Friday, October 19, 2012
Pittsburgh's Moustache Man
Pittsburgh could be home to the next winner of the Robert Goulet Memorial Moustached American of the Year Award. A Mount Washington gentleman, aptly named Adam Paul Causgrove, is in the running for a prestigious national facial hair award with his finely groomed handlebar moustache. Mr. Causgrove beat out nearly 900 entrants to qualify as a finalist by the American Moustache Institute (AMI).
Who is Adam Paul Causgrove? Well, according to his profile and diligent interviewing skills, he is a fixture in the nonprofit scene around Pittsburgh. For example, he has run Tailgreat for over six years; a yearly tailgate which benefits charities such as Steps to Independence and the Pittsburgh Animal League. Adam also spearheaded the creation of Mt. Washington Olympia dog park and is a founding member of Side Project, Inc., a group committed to helping local non profits receive government grants and funding. Causgrove's infamous upper lip has also become the real life mascot, Sir Reginald, of Old Frothingslosh beer and Penn t-shirt company. The 28-year-old University of Pittsburgh graduate can also be seen umpiring softball games for the Pittsburgh Sports League. This moustache is totally genuine as Mr. Causgrove has dedicated several years of grooming and ordering countless jars of Captain Fawcett's Moustache Wax from England to perfect the look. Men around Pittsburgh absolutely love the stache, going out of their way to give him a high-five or buying him a beer.
Pittsburghers, Adam Paul Causgrove needs your help: voting for the Robert Goulet Memorial Moustached American of the Year is taking place a http://www.americanmustacheinstitute.org/goulet-voting/ and ends on October 27, 2012. The winner will be announced at ‘Stache Bash 2012, presented by Wahl Trimmers. Adam faces tough competition as longtime NFL coach Jeff Fisher, MLB umpire Jim Joyce, and Indiana Gubernatorial candidate John Gregg are among 14 finalists this year. Past winners include Milwaukee Brewers closer John Axford (2011), and Tim Galvin (2008), a retired New York City police detective. This honor also places Causgrove among the pantheon of great Pittsburgh celebrity staches as The Blast Furnace has added him to the acclaimed Famous Pittsburgh Mustaches list. The handlebar style pays homage to the Pittsburgh's classic Industrial Revolution look worn by robber barons and mill workers alike.
Follow-up October 29, 2012: Adam Paul Causgrove was named the winner of the Robert Goulet Memorial Moustached American of the Year Award receiving 66% of the 1.3 million votes cast. Adam was announced the winner at 'Stache Bash 2012 in Arizona. Congrats to Mr. Causgrove!