Meet the Top 20 Auctioneers in the Midwest


During the preliminary auctioneer's contest at the Iowa Auctioneers Association's annual convention, twenty of the best auctioneers in the state and midwest are chosen to battle it out at the Iowa State Fair. This year we decided to bring one more. Twenty-one professional auctioneers will be vying for the top spot of "Iowa State Auctioneers Champion" on the Anne & Bill Rilley Stage. Given the level of precision and professionalism, it takes to earn a spot in the state fair finals gives spectators a sense of the talent they can expect to see. 

The finals are held under normal auction conditions and each contestant will sell their assigned items to the crowd - rain or shine. Each of our contestants is a dedicated professional auctioneer, some first generation, some fourth, but each brings the spirit and drive of a true professional. Below you will find our list of contestants with photos and bios. Each contestant is a member of the Iowa Auctioneers Association and other members can be found on our "Find An Auctioneer" page at Click on the below contestant to view bio page.

A full list of 2018 Convention contest winners can be found here -

Photos of the 2018 Convention -