On just his second time in the contest, Kyle Shobe, Lewistown, Mont., Saturday won LMA’s World Livestock Auctioneer Championship, at the Oklahoma National Stockyards in Oklahoma City. Last year – his first time in the contest – he was named both runner-up world champion, and “Rookie of the Year.” The “Rookie” award goes to the highest scoring first-time entrant in that year’s semi-finals.
Reserve world champion is Darren T. Carter, Ninety Six, S.C., and Charly Cummings, Yates Center, Kan., was named runner-up world champion.
The remaining seven finalists, from a field of 33 entrants, were, in alphabetical order:
Bailey Ballou, Elgin, Okla.; Tom Frey, Creston, Iowa; Brian Little, Wann, Okla.; Mike Nuss, Minatare, Neb.; Ted Odle, Butte, Mont.; Jason Santomaso, Sterling, Colo., and Kevin Schow, Paxton, Neb.
Source: Livestock Marketing Association
Posted by Haylie Shipp