Three Young Auctioneers Fast-Talk Their Way into IJAC Finals

July 15, 2009, Overland Park, Kan. – Three young auctioneers were selected to advance to the finals of the National Auctioneer Association’s third annual International Junior Auctioneers Championship (IJAC) competition.  The three finalists will compete for the coveted title at 8 a.m., Friday, July 17 at the Overland Park Convention Center in Overland Park, Kan. The competition is sponsored by the National Auctioneers Association (NAA) and occurs during the 60th International Auctioneers Conference and Show.

Justin Schultis, 18
Fairbury, Nebraska
Schultis & Son, Inc.

Issac Schultz, 18
Upsala, Minnesota
Schultz Auctioneers

Paige Sullivan, 18
Prague, Oklahoma
Spitler-Sullivan Auction & Realty

The IJAC is open to youth between the ages of 12 and 18. The winner receives a $1,000 cash prize, trophy, and complimentary registration into the adult division of the International Auctioneer Championship (IAC) when he or she meets the minimum age requirement.  The first runner-up will receive a $500 cash prize and the second runner-up will receive a $250 cash prize.  All participants receive a medallion and most importantly, an invaluable learning experience competing against other elite junior level auctioneers.

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Aaron Traffas, CAI, ATS, CES | |

Aaron Traffas, CAI, AMM, CES, is an auctioneer from Medicine Lodge, Kansas. He is currently community evangelist for Purple Wave in Manhattan, Kansas. Aaron serves as the current president of the Kansas Auctioneers Association and in the past has served on the National Auctioneers Association Education Institute Board of Trustees. He is a past instructor at CAI and co-wrote and instructed the ATS designation course from NAA. He currently instructs the Internet Auction Methods course offered by the NAA. An active contract bid caller, he has competed in multiple state auctioneer contests including placing twice within the top 5 in Kansas. 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 release, Enter: The Wind, can be found at iTunes, Amazon and Spotify.