30 Pics From 2022 Beard & Mustache Championship That Showcases Next-Level Facial Hair
Welcome to the wonderland of facial hair of all shapes, styles, and sizes, from giant beards to Salvador Dali-worthy mustaches.
We’re talking about The National Beard and Moustache Championships organized by Beard Team USA® which took place in Casper on November 12 this month. This whimsical event celebrates facial hair, and joins beard aficionados together into one big bushy community who just loves having fun with a dash of competition!
Just like in previous years, Greg Anderson, a Las Vegas-based photographer, set out on a mission to capture the numerous men in their one-of-a-kind beards on camera. Below we selected some of the most interesting beards Anderson eternalized during the championships, so scroll down and upvote your favorite ones!
This year, Beard Team USA worked with both the Ford Wyoming Center and Visit Casper for the 2022 National Beard And Mustache Championship. It was held in conjunction with the 2022 Booze and Bacon Festival.
Bryan Nelson, president of Beard Team USA, told the press that “This event is such a great way to showcase beards and moustaches of all shapes and sizes.” According to him, “there’s a sense of pride in honoring all the various people that are presented in this competition that showcases raw, unfiltered beard and moustache artistry.”
In previous years, the National Beard And Mustache Championship was held in Las Vegas, Nevada, Nashville, Tennessee and Lancaster, Pennsylvania. This year, Wyoming was picked as the location.“We like smaller cities so we can make more of an impact visually, and also, we have a charitable aspect to our event,” Nelson explained.
Since the National Beard And Mustache Championship always donates a percentage of ticket sales to local charities, Nelson believes that being hosted in smaller locations makes it possible to make a bigger impact in helping the community.
The event brings a lot of people together to not just celebrate their facial hair but give back to the community, which is the whole idea of it. No politics matter, no partisan divide,” said Nelson.