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2012 Men’s Roller Derby Champion will be Crowned in St. Louis

The 2012 MRDA Champion will be Crowned in St. Louis


March 19, 2012 – The St. Louis Gatekeepers will host the 2012 Men’s Roller Derby Association Championship “Gateway to the Best.” This fast and heavy-hitting weekend takes place October 20-21, 2012 and will feature the MRDA’s top eight teams in the end-of-season rankings. Competition for those spots will be especially tough as the MRDA continues in its mission to encourage the growth and development of men’s roller derby by nearly doubling in the past year to 20 teams.

The Gatekeepers will work closely with the MRDA to build on the success of last year’s inaugural championship. The Gatekeepers, founded in November 2009, have grown to become one of the most successful teams in men’s roller derby, skill-wise and in sheer number of skaters. They bring a wealth of tournament knowledge by virtue of participating in last year’s championship as well as competing in Spring Roll men’s tournament.

The 2012 MRDA Championship will be held at the Midwest Sport Hockey Complex. With a new Sport Court surface installed this past November, Midwest Sport is the premier inline roller hockey facility in the Midwest making it the ideal spot for high-caliber roller derby. And, ample stadium seating will provide a quality spectator experience. The complex is located in beautiful Edgar M. Queeny County Park in the St. Louis suburb of Ballwin, just 20 minutes from the city.

Currently, the MRDA is accepting applications for officials for this year’s championship. Visit to apply for a chance to be part of history. Or, if you have questions regarding officiating, contact [email protected]

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Stay tuned to for more information including ticket sales as the tournament approaches. And, if you have any general inquiries, contact [email protected]

Book your flights now and see you in October!