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.
|Metro area||Milwaukee, Wisconsin|
Great Lakes Pirates
Half Barrel Heroes
|Venue||Rollaero Skate Center|
|Org. type||501(c)(3) NPO|
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. By the end of 2013 they were ranked 29 in the MRDA 2013 End of Season Rankings.
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.
April 25, 2014: A bit of a history on the Milwaukee Blitzdkrieg in Express Milwaukee.com.
January 4, 2011: Milwaukee Blitzdkrieg members were interviewed for the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
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|
(as of Feb 17, 2016)
|Brad the Impaler||100K|
|Shock N Austin||1101|
|The Bloody Bearon||B33R|
|Date||Blitzdkrieg vs.||Tournament||Sanction||Blitzdkrieg||Opposing Team|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|Dec 3||Twin City Terrors||164||138|
|Mar 20||Twin City Terrors||65||198|
|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|
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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.
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Men's Roller Derby Association leagues
Sports teams based in Wisconsin
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