Many International, National and State Champion Auctioneers as well as industry leaders proudly started their careers here at Western College of Auctioneering.  Below are just a few…

Jeff Stokes

Champ

2003 Men’s International Champion Auctioneer

1993 World Champion Automobile Auctioneer

1987 World Champion Livestock Auctioneer

Ty Thompson

Champ

2009 World Auctioneer Livestock Champion

Kyle Shobe

Champ

2010 World Champion Livestock Auctioneer

2006 Wyoming State Champion Auctioneer

2005 Montana State Champion Auctioneer

Nick Bennett, CAI, BAS

Champ

2014 Montana State Champion Auctioneer

2017 US Bid Calling Champion 

Merton Musser, CAI, AARE, GPPA, BAS, ATS

Champ

2019 Montana Auctioneers Association Hall of Fame

1999, 2009 and 2015 Montana State Champion Auctioneer

Marilyn Burns, CAI

Champ

2004 Montana State Champion Auctioneer

2017 Wyoming Hall of Fame

Randy Searer

Champ

2001 International Champion Livestock Auctioneer

2011 Greater Midwest Champion Livestock Auctioneer

1993 Montana State Champion Auctioneer

Scott Musser, CAI

Champ

2001 International Champion Auctioneer

2011 Washington Bid Calling Champion

Blaine Lotz

Champ

2014 World Champion Livestock Auctioneer

Jake Cheechov

Champ

2003 and 2005 Oregon State Champion Auctioneer

Jack Bowser

Champ

2000 Montana State Champion Auctioneer

Mark Lacher

Champ

2003 Wyoming/Montana State Champion Auctioneer

1991 and 1989 Montana State Champion Auctioneer

1984 Montana State Champion Merchandise Auctioneer

Kevin Gardner

Champ

1995 and 1990 Montana State Champion Auctioneer

1983 Montana State Champion Merchandise Auctioneer

Ed Hinton

Champ

2011, 2006, 2002 and 1998 Montana State Champion Auctioneer

Rick Stahl

Champ

2001 Montana State Champion Auctioneer

1987 and 1978 Montana State Champion Merchandise Auctioneer

2011 Montana Hall of Fame

Randy Kearns

Champ

1996 Montana State Champion Auctioneer

1988 Montana State Champion Livestock Auctioneer

1985 Montana State Champion Merchandise Auctioneer

Jim Cooper

Champ

2010 Montana State Champion Auctioneer

Dan Skeels

Champ

2004 World Champion Livestock Auctioneer

1999 International Champion Livestock Auctioneer

Joe Frazier

Champ

1997 World Champion Livestock Auctioneer

1996 International Champion Livestock Auctioneer

1993 Nebraska Bid Calling Champion

Bud Knight

Champ

1983 World Champion Livestock Auctioneer

Doug Jaggers

Champ

1981 Word Champion Livestock Auctioneer

Charles Cumberlin

Champ

1978 World Champion Livestock Auctioneer

1989 Colorado Auctioneer Hall of Fame

Jim Clater

Champ

2008 Texas State Champion Auctioneer

Brant Hurlburt

Champ

1991, 1987, 1984 International Champion Livestock Auctioneer

Keith Dinwoodie

Champ

1990 and 1985 International Champion Livestock Auctioneer

Ron Sim

Champ

1983 International Champion Livestock Auctioneer

Dan Schorno

Champ

2008 World Champion Automobile Auctioneer

Paul Lund

Champ

1997 World Champion Automobile Auctioneer

1993 World Champion Automobile Ringman

1991 World Champion Automobile Ringman

JK Kinsey, CAI

Champ

1997 Montana State Champion Auctioneer

Del Strommen

Champ

1992 and 1975 Montana State Champion Auctioneer

1986 Montana State Champion Livestock Auctioneer

1996 Montana Hall of Fame

Jack McGuinness

Champ

1987,1983 and 1981 Montana State Champion Livestock Auctioneer

Dean Folkvord

Champ

1985 Montana State Champion Livestock Auctioneer

Pat Howey

Champ

1984 Montana State Champion Livestock Auctioneer

Mike Ellerd

Champ

1979 Montana State Champion Livestock Auctioneer

Jack Ellis

Champ

1982 and 1976 Montana State Champion Merchandise Auctioneer

Frank Bass

Champ

1980 and 1972 Montana State Champion Merchandise Auctioneer

2001 Montana Hall of Fame

Bill Taylor

Champ

1981 Montana State Champion Merchandise Auctioneer

Jack Raty

Champ

1970 Montana State Champion Merchandise Auctioneer

Walt Haynes

Champ

1968 Montana State Champion Merchandise Auctioneer

Shannon Schur

Champ

2012 Colorado Auctioneers Association Hall of Fame Inductee

Blake McDaniel

Champ

2016 World Automobile Auctioneer Team

2015 Alabama State Champion Auctioneer

John Donaldson

Champ

2005 Wyoming Hall of Fame

Robert Musser

Champ

2001 National Auctioneers Association Hall of Fame

1999 Wyoming Hall of Fame

Lee Hughs

Champ

2006 Wyoming Hall of Fame

Richard Venzor II

Champ

2003 Wyoming Bid Calling Champion

Lloyd Franks

Champ

2007 Wyoming Bid Calling Champion

Kurt Campbell

Champ

2008 Wyoming Bid Calling Champion

Justin Biesheuvel

Champ

2015 Wyoming Bid Calling Champion

Brad Wooley

Champ

1986 Arizona Hall of Fame

2012 Arizona Bid Calling Champion

 

