Published on May 5th, 2014 | by EricS


2014 Italy Winners

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


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”.


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

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