The Rough Riders was a nickname given to the 1st United States Volunteer Cavalry, one of three such regiments raised in 1898 for the Spanish–American War and the only one to see action. The United States Army was small and understaffed in comparison to its status during the American Civil War thirty years prior; as a measure towards rectifying this situation President William McKinley called upon 125,000 volunteers to assist in the war efforts. The regiment was called "Wood's Weary Walkers" in honor of its first commander, Colonel Leonard Wood; this nickname served to acknowledge that despite being a cavalry unit they ended up fighting on foot as infantry. Wood's second in command was former Assistant Secretary of the Navy, Theodore Roosevelt, a man who had pushed for American involvement in the Cuban War of Independence; when Colonel Wood became commander of the 2nd Cavalry Brigade, the Rough Riders became "Roosevelt's Rough Riders." That term was familiar in 1898, from Buffalo Bill who called his famous western show "Buffalo Bill's Wild West and Congress of Rough Riders of the World."
The Rough Riders were made of college athletes, ranchers and other outdoorsmen. With these men being from southwestern ranch country, they were quite skilled in horsemanship; the volunteers were gathered in four areas: Arizona, New Mexico and Texas. They were gathered from the southwest because the hot climate region that the men were used to was similar to that of Cuba where they would be fighting. "The difficulty in organizing was not in selecting, but in rejecting men." The allowed limit set for the volunteer cavalry men was promptly met. They gathered a diverse bunch of men consisting of cowboys, gold or mining prospectors, gamblers, Native Americans and college boys—all of whom were able-bodied and capable on horseback and in shooting. Among these men were police officers and military veterans who wished to see action again, most of whom had retired. Men who had served in the regular army during campaigns against Native Americans or during the Civil War would serve as higher ranking officers, since they had the knowledge and experience to lead and train the men.
The unit thus would not be without experience. Leonard Wood, an Army doctor who served as the medical adviser for both the President and Secretary of War, was appointed colonel of The Rough Riders, with Roosevelt serving as lieutenant colonel. One famous spot where volunteers were gathered was in San Antonio, Texas, at the Menger Hotel Bar; the bar is still open and serves as a tribute to the Rough Riders, containing much of their, Theodore Roosevelt's, uniforms and memorabilia. Before training began, Lieutenant Colonel Roosevelt used his political influence as Assistant Secretary of the Navy to ensure that his volunteer regiment would be properly equipped to serve as any regular Army unit; the Rough Riders were armed with Model 1896 Carbines in caliber.30 US. "They succeeded in getting their cartridges, Colt Single Action Army revolvers, shelter-tents, horse gear... and in getting the regiment armed with the Krag–Jørgensen carbine used by the regular cavalry." The Rough Riders used Bowie knives.
A last-minute gift from a wealthy donor were a pair of modern tripod mounted, gas-operated M1895 Colt–Browning machine guns in 7mm Mauser caliber. In contrast, the uniforms of the regiment were designed to set the unit apart: "The Rough Rider uniform was a slouch hat, blue flannel shirt, brown trousers and boots, with handkerchiefs knotted loosely around their necks, they looked as a body of cowboy cavalry should look." This "rough and tumble" appearance contributed to earning them the title of "The Rough Riders." Training was standard for a cavalry unit. They worked on basic military drills and habits involving conduct and etiquette; the men proved eager to learn what was necessary, the training went smoothly. It was decided that the men would not be trained to use the saber as cavalry did, as they had no experience with it. Instead, they used their revolvers as primary and secondary weapons. Although the men, for the most part, were experienced horsemen, the officers refined their techniques in riding, shooting from horseback, practicing in formations and in skirmishes.
