Monday, October 3, 2011

Bay of Beards 2011 contest update: Winners and Thanks!

2011 Best in Show trophy

After months of planning, hundreds of hours and dollars spent, this year's 2011, third annual Bay of Beards contest is over. It was a wild ride this year for sure. With six major categories of judging, and over fifty competitors, 90 degree Florida heat, 300 attendees, and lots and lots of beer we have an amazing collection of winners. The Bay of Beard fundraiser raised $1810 for National Health Care for the Homeless Council. I couldn't be more pleased, and I want to quickly thank everyone who made it possible, the competitors, and the spectators.

Special Thanks go to my crew here at Jocelyn Nunez and Yvonne Rygiel, responsible for our amazing trophies this year and years past. Justin Brecese, Chris Denny, and Morgan Gall for being best buds and wonderful judges. Without any one of these people, the Bay of Beards events would fall to pieces. Andrew Kovanis, Dylan Williams, Steve Mutschler, and Mindy Ecob our event volunteers (planned or impromptu). Last, but not least The Dunedin Brewery for hosting our fine event.

The Winner's Circle

Best overall Beard
- Jonathan Rice

Longest Beard
1st Place- Joe Drummer @ 23"
2nd Place- Jonathan Rice @ 21"
3rd Place- Mark Drizd @ 17.5"

Full Beard
1st Place- Jon Rice
2nd Place- Dewey Miller
3rd Place- Mark Drizd

Freestyle Beard
1st Place- Austin Buchanan
2nd Place- Brandon Wagner
3rd Place- Mike Sullivan

Partial Beard
1st Place- Jonathan Howle (spelling?)
2nd Place- Richard Sidney
3rd Place- Nick Nineth

1st Place- Michael Johnson
2nd Place- Zak Kuhn
3rd Place- Richard Sydney

Thanks to our sponsors this year: The Dunedin Brewery,, Tampa Bay Rays, Citrus, Classic Tattoos, Blue Beards Original, Forever Tattoo, Greek City, Jimmy Johns, Trek Bicycles, MAC Cosmetics Countryside Mall, Emerald City Comics, and Tampa Bay Derby Darlins.

Austin - 

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