The title USA Mullet Champ grows on him

STILLWATER – Scott Salvadore, 35, started growing his long hair about five years ago. When his wife entered him in the USA Mullet Championship last year, he wasn’t very confident about winning.

“I made it in 19th place. I was the last one in so I said, “Wow, the goal was reached: top 25,” Scott recalls saying, “After the second day of voting, we were 50 votes out of the lead, so I said, “You know what? I’m taking it home. I do have a national caliber mullet.”

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By letting his hair grow and flow, Scott became the very first back-to-back winner of the USA Mullet Championship.

“I wouldn’t say people treat me any differently but I do get a lot more attention,” he says, “I could go to the local Stewart’s and they give you a thumbs up. People go out of their way to say hi rather than (say) oh, there’s Scott with the weird hair.”

The USA Mullet championship is the creation of former NFL start, and noted mullet wearer Jared Allen, who wanted to have a fundraiser for his favorite charity The Wounded Warriors Program.

Part of the criteria in finding a winner was raising money for that charity.

“There’s never been a back-to-back winner, I’m the first one doing that,” Scott proclaims, “My goal for next year is to be a three peat. You can’t have a three-peat unless you go back-to-back.”

For winning the title, Scott collects $10,000. He’s donating $2,500 of it to Her Song, an organization that helps survivors of human trafficking.