2009 IJAC results in winner Justin Schultis


2009 IJAC champion Justin Schultiz, image from fbla-pbl.org

Overland Park, Kan., July 18, 2009 – Looking back, it wasn’t that long ago that Justin Schultis, 18, of Fairbury, Nebraska sold his first item at auction, a wash tub. At the age of 13, Justin knew his future profession early on. The roots of auctioneering run deep in the Schultis family tree. Justin’s family of auctioneers started with his great-grandfather Irvin, followed by his grandfather Wayne and his father Aaron.

“I guess you could say I was born an auctioneer,” said Justin. “My mother used to clerk for our family auctions when she was pregnant with me and I loved auctions before I knew auctions.”

The future is bright for Justin. Graduating FairburyHigh School in May 2009, Justin has already begun taking courses for his real estate license and will begin business classes at SoutheastCommunity College in Lincoln, Nebraska in the fall. Justin plans to manage a busy schedule between the classroom and the auction ring, helping the family’s general auction business.

Justin is the son of Aaron Schultis and Connie Schouboe.

Issac Schultz, 18, of Upsala, MN was awarded 1st runner-up, followed by Paige Sullivan, 18, of Prague, OK in this year’s IJAC competition.

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Aaron Traffas, CAI, ATS, CES

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Aaron Traffas, CAI, AMM, CES, is an auctioneer from Sharon, Kansas. For the last 22 years he's worked for Purple Wave. Aaron served as president of the Kansas Auctioneers Association in 2017 and on the National Auctioneers Association Education Institute Board of Trustees from 2009 through 2013. He is a past instructor at CAI and co-wrote the original ATS and AMM designation courses from NAA. An active contract bid caller, he has advanced to the finals in multiple state auctioneer contests. During the summer, Aaron operates a farm in south central Kansas. Aaron is an active singer and songwriter and the Aaron Traffas Band's latest music can be found at aarontraffasband.com as well as Spotify, Apple Music and Amazon.