World Pizza Games® Previous Winners

2018
Master Acrobatics — Scott Volpe, Fiamme Pizza Napoletanna (380.5 points)
Individual Acrobatics — Ezequiel Ortigoza, Association Pizzeros Argentina (340 points)
Fastest Dough Stretch — Mitch Rotolo, Jr., Rotolo’s Craft & Crust (00:37:044 seconds)
Largest Dough Stretch — Salvatore Salviviani, Pizzeria L”Angolo Di Langhirano (104.75 centimeters)
Fastest Box Folding — Zolbayar Ganbold, Cousin Vinny’s Pizza (00:21:028 seconds)
Pizza Triathlon —Mitch Rotolo, Jr., Rotolo’s Craft & Crust (01:03:081 seconds)

2017
Master Acrobatics —Justin Waldstein, Pizza My Heart, Los Gatos, CA (281.5 points)
Individual Acrobatics —Scott Volpe, Fiamme Pizza Napoletanna (280.5 points)
Fastest Dough Stretch — Mitch Rotolo Jr., Rotolo’s Pizzeria, Baton Rouge, LA (29:024 seconds)
Largest Dough Stretch — Matt Hickey, Caliente Pizza & Draft House (102.55 centimeters)
Fastest Box Folding — Bonn Rassavong, Citizen Pie (00:20.035 seconds)
Pizza Triathlon — Justin Waldstein, Pizza My Heart, Los Gatos, CA (37.035 seconds, new record)

2016
Master Acrobatics — Jay Schuurman, Pizza Rock, Sacramento, CA (286 points)
Individual Acrobatics — Hyeonsoo Joo, Mr. Pizza, Seoul, South Korea (283.5 points)
Fastest Dough Stretch — Mitch Rotolo Jr., Rotolo’s Pizzeria, Baton Rouge, LA (23:04 seconds, new record)
Largest Dough Stretch — Carlos Mangana, Pizza My Heart, Capitola, CA (108.5 x 102.5 centimeters)
Fastest Box Folding — David Whisker, B.C. Pizza, Boyne City, MI (20.03 seconds)
Pizza Triathlon — Justin Waldstein, Pizza My Heart, Los Gatos, CA (37.05 seconds, new record)

2015
Master Acrobatics — Min-Chul Shin, Mr. Pizza, South Korea (272 points)
Individual Acrobatics — Min-Chul Shin, South Korea (261.5 points)
Fastest Dough Stretch — Brittany Saxton, Six Hundred Downtown, Bellefontaine, OH (28.65 seconds)
Largest Dough Stretch — Spencer Glenn, Pizza My Heart, Monterey, CA (45.00)
Fastest Box Folding — Spencer Glenn, Pizza My Heart, Monterey, CA (25.29 seconds)
Pizza Triathlon — Dave Sommers, Mad Mushroom, West Lafayette, IN (38.56 seconds)

2014
Master Acrobatics — Justin Wadstein, Pizza My Heart, Los Gatos, CA (226.5 points)
Individual Acrobatics — Lee Moonky, South Korea (228.5 points)
Fastest Dough Stretch — Brittany Saxton, Six Hundred Downtown, Bellafontaine, OH (34.07 seconds)
Largest Dough Stretch — Brittany Saxton, Six Hundred Downtown, Bellafontaine, OH (33.06)
Fastest Box Folding — Barry White, Pizza My Heart, Los Angeles (23.06 seconds)
Pizza Triathlon — Justin Wadstein, Pizza My Heart, Los Gatos, CA (53.00 seconds)

2013
Masters Acrobatics — Kazuya Akaogi, Red Japan Co., Japan (229 points)
Individual Acrobatics — Eric Ross, Tony’s Pizza Napoletana, San Francisco (123.5 points)
Fastest Dough Stretch — Brittany Rowe, Six Hundred Downtown, Bellefontaine, Ohio (33.94)
Largest Dough Stretch — Garrett Marlin, Uncle’s Pizzeria & Co., Fort Collins, Colo. (38.21875 average)
Fastest Box Folding — Barry White, Pizza My Heart, Monterey, Calif. (23.88)
Pizza Triathlon — David Whisker, B.C. Pizza, Alanson, Mich. (1:03.53)

