Steven Holt Chattanooga, TN
Steven is a second-generation auctioneer with 35 years in the industry as a professional auctioneer. He has conducted over 5,000 auctions in his career and provides professional auction staffing and training nationwide for over 300 auctions per year. He has worked with multiple national corporate accounts including: GE, Sheffield, HSBC and Capital One Financial, Harley-Davidson Motor Company, Ford, GM, Chrysler Nissan, Hyundai, Kia CarMax, Auto Nation, US Marshals and The United States Bankruptcy Court.
He has been awarded numerous championships from the Colorado Auctioneers Association, Tennessee Auctioneers Association, World Automobile Auctioneer Contest, and others. He has held executive positions in several of these organizations as well. Steven is the cofounder of Compass Auctions & Real Estate in Chattanooga, TN. He is also currently the National Auctioneer Manager for National Powersports Auctions. Steven has been married to his wife, Paige, for 29 years and they have three children.
Casey is third generation auctioneer from northeast Oklahoma deeply rooted in the auction industry. He, his wife Brandy, and their two children live on a working ranch in the same town they met and grew up in.
Casey was a graduate of Oklahoma Auction Academy in 1996 at the age of 15 and has pursued the auction lifestyle since. Casey currently conducts around 280 wholesale auto auctions a year, as well as many collector car auctions across the country.
Casey is the 2007 Reserve Oklahoma State Champion Auctioneer, 2008 Oklahoma State Champion Auctioneer. In addition, he has been a multiple time finalist in the National Auctioneers Associations, International Auctioneer Championship. In 2008 he was named World Champion Team Auto Auctioneer Champion, in 2013 Reserve World Auto Auctioneer Champion, and in 2018 World Champion Auto Auctioneer, as well as 2018 World Champion Team Auto Auctioneer Champion. Casey also served as president of the Auto Auctioneers Professional Association for two terms from 2004-2008.
JudgesMatt Sims Edmond, Oklahoma
Matt Sims is a full-time auctioneer and the owner of Matt C. Sims Auction, Inc., an auction and sales management firm that assists breeders in marketing purebred and commercial cattle. Matt’s experience in the auction business has spanned a period of over 30 years, as he has conducted auctions across the United States. A graduate of Oklahoma State University, with a B.S. in Animal Science, where he was also a member of the 1991 National Champion Livestock Judging Team, Matt brings a vast knowledge of agriculture and marketing to his clients and to several other organizations with which he is involved within the auction and livestock industry.
Since becoming a full time auctioneer in 1998, Craig has enjoyed working around the world in almost every facet of the auction industry. He and his wife, Angelia own and operate Champion Auctioneers of Ennis, TX. He conducts over 300 auctions annually selling automobiles, classic autos, real estate, and charity auctions. Craig is an auctioneer for Manheim Dallas, Metro Auto Auction, Alliance Auto Auctions, and Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Auction. Meier can auction in Spanish, as well as English, and is one of the premier Bi-Lingual Auctioneers in the World. He has many championship titles to his credit including 2003 Texas State Auctioneer Champion, 2007 World Automobile Auctioneer Champion, 2019 Battle of the Bluegrass Champion, 2016 US Bid Calling Champion and he was the inaugural champion of the Texas Lone Star Bid Calling Contest. He is also a co-owner of World Wide College of Auctioneering and World Champion Ringman College.
New Plymouth, Idaho
Logan is originally from Southeast Idaho, where he grew up on a purebred and commercial cow-calf operation. He attended Utah State University and received degrees in Animal Science and Ag Business. Upon graduation, he spent time with the American Angus Association covering the Southwest region. Next, Logan moved into marketing and advertising sales for Western Livestock Journal. Last summer, he was named President of Western Livestock Journal. Western Livestock Journal is a weekly publication which goes out to 20,000 subscribers. Logan works approximately 120 sales a year and truly believes in the auction system as the best way to market.
Andy Baumeister email@example.com (512) 902-3540
Andy is an auctioneer from Lampasas, TX.
Dustin Bradford firstname.lastname@example.org (256) 298-1298
Dustin Bradford is from Arab, AL. He was the 2020 Alabama State Champion Auctioneer, 2019 World Automobile Auctioneer Championship
Rising Star Award Recipient, and 2021 World Automobile Auctioneer Championship Finalist. Dustin is a first-generation auctioneer, who sells weekly automobile auctions, livestock and equipment sales. He and his wife, Melanie have two sons, Justice and Tyler.
ContestantsDavid Coleman email@example.com (936)661-3411
David was born into the auction industry, as his dad was a livestock auctioneer and owned a livestock auction. He graduated from Texas A&M University in 2000 and immediately went to Mendenhall School of Auctioneering. Since then, David has made his living in the auction industry selling livestock, real estate, automobiles, and equipment. Currently, David is part owner in Coleman & Patterson, a real estate and auction company, and he continues to sell four auto auctions every week. Madisonville, TX is where he calls home with his beautiful wife and two boys. David is the current 2022 Texas Auctioneer Association State Champion.
