Lance Navarro Assumes Mr. Bolt TitleLance Navarro

Feb. 8, 2011

The Bolt Bar has announced that for personal reasons, Jeremy Willis, Mr. Bolt Leather 2011, has stepped down from his position, and will not complete his term as Mr. Bolt Leather 2011.

Effective immediately, First-Runner-up Lance Navarro is Mr. Bolt Leather 2011.
Willis was chosen Mr. Bolt Leather 2011 at a contest held at the Bolt in October 2010 and was scheduled to hold the title through October 2011.

“The Bolt would like to thank Jeremy for his service,” said Kenny Yerkes, owner of The Bolt. “We also welcome Lance Navarro as the new Mr. Bolt 2011 and wish him success at events here in Sacramento and Northern California, as well as at IML in Chicago, where he will be representing The Bolt and Sacramento’s leather community.”

International Mister Leather is the premiere leather contest in the U.S. and will be held this year from May 27 – 30 in Chicago.Lance Navarro

“I am very excited to be taking over the title of Mr. Sacramento Bolt Leather and I would like to thank Jeremy Willis for his support of the community and hard work during the past few months and I wish him the best as he begins his new job in San Diego,” said Navarro. “I believe that all things happen for a reason and am excited that the fates have bequeathed me with this title and an opportunity to serve the Sacramento community.”

As Mr. Sacramento Bolt, Navarro hopes to bridge the gap between the leather community and other organizations and groups, and blur the lines between “us” and “them.”

“I remembered my hesitation when I first begin to understand the leather community and my feeling that I didn’t want my individuality stripped by conforming to a standard of dress or behavior,” said Navarro. “For me, leather is a metaphor for self-expression and masculinity. Leather is an extension of my sexual being, it doesn’t define me, rather I define it. 

Navarro works almost entirely in the sex and wellness industry. In addition to being a porn star and working with companies like Raging Stallion, Hot House and Titan, he is also a Certified Massage Therapist, stage actor and model. “All the elements of my life and work are rewarding for various reasons, but the most is when I can help people to transform themselves and embrace more love into their life,” Navarro said.

In addition to bridging gaps as Mr. Bolt Sacramento, Navarro wants to address and draw attention to the alarming rate of HIV infection in the Sacramento community and the lack of funding for organizations that are trying to help this cause.  Lance Navarro

He also wants to bring attention to the less discussed issue of crystal meth abuse and addiction and the formation of a support group, catering to the special needs of the LGBT community in dealing with this problem in a welcoming, non-religious environment, and wants to see the formation of activity groups and social clubs for the LGBT community so that recreational options aren’t as limited as they are now.

“I see around me a gravitation toward a sexual awakening and part of that is an interest and desire to explore leather-wear, leather-play, bondage, BDSM, role-paying, etc.,” said Navarro. “This awakening excites me. We are all sexual beings, and sex, even on the most base level is about two people (or more) connecting and sharing in an intimate experience. Intimacy is so much deeper than just sex though, and that is what I enjoy — exploring through leather-play, BDSM and fetish.”Lance Navarro

The Bolt Bar is located at 2560 Boxwood St. In addition to hosting the Mr. Bolt Contest, it is also the home bar of the Sacramento Valley Leather Association, and host to the Sierra Stampede/Capital Crossroads Gay Rodeo Association and the Sacramento Valley Bears and other groups.

The Bolt can be reached at 916-649-8420 or

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