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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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Brian Hernandez

US Pizza Team Coordinator, Batesville, MS.
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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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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 Wood Fired Pizza, Fairview Park, OH.

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.

Kathy Conti

Red Planet Pizza & BBQ, Ansonia, CT.

Sam Dickstein

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

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.

Mario Vollera

Southend Pizza, Venice, CA.

Audrey Jane

Slingin' Pizza, Laguna Park, TX.

Kira Zabrowski

Much Ado About Pizza, Pleasanton, CA.

Nicholas Harper

Piece of Pie on Hartwell, Fairplay, SC.

Patty Taylor

Taylors' Pizza House, Endwell, NY.

Joey Streeter

The Nona Slice House, Safety Harbor, FL.

Alex Fotiadis

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

Kyle Rosch

Brenz Pizza Co. Columbus, OH.
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Joey Karvelas

Karvelas Pizza, Hogansville, GA.

Alex Koons

Hot Tongue Pizza, Los Angeles, CA.

James Terwilliger

The Pizza Consultant, San Diego, CA.

Max Durocher

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

Mark Zabrowski

Much Ado About Pizza, Pleasanton, CA.

David Solum

Danger Von Dempsey's Brewhaus, Aberdeen, SD

Constantino Anezinos

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

Kevin Knott

Sliceadelic Pizza, FL.

Jon Garland

Saccone's Pizza and Subs, Leander, TX.

Josh Owens

Mad Mushroom, Lafayette, IN

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