‘Beardo’ no more

Canadian rugby star Adam Kleeberger shaves chin trophy for charity

The Adam Kleeberger beard is no more. Rick Mercer trimmed it down to a managable stubble

The Adam Kleeberger beard is no more. Rick Mercer trimmed it down to a managable stubble

Canadian rugby star Adam Kleeberger, who gained notoriety during the Rugby World Cup for his large, shaggy beard, got a straight-razor shave from Victory Barber and Brand’s Matty Conrad at the University of Victoria on Monday.

Kleeberger grew his beard for nine months and had the beard trimmed (in preparation for the shave) by CBC personality Rick Mercer for an segment on the Rick Mercer Report.

The 27-year-old UVic Vike’s Shear the Beard campaign raised an estimated $5,700 to benefit the Christchurch (New Zealand) Earthquake Relief fund, and Movember, which raises money for prostate cancer, as men – including Kleeberger – pledge to not shave their upper lip in November.

Kleeberger was named to the Canadian sevens team which will compete at the Pan Am Games in Mexico this week along with Vikes Sean Duke, Nathan Hirayama and Phil Mack.