Men's Roller Derby Association

international governing body of men's flat track roller derby

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Men's Roller Derby Association
Men's Roller Derby Association (logo).jpg
SportRoller derby
Founded2007 (as Men's Derby Coalition)
Country Canada
 United Kingdom
 United States
Most recent
St. Louis GateKeepers
Most titlesSt. Louis GateKeepers (5)
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The Men's Roller Derby Association (MRDA) is the international governing body of men's flat track roller derby. It was founded in 2007 under the name Men's Derby Coalition (renamed to Men's Roller Derby Association in 2011[1]), and currently has 75 open gender leagues under its jurisdiction.[2] MRDA member leagues play using the rules of Flat-Track Roller Derby originally designed by the WFTDA.[3]

Member leagues

The association has 75 member leagues:[4]

League Metro area Admitted Notes
Atlanta Men's Derby Atlanta, GA 22 February 2017
Austin Anarchy Austin, TX 19 February 2015[5]
Barrow Infernos Barrow-in-Furness, UK 13 August 2014
Bototos Bandidos Vina del Mar, Chile 24 October 2018[6]
Bridgetown Roller Derby Portland, OR 20 December 2011[7] Travel team known as Bridgetown Menace.[8]; formerly known and "Portland Men's Roller Derby"
Brisbane City Rollers Brisbane, QLD 29 June 2015
Capital City Derby Doods Ottawa
Capital City Hooligans Springfield, IL 24 February 2014[9]
Capital District Trauma Authority Albany, NY 27 January 2012[10]
Carolina Wreckingballs Columbia, SC 7 July 2012[11]
Casco Bay Roller Derby Portland, ME 1 March 2016[11]
Chicago Bruise Brothers Chicago, IL 8 October 2013[12]
Chinhook City Roller Derby Calgary, AB 08 October 2013
Cincinnati Battering Rams Cincinnati, OH 12 October 2013[12]
Cleveland Men's Roller Derby Cleveland, OH 20 March 2016
Collision Men's Derby Raleigh, NC 22 February 2014[9]
Crash Test Brummies Birmingham, UK 20 May 2015
Dakota Men's Roller Derby Fargo, ND 23 June 2011
Denver Ground Control Denver, CO 5 March 2015[5]
Derby Club Le Cres Lattes Montpellier Montpellier, France Often called "Kamiquadz"
Detroit Men's Roller Derby Detroit, MI 06 July 2016
East Anglo Smacksons Norfolk, England
Flour City Fear Rochester, NY 31 January 2017
Golden State Heat Los Angeles, CA 24 December 2012[13] formerly known as "Drive-By City Rollers"
Glasgow Men's Roller Derby Glasgow, Scotland
Granite City Brawlers Aberdeen, Scotland
Harm City Men's Derby Baltimore, MD November 2007[14] formerly known as "Harm City Roller Derby"
Helsinki Coast Quads Helsinki, Finland
Houston Men's Derby Houston, TX
Inhuman League, The Sheffield, England 8 October 2013[12]
Lane County Concussion Eugene, OR 11 February 2012[10]
Light City Derby
Lincolnshire Rolling Thunder Lincoln, England 16 July 2014
MadRiders Men's Roller Derby Madrid, Spain 2 June 2019[15]
Magic City Misfits Jacksonville, FL 1 September 2010[16]
Manchester Roller Derby Manchester, England 20 December 2012[13] New Wheeled Order (travel team) and Chaos Engine
Manneken Beasts Brussels, Belgium 6 July 2016
Mass Maelstrom Roller Derby Lancaster, MA 25 October 2010[17]
Men's Roller Derby Japan Tokyo, Japan 11 August 2017 usually known as "Ninjapan"
Minnesota Men's Roller Derby Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN 25 October 2010[17] Twin Cities Terrors (travel team)
Mohawk Valley Roller Derby Rome, NY 23 June 2011
Montréal Men's Roller Derby Montreal, QC 13 December 2012[13] Mont Royals (travel team), La Poutine de Montréal
New Orleans Brass Roller Derby New Orleans, LA 10 May 2016
North Wales Roller Derby Maes Hyfryd, Flint, Wales 24 October 2018
Nottingham Roller Derby Nottingham, England 16 September 2015 Often called "Super Smash Brollers"
OKC Wolfpack Oklahoma City, OK 22 December 2014
Orcet Roller Derby Orcet, France 2 June 2019[18]
Panam Squad Paris, France 20 May 2015
Philadelphia Hooligans Philadelphia, PA 24 June 2014 Affiliate of Penn Jersey Roller Derby
Pioneer Valley Roller Derby Northampton, MA November 2007[14] Has a female team and an all/no gender team as well
Pittsburgh Blue Streaks Pittsburgh, PA 06 March 2017
Puget Sound Outcast Derby Seattle, WA 5 July 2010[19] Membership is from the greater Puget Sound area of Washington state
Quadfathers Men's Roller Derby Utica, NY 27 June 2011[20]
Race City Rebels Indianapolis, IN 10 September 2010[21]
Roller Derby Toulouse Toulouse, France 4 November 2013[22] Team known as Quad Guards
San Diego Aftershocks San Diego, CA 22 December 2014
St. Louis GateKeepers St. Louis, MO 10 September 2010[16]
Skaters Grimm, The Antioch, CA
South Wales Silures Cardiff, UK
Southern Discomfort Roller Derby London, UK 20 December 2012[13]
Sydney City SMASH Sydney, NSW 5 March 2015[5]
Tampa Bay Men's Roller Derby Tampa Bay, FL 16 July 2012[11]
Tampere Rollin' Bros Tampere, Finland 04 December 2015
Texas Men's Roller Derby Denton, TX 26 January 2014[9] Formerly the Denton County Outlaws; Formerly Texas Outlaws
Thunderquads Roller Derby Masculino Buenos Aires, Argentina
Toronto Men's Roller Derby Toronto, ON 19 February 2015[5]
Track'Association Tours, France
Tyne and Fear Roller Derby Newcastle-upon-Tyne, England 8 October 2013[12]
Vancouver Murder Vancouver, BC 15 November 2014
Varsity Derby League Canberra, Australia
Victoria Men's Roller Derby Melbourne, Australia 26 August 2016[23]
West Swedish Roller Derby Society (VSRDS) Gothenburg, Sweden 16 June 2016
Wheels of Mayhem Mexicali, Mexico 23 August 2016
Wirral Roller Derby- Pack Animals Wirral, England 1 December 2016
Wisconsin United Roller Derby Madison, WI 20 December 2012[13] Formerly known as Milwaukee Blitzdkrieg and Wisconsin Men's Roller Derby

