2012 West Coast Beard and Mustache Championships
7 members of the LABMC traveled northbound in late January to compete and watch the 2012 West Coast Beard and Mustache Championships in Portland, Oregon.
What was a whirlwind trip for myself (Steve McQuaide) and John Myatt, was a successful trip for club members Jeffrey Moustache and Gabrielle Moss – who both took home trophies in their respective categories.
But the real winners were Steve Scarpa and Savannah Flansburg. Not only did Steve bring home the 2nd place trophy for Styled Moustache over 6 inches, but he also brought home a wife!
After what was a very well run competition that included 12 categories (10 men, 2 fake beards) that we’re very big-beard focused. And it made sense. Portland is the land of big natural beards – with impressive face parkas around every corner.
The LABMC also attended our first meeting of the North American Competitive Beard and Moustache Alliance, which is a collective of the nations top B&M clubs who are looking to standardize regional competitions andincrease consistency across the country. It’s an exciting initiative with a bunch of great minds, enthusiasm and facial hair behind it; we are honored to be involved.
Without further ado, please enjoy the photo gallery by the incomparable Jeffrey Moustache (the crappy photos that are far away and out of focus were taking by yours truly…)