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Stache Bash 2007

Joel StoningtonAspen, CO Colorado
The contenders of Stache Bash 2007 gather at a private residence in Aspen. (Contributed photo)

ASPEN Feb. 24, 2007 was a historic date in Aspen history, as more than a dozen gentlemen competed for the coveted title of Best in Show at the inaugural Stache Bash a mustache competition to beat all mustache competitions.

It all began at Highlands, where Powder Stache the on-mountain portion was held. There, manly men rocked the bumps in jeans and hit up Highlands Bowl in a suit and tie. There was even a patriotic shout-out with hand-painted skis: liberty and justice. Yes, it was a good day on the mountain.

That evening, people too numerous to count congregated at a secret fashion runway for a much anticipated event attended by the biggest industry insiders.After imbibage of malted beverages by many participants, six super-hot judges were assembled to check out the mustaches and pick: Best in Show, Most Creative, Most Pathetic and Most Disturbing.With the red carpet out, competitors threw down dance moves and struts, stuck tongues out and snarfed beer through their noses. The judges had a hard decision.After an impossibly long wait, the judges returned to announce a runway-off with six competitors at the end of which Randy Young was crowned champion.