Inactive Leagues:

League Metro area Admitted Notes
Arizona Men's Derby Phoenix, AZ 25 July 2012[11]
Big O Roller Bros Omaha, NE 12 October 2013[12]
Bisman Bomberz Bismarck, ND
Connecticut Death Quads Waterbury, CT 2008[24]
Cowtown Butchers Kansas City, MO 4 August 2011[25]
Green Bay Smackers Green Bay, WI 25 July 2012[11]
Hitmen of Manatee County Sarasota, FL 16 July 2013[26]
Jersey Boys Roller Derby Springfield, NJ
Milton Keynes Quads of War Milton Keynes, UK
Mountain State Cutthroat Mafia Salt Lake City, UT 16 July 2013[26] Formerly known as "Uinta Madness"
New York Shock Exchange New York, NY November 2007[14]
Ottawa Slaughter Squad Ottawa, ON
Red Deer Dreadnaughts Red Deer, AB 1 December 2013[22]
Rock City Riot Fargo-Moorhead, ND 27 June 2011[20]
Sioux City Korn Stalkers Sioux City, IA 11 July 2011[27]
Star City Offense Salem, OR
Tulsa Derby Militia Tulsa, OK 1 December 2013[22]
Vermont Men's Roller Derby Burlington, VT 3 October 2011[28] Formerly the Burlington Bomb Quads
Your Mom Men's Derby Des Moines, IA 15 June 2011[20] -


