MCL 2012 Meet & Greet – plus lube wrestling

Mr. Chicago Leather 2012 kicked off on Friday, January 28, with the Meet & Greet at Touche, quickly followed by some fun with impromptu wrestlers and a four gallons of lube.

Angel and Daryll, contestants for MCL 2012.

John Pendal, IML 2003, served as MC for the introduction of judges and contestants as he’s done for the past nine years. He introduced the judges: Si Smits, a bar owner from Milwaukee; Bob Miller, co-founder of Cleveland Leather Awarness Weekend; Mike Pagano, Mr. Iowa Leather 2011; Patrick “Pleep” Pierson, Mr. Midwest Rubber 2011; and Jason Southerland, Mr. Chicago Leather 2011. The tallymaster is Ammar and the contest den daddy is Joee Arteaga, both former MCL’s.

There are two contestants this year, Darryl, 43, and Angel, 44, both from Chicago. They drew numbers with Darryl getting #1 and Angel getting #2.

After the introductions, the crowd had some fun with lub wrestling. The first match took a couple of volunteers from the audience, with a visitor from Minneapolis winning. The second match had Jason and Pleep vying for the honor of leather or rubber, depending on the title. Jason was able to win for leather by slipping off Pleeps very slick rubber singlet.

The contest continues on Saturday with a the public portion at Touche.

More photos after the jump!