Milwaukee Blitzdkrieg

The Milwaukee Blitzdkrieg are an all-men's flat-track roller derby league located in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The Milwaukee Blitzdkrieg, founded in 2009, are the first all-men's roller derby league established in Wisconsin.

Milwaukee Blitzdkrieg
League logo
Metro areaMilwaukee, Wisconsin
CountryUnited States
Founded2009
TeamsTravel Team
Milwaukee Blitzdkrieg
Home Teams
Great Lakes Pirates
Half Barrel Heroes
Track type(s)Flat
VenueRollaero Skate Center
AffiliationsMRDA
Org. type501(c)(3) NPO
WebsiteBlitzdkrieg.com

History

In May 2009, a few Milwaukee skaters, the core of what would become the Milwaukee Schlitzkrieg, the first men’s roller derby team in Wisconsin, traveled to Duluth, near the Minnesota border, for a mixer event with the Twin Cities Terrors.

In June 2010, copyright issues necessitated a name change, and the Blitzdkrieg was born. Thanks to the Paper Valley Roller Girls hosting a double-header event, the team was able to play its first full game, having performed only in expo games until that point. The Terrors once again travelled to play, taking another victory over the Blitzdkrieg in Appleton, Wisconsin.

The next two years were a long, slow, uphill battle. The team faced challenges in finding practice space, recruiting new members, training, and gaining exposure. But hard work and perseverance began to pay off, as new members came through the door and the city started to take notice. New strategies were tested, modified, and sometimes discarded, training plans developed, and the team traveled extensively throughout the Midwest, learning from mistakes and continually growing stronger.

December 2012 was a turning point, as the team’s application to the Men's Roller Derby Association (MRDA) was unanimously approved by the member leagues, officially making the Blitzdkrieg a nationally ranked team.[1] By the end of 2013 they were ranked 29 in the MRDA 2013 End of Season Rankings.[2]

In January 2014, for the first time, the Blitzdkrieg had built up the numbers to form two home teams, Half Barrel Heroes and Great Lakes Pirates. This gave the team the ability to more easily produce events, and allows more skating time for all players, furthering their development.

Media

2014
March 7, 2014: Milwaukee Blitzdkrieg were interviewed live by Chip Brewster of the Fox 6[3] morning show, Real Milwaukee.

March 18, 2014: Milwaukee Blitzdkrieg were featured in an article on OnMilwaukee.com[4]

April 25, 2014: A bit of a history on the Milwaukee Blitzdkrieg in Express Milwaukee.com.[5]

2011
January 4, 2011: Milwaukee Blitzdkrieg members were interviewed for the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.[6]

Home Teams

Great Lakes Pirates logo
Great Lakes Pirates
Half Barrel Heroes logo
Half Barrel Heroes

In 2014, for the first time, home teams were established - the Great Lakes Pirates and the Half Barrel Heroes. On March 29, 2014 the Milwaukee Blitzdkrieg held their first ever home team bout. The Great Lakes Pirates took the first win, with a score of 338-101 over the Half Barrel Heroes.

Date Great Lakes Pirates Half Barrel Heroes
2015
Feb 28 110 202
Apr 11 161 163
May 09 321 66
2014
Mar 29 338 101
Apr 27 258 202
May 17 288 157

2016 Charter Team

(as of Feb 17, 2016)

Alter-Nate 8
Bombsquad 0x0
Brad the Impaler 100K
D-Rek 50
Father Trucker 00
Havok 82
Hijack 82
Kingpin 65
Lemme Adam 6
Montezuma 4K
Mr. Burns 235
Mr. Mojo 911
Nik Shenanigans 556
Rufhouse Wainwright 12
Shock N Austin 1101
Sir Racha 110F
The Bloody Bearon B33R
Vegabond 94

