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And the Winners Were!
I N T E R N A T I O N A L

P I Z Z A

C H A L L E N G E

After three days of intense competition,
with first-place prizes of up to $7,500
up for grabs in the five divisions, we
crowned regional winners, division
winners and the Pizza Maker of the Year
- all during Pizza Expo in March at the
Las Vegas Convention Center. Here are
the top finishers:
2017 Traditional Division Regional Winners:

Northeast: Nicholas Fink, Caliente Pizza & Drafthouse, Pittsburgh, PA
Southeast: Brian Hall, Boombozz Pizza & Taphouse, Louisville, KY
Midwest: Joey Neidel, Tusconos, Buckner, MO
Northwest: Sean Dempsey, Dempsey's Brewery Pub & Restaurant,
Watertown, SD
Southwest: Kim Duncan, Forghedaboudit Pizza, Deming, NM
International: Luciano Carciotto, Pizzeria 7+, Italy

2017 Traditional Division Finals

Traditional and Pizza Maker Champion: Luciano Carciotto, Pizzeria 7+, Italy

1st: Luciano Carciotto, Pizzeria 7+, Italy
2nd: Kelsey Jones, Newcastle Pizzeria, Newcastle, CA
3rd: Joey Neidel, Tusconos, Buckner, MO

2017 Non-Traditional Division
Regional Winners:

Northeast: Eric Von Hansen, Caliente Pizza & Drafthouse, Pittsburgh, PA
Southeast: Jane Mines, Nimas Pizza & More, Gassville, AR
Midwest: Alex Garcia, Flo's, Grand Rapids, MI
Northwest: Ed Barbeau, Pisano's Woodfired, Bend, OR
Southwest: Constantino Anezinos, Zorbas, San Francisco
International: Giulio Scappaticci, La Cortiglia, Italy

2017 Non-Traditional Division Finals

1st: Lars Smith, State of Mind Public House & Pizzeria, Los Altos, CA
2nd: Jane Mines, Nimas Pizza & More, Gassville, AR
3rd: Constantino Anezinos, Zorbas, San Francisco

2017 Pan Division Winners

1st: Giuseppe Manco, Prova Pizza Bar, New York City
2nd: Leonardo Rago, Panino's, Evanston, IL
3rd: Chris Decker, Metro Pizza, Las Vegas, NV

Non-Traditional Winner: Lars Smith, State of Mind, Los Altos, CA

2017 Pizza Napoletana Division Winners
1st: Giovanni Landi, Pizzeria Vanin, Italy
2nd: Vito Iacopelli, Prova Pizzeria, West Hollywood, CA
3rd: Kyle Garland, Touch of Italy II, Rehoboth Beach, DE

I N T E R N A T I O N A L
P I Z Z A C H A L L E N G E
S P O N S O R E D B Y

2017 Gluten-Free Division Winners

1st: Issam Halawi, Upper Crust Pizza, North Oldmsted, OH
2nd: Vince Rotolo, Evel Pie, Las Vegas, NV
3rd: Andrea Cozzolino, Zero95 Pizza Restaurant, Australia

2017 Best of the Best Champion: 
Graziano Bertuzzo, Italy

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2017 Pizza Maker of the Year: 
Luciano Carciotto, Pizzeria 7+, Italy

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Pizza Today - May 2017

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Pizza Today - May 2017

Pizza Today - May 2017
Commentary
Contents
Contributors
Expo Spotlight
Interact
Conversation
Man on the Street
Respecting the Craft
On Tap
Destinations
Knead to Know
Flooring Options
Specialty Cheese Pairings
Manchego
Eliminating Spoilage
Cheese Pricing
Grand Openings
Pizza Today on the Road: Riverboat Pizza Co., Savannah, GA
Pizza Today on the Road: Stoner’s Pizza Joint, Savannah, GA
International Pizza Expo Wrap Up
Product Showcase
Pizza Today Yellow Pages
The Marketplace
Reader’s Resource
Trending Recipe
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Pizza Today - May 2017 - CT2
Pizza Today - May 2017 - Pizza Today - May 2017
Pizza Today - May 2017 - Cover2
Pizza Today - May 2017 - Commentary
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Pizza Today - May 2017 - 5
Pizza Today - May 2017 - Contents
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Pizza Today - May 2017 - 9
Pizza Today - May 2017 - Contributors
Pizza Today - May 2017 - 11
Pizza Today - May 2017 - Expo Spotlight
Pizza Today - May 2017 - 13
Pizza Today - May 2017 - Interact
Pizza Today - May 2017 - 15
Pizza Today - May 2017 - Conversation
Pizza Today - May 2017 - 17
Pizza Today - May 2017 - Man on the Street
Pizza Today - May 2017 - 19
Pizza Today - May 2017 - Respecting the Craft
Pizza Today - May 2017 - 21
Pizza Today - May 2017 - On Tap
Pizza Today - May 2017 - 23
Pizza Today - May 2017 - Destinations
Pizza Today - May 2017 - 25
Pizza Today - May 2017 - Knead to Know
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Pizza Today - May 2017 - 29
Pizza Today - May 2017 - Flooring Options
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Pizza Today - May 2017 - 33
Pizza Today - May 2017 - Specialty Cheese Pairings
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Pizza Today - May 2017 - 39
Pizza Today - May 2017 - Manchego
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Pizza Today - May 2017 - Eliminating Spoilage
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Pizza Today - May 2017 - Cheese Pricing
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Pizza Today - May 2017 - Grand Openings
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Pizza Today - May 2017 - Pizza Today on the Road: Riverboat Pizza Co., Savannah, GA
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Pizza Today - May 2017 - Pizza Today on the Road: Stoner’s Pizza Joint, Savannah, GA
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Pizza Today - May 2017 - International Pizza Expo Wrap Up
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Pizza Today - May 2017 - Product Showcase
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Pizza Today - May 2017 - Pizza Today Yellow Pages
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Pizza Today - May 2017 - The Marketplace
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