Bid Calling Champion

2019 Bid-Calling Contest

Champion – Scott Mihalic
Runner-up – Andrew Jossund
3rd – Cody Aasness
4th – Shareif Eisa
5th – Brooke Gillespie

Rookie Champion - Luke Schubert
Ring Person Champion - Bret Walters
Classic Auctioneer - Pat Ediger

I am so humbled and honored to have won the 2019 Minnesota State Auctioneers Contest in Moorhead this past month.  I first competed in 2014 and since then I have meet some of the greatest people and friends from that competition.  Contest like this makes us not only better bid callers but also better people.

I am currently living in Ohio as I mentioned when I won the contest but make New Ulm, Minnesota my home for a week every month to spend time with my children Gabby (9) and Griffin (7).  They were so excited when I called to tell them the news from the contest.  I spent the week before with them until I dropped them at school on Thursday morning.   They talked about the auctioneer contest all week with me and what it would be like and if I would win what a ring would look like.  These are memories I will never forget.  Even though it is not the ideal situation being a 15 hour car ride away I would not trade it for the world. My children are my world and only drive me to be the best that I can.

It is always great to attend a MSAA Conference not only to learn but to reconnect with people and friends I have made along the way.  There is truth behind the saying Minnesota Nice. The kid’s auction on Friday night is always enjoyable to see the kids come and sell every year and the progress that they have made. I would like to that David Whitaker, Dave Thompson and the Minnesota State Auctioneers Association for putting on a great contest and Conference & Show.

Congratulations again to each and every person who competed, and thank you for your kind words and friendship along the way.  I look forward to serving as the Ambassador and representing the State of Minnesota at the International Auctioneers Championship in New Orleans, Louisiana and to continue to promote our great industry in the many years to come!

 

As I leave you always remember…… “Never get so busy making a living that you forget to make a life”.

 

Sincerely,

Scott Mihalic, CAI

2019 Minnesota State Champion Auctioneer

 

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.

Dave Whitaker

2018

Dave Thompson

2017
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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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