I’m going to be able to see some of my favorite teams skate live.