The US Pizza Team will be holding its annual Winter Acrobatic Trials at the NAPICS show in Columbus, Ohio February 15-16, 2015.
The Acrobatic Trials draw pizza athletes from across the country to compete for their spot on the team and a grand prize of a trip to Parma, Italy to compete in the World Pizza Championships in May of 2015.
Competitors will be tested on a variety of dough skills such as largest dough stretch, fastest pie maker and freestyle acrobatics. The event will also include a fastest box folder competition. Events will be from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Feb. 15 and 16 at the Greater Columbus Convention Center.
The U.S. Pizza Team consists of expert pizza makers and dough-spinning acrobatic performers from pizza restaurants across the United States. The squad won second place in Individual Free Style in 2014 and first place in the Team Acrobatics World Championship in Italy in 2011. PMQ Pizza Magazine, the business trade publication for the pizza restaurant industry, created the U.S. Pizza Team in 2000. The US Pizza Team is sponsored by Grain Craft, California Milk Advisory Board, Gordon Food Service, LaNova, Paradise Tomato Kitchens, Bag Solutions, Fontanini Meats, Lillsun, Marsal and Sons, Univex, PizzaInsurance.com, Rock Tenn and Presto Foods.