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Congratulations to our Iowa State Champion Auctioneer


Jared Chambers of Corydon, IA was awarded the title ‘Iowa State Champion Auctioneer’ on Tuesday, August 15, 2017 at the Iowa State Fair during the Auctioneer Contest Finals. 

The top five finalists – Kam Hartstack of Clarinda, 3rd runner up, Justin Steward of Wyoming, 2nd runner up, Jordan Cannon, Central City, 1st runner up, and Jeff Graber of Lincoln, MO, reserve champion.

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State Fair Semi Finals & Final Auction

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To make it to the Iowa State Champion Auctioneer contest each August, IAA members batten in our preliminary contest during the IAA Annual Convention in February.  Our top 20 advance to the finals at the Iowa State Fair. Five judges officiate the final round at the Iowa State Fair. Contestants are rated on speed, bid calling ability, salesmanship, and appearance. This August 15 at 9 AM our contestants will be auctioning off 55 Kolbalt tool packages donated by Lowe's Companies, Inc. Proceeds will benifit 3 of Iowa's childeren hospitals. 

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The Iowa Auctioneer Association (IAA) is raising money to benefit three children’s hospitals in Iowa and Minnesota as part of their annual Iowa State Champion Auctioneers Contest at the Iowa State Fair.

The contest will take place Tuesday, August 15 at 9:00 a.m. at the Anne and Bill Riley Stage, just north of the Walnut Center & Iowa Craft Beer Tent. This contest is held under normal auction conditions, is open to the public, and free to watch. The public is encouraged to participate. All proceeds will benefit Blank Children’s Hospital of Des Moines, University of Iowa Children’s Hospital in Iowa City, and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in the Twin Cities.

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