TULSA, Okla. — A Tulsa pizza shop owner is traveling to Las Vegas to defend her world title at the at the International Pizza Expo.
“I’m well known I guess for throwing pizza dough,” said Tara Hatten, co-owner of Zasa’s. “I’m a world champion at pizza acrobatics.”
Hatten most recently took first place six months ago in the competition and will be heading back to defend her title.
The champ said just to be able to compete against pizza pros across the world has been a dream come true.
“It was something I just dreamed about, going to pizza expo one day, and then I went and I was like oh my goodness I’m here and I did this and I competed and I never thought I would compete with these people,” Hatten said. “And then to turn around and compete with them and to win is kinda unreal.”
Hatten said she practices two to three hours a night leading up to a competition.
Performances are judged based on synchronization, speed and tricks.
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