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Rowe slaps out pizza dough record


Brittany Rowe, who recently set a world record at the World Pizza Games, demonstrates her technique for slapping out pizza dough at Six Hundred Downtown. EXAMINER PHOTO | JOEL E. MAST

Brittany Rowe didn’t set out to set a world record spreading out pizza dough during a recent competition, but the assistant manager at Six Hundred Downtown did.

The seasoned pizza competitor just used her every day technique and training to slap out five 12-ounce dough balls to cover five 12-inch pizza screens in a blazing 33.94 seconds, in the Fastest Dough competition at the World Pizza Games in Las Vegas.

Her time easily beat the previous record of 41.24 seconds set in 2007.

Ms. Rowe earned her second gold medal with the record setting effort. She also has a bronze medal from previous years.

She has 10 years’ experience working with Michael Shepherd, the owner of Six Hundred Downtown and Michael Angelo’s Pizza in Rushsylvania.

Ashley Parthemore, assistant manager at Michael Angelo’s, also competed in the games. She placed fourth in the Pizza Triathlon, sixth in the Fastest Pizza Box Folding, and sixth place in the Largest Dough category.

The World Pizza Games is an international pizza competition held in conjunction with the International Pizza Expo, the world’s largest pizza show, held each year in Las Vegas, NV. Competitors compete in categories such as the Largest Dough Stretch, Fastest Dough, Pizza Triathlon, Fastest Pizza Box Folding, and Freestyle Acrobatics.

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