The NHL tradition of growing playoff beards has gone to a whole new level with the growth of competitive bearding.
The second annual National Beard And Moustache Championships attracted more than 200 furry-faced competitors over the weekend in Lancaster, Pa., and picked up a corporate sponsor for the first time with Panasonic.
The competition was held at a minor-league baseball park, but the modest setting is due for an upgrade. The
2012 event is already booked for Las Vegas.
There were five categories to account for different styles of beards and moustaches. First place in each category was $600, with $300 for the runnerup and $100 for the bronze medalist. Click here for a full breakdown of the winners.
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