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 Tucson Roller Derby is an all-girl flat-track roller derby league formed in 2003. Skater-owned and -operated, TRD is a 501(c)3 organization. "By the skaters. For the skaters. Always."

2003 - The Founding of Tucson Roller Derby

In late 2003 a dozen local women attend a meeting organized by Kim Sin with the purpose of forming an all-girl roller derby league. Present at this initial meeting were the future Kim Sin, Whiskey Mick (active TRD), Sassy Sue (active TRD), Fisti Cuffs (currently with Gotham Girls), eeka (currently with Derby City Rollergirls), Jezebelle, Sloppy Flo, Moscow Minx, Berlin Wall. At this point the only other active leagues are in Phoenix (AZRD) and Austin, TX (TXRG & TXRD). Originally envisioned as the Tucson chapter of the Phoenix-based Arizona Roller Derby (AZRD), the group is named Tucson-Arizona Roller Derby and forms its sole team, the Furious Truckstop Waitresses (pink/black waitress theme). TRD locates a practice space. While affordable, it is an outdoor track with no shelter from the elements. Tucson summer temperatures average well over 95 for several months throughout the year. Members continue searching for a venue suitable for holding bouts. TRD continues to use this space for 2 of 3 weekly practices through 2009. The logistics of being a two-headed beast prove prohibitive and within a few months Tucson officially becomes Tucson Roller Derby, a 501(c)3. TRD and AZRD retain a sister-league relationship.

2004 - The First Season

Fielding a single home team, the Furious Truckstop Waitresses (FTW) played inter-league bouts exclusively through April of 2004. After the formation of the league's second team, the Iron Curtain (captained by Moscow Minx), TRD hosted its first home game on May 9, 2004 at its new bout venue, Bladeworld Indoor Sports Center (now Tucson Indoor Sports Center). Tucson hosted its first interleague bout on July 17, 2004 with the FTW playing the AZRD Bruisers. TRD became an early member of the United Leagues Committee (ULC), the precursor to the Womens' Flat Track Derby Association (WFTDA). "The ULC was a group of actively bouting flat track derby leagues that joined together in April 2004 to discuss standardizing rules to enable and promote competitions between the leagues. At the time of formation, the ULC was open to any existing flat track derby league interested in interleague play and was comprised of 30 leagues. The most significant early accomplishments of the ULC were the release of standard flat track derby rules and the Dust Devil tournament held in February 2006 in Tucson, AZ." (more history at WFTDA.com http://wftda.com/history) In November of 2004, Tucson Roller Derby, Arizona Roller Derby and the Texas Rollergirls (TXRG) joined forces to play the first-ever inter-state bouts. Phoenix and Tucson each hosted a game and later that month both Arizona teams traveled to Austin for a second round. April 3, 2004: away FTW vs AZRD Bruisers April 24, 2004: away FTW vs AZRD French Kiss Army May 9, 2009: FTW (71) vs Iron Curtain (57) May 22, 2004: FTW vs AZRD Smash Squad / Bruisers vs French Kiss Army July 17, 2004: Iron Curtain (86) vs AZRD Bruisers (102) August 21, 2004: home FTW (92) vs AZRD Smash Squad ( 65) September 18, 2004: STW vs Iron Curtain November 7, 2004: home TRD Saddletramps (70) vs Texas Rollergirls (110) November 21, 2004: away TRD Saddletramps vs Texas Rollergirls

2005 - The Second Season & The Third Team

Tucson's third team, the VICE Squad (black/blue cop theme) debuted in the first game of season two (captained by Whiskey Mick). The rookie team went on to win the championship bout. In November of 2005 a group of TRD skaters performed with pyrotechnic theater group Flam Chen in a spectacular fire show at the culmination of the El Tour De Tucson. In December TRD and TXRG revisited their now annual inter-league game against each other. February 19, 2005: FTW (115) vs VICE (84) March 5, 2005: VICE (141) vs Iron Curtain (82) April 16, 2005: FTW (70) vs VICE (50) May 21, 2005: VICE (102) vs AZRD Surly Gurlies (43) June 18, 2005: FTW (92) vs Iron Curtain (52) July 16, 2005: VICE (125) vs Iron Curtain (26) July 23, 2005: TRD Saddletramps (158) vs AZRD Tent City Terrors (48) August 20, 2005: FTW (116) vs Iron Curtain (38) September 17, 2005: VICE (64) vs FTW (56) November 5, 2005: TRD Saddletramps played themselves in the Black & Tan bout December 3, 2005: TRD Saddletramps (45) vs Texas Rollergirls (81)

2006 - The Third Season & The National Dust Devil Tournament

In 2006 TRD hosted the initial Dust Devil, the first-ever roller derby national tournament. 20 roller derby leagues from across the U.S. traveled to Tucson to compete over three days. Tucson placed second. March 18, 2006: FTW (128) vs Iron Curtain (60) April 15, 2006: VICE vs FTW May 20, 2006: VICE (146) vs Iron Curtain (48) June 17, 2006: FTW vs Iron Curtain July 15, 2006: VICE vs FTW August 19, 2006: VICE (134) vs Iron Curtain (66) September 16, 2006: FTW (81) vs VICE (73) October 21, 2006: TRD Saddletramps plays itself in the Black & Tan bout. November 18, 2006: TRD vs AZRD triple header. Iron Curtain (20) vs the Surly Gurlies (50) / VICE Squad (111) vs Bad News Beaters (9) / FTW (91) vs the Bruisers (8) December 2, 2006: TRD Saddletramps (62) vs Texas Rollergirls (28) December 16, 2006: TRD Saddletramps (139) vs Duke City Derby (28)

