Tryouts – 3/22

March 15, 2015 by Jonathan R

Experience the hard-hitting, fast-paced, insane thrills of men’s roller derby. The New York Shock Exchange is one of the premier men’s leagues in the world, having made two international tours with undefeated records in both the UK and Australia.  We’re holding an open tryout for all New Yorkers who want to skate and love to compete!

Hockey players, speed skaters, rugby players, skateboarders, jam skaters, downhill skiers, and other high-intensity athletes are ideal.  Skating skills are a bonus but not required—we have a strong coaching program and have produced several accomplished derby players from all disciplines.

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INLINES WELCOME. The sport of roller derby is played on quad skates, but inline skates are welcome for this tryout.  Please bring safety gear if you have it; knee and elbow pads, wrist guards, helmet, and mouthguard are required for play, but we do have loaner equipment we can share.  Equipment designed for hockey and skateboarding are welcome.  If you get a callback and make the team, you will be expected to have quad skates and your own safety gear.

NYSE vs Your Mom Men’s Derby & Capital City Hooligans

March 3, 2015 by Jonathan R

This upcoming weekend, the New York Shock Exchange All-Stars kick off their 2015 Men’s Roller Derby Association season by traveling to Des Moines, IA to play Your Mom Men’s Derby and the Capital City Hooligans.  Saturday, March 7th it’s NYSE vs YMMD and CCH vs YMMD while NYSE takes on CCH the following morning.  All games will be at Skate West.  Facebook event page here.

Abe Drinkin (NYSE) jams against the Puget Sound Derby Outcasts at the 2014 MRDA Championships (photo by Danny Ngan)

Abe Drinkin (NYSE) jams against the Puget Sound Derby Outcasts at the 2014 MRDA Championships (photo by Danny Ngan)

“Shock Down Under” kicks off this weekend!

January 8, 2015 by Jonathan R

This weekend the New York Shock Exchange kicks off its historic Shock Down Under tour! For the first time, a men’s team from the Northern Hempisphere, your very own New York Shock Exchange, will be traveling to the Southern Hempishere to play roller derby. The first game will be against Varsity Derby League’s Capital Carnage on Saturday, January 10 at 3:00pm local time (NOTE: 11:00pm EST, Friday, January 9 / 4:00am GMT, Saturday 10 January). The game will be held at the Bont Invitational in Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia.  Watch the game live here.

Help support this effort to grow the support of roller derby and get some snazzy, limited edition goodies here.

There has never been a Australia-MRDA face-off so it’s a bit of a toss-up how this will go. The Shockers do have quite a bit more experience so they are probably the favorites for these all of these incredible battles on roller skates

Additionally at the Bont Invitational, the Shockers will play in a showcase exhibition bout, featuring skaters from around the world, on Sunday, January 11 at 1:00pm (9:00pm EST, Saturday, January 10 / 2:00am GMT, Sunday 10 January) .

Tuesday, January 13 NYSE plays a doubleheader in Brisbane beginning with an exhibition bout against Sun State Roller Girls Swarm at 6:00pm local time (3:00am EST, January 13 / 8:00am GMT, 13 January) followed by Brisbane City Rollers Scartel at 8:00pm local time (5:00am EST, January 13 / 10:00am GMT, 13 January). Wednesday, January 14 the Shockers host the first of their bootcamps.

On Friday, January 16 the Shockers land in Sydney to take on Tasmanian Mens Roller Derby’s Bass Straight Brawlers at 5:00pm local time (2:00am EST, January 16 / 7:00am GMT, 16 January).

Saturday, January 17 begins NYSE’S two-day bootcamp; and at 6:00pm local time (3:00am EST, January 16 / 8:00am GMT, 16 January) NYSE skates the final game of the tour against the Sydney City SMASH.

 

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NYSE @ 2014 MRDA Championships – 10/18-10/19

October 16, 2014 by Jonathan R

On Oct. 18-19, the New York Shock Exchange All-Stars play to win the 2014 Men’s Roller Derby Association Championships at the Maritime Mayhem. Their first game is at 1:00PM PDT (4:00PM EDT) against the Mass Maelstrom. All games will be broadcast live on wftda.tv.

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Here is the full game schedule:

Saturday

9:00am         Game 1         Your Mom Men’s Derby vs Denton County Outlaws

11:00am       Game 2         St. Louis Gatekeepers vs Southern Discomfort Roller Derby

1:00pm         Game 3         New York Shock Exchange vs Mass Maelstrom Roller Derby

3:00pm         Game 4         Puget Sound Outcast Derby vs Bridgetown Menace

5:00pm         Game 5         Loser G1 vs Loser G3

7:00pm         Game 6         Loser G2 vs Loser G4

 

Sunday

9:00am         Game 7         Winner G1 vs Winner G4

11:00am       Game 8         Winner G2 vs Winner G3

1:00pm         Game 9         Winner G5 vs Winner G6             5th Place Bout

3:00pm         Game 10       Loser G7 vs Loser G8                     3rd Place Bout

5:00pm         Game 11       Winner G7 vs Winner G8             Championship

6:45pm         Awards Ceremony

 

All of the above times are in Seattle time.

