ST. CLOUD, Minn. — They came, they talked... and talked... and talked some more.
We're talking fast, clear and concise, men and women trying to convince a panel of judges they are the best auctioneer in Minnesota.
The 32nd Annual Minnesota State Championship Auctioneer Contest was held in St. Cloud Thursday night. Competitors were judged on their introduction, poise, salesmanship and the clarity and rhythm of their chant.
When the smoke cleared and all the bid cards were put away, the 2020 State Auctioneer Champion was Andrew Jossund from Gary, Minnesota. He's not just a flash in the pan: Andrew was Minnesota’s Rookie Auction Champion in 2018, Reserve Champion in 2019; North Dakota’s Reserve Champion in 2018 and Auctioneer Champion in 2019.