Along with these practices, the high-ranking men studied books filled with tactics and drills to better themselves in leading the others. During times which physical drills could not be run, either because of confinement on board the train, ship, or during times where space was inadequate, there were some books that were read further as to leave no time wasted in preparation for war; the competent training that the volunteer men received prepared them best as possible for their duty. They were not handed weapons and given vague directions to engage in a disorderly brawl. On May 29, 1898, 1060 Rough Riders and 1258 of their horses and mules made their way to the Southern Pacific railroad to travel to Tampa, Florida where they would set off for Cuba; the lot awaited orders for departure from Major General William Rufus Shafter. Under heavy prompting from Washington D. C. General Shafter gave the order to dispatch the troops early before sufficient traveling storage was available. Due to this problem, only eight of the twelve companies of The Rough Riders were permitted to leave Tampa to engage in the war, many of the horses and mules were left behind.
Aside from Lieutenant-Colonel Roosevelt's first hand mention of deep, heartfelt sorrow from the men left behind, this situation resulted in a premature weakening of the men. One fourth of them who received training had been lost, most dying of malaria and yellow feve
Rough Riders (miniseries)
Rough Riders is a 1997 television miniseries directed and co-written by John Milius about future President Theodore Roosevelt and the regiment known as the 1st US Volunteer Cavalry. The series prominently shows the bravery of the volunteers at the Battle of San Juan Hill, part of the Spanish–American War of 1898, it was released on DVD in 2006. The series aired on TNT with a four-hour running time, including commercials, over two consecutive nights during July 1997. In 1898 the US government decided to intervene on the side of the Cuban rebels in their struggle against Spanish rule. Assistant Navy Secretary Theodore Roosevelt decides to experience the war first hand by promoting and joining a volunteer cavalry regiment; the regiment known as the Rough Riders, brings together volunteers from all corners of the nation and all walks of life. They include a stagecoach robber, Henry Nash, patrician men; when Roosevelt and his men land on Cuba, they face ambush, intense enemy fire, a desperate, outnumbered charge up a defended hill.
Tom Berenger – Lt. Col./Col. Theodore Roosevelt Sam Elliott – Capt. Bucky O'Neill Gary Busey – Maj. Gen. Joseph Wheeler Brad Johnson – Henry Nash Illeana Douglas – Edith Roosevelt Chris Noth – Craig Wadsworth Brian Keith – President William McKinley George Hamilton – William Randolph Hearst R. Lee Ermey – Secretary of State John Hay Nick Chinlund – Frederic Remington Dale Dye – Col./Brig Gen. Leonard Wood Holt McCallany – Sgt. Hamilton Fish Geoffrey Lewis – Eli James Parks – William Tiffany Dakin Matthews – Wadsworth Sr. Mark Moses – Capt. Woodbury Kane William Katt – Edward Marshall Francesco Quinn – Rafael Castillo Adam Storke – Stephen Crane Titus Welliver – B. F. Goodrich Diana Jorge – Mademoiselle Adler Eric Allan Kramer – Henry Bardshar Angee Hughes – Sara Bardshar Bob Primeaux - Indian Bob Pablo Espinosa - Maj. Frederick Funston Michael Greyeyes - Delchaney Buck Taylor as George Neville Darin Heames as Lt. William Wheeler Marshall Teague as Lt. John Pershing John S. Davies as Gen. Lawton Tom Berenger had starred in Gettysburg for Ted Turner and was a long time admirer of Roosevelt.
Berenger pitched the idea of a mini series on the Rough Riders to Turner, giving him an outline, Turner agreed to finance a four-hour mini series for TNT. "I see him as a `force of nature'," said Berenger, "a kind of sweet, endearing and honest man who wouldn't make it in politics today. Yet this incident in our history -- created by William Randolph Hearst and other yellow press barons -- took him to the White House."Berenger intended to play Colonel Leonard Wood, with Stephen Lang to play Roosevelt. Berenger said the mini series "needs a couple other names.'.. It'll be as much fun as `Gettysburg' was to do... a bunch of guys playing a famous military unit... The casting director of `Gettysburg' told me she had 6,000 actors' submissions for that production. There were a couple of big names who wanted to do it so badly they said, `Just give me a couple of lines and a uniform - that's all I want.'"Hugh Wilson wrote the first draft and planned to direct. Berenger was executive producer. Wilson bowed out due to creative differences and Berenger suggested he be replaced by John Milius.
