Max Weihbrecht from West De Pere, left, and Axel Wenzel from Brillion.

BRILLION — A 5-year-old from Brillion and a teen from West De Pere are in the running to be crowned the USA Mullet Champion.

Axel Wenzel, 5, from Brillion and Max Weihbrecht, 13, from West De Pere have been growing their mullets for about 2 years, and coincidentally, both boys’ dads work for the Green Bay Metro Fire Department.

According to a post on the Green Bay Crime Reports Facebook page, the boys are in different divisions, they’re not competing against each other, so everyone can vote for both Max and Axel and bring both the kid’s and teen’s title to Green Bay.

If Max wins, he plans to put the prize money toward his dream truck… a “1974, square body, red, Chevy pickup.”

Whereas Axel would love to donate his prize money to the Brillion Nature Center reptile exhibit.

Voting for the final round will take place from Monday, August 15 until Friday, August 19 at 11:59 p.m. EST.

VOTE HERE for Max: https://mulletchamp.com/2022-teens-division-voting/

VOTE HERE for Axel: https://mulletchamp.com/2022-kids-division-voting/

The USA Mullet Championship is a national competition in search of the best kid and teen mullets in the country. The entry fee was $10, half of which is donated to Maggie’s Wigs 4 Kids of Michigan. Maggie’s provides free wigs and support services to kids and young adults experiencing hair loss due to cancer and other disorders.

The grand prize winner of the kid’s division will receive $2500 and a pair of Pit Viper sunglasses, and the grand prize for the teen division is $1000 and a pair of Pit Viper sunglasses.

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By Dan Plutchak

Dan Plutchak, born and raised in Kaukauna, is cofounder of Kaukauna Community News.