March 8, 2016 |

Pizza Expo Day One – IPC and WPG Prelims, Results

By Denise Greer


International Pizza Expo 2016 is on track to be the biggest show ever. Pizzeria operators from around the world have convened at the Las Vegas Convention Center to walk the show floor that is more than 6 ½ football fields, take in a top-notch educational seminars and demonstrations taught by pizza industry leaders, network and compete for a pizza title.

Day One results are in for the International Pizza Challenge and World Pizza Games:

International Pizza Challenge

Traditional Division



1st #34 Joey Neidel

2nd #11 Dino Pavoni

3rd #59 Joe Abdul


1st #51 Giuseppi Marcuccilli

2nd #31 Giuseppi Cortinovis

3rd #48 Simone Ingrosso


1st #52 Jane Mines

2nd #19 Chris Miller

3rd #3 David Emrich


1st #21 Michael Rutledge

2nd #15 Don Evola

3rd #45 Nicholas Diesslin


1st #56 Nino Coniglio

2nd #24 John Vigliotti

3rd #36 Attilio Guarino


1st #61 Daniel Saccone

2nd #37 Giuseppe Spanu

3rd #13 Michael Stevens

Italian Napoletana Division


Cuono Pannelli

Gazmir Zeneli

Gennaro Rusgo / Vito Lacopelli

The Final Four

#56 Nino Coniglio

#61 Daniel Saccone

#24 John Vigliotti

#52 Jane Mines


World Pizza Games

Fastest Dough

Mitch Rotolo, Jr. Rotolo’s Pizzeria

Daulton Cornell, Six Hundred Downtown,

Domenico Sposato, Pizzeria la conchiglia

Fastest Box Fold

David Whisker, B.C. Pizza

Andy Rogers, Pizza My Heart

Alexander Stephens, Joe’s New York Pizza and Pasta

A complete list of champions in the World Pizza Games will be announced at the Pizza Expo Block Party, Wednesday, March 9, 5-8:30 pm in Room N250.

Stay tuned for Pizza Expo Day Two tomorrow night.

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