Milius had long been an admirer of Teddy Roosevelt, featured him as a character in his film, The Wind and the Lion. He had tried to make a film about Roosevelt and the Rough Riders for a number of years but "nobody cared," he said. "When I would pitch a film about Roosevelt and the Spanish–American War, they wouldn't get it. They would say,'It's not a Western, it's not a war picture, so what is it?' I think. The last great Western of the 19th century.... An extraordinary character, he makes a good contrast to the way things are today. He put his money, he was the real thing."According to Milius, TNT executives "said, `We'll let you make it if you can make it at this price, write it quick, be in production in three months'... all these impossible things," said Milius. "And I said yes.""This one does sort of glorify war," said Berenger, who agreed to play Roosevelt. "But you have to consider that it was written by John Milius.""In a sense, one man going up that hill, one battle, a man became President and we acquired an overseas empire," said Milius.
"Courage and valor are no longer considered great attributes in our culture. But for Roosevelt, they were the only issues. I agree."Milius says the script was about the bonding of the men. "It shows you. It's. Everyone of them is scarred for life... Men go off to war because they want to, not knowing what it's going to be, they think it's a romantic fantasy. And, of course, it never is. People are brought together and forced to do something, unnatural to man – kill each other, but in doing this sort of extraordinary self-destruction, man seems to bring all of his virtues to bear." The film was shot in Texas over 48 days on a budget of $19 million. "Believe me, there were no trailers for the stars or anything," said Milius. "If anything, you got a chair.""I was just pleased I got to do the subject matter. "It was just another way of telling a story. With the shorter schedule, I just did the best I could do, worked twice as hard and didn't get any sleep."Six Texas locations served as stand-ins for Cuba, New York and Washington, D.
C. - Palestine, a town southeast of Dallas, was the period railroad.
The Frisco RoughRiders are a Minor League Baseball team of the Texas League and the Double-A affiliate of the Texas Rangers. They are located in Frisco and are named for the 1st U. S. Volunteer Cavalry Regiment during the Spanish–American War, headed by future American President Theodore Roosevelt, nicknamed "The Rough Riders" by the American press, they play their home games at Dr Pepper Ballpark which seats 10,316 people. In 2016, Forbes listed the RoughRiders as the tenth-most valuable Minor League Baseball team with a value of $37 million. In 2001, the Texas League's Shreveport SwampDragons of Shreveport, were purchased by Mandalay Entertainment in connection with Tom Hicks, former owner of the Texas Rangers and the Southwest Sports Group. Mandalay Baseball moved them to the North Texas city of Frisco and changed their name to the RoughRiders; the team would play at Dr Pepper/Seven Up Ballpark, a newly-constructed stadium, be the Double-A affiliate of the Texas Rangers. The RoughRiders played their first home game on April 3, 2003.
The game was a sellout with over 10,000 fans in attendance. They qualified for the Texas League playoffs in their inaugural season, they advanced past the Wichita Wranglers before being defeated by the San Antonio Missions, four games to one, in the finals. Frisco saw 675,620 fans come through the turnstiles at Dr Pepper/Seven Up Ballpark, which ranked fourth overall in all of minor league attendance. The'Riders finished off a remarkable second-half run and clinched the 2004 second-half Eastern Division title at home, they defeated the Tulsa Drillers to win the Eastern Division title and moved on to face the Round Rock Express, winners of the Western Division in the championship series. Frisco beat the Express, four games to one, captured its first Texas League championship in just its second year of existence. Frisco hosted the 2005 Texas League All-Star Game in which Andre Ethier lead the East All-Stars over the West, 5–0, with a key RBI-single. On July 28, 2005, A. J. Murray, Steve Karsay, Scott Feldman combined to pitch a perfect game for the RoughRiders against the Corpus Christi Hooks in Corpus Christi.
