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Published on April 5th, 2015 | by EricS


2015 Winter Acrobatic Trials


The USPT Winter Acrobatic Trials were a huge hit in the frozen tundra of Ohio, drawing several new competitors as well as some seasoned veterans. Competitors squared off in a variety of events in cluding Largest Dough Stretch, Fastest Pie Maker, Fastest Box Folder and Freestyle Acrobatics.

The grand prize of a trip to Italy to compete in the World Pizza Championships was Freestyle Acrobat Bradley Johnson of Mellow Mushroom, Chattanooga, TN. Also placing in the Freestyle category were two up and coming spinners. Scott Volpe of Fiamme Pizza Napoletana in Tuscon, AZ. took second place, with Jacob Bens of Ramundy’s Pizza in Columbus coming in third. Also first time competitor Kyle Hambley of Samosky’s Homestyle Pizzeria in Valley City, OH. walked off with first place in Box Folding.



Largest Dough Stretch

1. Bradley Johnson, Mellow Mushroom, Chattanooga, TN.

2. David Sommers, Mad Mushroom, W. Lafayette, IN.

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



Fastest Pie Maker

1. Rick Wheeler, Mad Mushroom, W. Lafayette, IN.

2. Bradley Johnson, Mellow Mushroom, Chattanooga, TN.

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



Fastest Box Folder

1. Kyle Hambley, Samosky’s Homestyle Pizzeria, Valley City , OH.

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

3. Dave Sommers, Mad Mushroom, W. Lafayette, IN.


Thank you all competitors, sponsors and our flour sponsor Graincraft for helping us have another great competition. We look forward to seeing you all in 2016!


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