Indiana pizzeria owner to showcase pizza skills in Italy

Mad Mushroom Pizza owner Dave Sommers
Mad Mushroom Pizza owner Dave Sommers

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

Dave Sommers owns Mad Mushroom Pizza in Lafayette and 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 on many stories to allow for constructive discussion. In order to comment, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms and Conditions. Anyone violating these terms, including the use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinion of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, flag it so our moderators can review.

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