Wow — what a weekend! We were so thrilled to see so many of you come out to watch the amazing derby on show at the Star of Texas Bowl. While the Texecutioners didn’t come away with any wins, our home-town fans screamed for joy with every point and kept everyone’s spirits high all weekend long.
If you missed the games, you can catch up by reading recaps right here on our site, or by heading to www.wftda.tv for archived video. In a nutshell, defending 2011 WFTDA champs the Gotham Girls steamrolled the competition, emerging with a 3-0 record. Bay Area defeated Texas and Windy City, and Windy City defeated Texas.
Windy City 143 Texas 121
Gotham 254 Windy City 89
Bay Area 159 Texas 88
Gotham 187 Bay Area 89
Bay Area 195 Windy City 180
Gotham 265 Texas 60
In the exhibition games, our Firing Squad defeated the visiting Cen-Tex All-Stars 152-134 and the Austin Derby Brats, along with visiting skaters from Corpus Christi and Atlanta, showed the world what the next generation of derby talent is capable of!
Of course, all this amazing action wouldn’t be possible without the support and dedication of a whole lot of people, starting with you, our fans — THANK YOU for your passion and for screaming yourselves hoarse over the weekend. You remind us every game why we skate for Texas.
It also wouldn’t be possible without the teams that travelled all the way to Austin for this weekend’s games — thanks, Gotham Girls, Bay Area Derby Girls, Windy City Rollers, Cen-Tex Sirens, Atlanta Derby Brats and Sparkling City Roller Dollz for playing with us this weekend. We loved having you here and hope you come back sometime!
We had a huge staff of volunteers working trackside and behind the scenes to make this happen. There’d be no on-track action without our refs, non-skating officials, announcers, crowd wranglers, will-call whizzes, the Derby Brothers — and the list goes on! It takes a village and we are grateful to each and every person who stepped up to volunteer this weekend.
Finally, thank you to the amazing food sponsors who kept our skaters and volunteers fed and energetic all weekend long!
Green Mesquite BBQ
Hyde Park Bar and Grill
Green Island Catering
Zico Coconut Water
And a huge thank you to our other tournament sponsors:
Five on Five magazine
Invisible Hand Films
And our venue, the Austin Convention Center