2012
Masters Acrobatics — Jay Schuurman, Pizza Rock, Sacramento, Calif.
Individual Acrobatics – Kazuya Akaogi, Red Japan Co., Japan
Fastest Dough Stretch – Ingrosso Simone, Pizzeria Del Mille, Italy
Largest Dough Stretch – Mario Sigmorile, Pizzeria Del Centro, Italy
Fastest Box Folding – Jimmy Xang, Pizza Guys, Rancho Cordova, Calif.
Longest Spin – Kazuya Akaogi, Red Japan Co., Japan

2011
Masters Acrobatics – Eric Corbin, Tony’s Pizza A GoGo
Individual Acrobatics – Pat Miller, A Slice of New York Pizza
Fastest Dough – Brittany Rowe, Michael Angelo’s Pizza
Largest Dough – Pat Miller, A Slice of New York Pizza
Fastest Box Folding – Justin Stokes, Sparky’s Pizzeria
Longest Spin – Kazuya Akaogi, Aromavita, Japan

2010
Masters Acrobatics – Eric Corbin, Grimaldi’s and Jay Schuurman, Hookah Bar & Grill (tie)
Individual Acrobatics – Eric Corbin, Grimaldi’s
Fastest Dough – Domenico Sposeto, Pizzeria Olimpica
Largest Dough – Eric Corbin, Grimaldi’s
Fastest Box Folding – Justin Stokes, Sparky’s Pizzeria
Longest Spin – Akaogi Kazuya, Aromavita, Japan

2009
Individual Acrobatic – Justin Wadstein, Kianti’s Pizza & Pasta Bar
Fastest Dough – Richard Allen, Cousin Vinnie’s Pizza
Largest Stretch – Spencer Glenn, Pizza of My Heart
Fastest Box Folding – Justin Stokes, Sparky’s Pizzeria
Longest Spin – Akaogi Kazuya, Aromavita, Japan

2008
Masters Acrobatic – Justin Wadstein, Kianti’s Pizza & Pasta Bar
Individual Acrobatic – Jay Schuurman. Kianti’s Pizza & Pasta Bar
Fastest Dough – LeeAnna Shepherd, Michael Angelo’s Pizza Inc
Largest Stretch – Bruno DiFabio, Amore Pizza
Fastest Box Folding – Jamie Culliton, Grimadi’s
Longest Spin – Jamie Culliton, Grimadi’s

2007
Individual Acrobatic – Giorgio Giove, Brother’s Pizza
Fastest Dough – Justin Wadstein, Kianti’s Pizza & Pasta Bar
Largest Stretch – Frank Graci, The Flying Pizza
Fastest Box Folding – Jamie Culliton, Pizzaiolo

2006
Individual Acrobatic – Justin Wadstein, Kianti’s Pizza & Pasta Bar
Fastest Dough – Brian Edler, Domino’s Pizza
Largest Stretch – Anthony Graham, Gramboli’s Pizza

2005
Individual Acrobatic –Paolo Coppola, Pizzeria La Cascina Calypso
Fastest Dough – Brian Edler, Domino’s Pizza
Largest Stretch – Brian Edler, Domino’s Pizza

New this Year!

INTERNATIONAL ITALIAN SANDWICH COMPETITION

Introducing the newest competition for 2020, open to qualified attendees for either International Pizza Expo or International Artisan Bakery Expo. The International Italian Sandwich Championship will be limited to the first 30 entrants presenting a sandwich seen on the menu of a pizzeria, Italian restaurant or bakery. Sandwiches can be hot or cold Italian inspired sandwich consisting of a any combination of Italian ingredients, sauces, toppings and/or décor/garnishes on any type of bread, roll or bun.

 Judging will be based on Italian cuisine’s basic tenets: technique; presentation; flavor balance and taste. Competition will take place on the show floor in the IIPC / Bakery Demonstration area. The winner and World Champion will receive a $2,000 check and a trophy. Second and third place prizes are $500 and $250, respectively.

NOTE: You must register as an attendee before you can enter the International Italian Sandwich competition. Registration for the competition may be completed online while you register.

View the 2020 IISC Rules.