New York Shock Exchange Top the Initial 2012 MRDA Rankings
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
4/9/2012 – The MRDA has released its first rankings of the 2012 season and the first rankings since the 2011 Championship. All of the movement in the rankings reflects the top six teams’ performances at the Championship with no movement in the 7 through 11 spots. The biggest mover was the St. Louis GateKeepers, who fell from the #1 spot to #4 after their fourth-place showing at Championships. The New York Shock Exchange moved up from #2 to the top spot after beating the Puget Sound Outcasts, who now reside at #2, in the championship bout. The previous rankings are available here.
There were no new teams in the rankings this time, but that is sure to change now that the MRDA has more teams than ever competing to be ranked. As it continues in its mission to grow men’s roller derby, the MRDA has nearly doubled to 20 teams in the past year.
In the coming months, two tournaments will give these new teams an opportunity to break into the rankings. The Spring Roll Invitational hosted by the Fort Wayne Derby Girls takes place May 12th and 13th and will feature 13 MRDA leagues. And on June 9th and 10th, the Puget Sound Outcasts host Throwdown in the Sound for which they are still accepting applications.
These tournaments and many upcoming MRDA bouts will help determine who will compete for the 2012 MRDA Championships. The top eight finishers in the end-of-season rankings will receive invitations to compete in the October 20th and 21st event hosted by the St. Louis GateKeepers.
2012 MRDA Initial Season Rankings
New York Shock Exchange – NYC, NY
Puget Sound Outcast Derby – Tacoma, WA
Magic City Misfits – Jacksonville, FL
St. Louis GateKeepers – St. Louis, MO
Dallas Deception – Dallas, TX
Pioneer Valley Roller Derby (The Dirty Dozen) – Northampton, MA
Your Mom Men’s Derby – Des Moines, Iowa
Minnesota Men’s Roller Derby (Twin Cities Terrors) – Minneapolis/St Paul, MN
Harm City Homicide – Baltimore, MD
Connecticut Death Quads – Waterbury, CT
Race City Rebels – Indianapolis, IN
Unranked (In Alphabetical Order)
Burlington Bombers Roller Derby (The Bomb Quads) – Burlington, VT
Capital District Trauma Authority – Albany, NY
Cowtown Butchers Mens Roller Derby – Kansas City, MO
Lane County Concussion – Eugene, OR
Mass Maelstrom Roller Derby – Lancaster, MA
Portland Men’s Roller Derby – Portland, OR
Quadfathers – Utica, NY
Rock City Riot – Fargo, ND
Sioux City Korn Stalkers – Sioux City, IA