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Northeast: Nicholas Fink,
Caliente Pizza & Drafthouse
Southwest: Kim Duncan,
Forghedaboudit Pizza, Pasta
& Wings
Regional Winners
Non-Traditional Category

TOP: Luciano Carciotto with
Pizza Today Publisher Pete
Lachapelle after winning
the Pizza Maker of the Year
award. Middle: Graziano
Bertuzzo, winner of the Best
of the Best blind box challenge. Left: Justin Wadstein
of Pizza My Heart.

competitors this year," Detwiler
says. "Nerves and emotions
were running high. Whether
you win a regional title or take
home the whole coveted final
prize, you not only earn that
little bit of personal glory but
you also bring honor to your
pizzeria, and that can be capitalized upon for years to come.
The competition was truly
incredible."
This year's winners were as
follows:
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Regional Winners
Traditional Category
Midwest: Joe Neidel, Tusconos
International: Luciano Carciotto, Pizzeria 7+ (Carciotto
won the overall category and
advanced to the Pizza Maker of
the Year competition.)
Southeast: Brian Hall, Boombozz Pizzeria & Taphouse
Northwest: Sean Dempsey,
Dempsey's Brewery Pub Restaurant

Midwest: Alex Garcia, Flo's
International: Giulio Scappaticci, La Cortiglia
Southeast: Jane Mines,
Nima's Pizza
Northwest: Ed Barbeau,
Pisano's Wood Fired
Northeast: Eric Von
Hansen, Caliente Pizza &
Drafthouse
Southwest: Constantino
Anezinos, Zorbas Pizza
Lars Smith of Californiabased State of Mind Public
House won the non-traditional division and competed
in the Pizza Maker of the
Year competition. Although
Smith did not win a regional
title, his individual score was
high enough to place him in
the top four non-traditional
spots.
Gluten-Free Division
First: Issam Halawi, Upper
Crust Pizza
Second: Vince Rotolo, Evil
Pie
Third: Andrea Cozzolino,
Zero95 Pty LTD
Napoletana Division
First: Giovanni Landi,
Pizzeria Vanin. Giovanni
advanced to the Pizza
Maker of the Year competition.
Second: Vito Iacopelli,
Prova Pizzeria
Third: Kyle Garland,
Italy II

Pan Division
First: Giuseppe Manco,
Prova Pizza Bar (Manco
advanced to the Pizza
Maker of the Year competition.)
Second: Lenny Rago,
Panino's
Third: Chris Decker, Metro
Pizza Northwest
Best of the Best
Four former IPC winners competed for the Best
of the Best title in a blind
box challenge. Graziano
Bertuzzo, the Pizza Maker
of the Year in 2008, took
home the Best of the Best
final title.
Competiting for the
Pizza Maker of the Year
award were Landi, Carciotto,
Smith and Manco. In the
end, the traditional pizza
finalist Carciotto took home
the coveted trophy and will
be invited to compete in
next year's Best of the Best
blind-box competition.
The World Pizza
Games also brought
in competitors from
around the globe. They

battled to win awards in
pizza acrobatics, fastest
box folding, largest dough
stretch, etc.
Scott Volpe of Fiamme
Pizza Napoletana was
crowned the winner in the
acrobatics finals. He then
got to move on to face
a field of past acrobatics
champs in the masters' category. The highly competitive field this year was bested
by Justin Wadstein of Pizza
My Heart.
For a complete rundown
of the World Pizza Games,
visit PizzaToday.com. n


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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 - Expo Spotlight
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Pizza Today - May 2017 - Conversation
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Pizza Today - May 2017 - Man on the Street
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Pizza Today - May 2017 - Respecting the Craft
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Pizza Today - May 2017 - On Tap
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Pizza Today - May 2017 - Destinations
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Pizza Today - May 2017 - Knead to Know
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Pizza Today - May 2017 - Flooring Options
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Pizza Today - May 2017 - Specialty Cheese Pairings
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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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