The Mr Midwest Leather Contest is held every year and open to Leathermen from Illinois, Iowa, Wisconsin, Indiana, Missouri, Minnesota, Michigan, Ohio, North Dakota, South Dakota, Kansas, Nebraska, and Kentucky. The titleholder represents these 13 Midwestern States at IML and events all over the area. The Mr Midwest Leather title is a platform for doing good in the community.

Cody Troy Buchanan, Mr Midwest Leather 2013, 2nd Runner Up at International Mr Leather 2014!

Sunday May 25th in Chicago Mr Midwest Leather 2013, Cody Troy Buchanan of Cincinnati, Ohio, competed in the International Mr Leather Contest. First he made the top 20, then was named 2nd Runner Up at the climax of the evening. Congratulations to Mr Missouri Leather 2014, David Payne, who placed 10th. A great showing from the Midwestern region.

Everyone at Midwest Leather Weekend and the Mr Midwest Leather Contest are very proud and happy for Cody and David. Check out more photos on the Mr Midwest Leather Facebook page as well as Cody's Facebook page.

Above are a few of the photos taken and posted by Nha Mo. Next are shots from the IML webpage from the many images on the 2014 gallery.











Mr Midwest Leather 2013 Cody Troy Buchanan of Cincinnati, Ohio

Cody Troy, Mr Midwest Leather 2014Saturday night, October 5, 2013, Cody Troy of Cincinnati was awarded the title Mr Midwest Leather 2013.

Congratulations to the four outstanding contestants for Mr Midwest Leather 2013 at the Midwest Leather Weekend last night. They each impressed the judges and the audience with their quality and character.

First runner up: Jonathan Saidler of Chicago, IL. Second runner up Brent Suits of Mount Vernon, IN, Third runner up was Dean (Draig) Hodge of St. Charles, MO.

There was a great crowd this weekend with a lot of representation from around the Midwest. We will be posting photos soon. Thank you to all who made it a great Midwest Leather Weekend!

Go here to see photos of the entire Midwest Leather Weekend.

Photos by Scott Lokitz Photography, 2013.


Cody Troy, Mr Midwest Leather 2013: Follow him on Facebook

Follow Cody on his adventures and travels. Contact him there or email him at mrmwl2013@gmail.com.


Midwest Leather Weekend 2013: Photos From RFT

St Louis' Riverfront Times sent a photographer to cover the two contests Saturday night. Here's a link to their slideshow. An impressive turnout with visitors from all over.



Midwest Leather Weekend: Mr Midwest Leather & Midwest Puppy

Photo by Jaymz Sapphire StudioMidwest Leather Weekend is made up of two contests as well as associated events, parties and demos.. This year the two contests, Mr Midwest Leather and Midwest Puppy, will be on Saturday night. For the first time, the two contests will take place before the same panel of judges. While participants from one contest are off stage preparing for the next segment, the participants from the other contest will be on stage. Twice the fun and hot men on one special night.