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Midwest Olympus Leather February 2019 Wraps Up

As I sit here finalizing the paperwork from this last weekend in Columbus, Ohio to close out the February 2019 books for Midwest Olympus Leather Weekend I am struggling to collect the words to write an appropriate wrap up article. The former contest producer used to tell me “I see the city I want to build, you see the roads, sewers and infrastructure needed to bring it to life.” I think this year I can say the town exists and the city is expanding. Though no project is without its struggles. 

Midwest Olympus Leather 2018 Wraps Up

On Friday February 9th Midwest Olympus Leather kicked off an amazing weekend in Columbus, Ohio at The Highball Tavern. The casual Meet and Greet atmosphere was turned on end when some sexy male strippers and the beautiful Jada stepped on stage. We are pretty sure there wasn’t a dry seat in the house! 

The next morning, classes were held at The Columbus Space for Alternative Self Expression. Topics ranged from Dollification, Self-care for submissives/slaves, Recovery in the Lifestyle, The Way of the PReP Warrior, Figging and Caning, and to wrap it all up an open Leather panel that invites everyone to come together and ask any questions of any person in the room regarding contests, titles, and the Leather community. 

Later that evening the group headed back to The Highball to cheer on Dylan Dwiyn as he answered pop questions, presented a speech, and gave us some Highlander love ala Queen medley with a live action sword fight as part of his fantasy. Emcee for the evening, Matt O’Toole (Int. MX Olympus Leather 2017 & MR Midwest Olympus Leather 2016), did an amazing job keeping the crowd entertained! There were Jell-o shots, an event bootblack Pup Bjorn, a 50/50 raffle and live baskets auctioned throughout the night. The seven people keeping an eye on the prize this year included: Brian “Bolt” Donner, Sir Justin St Clair, Sir Steel (2017 MR Olympus Leather), Robyn (Int. MS Olympus Leather 2013 & Great Lakes MS Olympus Leather 2012), Sir Scott MK, Professor Monolith, and finally Vonn Tramel (International Olympus Leather Producer). Though Dylan was the only contestant for the event, he left it all on the stage and accumulated well over the 70% points required to earn the title MR Midwest Olympus Leather 2018.

The fun didn’t stop there, on Sunday attendees headed back to The Space for a Keynote Brunch. The showing was small for its first year but the food was amazing and the camaraderie was well needed. Vonn’s words were those of love and support for each other especially for those who are newer to the community. She presented each person a stone reading “Power in Presence” to remind us all to be in the moment. As the new Producer for Midwest Olympus Leather Weekend, I am overjoyed, and the continued support of this region helps me to continue building the family vibe that keeps Olympus Leather together. 

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Shan-Wow

Midwest Olympus Leather Producer

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Midwest Olympus Leather February 2019 Wraps Up

As I sit here finalizing the paperwork from this last weekend in Columbus, Ohio to close out the February 2019 books for Midwest Olympus Leather Weekend I am struggling to collect the words to write an appropriate wrap up article. The former contest producer used to tell me “I see the city I want to build, you see the roads, sewers and infrastructure needed to bring it to life.” I think this year I can say the town exists and the city is expanding. Though no project is without its struggles. 

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MIDWEST OLYMPUS LEATHER PRODUCER/OWNER JOHN SCHMITT ON 2017-2018 SABBATICAL

                      FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

August 12, 2017        International Olympus Leather Owner and Executive Producer

9AM PDT            Vonn Tramel - .

MIDWEST OLYMPUS LEATHER PRODUCER/OWNER JOHN SCHMITT ON SABBATICAL

John Schmitt, Mr Great Lakes Olympus Leather 2009, Owner and Producer of Midwest Olympus Leather will be on sabbatical from the Midwest Olympus Leather Region’s production team effective August 12, 2017. International Olympus Leather’s Owners fully support John taking time away from the organization for the duration of the 2017-18 season.

