2009 International Auctioneer Championship Finalists

Overland Park, Kan. July 17, 2009 – Eighty-eight auctioneers from across the United States competed today in the preliminary rounds of the 21st International Auctioneer Championship competition. The competition is sponsored by the National Auctioneers Association and occurs during the 60th annual International Auctioneers Conference and Show. The IAC finals will begin at 7 p.m. today at the Overland Park Convention Center. To view live streaming video of the IAC finals visit www.naameeting.com.

Men’s Division Finalists: (Alphabetical Order)
Paul Adams, CAI – Middleton, ID
Kevin Borger – Hutchinson, KS
Cory Craig – Troylorville, IL
Eli Detweiler, Jr., CAI – Ruffin, NC
Rodney Johnson, AARE, BAS – Cannon Falls, MN
Cody Lowderman – Colchester, IL
Joseph Mast – Millersburg, OH
Paul McCartan – Rochester, MN
Trev Moravec – Lincoln, NE
Mike Nuss – Gering, NE
Troy Orr – Jamestown, ND
Zach Shelley – Haure de Grace, MD
Kevin Teets, CAI, CES – Mt. Clare, WV
Andy White – Ashland, OH
Mark Younger – Maryville, MO

Women’s Division Finalists: (Alphabetical Order)
Regina Andrijeski – Curtis, NE
Camille Booker, CAI – Richland, WA
Kristine Duininck, BAS – Spicer, MN
Anita Younger-Espey – Maryville, MO
Letitia Frye – Scottsdale, AZ
Heidi Hill, BAS, CES – Union, OR
Terri Walker, CAI, BAS, CES – Memphis, TN

Perhaps the most attended event of the International Auctioneers Conference and Show, the competition began in 1988 with the first IAC title being awarded to Paul C. Behr, CAI, of Denver, Colo. The IAC Women’s Division began in 1994, which was won by Marcy Goldring-Edenburn, CAI, of Farmington, Ill.

The top male and female winners of the IAC receive a cash prize of $10,000, trophy, and ring. The IAC competitors are judged on their presentation, chant, voice timbre, body language, and other performance elements of effective auctioneering. Participants are also judged on their answers of interview questions.

This entry was posted in announcements and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink.

Aaron Traffas, CAI, ATS, CES

twitter.com/traffas | aarontraffas.com | aarontraffasband.com

Aaron Traffas, CAI, AMM, CES, is an auctioneer from Medicine Lodge, Kansas. He is currently community evangelist for Purple Wave in Manhattan, Kansas. Aaron serves as the current president of the Kansas Auctioneers Association and in the past has served on the National Auctioneers Association Education Institute Board of Trustees. He is a past instructor at CAI and co-wrote and instructed the ATS designation course from NAA. He currently instructs the Internet Auction Methods course offered by the NAA. An active contract bid caller, he has competed in multiple state auctioneer contests including placing twice within the top 5 in Kansas. During the summer, Aaron operates a farm in south central Kansas. Aaron is an active singer and songwriter and the Aaron Traffas Band's latest release, Enter: The Wind, can be found at iTunes, Amazon and Spotify.
  • guaranteedwinner

    I would like to enter the next competition. Please contact me at [email protected] with the details concerning admittance.