2020 Kansas Auctioneer Championship

The 2020 Kansas State Fair has been cancelled. For the first time ever, the Kansas Auctioneer Championship will be held in Salina and will offer internet bidding so everyone can not only watch but participate! Join us this Wednesday, September 16, either in person or online to watch the 10 finalists compete for this year's Kansas Auctioneer Championship! You will enjoy bidding online or live at this combined estate auction of antiques, furniture, collectibles, glassware, jewelry, farm toys, vintage toys, and home goods. Online View the inventory and place pre-auction bids from no...
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2020 Kansas Auctioneer Championship preliminary round

https://youtu.be/2hlalQCdAFM The preliminary round of the 2020 Kansas Auctioneer Championship was held in Manhattan, Kansas, on January 24, 2020, in conjunction with the 2020 KAA Winter Convention where members of the association get together to learn and network to improve themselves and their profession. On this website, you can find members of the association to conduct your auction or you can browse members' auctions to find one in your neck of the woods. Listed below are the contestants in order of appearance. Join the finalists at the Kansas State Fair in September when they com...
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2019 Winter Convention recap

Excellent networking and auctioneer education, plus the 2019 KAA Auctioneer Championship preliminary round at the DoubleTree by Hilton in Lawrence. Thursday while the Board of Directors has its Board meeting and the President-Elect, Jeff Ruckert, has a meeting with Past President’s, everyone else enjoyed the President’s Reception.  Friday started off with a legislative update from Dan Murray before the real estate continuing education courses. The Required Broker Core: RISK - Your Business is NOT a Game with Amanda Rempe and, elective course, Negotiating Strategies for Real E...
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Tony Wisely named 2018 Kansas Auctioneer Champion

2018 Tony Wisely champion
It was a beautiful day at the Kansas State Fair on September 12. After those who attend Kansas Auctioneer Day spent the morning enjoying the fair while the board of directors had a meeting, everyone gathered at the Bretz & Young Injury Lawyers Arena for our 28th Annual Kansas Auctioneer Championship to support our ten talented finalists. Shannon Schur, Barrett Bray, Jeff Craig and Vern Koch were the esteemed judges with the pleasure of determining who the next champion would be. After each contestant sold two items, scores were tallied and then the top five contestants answered interview...
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2018 Kansas Auctioneer Championship to be held in Hutchinson in September

2018 Kansas Auctioneer Championship finalists
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 12. 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 contest or participate by placing bids....
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2018 Kansas Auctioneer Championship preliminary round

The preliminary round of competition for the 2018 Kansas Auctioneer Championship was held in Wichita, Kansas, on January 26. The top ten from this preliminary round advance to the finals at the State Fair on September 12. Congratulations to the top ten qualifiers! We'll see you in Hutchinson! Contestants in competition order. Donnie Stumpff Ross Daniels Hunter Sturgis Tony Wisely Karl Allen Titus Yutzy Troy Wedel Ty Patton Jessica Pluff Arlin Eicher Nick Nelson Daniel Gutierrez    
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2018 Winter Convention Recap

2018 KAA directors
Excellent networking and auctioneer education, plus the 2018 KAA Auctioneer Championship preliminary round at the DoubleTree by Hilton Wichita Aiport. Thursday while the Board of Directors has its Board meeting and the President-Elect, Kevin Borger, has a meeting with Past President's, everyone else enjoys the President's Reception.  Friday kicks off with real estate courses so members who deal with real property can get their continuing education hours for license renewal.  This year, the Required Salesperson/Broker Core: Agency Toolbox Essentials with Amanda Rempe and elective cour...
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2017 Kansas Auctioneer Championship

The finals for KAA's 2017 Kansas Auctioneer Championship were held on September 13 at the Bretz & Young Injury Lawyers Arena at the Kansas State Fair in Hutchinson, Kansas. The 2017 Kansas Auctioneer Champion is Julia Sparks of Manhattan. The reserve champion is Justin Banzhaf of Cambridge, Nebraska. Third place was Tony Wisely of Perry, Oklahoma. Donnie Stumpff of Cassville, Missouri, placed fourth and Josh Miller of Beloit, Kansas, rounded out the top five. Sparks took home the Champions belt buckle, plaque, $200 cash prize, membership to the National Auctioneers Association and an ent...
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Retirement auction scheduled for Richard Garvin

All great things must end. On March 4, Richard Garvin, CAI, ATS, CES, GPPA, will be conducting his retirement auction, selling the fixtures in his auction facility in addition to consignment merchandise. While he plans to continue to conduct real estate, coin and firearm auctions, his days of operating a consignment facility in Topeka are coming to a close. Not only does Richard have a distinguished career as a leader in the auction industry, he has selflessly given back to the KAA, serving as KAA's president in 2013 and as the presidential appointee in 2015. In 2009, he received the Pr...
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2017 KAA Winter Convention recap

The 2017 KAA Winter Convention featured excellent networking opportunities and auctioneer education in addition to the 2017 KAA Auctioneer Championship preliminary round. It all started off on Thursday evening with the president's reception, KAA board meeting and the past presidents' meeting with incoming president, Aaron Traffas. Real estate continuing education courses were held Friday during the day with a required broker core course entitled "RISK – Your Business is Not a Game" by the Wichita Area Association of REALTORS® and an elective course called "Elevating Your Real Estate Auction S...
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2016 KAA Auctioneer Championship Preliminary Round

The preliminary round of competition for the 2016 Kansas Auctioneer Championship is complete. The top ten from this preliminary round advance to the finals at the State Fair on September 14. Congratulations to the top ten qualifiers! Justin Ball Justin Banzhaf Trisha Brauer Josh Miller Russ Puchala Yve Rojas Brad Sosebee Toney Thornhill Tony Wisely Titus Yutzy We'll see you in Hutchinson! Contestant pictures Finalists
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April 2015 is declared Auctioneer’s Month

On April 29, the board of directors traveled to Topeka to meet with Governor Sam Brownback. The governor signed a proclamation declaring April to be Auctioneer's Month. As always, it seems that auctioneers are one of his favorite groups to meet with. As the governor tells it, his father thought he was quite the talker and would make a great auctioneer. He actually went to auction school, but in the end decided to go to law school.
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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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