The final score was 3–0. They finished the season with a 58–82 record. Pitchers Thomas Diamond and John Danks, infielder Adam Morissey, outfielder Anthony Webster were selected for the 2006 Texas League All-Star Game. The'Riders finished the season in third place with a 72–68 record. Frisco returned to postseason play in 2007 by virtue of winning the first-half title, but were defeated in the first round by San Antonio, three games to none, their final 2007 season record was 85–55, the best in RoughRiders' history. First-year Manager Dave Anderson was named Texas League Manager of the Year, the first such honor for a Frisco manager. Baseball America selected Frisco as the 2007 Bob Freitas Award winner for the top Double-A franchise; the RoughRiders defeated the Texas Rangers in a preseason exhibition game on March 29, 2008. On May 18, Matt Harrison tossed a 2–0 7-inning no-hitter against the San Antonio Missions at Dr. Pepper Ballpark; the team once again captured the first-half division title, but won the second-half title with an overall record of 84–56.
They swept San Antonio to win the South Division, but fell to the Arkansas Travelers, 3–2, in the championship finals. Frisco manager Scott Little won the league's Manager of the Year Award. Frisco hosted the 2009 Texas League All-Star Game in which five of its players were selected to compete: pitchers Jumbo Díaz and Kasey Kiker, catcher Manny Piña, outfielder Craig Gentry, first baseman Justin Smoak. The'Riders lost the final game of the season to the Midland RockHounds, thus eliminating them from postseason contention. Former Rangers third baseman Steve Buechele led Frisco to clinch the 2010 first-half South Division title behind Tanner Roark who earned the win pitching 5.1 innings as the RoughRiders topped the Corpus Christi Hooks, 7–3, at Whataburger Field. The RoughRiders lost the best-of-five divisional round to the Midland RockHounds, three games to one. Blake Beavan won the Texas League Pitcher of the Year Award after posting a 10–5 record and a 2.78 ERA over 17 starts. Cuban defector Leonys Martín signed a five-year major-league contract with the Rangers worth $15.5 million and was assigned to Frisco to begin the 2012 season.
Martín and eight other players (Mike Bianucci, José Félix, José Ruiz, Tommy Mendonca, Renny Osuna, Adalberto Flores, Justin Miller, Martín Pérez were named Texas League All-stars that year. Though Frisco qualified for the postseason, they lost the best-of-five division series to San Antonio, three games to one. The'Riders ended the regular season with 61 losses. Making his first pitching performance in the Metroplex since signing with Texas for $60 million, Yu Darvish struck out top Frisco prospect Jurickson Profar to begin four scoreless innings in a 6–1 exhibition win over the RoughRiders at Dr Pepper Ballpark on April 4, 2012. On May 18, the youngest player in all of Double-A baseball, shortstop Jurickson Profar extended his hit streak to 29 games in a 13–0 victory over San Antonio; the 19-year-old's streak ended the next night, but he kept his on-base streak going until it reached 50 straight games on June 2. Power hitting prospect Mike Olt finished his biggest homer binge of the season, hitting two home runs in a June 3 game for the third-straight game.
Olt went on to lead the Texas League in home runs with 28 despite getting called up to the big leagues in early August. Nine RoughRiders were named to the Texas League All-Star team. Frisco won the South Division title
Rough Riders (album)
Rough Riders is the third album by Lakeside. Released in 1979 on the SOLAR Records label, it was produced by Dick Griffey and Leon Sylvers III. "Rough Rider" 4:45 "All In My Mind" 4:42 "If You Like Our Music" 4:33 "I Can't Get You Out Of My Head" 5:36 "Pull My Strings" 6:54 "I'll Never Leave You" 6:15 "From 9:00 Until" 6:04 Backing vocals, clavinet, lead vocals, synthesizer - Otis Stokes Backing vocals, lead vocals - Tiemeyer McCain Backing vocals, electric piano, lead vocals, piano - Mark A. Wood, Jr. Backing vocals, lead vocals, vocals - Thomas Shelby Bass - Marvin Craig Clavinet, keyboards, synthesizer - Norman Beavers Clavinet, synthesizer - Stephen Shockley Congas, synthesizer, timbales - Fred Lewis Drums - Fred Alexander, Jr. Lakeside-Rough Riders at Discogs
Royal Canadian Mounted Police
The Royal Canadian Mounted Police is the federal and national police force of Canada. The RCMP provides law enforcement at the federal level, it provides provincial policing in eight of Canada's provinces and local policing on contract basis in the three territories and more than 150 municipalities, 600 aboriginal communities, three international airports. The RCMP does not provide municipal policing in Ontario or Quebec; the Royal Canadian Mounted Police was formed in 1920 by the merger of the Royal Northwest Mounted Police, founded in 1873, the Dominion Police founded in 1868. The former was named the North West Mounted Police, was given the royal prefix by King Edward VII in 1904. Much of the present-day organization's symbolism has been inherited from its days as the NWMP and RNWMP, including the distinctive Red Serge uniform, paramilitary heritage, mythos as a frontier force; the RCMP-GRC wording is protected under the Trade-marks Act. Despite the name, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police is no longer an actual mounted police force, with horses only being used at ceremonial events.
