facebook
twitter
search
search

Florida fireman has nation's top mustache

Dec. 8, 2010 at 3:56 PM

ST. LOUIS, Dec. 8 (UPI) -- A Florida firefighter's soup-strainer was named the country's top mustache at the "Stache Bash" in Missouri.

Brian Sheets of Orlando, who works as a firefighter, emergency medical technician and EMT instructor for the Central Florida Fire Academy in Kissimmee, was named the top mustachioed American in an online poll, gathering 22 percent of the 500,000 votes, WKMG-TV, Orlando, reported Wednesday.

The American Mustache Institute, which organized the competition and the St. Louis "Stash Bash" where the award was given, said Sheets' facial hair was picked over more famous mustaches on the faces of celebrities including Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson, Minnesota Twins pitcher Carl Pavano and North Dakota Gov. John Hoeven.

Sheets was named the "Robert Goulet Memorial Mustached American of the Year" and awarded with a $3 crown.

The "Stash Bash" raised money for a charity dedicated to fighting cancers affecting men.

Like Us on Facebook for more stories from UPI.com  
Related UPI Stories
Latest Headlines
Top Stories
Man kicked by camel while attempting selfie with nursing calf
Japanese firm accepts mecha robot battle challenge from United States
Early 90s prototype 'Nintendo PlayStation' purportedly discovered by Redditor
Florida man captures lightning strike on Gainesville Wendy's
A new, thinner Oreo cookie is set to hit shelves