Pete is a 2014 graduate of The McLennan Community College Auctioneer Academy in Waco, Tx. He sells weekly horse sales in Elkhart, TX, as well as benefit auctions throughout the year. He is a big advocate for supporting live auctions and teaching youth. He recently started competing in auctioneering competitions to learn and challenge himself.
ContestantsMarcela Davila firstname.lastname@example.org
Marcela is a professional bilingual auctioneer with residency in New Mexico, and 10 years of experience in the auction industry. She graduated from World Wide College of Auctioneering and Professional Ringman Institute. Marcela has been head auctioneer for ADESA Mexico City for the past seven years. She is the founder of Lucerna Auction, a benefit auction company focused on Spanish Speaking Markets; in addition, she co-owns Kelmar Auction with her husband Kelton Alvord and sells monthly at RG Munn Auction, both specialized in Native American Art. She is a three time International Auctioneer Championship (IAC) competitor, 2018 Rising Star of the Year Award recipient, and 2021 IAC Reserve Champion.
Garrett is a second-generation auctioneer who began working in the auction industry after graduating high school. He attended the Texas Auction Academy in 2011 expanding his abilities within the auction industry. After a couple of years, he began working for Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers. Throughout his tenure, he has held the positions of Yard Staff Auction Coordinator and Yard Manager. After relocating twice, he is currently the Yard Manager of Ritchie Bros. Fort Worth, TX, as well as Bullpen Auctioneer US. Garrett loves to exercise his talent by conducting charity auctions throughout Texas and the Western States.
ContestantsRusty Durham email@example.com
Rusty was raised in New Deal, TX and showed Shorthorn cattle from Texas to Michigan. He attended Clarendon College and graduated the from the Ranch and Feedlot program. After college, he took on a career with BNSF Railway and worked for the railroad for 12 years. After the railroad work, he decided to attend World Wide College of Auctioneering in February 2019. “The ag industry has always been top of mind, and that is where I am trying to hang my hat. I have also acquired a Texas real estate license in 2021,” he says. Currently he is a fulltime realtor and auctioneer. He has had the pleasure of working cattle, automobile, farm, and the most fun of all of course — charity/fundraisers. His goal is to add real estate to that list.
ContestantsKyle Dykes firstname.lastname@example.org
Kyle Dykes was born and raised in Killeen, TX. In 2011, just after his freshman year at Texas A&M University (TAMU), Kyle graduated from the Texas Auction Academy in Dallas, TX. After graduating from TAMU in December of 2013, Kyle was able to combine his love for both the cattle business and the auction industry by working as the Commercial Marketing Coordinator for the International Brangus Breeders Association. Kyle became a full-time auctioneer in October of 2016 and he currently works weekly auto auctions, while also conducting a wide variety of sales, including estate sales, livestock auctions, benefits, and consignment sales, to name a few. Kyle is also a licensed realtor with Williams Trew RE Fort Worth. Kyle is the 2017 Texas State Champion Auctioneer. He currently resides in Fort Worth, Texas with his wife, Emily and son, Leo.
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Trey is from Belton, TX and is owner of Central Texas Auction Services LLC and Central Texas Auction and Realty. Trey makes 100% of his living in the auction and real estate business. He works six car auctions per week in the Dallas and Ft Worth Area for America’s Auto Auction, CarMax Auctions, Manheim, and Metro Auto Auction He also owns his own Auction and Real Estate Company in Belton. Trey is the 2010 Texas State Champion Auctioneer, 2013 World Automobile Auctioneer Champion, 2019 and 2022 Texas State Champion Team Auctioneer.
Shawn Hamilton firstname.lastname@example.org (817) 559-5569
Shawn, who grew up on the family ranch, raising registered Angus cattle, began his auction career selling livestock and farm equipment. After graduating college, he was soon invited to the dealer auto auctions, where Shawn spent 25+ years selling four to five sales every week. He continues his long auction career selling benefit charity auctions across the country supporting schools, hospitals and various fundraising foundations. Shawn and his wife of 32 years, live in Granbury, TX close to their two grown children and their first granddaughter.
email@example.com (972) 935-4136
Jarod Hamm is an auctioneer and owner of M&M Auctioneering in Ennis, TX. Jarod is known for providing auction services since 2010 as a contract auctioneer for various auto auctions and non-profit organizations across the state. He has a true passion for the auction industry, serves on the board for the state association, and considers it the highest honor and privilege to be considered a Texas state licensed auctioneer.