NYSE ranked #3 for 2014 MRDA Championships

September 19, 2014 by Jonathan R

The Shock Exchange All-Stars finished their 2014 Men’s Roller Derby Association season with a 4-1 record for a final ranking of #3 in the world. The Shockers will be competing at the 2014 MRDA Championships, “Maritime Mayhem,” hosted by Puget Sound Outcast Derby of Seattle, WA, on Oct. 18-19. They expect to play the Mass Maelstrom (#6) in the first round. The full list of rankings is here.

The New York Shock Exchange All-Star Team poses for a photo at RollerCon on 7/27/14.  (Photo by Alba Castro)

The New York Shock Exchange All-Star Team poses for a photo at RollerCon on 7/27/14. (Photo by Alba Castro)

Shock Down Under Party – 9/17

September 3, 2014 by Jonathan R
Party with us and FREE BEER!  On Wednesday, September 17th, to raise money for a historic roller derby tour of Australia, we are hosting the “Shock Down Under” Fundraiser Party at Don Pedro Bar in Brooklyn.  You and all of your friends are invited!

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Do you love Founder’s Beer?  You’ll DRINK FOR FREE between 7:30pm-8:30pm at our Party.  Drink Specials will then continue throughout the evening.
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Do you love Oil Wrestling and Drag?  Never thought of those two together?  Well, now you can SEE this spectacle with your own eyes at our Party.
Do you want to WEAR a limited edition NYSE Australia Tour tee?  Be the first to get one at our Party.
Do you want a DATE with a hot NYSE guy?  You can bid on one during the Bachelor Auction at our Party.
All this and more good times for only $10 admission in advance via BPT (link) or $15 cash at the door.

We know that you work hard for the money, and we respect that.  For the price of admission we will deliver an enchanted evening of drinks, music, Mexican food, conversation and a floor show that make your jaw drop.We’ve wheeled and dealed to get you the most excellent beer, Founders, for FREE from 7:30pm-8:30pm with drink specials throughout the evening.  World-famous B’klyn Burro will be busy in the kitchen because nothing goes better with beer than Mexican food.  To top it off, expect to see some NYSE members oil wrestle and others in drag.  You heard right, Oil Wrestling and Drag!!  Plus, the Bachelor Auction is the climax!!!

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Helping us on the mic will be derby’s own Caps Lock and Funny Kid: Christopher Evangelista (Linda’s relation).
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There’s more, more, more.  Bring friends and don’t miss our Party!!
NYSE is proudly sponsored by Founder’s Brewery, S.K.I. Beer Distributors, Don Pedro Bar, and Wet Lubricants.
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Shock Exchange Wins Mohawk Valley Cup!

August 28, 2014 by Jonathan R

The New York Shock Exchange All-Stars took first place at the 3rd annual Mohawk Valley Cup Tournament on Aug 16-17.  They started by beating the Replacements (353-70)  in the opening round, besting the Quadfathers (498-27) in the semifinals, and overcoming the Mass Maelstrom (306-70) in the championship game.

I A.M. Havoc #275 was the NYSE player selected to the all tournament team. Abe Drinkin #20 won tournament blocker MVP and Jonathan R #6 won tournament jammer MVP.  The Shock Exchange would like to thank the Quadfathers for their tremendous hosting of this Men’s Roller Derby Association Tournament (MRDA), the referees, officials, announcers, EMTs, photographers, volunteers, other competing teams, and the tournament sponsors.

The New York Shock Exchange All-Stars hoist the 2014 Mohawk Valley Cup 1st Place Trophy together (Photo by Sean Hale).

The New York Shock Exchange All-Stars hoist up the 2014 Mohawk Valley Cup 1st Place Trophy together (Photo by Sean Hale).

Ending their regular Men’s Roller Derby Association season with a 4-1 record, the New York Shock Exchange All-Stars set their sights on the 2014 MRDA Championships, October 20-21.

Shock Exchange @ Mohawk Valley Cup 8/16-8/17

August 11, 2014 by Jonathan R

The New York Shock Exchange All-Stars will compete in the 3rd annual Mohawk Valley Cup tournament on August 16th & 17th in Rome, NY.  Their quest to win begins with their bout against the Replacements at 3PM on 8/16 .  Full bracket below.

