Results: 2012 National Championships

Here are the results from the Third Annual National Beard and Moustache Championships held in Las Vegas, Nevada on November 11, 2012.

Crowd Favorite — $1000 courtesy of Bluebeards Original
Fritz Sendlhofer, Zell am See, Austria


Natural – GOLD MEDAL — Adam Orcutt, Michigan City, Indiana
Silver – Wolfgang Schneider, Oppenweiler, Germany (Beard and Culture Club Belle Moustache)
Bronze – Adam Scott Paul, Los Angeles, California

English – GOLD MEDAL –Patrick Fette, Erlanger, Kentucky (Derby City Whisker Club)
Silver –Dustin Reese, Fresno, California (Fresno Beard and Moustache Club)
Bronze – Brian Werle, Napa, California

Dali– GOLD MEDAL –Max Pankow, Berlin, Germany (East Bavarian Beard Club)
Silver – Matt Bilfield, Los Angeles, California (Los Angeles Beard and Moustache Club)
Bronze – Ian Stettler, Lake Station, Indiana

Imperial– GOLD MEDAL – Steve McQuaide, Los Angeles, California (Los Angeles Beard and Moustache Club)
Silver – James McMahon, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Bronze – Jackie Ellison, Houston, Texas

Hungarian—GOLD MEDAL – Ross Steidel, Lahaina, Hawaii
Silver – Jim Downing, Springfield, Missouri
Bronze – Benjamin Upshur, Olympia, Washington

Freestyle – GOLD MEDAL – Dan Lawlor, Los Angeles, California (Los Angeles Beard and Moustache Club)
Silver – Devon Holcombe, Jacksonville, Florida
Bronze – Adam Bierton, Rochester, New York (Gotham City Beard Alliance)

Natural Goatee– GOLD MEDAL – Guy Thompson, Port Angeles, Washington
Silver – Patrick Dawson, Seattle, Washington (Emerald City Beardos)
Bronze – Brian Damaged, Miami, Florida (B.O.M.B)

Fu Manchu – GOLD MEDAL – Wojo Wrzesniewski , Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Silver – Lutz Giese, Berlin, Germany (Berlin Beard Club)
Bronze – Sean Raiger, Sacramento, California (Moustache and Beard Social Club)

Imperial – GOLD MEDAL – Steve Scarpa, Tehachapi, California (Competitive Bearding Foundation of Los Angeles)
Silver – Anthony Fontes, San Jose, California
Bronze – Michael Ryan, Tucson, Arizona

Musketeer – GOLD MEDAL – Al Underwood, Los Angeles, California (Competitive Bearding Foundation of Los Angeles)
Silver – Brian VanBallegooie, Saratoga Springs, Utah
Bronze – David Ryan, Chicago, Illinois

Sideburns – GOLD MEDAL – Toot Joslin, Carnelian Bay, California (Tahoe City Chapter of Beard Team USA)
Silver – Nate Johnson, North Hollywood, California (Los Angeles Beard and Moustache Club)
Bronze – MJ Johnson, Columbia Heights, Minnesota (Minneapolis Beard and Moustache Club)

Amish Beard – GOLD MEDAL – David Perry, Miami, Florida (B.O.M.B)
Silver – Matt MacLean, Costa Mesa, California
Bronze – Eric Jasson, Fountain Valley, California

Freestyle – GOLD MEDAL — Kevin Riordan, Las Vegas, Nevada
Silver – Aaron Holley, Clovis, California (Fresno Beard and Moustache Club)
Bronze – Austin Buchanan, Clearwater, Florida (League of Extraordinarily Bearded Gentlemen)

Natural – GOLD MEDAL – Neil Moherman , Jeromesville, Ohio (Beard Team Ohio)
Silver – Bob Engle, Newberg, Oregon (Stumptown Stache and Beard Collective)
Bronze – Bryan Nelson, Austin, Texas (Austin Facial Hair Club)

Natural with styled moustache – GOLD MEDAL – Burke Kenny, Olympia, Washington
Silver – Grizzly Stonewall Jackson, Beulaville, North Carolina (Holy City Beard and Moustache Society)
Bronze – Rob Hollerman, Boise, Idaho (Boise Beardsmen)

Verdi – GOLD MEDAL – Jeffrey Moustache, Los Angeles (Competitve Bearding Foundation of Los Angeles)
Silver – Tyler Shannon, Seattle, Washington
Bronze – Charlie Roos, Uetliburg, Switzerland (Team Switzerland)

Garibaldi – GOLD MEDAL – Fritz Sendlhofer, Zell Am See, Austria (East Bavarian Beard Club)
Silver – Robert Teddy Thompson, Las Vegas, Nevada
Bronze – Brandon Dove, Mount Airy, Maryland

Freestyle Full Beard – GOLD MEDAL – Peter Weis, German (Pforzheim Beard Friends Club)
Silver – Aarne Bielefeldt, Willits, California (Terminal Length Beard Club)
Bronze – Gerhardt Knapp, Pforzheim, Germany (Pforzheim Beard Friends Club)

YOUNGEST COMPETITOR – Lucas Cooper, Age 21, Los Angeles, California
POKER TOURNAMENT– Chris Ryan, Vic Martinson (co-winners)
TOP CHAPTER – Los Angeles Beard and Moustache Club

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15 Responses to “Results: 2012 National Championships”

  1. Fantastic! I had an incredible time. I took tons of photos, too, which you can see here:

  2. A little correction guys up top of your blog…. you are a year ahead of yourselves :-) “Las Vegas, Nevada on November 11, 2013.” should be changed to “2012″ Sooooo sad I missed it but soooooo excited and proud of you all!! Congrats!!

  3. btw… so proud to see silver and gold from 4 of our models!! Yay!! Hairy Hugs!

  4. How did you pick the youngest competitor? My son Alex Michalak was there and he is only 20.

  5. Great shots Jeremy. Had a good time and looking forward to the next time we cross paths!

  6. At the conclusion of the event all contestants under the age of 22 were asked to come to the stage. Only one person came to the stage. Best to Alex!

  7. This was my first national championship and had loads of fun! Was great to see Fritz (Austria) have his day of glory; if anyone deserved it, he sure did. Congrats again Fritz! Thanks to all for being there and I was proud to represent the SCAKBMC (South Central Alaska Beard and Moustache Club) even though I did not place in FBSM.

  8. These results are getting me pumped up for this year! Go BTUSA!

  9. Look for all of the details on New Orleans soon, really soon.

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