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Contest Page - 2020 Leather Bear /

Cub Contest

See the Events Page of this website for more information about public activities and entertainment for this event. This page holds details about our Leather Bear / Leather cub contest, held the first weekend of November each year. Our last event was recently held. See information below. Information for our 2021 event will be available sometime summer 2021. When: Nov 1-2, 2019 Where: Sidewinders Bar, Albuquerque, ABQ Eagle Cost: Cover or entry fees, see below

Dates

• Nov 1st: Contestant Meet & Greet, 7-9 p.m., no cover, Sidewinders. • Nov 2nd: Contestant events, various times during day. • Nov 2nd: Doors open for the event at 7 p.m. Entertainment and show for the public, 8 p.m., $5 cover, $20 VIP reception food-drinks-seating, VIP reception at 6:30 p.m.

Current Titleholders

2020 Leather Bear: Brian Thompson Tuffnell 2020 Leather Cub: Chris Michael Jones

Former Titleholders

2019 Leather Bear: Marvin Ingram 2019 Leather Cub: Joshua Lovato 2018 Leather Bear: Tim Hickel 2018 Leather Cub: Andrew Walden-Montoya

Judges

Introducing our five judges for the 2020 Leather Bear / Leather cub Contest! See the list below. Judges will be added every few days leading up to the contest.

Sir Bull

Our guest judge, Sir Bull, is Mr. Iowa Leather 2018 and the current Central Plains Leather Sir 2019. He is a sex-positive person who promotes sexual expression and sexual freedom. He spends his spare time bringing awareness about U=U and fighting to erase the stigmas related to HIV. Sir Bull has a collared boy, boy Cubby. You will often find him naked both indoors and out and involved in some sort of kinky fuckery. His interests include smelling cocks, pole smoking, hole sniffing, electro, bondage, edging, impact play and an occasional fist in his hole or in some else’s. Outside of Sir Bull’s dogs and horses, he enjoys a nice time camping naked and hanging with likeminded people. He’s also a big fan of photography.

John Skelton

John Skelton, or “Daddy John,” our Head Judge, has been a member of the Albuquerque Leather Daddys almost since its inception and has been a participant or producer of their annual variety show/leather fair since 2011. Prior to this in 1998, Daddy John and his partner Charles created www.musclebearz.com, one of the earliest bear/musclebear websites, featuring pictures and stories of themselves and their beefy buddies from around the world. This “Facebook before Facebook” for bears is still fondly remembered to this day as a formative influence on many bears, bear admirers, and many other gay men. Daddy John was honored to be pinned into Mama’s Family by Mama Sandy Reinhardt herself in November 2017, as “Mama’s HugeMuscleGeek.” His Mama’s Family title references his interest in strength sports, particularly powerlifting, where Daddy John has competed at a national and international level. He was the sport coordinator for powerlifting at the 2014 Gay Games in Cleveland.

Daddy Stan

Daddy Stan is a frequent workshop presenter at various events and has been an active member of the Albuquerque Leather community for many years. In addition to working as a kink aware therapist, Daddy Stan works for the community by producing events for AEL, New Mexico's longest running BDSM group. For his contributions to the lifestyle he has been awarded the Leather Order of Honor of Service and Honor, has been inducted in Mama's family, and has received the Rocky mountain Regional Pantheon of Leather Award.

Marvin Ingram

Marvin Ingram is the 2019 New Mexico Leather Bear! During his title year, Marvin attended many events in five states, representing the Albuquerque Leather Daddys and Land of Enchantment. These include most Leather Daddys events, NMLL’s Fall Fiesta, Southwest Leather Conference, IML, Arizona Leather Run, ILSb-ICBB, and Folsom, where we walked on stage with other national titleholders. During that same time period, Marvin has had the honor of pledging and becoming a member of Onyx Men of Color, Lone Star Chapter. Marvin is also a recently inducted member of Mama’s Family, as Mama’s Kinky Martian. During his title year, Marvin raised funds for Southwest Cares. In the past while in the Navy, Marvin has volunteered his time for HIV/AIDS awareness in the broader community. He is a computer systems engineer, a former IT Manager for PA Department of Human Service, Aging and Insurance, former Chairman at Large for Central PA Stonewall Democrats, and a former member of the board of Trustees for Temple Ohev Sholom in Harrisburg, PA.

Oliver X

Oliver X is a native New Mexican, hailing from the East Mountains. Oliver is a chef, bartender, and local entertainer. He is also the producer of NM Drag Monster and NM Bearded Drag Queen. He has been an active member of the leather community in New Mexico.

Entering the Contest

The New Mexico Leather Bear and cub Contest is open to anyone who is involved in the Bear,Leather, Fetish and/or BDSM communities. The winners are chosen based on many criterion, which are listed below. The Contest provides a venue that allows all participating leather/kink/BDSM folks to present a positive leather image. The winners must be intelligent, articulate, quick-witted, capable of communication and outreach to bear leather and non-leather communities. They must represent the leather and bear lifestyles as positive role models. The titleholders are the representatives of New Mexico Leather Bear and Cub and the Albuquerque Leather Daddys wherever they go. The winners also serve as representatives of the Bear, Leather, Fetish and BDSM communities in both physical appearance and actions, and will serve as spokespersons. The winners will each receive a prize basket donated by sponsors, as well as a patch from the Albuquerque Leather Daddys. The winners are also expected to participate in community events, fund-raisers and special functions to benefit the Bear and/or Leather communities as well as the community at large. As New Mexico Leather Bear and cub,the winners may be expected to speak to groups and individuals about human rights and responsibilities around safe, sane and consensual sexual behavior as well as promoting their titles and its stated purpose. Download the contestant handbook form here for eligibility requirements, standard of care, events and scoring, etc. You must use the online application form to apply for entry into the contest. CONTESTANT HANDBOOK APPLICATION FORM If you have questions, email us or contact us at one of our events.
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Contest Page - 2020 Leather

Bear / Cub Contest

See the Events Page of this website for more information about public activities and entertainment for this event. This page holds details about our Leather Bear / Leather cub contest, held the first weekend of November each year. Our last event was recently held. See information below. Information for our 2021 event will be available sometime summer 2021. When: Nov 1-2, 2019 Where: Sidewinders Bar, Albuquerque, ABQ Eagle Cost: Cover or entry fees, see below

Dates

• Nov 1st: Contestant Meet & Greet, 7-9 p.m., no cover, Sidewinders. • Nov 2nd: Contestant events, various times during day. • Nov 2nd: Doors open for the event at 7 p.m. Entertainment and show for the public, 8 p.m., $5 cover, $20 VIP reception food-drinks- seating, VIP reception at 6:30 p.m.

Current Titleholders

2020 Leather Bear: Brian Thompson Tuffnell 2020 Leather Cub: Chris Michael Jones

Former Titleholders

2019 Leather Bear: Marvin Ingram 2019 Leather Cub: Joshua Lovato 2018 Leather Bear: Tim Hickel 2018 Leather Cub: Andrew Walden- Montoya

Judges

Introducing our five judges for the 2020 Leather Bear / Leather cub Contest! See the list below. Judges will be added every few days leading up to the contest.

Sir Bull

Our guest judge, Sir Bull, is Mr. Iowa Leather 2018 and the current Central Plains Leather Sir 2019. He is a sex- positive person who promotes sexual expression and sexual freedom. He spends his spare time bringing awareness about U=U and fighting to erase the stigmas related to HIV. Sir Bull has a collared boy, boy Cubby. You will often find him naked both indoors and out and involved in some sort of kinky fuckery. His interests include smelling cocks, pole smoking, hole sniffing, electro, bondage, edging, impact play and an occasional fist in his hole or in some else’s. Outside of Sir Bull’s dogs and horses, he enjoys a nice time camping naked and hanging with likeminded people. He’s also a big fan of photography.

John Skelton

John Skelton, or “Daddy John,” our Head Judge, has been a member of the Albuquerque Leather Daddys almost since its inception and has been a participant or producer of their annual variety show/leather fair since 2011. Prior to this in 1998, Daddy John and his partner Charles created www.musclebearz.com, one of the earliest bear/musclebear websites, featuring pictures and stories of themselves and their beefy buddies from around the world. This “Facebook before Facebook” for bears is still fondly remembered to this day as a formative influence on many bears, bear admirers, and many other gay men. Daddy John was honored to be pinned into Mama’s Family by Mama Sandy Reinhardt herself in November 2017, as “Mama’s HugeMuscleGeek.” His Mama’s Family title references his interest in strength sports, particularly powerlifting, where Daddy John has competed at a national and international level. He was the sport coordinator for powerlifting at the 2014 Gay Games in Cleveland.

Daddy Stan

Daddy Stan is a frequent workshop presenter at various events and has been an active member of the Albuquerque Leather community for many years. In addition to working as a kink aware therapist, Daddy Stan works for the community by producing events for AEL, New Mexico's longest running BDSM group. For his contributions to the lifestyle he has been awarded the Leather Order of Honor of Service and Honor, has been inducted in Mama's family, and has received the Rocky mountain Regional Pantheon of Leather Award.

Marvin Ingram

Marvin Ingram is the 2019 New Mexico Leather Bear! During his title year, Marvin attended many events in five states, representing the Albuquerque Leather Daddys and Land of Enchantment. These include most Leather Daddys events, NMLL’s Fall Fiesta, Southwest Leather Conference, IML, Arizona Leather Run, ILSb- ICBB, and Folsom, where we walked on stage with other national titleholders. During that same time period, Marvin has had the honor of pledging and becoming a member of Onyx Men of Color, Lone Star Chapter. Marvin is also a recently inducted member of Mama’s Family, as Mama’s Kinky Martian. During his title year, Marvin raised funds for Southwest Cares. In the past while in the Navy, Marvin has volunteered his time for HIV/AIDS awareness in the broader community. He is a computer systems engineer, a former IT Manager for PA Department of Human Service, Aging and Insurance, former Chairman at Large for Central PA Stonewall Democrats, and a former member of the board of Trustees for Temple Ohev Sholom in Harrisburg, PA.

Oliver X

Oliver X is a native New Mexican, hailing from the East Mountains. Oliver is a chef, bartender, and local entertainer. He is also the producer of NM Drag Monster and NM Bearded Drag Queen. He has been an active member of the leather community in New Mexico.

Entering the Contest

The New Mexico Leather Bear and cub Contest is open to anyone who is involved in the Bear,Leather, Fetish and/or BDSM communities. The winners are chosen based on many criterion, which are listed below. The Contest provides a venue that allows all participating leather/kink/BDSM folks to present a positive leather image. The winners must be intelligent, articulate, quick-witted, capable of communication and outreach to bear leather and non-leather communities. They must represent the leather and bear lifestyles as positive role models. The titleholders are the representatives of New Mexico Leather Bear and Cub and the Albuquerque Leather Daddys wherever they go. The winners also serve as representatives of the Bear, Leather, Fetish and BDSM communities in both physical appearance and actions, and will serve as spokespersons. The winners will each receive a prize basket donated by sponsors, as well as a patch from the Albuquerque Leather Daddys. The winners are also expected to participate in community events, fund-raisers and special functions to benefit the Bear and/or Leather communities as well as the community at large. As New Mexico Leather Bear and cub,the winners may be expected to speak to groups and individuals about human rights and responsibilities around safe, sane and consensual sexual behavior as well as promoting their titles and its stated purpose. Download the contestant handbook form here for eligibility requirements, standard of care, events and scoring, etc. You must use the online application form to apply for entry into the contest. CONTESTANT HANDBOOK APPLICATION FORM If you have questions, email us or contact us at one of our events.
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