ST. LOUIS -- Hero pilot Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger and the mayor of a Utah city are among 18 finalists for the American Mustache Institute's top honors.
The tongue-in-cheek St. Louis-based institute announced the finalists Monday for the "Robert Goulet Memorial Mustached American of the Year."
The winner will be selected through an online vote and announced at the "'Stache Bash" on Oct. 30. Proceeds from the event benefit Challenger Baseball, a baseball league for those with disabilities.
Sullenberger, who sports a neatly groomed white mustache, gained fame after safely landing a disabled US Airways jetliner in New York's Hudson River in January.
The wife of Murray, Utah, Mayor Dan Snarr snipped the handlebars off his mustache in May as part of a fund raiser for the Children's Miracle Network.