MRDA Celebrates Another Successful Spring Roll Tournament
May 15, 2012 – FORT WAYNE, IN – Men’s Roller Derby Association celebrates the success of another Spring Roll tournament. MRDA’s largest tournament, hosted by the Fort Wayne Derby Girls, featured 13 teams playing 20 MRDA-sanctioned bouts on two tracks over the course of two days. With seven victories by underdogs, the MRDA rankings are sure to change.
#7 Your Mom Men’s Derby upset #1 New York Shock Exchange in the most talked about game of the weekend. This was only the second loss for the Shock Exchange since their creation in 2007. Your Mom finished 3-0 on the weekend and also upset #6 Pioneer Valley Roller Derby. In a bout characterized by its bone-crushing blocking and never- ending waterfalls, the Shock Exchange survived another memorable bout against #4 St. Louis GateKeepers. #3 Magic City Misfits joined Your Mom Men’s Derby as the only teams to go undefeated on the weekend.
Two unranked teams defeated ranked teams to qualify for the next rankings voting. Unranked Portland Men’s Roller Derby defeated #10 Connecticut Death Quads and #11 Race City Rebels. And, unranked Rock City Riot defeated #9 Harm City Homicide. Other upsets from the weekend were #8 Twin City Terrors beating #6 Pioneer Valley Roller Derby and #11 Race City Rebels handling #8 Twin City Terrors.
If you missed any of the exciting action or would like to relive your favorite bouts, DVDs are available at Hinckley Design and Production.
With all of the jockeying among the unranked and #11 through #6 teams, it will be interesting to see who earns a spot in the top 8 guaranteeing a trip to the MRDA Championships Gateway to the Best October 20-21 in St. Louis.
You can catch more MRDA invitational action at Throwdown in the Sound June 9 and 10 hosted by #2 Puget Sound Outcast Derby and also featuring Portland and Lane County Concussion.
For a listing of all the scores from Spring Roll visit: Derby News Network