Highlights: 2018 IAA Convention Winners & More!

Bid calling

Congrats to all that attended and participated!

The Iowa Auctioneers Association annual convention attracts not only Iowa auction professionals, as well as professional auctioneers from across the country. The three-day event includes seminars from a variety of national speakers. Saturday, Feb. 3 contest where held to name the 2018 Ring Person Champion, the 2018 Rookie Champion, and determine the 2018 Iowa Auctioneer Contest finalists that will go on to compete at the Iowa State Fair in August. 

2018 Ring Person Champion

Si Harbottle, Bryan, TX
1st runner up - Barbie Doering, Hubbard, IA

Also competing in the Ring Person Competition: Douglas Head, Derby; Ben Heaton, Adair; Russell Lamp, Letts; and Mike Spoerl, Sherrill

2018 Rookie Champion

Ben Heaton, Adair, IL
1st runner up - Riley Sieren, Washington, IA

Also competing in the Rookie Competition: Randy Binns, Oskaloosa; Douglas Head, Derby; Lee Hoeft, Charles City; and Zac Sprouse, Bloomfield. 

The Iowa State Fair Finalists’ will compete under actual auction conditions and the general public is invited to join in all the fun. Mark your calendars now to enjoy the excitement and traditions of the state fair while supporting the auction industry as our finalists’ show off their skills and talents. The Iowa State Fair Finals will be held on the Anne & Bill Riley Stage at 9:00 AM on August 14, 2017.

Our 2018 Auctioneer Contest Finalists:

(in alphabetical order)

Joseph Bair, ElkhartRussell Lamp, Letts
Del Beyer, BoydenZachary Laurie, Indianola
Justin Brant, GliddenRodney Perry, Moravia
Curtis Dosland, CalamusChad Shepard, Cedar Falls
Heath Downing, CrestonMike Spoerl, Sherrill
Craig Fawcett, OskaloosaJustin Steward, Wyoming
Jeff Garber, Lincoln, MOTom Watters, Maquoketa
Jeremy Garber, Lincoln, MOTanner Weaver, Lancaster, MO
Alan Good, NewtonDaniel Wilson, Redfield
Craig Hilpipre, Cedar FallsJ.J. Wise, Klemme
Rod Johnson, Cannon Falls, MN 

2018 Advertising Contest Results:

WebsiteBackes Auctioneers & Realty
Real EstateWhitaker Marketing Group
PromotionalWhitaker Marketing Group
FundraisingWhitaker Marketing Group
PhotoHallberg Auction (Jason)
Household & Collectibles Younger Auction Service
Commercial & AgHallberg Auction (Beth)
FacebookYounger Auction Service

Photos and video of our convention are available on our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/IowaAuctioneersAssociation/