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World Champions Rose City Rollers Host Denver Roller Derby August 12th

Rose City to host Denver Roller Derby in the lead-up to the WFTDA Playoffs, broadcasted on WFTDA.tv.
Portland, OR (Aug 9, 2016): The Rose City (RCR) all-star roller derby team, Wheels of Justice, won the 2015 Women’s Flat Track Derby Association (WFTDA) championship last November. Fans in the stands and in front of our live broadcast will have the rare opportunity to watch as Rose City hosts Denver Roller Derby in a high-intensity match to defend their title and the coveted Hydra trophy.

This is no regular derby match. In this weekend’s WFTDA-ranked game, Rose City hopes to prove their rank as the top seed entering the Playoffs by besting Denver derby in this last regular season bout. This suspense-filled match will offer the winner a confidence boost on the road to Playoffs: Both Denver and Rose City will compete again at Playoffs, and the victor will advance to the Championships.

“This is our last game before playoffs, and the team has never looked more cohesive. We’re really excited to take on Denver at home to launch our playoff campaign and truly test our skills before defending the Hydra here in Portland in November.” – Elicia Nisbet-Smith, Wheels of Justice, Team Captain

The Playoffs will determine which top 3 teams advance to the coveted WFTDA 2016 World Championship, being hosted here in Portland on Nov 4-6 at the Veteran’s Memorial Coliseum. Fans from all over the world will have the chance to explore the city RCR calls home while watching top-notch derby. The International WFTDA Championship is a 3-day, live-broadcast 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

This weekend’s details:
What: Rose City Rollers’ Wheels of Justice vs. Denver Roller Derby’s Mile High Club
Where: RCR’s Hangar at Oaks Park
When: Friday, August 12, 8pm
Tickets available here: http://www.merctickets.com/events/33325717/wheels-of-justice-vs-denvers-mile-high-club-roller-derby-bout

For those not able to attend this weekend’s bout, all six games will be broadcast live on http://wftda.tv/.

The Wheels of Justice (WOJ) Season:

Sept 09/09-11 WOJ at a WFTDA International Playoff, Columbia, SC
Nov 04-06 WOJ in WFTDA International Championships – pending qualification (Veteran’s Memorial Coliseum, Portland, OR)
Kim Stegeman, Rose City Rollers Executive Director