A competitive beardsmith’s greatest hits

IT professional Chad Roberts shows how he puts his best faces forward

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A hair-raising hobby

Chad Roberts, president and founder of the RVA Beard League in Richmond, Va., takes “competitive bearding” as seriously as he does his day job, which is Windows Server/Exchange administrator in the network/systems group of the Berkshire Hathaway Media Group. “Day to day having a big beard is no problem,” he says in a Buzzblog Q&A. “If I need to open up a server and take a look inside, I'll just tuck my beard into my dress shirt between the buttons, like a tie at a luncheon. It stays put and out of the way.” Winner of numerous awards, here’s a collection of some of Roberts’ greatest beard hits.

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Spiderman

Garden State Beard &’Stache Competition, Jan. 26, 2013, Asbury Park, N.J.

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Ringmaster

Beard Team USA National Beard and Moustache Championships, Nov. 11, 2011, Las Vegas.

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Pabst Blue Ribbon

Ohio Beard and Moustache Competition, Nov. 12, 2011.

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Christmas

New York City Beard and Moustache Competition, Dec. 3, 2011

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Christmas & Ki$ha

Singer/songwriter/rapper Ke$ha admires Christmas beard at New York City Beard and Moustache Competition, Dec. 3, 2011.

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Bald eagle

North Carolina Beard and Moustache Competition, March 10, 2012.

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X-wing

Philadelphia Beard and Moustache Championships, March 31, 2012.

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Infinity

Southeastern Beard and Moustache Championships, Charleston, S.C., May 26 2012.

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Aerofoil

Ohio Beard and Moustache Competition, Oct. 6, 2012.

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On the job

Chad Roberts, Windows Server/Exchange administrator -- and competitive beardsmith -- as you might see him if you worked in the network/systems group of the Berkshire Hathaway Media Group.