Mr. Midwest Rubber 2015 Sashed

Judges and winner of the Mr. Midwest Rubber 2015 contest. (Photos by Ruff Wray)

Judges and winner of the Mr. Midwest Rubber 2015 contest. (Photos by Ruff Wray)

CHICAGO – GummiBärchen of Chicago took home the Mr. Midwest Rubber 2015 title on Saturday night at Touché in Chicago.

GummiBärchen was one of two contestants this year. He’ll go on to compete at Mr. International Rubber this November in Chicago.

Mr. Chicago Leather 2005 Jeff Willoughby was the emcee for this year’s contest. This year’s judges were Joey McDonald, IML executive director; Laura Petrielli-Pulice, owner and designer of Vex Clothing; Joe Spaceman, Mr. Midwest Rubber 2014; Rubber Ryan, Mr. Vulcan Rubber 1998; and Luis Tipantasig, Mr. Chicago Leather 2015.

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The bar was packed by the end of the night. The categories on stage included rubber image, jockstrap and the ever-popular mystery bag where the contestants had to do an impromptu scene with items in a shopping bag. Drew Riebhoff, Mr. Iowa Leather 2014, was the willing demo bottom.