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Bradley Corbin and Matthew Mangan

Brad Corbin watches as Matt Mangan, both of Sloop's Sports Cafe in Lakeside, OH,  digs in

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Bradley Johnson of Mellow Mushroom, Chattanooga

Brad Johnson outside of castle Torechiarra

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Dave Sommers Entertains the Prince

Dave Sommers stretching it out as Prince Filiberto looks on.

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Delizia al Samone

A pie fit for Italian Royalty. Prince Filiberto asked for a piece of this pizza.

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Frank Baird and Akaogi Kazuya

Frank Baird and Akaogi Kazuya of Team Red Japan buddy up at the show.

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Greg, Paola, and Patrick

Our translator looks saintly as Greg and Patrick work away at their craft.

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Leonardo Girodano and the Prince

Lenny chats it up with Prince Filiberto after being asked for a piece of his pie

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Patrick Maggi

Patrick Enjoying the view from San Nicola Prosciutto factory

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Wilhelm Rodriguez

Wilhelm plans out his method of attack for this pie

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Team at Castle Torechiarra

The Team poses for a picture atop Castle Torechiarra.

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And the winners are......

The U.S. Pizza Team and PMQ Pizza Magazine held its First Annual Slice of Americana Pizza Competition in Oxford, MS. this 4th of July. 

Pizzaiolos from across the country converged on the little town to show off their pizza stylings to the deep south. Out of the chaos of townsfolk and pizzas arose 4 champions. The scores were close and 4th place lost out to 3rd by only one point. In the end, Rick Mines of Nima's Pizza & More in Gassville, AR. walked away with the grand prize of a trip to the World Pizza Championships in Italy in 2015. 

 

Congratulations to all winners!

1st Place: Rick Mines, Nima's Pizza & More, Gassville AR.

2nd Place: Greg Riviotta, Franco's Pizza, Chardon OH.

3rd Place: Chris Mallon, 5 Points Pizza, Nashville TN.

People's Choice: Karen Irby, Camp Lake Stephen's, Oxford MS.

Honorable Mention: Michael LaMarca, Master Pizza, Cleveland OH.

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 Left to Right: Greg Riviotta, Richard Mines, Chris Mallon, Karen Irby, Michael LaMarca

  For media, scores and video, please visit www.pmq.com/Media-Room/


 

Slice of Americana Pizza Competition!

Slice of Americana Pizza Competition set for 4th of July in Oxford, Mississippi
The winner will receive a free trip to Italy
 

At the heart of the Americana Music Triangle—that tiny, musically fertile slice of the globe from Nashville to Memphis to New Orleans—is Oxford, Mississippi, which is also the home of PMQ Pizza Magazine. Music fans and pizza lovers alike will celebrate Independence Day here at the Slice of Americana Pizza Competition, a pizza-making contest with live music and fun and games for the family. To be held as part of the 4th of July ceremonies in Oxford, the event is open to the public. The winner of the pizza culinary competition will win a free trip to Italy with the U.S. Pizza Team to compete in the World Pizza Championships in 2015. A panel of expert judges will choose the overall winner while a people's choice award will also be presented.

For a full listing of rules or to participate, please submit the following information by June 15, 2014. You can also fax the following form to (662) 234-0665 or mail it to Melanie Addington, PMQ Pizza Magazine, 612 McLarty Road, Oxford MS, 38655. Once you have signed up, we will provide more details on the actual competition, ovens and more. You will be asked to submit more detail on your pizza and biographical information before the competition. Competing pizzerias will be chosen on a first come, first serve basis. There is a $100 fee to enter the competition, there will only be a traditional pizza category.

 

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

 


 

 USPT Gains New Members with the
SEC Pizza Challenge

 The competition was fierce, but in the end, Dutch VanOostendorp of Tribecca Allie in Sardis, MS. reigned supreme, earning the title of Best Pizza in the SEC, earning a spot on the USPT and getting his free ride to compete in the World Pizza Championships in Italy, 2015.

Congratulations to all the winners, but there can be only one!!

1st Place: Dutch VanOostendorp, Tribecca Allie, Sardis MS.

2nd Place: David tieman, Chris Mallon, Stacy Givhan, 5 points Pizza, Nashville TN.

3rd Place: Satchel Raye, Satchel's, Gainesville FL.

4th Place: Richard Traylor, Tre Amici, Oxford MS.

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 Left to Right: Chris Mallon, Richard Traylor, Satchel Raye, Dutch VanOostendorp, Stacy Givhan, David Tieman

 For media, scores and video, please visit www.pmq.com/Media-Room/


 

The U.S. Pizza Team Takes Second Place in World Pizza Championships

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Jamie Culliton of the U.S. Pizza Team took second place in Freestyle Acrobatics at the World Pizza Championships in Parma this April. Jamie performed with the help of Missy Green, Smantha Jones and Emily Dugan to the smooth sounds of Justin Timberlake's "Suit and Tie".

 

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The team performed admirably in 8 different events. Most were first timers, but after surviving the chaos and feeling the rush of competition, they will all be back next year seeking gold in the food valley of Italy.

