Iowa Leather Weekend Announces Judges

Iowa Leather Weekend LogoDES MOINES – It’s time to get corn holed. Iowa Leather Weekend returns October 9-11, 2015 in Des Moines, Iowa.

The 27th Annual Iowa Leather Weekend is quickly approaching. We are pleased to officially announce our judging panel and tally staff, and we would like to thank the following people for taking the time to help select the next Mr. and Ms. Iowa Leather. For full weekend details, please visit:   Weekend packages and host hotel space are still available for discounted rates via our website.

Judges Panel

Rob Kreisinger-Denk – Mr. IA Leather 2015

Rob Kreisinger-Denk is Mr. Iowa Leather 2015. In 2003, he held the title of Mr. Sister Leather for the Los Angeles Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence and the same year was second runner up for the title of Mr. Los Angeles Leather 2003. He is a member of the Titans of the Midwest and also a member of the Palm Springs Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence.

Lucket Kiche – Ms. IA Leather 2015

Ms. Iowa leather 2015 Lucket Kiche is a fluctuating and colorful daddy’s girl/pup who has gone down a kinky path of no return! She is a member of the Titans of the Midwest and proudly volunteers for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Johnson County.

Sarge – International Ms. Leather

She is a co-founder of a leather family called the House of AndOr, which focuses on fundamentals of leather life and volunteering. She has a passion for teaching and learning and is in service to her community. Sarge is Ms. San Diego Leather 2014-15 and International Ms. Leather 2015.

Joyce Berger – Founder – Le Chateau Exotique

Joyce Berger has been a part of, as well as serving, the Leather Community for over 20 years.  As owner, and soon to be retiree, of Le Chateau Exotique, Ltd., Joyce has watched the community and herself evolve dramatically, as all things have to do.

Cowboi Jen – Mid-Atlantic Leatherwoman 2009

Cowboi Jen has been immersed in the Levi/rodeo community since 1992 and Philadelphia’s Leather and Kink community since 2000. She has earned her nickname as a competitor for the IGRA rodeo circuit for the last 24 years and counting. She had the honor of being the first Mid-Atlantic Leatherwoman in 2009 and created Philadelphia Leather Pride Night as her title year fundraiser.

Woody Woodruff – International Mr Leather 2012

Woody has represented our community under the titles of Mr. Liberty Leather 2011, Mr. Michigan Leather 2012, and International Mr. Leather in 2012.  Since being given the title of IML #34 he has traveled over 150,000 miles in over 9 countries, representing our great community through performances, education, or sometimes just speaking out against the stigma associated with HIV and PreP.

Sasha Belle – Contestant – RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 7

Sasha Belle was born and raised in Iowa and has lived in Iowa City for the last 10 years.  She has been performing since 2006 and 100% loves her job.  In her short but defined drag career, she has held the titles of Miss Midwest Gay International and Miss Gay Iowa FFI.

Jeff Tucker – IML 1994 – IML Exec Board Member – IML Den Daddy

Jeff is the Den Daddy for International Mr. Leather and was himself IML in 1994 competing as Mr. San Jose Leather 1993. As IML he started “Better Together” a campaign asking us to honor the diversity that creates the richness that is our community.

Sir Robert – Mr. Toronto Leather 2013

Robert Miller is Mr. Leatherman Toronto 2013 and International Mr. Leather 2013 Second Runner-up. Robert made history at IML35 by being the first IML medalist over the age of 50, an honor he is both proud of and hopes to inspire others with.

The tally masters are Tank Teachworth, American Leather Boy 2013, and Randy Kallansrud, Former Emperor of the Imperial Court of Iowa. John Jack Trujillo and Sarha – International Ms. Leather 2013 will be the den staff.

Weekend packages prices are going up and hotel space is filling up quickly. Weekend packages are $50 through July 31st, $60 through August 31st & $75 as of September 1st. Packages can be purchased via our webpage at This year’s host hotel is the Quality Inn Downtown at Wells Fargo Arena. Make sure to ask for the “Iowa Leather Weekend” rate of $105 for standard rooms and $145 for suites. This year’s weekend packages include our private shuttle between venues.

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