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Six golds for USA! Passion toppled!


The USA took six golds at the 2011 World Beard and Moustache Championships in Trondheim, Norway, while Germany claimed seven, including that of overall winner and Freestyle Full Beard Titan Elmar Weisser whose reindeer beard couldn't be stopped.

American Rooty Lundvahl of the Whisker Club knocked two-time defending world champ Jack Passion off the top spot in the largest category, Full Beard Natural. Passion was second.

American Burke T. Kenny was restored the Full Beard Styled Moustache he won at the 2007 worlds in England but lost in Alaska in 2009. Whisker Club President Bruce Roe won the Hungarian Moustache Division.

Meanwhile, Keith "Gandhi Jones" Haubrich completed the three-peat in Freestyle Moustache. Newcomers to the world stage Bill Mitchell from Georgia and Giovanni Dominice from Arizona won in Partial Beard Freestyle and Imperial Moustache respectively.

The fledgling Northern Los Angeles Beard and Moustache Club, local chapter of Beard Team USA, copped two silvers, one for Jeffrey Moustache in the English Moustache category, and another for John Myatt in Verdi.

The host Norwegian Moustache Club chose four members of the Whisker Club to serve as judges, including included Roe's wife Tommy.