Beaver County man named Champion Auctioneer

Daniel Reeder won the 2017 Pennsylvania Auctioneers Association Auction Bid Calling Contest at the Pennsylvania Farm Show

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Daniel Reeder won the 2017 Pennsylvania Auctioneers Association Auction Bid Calling Contest, Jan. 11, at the Pennsylvania Farm Show. (Farm and Dairy file photo)

HARRISBURG, Pa. — Daniel Reeder of Beaver Falls, Beaver County, was named champion auctioneer at the 38th Pennsylvania Auctioneers Association Bid Calling Contest, Jan. 11, at the Pennsylvania Farm Show. Reeder, who is part of the team at Hostetter Auctions, was also the 2014 reserve champion.

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Josh Mayhugh, Chambersburg, Franklin County, was named as the first runner-up. Joel Gavaletz of Pottsville, Schuylkill County, was named Rookie of the Year, which is awarded to the best auctioneer who has been licensed for less than two years.

Pa Auctioneer Contest winner
Daniel Reeder, 2017 Pennsylvania champion auctioneer, and J. Merl Stoltzfus, 2016 champion. (Pennsylvania Auctioneers Association photo)

How it works

The competition consists of three rounds: a practice, a preliminary round, and a final round which includes the top ten auctioneers. In both the practice and preliminary rounds, contestants provide their own items to sell. After the first two rounds, the judges name the top 10 auctioneers.

These auctioneers then sell items provided by the Pennsylvania Auctioneers Association in a third round to determine the champion. Contestants are judged on presentation, voice control, clarity, introduction and salesmanship.

Thirty auctioneers competed in the event. The winner of the competition received $350 from the Pennsylvania Auctioneers Association toward entering the National Auctioneers Association competition.
Those watching the auction could bid on and purchase a variety of items with either some or all proceeds going to the Pennsylvania Farm Show Scholarship Foundation and/or the Friends of the Pennsylvania Farm Show Foundation.

The top ten auctioneers:

Rookie of the Year
Joel Gavaletz of Pottsville, Schuylkill County, was named Rookie of the Year at the 2017 Pennsylvania Auctioneers Association Bid Calling Contest. (Pennsylvania Auctioneers Association photo)

1. Daniel Reeder, Beaver Falls, Beaver Co.
2. Josh Mayhugh, Chambersburg, Franklin Co.
3. Jacob Yoder, Port Royal, Juniata Co.
4. John Stauffer, Lititz, Lancaster Co.
5. Paul Storm, York, York Co.
6. Jason Reed, Greensburg, Westmoreland Co.
7. William Bering Jr., Annville, Lebanon Co.
8. Shawn Carbell, York, York Co.
9. John Carl Jr., Elizabethtown, Lancaster Co.
10. Joel Gavaletz, Pottsville, Schuylkill Co.

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