The Champions!

 


 

 

                 World Livestock Auctioneer Champion
 

 

In June 1963, Livestock Marketing Association held the first annual World Livestock Auctioneer Championship (WLAC). The purpose: to spotlight North America's top livestock auctioneers and to salute their traditionally important role in the competitive livestock marketing process. Auctioneers from the United States and Canada came to the Cosmopolitan Hotel in Denver, Colorado to show off their auctioneering talents. Twenty-three contestants sold the same 20 head of cattle over and over again.

The contest was held at hotels until 1967, when it traveled to its first LMA member market. Since then the WLAC has been held at member markets around the U.S. and Canada. Recent locations include Missouri, Montana, Tennessee, Kansas, South Dakota and Alberta, Canada.

Though the rules have changed, the enthusiasm for the competition hasn't. The largest number of entrants in the contest to date was in 1981 when LMA received 105 auctioneer entries. The championship consists of three stages, the regional competition, Semi-finals and the Finals, held each June in conjunction with the LMA Annual Meeting. Contestants competing for the World Champion title must be 18 years old, employed as a livestock auctioneer and sponsored by LMA members who share in the favorable publicity generated by the winners.

LMA is proud to sponsor an event that brings together North America's top livestock auctioneers in a competition that showcased professionalism and promotes the auction method of marketing.

2013
Dustin Focht
Stillwater, Oklahoma

Hosted by
Montgomery Stockyards
Montgomery, Alabama
 

 

2012
Bailey Ballou
Elgin, Oklahoma

Hosted by
Turlock Livestock Auction Yard, Inc.
Turlock, California
  2011
Charly Cummings
Yates Center, Kansas

Hosted by
Upstate Livestock Exchange, LLC
Williamston, South Carolina
2010
Kyle Shobe
Lewistown, Montana

Hosted by
Oklahoma National Stockyards, Inc.
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
  2009
Ty Thompson
Billings, Montana

Hosted by
Fergus Falls Livestock Auction Market, Inc.
Fergus Falls, Minnesota
2008
Matt Lowery
Burwell, Nebraska

Hosted by
Sioux Falls Regional Livestock
Worthing, South Dakota
  2007
Trent Stewart
Redmond, Oregon

Hosted by
Springfield Livestock Marketing Center
Springfield, Missouri
2006
David Macedo
Tulare, California

Hosted by
Escalon Livestock Market, Inc.
Escalon, California
  2005
Ron Kreis
Adamsville, Ohio

Hosted by
Tulsa Stockyards
Tulsa, Oklahoma
2004
Dan Skeels
Rimbey, Alberta

Hosted by
Public Auction Yards
Billings, Montana
  2003
Jon Schaben
Dunlap, Iowa

Hosted by
Blue Grass Stockyards
Lexington, Kentucky
2002
John Korrey
Illif, Colorado

Hosted by
Dunlap Livestock Auction
Dunlap, Iowa
  2001
Shawn Madden
Torrington, Wyoming

Hosted by
OKC West Livestock Market, Inc.
El Reno, Oklahoma
2000
Max Olvera
Turlock, California

Hosted by
Western Stockman's Market, Inc.
Famoso, California
  1999
Rick Machado
Arroyo Grande, California

Hosted by
Western Carolina Livestock Market
Asheville, North Carolina
1998
Lex Madden
Torrington, Wyoming

Hosted by
Central Missouri Sales Company
Sedalia, Missouri
  1997
Joe Frazier
McCook, Nebraska

Hosted by
Fort Pierre Livestock Auction, Inc.
Fort Pierre, South Dakota
1996
Lanny Ireland
Fort Scott, Kansas

Hosted by
Burnt Lake Livestock Mart, LTD
Red Deer, Alberta
  1995
Mike Baxter
Ainsworth, Nebraska

Hosted by
Knoxville Livestock Center, Inc.
Knoxville, Tennessee
1994
Bruce Brock
Battle Creek, Iowa

Hosted by
Atchison County Auction Company
Atchison, Kansas
  1993
Denny Prilipp *
Algona, Iowa

Hosted by
Public Auction Yards
Billings, Montana
1992
Jim Funk
Edgewood, Iowa

Hosted by
Roanoke-Hollins Stockyards
Hollins, Virginia
  1991
Roger Emigh
McCook, Nebraska

Hosted by
Oklahoma National Stockyards
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
1990
Kenneth Wilcox
Amarillo, Texas

Hosted by
Shasta Livestock Auction Yard
Cottonwood, California
  1989
Paul C. Behr
St. Paul, Minnesota

