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 qua...
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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 Shawne...
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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 y...
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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 Lives...
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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...
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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...
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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 opera...
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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 Win...
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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 ...
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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...
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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, Champi...
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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, H...
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