United States Women's Football League

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United States Women's Football League
Sport Women's American football
Founded 2009
No. of teams 10 for 2018 season
Country USA
Most recent
Washington Prodigy (USWFL)

The United States Women's Football League (USWFL) is a full-contact women's American football league that opened with exhibition play in 2010 and subsequently played its first regular season in 2011. The league was known as the "Women's Spring Football League" from 2009–2015. It is the newest of three full-contact, 11-on-11 football leagues for women, along with the Independent Women's Football League and the Women's Football Alliance.

The USWFL played with 11-player and 8-player divisions from 2011 through 2013. In 2014, the league split into two leagues, with the 11-woman division retaining the WSFL name and the 8-woman division taking the name the Women's Eights Football League (W8FL). In 2016, the league played only 11-woman football with the Cincinnati Sizzle taking the league crown.


United States Women's Football League (USWFL)

The USWFL was founded as the Women's Spring Football League in 2009. A few teams played an exhibition season under the WSFL banner in 2010, with the Kansas City Storm going undefeated in the regular season but no playoffs or league championship game were played resulting in no league champion being crowned.

In 2011, the USWFL played what it regards as its first official regular season. The Baltimore Burn finished the season with a 6–0 record against non-league foes and claimed the 2011 WSFL championship on the basis of regular season record.

In 2012, the USWFL staged its first playoffs and held its first league championship game at Endless Mountains Stadium in Towanda, Pennsylvania. The New Jersey Titans defeated the DFW Xtreme, 67–6, to claim the 2012 WSFL championship.

In 2013, the USWFL staged its second playoffs and held its second league championship game in Memphis, Tennessee. The Memphis Dynasty defeated the Arkansas Banshees, 32–12, to claim the title.

In 2014, the USWFL staged its third playoffs and held its third league championship game in Erie, Pennsylvania. The Memphis Dynasty defeated the Arkansas Banshees, 34–12, to claim their second straight WSFL championship.

In 2015, the USWFL staged its fourth playoffs and held its fourth league championship game in Hummelstown, Pennsylvania. The Keystone Assault defeated the Tennessee Legacy, 9–7, to claim their first WSFL championship.
In 2016, the Cincinnati Sizzle defeated the New England Nightmare 30–6 at Horn Lake, Mississippi to claim their first league championship.
In 2017, the Washington Prodigy beat the Houston Wildcats 44-0 to win the league championship game in Bristol, Tennessee. In the Ironwoman Championship the Tri-Cities Thunder beat the West Virginia Wildfire 28-0.

Women's Eights Football League (W8FL)

The WSFL started an eight-woman division in 2011. The Cape Fear Thunder claimed the WSFL's first eight-player division championship with a 4–2–1 regular season record.

In 2012, the West Virginia Wildfire captured the WSFL title in the 8-player division with a 5–2 record.

In 2013, the WSFL held its first championship game in the eight-player division. The West Virginia Wildfire defeated the Binghamton Tiger Cats, 44–8, to claim their second straight championship in the eight-player division.

In 2014, the eight-player division spun off into its own league, taking the name the Women's Eights Football League (W8FL). The Cape Fear Thunder won their second eight-player championship by defeating the West Virginia Wildfire, 34–26, in the W8FL title game.
In 2015, the New York Knockout defeated the Cape Fear Thunder, 28–0, to win their first W8FL championship title, with the game having been played in Schenectady, New York.


2018 United States Women's Football League (USWFL)

Division 2 Teams (26-40 Players)

Team Location Home Field
Houston Heat Houston, Texas N/A
North Florida Pumas Jacksonville, Florida N/A
Washington Prodigy Washington DC Woodrow Wilson High School
West Coast Power Santa Barbara, California also in Santa Maria, California

Division 1 Ironwoman Teams (25 Players or Less)

Team Location Home Field
Baltimore Bay Wave Baltimore, Maryland N/A
Capital City Savages Lansing, Michigan N/A
Carolina Queens Charlotte, North Carolina West Meck High School
Clarksville Tennessee Diamondbacks Clarksville, Tennessee N/A
Detroit Pride Detroit, Michigan N/A
Fayetteville Fierce Fayetteville, North Carolina Westover Recreational Center
Hampton Roads Lady Gators Norfolk, Virginia N/A
Northern Virginia Vulcans Arlington, Virginia N/A
Oakland Banshees Oakland, California Laney College
Tri-Cities Thunder Piney Flats, Tennessee Stone Castle in Bristol

Expansion 2019 & Inactive Teams

Team Location Home Field
Anaheim Orange Girls Anaheim, California N/A
Baltimore Burn Baltimore, Maryland Patterson Park
California Crusaders California City, California Balsitis Park
Colorado Cool Colorado Springs, Colorado N/A
Delaware Falcons Delaware N/A
Desert Fire Cats Palm Springs, California Palm Springs High School
Erie Illusion Erie, Pennsylvania N/A
Florida Falcons Fort Lauderdale, Florida N/A
Iowa Cyclone Iowa City, Iowa N/A
Memphis Tennessee Legacy Memphis, Tennessee N/A
New Orleans Krewe Kenner, Louisiana N/A
New York City Nights New York City Manhattan
Pennsylvania Road Rage Philadelphia N/A
Sacramento Sirens Sacramento, California Sacramento Stadium
Southern Indiana Storm Paoli, Indiana Paoli Community Park Complex Field
Southern Reapers Whitwell, Tennessee N/A
Texas Terror Fort Worth, Texas N/A
Utah Angels Provo, Utah Provo Stadium
West Virginia Wildfire South Charleston, West Virginia Little Creek Park
Wisconsin Wolfpack Madison, Wisconsin N/A

USWFL Championship Game Results

Year Winner Loser Score
2011 Baltimore Burn Baltimore declared league champion with 6–0 record no game played
2012 New Jersey Titans Dallas/FortWorth Xtreme 67–6
2013 Memphis Dynasty Arkansas Banshees 32–12
2014 Memphis Dynasty Arkansas Banshees 34–12
2015 Keystone Assault Tennessee Legacy 9–7
2016 Cincinnati Sizzle New England Nightmare 30–6
2017 Washington Prodigy Houston Wildcats 44-0
2018 Washington Prodigy North Florida Pumas 20-0

USWFL IronWoman Championship Game Results

Year Winner Loser Score
2017 Tri-Cities Thunder West Virginia Wildfire 28-0
2018 Hampton Roads Lady Gators Tri-Cities Thunder 20-14

WSFL 8s Championship Game Results 2011–2015

Year Winner Loser Score
2011 Cape Fear Thunder Cape Fear declared league champion with 4–2–1 record no game played
2012 West Virginia Wildfire West Virginia declared league champion with 5–2 record no game played
2013 West Virginia Wildfire Binghamton Tiger Cats 44–8
2014 Cape Fear Thunder West Virginia Wildfire 34–26
2015 New York Knockout Cape Fear Thunder 28–0

Former USWFL and W8FL teams playing elsewhere


External links

  • United States Women's Football League official website
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