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2016 ARCH Year In Review

The completion of the calendar year saw another whirlwind campaign by the pioneers of women’s flat-track roller derby in St. Louis. The past twelve months saw incredible accomplishments by both the local and travel teams as Arch Rival celebrated its tenth year of operation. There was also a plethora of off-track activities that were performed by the league. Here is a capsule summary of a non-stop 2016: JANUARY 1.2.16 – The 2015-16 three-team intraleague campaign continued with game three of ...

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A real nail biter was witnessed at Arch Rival Roller Derby‘s 2016-17 local season opener at Midwest Sport Hockey where two-time defending ARCH champions the Stunt Devils topped the M-80s, 200-188. The Stunts (1-0) trailed by two points heading into the game’s penultimate jam and posted 14 uncontested to claim the dozen point duke. CLICK ON THIS SENTENCE TO READ THE RECAP FROM ARCH CITY SPORTS. The ARCH local season continues on Saturday, January 7, 2017 as the M-80s (0-1) face the Smashi...

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We’re just days away from the 2016-17 local season for Arch Rival Roller Derby and there’s still time to give yourself (or the flat-track friend you know) an early Christmas gift. Now through this Saturday, ARCH is offering a discounted seven-event season ticket package. For $55, you can experience the full local season of doubleheaders that also features GateKeepers Roller Derby action at Midwest Sport Hockey at Queeny Park. This is a savings of $15 compared to buying tickets at the...

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Eight-wheeled action returns to Queeny Park this weekend as Arch Rival Roller Derby (ARCH) launches its 2016-17 local campaign Saturday night at Midwest Sport Hockey (510 Weidman Rd., Ballwin, MO). At 6:30 pm, the evening opens with a women’s’ re-match of last season’s ARCH finale as the defending champions, the Stunt Devils, tangles with runner-ups, the M-80s. That contest will be followed by GateKeepers Roller Derby’s meeting between the Central West Friends and the Creve Coroners ...

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The Arch Rival Roller Derby All-Stars returned to the International Championships of the Women’s Flat Track Derby Association (WFTDA) earlier this month. The 2016 edition, featuring the top twelve global teams, was held at Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Portland, Oregon. ARCH, currently ranked eighth internationally, earned its second straight WFTDA Champs berth by placing third at the Madison Division 1 Playoff round held in Madison, Wisconsin in September. In a quarterfinal qualifying mat...

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(ST. LOUIS, MO) The annual Arch Rival Roller Derby Awards were held Friday, October 21 at the Heavy Anchor, where accomplishments were recognized in 47 different categories. Here is a list of the 2016 winners: ARCH LOCAL TEAM AWARDS STUNT DEVILS TEAM MVP: Shear-Ra Powers MVP JAMMER: Bricktator MVP BLOCKER: Aceta Menacin’ SMASHINISTAS TEAM MVP: Cloack N’ Drag-Her & Chewblocka (TIE) MVP JAMMER: Harmony Killerbruise MVP BLOCKER: Shimmy Hoffa M-80s TEAM MVP: Tupac Shank-Her MVP JAMMER: Ida t...

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Arch Rival All-Stars jammer Annie Swanson was awarded Most Valuable Player at the Madison round of the Women’s Flat Track Derby Association (WFTDA) Division 1 international playoffs held in Madison. Supplemented by Swanson’s performance, Arch Rival, currently ranked #8 internationally by the WFTDA, finished third during the weekend and advanced to the governing body’s international championships that will be held in November. Arch Rival (11-1) meets Denver, who placed second at the Divisio...

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(MADISON, WI) For the second straight year, the primary travel squad of Arch Rival Roller Derby has advanced to the Women’s Flat Track Derby Association (WFTDA) International Championships following its 149-131 victory over the Tampa Tantrums in Sunday’s third place game at the Division 1 playoffs held at Madison’s Veterans Memorial Coliseum. Arch Rival (11-1) meets Denver, who placed second at the Division 1 playoff in held Columbia, South Carolina at the Championships’ opening roun...

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In anticipation of the Arch Rival All-Stars’ upcoming appearance at the Women’s Flat Track Derby Association (WFTDA) Division 1 playoff round in Madison, Wisconsin later this month, let’s look at a continuing benchmark for the St. Louis-based franchise. Since Arch Rival moved to its current residence at Midwest Sports Hockey in Ballwin, Missouri, the A-team has never lost a WFTDA-sanctioned game at home…ever. Beginning with a May 2011 win over Ohio, the All-Stars have accumulated a 2...

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After finishing its regular season undefeated, the primary travel squad of Arch Rival Roller Derby now knows its future fate in the upcoming playoffs within the Women’s Flat Track Derby Association (WFTDA) as the governing body released its latest set of calculated rankings Friday. With the reveal, St. Louis (8-0) holds a rank of #8 internationally out of 290 WFTDA-sanctioned leagues. The status results in a second seed for the WFTDA Division 1 playoff round that will be held in Madison, Wisco...