Published on June 24th, 2019 | by Brian Hernandez


Watch the 2019 USPT Summer Acrobatic Trials on ESPN3 here!


USPT Premiere Member Scott Volpe of Fiamme Pizzeria Napoletana in Tucson, AZ. winning Gold at the World Pizza Championships in Parma, Italy.

The USPT held it’s 2019 Summer Acrobatic Trials in Haverhill, MA. June 25th at 1 pm EST. Tune in to ESPN 3 to relive all the stretching spinning and speed that make up the pizza athletic world. Categories were Largest Dough Stretch, Fastest Pie Maker, Fastest Box Folder and the visually stunning Freestyle Acrobatics. 

Pizzaiolos from the New England area and beyond converged to battle it out to see who can spin for the win. Grand Prize for Freestyle Acrobatics was an all-expense paid trip to compete in the European Pizza & Pasta Show in London, England in November. 

Tune into all the flour flinging, spectacular spinning and bestest box folding you have ever seen, on ESPN 3 brought to you by Go Live Sports Cast and PMQ Pizza Magazine!




Freestyle Acrobatics:
1st – Michael “Careless Whisper” Reyes-Casanova, Ynot Italian, Virginia Beach, VA.
2nd – Matt “The Hat” Hickey, Caliente Pizza & Drafthouse, Alison Park, PA.
3rd – Corey “Dead Eye” Spivey, Queen City Pizza Wagon, Springfield, MO.

Largest Dough Stretch:
1st – Michael “Careless Whisper” Reyes-Casanova, 28 3/16″
2nd – Alex “The Vette” Levine Caliente’s Pizza & Drafthouse, Allison Park, PA., 28 1/8″
3rd – Sarah “The Algorithm” Amato, Nonni’s Pizza, Revere, MA., 27 1/2″

Fastest Pie Maker:
1st – Matt “The Hat” Hickey, 1:17.69
2nd – Ben “Chewie” Wentzell Hollis House of Pizza, Hollis, NH., 1:32.46
3rd – Michael “Careless Whisper” Reyes-Casanova, 1:46.21

Fastest Box Folder
1st – Sarah “The Algorithm” Amato, 0:27.41
2nd – George Philbrook, Nonni’s Pizza, Revere, MA., 0:29.41
3rd – Jon “The Rock” Rockwoodno’s, Dedham, MA., 0:31.5
4th – Andrew “The Tank Engine” Chartier, Stachey’s Pizza, North Andover MA., 0:33.57

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