The got a little hairy on Wednesday night as 10 contestants vied for the best beard in Westlake at .
A panel of six female judges, some of whom were sporting fake beards of their own, listened to each contestant make their case before awarding first place and runner-up in each category. The judges were Martha Campbell, Lisa Cruse, Tracy Heberle, Sylvia Scherm, Karen Wolf and Marian Zietz.
First-place winners received a $25 gift card to and the runners-up won a $15 gift card to . Here are the winners:
First place: Russ Ezolt
Runner-up: Dennis Clough
Best Use of Color
First place: Rick Grane
Runner-up: Paul Gresbach
First place: Reid Wilder
Runner-up: Will Krause
First place: Andrew Mangels (1.75 inches)
Runner-up: Paul Quinn (1.5 inches)
First place: Mel Maurer
Runner-up: Joel Tomkalski (not present for judging)
See the before and after pictures, and vote for your favorite bicentennial beard: