Beardsmen compete for world titles.
Germany is the home of bearding and until recently was the undisputed dominant world power in the sport. But at recent championships, the USA, led by Beard Team USA, has successfully challenged German hegemony.
Here, Willi Chevalier of Sigmaringen, Germany, shows off his partial beard freestyle, once dubbed a “hair pretzel” by NPR’s Robert Siegel.
Photo by David Sacks.