Lafayette pizzeria owner to showcase pizza skills in Italy

Mad Mushroom Pizza
Mad Mushroom Pizza

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) – A local pizzeria owner is set to compete at the World Pizza Championships in Italy.

Mad Mushroom Pizza owner Dave Sommers is a member of the United States Pizza Team. Sommers and more than a dozen others compete in various pizza events, such as fastest pizza making, largest dough stretch and speed box-folding.

Sommers said he is excited to represent the U.S. and Greater Lafayette.

“I had the opportunity to go last year and finished just outside the top ten for the fastest pizza maker in the world. I’m hoping this year — I’ll bring home a medal,” Sommers said.

Sommers competed last year in Las Vegas, where he won first place in the fastest pie making and box folding events. The World Pizza Championships takes place in Parma, Italy this April. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language, off topic, or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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