Live blogging the Kansas Auctioneers Association bid-call contest

Last year’s live blog from the Kansas State Fair worked, but we tried to go completely live using coveritlive.com last August for the regional competition. We weren’t impressed, mainly because it required Flash. This year, we’re going to try for both live and simplicity by using our favorite real-time device, FriendFeed. You’ll get the status updates as they happen through FriendFeed, as well as the pictures from Flickr. Because it’s a FriendFeed group, anyone can login to FriendFeed and comment, so feel free to jump in and ask questions or leave comments.

Flickr pictures

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Roster in contest order:

1. Eric Blomquist, Assaria, KS
2. Lance Kinderknecht, Almena, KS
3. Thomas Lindsay, Jr, Shawnee, KS
4. Justin Schultis, Fairbury, NE
5. Kevin Ediger, Windom, KS
6. Lance Fullerton, ElDorado, KS
7. Todd Borgmeyer, Norfolk, NE
8. Brady James, Council Grove, KS
9. Jeffery Temme, Petersburg, NE
10. Megan McCurdy, Wichita, KS
11. Mike Boesker, Halstead, KS
12. Charly Cummings, Yates Center, KS
13. John Kisner, Hays, KS
14. Russell Puchalla, Rosa, NE
15. Aaron Traffas, sharon, KS
16. Ty Mitchell, Oxford, KS
17. Douglas Kasselman, Spearville, KS

Tonight we’ll aggregate the activity and update this post to include all the comments and pictures in the actual post and remove the FriendFeed widget.

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Aaron Traffas, CAI, ATS, CES

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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.