Judges for International Puppy 2015 Contest


Pup Incus

IPC’s International Puppy 2016

Pup Incus lives in Louisville, Kentucky in a home full of animals, including her Master, Shane, and Husband, Onyx. Pup Incus started her journey into animal role play in the late 90’s as part of the furry community, and started being publicly active in the pup community in 2013. Pup Incus is honored and proud to be serving the pup community as the International Puppy 2016!




Sir Tug

International LeatherSir 2015

 Sir Tug hails from Dallas, TX and is the current International LeatherSir representing International LeatherSir/boy-International Community Bootblack (ILSb-ICBB).  Delivering sexual fantasies whenever possible, Tug incorporates BDSM into almost all of his sexual play and is willing to try anything once. He loves to use all of his senses to connect mentally, physically, spiritually, and sexually.  Honoring the boy’s Bill of Rights, he believes that mentoring is an absolute honor and mentors whenever possible.  Tug is dedicated to helping homeless veterans, anti bullying on any level, and the proliferation of education in the leather and BDSM community. Tug is a member of the Leather Knights in Dallas as well as the Discipline Corps.  He has helped raise money for a multitude of non profit organizations throughout the State of Texas.  An avid rugby fan, he plays strong side flanker for the Lost Souls Rugby Football Club and serves as their Board President.


 Pup Ash

International Leatherboy 2015

ASH! (aka Tim) is International Leatherboy 2015, a Full Member of North Star Kennel Club and Titans of the Midwest, and an Associate Member of Atons of Minneapolis. He is the proud Alpha to four betas and enjoys sharing his stories with others while encouraging them to embrace all the beautiful kinky things that make them who they are. ASH! is very active in helping new puppies explore mosh pits and headspace and co-created a Handler 101 class to explore the other side of the pup equation. When he's not traveling, this Irish Wolfhound provides a lap for his cat Mayday - who’s okay as far as cats go.


Pup Kona

International Pup & Trainer Contest - Puppy 2015

Pup Kona is the current IPTC International Puppy 2015 and past NW Puppy 2015. A
French Bulldog currently residing in the bacon loving country of Canada, he hails
originally from the small state of Delaware. A puppy who loves to extend a paw, Pup
Kona has been working with non-profit charity organizations for over 12 years. He
currently works alongside Helping Paws, a local non-profit charity organization who
helps various charities and causes in the BC area and enriches the experiences of those
in our community through mascot performance entertainment. Pup Kona is also the
founder of the international community initiative, PAHs without Borders, which focuses
on promoting mentorship, support and conversations between pups and Handlers all
around the world in the effort to give every pup/Handler a chance to grow, be heard
and loved. Pup Kona is part of the furry fandom, member of VAH-PAH, SEA-PAH,
North Star Kennel Club, SML, and Sir Justin’s Kennel. A singer and entertainer pup with
a love for travel and helping the community, he likes to witness the continual growth of
the puppy community and the onelove, onepack mentality. 


