Friday, December 31, 1999

MN Olympus Leather 2000

(Leather Life column published in Lavender Magazine, Issue #120, December 31, 1999)

Because I was out of town (out of the country, actually) during the recent Minnesota Olympus Leather 2000 contest weekend, I’m turning over the reporting duties to guest columnist Dave Rhodes, editor of The Leather Journal. From the pictures I’ve seen and from what people have told me, it sounds like I missed quite a party.

David Coral and Hannah Miyamoto Take Minnesota Olympus Leather Titles

by Dave Rhodes, editor of The Leather Journal

David Coral became Mr. Minnesota Olympus Leather 2000 and Mistress Hannah was named Ms Minnesota Olympus Leather 2000 at the Saloon in Minneapolis, MN on Sunday night, December 12. The first runner-up in the Mr. competition was Scott Kelley.

A meet and greet was held at the Minneapolis Eagle on Friday night. A vendor fair on Saturday afternoon included Fit To A T Leather, erotic artists Mark DeBauch and Damon, Mr. Boots and Lugh’s Leather.

At Sunday evening’s contest, a judging panel headed by International Ms Olympus Leather 1999 Cori Ander (also Ms Minnesota Olympus Leather 1999), Mr. Minnesota Olympus Leather 1999 Greg Hausler, Mr. Minnesota Leather 1999 Joshua Smith, Mr. Minnesota Fantasy 1999 David Page and Ms Minnesota Fantasy 1999 Miss Jennifer selected the winners in front of a crowd that included International Mr. Leather 1997 Kevin Cwayna and Mr. International Rubber 1999 Thomas Smith. Ms Minnesota Leather 1999 Mario served as emcee.

Contest producers PJ Knight and Vickie King of the Knights of Leather, along with Cori Ander, presented the Twin Cities Leather Community Service Award to Lavender Magazine columnist Steve Lenius, who was unable to be present. The plaque was accepted by Lavender founding editor George Holdgrafer.

Approximately $600, benefiting the winners’ travel fund, was raised through a Teddy Bear Auction that was divided between Friday night and Sunday night.

Coral and Hannah will compete for the Mr. and Ms Olympus Leather 2000 title on Saturday night, February 26 at the Le Petite Theatre in New Orleans.

Upcoming Leather Events (for Calendar section)

Saturday, January 8

Atons Leather/Levi Night
Location and time to be determined
Presented by the Atons, open to all. For information and reservations call the Atons Hotline.

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