The Midwest Olympus Leather Region’s 2018 Contest will be Directed and Produced by Shan-Wow of Ohio with the support of the existing board.  Shan-Wow has served Midwest Olympus Leather (formerly Great Lakes Olympus Leather) in various forms including Director and Co-Producer, since 2013.  The Midwest Olympus Leather 2018 contest weekend will be held in Columbus Ohio, the weekend of February 9-11. Three hotels have been secured for housing guests and all of the event info can be found at MidwestOlympus.com.

Shan-Wow has been active in the kink and Leather communities since 2009. She served three years as a board member of her previous home group, Lafayette Alternative Lifestyles (LAL) hosting bi monthly educational demos in her home, and four years on the board for Kinky Indiana Slaves & Submissives (KISS) in the greater Indianapolis area. From 2013-17 she was the Event Director for the Indiana Leather Contests and Great Lakes Power Exchange contests. All of this community service has earned her a place in Mama’s Family with the unofficial disco name of Mama's Fluffy Pillows. She is also a filthy bootblack whose focus is on restoration, likes brown liquor and a good cigar. She recently relocated back to Northeast Ohio with her husband/Dominant partner where they live a consensually non-monogamous/executive power exchange dynamic working to make new friends and connections in the local community. 

The remaining board member is  Mactep. A creative deviant, sadist, teacher and Leatherman living in West Lafayette, IN; Mactep, has been in the lifestyle for the last twenty years and has a passion for teaching others. He is active in the Great Lakes Region of the country, where he was proud to serve as Mr. Great Lakes Olympus Leather 2015 and 2016. Mac currently serves as the Midwest Olympus Leather Contestant Liaison and is also the director/founding member of MAsT: Tippecanoe. Mac is a former executive board member with the National Leather Association Indianapolis chapter, and former board member with Lafayette Alternative Lifestyles in Lafayette, Indiana.

Great Lakes Olympus Leather Renamed Midwest Olympus Leather

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International Olympus Leather has been working closely with the Great Lakes Olympus Leather producer and is pleased to announce that effective with the December 2016 contest the Great Lakes region will become Midwest Olympus Leather. The contest will remain in Indianapolis, IN with Producer and Mr. Great Lakes Olympus Leather 2009 John Schmitt.

The change will take place incrementally during year culminating with Midwest Olympus Leather Weekend and Contest December 3, 2016. “During the last year there have been some exciting changes on the International level, including a redistricting of the former Great Lakes Region” says John Schmitt, contest producer. “The spirit and goals of Olympus Leather remain the same, the new regional name better reflects the total area this contest represents. I want to thank the International Olympus Leather staff for their support during this transition, and look forward to working with Vonn during this time” stated Schmitt. During the next few months the social media and web presence will be changed to reflect the new regional name.

International Olympus Leather has announced several administrative changes since the ownership change, including that regional titleholders must have completed at least 8 months of their regional year prior to the first day of the International Contest to be eligible. This years title Holders Mactep and Rhee will compete at International Olympus Leather May 5-7 2017 in San Diego, CA. The first Midwest Olympus Leather Winners will go on to compete in the 2018.

Regional Olympus Leather Contest Schedules are:

May 21, 2016 - The final Southeast Olympus Leather Contest

July 8-9, 2016 - Great Plains Olympus Leather at the Dallas Eagle, Dallas, TX

July 29-31, 2016 - Central Canada Olympus Leather, Ottowa, Canada

Aug 28, 2016 - West Coast Olympus Leather, San Diego, CA

Dec 3-4, 2016 - Midwest Olympus Leather, Indianapolis, IN

Winners of each contest are eligible to compete at International Olympus Leather Weekend in San Diego, CA. The contest weekend will be held May 5-7, 2017 at the Doubletree by Hilton on Front Street in Downtown San Diego, CA.

Hotel and Event Registration for the weekend opened May 15. Early bird pricing is only available through Regional Producers.

OlympusLeather.com/Registration