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New Mr. Midwest Leather and Midwest Puppy named

ST. LOUIS — Adam Heusinkveld of Chicago won Mr. Midwest Leather 2017 and Pup Axel, Cleveland Puppy 2017, won Midwest Puppy 2017 this past weekend in St. Louis.

The Midwest Leather and Puppy Contest was held at JJ’s Clubhouse, not far from downtown St. Louis. Adam came out ahead of two other contestants: John Owen of Omaha, who go first runner-up, and Pup Chewy of Chicago, who was second runner-up. Pup Xeno of Chicago got first runner-up for puppy. The contest was the climax of a weekend that included classes, dinners and parties throughout the weekend.

Midwest Drummer names new titleholders

CHICAGO — Midwest Drummer held it’s second contest at Chicago’s Jackhammer bar on Sept. 22. Brandon Gentry of Chicago took home the Midwest Drummer title and Pup Bayard won Midwest Drummerboy.

Brandon came out ahead of Michael Sanders, another Chicago resident, for the Drummer title. Bayard was the only Drummerboy contestant but still had to reach a minimum number of points to win the title. There was no bootblack contestant for this year.

Mr. Nebraska Leather 2018, Aug. 18-20

OMAHA — Hey Kinky People! Check out the official schedule for Mr. Nebraska Leather 2018! FRIDAY, AUGUST 18 CHECK OUT THE MEAT! 6:00 – 8:00 PM Kick off your kinky weekend with a smoke-out and grill-out on the patio at the Max! Bring your appetite and your favorite cigar, because the meat will be sizzling.…