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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...

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The primary travel team of Arch Rival Roller Derby (ARCH) is primed for the inaugural “Sibling Rivalry” invitational, set for June 24-26 at Midwest Sport Hockey at Queeny Park in Ballwin, Missouri. The three-day event, co-hosted by ARCH and GateKeepers Roller Derby, features 18 flat-track battles featuring women’s and men’s action. Arch Rival, currently ranked eighth internationally by the Women’s Flat Track Derby Association (WFTDA) has contests against #7 Jacksonv...

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The Arch Rival Roller Derby All-Stars, now currently ranked #8 internationally by the Women’s Flat Track Derby Association (WFTDA), collected a pair of wins at this past weekend’s Midwest BrewHaHa and kept its record spotless. ARCH netted victories over #17 Team United (238-119) and #31 Detroit (304-114) to push its record to 5-0. For the BrewHaHa weekend, ARCH alongside its brothers in derby, GateKeepers Roller Derby, finished the event 5-0 collectively. Arch City Sports has a recap...

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This weekend, the Arch Rival Roller Derby All-Stars, currently ranked ninth internationally by the Women’s Flat Track Derby Association (WFTDA), are ready for an annual checkpoint on its yearly travel team ledger and looks to keep its current spotless record intact. ARCH (3-0) competes at Midwest BrewHaHa 2016 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and faces #28 Detroit Friday at 8:30 p.m. and #19 Team United Women’s Roller Derby Saturday at 3 p.m. The three-day, two-track event, held at UW-Milwaukee Panth...

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(BLOOMINGTON, IN) Arch Rival Roller Derby’s B-team, the Saint Lunachix, collected a dominant three-game sweep Saturday to win the 2016 B-Cup Tournament held at Frank Southern Center. In the one-day, eight-team bracketed tournament, hosted by Bleeding Heartland Roller Derby, the Lunachix launched its morning with a 479-79 duke over BHRD’s Code Blue Assassins in the quarterfinal round. Later that afternoon, St. Louis collected a 375-43 semifinal victory over Steel City Roller DerbyR...

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(ST. LOUIS, MO) To provide an opportunity for transgender women, cisgender women, intersex women and gender expansive participants in the St. Louis region to participate in the challenging and exciting sport of roller derby, locally-based Arch Rival Roller Girls has officially changed its name to Arch Rival Roller Derby. With pride on April 2 at its local championship event, the popular franchise, a member of the internationally-recognized Women’s Flat Track Derby Association (WFTDA), revealed...

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This week’s release of international rankings by the Women’s Flat Track Derby Association (WFTDA) saw the Arch Rival All-Stars retain its position of #10 globally within the governing bodies’ hierarchy. Arch Rival, who finished 2015 with a 15-3 record and made its inaugural WFTDA Championships appearance last November, launches its 2016 campaign at the Big O Invitational held in Eugene, Oregon the final weekend of April. Arch Rival plays #12 Minnesota, #13 Rat City and #26 Term...