2016 Kansas Livestock Auctioneer Champion

We held our 8th Annual Kansas Livestock Auctioneer Championship on October 29th at Russell Livestock, LLC in Russell, Kansas. Contestants have to not only be members of the Kansas Auctioneers Association, but also be sponsored by a Kansas livestock market. Gayle Ruggles of McCook, Nebraska, Justin Murphy of Russel, Iowa and Ronnie Reynolds of Yates Center, Kansas, had the honor of judging this years 11 competitors. They scored the contestants on presentation, clarity of chant/voice quality, bid catching, execution of sale and the question, "Would you hire this auctioneer?" Our 2015 Kansas L...
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8th Annual KAA Livestock Auctioneer Competition

The first 15 entry forms received will have the privilege of competing in our 8th Annual Kansas Livestock Auctioneer Competition.  Contestants must be sponsored by a Kansas Livestock Market and be a member of the Kansas Auctioneers Association in order to eligible to enter.  We do hope members and the public will join us for this exciting event and show support for those that are vying for the title of 2016 Kansas Livestock Auctioneer Champion. Thursday - October 29, 2015 Russell Livestock, LLC 11:30 Sale Time & 1:00 Contest Time Greg Carey, Owner & Operator and Craig Heinen, Auct...
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Annoucing the 2015 Kansas Auctioneer Champion

September 16th at the Bretz Law Arena on the Kansas State Fair grounds, finals for the title of 2015 Kansas Auctioneer Champion were held. The distinguished judges who had the honor of adjudicating the fierce competition were Jason Winter, owner of West Central Auction Company in Harrisonville, Missouri; Regina Andrijeski, Co-Owner of Old West Realty & Auction in Curtis, Nebraka; and Troy Lippard, President of Lippard Auction in Enid, Oklahoma. They scored the contestants on presentation, chant/voice and effective auctioneering from the selling of three items. Scoring was also conducted...
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Panel of Champions video now available from convention

The KAA's 2015 Winter Convention featured a panel discussion of past champions that comprised Kevin Borger; Paul C. Behr, CAI, BAS; Charly Cummings and Megan Niedens, CAI, BAS. We've made the video of this session available in the new video page in the members section. Over the coming weeks, we'll make more videos from convention available to KAA members.
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2015 KAA Auctioneer Championship preliminary competition

The 2015 KAA Auctioneer Championship preliminary round was held on Friday, January 23, 2015, in Wichita, Kan. The finalists listed below, in no particular order, will advance to the final competition in September at the Kansas State Fair. Jeff Garber Justin Banzhaf Yve Rojas Ross Daniels Titus Yutzy Donnie Stumpff Michael Burkhart Lenny Mullin Shaun Elmore Justin Ball
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2014 Kansas Auctioneer Champion announced

The 24th Annual Kansas Auctioneers Association Auctioneer Championship was held on September 10th on the Bretz Law Arena stage at the Kansas State Fair. Preliminaries were held at the KAA Winter Convention in January which resulted in 11 finalist out of the 17 auctioneers competing. Our eleven finalists were Eric Boone of Yates Center, KS; Josh Bellamy of Cherokee, OK; Nick Holzrichter of Halstead, KS; Lenny Mullin of Shawnee, KS; Lance Fullerton of El Dorado, KS; Justin Banzhaf of Cambridge, NE, Yve Rojas of Kansas City, MO; Donnie Stumpff of Cassville, MO; Troy Wedel of McPherson, KS;  Mi...
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Eleven auctioneers to compete in Kansas Auctioneer Championship

WICHITA, Kan., September 2, 2014 – Since 1992, auctioneers throughout Kansas and the surrounding states have traveled to Hutchinson to compete with one another at the Kansas State Fair, vying for the title of Auctioneer Champion. The Kansas Auctioneers Association (KAA) hosts the Auctioneer Championship that will be held this year on the stage of the Bretz and Young Injury Lawyers Arena at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, September 10. This public auction will give all fairgoers the opportunity to bid and buy from the best auctioneers in the state. The public is encouraged to attend and observe the con...
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2014 KAA Livestock Auctioneer Champion

We proud to announce and congratulate Justin Banzhaf of Cambridge, Nebraska on being the Kansas Auctioneers Association 2014 Kansas Livestock Auctioneer Champion, which was held earlier this week on November 13th. We had thirteen contestants at the Osborne Livestock Commission in Osborne, Kansas; owned by Zach Sumpter, to compete in the 6th Annual Livestock Auctioneers Contest.  Mike Bailey, 5th Annual Kansas Competition winner and Livestock Marketing Association World Championship 3‐time qualifier served as MC along with Charly Cummings, 2011 World Livestock Auctioneer of Champion. Each...
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2013 Kansas Auctioneer Championship Contest

