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(Story by Brian Ledford – Photos by Bob Dunnell) (MONTREAL, QUEBEC, CANADA) Reaching uncharted territory, the Arch Rival Roller Derby All Stars entered Sunday’s bronze medal game of the Women’s Flat Track Derby Association (WFTDA) global finale with high hopes. After a quarterfinal victory over stubborn Denver and a semifinal setback against inevitable Hydra Trophy winner Rose City, St. Louis’s match-up with prior champ Victorian provided plenty of optimism. During numerous stretches...

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(Story by Brian Ledford – Photos by Bob Dunnell) (MONTREAL, QUEBEC, CANADA) Finding themselves in the semifinals of the Women’s Flat Track Derby Association (WFTDA) global tournament Saturday night, the Arch Rival All Stars knew they had a heavy task ahead, a meeting with defending Hydra Cup possessors, the undefeated Rose City Rollers Wheels of Justice. No pressure, right? It was quite a challenge and St. Louis was certainly game. In the first half, the locals had rebounded from two def...

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(Story by Brian Ledford – Photos by Bob Dunnell) (MONTREAL, QUEBEC, CANADA) Heading into the global finale of the Women’s Flat Track Derby Association (WFTDA) held in the Great White North this weekend, St. Louis-based Arch Rival Roller Derby knew that it would have to bring their self-defined “Midwestern, cornfed, sticky derby lives” to the sport court if they wanted to potentially win a first-time medal. Seems like a good plan, right? It worked out perfectly. Propelled by a pair of...

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Arch Rival Roller Derby turns 15 years young in 2020 and we are gearing up for another exciting local campaign at Midwest Sports Hockey that launches this December which includes home tussles, travel team play and an exciting, inaugural mini-tournament. Our seven-event season pass package is on-sale right now at Brown Paper Tickets for the low price of $60, a savings of $45 when compared to tickets purchased individually at the door! In our usual complexion, the four ARCH local teams – defendi...

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Arch Rival’s C-team, the Fleur De Linquents, are hosting a fundraiser this Saturday that features a high-impact, full-length game. The FDLs face Dark River Derby Coalition at 6:30 pm at the Skatium in South City St. Louis (120 East Catalan). A $5 donation is kindly requested for admission but if one wants to donate more, it would be greatly appreciated! All proceeds directly benefit the team. The Fleur De Linquents (2-4) scored wins over Nashville Music City Brawl Stars B-team and the Prairiel...

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After a one year absence, Arch Rival Roller Derby’s B-team is returning to a post-season tournament that features the upper-echelon of developmental squads. ARCH Nemesis claimed placement at The Great B Team Skate Off, held in Denver, Colorado October 4-6. The ten-team, bracketed tourney is hosted by Denver Roller Derby and the Nemesis will find out their seed and placement in the tourney shortly. “I am really proud of this team for being able to make it back to B Champs and compete at the h...

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Weekend Road Trip Results

All three travel Arch Rival Roller Derby travel teams made road trips this past weekend. The Arch Rival All-Stars, currently ranked fourth internationally by the Women’s Flat Track Derby Association (WFTDA), traveled to Los Angeles, California and competed at Tinseltown Showdown at the home track of Angel City Roller Derby. In Saturday’s sanctioned game, ARCH topped #21 Arizona 282-50. Then Sunday afternoon, ARCH finished the sweep with a 142-91 victory over the #7 Angel City Derby H...

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All three travel teams for Arch Rival Roller Derby hit the road this weekend and the trio aims to collectively claim a clean sweep. The ARCH All-Stars, currently ranked fourth internationally by the Women’s Flat Track Derby Association (WFTDA), competes at the Tinseltown Showdown in Los Angeles, California. The A-team (3-2) has battles against #7 Angel City and #21 Arizona during the weekend. Meanwhile, the ARCH Nemesis and the Fleur De Linquents four-wheeled caravans drive to Tennessee Saturd...

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(ST. LOUIS, MO)  The Arch Rival Roller Derby All-Stars found out their fate Wednesday afternoon in the upcoming post-season within the Women’s Flat Track Derby Association (WFTDA) and the news was good. When the governing body released their latest set of calculated rankings, the St. Louis-based rollers found out that they were ranked fourth internationally. As a result, the ARCH bypassed past a pair of playoff rounds and received automatic entry to the 2019 International WFTDA Championships ...

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A pair of Arch Rival Roller Derby travel teams competed at the La Classique Georgia W Tush 2019 invitational held this past weekend in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. The three-day event took place at Arena-St. Louis and the two ARCH representatives, the Arch Rival All-Stars primary travel team and the Nemesis B-team, each finished the event with 1-2 records. That might seem a bit of a downer on first-look, but considering the caliber of competition the teams faced over the weekend, the result was act...