Pup Bolt - Mr. TriState Leather 2014, Brian "Pup Bolt" Donner, represents the states of Ohio, Indiana and 
ntucky and 
his home in Cincinnati. He placed second runner up at IML 2015, and used the platform to spread the message that the things that make us different are the things that make us special, and that we all have the power to make a positive change in the world around us, if we choose to. He is the Marketing Chairperson for Titans of the Midwest, a founding member of the CNKY Ruff Pups, and a member of Mr Friendly. He is a bondage switch, alpha pup, giant comic book nerd and aggressive hugger.

Raven Darknights - Raven is the 2018 Mx International Olympus Leather Titleholder and anything sharp and shiny piques their interest. As the gateway to sensuality, brilliant minds are especially compelling. Believing that what one thinks affects what one feels and what one does, Raven has explored the intricacies of flirtation and seduction as well as chivalry and gallantry. These two seemingly disparate avenues led to discovering the power of intention and focus. Raven makes it easy to learn the keys to attaining both quickly and consistently.  Of course, razors and blades are sharp and shiny as well. Beginning 15 years ago with the acquisition of a vintage 1960 Gillette Fat Boy adjustable double edge razor, a fascination has blossomed into an extensive cut-throat razor collection along with the skills in their care and use. Raven’s passion for the alchemy of heat, steel, water, stone and flesh turns a simple daily routine into a ritualized spiritual journey not to be missed. 

Counselor Ochumaré ONYX
, is also known as Sir Benjamin/Ochumaré to his boy and Handler to his Pup. Counselor Ochumaré is currently the President and one of the six charter members of the ONYX Great Lakes Chapter, which is based out of Michigan and Ohio. This chapter became official in November of 2016, with him being President since. Onyx Great Lakes is part of the national leather organization of ONYX for men of color who engage in the leather community. Counselor Ochumaré’s leather journey has been at least 7 years, starting with his acknowledgment of his own desire for and positive reaction to leather itself, and continuing with the respect, understanding and teaching of the relationships developed from that journey to date. He appreciates, respects and supports those fulfilling their leather journey and desires, regardless of their gender or sexual orientation/designation (i.e. how one designates themselves). He has judged previously at Mr. Kentucky Leather, Indiana Leather, and served as a Tally Master for IMsL 2017.  He is honored to be a Judge and Keynote speaker for Midwest Olympus Leather Weekend.

Alice Quinn, Alice is a pan queer versatile switch, and is proud to represent Kentucky as the first Bluegrass Leather Pride Puppy. You may find her in a skirt, 6 inch stilettos, and serving legs for days. They have talked on panels discussing being a part of the Next Generation, as well as, Overcoming Discrimination. She is a member of  Kentucky Leather Brotherhood and has volunteered at several events, including Tri-State Leather and CLAW. He has an affinity for daddies, a good time, and exploring the world of leather and kink.

boy Kaz, International Leatherboy 2017, is an active member of the Northeast Ohio LGBTQ, leather, and kink communities. Currently, boy Kaz is honing his bootblacking skills by shining whenever he gets the chance. He is a founding 
member of the GDI Outlaws, has rocked a hairy chest since High School, and advocates for better autism awareness. He hails from Cleveland, Ohio where he lives with his Sir/husband of 15 years. He enjoys chastity play, being spanked, armpits and losing his keys.

Photo by Everett Allen Photography
Dylan has been part of the Minnesota community since 1999 and is currently serving as Mr. Midwest Olympus Leather 2018 and served as Minnesota Leather Sir in 2017. For the past 14 years, he has grown to identify as a Leatherman and is honored to be a full member of the Titans of the Midwest, an Associate of the Knights of Leather, an Associate Member of the Black Guard of Minneapolis, and an Associate of the Twin Cities T-Rexx. 
An expert with the single tail whip, Dylan has taught classes on doll play, negotiation, flogging, the single tail, humiliation, degradation, and objectification. Known for intense play in the dungeon, Dylan is a RACK player, polyamorous, sex positive, and adheres to his own personal code of honor

Courtney, also known as Mama Bear, has been primarily involved in the leather 
and bear communities beginning in 2014. Although she still considers herself a newcomer to the communities at large, Courtney considers herself a service top at heart as she continues her passion for kink and sex-positive education while providing a safe point of access for other newcomers, and serving her community where needed. Courtney has made a name for herself in the Bear community winning one of the first female-centric titles, Derby City Goldilocks in 2015, by competing in the first World Bear Weekend competition, and by currently producing the only female-centric bear competition known as the “Not Your Average Bear” competition. The competition hosts traditional titles for female bears, gender non conforming bears, and male admirers. Mama Bear has also produced several burlesque nights and was the co-producer of the Louisville kink and fetish night. Mama Bear currently lives in Louisville Kentucky with her primary partner, Cub, and their 2 fur babies. Mama Bear has a soft spot in her heart for pups and does, in fact, bring all the pups to the yard: however, her secondary partners Benji and Baron will always hold a special place in her heart. She considers herself a versatile top who enjoys biting and rough nipple play.  She flags all shades of pink and there alike, and should you get the chance you should ask her what she would do for a hot Bojangle’s chicken and biscuit.