2014 - Portland
The 2014 competition was held at the spectacular Keller Auditorium in Portland, Oregon where over 300 beardsmen sporting everything from delicate Dali Moustache to anything-goes freestyle full beards showed up to vie for the championship titles.
In the end, it was Madison Rowley, champion in the highly competitive Garibaldi category, who took home top honors, winning a trip to the 2015 world championships in Leogang, Austria.
There competition took place in 18 categories. The largest category by far -- full beard natural, won by home town favorite Andrew Schuler -- saw 78 contestants alone.