Southern Indiana Man Competing in the USA Mullet Championships
You can help one Poseville, Indiana man be named the best mullet in the United States.
It's that time of year again. The return of the USA Mullet Championships. Mullets from all over the country are vying for the honor of being named the best mullet in the United States.
History of the Mullet
You might be surprised to find out that the mullet has been around long before the late 80s and early 90s. Even though that's when the hairstyle's popularity was at its highest, that hairdo has actually been around for centuries. According to History.com:
While literature’s first mullet mention may have come from the ancient Greek poet Homer—in The Iliad, he described the Abantes, a group of spearmen, as wearing “their forelocks cropped, hair grown long at the backs,”—the term “mullet” wasn’t actually coined until 1994, thanks to the Beastie Boys’ song “Mullet Head.” The Oxford English Dictionary credits the hip-hop group as the first to use “mullet” to describe the high-low cut that’s long been described as “business up front and a party in the back.”
The USA Mullet Championships 2023
It seems like ever since 2020, the mullet has been making a comeback. Men from all over are letting their hair grow out in the back and proudly showing off the "Kentucky Waterfall". That's no knock from me at all. I am actually kind of jealous that my hair won't allow me to have that look. Earlier this summer there were competitions for the best kid mullet, teen mullet, and female mullet in the country. Now, the men's category is underway. There are A LOT of men who entered the USA Mullet Championships, and one of them is from right here in the Evansville area.
Asa Cox of Poseyville, Indiana is once again tossing his name in the hat for the USA Mullet Championships. Cox tells me that he started growing his mullet three years ago to have more individuality at work, and he takes a lot of pride in his hair. He says that he visits his hairstylist, Megan Elmore, every two weeks to keep it looking top-notch. And I must say, it's a pretty sweet mullet.
You can help Asa win the whole thing this year with your votes. Round One voting goes live September 13th through 15th. If he receives enough votes, he will continue to make it through each round until a winner is found. This year's grand prize is even bigger than last year. Whoever wins can receive up to $10,000!
Asa says that he could use every vote that he can get, and would appreciate the Tri-State's support in this contest. If you'd like to help Asa win the USA Mullet Championships, all you have to do is vote for Asa when polls open up by clicking here.