(Aurora, NE) The Nebraska Auctioneers Association (NeAA), a 230-member trade organization representing the auctioneering profession of Nebraska, announced the winners of the 2010 Bid Calling & Ringman Championship on Sunday, August 1, 2010. The Championship Competition was held in conjunction with the Hamilton County Fair in Aurora, Nebraska. Twenty-nine contestants competed for the title of Bid Calling Champion and nine contestants competed for the Ringman Champion title in a live auction with more than 300 spectators in attendance.
The Bid Calling competitors were judged on presentation, chant, voice quality, body language, and other elements of effective auctioneering along with a personal interview. Justin Schultis, Schultis & Son, Inc, Fairbury, NE, won the title of Champion. The Reserve Champion was Tyler Runge, Buss Action & Realty Co., Columbus, NE. Placing Runner- up was Regina Andrijeski, Brott Auction Service, Curtis, NE. Receiving the Rookie of the Year award was Jeremy Crozier, Gary Juranek & Associates Auctioneers, Persia, IA.
The Ringman competitors were judged on presentation, enthusiasm, audience observation, and communication with the auctioneer along with an personal interview. Winning the Ringman Championship title was Russell Puchalla, Heartland Auction Co., Roca, NE.