Highlights: 2018 IAA Convention Winners & More!
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, Elkhart||Russell Lamp, Letts|
|Del Beyer, Boyden||Zachary Laurie, Indianola|
|Justin Brant, Glidden||Rodney Perry, Moravia|
|Curtis Dosland, Calamus||Chad Shepard, Cedar Falls|
|Heath Downing, Creston||Mike Spoerl, Sherrill|
|Craig Fawcett, Oskaloosa||Justin Steward, Wyoming|
|Jeff Garber, Lincoln, MO||Tom Watters, Maquoketa|
|Jeremy Garber, Lincoln, MO||Tanner Weaver, Lancaster, MO|
|Alan Good, Newton||Daniel Wilson, Redfield|
|Craig Hilpipre, Cedar Falls||J.J. Wise, Klemme|
|Rod Johnson, Cannon Falls, MN|| |
2018 Advertising Contest Results:
|Website||Backes Auctioneers & Realty|
|Real Estate||Whitaker Marketing Group|
|Promotional||Whitaker Marketing Group|
|Fundraising||Whitaker Marketing Group|
|Photo||Hallberg Auction (Jason)|
|Household & Collectibles ||Younger Auction Service|
|Commercial & Ag||Hallberg Auction (Beth)|
|Facebook||Younger Auction Service|