Sacred City Derby Girls (Sacred) was founded in the fall of 2006 by Thea “Juggs & Roses” Hogan and Gabi “Chica Loca” Garcia. After months of training under the watchful eye of “Coach D”, an ex-speed skater and derby referee, Sacred hosted and debuted in their first bout, Shamrock Smackdown, on March 17, 2007.
Throughout 2007, Sacred continued to train and compete across the state and the Western region. With the help and support of their sister league, B.ay A.rea D.erby G.irls (BADG), Sacred became a full member league of the Women’s Flat Track Derby Association (WFTDA) in late 2007.
In January 2008, Sacred added a “B” travel team to supplement the existing “A” travel team. Both teams received names: the Sacrificers (A) and the Disciples (B).
With a strong showing at The Big One invitational tournament in 2008 and 2009 and competing amidst many high-caliber leagues at the Wild West Showdown tournament in early 2010, the Sacred Sacrificers climbed the WFTDA rankings. By taking the #10 position in the Western Region at the end of summer 2010, they also earned a spot in the 2010 WFTDA Western Region Playoffs in Sacramento, CA. Coincidentally, Sacred had also been selected by WFTDA to host Western Region Playoffs that year.
In late 2011, Sacred added three home teams to their repertoire, the Roseville TrainWreckers, the Midtown Maulies and the Donna Party. Sacred’s home teams frequently compete against each other and sometimes travel to other cities to play local teams.
In 2014, Sacred was again selected to host a WFTDA Playoff event, the 2014 WFTDA Division 1 International Playoffs in Sacramento, CA.
2015 proved to be a landmark year for Sacred. Both the Sacrificers and Disciples had excellent seasons, winning over 75% of their games. Sacred’s Sacrificers placed second at the WFTDA D2 playoffs in Detroit, earning them a spot at the 2015 International WFTDA Championships in St. Paul, MN. At Championships Sacred upset the both number one seeds (including a rematch of their playoffs final game) to claim the WFTDA D2 Championship.
To date, the Sacred Sacrificers have completed in 6 WFTDA Playoff events: 2010 in Sacramento, CA, 2011 in Portland, OR, 2012 in Richmond, CA 2013 in Salem, OR, 2015 in Detroit, MI, and 2016 in Vancouver, BC, Canada.