The Ann Arbor Brawlstars were buzzing with excitement at the chance for a rematch against Pittsburgh’s Steel Hurtin’. The two teams first met in September 2016 at Division One playoffs, resulting in a close game. Although the Brawlstars held the lead at half time with a score of 144 to 115, Steel City’s experience at a higher level of play won through. The Brawlstars got into some jammer penalty trouble and Steel City brought back the game to end with a score of 205 to 258.
We're thrilled to get rolling with another season of exciting, empowering roller derby! Save these dates to join Ann Arbor Brawlstars, Arbor Bruising Co., and Ypsilanti Vigilantes at beautiful Buhr Park:
June 3 - Ann Arbor Brawlstars and Arbor Bruising Co. vs. Ohio Roller Derby
June 24 - Ann Arbor Brawlstars vs. Queen City Roller Girls: Lake Effect Furies
Ypsilanti Vigilantes vs. East Lansing Roller Derby: Mitten Mavens
July 22 - Arbor Bruising Co. vs. Windy City: Second Wind
Ypsilanti Vigilantes vs. Sarnia Roller Derby: Sarnia Chinstraps
September 16 - Arbor Bruising Co. and Ypsilanti Vigilantes vs. Downriver Roller Dolls
More details are coming very soon to our 2017 season page, but until then you can get your hands on tickets to our triple header season opener, or buy 2017 season passes while supplies last!
Celebrate the end of A2D2's 2016 season, prom style! Saturday, December 10 at Necto, we're swapping our skates for dancing shoes, and our jerseys for our finest purple, silver, and black attire. Be our date, won't ya?
The fun begins at 8PM. Guests 18+ welcome. $5 cash or card at the door.
After years of hard work, challenging matchups, and buckets of sweat, the Brawlstars are making history with their WFTDA playoffs debut. September 9-11, they're going for greatness in the D1 tournament in Columbia, South Carolina!
Learn more about the Brawlstars' road to the playoffs:
- Derby Central: Turning Idols Into Rivals - the Ann Arbor Derby Dimes
- The Apex: Ann Arbor Brawlstars Ready to Make Their Mark in D1 Playoffs
August 6 was an epic final home bout of the 2016 season! The Ypsilanti Vigilantes hosted the Killamazoo Kill Squad. Kill Squad started out very strong, taking the lead for the first six jams. The Vigilantes nibbled their way to stay in the game, and took over the lead by the seventh jam of the first half. Smart call-offs by the Vigilante jammers and great offense by their blockers kept the Vigilantes in the lead, going into the half with a score of 118-91.