Dave Rhodes

The Leather Journal

Dave Rhodes is the publisher and editor of The Leather Journal which was founded in 1987, president of the
Pantheon of Leather Community Service Awards which he founded, and is the founder and coproducer of the Mr. and Ms Olympus Leather Contest which is the only male and female contest targeting the pansexual Leather community.
The Leather Journal is the longest-running Leather publication in history, longest continuously running and the longest running under the same publisher.
While the print version of The Leather Journal has been strong since its beginning the revamping of its web site TheLeatherJournal.com in 2012 has kept pace in the electronic information era.
Honoring the members of our community has always been high on Dave’s agenda—both in The Leather Journal and apart from it.  In 1991 he created the Pantheon of Leather Community Service Awards which is an all-inclusive international Leather community awards event honoring men, women, clubs, businesses and organizations.
Dave is the Founder and Executive Producer Emeritus of the International Mr. and Ms Olympus Leather Contest which includes individual male and female contestants targeting the pansexual Leather Community. Gay men and women, het men and women, and male-to-female and female-to-male individuals have won the title over the years.
He was the recipient of the Pantheon of Leather Man of the Year Award in 2001 and 2007, the Southland Honors’ Business of the Year in 2004 and 2011 presented by the LA Leather Coalition, three Commendations from the California State Legislature (2004, 2006 twice,) a Certificate of Tribute from the City of Los Angeles in 2006, the Torie Osborn/Dick Michaels Media Award in 2006 from Christopher Street West, the Eagle LA Recognition Award in 2009, and the Golden Leather Lifetime Achievement Award in 2009, NLA: International Lifetime Acievement Award in 2012. He is an Honorary board member of the Leather Archives and Museum and is an honorary Kentucky Colonel, a title bestowed upon him by the Governor of that state along with others such as singer Anne Murray. He recently received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Albuquerque Leather Daddy's.
Last, but by no means least, are three honors that Dave values deeply: the Creating Change Leather Award presented in 2006 by the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force, the Spirit of Service Award in 2009 presented by the Southwest Leather Conference and the Jeffrey Payne Lifetime Achievement Award at International Mr. Leather in 2012.
He restructured the advertising department for Frontiers Newsmagazine in 1985 and 1986 in Los Angeles, CA. When he took over that department during Labor Day Weekend in 1985, the publication was five weeks behind schedule and consisted of 28 pages and there was no new revenue coming in.  The 1986 the Gay Pride Issue of Frontiers was 104 pages—a national first for a gay and lesbian publication which based its size upon advertising revenue. He has also presented journalism workshops with topics such as publishing, creating press releases, and promoting events. Because of Dave’s innovations, Frontiers, under the administration of several other advertising directors, has been a successful publication.
He served as president of Somandros 1986-89, is an honorary board member of the Leather Archives and Museum. He is one of the fouders of NLA: Los Angeles (National Leather Association). He is a member of Avatar Club Los Angeles, Delta International, Threshold Society, an associate member of the Chicago Hellfire Club and The 15 Association of San Francisco and is an honorary member of Tarheel Leather Club and the Albuquerque Leather Daddy's.
Dave has judged IML four times, International Ms Leather twice, International Mr. Drummer, International Mr. Fantasy four times, International Leather Sir and Leatherboy three times, Mr. International Rubber five times, American Brotherhood twice and NLA: International four times. In total, over 450 Leather and bootblack contests.
He is a member of Avatar Club Los Angeles, Delta International, Threshold Society, an Associate Member of the Chicago Hellfire Club and The 15 Association of San Francisco and is an honorary member of Tarheel Leather Club an Honorary Board Member of the the Leather Archives and Museum.
Dave has presented workshops on getting published, creating press releases and on promoting Leather events.
About 10,000 of his photographs have been published in approximately 75 publications worldwide.
He organized a fundraiser that collected $12,500 to fight the Lyndon Larouche Initiative which would have required people testing positive for HIV with the State of California in 1985 and participated in other political fundraisers and voter drives in the 1980s before starting The Leather Journal.




 BoyPup Max

American Leatherboy 2015

Boypup Max lives in Winter Garden, FL.  Max enjoys many kinks and fetishes including cigar play, nipple play, boot worship, belly/navel worship and food play just to name a few.  Max has been involved in the leather community for several years.  In 2011, he was Co-Founder of Arizona Leather Bears and Cubs and served as their first Secretary.  Later that year, he became a member of Phoenix boys of Leather.  In 2012, Max moved to Tampa, FL and won the title of Tampa Bay Leatherboy 2013.  He founded Central Florida boys of Leather and served as their first President.  Max became a member of Tampa Leather Club later that year.  In 2013, he won the title of Florida Leatherboy 2013 and represented his region at International LeatherSIR/boy 2013 and was Second Runner Up.  In 2014, he moved to San Antonio, TX.  He assisted Heartland Leatherboys in setting up and is a Charter Member. In 2015, Max decided that serving the community included more than just leather.  He became a member of the Royal Sovereign and Imperial Court of the Alamo Empire and served to their Majesties as Count del Sol and Duke de Valero for Reign 24.  He was also a Postulant with the San Antonio Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, Abbey of the Alamo. Later in the year, Boypup Max won the title of American Leatherboy 2015 during the American Brotherhood Weekend. Max is very excited to celebrate the Year of the boy and is honored to serve as this year’s title holder.  Most recently, he moved back to Florida. He serves as Alpha boy of Central Florida boys of Leather.  He is collared to Sir Jim and also serves His partner Papa Jay.  He is very excited to be in St Louis for the first time and is honored to serve as a Judge for this year’s contest.



