2017 World Livestock Auctioneer Championship

The 2017 World Livestock Auctioneer Championship was held at the Public Auction Yards, Billings, Montana on June 17, 2017. 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, RFD-TV 1 hour special and the Awards Banquet. You can also purchase audio CDs of either the Semi-Finals or Finals.

Semi-Finals

Mitch Barthel
Perham, Minnesota
Neil Bouray
Webber, Kansas
Colton Brantley
Modesto, California
Albert Carroll
Downeyville, Ontario
Leon Caselman
Long Lane, Missouri
Lance Cochran
Medford, Oklahoma
Brian Curless
Pittsfield, Illinois
Eric Drees
Nampa, Idaho
Will Epperly
Dunlap, Iowa
Philip Gilstrap
Pendleton, South Carolina
Mike Godberson
Pawnee, Oklahoma
Brandon Hamel
Damar, Kansas
Brennin Jack
Prince Albert, Saskatchewan
Garrett Jones
Los Banos, California
Dan Koupal
Dante, South Dakota
Corey Lawrence
Thorsby, Alberta

 

Wade Leist
Boyne City, Michigan
Cody Lowderman
Macomb, Illinois
Jacob Massey
Petersburg, Tennessee
Blake McDaniel
Tallassee, Alabama
Brandon McLagan
Unionville, Missouri
Justin Mebane
Bakersfield, California
Jared Miller
Leon, Iowa
Daniel Mitchell
Cumberland, Ohio
Lander Nicodemus
Cheyenne, Wyoming
Jay Romine
Mt. Washington, Kentucky
Russele Sleep
Bedford, Iowa
Curtis Wetovick
Fullerton, Nebraska
Tim Yoder
Montezuma, Georgia
Billy Younkin
Cecil, Alabama
Zack Zumstein
Prairie, Idaho

Finals

Colton Brantley
Modesto, California

Brian Curless — champion
Pittsfield, Illinois

Will Epperly — runner-up champion
Dunlap, Iowa

Mike Godberson
Pawnee, Oklahoma

Brennin  Jack
Prince Albert, Saskatchewan

Cody Lowderman — reserve champion & rookie
Macomb, Illinois

Jacob Massey
Petersburg, Tennessee

Justin Mebane
Bakersfield, California

Jared Miller
Leon, Iowa

Russele Sleep
Bedford, Iowa

2017 World Livestock Auctioneer Qualifying Events

The 2017 WLAC Qualifying Events were held at the Lewiston Livestock Market, Inc., Lewiston, Idaho; Dickson Regional Livetock Center, LLC, Dickson, Tennessee; and West Point Livestock Auction, Inc., West Point, Nebraska.

Lewiston, Idaho
September 10, 2016

Ross Annett
Brooks, Alberta
Zach Ballard
Creston, Iowa
Mitch Barthel
Perham, Minnesota
Jake Bettencourt
Hilmar, California
Colton Brantley
Modesto, California
Jake Cheechov
Eugene, Oregon
Colvin Connell
Willard, New Mexico
John Coote
La Grande, Oregon
Chuck Cozzitorto
Hilmar, California
Robert Doan
Wilder, Idaho
Eric Drees
Nampa, Idaho
Will Epperly
Dunlap, Iowa
Steve Goedert
Ronan, Montana
Brandon Hamel
Damar, Kansas
Brennin Jack
Prince Albert, Saskatchewan
Michael Jennings
Condor, Alberta
Garrett Jones
Los Banos, California
Marcus Kent
Dunnellon, Florida
Cody Kirschbaum
Bloomington, Wisconsin
Kale McGuinness
Spokane, Washington
Justin Mebane
Bakersfield, California
Kade Rogge
Rupert, Idaho
Lonnie Rudd
Wilder, Idaho
Russele Sleep
Bedford, Iowa
Scott Werlein
Mondovi, Wisconsin
Kade Wooton
Lake Arthur, New Mexico
Tim Yoder
Montezuma, Georgia
Zack Zumstein
Marsing, Idaho

Dickson, Tennessee
October 17, 2016

Jake  Billington
Twin Falls, Idaho
Chuck Bradley
Rockford, Alabama
Darren Carter
Ninety Six, South Carolina
Leon Caselman
Long Lane, Missouri
Dustin Cotter
Viola, Arkansas
Brent Croom
Dyer, Tennessee
Brian Curless
Pittsfield, Illinois
Shannon Davis
Winnsboro, Texas
Philip Gilstrap
Pendleton, South Carolina
David Hawk
Science Hill, Kentucky
Kirby Hill
Paris, Texs
Travis Holck
Monroe, Wisconsin
Mark Lane
Russellville, Alabama
Wade Leist
Boyne City, Michigan
Leon Martin
Ionia, Iowa
Jacob Massey
Petersburg, Tennessee
Brandon McLagan
Unionville, Missouri
Jeremiah Melson
Savannah, Tennessee
Daniel Mitchell
Cumberland, Ohio
Ben Morgan
Ronceverte, West Virginia
Jeremy Odum
Lumberton, Mississippi
Alex  Popplewell
Russell Springs, Kentucky
Joshua Puffenbarger
Mount Solon, Virginia
Jay Romine
Mt. Washington, Kentucky
Duane Rus
Rock Valley, Iowa
Ethan Schuette
Washington, Kansas
Dustin Smith
Jay, Oklahoma
Seth Waldroup
Westminster, South Carolina
Chad Wilson
Portland, Tennessee
Shane Wolff
Golden Valley, North Dakota
Vernon Yoder
Dundee, Ohio
Tim Yoder
Montezuma, Georgia
Billy Younkin
Cecil, Alabama

West Point, Nebraska
January 16, 2017

Ross Annett
Brooks, Alberta
Jared Anstine
Holden, Missouri
Glenn Berkner
Sleepy Eye, Minnesota
Neil Bouray
Webber, Kansas
Chuck Bradley
Rockford, Alabama
Tom Bradley
Winterset, Iowa
Albert Carroll
Downeyville, Ontario
Lance Cochran
Medford, Oklahoma
Mike Godberson
Pawnee, Oklahoma
Marcus Kent
Dunnellon, Florida
Cody Kirschbaum
Bloomington, Wisconsin
Dan Koupal
Dante, South Dakota
Brian Little
Wann, Oklahoma
Cody Lowderman
Macomb, Illinois
Blake McDaniel
Tallassee, Alabama
Ken McDonald
Indian Head, Saskatchewan
Jared Miller
Leon, Iowa
Bill Nance
Sheldon, Missouri
Lander Nicodemus
Cheyenne, Wyoming
Kirk Otte
Gordon, Nebraska
Lane Rodman
Perkins, Oklahoma
Ethan Schuette
Washington, Kansas
Daren Shumway
Lehi, Arizona
Justin Steward
Wyoming, Iowa
Scott Werlein
Gilmanton, Wisconsin
Curtis Wetovick
Fullerton, Nebraska