State Champion Competition
2023 State Champion
Lake Boehm is the Location Manager at Hansen Auction Group’s yard in Princeton, MN. He graduated from the Reppert School of Auctioneering in late 2019 and holds auctioneering licenses in WI, MN, and IN.
He is deeply passionate about the auction industry and values both the online platform as well as the live bid call aspects of the business. In his free time, Lake enjoys fly fishing and hunting with traditional archery equipment. He currently resides in Cambridge, MN with his wife Emilie.
In 1999, the contest was changed to the “Wisconsin State Auctioneer Champion” contest. Unlike the first nine years, the contest now includes interviews with the finalists.
Wisconsin Auctioneers Association
What to Expect
Entry Form & Fees
Prizes and Recognitions
Winner Duties & Responsibilities
2022 – Seth Adams, Prairie du Chien, WI
2020/2021 – Ryan Adams, Gays Mills, WI
2019 – Jenny Gehl; North Prairie, WI
2018 – Kathy Packard, Antigo, WI
2017 – David Allen, Cross Plains, WI
2016 – Jim Gavin, Reedsburg, WI
2015 – Steve Strey, Osseo, WI
2014 – Dave Koning, Monroe, WI
2013 – Bryan Mergen, Wausau, WI
2012 – Carol Wagenson, New Lisbon, WI
2011 – Tim Miller, Merton, WI
2010 – Carol Miller, Oconomowoc, WI
2009 – Scott Welein, Mondovi, WI
2008 – Wayne Yoder, Wautoma, WI
2007 – Rod Johnson, Cannon Falls, MN
2006 – O.D. Holley, Rock City, IL
2005 – Randy Gill, Hullsburg, WI
2004 – Timothy A Slack, Lancaster, WI
2003 – Carl Theorin, Wausau, WI
2002 – Craig Otto
2001 – Randy Filer, CAI, Helenville, WI
2000 – Mike Espe, Elburn, IL
State Championship Contest History
The forerunner to this contest was the “State Fair Bid-Calling Contest,” started in 1991 by the “singing auctioneer” Le Roy Van Dyke and the late Roy D. Holler, a past president of the Wisconsin Auctioneers Association. During the first nine years, contestants were judged only on their bid calling.
In 1999, the contest was changed to the “Wisconsin State Auctioneer Champion” contest, a preliminary competition to the International Auctioneer Championship conducted at the National Auctioneers Association Conference and Show. Unlike the first nine years, the contest now includes interviews with the finalists.
Past Senior and State Fair Champions
Senior Champion Auctioneers
2005 – Ray Gevelinger
2006 – Jack Hines, AARE
2007 – Johnny O. Johnson
2008 – David Gerlach, ASA
2009 – Harry Betthauser
2010 – Joe Bunczak
2011 – Lyle Wanless
2012 – Allen VanDyke
2013 – John Spies
State Fair Champion Bid Callers
1999 – Bruce Bieri, CAI, AARE
1998 – Timothy Slack, CAI
1997 – Randy Gill
1996 – Larry Teasdale
1995 – Carl Theorin
1994 – Eli Detweiler, CAI
1993 – Mark Mueller
1992 – Kris Majeski
1991 – John Marg
International Champion Auctioneers
2000 – Mike Espe
2005 – Eli Detweiler, CAI, First Runner-Up
1994 – *Pat Massart, CAI First Runner-Up
WAA Champions in the News
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