Hosted by
Blue Grass Stockyards
Lexington, Kentucky
1988
Joe Don Pogue
Sulphur Springs, Texas

Hosted by
Amarillo LIvestock Auction Company
Amarillo, Texas
  1987
Jeff Stokes
Port Orchard, Washington

Hosted by
Ontario Stock Yards
Toronto, Ontario
1986
John Rodgers
Tulare, California

Hosted by
Ellensburg Sales Yard
Ellensburg, Washington
  1985
Stenson Clontz
Jerome, Idaho

Hosted by
Humeston Livestock Auction, Inc.
Humeston, Iowa
1984
James Carrithers
Johnson, Kansas

Hosted by
Bales Continental Commission, Inc.
Huron, South Dakota
  1983
Bud Knight
Billings, Montana

Hosted by
Dickson LIvestock Center, Inc.
Dickson, Tennessee
1982
Dan Williams
Boone, North Carolina

Hosted by
Saskatchewan Wheat Pool
Regina, Saskatchewan
  1981
Doug Jaggers
Rushville, Nebraska

Hosted by
St. Paul Union Stockyards
South St. Paul, Minnesota
1980
Dean Schow
Paxton, Nebraska

Hosted by
Templeton Livestock Market
Templeton, California
  1979
Terry Elson
Curtis, Nebraska

Hosted by
Livestock Exchange
Brush, Colorado
 
1978
Charles Cumberlin *
Brush, Colorado

Hosted by
Four Square Markets, Inc.
Marshall, Missouri
  1977
Bobby Russell
Jackson, Mississippi

Hosted by
Calgary Stockyards
Calgary, Alberta
1976
Steve Liptay
Bowmanville, Ontario

Hosted by
New Holland Sales Stables
New Holland, Pennsylvania
  1975
Ron Ball
Brush, Colorado

Hosted by
Arkansas National Stockyards Company
Little Rock, Arkansas
1974
Ralph Wade
Greeley, Colorado

Hosted by
Stockland Livestock Exchange
Spokane, Washington
  1973
Jim Strain
Martin, South Dakota

Hosted by
Norfolk Livestock Market, Inc.
Norfolk, Nebraska
1972
Bob Steffes
Arthur, North Dakota

Hosted by
Tri-County Livestock Company, Inc.
Social Circle, Georgia
  1971
Ronald Woodward
Broken Bow, Nebraska

Hosted by
Port City Stockyards
Sealy, Texas
1970
Parade of Former World Champions

Hosted by
Omaha Stockyards
Omaha, Nebraska
    1969
Archie Moody
Darlington, South Carolina

Hosted by
Monterey Fairgrounds
Monterey, California
1968
Robert Schnell
Lemmon, South Dakota

Hosted by
Interstate Livestock Auction
Seffner, Florida
  1967
Ken Troutt *
Emmett, Idaho

Hosted by
Great Falls Livestock Market
Great Falls, Montana
1966
H. "Skinner" Hardy
Wasco, California

Held in
Grand Hotel
Mackinac Island, Michigan
  1965
Glen Helberg
North Platte, Nebraska

Held in
Muehlebach Hotel
Kansas City, Missouri
1964
Cecil Ward *
Gainsville, Texas

Held in
John Marshall Hotel
Richmond, Virginia

 

  1963
Ed Buckner *
Mexico, Missouri

Held in
Cosmopolitan Hotel
Denver, Colorado

 



                 National Auctioneer Association

              International Auctioneers Champion

 

The International Auctioneer Championship (IAC) was established in 1988. The first IAC Champion was Paul Behr, CAI, of Denver, Colo., in 1988. In 1994, Marcy Goldring of Farmington, Ill., was awarded the first female IAC Champion title when the men's and women's divisions were established. IAC Champions are considered to be "the best of the best" within the auction industry. From livestock and auto auctioneers, to real estate and benefit auctioneers, each auctioneer competes against fellow professionals to be crowned an IAC Champion.

