The 2018 Ann Arbor Roller Derby season is coming to a close and this was definitely one for the record books. We’ve had winning seasons for all three of our teams, some major victories and a few history making matchups! Before the season is over, we wanted to take a few minutes to revel in our glory and relive some of those moments that made us all proud to be from Ann Arbor.
While two of our teams are enjoying their very well-deserved off season, the Vigilantes are prepping for another Mitten Kittens Tournament the weekend of October 4th-6th, where they are currently ranked 4th in the D1 bracket. The Vigis have had a stellar season so far with 6 wins and just one tough loss against the Motor City Disassembly Line. Despite the loss of a few longtime players after the 2017 season, the Vigis have stepped up their game and proven that although they are the Ann Arbor “C” team, they’re still ready to take on teams of all levels.
4/14/18 East Lansing 87 Vigilantes 218
4/14/18 Vigilantes 225 Keweenaw 217
4/28/18 Vigilantes 224 Border City Brawlers 80
4/28/18 Vigilantes 135 MCDL 250
7/28/18 Vigilantes 173 WCR: Third Coast 167
8/11/18 Vigilantes 259 Small Town 104
8/18/18 Downriver Dollstars B 124 Vigilantes 186
Ann Arbor Bruising Company
The Bruisers finished off their season last weekend with a win over Flint City, capping off with a very successful 6-4 record. The Bruisers are definitely turning heads after playing many high-level teams including Gotham and Arch Rival, as well as attending both ECDX and Udder Chaos, showing that every single team that comes from Ann Arbor is full of heart, dedication, and skills for days.
3/24/18 QCRG: Subzero Sirens 129 Bruisers 370
4/7/18 OHRD: Gang Green 70 Bruisers 342
5/18/18 NCDG Road Warriors 32 Bruisers 499
5/19/18 ARCH: Saint Lunachix 204 Bruisers 232
6/17/19 Bruiers 129 TRD: Bruise Crew 154
6/23/18 Bruisers 91 GGRD Wall Street Traitors 273
6/24/18 Bruisers 141 MRD: Dairyland Dolls B 165
6/30/18 Bruisers 264 Detroit Allstars B 189
7/28/18 Bruisers 121 WCR: Second Wind 177
9/15/18 Flint City 190 Bruisers 312
Ann Arbor Brawlstars
If we’re talking about record setting seasons, we’re talking about our Brawlstars. Not only did they make Michigan roller derby history by beating Detroit’s Allstars for the first time, but they also had their first win at WFTDA playoffs against Windy City finishing off their season at 8-4.
3/24/18 Queen City 217 Brawlstars 141
4/7/18 Ohio 97 Brawlstars 274
4/27/18 Brawlstars 144 Dublin 141
4/28/18 Brawlstars 250 OKVD 157
4/28/18 Boston 177 Brawlstars 173
5/18/18 Madison 170 Brawlstars 196
5/19/18 Brawlstars 171 Team United 126
5/20/18 Philly 178 Brawlstars 107
6/17/18 Brawlstars 125 Tampa 119
6/30/18 Brawlstars 234 Detroit 166
9/21/18 Sun State 195 Brawlstars 162
9/22/18 Windy City 185 Brawlstars 213
Once the Vigilantes finish off their season at Mitten Kittens, it will be time for the whole league to take a collective deep breath and rest for our 2019 season…
Who are we kidding? “Rest” is not a thing we do! We’ll see you in 2019 faster, stronger, and ready to keep playing our game every chance we get.