Rose City Sweeps Playoffs, Enters World Champs as a First Seed
The Wheels of Justice have home court advantage and a first round bye at Champs Nov 4-6 in Portland
Portland, OR (September 12, 2016): The current 2015 WFTDA World Champions, Rose City’s Wheels of Justice, have taken first place in the WFTDA Playoffs in Columbia, SC, thereby securing a first-seed position at the upcoming World Championships in Portland, November 4-6. From here, Rose City and the Wheels of Justice will prepare to host and skate in the 2016 WFTDA International Championships, and look forward to their first round bye in the tournament. Championship tournament brackets, including match-ups and times, will be announced live on September 25th at 5:30pm PST on WFTDA.tv, following the final game of WFTDA Playoffs.
In this past weekend’s WFTDA tournament, Rose City proved their ranking by handily beating Columbia QuadSquad 439 to 67 in the first round. In the second round, Rose City had a harder-than-expected victory over Atlanta Rollergirls, ending with a 206 to 133 score. In the final round, Rose City came out with renewed intensity, besting Denver Roller Derby 270 to 191, and beating the predicted margins by 15%.
“The team feels amazing about winning our Division Playoffs and heading into Champs as a first seed; it feels fantastic that our hard work has paid off and we’re happy to have that first round bye. At this level of competition, we’ll take any advantage we can get.”
– Elicia Nisbet-Smith, Wheels of Justice, Captain
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About WFTDA World Championships
Each of the four playoff tournaments will produce three teams advancing to the elite WFTDA 2016 World Championship, being hosted in Portland on Nov 4-6 at Veterans Memorial Coliseum. Fans from all over the world will have the chance to explore the city the Rose City Rollers call home while watching top-notch derby. Broadcast live on ESPN3 and WFTDA.tv, the International WFTDA Championship is a three-day event that brings together the most talented, highly-trained skaters and teams from WFTDA member leagues around the world for the chance to compete for the Hydra trophy and the title of World Champions. For more information on the games, advancing teams, and how to get to the most anticipated tournaments of the year, check out the WFTDA’s tournament webpage: https://wftda.com/tournaments/2016
Detailed Rose City Rollers Stats: Flat Track Stats####
About Rose City Rollers:
The Rose City Rollers serve women and girls who want to play the team sport of roller derby, connect with an inclusive community, and realize their power both on skates and off. (We are a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, formed in 2004, and a founding member of the Women’s Flat Track Derby Association)
FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT:
Kim Stegeman, Rose City Rollers Executive Director