2013
Andy White, Ashland, OH
    2012
Megan Mccurdy, Wichita KS
 
2012
Justin Ochs, Hendersonville, TN
    2012
Lynne Zink, CAI, BAS, CES, Joppa, MD
 
2011
Joseph Mast, CAI, Millersburg, OH
    2011
Camille Booker, CAI, CES, Kennewick, WA
 
2010
Eli Detweiler, Jr., CAI, Ruffin, NC
    2010
Kristine Fladeboe-Duininck, BAS, Spicer, MN
 
2009
Kevin Borger, Hutchinson, KS
    2009
Terri Walker, CAI, BAS, CES, Memphis, TN
 
2008
C.D. "Butch" Booker, Colfax, WA
    2008
Jodi Sweeney, BAS, Waukon, IA
 
2007
Bryan Knox, CAI, GPPA, Decatur, AL
    2007
Denise Shearin, Brandywine, MD
 
2006
John Nicholls, Fredericksburg, VA
    2006
Barbara Bonnette, CAI, AARE, GPPA, Alexandria, LA
 
2005
Carey Aasness, Dalton, MN
    2005
Johnna Wells, Portland, OR
 
2004
Merv Hilpipre, Cedar Falls, IA
    2004
Dawn Wilfong, Goshen, IN
 
2003
Jeff Stokes, Edgewood, WA
    2003
Kaija Kokesh, Palisade, MN
 
2002
William Sheridan, CAI, AARE, GPPA, Mason, MI
    2002
Jill Doherty, Bay Shore, NY
 
2001
Scott Musser, CAI, BAS, Kenniwick, WA
    2001
JillMarie Wiles, CAI, BAS , Canby, OR
 
2000
Mike Espe, Elburn, IL
    2000
Amy Assiter, Alex, OK
 
1999
Wayne Wheat, Fulshear, TX
    1999
Cheri Boots-Sutton, Louisiana, MO
 
1998
Mike Jones, CAI, BAS, GPPA, Dallas, TX
    1998
Pamela Rose, CAI, AARE, Maumee, OH
 
1997
Andy Dunning, Houston, TX
    1997
Lori Kiko, CES, Canton, OH
 
1996
Greg Rice, Coshocton, OH
    1996

Renee Jones, CAI, AARE, BAS, CES, Houston, TX
 
1995
Scott Steffes, CAI, CES, Fargo, ND
    1995
Shannon Mays, AARE, El Dorado Springs, MO
 
1994
Greg Highsmith, Vinita, OK
    1994
Marcy Goldring-Edenburn, Farmington, IL/u>
 
1993
Tracy Sullivan, Prague, OK
   
 
 
1992
Shane Ratliff, Lemont, IL
   
 
 
1991
Spanky Assiter, CAI, AARE, Canyon, TX
   
 
 
1990
Neal Davis, Beebe, AK
       
1989
Marvin Alexander, CAI, Martin, TN
       
1988
Paul C. Behr, CAI, BAS, Denver, CO
       

 

International Junior Auctioneer Champion

The International Junior Auctioneer Championship (IJAC) was established in 2007. Young Auctioneers between the ages of 12 and 18 compete for the title each year at the International Auctioneers Conference & Show.

 

2014
 
    2013
Halie Behr, Grimes, Iowa
 
2012
Julia Sparks, Canyon, TX
   

2011
Curtis Wetovick, Fullerton, NE

 
2010
Nolan Bell, Gray, PA
    2009
Justin Schultis, Fairbury, NE
 
2008
Jacob Barth, Moses Lake, WA
    2007
Trev Moravec, David City, NE
 

  


            

        World Automobile Auctioneer Champion

2013
Trey Gallaway, Bell TX
    2012
Cheri Boots-Sutton, Louisiana, MO
 
2011
Brian Marshall,
    2010
Charlie Adcock,
 
2009
Michael Adcock,
    2008
Dan Schorno,
 
2007
Craig Meier,
    2006
Scott Goodhue,
 
2005
Spanky Assister,
    2004
Pat Long,
 
2003
John Nicholls,
    2002
Jimmy Henry,
 
2001
Ray Holt,
    2000
Barry Wichert,
 
1999
Clint Sherman
    1998
Keven McGlothlen
 
1997
Paul Lund
    1996
Neal Davis
 
1995
Mark Blueziuk
    1994
Gene Radcliffe
 
1993
Jeff Stokes
    1992
Shane Ratliff
 
1991
Scott Adcock,
    1990
Ray Reams,
 
1989
Mike Lambert,
       

 

Greater Midwest Livestock Auctioneer Champion

 

 

2013
Don Helberg - Gering, Nebraska
Host Market: Valentine Livestock Auction
Valentine, Nebraska
    2012
Brandon Neeley - Southside, Alabama
Host Market: Russell Livestock Market
Russell, Iowa
 
2011
Randy Sears - Savage, Montana
Host Market: St Onge Livestock
St Onge, South Dakota
    2010
Russele Sleep - Bedford, Iowa
Host Market: Lanesboro Sales Commission, Inc.
 