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The event will be held at JFK Arena at 500 West Embargo St, Rome NY 13440.

Ticket Info
Day Passes: $15 (also available at door)
Weekend Passes: $25 (advance sale only)
(kids 10& under are FREE)

More info here: http://quadfathers.blogspot.com/p/mohawk-valley-cup-tournament.html

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Shock Exchange Plans Australian Tour!

August 8, 2014 by Jonathan R

For the first time in modern history, an American men’s roller derby team is crossing the Pacific Ocean and undertaking a grueling schedule of intercontinental games in Australia.  On January 9-11, 2015 the New York Shock Exchange Men’s Roller Derby Team (NYSE) kicks off its inaugural “Shock Down Under” Tour in Newcastle at the Bont Invitational, bouting against top Australian teams.  From Newcastle, the New York City-based team moves on to Brisbane to face off against the Brisbane City Rollers.  The tour wraps in Sydney with games against the Sydney SMASH Bros and Tasmania’s Bass Strait Brawlers.  “Shock Down Under” concludes on January 18, 2015 with NYSE’s signature intensive two day, co-ed training boot camp.  Says Jonathan Rockey, NYSE’s founder and men’s roller derby most noted player, “We are thrilled for the opportunity to play roller derby and share our experience in Australia.  Our wish is that the trip will fan the flames of excitement after their national championships and encourage more derby around the world.”

Not only does “Shock Down Under” allow NYSE to play for and teach players 10,000 miles away from New York, it paves the way for Australian teams such as Sydney City SMASH, the Bass Straight Brawlers, the Victorian Vanguard, Brisbane Scartel, Perth Men’s Derby, and many more to join the rapidly expanding Men’s Roller Derby Association (MRDA).

As part of the fundraising effort for this historic tour, NYSE will be hosting a party on Sept. 17th at Don Pedro in Brooklyn, NY.  Details are forthcoming on Facebook.

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About the New York Shock Exchange (NYSE)

NYSE is the world’s most recognized and successful men’s roller derby league, having won the modern-day sport’s first two national championships consecutively in 2010 and 2011.  In 2012, NYSE became the first contemporary men’s roller derby team to undertake an intercontinental tour, “Shock the UK”, playing local teams across England to enthusiastic response.  A founding member of the Men’s Roller Derby Association (MRDA), NYSE competes nationally and strives to push the sport forward athletically and professionally while widening the sport’s fan base.

About the Bont Invitational

Australian skate manufacturer Bont aggressively encourages the growth of roller derby worldwide and hosts its namesake international Bont Invitational for men’s and women’s teams on January 9-11, 2015 in Newcastle, Australia.

For more information, please contact Roly Ramone at roly@nyshockexchange.com

Follow the New York Shock Exchange at www.nyshockexchange.com, on Facebook, or on Twitter @NYSEderby.

Shockers Bring Thunder to RollerCon

August 1, 2014 by Jonathan R

In the dry heat of the Mojave Desert, the storm clouds gathered, rained, and thundered on July 26th and 27th. The New York Shock Exchange had arrived in Las Vegas, NV.

I A. M. Havoc (wearing star helmet cover) jamming for New York against the Portland Bridgetown Menace (Photography by D. E. Sign)

I A. M. Havoc (wearing star helmet cover) jamming for New York against the Portland Bridgetown Menace (Photography by D. E. Sign)

In the very first Men’s Roller Derby Association game at RollerCon, the Shock Exchange All-Stars played their rivals, the St. Louis GateKeepers. The boisterous, sold-out crowd was treated to a back forth nail-biter as the Shockers held a slight lead at halftime. The 2nd half escalated into a bloodbath and New York fell 153-161. The Shock Exchange would like to wish the game’s head referee a speedy recovery from the injury she sustained.

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The New York Shock Exchange played the St. Louis GateKeepers in the first Men’s Roller Derby Association game at RollerCon(Photo by Brangwyn Jones)

On Sunday, July 28th, Another sold-out crowd was treated to an intense, highly defensive battle as the Shock Exchange played Portland’s Bridgetown Menace. The first half was neck-and-neck as both teams shut down each other’s jammers. The Shockers took advantage of a few power plays toward the end of the first period to build a small lead by halftime. The second half was a similar story of tough blockers swarming jammers. Again, New York found success when Bridgetown jammers committed penalties. At the final whistle, the score was New York 157, Portland 111.

New York Shock Exchange Team Photo at RollerCon 2014 (Photo by Alba J Castro)

New York Shock Exchange Team Photo at RollerCon 2014 (Photo by Alba J Castro)

Next for the New York Shock Exchange All-Stars is a trip to Rome, NY to compete in an annual tournament for the coveted Mohawk Valley Cup on August 16th and 17th.

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