The 22nd Annual Kansas Auctioneers Association Auctioneer Championship was held on September 11th on the Bretz Law Arena stage at the Kansas State Fair.  After the preliminary contest, which was conducted at the KAA Winter Convention in January, ten finalist out of 14 auctioneers were selected to compete for the title of 2013 Kansas Auctioneer Champion. Our ten finalists were Eric Boone of Yates Center, KS; Ed Dewey of Rossville, KS; Nick Holzrichter of Burrton, KS; Lenny Mullin of Shawnee, KS; To Philips of Scranton, KS; Justin Schultis of Fairbury, NE, Brad Sosebee of Porter, OK; Donn...
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Congratulations Megan McCurdy!

If you remember, she was the First Runner-up in the 2011 International Auctioneers Championship contest. Along with this awesome accomplishment, Megan serves as President-Elect of the KAA and is the only female real estate auctioneer in Wichita at the family business - McCurdy Auction, LLC. Joining her in the competition, in the Men's Division, were fellow KAA members - Shawn Terrel, Aaron McColm and Jeff Crissup. The Association couldn't be prouder of you all!
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Mike Bailey wins 2013 livestock competition

Congratulations to Mike Bailey for winning the  2013 Livestock Auctioneer Championship, held on November 13 at Plainville Livestock. Brad Sosebee is the reserve champion, followed by Neil Bouray, Byron Bina and Dennie Flock. Also competing were Andrew Finlay, Pat Greenleaf, Jerry Hageman, Brandon Hamel, Jay Knopp and Dan McVey. Complete information about the competition can be found in the brochure.
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KAA’s livestock auctioneer competition to be held in Plainville in November 2012

PLAINVILLE, KAN.  The Plainville Livestock Commission, Inc. will host the fifth annual Kansas Auctioneers Association Livestock Market Auctioneers Competition on Tuesday, November 13, 2012. Auction time is 12:30 p.m. The contestants must be employed and endorsed as an auctioneer at a livestock auction market in Kansas. Previous winners comprise Charly Cummings of Yates Center, Lynn Langvardt of Chapman, Brian Little of Coffeyville, and Blaine Lotz of Edna. Ty Gillum, owner of Plainville Livestock, is looking forward to hosting this event and invites everyone to attend to hear and see some o...
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KAA champion auctioneers sell wood sculptures at state fair

They came, they saw, they bid on 35 wood sculptures created by chain saw artists A. J. Lutter and Dennis Keenan. The auction was conducted by the 2012 KAA Auctioneer Champion Jeff Crissup from Helena, Okla., and Lenny Mullin from Lenexa, Kan., the 2012 runner-up. Ringmen were Mike Bailey and Ron Gingerich with Ralph (Doc) Gingerich, clerk, and Jenny Gingerich, cashier. Buhler High School FFA boys provided manpower to set up the auction. The sale is a benefit for various fair projects and this year's sale totaled $18,890. Highlights were a hummingbird that sold for $1,400 and a horse bench t...
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2012 Kansas Auctioneer Championship

The 100th Kansas State Fair was the location of the 2012 Kansas Auctioneers Association Auctioneer Championship. This was the 21st KAA Auctioneer Championship. The Kansas Auctioneers Association held their preliminary contest at the Winter Convention in Wichita in January. Ten auctioneers were selected to compete in the finalist competition. Those top ten finalists included Eric Boone, Yates Center; Jeff Crissup, Helena, OK; Ed Dewey, Rossville, KS; Lenny Mullin, Lenexa, KS; Marty Read, Mound City, KS; Donnie Stumpff, Cassville, MO; Jeff Temme, Petersburg, NE; Aaron Traffas, Sharon, ...
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2012 KAA Livestock Bid Call Contest

The 2012 Kansas Auctioneers Association Livestock Bid Call Contest was held last Friday, January 20, at the Southeast Kansas Stockyards in Gas, Kan. The 2012 champion is Blaine Lotz of Edna, Kan. Blaine recently won the LMA quarterfinal contest held in Greely, Colorado. We're excited to have Blaine represent the KAA as our 2012 Livestock Champion. The 2012 Livestock Contest Chairman Charly Cummings would like to thank the judges for the competition. Leon Thompson – Retired owner and operator of Allen County Livestock David Patton – South Central Stockyard, Vienna, MO, owner and operato...
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