 

Bradley Johnson - Mellow Mushroom, Chattanooga, TN - Freestyle Acrobatics, Largest Dough Stretch, Classica Pizza
Jamie Culliton - Grimaldi's Pizza, USA - Freestyle Acrobatics
Dave Sommers - Mad Mushroom, West Lafayette, IN - Pizza For Two, Largest Dough Stretch, Fastest Pizza Maker
Leah Scurto - Pizza My Heart, Los Gatos, CA - Classica Pizza, Pizza For Two
Tim Silva - Pizza My Heart, Los Gatos, CA - Pizza For Two
Heather Zook - Sinfully Gluten Free - Centerville, OH - Gluten Free Pizza
Leonardo Giordano - Mona Lisa Pizza, Staten Island, NY - Classica Pizza, Pizza For Two
Greg Spaulding - Puccini's Smiling Teeth, Lexington, KY - Classica Pizza, Pan Pizza
Shawn Dugan - Shorty's Pizza, Parkersburg, WV - Classica Pizza, Pizza For Two
Emily Dugan - Shorty's Pizza, Parkersburg, WV - Pizza For Two
Jason Samosky - Samosky's Homestyle Pizzeria, Valley City, OH - Classica Pizza, Pan Pizza, Pizza For Two
Michael La Marca -  Master Pizza, Cleveland, OH - Classica Pizza
Michael Stevens - Palo Mesa Pizza, Arroyo Grande, CA - Classica Pizza, Pizza For Two
Gino Rago - Panino's Pizza, Park Ridge, IL - Classica Pizza, Neapolitan Pizza (STG PIzza)
Rick Mines - Nima's Pizza & More, Gassville, AR - Classica Pizza, Pizza For Two
Jane Mines - Nima's Pizza & More, Gassville, AR - Classica Pizza, Pizza For Two, Pizza on the Peel
Vic DiOrio - DiOrio's Pizza and Pub, Louisville, KY -Classica Pizza

 For media, scores and video, please visit www.pmq.com/Media-Room/


The U.S. Pizza Team would like to welcome its newest members!

 

The U.S. Pizza Team proudly welcomes two new members to the fold...

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Shawn Dugan,
Shorty's Pizzeria, Parkersburg, WV



Gino Rago








Gino Rago, Panino's Pizza, Mt. Prospect, IL.

 

 
Gino and Shawn will be competing on the U.S. Pizza Team at the World Pizza Championships in Parma, Italy.



Be sure to catch the live stream of the events here or at PMQ.com/live.  Events will be aired April 7th & 9th from 4am EST -12pm EST. Tune in and root for your favorite competitors.


 

Congratualtions to the Trials winners at NAPICS

We had some stiff competition this year as well as a good number of first time Trials competitors. In the end, the Grand prize of the trip to Italy to compete in the World Pizza Championships went to Jamie Culliton of Grimaldi's Pizza. Second and Third places in Freestyle Acrobatics went to Dave Sommers of Mad Mushroom Pizza in West Lafayette, and Wilhelm Rodriguez of Papa's Pizza in Cabo Rojo, Purto Rico.

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The U.S. Pizza Team would also like to congratulate its newest members:

David Whisker, B.C. Pizza, Boyne City, MI

Garrett Marlin, Uncle's Pizzeria, Ft. Collins, CO

Adam Tucker, Guiseppe's Pizza, Mifflinville, PA

and runner up

Allen Lewis, Johnny Brusco's New York Style Pizza, Jasper, AL

 

 

 

 Conragutlations to all the winners who competed in the 2014 U.S. Pizza Team Acrobatic Trials

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Fastest Pie Maker

1st Place - DavidWhisker, B.C. Pizza, Boyne City, MI

2nd Place - Bradley Johnson, Mellow Mushroom, Chattanooga, TN

3rd Place - Wilhelm Rodriguez, Papa's Pizza, Cabo Rojo, Puerto Rico

 

 

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1st Place - Bradley Johnson, Mellow Mushroom, Chattanooga, TN

2nd Place - Garrett Marlin, Uncle's Pizzeria, Ft. Collins, CO

3rd Place - Adam Tucker, Guiseppe's Pizza, Mifflinville, PA

 

 

 

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1st Place - David Whisker, B.C. Pizza, Boyne City, MI

2nd Place - Jamie Culliton, Grimaldi's Pizza

3rd Place - Adam Tucker, Guiseppe's Pizza, Mifflinville, PA

 

 


 

The 2014 USPT Acrobatic Trials are just around the corner

Join us at the 2014 NAPICS show Feb. 9-10, new home of the USPT Acrobatic Trials. Competitions will include Freestyle acrobatics, Largest Dough Stretch, Fastest Pie Maker, and of course the favorite cousin of all the acrobatics events, Fastest Box Folder.

Grand prize for Freestyle Acrobatics is a spot on the USPT and an all-expense paid trip to compete in the World Pizza Championships  in Parma, Italy, April of 2014.

Click HERE to register or for competition rules. For more information, contact Brian at 662-234-5481662-234-5481  x129 or by email at brian@pmq.com.

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American Pizza Championships and USPT Trials

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The U.S. Pizza Team would like to congratulate the winners of this year's American Pizza Championship and Fall Trials

 

First Place Gluten Free       First Place Best Pie         First Place Freestyle Acrobatics
      Heather Zook                       Jason Samosky                           Bradley Johnson
Sinfully Gluten Free           Samosky's Homestyle                  Mellow Mushroom
   Centerville, Ohio                           Pizza                            Chatttanooga, Tennessee
                                                      Valley City, Ohio

Heather Zook      Samosky      BJ

 

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The U.S. Pizza Team would like to welcome Affiliate Members Rick and Jane Mines of Nima's Pizza and More in Gassville, Arkansas. They will be joining the team in Italy inApril of 2014.

 

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Previous APC Winners

2012 APC Winner Bradley Corbin, Sloopy's Sports Cafe, Lakeside, OH

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2011 APC Winner Jamie Culliton, Grimaldi's Pizzeria, Palm Beach Gardens, FL

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2010 APC Winner Cemal Ramusevic

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