Today, the world championships were held in Germany. I have yet to see the full results, but I do know that the current American national champion Jeff Langum took home first place in full beard natural. Burke Kenny, who is pictured to the left and has my dream beard, won in full beard with styled moustache, and my favorite competitive bearder Aarne Bielefeldt won full beard freestyle. Other Americans who reached the podium are listed here, though Bryan Nelson (who took second in full beard natural) was left out of that article.
[It appears Nelson was added after the error was noticed.]