Live blogging the Kansas Auctioneers Association bid-call contest

Last year’s live blog from the Kansas State Fair worked, but we tried to go completely live using last August for the regional competition. We weren’t impressed, mainly because it required Flash. This year, we’re going to try for both live and simplicity by using our favorite real-time device, FriendFeed. You’ll get the status updates as they happen through FriendFeed, as well as the pictures from Flickr. Because it’s a FriendFeed group, anyone can login to FriendFeed and comment, so feel free to jump in and ask questions or leave comments.

Flickr pictures

FriendFeed room

Roster in contest order:

1. Eric Blomquist, Assaria, KS
2. Lance Kinderknecht, Almena, KS
3. Thomas Lindsay, Jr, Shawnee, KS
4. Justin Schultis, Fairbury, NE
5. Kevin Ediger, Windom, KS
6. Lance Fullerton, ElDorado, KS
7. Todd Borgmeyer, Norfolk, NE
8. Brady James, Council Grove, KS
9. Jeffery Temme, Petersburg, NE
10. Megan McCurdy, Wichita, KS
11. Mike Boesker, Halstead, KS
12. Charly Cummings, Yates Center, KS
13. John Kisner, Hays, KS
14. Russell Puchalla, Rosa, NE
15. Aaron Traffas, sharon, KS
16. Ty Mitchell, Oxford, KS
17. Douglas Kasselman, Spearville, KS

Tonight we’ll aggregate the activity and update this post to include all the comments and pictures in the actual post and remove the FriendFeed widget.

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Aaron Traffas, CAI, ATS, CES | |

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 as well as Spotify, Apple Music and Amazon.