Maplewood man wins beard contest

Matt Chulka, Maplewood resident, and manager of the acoustic guitar department at Eddie’s Guitars, took first place in the Full Beard – Styled Mustache Category in the third annual Meet Me in St Louis Beard & Mustache Club Competition over the weekend at The Old Rock House.

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Matthew Chulka on the stage at the Meet Me in St Louis Beard & Mustache Club Competition, via Facebook

Chulka said Monday others were more into the stage presentation, “but I was like, well, here I am.”

He said he had considered going to spectate, but Brad Jackson, owner of Roughneck Beard Company — newly opened in Maplewood — convinced him he had a chance to do well. Chulka said Jackson styled his mustache for the contest.

He said he had a clean-shaven face two years and four months ago. He estimates that his mustache is one foot end to end.

See also: Roughneck Beard Company opens

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Matthew Chulka, via Facebook

 

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