It seems that crazy facial hair isn’t just relegated to the month of Movember any more. Twice a year, there’s actually a World Beard and Moustache Championships. And last week it was a stubble gone wild throwdown, when over 200 competitors faced off – literally. Over 2000 fans attended the event where, we’re assuming saying the worlds “facial hair removal” would have the same effect as shouting “fire” in a packed movie theater.
65-year-old German facial hair legend, Willi Chevalier took the top prize in the Freestyle Competition. But there were a surprising number of California residents scoring $1,000 first prizes. Larry McClure from Concord won gold in the Moustache division; Toot Joslin nabbed the Partial Beard division booty; and Aarne Bielefeldt of Willits landed the Full Beard division title.
Think you’ve got what it takes? If you’ve been waxing a handlebar for years or your growth rivals ZZ Top, you should check out www.beardteamusa.org (“for moustaches too”). They say membership is open to everyone (although we hope they don’t have a lot of female members). You don’t even have to fill out an application, and it’s free.
So sign up, start growing that facial hair, and stay tuned to the Beard Team USA calendar for your chance to show your stuff in the next big competition.