Interleague Seasons

Date Blitzdkrieg vs. Tournament Sanction Blitzdkrieg Opposing Team
2015
Jun 28 Tulsa Derby Militia Midwest DerbyFest MRDA 128 262
Jun 28 Tampa Bay Men's Roller Derby Midwest DerbyFest MRDA 113 239
Jun 27 Harm City Roller Derby Midwest DerbyFest MRDA 292 92
Jun 26 St. Louis B-Keepers Midwest DerbyFest 129 262
Jun 20 Mad Rollin' Dolls 160 279
Jun 7 BisMan Bomberz Midwest BrewHaHa MRDA 186 318
Jun 6 Cleveland Guardians Midwest BrewHaHa 393 94
Jun 5 Capital City Hooligans Midwest BrewHaHa MRDA 136 244
May 23 Chicago Bruise Brothers MRDA 141 243
Apr 28 Quad Squad 178 235
2014
Aug 30 Rock City Riot MRDA 85 270
Aug 30 BisMan Bomberz MRDA 88 178
Jul 19 Chicago Bruise Brothers MRDA 279 77
Jun 29 OCK Wolf Pack Midwest DerbyFest 137 163
Jun 29 Cowtown Butchers Midwest DerbyFest 110 68
Jun 29 Capital City Hooligans Midwest DerbyFest 103 45
Jun 27 Tulsa Derby Militia Midwest DerbyFest MRDA 188 214
Jun 01 Twin Cities Terrors Midwest BrewHaHa MRDA 113 318
May 31 Dallas Deception Midwest BrewHaHa MRDA 125 429
May 30 Chicago Bruise Brothers Midwest BrewHaHa MRDA 259 127
2013
Aug 24 Big O Roller Bros 88 253
Aug 24 Cincinnati Battering Rams 166 180
Jul 20 Green Bay Smackers Border Battle MRDA 170 117
Jul 20 Twin Cities Terror Border Battle MRDA 116 235
Jun 22 Green Bay Smackers MRDA 246 99
May 19 Carolina Wreckingballs 2013 Spring Roll MRDA 93 218
May 19 Your Mom Men's Derby 2013 Spring Roll MRDA 23 447
May 17 Harm City Roller Derby 2013 Spring Roll MRDA 67 327
Apr 14 Sioux City Korn Stalkers MRDA 229 242
Mar 23 Chicago Bruise Brothers 325 180
Feb 23 Cincinnati Battering Rams 255 310
2012
Sep 1 Sioux City Korn Stalkers Rolling Along the River 164 182
Sep 1 St Louis GateKeepers B-Keepers Rolling Along the River 61 284
Aug 11 Green Bay Smackers 92 174
Jun 23 Rock City Riot 60 222
Jun 16 Race City Rebels 29 311
2011
Dec 3 Twin City Terrors 164 138
Mar 20 Twin City Terrors 65 198
2010
Oct 23 Race City Rebels Rolling Along the River 23 155
Oct 23 Rock City Riot Rolling Along the River 21 125
Oct 23 Twin City Terrors Rolling Along the River 29 117
Jun 26 Twin City Terrors 22 127

Stats provided by Flat Track Stats[7]

MRDA rankings

Season Ranking Championship
2013 29[2] DNQ
2014 24[8] DNQ
2015 27[9] DNQ

Notes

  1. ^ "MRDA Goes International With Its Six New Members". MRDA. Retrieved 7 April 2014.
  2. ^ a b "MRDA Releases End of Season Rankings and 2013 Champs Seeding". MRDA. Retrieved 7 April 2014.
  3. ^ Bee, Trisha. "Did you know Milwaukee had a men's roller derby team?". WITI | Fox 6 Milwaukee. Retrieved 7 April 2014.
  4. ^ Mueller, Matt. "Milwaukee Blitzdkrieg slams men's roller derby onto the local map". OnMilwaukee.com. Retrieved 7 April 2014.
  5. ^ "Roller Derby Isn't Just for Women Anymore". Express Milwaukee.com. Retrieved 28 April 2014.
  6. ^ Richards, Erin (January 4, 2011). "Roller derby not just for women anymore". Milwaukee Journal. Retrieved 8 April 2014.
  7. ^ "Flat Track Stats - Milwaukee Blitzdkrieg". FlatTrackStats.com. Retrieved 8 April 2014.
  8. ^ "MRDA Announces the Fall Ranking and the Seeding for the 2014 Championships". Men's Roller Derby Association. Retrieved 29 September 2014.
  9. ^ "MRDA 2015 Spring Rankings". Men's Roller Derby Association. Retrieved 19 May 2015.

External links

Cincinnati Battering Rams

The Cincinnati Battering Rams is a men's flat-track roller derby league based in Cincinnati, Ohio, and a member of the

Men's Roller Derby Association (MRDA) since October 2013.

Founded in 2011 by Quad Almighty and Mark Weber a.k.a. "Tink," the team played its first game on September 22, 2012 in Lombard, IL versus the Chicago Bruise Brothers. The Battering Rams played their first home game in Cincinnati at SportsPlus Cincinnati versus the Milwaukee Blitzdkrieg on February 23, 2013.

List of roller derby leagues

This is a list of notable roller derby leagues, and may include those that are no longer in existence. Existence dates, where known, are included to provide a timeline charting the sport's growth cycles. The list may currently make distinctions according to each organization's professional/amateur business structure and active/defunct status, and is subdivided by gender (female or male-only, or co-ed) and age (adult versus junior). Within each subcategory, leagues are then listed according to region, by country and city. Countries with larger numbers of leagues, such as the United States and Canada, are further subdivided by state and province.

Men's Roller Derby Association

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), and currently has 60 men's leagues under its jurisdiction. MRDA member leagues play using the rules of Flat-Track Roller Derby originally designed by the WFTDA.

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