​Holvoet and Gadbow Top 2020 Iowa Auctioneers Convention Contests


This year’s Iowa Auctioneers Association annual convention was jam-packed with classes, competition, and camaraderie. The Iowa Auctioneers Association is proud to announce the winners of the multiple competitions held at their annual convention on January 24-26, 2020.

Rookie Champion: Mason Holvoet, Wever, Iowa. Also competing in the Rookie Competition was Lydia Lamp, Letts, Iowa; Jake Goecke, Marshalltown, Iowa; Douglas Head, Derby, Iowa; and Lee Hoeft, Charles City, Iowa.

Ring Person Champion: Katie Gadbaw, Ames, IA. Also competing in the Ring Competition was Tony Wisely, Perry, Oklahoma; Lee Hoeft, Charles City, Iowa; Jim Markham, Holy Cross, Iowa; Barbie Doering, Hubbard, Iowa; and Chad Shepard, Cedar Falls, Iowa.

During the Iowa Auctioneers Association’s three-day event, the attendees heard from nationally recognized speakers including John Schultz, AMM, of Grafe Auction Company in Spring Valley, Minnesota. Schultz is a 20-year auction veteran and has experienced firsthand the impact changing consumer trends have in the auction industry. Other guest speakers included Junior Staggs, CAI is a first-generation auctioneer and the 2019 Arkansas State Champion.

Rookie Contest Participants


Left to right: Jake Douglas Goecke, Marshalltown; Mason Holvoet, Wever-Champion; Lydia Lamp, Letts; Lee Hoeft, Charles City, and Douglas Head, Derby


Ring Person Champion


TJ DeMoss (left), 2020 IAA board president and Katie Gadbaw (right), Ames, Iowa, 2020 Ring Champion