The predecessor NWMP and RNWMP had relied on horses for transport for most of their history, though the RNWMP was switching to automobiles at the time of the merger. As Canada's national police force, the RCMP is responsible for enforcing federal laws throughout Canada while general law and order including the enforcement of the criminal code and applicable provincial legislation is constitutionally the responsibility of the provinces and territories. Larger cities may form their own municipal police departments; the two most populous provinces and Quebec, maintain provincial forces: the Ontario Provincial Police and Sûreté du Québec. The other eight provinces contract policing responsibilities to the RCMP; the RCMP provides front-line policing in those provinces under the direction of the provincial governments. When Newfoundland joined the confederation in 1949, the RCMP entered the province and absorbed the Newfoundland Ranger Force, which patrolled most of Newfoundland's rural areas; the Royal Newfoundland Constabulary patrols urban areas of the province.
In the territories, the RCMP is the sole territorial police force. Many municipalities throughout Canada contract to the RCMP. Thus, the RCMP polices at the federal and municipal level. In several areas of Canada, it is the only police force; the RCMP is responsible for an unusually large breadth of duties. Under their federal mandate, the RCMP police including Ontario and Quebec. Federal operations include: enforcing federal laws including commercial crime, drug trafficking, border integrity, organized crime, other related matters. Under provincial and municipal contracts the RCMP provides front-line policing in all areas outside of Ontario and Quebec that do not have an established local police force. There are detachments located in small villages in the far north, remote First Nations reserves, rural towns, but larger cities such as Surrey, British Columbia. There, support units investigate for their own detachments, smaller municipal police forces. Investigations include major crimes, forensic identification, collision forensics, police dogs, emergency response teams, explosives disposal, undercover operations.
Under its National Police Services branch the RCMP supports all police forces in Canada via the Canadian Police Information Centre, Criminal Intelligence Service Canada, Forensic Science and Identification Services, Canadian Firearms Program, the Canadian Police College. The RCMP Security Service was a specialized political intelligence and counterintelligence branch with national security responsibilities, replaced by the Canadian Security Intelligence Service in 1984, following revelations of illegal covert operations relating to the Quebec separatist movement. CSIS is its own entity. Prime Minister Sir John A. Macdonald first began planning a permanent force to patrol the North-West Territories after the Dominion of Canada purchased the territory from the Hudson's Bay Company. Reports from army officers surveying the territory led to the recommendation that a mounted force of between 100 to 150 mounted riflemen could maintain law and order; the Prime Minister first announced the force as the "North West Mounted Rifles".