2007 - The Fourth Season & The Fourth Team

Tucson again hosted the Dust Devil in February of 2007. This year's Dust Devil serves as a regional tournament to decide which Western teams advance to Nationals. 12 teams competed over three days. Tucson ook second place and advanced to the Womens' Flat-Track Derby Association (WFTDA) Nationals in Austin, TX. The Rat City All-Stars also advanced (1st), along with Texas Rollergirls and Kansas City Roller Warriors. Tucson's fourth team, the Copper Queens (copper/green mining theme), debuted in the second bout of season four (captained by Dirty Teri). January 20, 2007: TRD Saddletramps (95) vs AZRD Tent City Terrors (48) February 16, 2007: Dust Devil Western Regional Tournament. March 17, 2007: FTW (99) vs Iron Curtain (42) April 14, 2007: VICE (102) vs Copper Queens (28) May 5, 2007: FTW (77) vs VICE (69) June 9, 2007: Iron Curtain (71) vs Copper Queens (106) July 14, 2007: TRD Saddletramps (120) vs Madison Dairyland Dolls (66) July 21, 2007: FTW (120) vs Copper Queens (62) August 18, 2007: VICE (122) vs Iron Curtain (46) September 8, 2007: FTW (113) vs Iron Curtain (86) / VICE (112) vs Copper Queens (92) September 15, 2007: Copper Queens (119) vs Iron Curtain (71) / VICE (76) vs FTW (99) September 29, 2007: WFTDA National Championship. TRD Saddletramps (73) November 17, 2007: Iron Curtain (77) vs Orange County Crushers (34) / Copper Queens (117) vs Duke City Ho-Bots (74)

2008 - The Fifth Season

The fifth season schedule was intense, each bout is a double-header with all four teams playing. In October, TRD's Saddletramps traveled to the WFTDA Western Regional Tournament. The Saddletramps defeat Dallas in round one but were knocked out in the second round by the Rat City Rollergirls. (Rat City secured third place in Western Regionals and advance to Nationals.) January 19, 2008: Copper Queens (68) vs AZRD Bruisers (68) February 16, 2008: TRD Saddletramps (81) vs TX Rollergirls (82) March 1, 2008: Copper Queens (87) vs Iron Curtain (69) / VICE (46) vs FTW (95) March 15, 2008: VICE (128) vs Iron Curtain (86) / Copper Queens (75) vs FTW (104) April 19, 2008: Iron Curtain (58) vs FTW (130) / Copper Queens (77) vs VICE (57) May 17, 2008: FTW (62) vs VICE (88) / Iron Curtain (54) vs Copper Queens (142) May 31, 2008: *home* TRD Saddletramps (39) vs Bay.Area.Derby Girls (96) June 21, 2008: VICE (164) vs Iron Curtain (14) / FTW (73) vs Copper Queen (125) June 28, 2008: home TRD Saddletramps (81) vs Pikes Peak Derby Dames (94) July 12, 2008: away TRD Saddletramps (19) vs Windy City All-Stars (138) July 19, 2008: VICE (121) vs Copper Queens (31) / FTW (110) vs Iron Curtain (20) August 16 : VICE (94) vs FTW (56) / 2008: Copper Queens (77) vs Iron Curtain (63) August 30, 2008: TRD Saddletramps (38) vs Gotham Girls Roller Derby (135) September 13, 2008: TRD Saddletramps (41) vs Carolina Roller Girls (80) September 27, 2008: TRD Saddletramps (64) vs Philadelphia Liberty Belles (118) October 3, 2008: WFTDA Western regionals. TRD Saddletramps (112) vs Dallas Derby Deviles (52) / TRD Saddletramps (81) vs Rat City All-Stars (170) October 4, 2008: WFTDA Western regionals. TRD Saddletramps (91) vs Denver Roller Dolls (125) October 5, 2008: WFTDA Western regionals. TRD Saddletramps (92) vs Rocky Mountain Rollergirls (96) November 9, 2008: TRD and the Tucson Derby Brats jr. league hold a Stars & Stripes expo bout at Davis Monthan Air Force Base.

2009 - The Sixth Season

Tucson's sixth season started with a round-robin of 15-minute mini-bouts between all four home teams. The Tucson Derby Brats, a junior league for girls 10 - 17, play a bout against the L.A. Junior Derby Dolls during half-time. The first Brat to turn 18 debuts as Luc3f3r of the Iron Curtain. February 7, 2009: F.T.W. (4) vs VICE Squad (42) / Copper Queens (19) vs Iron Curtain (17) /VICE Squad (28) vs Copper Queens (17) /Iron Curtain (24) vs F.T.W. (7) /Iron Curtain (23) vs VICE Squad (29) /F.T.W. (5) vs Copper Queens (35) March 7, 2009: VICE (185) vs FTW (33) March 28, 3009: Copper Queens (87) vs Iron Curtain (73) April 18, 2009: Copper Queens (60) vs VICE (47) / Iron Curtain (113) vs FTW (14) May 9, 2009: VICE (67) vs Iron Curtain (54) May 30, 2009: Copper Queens (90) vs FTW (78) June 13, 2009: VICE (107) vs Copper Queens (94) / Iron Curtain (148) vs FTW (38) August 9, 2009: TRD Saddletramps vs Dike City Derby Munecas muertas October 17, 2009: Expo bout with TRD, Derby Brats, Dry Heat Derby by: Zoe O'Reilly (Whiskey Mick)