D1C: Angel City Flies Over Rocky Mountain, 228-198

D1C: Angel City Flies Over Rocky Mountain, 228-198 Photo: Danforth Johnson

MILWAUKEE, WI–Rocky Mountain had a strong early start but Angel City were able to stretch their margin to 50-points late in the first half. From there, the game was characterised by frequent lead changes as the sides traded power jams–and in the end, Angel City came off the better when a late-game penalty let them establish a 30-point margin and leaving Rocky no time to come back. The LA side secured themselves a date with Denver tomorrow with their 228-198 win.

D1C: Rocky Mountain Rollergirls Preview

D1C: Rocky Mountain Rollergirls Preview Rocky take a post-game lap after Asheville's championship game. Photo Credit: ShutHer Up

MILWAUKEE, WI–To describe Rocky Mountain Rollergirls as a storied league would be to hugely understate the situation. They are past WFTDA champions, have played in some of the greatest games ever seen in the sport, and have been party to some key moments in history on and off the track.

WFTDA Announces Championships Bracket

SALEM, OR–The Women’s Flat Track Derby Association drew the Championships bracket at the close of the last Division 1 Playoff. The four playoff winners–Gotham, Bay Area, Texas and Denver–have all earnt a first-round bye, while second- and third-place winners face a play-in round.

D1A 1st: (1) Gotham Shuts Down (2) Rocky Mountain, 216-99

D1A 1st: (1) Gotham Shuts Down (2) Rocky Mountain, 216-99 Photo: ShutHerUp.

ASHEVILLE, NC — The championship game of Asheville’s WFTDA playoff tournament came down to the top two seeds in defending WFTDA champion Gotham facing off against Rocky Mountain for a bye in the 2013 championship tournament. Though RMRG held a tiny lead about 14 minutes into the game and was still in it at halftime, Gotham’s methodical defense and unflappable jammers relentlessly ground Rocky Mountain down in the second; Gotham claimed their 41st straight WFTDA win, 216-99.