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MAL was XL!

February 06, 2024

 

 

MAL was XL!

By Rodney Burger

Mr. Virginia Leather 2023 Ken Nelms was sashed Mr. Mid-Atlantic Leather 2024 at the annual MAL Weekend produced by the Centaur MC in Washington, DC during the January 12 – 15 weekend at the Hyatt Regency Hotel at Capitol Hill. After a canceled event in 2021 and a smaller MAL in 2022, everything seemed bigger and better this year with nine contestants

 

 

Centaur MC's record-breaking donation to LA&M

The Leather Archives & Museum is very pleased to share some great news to end the week. The Centaur Motorcycle Club has made a record-breaking donation to LA&M of $90,000. Half of this will go

By Rodney Burger and Gallery photos by Rodney Burger, Michael Fowler, Todd Wolfstryker, Mufasa, Jeffrey Wayne, Ivan Nunez, Roberto Cuero and Lewis Curtis

Mr. Pittsburgh Leather Bear 2023 Daniel “Dan Bear” DeLuca, a salon owner and dancer from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, was selected Mr. Mid-Atlantic Leather 2023 during the annual Mid-Atlantic Leather Weekend presented in Washington, DC on January 12th – 15th. Mr. Connecticut Leather 2023 Trell Walters was selected first runner-up and the title of second runner-up was awarded to Chad Alan, first runner-up to Mr. DC Eagle 2018.

 

 

 

Mr. Mid-Atlantic Leather 2022 Duke interview

By Rodney Burger. Photos by Todd Davidson including main photo, Todd Wolfstryker, Rodney Burger, Dave Rhodes, John O'Brien, Facebook.

On January 15th, I sat across the judge’s table and interviewed Mr. Mayhem Leather 2021 Duke as he competed for the title of Mr. Mid-Atlantic Leather 2022. Although clearly nervous, he opened up and answered the wide variety of questions tossed at him by the distinguished panel of judges. On February 5th I interviewed Duke again after he captured the MAL 2022 title on January 16th. Dressed all in black with his signature black cowboy hat, he was beaming, confident, and relaxed. With his sites on the International Mr. Leather 2022 Contest in May, this cowboy was clearly ready for the ride.

 

Smaller MAL a Big Hit!

by Rodney Burger     Photos by Rodney Burger, Todd Wolfstryker and from Facebook

Mr. Mayhem Leather 2021 Duke, from Alexandria, Virginia, was sashed Mr. Mid-Atlantic Leather 2022 during Mid-Atlantic Leather Weekend (MAL), January 14-17 at the Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill. Runner- up was awarded to Mr. Pittsburgh Leather Bear 2020-2021 Josh Englert. Also competing were Mr. Northwoods 2021 Buck Wilder and Roberto Calabrese from Washington, DC.

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