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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Association Brings Auctioneer Championship to Wichita

Newton, Kan., January 12, 2012 - 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 and has made changes for 2012 that will bring the contest to Wichita in late January. For the first time, the Auctioneer Championship will feature a preliminary contest during with the KAA’s Winter Convention, held this year from January 26-29 in Wichita. This public auction will give anyone t...
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Shawn Terrel wins 2011 Kansas Auctioneer Championship

Shawn Terrel won the 20th annual Kansas Auctioneers Association Auctioneer Championship on Wednesday at Bretz Law Arena. Shawn is the vice president of United Country Auction Services in Kansas City and a long-time member of the KAA. Held every year at the Kansas State Fair in Hutchinson, Kan., the Kansas Auctioneer Championship showcases the best auctioneers in the KAA who each vie for the title. From livestock and auto auctioneers to real estate and benefit auctioneers, each auctioneer competes against fellow professionals. The auctioneers are judged by a panel of three judges through...
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KAA’s Megan McCurdy First Runner Up at IAC

More than 80 auctioneers from as far away as Cork City, Ireland, competed on July 15 in the 23rd International Auctioneer Championship (IAC) competition. Established in 1988, the annual IAC competition is the most competitive bid calling contest for auctioneers and IAC champions are considered to be the world’s top bid calling auctioneers. Sponsored by the National Auctioneers Association, this year’s competition took place at the 62ndInternational Auctioneers Conference and Show in Orlando, Fla. The current Kansas Champion Auctioneer is Megan McCurdy, CAI, BAS, of Wichita, who represented ...
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Charly Cummings wins 2011 World Livestock Auctioneer Championship

Congrats to Charly Cummings for winning the 2011 LMA World Livestock Auctioneer Championship at the Upstate Livestock Exchange in Williamston, S.C. Charly has been the KAA Auctioneer Champion, the KAA Livestock Auctioneer Champion and is now the LMA champion auctioneer. We are proud of him! More information is currently posted on the LMA website.
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KAA crowns Megan McCurdy first female bid-calling champion

The Kansas Auctioneers Association conducted the 2010 Kansas Auctioneer Competition at the Kansas State Fair on September 15, 2010. Contestants this year were Ed Dewey, Rossville, KS Tom Lindsay, Jr., Shawnee, KS Megan McCurdy, Wichita, KS Jeff Ruckert, Manhattan, KS Aaron Schultis, Diller, NE Justin Schultis, Fairbury, NE Jeff Temme, Petersburg, NE Shawn Terrel, Smithville, MO The competition was tough and the bidding was rapid. The results were Megan McCurdy, Champion; Shawn Terrel - 1st; Ed Dewey - 2nd; Justin Schultis - 3rd; Tom Lindsay, Jr. - 4th.
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2009 KAA Bid Calling Championship

The Kansas Auctioneers Association, Inc. held their State Bid Calling Contest at the Kansas State Fair on September 16.  Seventeen contestants vied for the championship and the opportunity to compete on a national level.  The competition was judged by Ralph Wade, National Livestock Bid Call Champion; Jodi Sweeney, International Women's Auctioneer Champion and Mark Younger, International Ringman Competition Champion.  Competing this year were Jeff Temme, Petersburg, NE; John Kisner, Hays, KS; Justin Schultis, Fairbury, NE; Lance Fullerton, ElDorado, KS; Lance Kinderknecht, Almena, K...
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2006 KAA Bid Calling Championship

Robert Haley received the 2006 Champion Bid Caller plaque from Bob McBride. Robert will represent Kansas at the NAA Bid Call Contest in San Diego in July of 2007 Finalists were left to right: Robert Haley, Champion; Aaron McKee, 1st; Megan McCurdy, 2nd; Robert Mayo, 3rd; Thomas Lindsay, 4th.
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