2009
Mike Nuss - Minatare, Nebraska
Host Market: Stockman's Livestock Exchange
Dickinson, North Dakota
    2008
Tom Frey - Creston, Iowa
Host Market: Bloomington Livestock Exchange
Bloomington, Wisconsin
 
2007
Brian Little - Wann, Oklahoma
Host Market: Tama Livestock Auction
Tama, Iowa
    2006
Matt Lowery - Burnell, Nebraska
Host Market: Hub City Livestock Auction
Aberdeen, South Dakota
 
2005
Ty Thompson
- Billings, Montana
Host Market: Fergus Falls Livestock Auction Market
Fergus Falls, Minnesota
 
    2004
Doug Dietterle - Meadow, South Dakota
Host Market: Jamestown Livestock Auction Co.
Jamestown, North Dakota
 
2003
Lynn Langvardt - Clay Center, Kansas
Host Market: Equity Cooperative Livestock Sales Assn
Monroe, Wisconsin
 
    2002
John Korrey - Lliff, Colorado
Host Market: Dunlap Livestock Auction Co.
Dunlap, Iowa
 
2001
John Schaben - Dunlap, Iowa
Host Market: Winner Livestock Auction Co
Winner, South Dakota
    2000
Al Wessel - Long Prairie, Minnesota
Host Market: Zumbrota Livestock Auction Market
Zumbrota, Minnesota
 
1999Joe Goggins - Billings, Montana
Host Market: Western Livestock Co.
Dickinson, North Dakota
 
    1998
Gerry Webster - Zumbrota, Minnesota
Host Market: Equity Cooperative Livestock Sales Assn
Sparta, Wisconsin
 
1997
Dan Clark - Winner, South Dakota
Host Market: North Iowa Livestock Exchange, LTD
Garner, Iowa
    1996
Jim Thorpe - Aberdeen, South Dakota
Host Market: Watertown Livestock Auction Inc
Watertown, South Dakota
 
1995
Ted Baum - Elgin, Nebraska
Host Market: Rich Prairie Livestock Exchange
Pierz, Minnesota
    1994
Joe Frazier - McCook, Nebraska
Host Market: Carrington Livestock Auction Market
Carrington, North Dakota
 
1993
Bruce Brock - LeMars, Iowa
Host Market: Equity Cooperative Livestock Sales Assn
Altoona, Wisconsin
    1992
Jim Funk - Edgewood, Iowa
Host Market: Tri-State Livestock
Sioux Center, Iowa
 
1991
Mike Baxter - Ainsworth, Nebraska
Host Market: Aberdeen Livestock Sales Co.
Aberdeen, South Dakota
 
    1990
Lanny Ireland - Ft. Scott, Kansas
Host Market: South St Paul Stockyards
South St Paul, Minnesota
 
1989Paul C. Behr - Denver, Colorado
Host Market: West Fargo Stockyards
West Fargo, North Dakota
 
       

 


    
International Livestock Auctioneer Champion

2014
 
    2013
Justin Gattey,  Canada
 
2012
Brennin Jack, Prince Albert, Saskatchewan
    2011
Rod Burnett Armstrong, British Columbia
 
2010
Tom Frey Creston, Iowa
    2009
Paul Ramirez Tucson, Arizona
 
2008
Peter Raffan Armstrong, British Columbia
    2007
Chance Martin Red Deer, Alberta
 
2006
Matt Lowery Burwell, Nebraska
    2005
Trent Stewart Redmond, Oregon
 
2004
 Brian Little Wann, Oklahoma
    2003
Al Wessel Long Prairie, Minnesota
 
2002
Jon Schaben Dunlap, Iowa
    2001
Randy Searer Sydney, Montana
 
2000
Jim Pennington McFarland, California
    1999
Dan Skeels Rimbey, Alberta
 
1998
John Korrey Iliff, Colorado
    1997
Darin Clagg Stratford, California
 
1996
Joe Frazier McCook, Nebraska
    1995
Ralph Wade Eufaula, Oklahoma
 
1994
Don Raffan Armstrong, British Columbia
    1993
Bruce Brock Battle Creek, Iowa
 
1992
Mike Baxter Ainsworth, Nebraska
    1991
Brant Hurlburt Fort McLeod, Alberta
 
1990
Keith Dinwoodie Armstrong, British Columbia
    1989
Rowlan Hill Phoenix, Arizona
 

 

 

 
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