However, officials in the United States raised concerns that an armed force along the border was a prelude to a military buildup. Macdonald renamed the force the North-West Mounted Police when formed in 1873; the force added "royal" to its name in 1904. It merged with the Dominion Police, the main police force for all points east of Manitoba, in 1920 and was renamed the "Royal Canadian Mounted Police"; the new organization was charged with federal law enforcement in all the provinces and territories, established its modern role as protector of Canadian national security, as well as assuming responsibility for national counterintelligence. As part of its national security and intelligence functions, the
Tamiya Incorporated is a Japanese manufacturer of plastic model kits, radio controlled cars and solar powered educational models, sailboat models and enamel model paints and various modeling tools and supplies. The company was founded by Yoshio Tamiya in Shizuoka, Japan, in 1946; the metal molds were produced from plans which had the concept of being "easy to understand and build for beginners". The box art was consistent with this throughout the company; the company has gained a reputation among hobbyists of producing models of outstanding quality and accurate scale detail, a philosophy reflected directly on the company's motto, "First in Quality Around the World". Tamiya Inc. has been awarded on a regular basis each year, the Modell des Jahres award, hosted by the German magazine ModellFan. The company was founded in 1946 as Tamiya Co. by Yoshio Tamiya in Oshika, Shizuoka City. It was a sawmill and lumber supply company. With the high availability of wood, the Mokuzaigyou Company's wood products division was producing wooden models of ships and airplanes, which became company's foundation.
In 1953, they decided to stop the sale of architectural lumber and focused on model making. In the mid-1950s, foreign-made plastic models were beginning to be imported and wooden model sales were decreasing, so in 1959 they decided to manufacture plastic models, their first model was the Yamato. However, Tamiya's predecessors had sold Yamato models at 350 yen. By competing, Tamiya was at risk of getting into the red by setting their price the same. However, they could not recover the cost of producing metal molds, so once again, they changed their products to wooden models, but at that time the model trade's tide was turning toward plastic models. Using metal molds no longer needed for plastic toys, they released a racecar mini-kit, to finance the production of their next plastic model. To their good fortune, it became a hit, they decided that the second plastic model was to be the Panther tank, which had a linear form which would make the molds simple to produce. They commissioned Shigeru Komatsuzaki to do the box art.
The Panther was motorized, moved well, had a clear instruction manual which made it easy to assemble. Because of this, it gained a good reputation; the model was made in a 1:35 scale to become a standard scale modelling scale for military subjects, because it was decided that tank would use a single TYPE 2 battery but would hold two of them. At first, Tamiya had delays and unclear pricing, which led to trouble, they scouted metal-mold craftsmen and in 1964 started their Metal Molds division. Starting in 1966, they transferred a number of craftsmen to the Mold Manufacturing Factory, they gained the know-how and came to make molds for Tamiya. Today, CAD has been introduced into the process. Tamiya was known by their high accuracy of their molds, that influenced the condition of the products after they were assembled. In a time when Tamiya manufactured plastic models using mold craftsmen's skills and earlier plans, other companies' products' detail bolts were represented by simple hemispheric protuberances while Tamiya represented bolts more as hexagonal posts.
This level of detail and thoroughness with which they produced their models earned them a reputation overseas. On the occasion of the release of Tamiya's first plastic model, Shunsaku Tamiya commissioned his younger brother, Masao a first year student at Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music Design Department, to create a new trademark, he created the Star Mark. At first it was decorated with English. In 1960 with the release of the slot car, the design was changed to its current form. Now, the left, red star stands for creativity and passion and the right, blue star stands for youth and sincerity. Tamiya News has been published by Tamiya Model and is an informational, monthly publication about the company's own models. In 1967, when it was started, it was published bimonthly with an occasional special supplement. For a long time it cost 50 yen, but was raised to 100 yen; the unique, thin publications were sent out via standard mail. Introductory articles on new products, model shops, model clubs, conversions were included, as were articles on famous and obscure modelers.
A sister publication with articles focused on miniature vehicles and bullet racers and such, Tamiya Junior News exists as a free publication. Other model-related publications held doll-conversion contests or scenic photo contests, they published the results in booklets. In the UK in 1985, Tamiya Model Magazine was launched, it was published as a quarterly title bimonthly and monthly, as it remains now. The magazine is produced by British publisher'Doolittle Media' and positively promotes new and existing Tamiya products, but includes the model products from other manufacturers. On early products, the box art corresponded to; the box art was done by Shigeru Komatsuzaki, Yoshiyuki Takani, others. As Tamiya's goods' image and world view both broadened, their boxart, which had a feeling of "compositions of achievement" or "a story contained in a picture", became mainstream; this further enhanced its goods' image. However, after 1968's slot racer, products appeared without scenery on a white background.
