Congratulations to David Traver for winning first place in the Freestyle Full Beard category as well as overall World Beard Champion! I extend my hearty congratulations to the winners in all the other categories and to all of the competitors as well.
Special congratulations go to John of Georgia from our beards of the world gallery for winning third place in the Full Beard Garibaldi category. Congratulations, John! Here is a photo of John taken well before the 2009 championships: