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.