They had changed the boxart to be more accurate. This experiment turned out to be popular, after that, Tamiya switched to the white
Cedar Rapids RoughRiders
The Cedar Rapids RoughRiders are a Tier I junior ice hockey team playing in the United States Hockey League. Before moving to Cedar Rapids in 1999, the team was based in Mason City, where they were known as the North Iowa Huskies; the RoughRiders' home ice is the Cedar Rapids Ice Arena known as The Stable. The North Iowa Huskies relocated to Cedar Rapids in 1999; the RoughRiders' new name was chosen in a name-the-team contest won by a local teacher at Roosevelt Middle School in Cedar Rapids as it was the school's mascot. In the 2002–03 season, the Roughriders finished in second place in the East Division with a 27–26–7 record. In the quarterfinals of the playoffs, the Roughriders beat the Topeka ScareCrows 3-games-to-1 before being swept 3–0 by the Lincoln Stars. After another second place division finish in 2003–04, the Roughriders lost in the quarterfinals to the Danville Wings. In the 2004–05 season, the Roughriders finished first in the East Division with a record of 42 wins, 13 losses, 5 overtime losses, for 89 points in the standings.
They tied the West Division champions Omaha Lancers for the regular season overall title, the Anderson Cup. After three-game sweeps against the Indiana Ice and Chicago Steel, the Roughriders faced the Sioux City Musketeers winning game one of the Clark Cup finals 5–0, but lost game two, 1–2. After splitting games in Sioux City, the Roughriders defeated the Musketeers at home 4–1, to win their first Clark Cup championship. Goaltender Alex Stalock took most valuable player honors for the series. Future NHL players who played on this championship team included: Teddy Purcell, Justin Abdelkader, Alec Martinez, Alex Stalock. In postseason awards, Roughriders' coach Mark Carlson was named Coach of the Year, two Roughriders were named to the All-USHL second team; the following season, the Roughriders won the Eastern Division regular season top playoff position based on goal differential against the Des Moines Buccaneers when both compiled 33 wins, 21 losses, 6 overtime losses. The Roughriders won the Corridor Cup against the Waterloo Black Hawks.
In the playoffs, the Roughriders won the division semifinals against the Indiana Ice, 3-games-to-2, before bowing to eventual Clark Cup champion Des Moines in a three-game sweep. Roughriders' player Chad Costello finished on top of the league scoring race with 76 points, teammate Teddy Purcell finished on top of the assists list with 52; the 2006–07 season had the Roughriders finish in second place in the East Division with a 37–18–5 record. They defeated the Ohio Junior Blue Jackets in a four-game sweep bin the first round but lost both their round-robin games and were eliminated from the playoffs. In 2007–08, the Roughriders finished in third place in the East Division with a 33–22–5 record and were led in net with Brady Hjelle; the Roughriders were swept in the first round of the playoffs by the Waterloo Black Hawks three-games-to-none. The Roughriders would continue to lose in the first round of the playoffs over the next two seasons; the Roughriders would again finish in first place in the Eastern Conference and capturing their second Anderson Cup during the 2010–11 season.
In the playoffs, the Roughriders beat Muskegon in the quarterfinals 3-games-to-1, but lost in the conference semifinals to Green Bay in four games. After the 2012–13 season, the Roughriders failed to qualify for the playoffs for the first time since their inaugural 1999–2000 season in Cedar Rapids, they finished in sixth place in the East Division with a 25–30–9 record for a total of 59 points. The Roughriders would bounce back, finishing in second place in the Eastern Conference in both the 2013–14 and 2014–15 seasons. However, they lost in the first round in the playoffs against the Dubuque Fighting Saints both seasons. In the 2015–16 season, the Roughriders finished in first place in the league with a 40–15–5 record for a total of 85 points and capturing the franchise's third Anderson Cup; the Roughriders continued to struggle in the playoffs and lost to the Bloomington Thunder three-games-to-two in the first round. The Roughriders failed to qualify in the following 2016–17 season after a last place finish in the Eastern Conference.
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