Megan is a first generation auctioneer from a long line of cattle producers in East Texas that graduated from America’s Auction Academy in September 2021. In her first year of auctioneering, she raised thousands of dollars for various charitable causes and organizations in Texas working benefit auctions. Known as “The Land Lady” she also owns a land and ranch real estate firm and auction company with focuses in Texas, Mexico, and Costa Rica. When she isn’t selling ranches or raising money, Megan spends her me riding horses, traveling internationally, shindig of all kinds, hunting, cooking, and volunteering with the local 4-H groups and equine therapy programs.
Schoenst Kaspar, BAS, CAI, GRI, SRES firstname.lastname@example.org (979) 421-0325
Heather Schoenst Kaspar is a highly respected and experienced auction professional who has been in the industry since 2011. She is known for her high energy, professional demeanor and friendly attitude, as well as her talent as an auctioneer. In 2021, Heather was named the Texas State Reserve Champion Auctioneer. In addition to her work as an auctioneer, Heather is also a real estate broker and operates her business out of Carmine, TX. She focuses primarily on real estate sales, but also conducts online equipment consignment auctions and serves as fundraising auctioneer and consultant for various non-profit organizations. Heather is married to Kyle and they have three children, Kylee, Heath and Hunter. Heather is strong in her faith and is passionate about sharing it with others. To learn more about Heather, visit www.buckupauctions.com.
Wade is a second generation auctioneer that started competing in auction contests in 2014 and has since collected six championships including International Livestock Auctioneer Champion, Greater Midwest Livestock Auctioneer Champion, and No Borders Livestock Auctioneer Champion. Wade sells livestock in Michigan and South Dakota and also conducts dozens of charity auctions throughout the United States for a wide variety of nonprofit organizations. Wade enjoys all aspects of the auction industry and believes that auction contests are a great way to improve the auction industry. Wade and his wife, Sarah, have four daughters and reside in Boyne City, MI, where they enjoy riding horses and working for the family auction businesses.
Matt grew up in the auction business as a second generation auctioneer, selling cars, livestock, farm and antique auctions. He is now one of Mecum Auctions main auctioneers selling collector and muscle cars all over the country for more than 22 years.
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Sixto Paiz resides in Portales, New Mexico with his wife Kourtney and two kids, Beaux and Lilli. Sixto sells cattle, cars, and equipment across New Mexico, Texas, and Oklahoma. He is a 2020-2022 WLAC top ten finalist and most recently won the 2023 WLAC Qualifying Event in Windsor, MO. He is the 2022 Reserve Champion at the Winter Livestock King Of the Ring competition and also is the 2022 No Borders Livestock Auctioneer Champion.
firstname.lastname@example.org (940) 736-7322
Cody Perkins is an auctioneer from Callisburg, TX, who graduated from World Wide College of Auctioneering in 2014 in Mason City, IA and also from Texas Auction Academy in 2015 in Dallas, TX. Cody works with organizations in his area auctioning benefit and fundraising events. Cody works full-time for RRR Ranch in Dexter, TX managing their cattle and exotics.
Dr. Josh Phelps
email@example.com (865) 548-2832
Dr. Josh Phelps is an awardwinning competitive and contract auctioneer based in Oklahoma City, OK. He is the founder and principal auctioneer of K-A Auctioneers LLC and Phelps Fundraising Auctions LLC, as well as the principal auctioneer for Kirk Angel Inc, where he is a licensed Realtor. Josh is honored to hold the designation of 2022 Champion Professional Bid Caller for the Oklahoma State Auctioneers Association and the Kansas Auctioneers Association, as well as 2021 Champion Team Auctioneer in Oklahoma. Outside the auction industry, Josh has enjoyed a fruitful career as a singer, voice teacher, and conductor, which has provided him with a wealth of technical knowledge and experience in the areas of vocal health and production and performance analysis and psychology that he is eager to share with auction industry colleagues at all levels. Josh is a graduate of the Mendenhall School of Auctioneering, a founding faculty instructor at the Oklahoma Auctioneering School, and has been honored to be a featured presenter for auctioneer gatherings in Oklahoma, Arkansas, Kansas, and Missouri. Josh is married to internationally-celebrated trumpeter, Dr. Lacey Phelps. In their time away from music engagements and auctions, they spend their time traveling, scuba diving, antique tractor pulling, and lovingly enjoying life with their rescue dogs, Gracey and Toto.
ContestantsJordan Randall firstname.lastname@example.org
Jordan Randall grew up and lived in Martinsville, TX, until he met and married his beautiful wife and best friend, Savanna Randall, in 2021. They welcomed their little girl, Memphis Marie, into the world in 2022 and currently reside in Donie, TX. Jordan has always dreamed of being an auctioneer. In 2021, his dream came true as he became one of the auctioneers at Elkhart Horse Auctions and he occasionally auctioneers the weigh cows at Nacogdoches Livestock Exchange. He is very thankful for everyone who has allowed him to do what he loves. He greatly appreciates his parents, Shane and Kathleen Randall, who always backed and supported him even through auctioneering school. His motherin-law, Donna Thomas, allows him to auctioneer at Elkhart Horse Auctions and to his wife and daughter, who have supported and encouraged him along the way.
