USPT Member Profiles

U.S. Pizza Team Council

Michael P. LaMarca

USPT Team Captain, Master Pizza, Cleveland, OH.
1st Place: Hulu's Best in Dough - Best in the Midwest Episode
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Lenny Rago

Panino's Pizzeria, Evanston, IL.
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Sean Dempsey

Dempsey's Brewery Pub & Restaurant, Watertown, S.D.
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David Sommers

Athletic Coord., Mad Mushroom, West Lafayette, IN.
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Jamie Culliton

Athletic Coach, The Nona Slice House, Safety Harbor, FL.
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Gino Rago

Culinary Coach, Panino's Pizzeria, Parkridge, IL.
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Tore Trupiano

Mangia E Bevi, Oceanside, CA.
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Brian Hernandez

US Pizza Team Coordinator, Batesville, MS.
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Premiere Members

Ali Haider

786 Degrees, Los Angeles, CA.
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Michael Stevens

Palo Mesa Pizza, Arroyo Grande, CA.
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Michael "Wolf" Athanasopoulos

The Lamb and the Wolf, Sallisaw, OK.
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David Conti

Red Planet Pizza & BBQ, Ansonia, CT.
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David Jacobson

Acre Kitchen & Bar, Oakland, CA.
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Vitangelo Recchia

Bella Napoli Pizzeria & Restaurant, Port Charlotte, FL.
2nd Place: Pizza in Teglia, '23 World Pizza Championships
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Rick Wheeler

Mad Mushroom, Lafayette, IN.
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Bruno Brunetti

Panino's Pizzeria, Chicago, IL.
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Dan Uccello

Flo's Pizzeria, Grand Rapids, MI.
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Patrick Maggi

Maggi's Pizza & Subs, Damascus, MD.
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Daniel "The Big Cheese" Saccone

Saccone's Pizza & Subs, Leander, TX.
1st Place: Best Cheese Slice, '23 International Pizza Games, Atlantic City
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Derrick Tung

Paulie Gee's Logan Square, Chicago, IL.
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Massimo Mannino

Nina's Cucina Italiana, Greenville, NC.
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Competing Members

Peter Anderson

Gelsosomo's Pizza, Crown Point, IN.
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Craig AllenBaugh

Sauced Pizza & Catering
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Brandon Davis

Novella's Pizza, New Hudson, MI.

Pasquale DiMaio

Vesuvio's Wood Fired Pizza, Minneapolis, MN.

RC Gallegos

RC's NYC Pizza & Pasta, The Woodlands, TX.

Jimmy Gadd

Goodfellas Pizzeria, Cincinnati, OH.

Gail Churinetz

Gail's Pizza Parties, Germantown, TN.

Melina Felix

The Pizza Bandit, Littleton, CO.

Leonardo Giordano

Mona Lisa Pizzeria, Staten, Island, NY.

Sam Dickstein

Pizzeria Portofino, Chicago, IL.Much Ado About Pizza, Pleasanton, CA.

Patti Taylor

Taylors' Pizza House, Endwell, NY.

Rico Lunardi

Slice on Broadway, Pittsburgh, PA.
1st Place - 2021 Virtual US Pizza Cup
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Vittoria Trupiano

Mangia E Bevi, Oceanside, CA.

Salvatore Passalacqua

Marrabella Old World Pizza, Greenville, NC

Deserai Satullo

Sauced Wood Fired Pizza, Fairview Park, OH.

Alberto Russo

Flour House, San Luis Obispo, CA.

Max Durocher

Tiki Sam's Wood FIred Pizza, Hanover, MI.

Audrey Jane

Slingin' Pizza, Laguna Park, TX.

Nicholas Harper

Piece of Pie on Hartwell, Fairplay, SC.

Joey Streeter

The Nona Slice House, Safety Harbor, FL.

Josh Owens

Mad Mushroom, Lafayette, IN

Jon Garland

Saccone's Pizza, Austin, TX.
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Alex Koons

Hot Tongue Pizza, Los Angeles, CA.

Joey Karvelas

Karvelas Pizza, Hogansville, GA.

James Terwilliger

The Pizza Consultant, San Diego, CA.

Kyle Rosch

Brenz Pizza Co. Columbus, OH.
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Mario Vollera

Southend Pizza, Venice, CA.

David Solum

Danger Von Dempsey's Brewhaus, Aberdeen, SD

Constantino Anezinos

Zorba's Pizza & Pasta, San Francisco, CA.

Kevin Knott

Sliceadelic Pizza, FL.

Kathy Conti

Red Planet Pizza & BBQ, Ansonia, CT.

Alex Fotiadis

Corleone’s Famous New York Pizza And Gyros, Daytona, FL.

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