JUST FOR MEN WORLD BEARD & MOUSTACHE CHAMPIONSHIPS® TO
TAKE OVER PORTLAND OCTOBER 2014
Registration now open for 2014 championships at The Keller Auditorium
Portland, OR – April 16, 2014 – It’s time to start growing because the 2014 Just for Men World Beard and Moustache Championships® are invading Portland, Oregon on Saturday, October 25. The event, which will be held at the spectacular, 3,000-seat Keller Auditorium in downtown Portland, will draw hundreds of the best “beardsmen” from around the world.
Contestants will compete in seventeen different categories, ranging from the delicate Dali Moustache to the anything-goes Full Beard Freestyle, before a panel of distinguished judges. The Grand Prize is an all-expense paid trip to next year’s world championships in Leogang, Austria on October 3, 2015.
Beard Team USA, the event’s organizer, has also pledged $5,000 to the High Fives Foundation, the official charity of the event. High Fives Foundation is a nonprofit that provides financial support to winter action sports athletes through the recovery process after life-altering winter sports injuries.
“The Just For Men World Beard and Moustache Championships® are one of the most lively and inspired events you will ever witness,” said Lay It Out Events Producer Aaron Switzer. “The world championships is an event people have on their bucket list, you have to see it to believe it.”
“The 2014 Just for Men World Beard and Moustache Championships® will give American beardsmen their first opportunity since 2009 to compete on the world stage in their own backyard,” said Beard Team USA founder Phil Olsen. “We’re thrilled to have the chance to invite our fellow beardsmen to our country to compete, have fun and give back to the community.”
The hair-raising after-party will feature a performance by the all-bearded band, The Beards, all the way from Adelaide, Australia, marking the final stop on the Beards’ 2014 world tour.
The public is invited to attend this offbeat, family-friendly event. For a full schedule of events, information on spectator tickets, or to register to compete in the 2014 Just for Men World Beard and Moustache Championships®, visit http://beardteamusa.org/world/. Click here to purchase tickets to the October 25 final judging at the Keller Auditorium for as little as $10!
About Beard Team USA
Beard Team USA® organizes the annual National Beard and Moustache Championships, represents the United States at international beard and moustache competitions, and through its network of over 100 local chapters, promotes the appreciation of facial hair nationwide. Membership in America’s team is open to everyone. There are no annoying applications, dues, membership requirements, or gender tests. Unlike some sporting organizations, Beard Team USA® encourages the use of performance “enhancing” substances. BTUSA® also opposes discrimination against the bearded, mustached, sideburned, and goateed.