Ian’s Pizza Announces Nation’s Only Officially Sanctioned National Pizza Eating Championship To Be Held In Madison, WI

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Ian’s Pizza in Madison, Wisconsin and All Pro Eating has announced the only officially sanctioned and recognized National Pizza Eating Championship to be held in 2013. The event will take place on September 21st in the heart of Madison on State Street where the World’s top Independent Competitive Eaters will participate.

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After The Ian’s Pizza Eating Championship has concluded and the only true National Pizza Eating Champion is named, Madison, Wisconsin will also forever be known as the Nation’s Capital of Pizza Eating Champions!

Known as Madison, Wisconsin’s finest pizza restaurant, Ian’s Pizza has catapulted their business and brand into the National spotlight after announcing The Ian’s Pizza National Pizza Eating Championship which is the only officially sanctioned and officially recognized National Pizza Eating Championship that will be held in the 2013 Competitive Eating sport calendar. The Ian’s Pizza National Pizza Eating Championship, scheduled to take place on September 21, 2013, will be sanctioned by All Pro Eating - the World’s only Independent Competitive Eating organization and the world wide guardian of authentic, recognized and official eating records. The Ian’s Pizza National Pizza Eating Championship will award $2,250.00 in prize money including a $1,000.00 First Place prize.

“Ian’s Pizza in Madison, Wisconsin is to pizza as what George Eastman is to cameras. They are pizza innovators who create life long memories for everyone that enters into their amazing establishments. They deliver pizza creations that can only be described as ‘dreams brought to life’ by their focused use of local and luscious ingredients. The Ian’s Pizza National Pizza Eating Championship will be the target of attention for the entire free world as not only the official and recognized National Pizza Eating Champion is crowned but also the current World Pizza Eating Record is in the viewfinder and could possibly be snapped!” declared Todd Greenwald, Chairman of All Pro Eating. Greenwald continued, “Madison, Wisconsin is emphatically known for it’s food, it’s sports fans and it’s revelry. After The Ian’s Pizza Eating Championship has concluded and the only true National Pizza Eating Champion is named, Madison, Wisconsin will also forever be known as the Nation’s Capital of Pizza Eating Champions!”

The Ian’s Pizza National Pizza Eating Championship is part of a full day of celebration on State Street in Madison, Wisconsin at Library Mall following the UW Madison Badgers and the Purdue Boilermakers. Ian’s Pizza has planned their annual Amateur Pizza Eating Contest in addition to other live music during the day.

Adam May, Marketing Director for Ian's Pizza stated, "We've wanted to take our Eating Contest to the next level for some time and in our 7th year, we got the support from All Pro Eating that we were looking for. This year is going to bigger and better than all of the years past. We are very excited to be the host of what could be the new record in competitive pizza eating this year, and for years to come."

The Ian’s Pizza National Pizza Eating Championship has confirmed entry from the top Independent Competitive Eaters in the World. Participants include the current #1 Ranked Independent Competitive Eater, Jamie “The Bear” McDonald from Connecticut; the current #2 Ranked Independent Competitive Eater and UW Madison student, Eric “Silo” Dahl from Minnesota, the current #3 Ranked Independent Competitive Eater, Stephanie “Xanadu” Torres from New Mexico along with the potential 2013 Competitive Eating Rookie of the Year, Molly Shuyler from Nebraska and hometown favorite Clay “Lunch Pail’ Luttrell from Madison. The Ian’s Pizza National Pizza Eating Championship has limited spots available and anyone interested in participating can email Todd Greenwald at HungryGenius(at)CompetitiveEaters(dot)com or visit the All Pro Eating website. All Pro Eating encourages the participation of anyone 18 years of age or older who has had any type of Competitive Eating experience.

About IAN'S PIZZA: Ian’s Pizza By the Slice opened its first restaurant in Madison, Wisconsin on October 31, 2001. Known for its unusual toppings, high-quality ingredients, and late-night crowds, there are now four locations: two downtown Madison locations, and two in Milwaukee. All feature creative pizza by the slice or by the pie and salads prepared fresh every day with house-made dressings. Additional information can be found at http://www.ianspizza.com/

About ALL PRO EATING: Founded in 2004, All Pro Eating Promotions is the world’s only recognized Independent Competitive Eating organization and has sanctioned over 180 major Competitive Eating contests and events throughout the world in addition to officially verifying Eating Record attempts. Each event showcases their “Picnic Style Rules” which were created and developed by All Pro Eating to standardize the sport of Competitive Eating. All Pro Eating’s “Eatertainers” (event participants) along with their events and contests have been featured in all forms of major worldwide media. More information can be found at http://www.CompetitiveEaters.com.

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