Bid Calling Champion

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2017 Bid-Calling Contest

Champion – Dave Thompson
Runner-up – Brandon Nelson
3rd – Cody Aasness
4th – Ray Henry
5th – Scott Gillespie

MSAA Members,

I’m extremely excited and truly blessed to have been selected as MSAA’s 2017 Champion Auctioneer.  As a proud member of Minnesota State Auctioneers Association, I have a great respect for our members, the education we receive and as a first generation Auctioneer, the inspiration, support and opportunities I have received from so many of you since I attended my first Conference & Show

I was honored to share the stage with amazing auction professionals whom I respect and admire. We all share the same passion and desire to challenge ourselves to be the best, while learning and improving along the way.  Theodore Roosevelt said, “Believe you can and you’re halfway there”.  During the pre-competition meeting, past champions Isaac Schultz, Paul McCartan and Austin Bachmann shared with us that we were there because we believe in ourselves and our abilities to be the next Champion Auctioneer.  Continue to believe!

In 2018, we’ll celebrate the 30th year of the Auctioneer contest in Morehead, MN.  I encourage you to consider entering and/or encourage someone you know to enter the contest.  This truly is a great opportunity to promote live bid calling, share your talent and learn from others while networking with the best.  I look forward to serving as this year’s Ambassador as well as have opportunities to promote our great industry.  Here’s to a great year with President Vince Bachmann leading the way and new Directors, Curt Werner, Michael Imholte & Glenn Trautman II, joining the board.

Thanks again, Dave

Past Champions

Hall of Champions
The Hall of Champions is reserved for the current and past Minnesota State Champion Auctioneer. Each Champion was awarded the honor of State Champion Auctioneer at the Minnesota Champion Auctioneer Contest. The contest is the showcase public event held each year at the annual Conference and Show. The contest consists of two divisions – Champion and Rookie. The Champion Auctioneer is determined through a preliminary round of selling three items and a final round of selling three items and answering three interview questions. This winner of this contest represents the industry throughout the coming year and joins a very select group of men and women in Minnesota who hold the title of Minnesota State Champion Auctioneer and are enshrined in the Hall of Champions.

Issac Schultz

2016
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Tammy Tinsland

2015
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John Kuchera

2014
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Andrew Bachmann

2013
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Austin Bachmann

2012
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Kurt Johnson

2011
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Matt Schultz

2010
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Paul McCartan

2009
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Jolene Jokela-Veo

2008
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Rod Johnson

2007
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Kristine Fladeboe-Dunnink

2006
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Kaija Kokesh

2005
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Mike Schultz

2004
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Troy Orr

2003
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Carl Radde

2002
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Mitchell Siemers

2001
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Matt Maring

2000
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Bob Helbling

1999
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Loren Seifert

1998
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Vince Bachmann

1997
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Tracy Holland

1996
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Dennis Biliske

1995
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LaDon Henslin

1994
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Scott Steffes

1994
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Cary Aasness

1992
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Larry Kroshus

1991
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Jim Fahey

1990
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Al Wessel

1989
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