D1FW: (3) Arch Rival Overpowers (9) Bleeding Heartland, 347-121

FORT WAYNE, IN — In Saturday’s second consolation game, 3 seed Arch Rival hit 9 seed Bleeding Heartland with a 347-121 blowout that seemed a little more closely matched than the score implied. The story of the game was repeated huge power jams for Arch Rival completely unbalancing a contest that was nearly even when both teams had jammers on the track. Arch Rival scored well over 200 points during Bleeding Heartland’s 8 jammer penalties, accounting for almost the entirety of their 226-point margin of victory.

D1FW: (6) Ohio Upsets (3) Arch Rival, 218-166

D1FW: (6) Ohio Upsets (3) Arch Rival, 218-166 Photo: Dave Wood.

FORT WAYNE, IN — In the closing game of Friday action in Fort Wayne, 6th seeded Ohio claimed the only seeding upset of the day, turning around a very rocky start against third-seeded Arch Rival to crawl out of a 68-point deficit, winning 218-166 and claiming the final berth in the tournament semifinals. The victory pits them against 2 seed Montreal at 4pm on Saturday with a trip to the tournament final on the line.

Preview: Fort Wayne WFTDA Division 1 Playoff

Preview: Fort Wayne WFTDA Division 1 Playoff Arch Rival and Ohio do battle. Photo Credit: Bob Dunnell

In Indiana this weekend, the derby world will be treated to the very first top-tier divisional tournament. The ten teams competing will have travelled almost 10,000 miles between them to get to Fort Wayne, IN.

Arch Rival Stuns Minnesota, 132-127

Arch Rival Stuns Minnesota, 132-127 Photo: Bob Dunnell / mrmcwheely.com

BALLWIN, MO–For Arch Rival (WFTDA #11), what had happened in Vegas apparently stayed in Vegas.