Brandywine Roller Derby Wins 2016 D2 Playoffs In Wichita

The teams in WFTDA Division 2 tournaments are always closely matched, but the 2016 International WFTDA D2 Playoffs in Wichita, Kansas, USA, brought about even more nail-biters and seeding upsets than past years. The highest-seeded teams were knocked out of contention and a team rose from the #7 seed to earn a spot in the D2 bracket at the 2016 International WFTDA Championships this fall.

2016 International WFTDA D2 Playoffs in Wichita Winners
Danforth Johnson

Brandywine Roller Derby of Downingtown, Pennsylvania, USA, won the tournament after starting the weekend as the #4 seed. Close behind them were the second place finishers, Blue Ridge Rollergirls of Asheville, North Carolina, USA, the aforementioned #7 seed. Both teams will advance to Championships, Nov. 4-6 in Portland, Oregon, USA.

Blue Ridge Rollergirls’ Dr. Octopushy, the weekend’s leading scorer, was named the tournament MVP.

If you missed out on any of the action this weekend, check out game photos and recaps on the Wichita tournament page, and watch the game archives on later this week.

Final Results

1st Place – Brandywine Roller Derby (seed #4)
2nd Place – Blue Ridge Rollergirls (seed #7)
3rd Place – Jet City Rollergirls (seed #1)
4th Place – Nashville Rollergirls (seed #3)
5th Place – Boulder County Bombers (seed #8)
6th Place – Houston Roller Derby (seed #2)
7th Place – Tucson Roller Derby (seed #6)
8th Place – Kansas City Roller Warriors (seed #5)
9th Place – Chicago Outfit Roller Derby (seed #9)
10th Place – Carolina Rollergirls (seed #10)

Congratulations to all of the participating teams, and thanks to all the officials, announcers, photographers, and other volunteers who made the weekend in Wichita such a success! Special thanks go out to tournament hosts ICT Rollergirls for hosting the WFTDA community this weekend.

Download the Final Bracket