Sick Town Derby Dames

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Sick Town Derby Dames
League logo
Metro area Corvallis, OR
Country United States
Founded 2008
Teams S*M*A*S*H Unit
Track type(s) Flat
Venue Linn County Fair & Expo Center - Albany
Affiliations WFTDA
Website sicktownderbydames.com

Sick Town Derby Dames (STDD) is a women's flat track roller derby league based in Corvallis, Oregon. Founded in 2008, the league consists of a single team which competes against teams from other leagues. Sick Town is a member of the Women's Flat Track Derby Association (WFTDA).[1]

History

The league was founded by Brick Wallace and Magic Hips, two skaters with the Emerald City Roller Girls who wanted a league closer to their home town.[2] It played its first home bout in September 2009, against the Lava City Roller Dolls.[3]

Sick Town accepted into the Women's Flat Track Derby Association Apprentice Program in December 2009.[4] By early 2012, it had enough skaters to host an intraleague bout,[5] and in June 2012 it was accepted as a full member of the WFTDA.[6]

In 2013, the league purchased the Lake Park Roller Rink in Lewisburg, the third-oldest roller rink in the Pacific Northwest.[7] Sick Town planned to use the building as a practice rink, but shortly afterwards the facility was declared unsafe by the local fire marshal, leading to lengthy and costly restoration efforts.[8] Membership dropped off during a lengthy hiatus, and in October 2017 the league played its first home game in three years, at the Linn County Fair and Expo Grounds in Albany.[9]

In September 2016, league member Miranda "Dixieskullpopper" Prince gained local news coverage for appearing on the game show Jeopardy!.[10]

WFTDA rankings

Season Final ranking[11] Playoffs Championship
2013 108 WFTDA[12] DNQ DNQ
2014 194 WFTDA[13] DNQ DNQ
2015 NR[14] DNQ DNQ
2016 NR[15] DNQ DNQ
  • NR = no final ranking assigned this year

References

  1. ^ "Sick Town Derby Dames – WFTDA". wftda.com. WFTDA. Retrieved 28 December 2017. 
  2. ^ Nancy Raskauskas, "Bounce, rock, skate, roll", Corvallis Gazette-Times, August 29, 2008
  3. ^ "Derby Dames host Skatemberfest", Corvallis Gazette-Times, September 24, 2009
  4. ^ "Apprentice Leagues", WFTDA [version of 23 March 2010]
  5. ^ Raju Woodward, "Ready to rumble and roll!!!", Albany Democrat Herald, March 8, 2012
  6. ^ "Nine Leagues Become Full WFTDA Members", WFTDA, 1 June 2012
  7. ^ Fuqua, Canda (10 October 2013). "Mid-valley roller derby rolls home at historic rink". Corvallis Gazette Times. Retrieved 28 December 2017. 
  8. ^ Blank, Kyra (17 February 2016). "Sick Town Derby Dames Nurse Old Rink, Throw Party For the Cause - The Corvallis Advocate". The Corvallis Advocate. Retrieved 28 December 2017. 
  9. ^ Fancher, Patrick (26 October 2017). "Sick Town Derby Dames host first home bout in three years Saturday". Albany Democrat Herald. Retrieved 28 December 2017. 
  10. ^ Paul, Alex (19 September 2016). "Albany woman gets "once in lifetime" shot on Jeopardy!". Albany Democrat Herald. Retrieved 28 December 2017. 
  11. ^ "Current Rankings", WFTDA
  12. ^ "Rankings: December 31, 2013". WFTDA. Retrieved 28 December 2017. 
  13. ^ "Rankings: December 31, 2014 – WFTDA". wftda.com. WFTDA. Retrieved 28 December 2017. 
  14. ^ "Rankings: December 31, 2015 – WFTDA". wftda.com. WFTDA. Retrieved 28 December 2017. 
  15. ^ "Rankings: December 31, 2016 – WFTDA". wftda.com. WFTDA. Retrieved 28 December 2017. 
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