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Rose City’s Path to the Top Set as Championship Bracket Announced

Rose City’s Path to the Top Set as Championship Bracket Announced
The Wheels of Justice prepare to defend World Champion title Nov. 4-6 In Portland

Portland, OR (October 14, 2016): Playoffs are concluded, brackets are set, and Rose City sets their sights on the games they have to win to retain their title at the WFTDA 2016 World Championship in Portland, November 4-6. At the Columbia WFTDA Playoffs, the 2015 World Champion Wheels of Justice proved their ranking by besting Denver Roller Derby 270 to 191, beating predicted margins by 15% and securing a first-seed position in Champs. Now it’s announced that after their first round bye of the tournament, Rose City will face the winner of the match-up between Texas Rollergirls and Rat City Rollergirls on Saturday, November 5 at 4pm. Tickets available now.

The competition is fierce. Following the first round of matches between the second and third-seeded teams November 4, the winners will advance to first-round byes with the first-seed teams, including the Victorian Roller Derby League (Australia), London Rollergirls (UK), Gotham City Roller Derby (New York), and our own Rose City Rollers.  Though all the teams are gearing up for an epic throw-down in November, Rose City needs to defend their title as World Champions with home-team advantage.

“This is what we’ve been working so hard for all year! We’re prepared to give everything we’ve got to keeping the Hydra in Portland.” – Elicia Nisbet-Smith, Wheels of Justice Captain

Interested in interviewing members of Wheels of Justice? Get in touch now to schedule before Champs.

About WFTDA World Championships:

Four playoff tournaments produced three teams each 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 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, check out the WFTDA’s tournament webpage: https://wftda.com/tournaments/2016

Kim Stegeman, Rose City Rollers Executive Director
(503) 784-1444

Detailed Rose City Rollers Stats: Flat Track Stats