Harbor City Roller Dames

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Harbor City Roller Dames
Metro area Duluth, MN
Country United States
Founded 2007
Teams Nautikills (A team)
Shipwreckers (B team)
Track type(s) Flat
Venue Various
Affiliations WFTDA
Website www.harborcityrollerdames.com

Harbor City Roller Dames (HCRD) is a women's flat track roller derby league based in Duluth, Minnesota. Founded in 2007, the league consists of two teams, which compete against teams from other leagues. Harbor City is a member of the Women's Flat Track Derby Association (WFTDA).[1]

History

Harbor City was founded in January 2007 by Melissa LaTour, known as "Ginger Suicide".[2][3] For a while, it was run by Michael and Mary Utecht,[4] but in October 2009, it became skater-owned.[2]

Harbor City played its first full season in 2010, and sold out a 1,200-seat venue for one bout.[3]

The league was accepted as a member of the Women's Flat Track Derby Association Apprentice Program in October 2011,[5] and became a full member of the WFTDA in June 2013,[6] and debuted in the WFTDA Rankings on March 31, 2014 at 129 overall.[7] In August 2014, Harbor City hosted one of the WFTDA Division 2 playoff tournaments.[8]

WFTDA rankings

Season Final ranking[9] Playoffs Championship
2014 159 WFTDA[10] DNQ DNQ
2015 177 WFTDA[11] DNQ DNQ
2016 202 WFTDA[12] DNQ DNQ

References

  1. ^ "Harbor City Roller Dames – WFTDA". wftda.com. WFTDA. Retrieved 27 December 2017. 
  2. ^ a b "About", Harbor City Roller Dames
  3. ^ a b Don Leighton and Mike Granlund, "Roller Dames open season Saturday night at DECC", Superior Telegram, September 17, 2010
  4. ^ Rick Lubbers, "Roller derby goes legit", Duluth News-Tribune, November 24, 2008
  5. ^ "WFTDA Accepts 13 Leagues into Apprentice Program Archived 2014-11-18 at the Wayback Machine.", WFTDA, 27 October 2011
  6. ^ "WFTDA Welcomes First Full Member Leagues in Asia and South America Archived 2013-10-04 at the Wayback Machine.", 6 June 2013
  7. ^ "Rankings". WFTDA. Retrieved 18 August 2014. 
  8. ^ "Roller Derby Playoffs Bring Opportunity to Duluth". FOX 21 News, KQDS-DT. 17 August 2014. Archived from the original on 19 August 2014. Retrieved 18 August 2014. 
  9. ^ "Current Rankings", WFTDA
  10. ^ "Rankings: December 31, 2014". WFTDA. Retrieved 27 December 2017. 
  11. ^ "Rankings: December 31, 2015". WFTDA. Retrieved 27 December 2017. 
  12. ^ "Rankings: December 31, 2016 – WFTDA". wftda.com. WFTDA. Retrieved 27 December 2017. 
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