Ithaca League of Women Rollers

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Ithaca League of Women Rollers
League logo
Metro areaIthaca, New York
CountryUnited States
Founded2007
TeamsSufferJets (A team)
BlueStockings (B team)
Track type(s)Flat
VenueCass Park Rink
AffiliationsWFTDA
Org. typeNon-Profit
Websitehttp://www.ithacarollerderby.com
The BlueStockings take on Assault City Roller Derby April 17, 2010

Ithaca League of Women Rollers (ILWR) is a women's flat-track roller derby league based in Ithaca, New York.[1] Founded in the Fall of 2007, ILWR is a member of the Women's Flat Track Derby Association (WFTDA).[2]

History and organization[edit]

ILWR was founded by the creation of the league's flagship team, the SufferJets. Named for local area ties to the woman's suffrage movement and the 1848 Woman's Rights Convention in Seneca Falls, NY. ILWR held its first home bout at Cass Park Rink in May 2008. The league experienced steady growth and formed a second team, the BlueStockings, in 2010.[3] The ILWR became a WFTDA Apprentice league in January 2011.[4] In September 2011 they became a full member league of the Women's Flat Track Derby Association.[5]

ILWR is now composed of two teams; the SufferJets serve as the league's A team and travel team in WFTDA-sanctioned play, and the BlueStockings are a B team which also competes against comparable teams from other leagues more locally. The SufferJets were voted the Ithaca Times Best Local Sports Team in 2010.[6]

The Ithaca League of Women Rollers is also host to The Ithaca League of Junior Rollers (ILJR) Ithaca’s youth league and the first junior roller derby league founded in New York State.[citation needed] These skaters range from ages 8-17 and are coached by skaters in ILWR. The Ithaca League of Junior Rollers is a member of the Junior Roller Derby Association, which uses a modified version of WFTDA rules and regulations. The league has two divisions, an open-division and a female only division. These youth had their exhibition bout in September 2010,[7] only one year after the Junior Roller Derby Association was founded in Austin Texas. Since its founding in 2010 ILJR has grown significantly in popularity along with ILWR.

WFTDA rankings[edit]

Season Final ranking[8] Playoffs Championship
2012 26 E[9] DNQ DNQ
2013 79 WFTDA[10] DNQ DNQ
2014 72 WFTDA[11] DNQ DNQ
2015 77 WFTDA[12] DNQ DNQ
2016 87 WFTDA[13] DNQ DNQ
2017 84 WFTDA[14] DNQ DNQ
2018 109 WFTDA[15] DNQ DNQ
2019 240 WFTDA[16] DNQ DNQ

References[edit]

  1. ^ General Info And History « Ithaca League of Women Rollers
  2. ^ "Ithaca League of Women Rollers – WFTDA". wftda.com. WFTDA. Retrieved 3 August 2017.
  3. ^ "About ILWR | Ithaca League of Women Rollers". Retrieved 2020-02-17.
  4. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-11-07. Retrieved 2011-12-12.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  5. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2014-05-17. Retrieved 2014-05-15.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  6. ^ "2010 Best Of Ithaca". Archived from the original on 2010-10-10. Retrieved 2011-02-08.
  7. ^ Fenchel, Luke Z. (24 September 2010). "Junior Roller Derby Gains Traction". The Ithaca Post. Retrieved 8 February 2011.
  8. ^ "Current Rankings", WFTDA
  9. ^ "Current Rankings". Wayback Machine. WFTDA. Archived from the original on 28 February 2013. Retrieved 3 August 2017.
  10. ^ "Rankings: December 31, 2013". WFTDA. Retrieved 3 August 2017.
  11. ^ "Rankings: December 31, 2014 – WFTDA". wftda.com. WFTDA. Retrieved 3 August 2017.
  12. ^ "Rankings: December 31, 2015 – WFTDA". wftda.com. WFTDA. Retrieved 3 August 2017.
  13. ^ "Rankings: December 31, 2016 – WFTDA". wftda.com. WFTDA. Retrieved 3 August 2017.
  14. ^ "Rankings: December 31, 2017 – WFTDA". wftda.com. WFTDA. Retrieved 7 August 2018.
  15. ^ Watson, Michael. "Current International WFTDA Rankings". WFTDA Stats Home. Retrieved 2020-02-17.
  16. ^ Watson, Michael. "Current International WFTDA Rankings". WFTDA Stats Home. Retrieved 2020-02-17.

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