Winners at Parsons, Kansas, Livestock

The following eight contestants qualified at the Parsons Livestock Market, Parsons, Kansas, today for the 2010 World Livestock Auctioneer Championship, which will be held in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, in June.

The champion was Jim Hertzog, Butler, Missouri. The reserve champion was Bailey Ballou, Elgin, Oklahoma. The runner-up champion was Charly Cummings, Yates Center, Kansas.

The other five contestants to qualify in alphabetical order are: Lance Cochran, Medford, Oklahoma; Kyle Elwood, Abilene, Kansas; Dustin Focht, Stillwater, Oklahoma; Brian Marlin, Inola, Oklahoma; and Jeff Showalter, Broadway, Virginia.