Tucson Roller Derby
(TRD) is a women's roller derby
league located in Tucson, Arizona
. TRD is a 501
nonprofit public charity
organization. A member of the Women's Flat Track Derby Association (WFTDA
), Tucson Roller Derby is a skater-run non-profit organization formed in late 2003. Now entering its fifth season, TRD hosts monthly flat-track roller derby competitions which showcase bouts among the various teams in the league. As of 2009, five teams comprise Tucson Roller Derby: the Furious Truckstop Waitresses (FTW), the Iron Curtain, the VICE Squad, and the Copper Queens — in addition to the TRD Saddletramps, a travelling team formed for inter-league challenges.
Initially formed as the Tucson extension of the Phoenix-based , TRD was founded in 2003 by Kim Kysar (aka Kim Sin) when the Tucson skaters, citing geographical and logistical concerns, broke away from the parent league. At the time of the split, Tucson Roller Derby consisted of one team, The Furious Truckstop Waitresses (FTW). Since that time, Tucson Roller Derby has more than doubled in size, adding the Iron Curtain as a regular-season team in 2004, the Vice Squad in 2005, and the Copper Queens in 2007. TRD continues to have a "sisterly" relationship with AZRD, often facing off against each other with both their local-season and WFTDA inter-league teams.
As one of the longest-established flat-track leagues, TRD has kept a high-profile in the Women's Flat... Read More