Shock Sudamérica sends NYSE to Argentina!

The New York Shock Exchange kicks off its historic Shock Sudamérica tour on Sunday, Febuary 7th! For the first time, a team from the United States of America will be traveling to Argentina to play roller derby.

These games will help South American men’s leagues complete their requirements to join the Men’s Roller Derby Association [MRDA]. Each league needs to play a game against a current member before they can join the MRDA.

Help support this effort to grow the support of roller derby and get some snazzy, limited edition goodies here: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/new-york-shock-exchange-shock-sudamerica-tour-2016/

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In 2012, the Shock Exchange went to England to help the first two European men’s derby leagues accomplish their goal of joining. Because of NYSE’s UK tour, 15% of the MRDA member leagues are now located in Europe. Then, In 2015, the Shock Exchange went to Australia. Two leagues, Sydney City SMASH and the Brisbane Scartel, are now part of MRDA and we expect more to join soon. Now it is time for South America!

The Shock Exchange toured Australia in 2015; helping leagues there become members of the Men's Roller Derby Association. (Photo courtesy of Roaringstorm Photography)

The Shock Exchange toured Australia in 2015; helping leagues there become members of the Men’s Roller Derby Association. (Photo courtesy of Roaringstorm Photography)

The Shock Exchange will play in the H.A.R.D (Hombres Americanos Roller Derby) tournament and scrimmage Team Argentina as well as run bootcamps in Buenos Aires and Cordoba. Teams we will be playing include the Buenos Aires Conspiracy and the Thunderquads, both of Buenos Aires, Contragolpe of Mendoza, and Terror S-Quad of Santiago de Chile, and in the last stop of our tour, we will take on the best of Argentina by competing against Team Argentina.

ThunderQuads Roller Derby won the first Hombres Americanos Roller Derby Tournament (Torneo HARD) last year. (Photo by Len Rizzo)

ThunderQuads Roller Derby won the first Hombres Americanos Roller Derby Tournament (Torneo HARD) last year. (Photo by Len Rizzo)

 

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