08. Jun, 2010 3 Comments
(Photo by emeraldbayphoto.com)
Making his first North American appearance, perennial World, European, and German Champion Willi Chevalier took top honors in the freestyle category at the Beard Team USA National Beard and Moustache Championships. Willi was also crowned “Best In Show” by crowd acclamation, winning a year’s supply of Docker’s Jeans to go along with his $1000 cash prize.
Other $1000 winners were Aarne Bielefeldt in full beard, Toot Joslin in partial beard, and newcomer Larry McClure in the moustache division. John Szerseen won the contestants’ raffle and walked away with another $1000.
There were over 200 competitors and an estimated 2000 fans in attendance. World champ Jack Passion served as host for the festivities.
Here are the complete results:
Moustache Division —
First: Larry McClure, Concord, California
Second: Paul DeLeone, Redmond, Oregon
Third: Ghandi Jones, Seattle, Washington
Partial Beard Division –
First: Toot Joslin, Carnelian Bay, California
Second: Eric Brown, Jersey City, New Jersey
Third: Matthew Bliss, Eugene, Oregon
Full Beard Division:
First: Aarne Bielefeldt, Willits, California
Second: Allen Demling, Austin, Texas
Third: Devin Cara, Springfield, Missouri
First: Willi Chevalier, Sigmaringen, Germany
Second: Paul Beisser, Santa Cruz, California
Third: Charles Earnshaw, Anchorage, Alaska