2014 World Livestock Auctioneer Championship

The 2014 World Livestock Auctioneer Championship was held at the Knoxville Regional Livestock Market on June 21, 2014. The contestants that made it to the Semi-Finals and Finals are listed below. You can purchase a DVD video set of the entire Semi-Finals, Finals, Parade of Champions in attendance, RFT-TV 1 hour special and the Awards Banquet. You can also purchase audio CDs of either the Semi-Finals or Finals.

Semi-Finals

Justin Abell
Sigourney, Iowa

A.J. Austin
Paragould, Arkansas

Mitch Barthel
Perham, Minnesota

Darren Carter
Ninety Six, South Carolina

Chuck Cozzitorto
Hilmar, California

Brian Curless
Pittsfield, Illinois

Will Epperly
Lancaster, Kentucky

Justin Gattey — rookie
Consort, Alberta

Philip  Gilstrap
Pendleton, South Carolina

Mike Godberson
Pawnee, Oklahoma

Michael Imbrogno
Fresno, California

Brennin  Jack
Weyburn, Saskatchewan

Garrett Jones
Los Banos, California

Brian Little
Wann, Oklahoma

Blaine Lotz
Edna, Kansas

Jacob Massey
Petersburg, Tennessee

 

Blake McDaniel
Tallassee, Alabama

John McGill
LeGrand, California

Justin Mebane
Bakersfield, California

Daniel Mitchell
Cumberland, Ohio

Brandon Neely
Southside, Alabama

Paul Ramirez
Tucson, Arizona

Jay Romine
Mt.Washington, Kentucky

Duane Rus
Rock Valley, Iowa

Jason  Santomaso
Sterling, Colorado

Tyler Slawinski
McCreary, Manitoba

Russele Sleep
Bedford, Iowa

Preston Smith
Dodge City, Kansas

David Whitaker
Ames, Iowa

Vernon Yoder
Wilmot, Ohio

Billy Younkin
Cecil, Alabama

Finals

Mitch Barthel
Perham, Minnesota

Will Epperly
Dunlap, Iowa

Brennin Jack — runner-up champion
Prince Albert, Saskatchewan

Garrett Jones
Los Banos, California

Blaine Lotz — champion
Edna, Kansas

Brandon Neely
Southside, Alabama

Paul Ramirez
Tucson, Arizona

Jason  Santomaso
Sterling, Colorado

Russele Sleep
Bedford, Iowa

Preston Smith — reserve champion
Dodge City, Kansas

2014 World Livestock Auctioneer Qualifying Events

The 2014 WLAC Qualifying Events were held at the Tulare County Stockyard, Inc., Dinuba, California; Blue Grass Stockyards of Richmond, LLC, Stanford, Kentucky; and Mo-Kan Livestock Market, Inc., Butler, Missouri

Dinuba
October 4, 2013

Justin Abell
Sigourney, Iowa

Jake Bettencourt
Hilmar, California

Jake Billington
Twin Falls, Idaho

Joel Bleeker
Visalia, California

Jake Cheechov
Eugene, Oregon

Chuck Cozzitorto
Hilmar, California

Mike Godberson
Pawnee, Oklahoma

Steve Goedert
Morgan Hill, California

Mike Imbrogno
Fresno, California

Brennin Jack
Prince Albert, Saskatchewan

Travis Johnson
Oakdale, California

Garrett Jones
Los Banos, California

Brooks Knight
Central, Arizona

Joel Machado
Tulare, California

Ken McDonald
Indian Head, Saskatchewan

John McGill
LeGrand, California

Justin Mebane
Bakersfield, California

Paul Ramirez
Tucson, Arizona

Don Rodgers
Bakersfield, California

Daren Shumway
Mesa, Arizona

Tim Sisil
Madera, California

Tyler Slawinski
McCreary, Manitoba

Zack Zumstein
Prairie, Idaho

Stanford
October 21, 2013

Jared Anstine
Holden, Missouri

A.J. Austin
Marmaduke, Arkansas

Alex Belcher
Lick Creek, Illinois

Jake Bettencourt
Hilmar, California

Darren Carter
Ninety Six, South Carolina

Brent Croom
Dyer, Tennessee

Brian Curless
Pittsfield, Illinois

Will Epperly
Dunlap, Iowa

Philip Gilstrap
Pendleton, South Carolina

Mark Lane
Russellville, Alabama

Brian Little
Wann, Oklahoma

Andrew McDowell
Vandalia, Illinois

Daniel Mitchell
Cumberland, Ohio

Brandon Neely
Southside, Alabama

Alex Popplewell
Russell Springs, Kentucky

Henry Redmond
Perkinston, Mississippi

Roger Robinson
Orleans, Indiana

Sean Taflinger
Muncie, Indiana

Garrett Underwood
Louisville, Kentucky

Scott Werlein
Mondovi, Wisconsin

Chad Wilson
Portland, Tennessee

Doug Wilson
Somerset, Kentucky

Vernon Yoder
Wilmot, Ohio

Billy Younkin
Cecil, Alabama

Butler
January 2, 2014

Jared Anstine
Holden, Missouri

Adam Ashby
Nevada, Missouri

Zach Ballard
Creston, Iowa

Mitch Barthel
Perham, Minnesota

Alex Belcher
Lick Creek, Illinois

Leon Caselman
Long Lane, Missouri

Bill Cook
Billings, Montana

Mark Lane
Russellville, Alabama

Kyle Layman
Curtis, Nebraska

Blaine Lotz
Edna, Kansas

Mike ‘Hoss’ Manske
Shattuck, Oklahoma

Brian Marlin
Inola, Oklahoma

Jacob Massey
Petersburg, Tennessee

Blake McDaniel
Tallassee, Alabama

Andrew McDowell
Vandalia, Illinois

Bill Nance
Sheldon, Missouri

Bill Patton
Vienna, Missouri

Freddie Phillips
Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Tim Phipps
Liberal, Missouri

Jay Romine
Mt. Washington, Kentucky

Duane Rus
Rock Valley, Iowa

Jason Santomaso
Sterling, Colorado

Justin ‘J.D.’ Shannon
Mountain Grove, Missouri

Russele Sleep
Bedford, Iowa

Preston, Smith
Dodge City, Kansas

Gabe Spikes
Bowie, Texas

Seth Steinhoff
Smithland, Iowa

Robb Taylor
Ponca City, Oklahoma

Garrett Underwood
Louisville, Kentucky

Scott Werlein
Mondovi, Wisconsin

David Whitaker
Ames, Iowa