December 19, 2009
The Women’s Flat Track Derby Association (WFTDA) is proud to announce the four skaters selected as “Most Valuable Players” during the recent 2009 WFTDA National Championship, held Nov. 15 in Philadelphia, PA.
MVPs were selected by teams that participated in the championship match, between the Oly Rollers of Olympia, WA and the Texas Rollergirls of Austin, TX, as well as the bout for third and fourth place, between the Denver Roller Dolls and the Rocky Mountain Roller Girls, both of Denver, CO.
The championship tournament capped a year of surprising upsets and firsts for WFTDA, including the expansion of regional qualifying tournaments to include North and South Central divisions, which resulted in the largest tournament pool in WFTDA history.
In their first year of tournament play, the Oly Rollers’ Cosa Nostra Donnas not only entered the national tournament as the No. 1 seed from the Western Division, the league won the championship with a 178-100 victory over longtime derby matriarchs, the Texas Rollergirls.
Real. Strong. Athletic. Revolutionary.