The MRDA-organized annual championships:

Year Date Venue Champion Second Third
2010 17 October Hagerstown, Maryland New York Shock Exchange Pioneer Valley Dirty Dozen Harm City Homicide
2011 22 October Old Bethpage, New York New York Shock Exchange Puget Sound Outcast Derby Magic City Misfits
2012 20–21 October Ballwin, Missouri Your Mom Men's Derby St. Louis GateKeepers New York Shock Exchange
2013 19–20 October Sioux City, Iowa Your Mom Men's Derby New York Shock Exchange St. Louis GateKeepers
2014 19–20 October Seattle, Washington Your Mom Men's Derby St. Louis GateKeepers New York Shock Exchange
2015 17–18 October St. Louis, Missouri St. Louis GateKeepers Your Mom Men's Derby Texas Men's Roller Derby
2016 15–16 October Dallas, Texas St. Louis GateKeepers Your Mom Men's Derby Texas Men's Roller Derby
2017 13–15 October Cwmbran, Wales St. Louis GateKeepers Bridgetown Menace San Diego Aftershocks
2018 12-14 October Salem, Oregon St. Louis GateKeepers Portland Men's Roller Derby Roller Derby Toulouse
2019 11–13 October Denver, Colorado St. Louis GateKeepers Magic City Misfits Texas Men's Roller Derby

The first Championship was held on 17 October 2010, New York Shock Exchange defeating the Pioneer Valley Dirty Dozen in the final.[29] The second installment, the first to be held under the MRDA name, was contested on 22 October 2011 by the six top-ranked men's leagues,[30] New York managing to defend their title with a narrow win over Puget Sound.[31]

The 2012 Championships were won by Your Mom Men's Derby, who beat St. Louis by a single point, 136-135 in the final, having trailed for almost the entire bout.[32] They won the 2013 tournament by a larger margin, beating New York 249 to 130 in the final.[33] The 2014 final was again won by Your Mom Men's Derby, this time beating St. Louis GateKeepers. The 2015 Championship once again saw Your Mom Men's Derby vs. the St. Louis GateKeepers. The GateKeepers won by a score of 188 to 121.

In 2018 the St Louis GateKeepers won MRDA champs for a record fourth year in a row, after defeating Bridgetown Menace 162-150. This was also the first year a team from outside the USA (Roller Derby Toulouse) won Bronze at the Championships.


