World's best beard features sculpted moose

Germany's Elmar Weisser poses during the World Beard and Moustache Championships in Trondheim, Norway May 15, 2011. Weisser was the freestyle beard and overall winner. AFP/Getty

World Beard and Moustache Championships 2011
Germany's Elmar Weisser poses during the World Beard and Moustache Championships in Trondheim, Norway May 15, 2011. Weisser was the freestyle beard and overall winner.
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Meet Elmar Weisser, world champion.

The 47-year-old German beat out 160 contestants to take win the closely-watched freestyle category at the World Beard and Moustache Championships in Trondheim, Norway with a facial hair sculpture featuring a moose (or possibly a reindeer), antlers and all.

Weisser had previously won with likenesses of Berlin's Brandenburg Gate and London's Tower Bridge.

Contestants from 15 countries take part in the biannual event, with more than a dozen categories from "full beard natural" and "natural goatee" to "sideburns freestyle" and "Hungarian moustache."

Since the event began in 1995, a perennial rivalry between Germany and the U.S. has emerged. This year, Germany took seven gold medals to the United States' six.

View the full results and learn more at the event's official site

World Beard and Moustache Championships 2011
This combo image created May 15, 2011 shows category winners Karl-Heinze Hille of Germany, Wolfgang Schneider of Germany, Dieter Besuch of Germany, Burke Kenny of the U.S., Elmar Weisser of Germany, Lutz Giese of Germany and Dusan Lalos of Germany, Jurgen Draheim of Germany and Bill Mitchell of the U.S. at the Beard and Moustache World Championship in Trondheim, Norway.
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