The undefeated Minnesota Vixen have secured their first IWFL Midwest Conference Championship Title. The title comes after 18 seasons of dedication, determination and discipline.
Three years ago the Vixen, under new ownership, set forth to build a high caliber team that would perform on the field and be known as an organization for their integrity. They started by assembling a outstanding coaching staff, gaining community support, expanding the roster size and finding those dedicated and hardworking athletes who were hungry for victory to fill that roster. The 2016 season has seen the payoff.
The Vixen were able to go an incredible 8-0 game record this season. Even more incredible is that Coach Damion Topping’s defense only allowed 1 defensive touchdown the entire season. The Vixen as a team outscored opponents 243 points to 13 points during the regular season.
The owners, coaches, staff and players have put in the hard work to earn their chance at the post season. “All the off-season work you did, every CrossFit session you attended, every practice, every drill and every rep, it all added up.” Stated Head Coach Brandon Pelinka when addressing the players on their accomplishment. Now it’s time to turn their focus on the post-season battle with the New York Sharks.
The Vixen will host the New York Sharks July 9th at Simley High School in an IWFL playoff game. Kickoff is at 6 pm. The winner will advance to the IWFL Championship Game in North Carolina on July 21-23 during IWFL Championship Weekend.
Minnesota Vixen Host Playoff Game July 9th, 2016
The Minnesota Vixen ended the 2016 season with a perfect 8-0 record and as the Midwest Conference Champions!!! The Vixen will host the New York Sharks Saturday July 9th at Simley High School in Inver Grove Heights in an IWFL Playoff Game!
All tickets for the cancelled June 11th game will be honored for the July 9thmeeting with the New York Sharks.
The Vixen last played the Sharks in 1999, and together they are the two longest running teams in women’s football history. The winner of the July 9th game will continue on to the IWFL World Championship game. Join us for this historic rematch in July!!!!
Join the Minnesota Vixen Women’s Football players for a Beer Bust on Saturday February 13th, 2:00pm to 5:00pm at B-52 Burgers & Brew!!.
Only $10 for a wrist band gets you all you can drink beer!!! See you there!
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Come Support your Minnesota Vixen on February 21st and have a great meal too!
The Minnesota Vixen Pasta Dinner will be held at Mallards On The St. Croix from 4 pm to 7pm.
Tickets are $20 per person and all proceeds go to help sponsor your Minnesota Vixen.
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Whether you’re a novice or planning on trying out for the team, this is a great way to try your hand at some drills with actual Vixen players. This is a casual practice, non-contact, and open to the public. No registration required and FREE!
We will be doing our standard warm ups followed by non-contact drills in both offense and defense. You will get a chance to learn how to do a proper 3 point stance, catch like a receiver and take a hand-off from the quarterback!
Wear athletic clothing appropriate for outdoors including shoes (cleats not required) and bring water to drink. Mouth guards encouraged but not required.
Date: September 12th, 2015
Time: 2pm to 4pm
Location: Northwestern Health Sciences University 2501 W 84th St, Bloomington, MN 55431
The field is on the west side of the building on 84th street.
Register here! On-line registration is now closed.
Women- Tired of sitting on the sidelines as you watch the men play football? Want to see what
it is like to go through those football drills yourself? Ready to relive your powder puff days?
Well here is your chance!
The Minnesota Vixen are proud to announce their second annual MN Vixen Women’s Football
Clinic. Women of all shapes and sizes are invited to participate in this unique on the field
The Minnesota Vixen football clinic offers a distinctive opportunity for women to learn and
experience the game of football from on the field. Participants will have the opportunity to be
coached by the MN Vixen coaches and to meet actual Vixen players.
This one day clinic will encompass instruction on all three phases of the game; special teams,
offense and defense. Women will get a chance to learn about positions on the field and
participate in specific football drills.
Who: Females ages 12 to 50
When: Saturday, August 22nd
Time: 10 am to 2 pm
Where: Simley High School. The field is located behind the school, off of Cahill Ave next to the tennis courts.
- athletic clothing
- athletic shoes (cleats are not required)
- mouth guard
Cost: $35 if pre-registered, $50 at the door
Register here! On-line registration is now closed.
June 30, 2015
IWFL Names 5 MN Vixen Players and Head Coach to All- Star Team
The Minnesota Vixen are happy to announce 5 players and Head Coach have been named to the 2015 IWFL All-Star Team. All five players, Cynthia Bryant, Emily Evans, Courtney Gibson-Thomas, Jeanie Nelson, Erin Tilford, were named to the Western Conference All Stars First Team.
Cynthia ‘Red’ Bryant has been playing for the Vixen since 1999. Red is arguably the best defensive linemen in the league and is consistently one of the leaders in tackles and tackle for loss.
Emily Evans led the team to a 6-2 season as quarterback and a team captain. Emily threw for over 1000 yards this season and is in the top 5 quarterbacks in the league.
Courtney Gibson-Thomas is a key offensive line player. In only her second season, she earned a spot on the IWFL 2015 ALL-Star Team.
Jeanie Nelson was a breakout rookie player this year. She was an impact player on both offense and defense. She led the team in rushing (421 yards, 5.4 avg), touchdowns (7), and was second in interceptions (4).
Erin Tilford led the Vixen in tackles and reception yards with 332 yards averaging 27.6 yards per catch. More impressively, she also led the league in interceptions with 7 and returned one for 100 yards against the Iowa Crush in week 10.
Coach Brandon Pelinka has led the team to back-to-back winning seasons in his two year tenure as Head Coach. In his first season as Head Coach, the Vixen had a 6-2 record with a bowl appearance in the inaugural Legacy Bowl. In 2015 under his leadership, the Vixen coaching staff was able to take a roster that was over 50% rookies and develop a winning season with a 6-2 record.
The 2015 IWFL All Star Game will be held in Rock Hill, SC on Saturday July 25th as part of the 2015 IWFL Championship Weekend. Kickoff is at 10 a.m.
The Vixen will play the Wisconsin Warriors on April 18th, 2015 in the season 17th home opener. This should prove to be a tough battle of the borders against a true competitor. The Vixen swept the Warriors in the 2014 season and hope to continue the trend in 2015!
This year the Vixen have a full roster of 45 players with 26 rookies. With a solid roster in hand, the team has eyes on the Midwest Division Championship. There are a total of 4 home games this season with opponents Wisconsin Warriors, Madison Blaze, Iowa Crush and the Nebraska Stampede.
All kickoffs are at 6 p.m. located at Simley High School in Inver Grove Heights.
Meet the players, support the team, all while you help support the team!
Saturday 4-4-15 from 5 to 8 pm.
Come Support your Minnesota Vixen on February 18th! The Minnesota Vixen Pasta Dinner will be held at Mallards On The St. Croix from 5 pm to 9pm. Tickets are $20 per person and all proceeds go to help sponsor your Minnesota Vixen.
Purchase tickets here.