Each March, Minsky's Pizza teams up with its sister restaurants - Osteria IL Centro, eggtc., and Tenderloin Grill - to host its March Mayhem Bracket Challenge! Contestants submit their best college basketball brackets to see who will take first, second, and third place.

This year the tournament was especially exciting with many surprising upsets busting brackets left and right! After the dust settled in Glendale, UCONN was crowned the champion and three lucky winners here in Kansas City walked away with a total of $5,000 in gift cards!

Jackson Crowley with his favorite server, Ernest!

Out of the 4,000+ entries in Minsky's March Mayhem Bracket Challenge, second place was actually won by an Osteria IL Centro regular - Jackson Crowley!

Jackson entered the bracket challenge this year for the first time after some family members played last year. He loves March Madness, and an opportunity to win gift cards to some of his favorite restaurants was too good to pass up. Even though his Kansas Jayhawks didn’t make it to the final four this year, he was glad to come away a winner! Jackson won $1,500 in gift cards from Minsky’s, eggtc., Osteria IL Centro, and Tenderloin Grill!

Jackson's favorite OIC dish is the Spiedini di Pollo. Jackson enjoys going to OIC with his family because the food is fantastic, the atmosphere is lively, and the staff is always so friendly and has fantastic recommendations. His family enjoys celebrating his mom’s birthday at OIC and they recently dined in on Good Friday for Easter. They love it when their favorite waiter, Ernest, is there to suggest new wines, and he’s always a great conversationalist. Congrats on your March Mayhem win Jackson!

Click here to see the other March Mayhem Bracket Challenge winners!