Mike Prater of Evansville, IN was selected Mr. Midwest Leather 2011 at Bad Dog Bar and Grill in St. Louis, MO on Saturday night, October 1 with Aaron Laxton being first runner-up and Rick Hulvey the second runner-up.
The judges were Terry Laupp, Mike Pagano, Philip Hitchcock, Karen "Ultra" Crecelius and Sandy "Mama" Reinhardt.
Emcees Tyger Roth and DJ Kaiser kept the events moving smoothly.
Mr. Midwest Leather Mike Prater competed at International Mr. Leather (IML).
The judges were Tim White, Doug Pamplin, Robert “Scruffy” Vitale, Sara Vibes, Marc Chartier, Douglas “Tigger” Connors and Leif Mitchell.
The judges were Sara Vibes, Shawn Patrick, Chad Hammer, Dylan, DJ, Julie Spanks, Peter Pinn Palermo and Shell Bishop.
The contest was held at the Sherman Street Event Center in Denver, Colorado on June 18.
Head judge Bruce Chopnik was assisted by Brent Heinze, Bella Rosa, Master Trent and Jaris Thomas.