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 now through September 16 and tune in to the live stream at 6 p.m. to watch the contest from the comfort of your own computer!

https://genkc.hibid.com/catalog/233754/championship-estate-auction/

In person

Make plans to bring a mask and attend this live auction in person. It will be at Central Mall in Salina at 2259 S 9th St. The auction starts at 5 p.m. and the contestants will being competing at 6 p.m. In addition to bidding on a wide variety of excellent quality items, you will experience the energy and suspense of the Kansas Auctioneer Championship presented by the Kansas Auctioneers Association!

KAA COVID-19 Recommended Guidelines

The KAA Board of Directors had their annual retreat virtual meeting yesterday. They not only worked on how to best serve the membership this year, but discussed the current situation we all find ourselves in with COVID-19.

This morning, members should have received an email with the association’s COVID-19 recommendations. It will be mailed to any member who does not have an email on file.

Either way, members can access the information by logging into the members area of the website.

We do ask everyone do what is in the best interest of sellers, buyers, you and your auction crew to stay healthy and safe in these trying times we find ourselves in.

2020 Kansas Auctioneer Championship preliminary round

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 compete for the buckle!

  1. Carlin Hooten
  2. Arlin Eicher
  3. Cody Miller
  4. Brady Altic
  5. Wayne Morris
  6. Josh Miller
  7. Quest Flesner
  8. Troy Wedel
  9. Daniel Gutierrez
  10. Nathan Glessner
  11. Clay Schaardt
  12. Ross Daniels
  13. Drew Russell
  14. Carson Hayes
  15. Dalton McGinnis
  16. John Kisner
  17. Jarett Pfannenstiel
  18. Lewis Bolinger

2020 KAA Winter Convention

Join us for a fabulous weekend of learning and networking with your peers in the auction industry.

If you have a real estate license, you can register for two CE courses on Friday. Stick around for dinner and the Kansas Auction Championship preliminaries, Fun Auction and Rookie Contest. It will be a great evening of fun.

Saturday is power packed with sessions and we will be holding our Annual Meeting. If you are interested in serving on the Board of Directors and have hand in helping lead the association and serve members to help them achieve success, be sure to make your declaration, as we will be holding the election in the morning following breakfast. Spend the evening at our Award Banquet where we award scholarships to very deserving students, find out who the new Hall of Fame inductee is, as well as the recipients of the Award of Distinction and Award of Support.

Sunday has a memorial service for those members and/or family of members are honored. Enjoy a great panel with the Great Ideas: Ask the Experts session before the Installation Brunch to end a great weekend.

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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 Estate: Building Skills to Enhance Consumer Services with John Hamilton were held for those members needing to maintain their real estate license.  For members without a real estate license or attendees who are the support staff for our members, a session called Just Jump with Tammy Miller and Auction from Beginning to Close with Jason Winter were held.

The evening included the Fun Auction, the 28th Annual Kansas Auctioneer Championship preliminaries where the top 10 qualified to compete in the finals on September 11th at the Kansas State Fair. 

Congrats and good luck to our finalist: Hunter Sturgis, Morris Yoder, Ty Patton, Titus Yutzy, Clay Schaardt, Troy Wedel, Arlin Eicher, Eric Boone, Quest Flesner and Carson Hayes.

Saturday was just a phenomenal with lots of fantastic educational sessions that included, negotiations, enhancing communication, the healing power of humor and mental toughness and courage. The auxiliary held their scholarship luncheon and auction. The Annual Meeting was held where members were able to hear from the Committees on the work they have done for the year, get a look at the financial review by the association’s accountant and hear about incoming President, Jeff Ruckert’s Presidential Plan. It was announced that Jason Schnieder and Hunter Sturgis were elected to the Board of Directors and Tommy Lindsay, Jr was elected to the position of Vice President. A new, more modern KAA logo was revealed to the membership, as well.

The Awards Banquet recognized our speakers, exhibitors, and sponsors.  Scholarships were awarded to Benjamin Hall, Payton Doll, Ashley Hall and Kaylie Doll.  The Award of Distinction went to Daniel Gutierrez, the Award of Support was given to Dwayne Leslie of Auction Guy, Tony Wisely was recognized as our 2017 Kansas Auctioneer Champion and Rick Garvin was inducted into the KAA Hall of Fame.

Sunday finished out a great convention with it’s Inspirational Worship Service & KAA Memorial, a Great Ideas – Ask the Experts panel session and the installation brunch.

Education

Saturday banquet and awards

Sunday

2019 Kansas Auctioneer Championship preliminary round

The preliminary round of the 2019 Kansas Auctioneer Championship was held in Lawrence, Kansas, on January 18, 2019. The finalists listed below in no particular order will compete at the Kansas State Fair in September for the buckle.

  • Arlin Eicher
  • Troy Wedel
  • Titus Yutzy
  • Hunter Sturgis
  • Carson Hayes
  • Clay Schaardt
  • Eric Boone
  • Quest Flesner
  • Ty Patton
  • Morris Yoder

2019 KAA KAC finalists

2019 KAA KAC finalists

Tony Wisely named 2018 Kansas Auctioneer 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 questions before selling additional items. Then, the order of finish was announced and Tony Wisely received the champion’s belt buckle and will be awarded his plaque, along with receiving prize money, at Winter Convention in Lawrence, Kansas, this coming January.