Josh Larson

Champ

2016 Colorado Bid Calling Champion

Booth Brown

Champ

1980 Colorado Bid Calling Champion

David Whitley

Champ

2003 Colorado Bid Calling Champion

Adam Kevil

Champ

2011 Colorado Bid Calling Champion

Jerry James

Champ

1997 Idaho Hall of Fame

Bill Estes

Champ

1998 Idaho Hall of Fame

Darrel Jensen

Champ

2000 Idaho Hall of Fame

James Messersmith

Champ

2002 Idaho Hall of Fame

Don Manning

Champ

1993 Idaho Bid Calling Champion

2003 Idaho Hall of Fame

Mel Sines

Champ

2003 Idaho Hall of Fame

Bill Downs

Champ

1986 Idaho Bid Calling Champion

2004 Idaho Hall of Fame

Lynn Hossner

Champ

2005 Idaho Hall of Fame

Bob Hopkins

Champ

1987 Idaho Bid Calling Champion

2007 Idaho Hall of Fame

John Spaulding

Champ

2013 Idaho Hall of Fame

Lonnie Rudd

Champ

1988 Idaho Bid Calling Champion

Glen Black

Champ

1990 Idaho Bid Calling Champion

Rodney Fivecoat

Champ

1991 Idaho Bid Calling Champion

Rich Pickett

Champ

1994 Idaho Bid Calling Champion

Larry Downs

Champ

1999 Idaho Bid Calling Champion

Kent Corbett

Champ

2008 Idaho Bid Calling Champion

2014 Idaho Bid Calling Champion

Tate Heinzerling

Champ

2013 Idaho Bid Calling Champion

2015 Washington Bid Calling Champion

Zack Zumstein

Champ

2016 Idaho Bid Calling Champion

JR Baker

Champ

2017 Idaho Bid Calling Champion

R.L. Blackford

Champ

1983 Illinois Bid Calling Champion

Gordon Taylor

Champ

1989 Iowa Hall of Fame

John Dixon

Champ

2006 Georgia Hall of Fame

Lance Cochran

Champ

1997 Kansas Bid Calling Champion

Randy Stockwell

Champ

2013 Wisconsin Hall of Fame

Ron Granmoe

Champ

2001 Montana Hall of Fame

John Mandeville

Champ

2003 Montana Hall of Fame

Jerry Ellis

Champ

2014 Montana Hall Of Fame

Tex Pate

Champ

2014 Montana Hall of Fame

Rod Tande

Champ

2017 Montana Hall of Fame

Michael Coolidge

Champ

1971, 1973 Montana State Champion Auctioneer

Jamie Stanek

Champ

2017 Montana Bid Calling Champion

Richard Houghton

Champ

2001 Minnesota Hall of Fame

Patrick Ediger

Champ

2001 Minnesota Hall of Fame

Todd Houghton

Champ

2016 Minnesota Hall of Fame

Matthew Maring

Champ

2000 Minnesota Bid Calling Champion

2017 Minnesota Hall of Fame

Greg Clement

Champ

1992 Missouri Bid Calling Champion

Russell Morevec

Champ

1986 Nebraska Bid Calling Champion

Bill Dolan

Champ

1994 Nebraska Bid Calling Champion

Mike Nuss

Champ

2008 Nebraska Big Calling Champion

Fred Mullis

Champ

2006 North Carolina Hall of Fame

1983 South Carolina Hall of Fame

Norman Wilmeth

Champ

2000 Oklahoma Hall of Fame

Edward Vierheller

Champ

1992 Oklahoma Bid Calling Champion

1990 National Auctioneers Association Hall of Fame

Gilbert Wagner

Champ

2008 South Dakota Hall of Fame

Mel Larson

Champ

2010 South Dakota Hall of Fame

Gregory Marble

Champ

2002 Utah Bid Calling Champion

Gene Sisco

Champ

2017 Nebraska Hall of Fame

Judson Seaman

Champ

2017 South Dakota Hall of Fame

Ryan Konynenbelt

Champ

2018 International Champion Livestock Auctioneer

Bill Weaver

Champ

2018 Wyoming Hall of Fame

Jack Riggs

Champ

2019 Idaho / Oregon / Washington Bid-Calling Champion