Thank you to everyone who was able to make it to Richmond. There’s no Championship without competitors or a crowd of enthusiastic spectators. Thank you to all our competitors. We expected 275, planned for 300, and got 345, making the 2018 GABMC even larger than the 2015 Worlds in Leogang, Austria (and three hours shorter, to boot)!
We had competitors representing 39 states, including Alaska, 3 Canadian provinces, the U.K., Germany, and Japan, with approximately 800 people at the venue, and a high water mark of 1,840 watching on the livestream.
Thank you to our tireless volunteers for working long days and driving vehicles packed to the brim with boxes. Events like these just don’t put themselves on without months of dedicated work behind the scenes.
And last but not least, congratulations to those who placed! To those who didn’t: 2020 will be here before you know it! Thank you all again for being a part of competitive bearding history at the Remington Beard Boss 2018 Great American Beard & Moustache Championship!