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March 26, 2024 – Brittany Saxton, owner of Six Hundred Downtown in Bellefontaine, once again proved her talent in the pizza world by clinching her sixth World Pizza Championship title at the World Pizza Games held in Las Vegas last week. Saxton showcased her talent by claiming the gold medal in the fastest dough stretch competition, taking five medium pizza doughs and stretching them to full size the quickest.

The International Pizza Expo, now in its 40th year, stands as the largest pizza show globally, attracting thousands of pizzeria professionals annually. Attendees converge to engage with leading pizza suppliers, participate in educational sessions led by industry experts, and vie for top honors in national competitions. Among the most anticipated events at the expo are the World Pizza Games, where pizza-makers from around the globe showcase their mastery in various disciplines, including dough stretching, tossing, and acrobatics.

With this latest win, Saxton adds another accolade to her already illustrious career, having previously secured five world pizza championship honors at the games. Among her five previous wins, two rank as world records.

“Attending the Pizza Expo and securing another championship title is an incredible honor for both myself and Six Hundred Downtown,” Saxton said. “It’s a privilege to represent not only our restaurant but also the downtown community on an international scale. We’re grateful for the opportunity to showcase our passion for pizza-making and to bring recognition to our town.”

Six Hundred Manager Daulton Cornell also competed at the games, showcasing his skills in the best non-traditional pizza baking competition and the largest dough stretch. Cornell had previously clinched the gold in his division with his innovative “Mad Hatter” pizza back in 2014, a menu highlight at Six Hundred Downtown.

Six Hundred Downtown opened in Downtown Bellefontaine in 2011. Their world famous and award-winning pizzas are baked in old world brick ovens at 600 degrees. Learn more at