Mississippi Valley Mayhem

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Mississippi Valley Mayhem
League logo
Metro areaLa Crosse, WI
CountryUnited States
TeamsAll Stars
Track type(s)Flat
VenueOnalaska Omni Center
AffiliationsWFTDA
Websitemississippivalleymayhem.com

Mississippi Valley Mayhem (MVM) is a women's flat track roller derby league based in La Crosse, Wisconsin. Founded in 2008, the league consists of a single team which competes against teams from other leagues. Mississippi Valley is a member of the Women's Flat Track Derby Association (WFTDA).[1]

History

The Mayhem was founded in August 2008 by two local women, Amanda Boucher and Stephanie Powers, after Boucher encountered the sport on a visit to Austin, Texas.[2] By May 2009, the league had twenty skaters, and had played two bouts to around 200 fans.[3]

The league was accepted into the Women's Flat Track Derby Association Apprentice Program in January 2010,[4] and it graduated to full membership in December 2012.[5] In May 2011, one of its practice venues, the Green Island Ice Arena, was severely damaged by a tornado.[6]

WFTDA rankings

Season Final ranking[7] Playoffs Championship
2014 222 WFTDA[8] DNQ DNQ
2015 214 WFTDA[9] DNQ DNQ
2016 255 WFTDA[10] DNQ DNQ

References

  1. ^ "Mississippi Valley Mayhem – WFTDA". wftda.com. WFTDA. Retrieved 8 December 2017.
  2. ^ Jo Anne Killeen, "Roller derby making a comeback", La Crosse Tribune, August 7, 2008
  3. ^ Jo Anne Killeen, "Women's roller derby debuts at OmniCenter", La Crosse Tribune, May 28, 2009
  4. ^ "Apprentice Leagues", WFTDA [version of 23 March 2010]
  5. ^ "WFTDA Welcomes 14 New Members Archived 2012-12-06 at the Wayback Machine", 3 December 2012
  6. ^ "Tornado damages La Crosse roller derby arena", Associated Press, May 23, 2011
  7. ^ "Current Rankings", WFTDA
  8. ^ "Rankings: December 31, 2014 – WFTDA". wftda.com. WFTDA. Retrieved 8 December 2017.
  9. ^ "Rankings: December 31, 2015 – WFTDA". wftda.com. WFTDA. Retrieved 8 December 2017.
  10. ^ "Rankings: December 31, 2016 – WFTDA". wftda.com. WFTDA. Retrieved 7 December 2017.
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