First Mr. Ripcord Toledo Leather Named

The judges, producer and contestants at the Mr. Ripcord Toledo Leather contest last weekend. (Photos courtesy of John MrHayloft-LeatherBear)

The judges, producer and contestants at the Mr. Ripcord Toledo Leather contest last weekend. (Photos courtesy of John MrHayloft-LeatherBear)

Mr. Ripcord Toledo Leather 2013 Kelvin Davis and first runner-up Aaron Varga.

Mr. Ripcord Toledo Leather 2013 Kelvin Davis and first runner-up Aaron Varga.

TOLEDO – The first Mr. Ripcord Toledo Leather contest was held Saturday Sept. 28, at the Ripcord Toledo, Ohio.  Four contestants competed Saturday with a packed crowd of Leather Bears, Daddies, Cowboys, Women, SIRs and boys.  More than 100 people were in attendance when the winner of both the Brotherhood Award and the new Mr. Ripcord Toledo Leather 2013-2014, Kelvin Davis of Ohio, was announced. Congratulations also go to Aaron Varga as first runner-up and to the other contestants, Miles Newman and Caleb Pippen. All the contestants did a great job and represented our community well!

Judges for the event where Joseph “Rocky” McCombs, Mr. Ohio Leather 2013; David German, Mr. Michigan Leather 2011; and Traeonna Wagener who is a local educator and trainer for the last 18 years in the BDSM community.

Several groups and Leather organizations from Ohio, Michigan, Indiana and even Chicago supported the contest with their attendance.  The weekend and event began on Friday with the Meet and Greet for Judges and Contestants and ended on Sunday with a Hobo Dinner fundraiser for Beautiful Detroit sponsored by La Fraternitie du Loup- Garou, Black Swamp Den.

Special thanks to Mike Shannon for the fantastic job as Emcee for the evening and to Tommie Maran as DJ for the evening.

Of course the event would not have been possible without the support of the Tim Yeasureright owner of the RIPCORD and his partner David. They look forward to working with the event producer, JD, in the coming year and in planning an even a bigger event next year!