Tom Giuliana Takes First Mate 2017 Title

The 2017 First Mate Contest was held on Saturday, September 30 with Russell Sweeney, First Mate 2016 & Mr. New England Leather 2017 as emcee.  Russell did an awesome job of properly introducing and presenting all 19 contestants in a little over an hour (including intermission and announcements).   After careful consideration by judges Jeph & Kevin Barry, Mr. & Mr. SNOWBOUND 2016 and Founders of Divergent Donations, Jonathan Kharfen, Mr. SNOWBOUND 2015, First Mate 2015 & President of Bay State Marauders and Jay Menick, Mr. SNOWBOUND 2014, Mr. Providence Eagle 2017 and Vice-President of Bay State Marauders, Tom Giuliana of Boston, MA was chosen as First Mate 2017. First Runner-up is Eric Sussman of Provincetown, MA and 2nd Runner-up is Daniel Millar of Boston, MA.