Elvis Presley Tribute Competition Awards Winner in La Crosse

By: WSAW Staff
By: WSAW Staff

An annual competition in Western Wisconsin has a new champion.

Dwight Icenhower won 1st place at the annual LaCrosse Wisconsin's Elvis Explosion hosted by Ronny Craig.

The competition and convention, held September 10-12, attracts dozens of Elvis Presley Tribute Artists from around the world each year. Preliminary competition was held on Friday and Saturday nights with the top 10 performers advancing to the finals on Sunday. Icenhower's performance in a light blue jumpsuit won him a $10,000 cash prize.

Victor Torino Jr. was awarded 2nd place for his Rock-a-billy 50's and 60's era performance. and Irv Cass placed 3rd. Many of the entertainers believed this year's top 10 featured some of the best Elvis Tribute Artists in the industry.

The Elvis Explosion benefits the Children's Miracle Network. Plans are already underway for next year's event.

Here are this years Top 10:

1. Dwight Icenhower

2. Victor Tornio Jr.

3. Irv Cass

4. Brad Boice

5. Jesse Aron

6. Robert Washington

7. Ted Torres

8. Travis Morris

9. Kevin Mills

10. Matt Joyce

Click here to order a dvd of the entire competition

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