  1. ^ "Men's Roller Derby Association debuts in 2011!". Retrieved 28 December 2011.
  2. ^ "Men's Roller Derby Leagues".
  3. ^ "MRDA Releases MRDA Branded Version of WFTDA's Rules". Retrieved 13 May 2013.
  4. ^ "MEMBER LEAGUES". MRDA. 13 October 2019. Retrieved 13 October 2019.
  5. ^ a b c d "THE MEN'S ROLLER DERBY ASSOCIATION WELCOMES FOUR NEW MEMBER LEAGUES". MRDA. 9 March 2015. Retrieved 9 October 2015.
  6. ^ "MRDA Welcomes new member league – Bototos Bandidos – Viña del Mar, Chile", Men's Roller Derby Association, 12 April 2019
  7. ^ "Portland Men's Roller Derby Joins MRDA", MRDA, 28 December 2011
  8. ^ " Portland Men's Roller Derby Website, 11 September 2013
  9. ^ a b c Lane County Concussion, "COLLISION ACCEPTED INTO THE MEN’S ROLLER DERBY ASSOCIATION (MRDA)", 7 March 2014
  10. ^ a b "Lane County Concussion and Capital District Trauma Authority Join MRDA", MRDA, 15 February 2012
  11. ^ a b c d e "MRDA Now Expands to 25 Leagues", MRDA, 25 July 2012
  12. ^ a b c d e "The MRDA Continues to Grow", Men's Roller Derby Association, 12 October 2013
  13. ^ a b c d e "MRDA Goes International With Its Six New Members", MRDA, 24 December 2012
  14. ^ a b c Chelsey Pollock, "Flamboyant, full-contact -- and dead serious", Hampshire Gazette, 9 August 2009
  15. ^ "MRDA Welcomes 2 new members leagues – MadRiders Men’s Roller Derby, Spain and Orcet Roller Derby, France", Men's Roller Derby Association, 2 June 2019
  16. ^ a b "The Men's Derby Coalition Announces Its Newest Members: St. Louis GateKeepers and the Magic City Misfits Archived 2010-09-21 at the Wayback Machine", Men's Derby Coalition, 1 September 2010
  17. ^ a b "Three Top Men's Teams Join the MDC Archived 2011-07-14 at the Wayback Machine", Men's Derby Coalition, 25 October 2010
  18. ^ "MRDA Welcomes 2 new members leagues – MadRiders Men’s Roller Derby, Spain and Orcet Roller Derby, France", Men's Roller Derby Association, 2 June 2019
  19. ^ "Puget Sound Joins The Men's Derby Coalition Archived 2010-09-21 at the Wayback Machine", Men's Derby Coalition, 5 July 2010
  20. ^ a b c "MRDA Reopens Membership and Announces 3 New Member Leagues Archived 2012-02-26 at the Wayback Machine", 27 June 2011
  21. ^ "The Men's Derby Coalition Announces Its 8th Member League: Race City Rebels from Indianapolis, Indiana Archived 2010-09-18 at the Wayback Machine", Men's Derby Coalition, 10 September 2010
  22. ^ a b c "The MRDA Announces New Member Leagues", MRDA, 1 December 2013
  23. ^ "The Men's Roller Derby Association announces a new member league!". Men's Roller Derby Association. 2016-11-16. Retrieved 2017-02-25.
  24. ^ "Harm City Homicide Archived 2016-03-04 at the Wayback Machine", Sportsvite
  25. ^ "Cowtown Butchers Join the Men's Roller Derby Association", MRDA, 4 August 2011
  26. ^ a b "MRDA Expands to 34 Member Leagues", Men's Roller Derby Association, 16 July 2013
  27. ^ "Sioux City Joins Men's Roller Derby Association Archived 2011-07-14 at the Wayback Machine", MRDA, 11 July 2011
  28. ^ "Ozarks Derby Brigade and Burlington Bomb Quads Join MRDA Archived 2012-02-26 at the Wayback Machine", MRDA, 3 October 2011
  29. ^ Justice Feelgood Marshall, "New York Wins First MDC Championship Match Archived 2011-05-25 at the Wayback Machine", Derby News Network, 20 October 2010
  30. ^ Justice Feelgood Marshall, "Preview: MRDA Championships Archived 2011-12-29 at the Wayback Machine", Derby News Network, 21 October 2011
  31. ^ Dainty Inferno, "MRDA Championship: (2) New York Defeats (4) Puget Sound for 2nd Straight Men's Title, 143-133 Archived 2011-10-28 at the Wayback Machine", Derby News Network, 26 October 2011
  32. ^ Justice Feelgood Marshall, "MRDA Championship: #1 Your Mom Edges #2 St. Louis, 136-135, for 2012 MRDA Title Archived 2012-10-28 at the Wayback Machine", Derby News Network, 22 October 2012
  33. ^ Lex Talionis, "Your Mom Repeats MRDA Triumph Archived 2013-10-21 at the Wayback Machine", Derby News Network, 21 October 2013

External links

Official website

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