Everyone took time to relax and enjoy each other’s company over funnel cakes from Connie’s and, again, having some state fair fun before meeting in Dillon Hall for dinner and more fellowship. Before the meal was done, Michael Schwanke, news anchor for KWCH in Wichita, spoke about the media, its role and how the ever-changing world of social media has changed how news reporters do their jobs in order to remain relevant and respected.

The contest is a fantastic way for our organization to promote the auction industry and highlight the talent of auctioneers. Auctioneer Day has continued to be well received and enjoyed by many members.

Contestants

Judges

KAA members

2018 Kansas Auctioneer Championship to be held in Hutchinson in September

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. Anyone unable to attend in person can watch the contest live at www.kansasauctioneers.com.

The Auctioneer Championship featured a preliminary round conducted during the KAA’s Winter Convention last January in Wichita. Of the seventeen contestants entering the contest, ten were selected to compete in the final round at the fair.

2018 Kansas Auctioneer Championship finalists

2018 Kansas Auctioneer Championship finalists

Finalists, pictured above, from left to right.

  • Titus Yutzy – Hutchinson, Kansas
  • Daniel Gutierrez – Wichita, Kansas
  • Hunter Sturgis – Oskaloosa, Kansas
  • Troy Wedel – McPherson, Kansas
  • Tony Wisely – Perry, Oklahoma
  • Jessica Pluff – Kansas City, Missouri
  • Arlin Eicher – Partridge, Kansas
  • Donnie Stumpff – Cassville, Missouri
  • Ross Daniels – Humboldt, Kansas
  • Ty Patton – Benton, Kansas

From livestock and auto auctioneers to real estate and benefit auctioneers, each bid caller’s performance will be judged by presentation, chant, voice, effective auctioneering skills and the ability to be an ambassador for the KAA. While the preliminary round focused exclusively on bid calling, the final round at the fair will include bid calling as well as an interview component.

The winner of this year’s KAA Auctioneer Championship will receive a belt buckle, plaque, $200 cash prize, membership to the National Auctioneers Association and an entry in the International Auctioneer Championship to be held July 2019 in New Orleans.

Headquartered in Wichita, Kansas, the KAA comprises auctioneers throughout Kansas and adjoining states. The members voluntarily join the association to receive further education and promote their profession. When joining the association, members agree to a code of ethics and are governed by their peers. When it is your desire to obtain an auctioneer, the members of the KAA would appreciate the opportunity to be the first choice. To learn more about the KAA and its members or to view a list of upcoming member auctions, visit kansasauctioneers.com.

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.

  1. Donnie Stumpff
  2. Ross Daniels
  3. Hunter Sturgis
  4. Tony Wisely
  5. Karl Allen
  6. Titus Yutzy
  7. Troy Wedel
  8. Ty Patton
  9. Jessica Pluff
  10. Arlin Eicher
  11. Nick Nelson
  12. Daniel Gutierrez

   

2018 Winter Convention Recap

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 course, Anatomy of a Real Estate Auction: Legal & Ethical Issues for Professional Auctioneers with George Michak was held.  Everyone enjoyed a lunch with speaker Jeremy Hill of Wichita State University’s Center for Economic Development and Business Research.  Casey Stoneman Roberson with McCurdy Auction did a photography session.

The second Winter Convention Extravaganza included the Fun Auction, the 27th Annual Kansas Auctioneer Championship preliminaries where the top 10 of the twelve will be competing in the finals on September 12th at the Kansas State Fair.  Along with a wonderful dinner, everyone enjoyed the music of a teenage bluegrass group call the TrebleMakers.  We were honored to have Jeff Blubaugh of Wichita’s City Council in attendance.

Congrats and good luck to our finalist: Hunter Sturgis, Daniel Gutierrez, Ty Patton, Titus Yutzy, Donnie Stumpff, Jessica Pluff, Troy Wedel, Tony Wisely, Arlin Eicher and Ross Daniels.

John Schulz, John Nicholls and a bid calling panel provided a power packed Saturday with lots of educational sessions. The sessions included information on consumer trends, data use in finding buyers, mental strength and how to take to it to the next level. The auxiliary held their scholarship luncheon and auction. The Annual Meeting was held where members were able to hear from the Committees on the work they have done for the year, get a look at the financial review by the association’s accountant and hear about incoming President, Kevin Borger, went over his Presidential Plan.

The Awards Banquet recognized our speakers, exhibitors, and sponsors.  Scholarships were awarded to Bryson Meinhardt, Kaylie Doll, Kelsie Doll and Katie Krehbiel.  The Award of Distinction went to LaDonna Schoen-Gehring, the Award of Support was given to Wanda Dusin of 31 Gifts, Julia Sparks was recognized as our 2017 Kansas Auctioneer Champion, Ethan Schuette was recognized as the 2018 KAA Livestock Auctioneer and Rick Brock was inducted into the KAA Hall of Fame.

Sunday finished out a great convention with it’s Inspirational Worship Service & KAA Memorial, a Great Ideas – Ask the Experts panel session and the installation brunch.

Education

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