 Ty Teachworth

American Leatherboy 2013

Tank Teachworth is natively from Oklahoma, but calls both Atlanta and New Jersey home. He belongs to a trouble making, fun and loving polyamorous family and is collared to Sir Jim Overholser. At 30 years of age, he is an Ambassador-at-Large full member of the Atlanta Panther Leather/Levi Club, and an associate member of the Jersey boys of Leather, Also, he holds the titles of Mr. Atlanta Eagle 2013 and American Leatherboy 2013, and is Mama’s All-American Pup and Mama’s Jockstrap Inspector. Lastly, he is the Judge’s Coordinator for Drummer North America. 

Identifying as a versatile Alpha/Switch, Tank enjoys power exchange as his primary play mode. Other fetishes and kinks include sports gear, uniforms, breath control, impact play, water sports, electro, CBT, consensual humiliation, interrogation play, and puppy play as a handler.

Tank is pursuing a degree in nursing and works for a non-profit in Asbury Park, New Jersey as a state funded HIV counseling and testing professional as a PrEP (Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis for HIV) Counselor, assisting high risk HIV- men acquire and stay on PrEP. He’d like to wish good luck to all the contestants, and hopes they enjoy the experience as much as he has his own contests!


  Interntional Puppy 2013 Judges  
  Mark Frazier Former ILSb CEO  
  Al Santora Mr. DC Eagle 1984  
  boy Mark Greene International Drummer boy 2001  
  Sir Frank Florida LeatherSIR 2012  
  boy Rick Florida Leatherboy 2012  
  Rick Pup Tripp Hutchings Mid-Atlantic Kennel Korps  
  James-John Joseph Gigliello    
  International Puppy 2014 Judges  
  boy Woodie Barnes International Drummer boy 1999  
  slavepup Axel International Puppy 2013  
  Pup Whimper Great Lakes Puppy 2006  
  Jaeger Pup T 1st Runner up IPC 2013  
  Baus Yukon Co-Fuonder Norwest Puppy  
  Sir Shadow Mr. Sawmill Leather 2011  
  Pup Otter BNC boy 2010  
  International Puppy 2015 Judges  
  Rick Pup Tripp Hutchings International Puppy 2014  
  Robb Lappe Central Plains LeatherSIR 2012  
boy Paul Brown Great Lakes Leatherboy 2014
  Nikki Wireman Ms. NJ Leather 2014  
  Mike Prader Mr. Midwest Leather 2011  
  Pup Hercules Midwest Puppy 2012  
  Charlotte Sumtimes Entertainment Director at Bad Dog  
  International Puppy 2016 Judges  
  Pup Figaro International Puppy 2015  
  Dr. Bruce Karmazin Mr. Midwest Leather 2006  
  Patty IMsL 2014  
  Jay Johnson Mr. Midwest Leather 2014  
  Pup Tork IPTC Puppy 2014  
  Mona Chase    
  Pup Havok Co-Founder of Touch Base  
  International Puppy 2017 Judges  
  Pup Incus International Puppy 2017  
  Sir Tug International LeatherSir 2015  
  Pup Ash International Leatherboy 2015  
  Pup Kona IPTC's Puppy 2015  
  Dave Rhodes The Leather Journal  
  BoyPup Max American Leatherboy 2015  
  Ty Teachworth American Leatherboy 2013