Matthew Sandmann email@example.com (580)775-3539
Matthew is a first-generation auctioneer. He is the lead auctioneer and owner of Sandmann Auction LLC. Matthew not only is the lead auctioneer, but also manages the marketing strategies for auction sales, as well as, managing and contracting auctions to help his community. Matt is the 2021 Arkansas Bid Calling Champion and two-time ringman champion. He is the current president of the Oklahoma State Auctioneer Association. Matt grew up in southeastern Oklahoma raising cattle and pecans. He was raised in Atoka County, and he, his wife, Dawna, and daughters continue raising cattle near Lane, OK.
Hudson Sisk firstname.lastname@example.org (361)354-0112
Hudson Sisk is a licensed full-time auctioneer and PRI certified ringman from George West, TX. Born in the auction industry, a second generation auctioneer next to his dad—John Sisk at John Sisk Auctioneer’s, Inc. Hudson sells heavy equipment, vehicles, real estate, and personal property. After graduating from America’s Auction Academy in 2019, he’s already a back-to-back state finalist and won the 2022 Texas State Rookie Championship at the TAA convention. When Hudson’s not calling bids, you can find him fishing on the Gulf Coast with his dog, Anabelle.
Brett is from Mount Pleasant, TX and is involved in several areas of the auction business.
My name is Blair Thompson, I’m originally from Amarillo, TX. I am now living in Marietta OK, where I own and run my business BT Horse Company, specializing in training, showing and selling reining horses. This is my first year in the auction business since I went to World Wide College of Auctioneering last July. I’ve had the pleasure of working with some of the greatest people in the business doing everything from ringing to reading pedigrees and selling on the block at horse sales and benefits auctions.
email@example.com (580) 370-0711
Tony “empowers organizations
fundraising.” Specializing in Pre-Event Consulting & Energetic “Auctiontainment,” he has over 20 years of experience providing professional assistance to organizations who seek a positive impact in their fundraising. He is active in professional associations on the state and national level, has earned the Certified Auctioneers Institute & Benefit Auction Specialist designations from National Auctioneers Association, all to fulfill his purpose of “Funding a Better World.”
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Small stamped sterling silver box with a natural turquoise stone perfect for small treasures. It’s lined with velvet. Along with a Native American Money clip that measures approximately 2” x 1”. Navajo overlay hand crafted by artist Genevieve Jones, out of genuine sterling silver and 12 Karat Gold Filled.
Pride Of The West Decanter Set Limited-edition! Buffalo nickel-inspired decanter set with 12K gold-rimmed glasses. Custom bronze-toned sculptural Buffalo stopper. Satin gift box.
DAVILA Pendleton Prairie Rush Hour Muchacho Wool Baby Blanket
Brown, One Size.
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“Canoncito Band of Navajo”
Sterling silver and copper cross with handstand design and turquoise stone, signed by Randy Secatero.
Catchfly Studio Leather Handbag
This purse contains multiple pockets for increased storage and organization on-the-go. This bag also contains two concealed carry handgun pockets. With its beautiful design; it’s the perfect choice for style yet, practical for any lady.
Come And Take It Basket!
This basket contains two throw pillows with the ‘Come And Take It’ design stitched in each one. AA 52”x34” tapestry throw stitched with the ‘Come And Take It’ design, and a set of two 9.5 oz rocks glasses with the ‘Come And Take It’ design printed on each one.
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The Thermopen One
This is the chef’s choice for getting your protein cooked perfectly! With a bright LED display get your steaks temp in ONE second.
The Spyderco Delica
A stainless steel lock blade knife features a hefty ergonomic handle and clip which is perfect for your everyday carry knife.
This is a handmade leather belt, hand-tooled by Cheaney Tack in Gainesville, TX. The belt will be a basket stamp hand stitched and made to the size of your choice.
Handmade and hand cut split ear headstall made by Cheaney Tack in Gainesville, TX. This picture is for illustration purposes only, style may vary.
Very hard to find twisted bar correction that has the old fashion cow horse S shank. This has as a great feel for the older seasoned horse.
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WISELY Flag/Coin Display
This 19” x 37” wooden flag/ coin display is a patriotic tribute to the tradition of exchanging challenge coins originating in the military and common in law enforcement and other professions.
WISELY John Deere Starter Kit
This John Deere three pack starter kit will kickstart your favorite youngsters very own equipment dealership or setup their farming operation for hours of endless “imaginetainment.”