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NEW BUFFALO, MI – Professional auctioneer, Eli Troyer of Applecreek, Ohio took top honors at the highly anticipated GoToAuction.com Midwest Auctioneer Championship.

The GoToAuction.com Midwest Auctioneer Championship saw a field of 26 top quality auctioneers from around the Midwest competing for the title of the Grand Champion of the coveted auctioneer championship.   The championship was held in conjunction with the Midwest Auctioneers Roundup which is hosted by the Michigan Auctioneers Association.

The highly esteemed auctioneer championship saw five finalists starring, John Beechy, Alex Belcher, Clayton Neal, Justin Croy and Eli Troyer.   Justin Croy earned 2nd place in the competition. 

Troyer is an Applecreek, Ohio based auctioneer employed by Kaufman Realty & Auctions where he is a full-time auctioneer and Realtor licensed in Ohio, Pennsylvania and West Virginia.  The highly talented auctioneer is no stranger to winning championships.  This past February, he was crowned the Champion of the 2017 Michigan Auctioneer Championship and won the 2016 Ohio Auctioneer Championship Junior Division.

Upon receiving the championship purse of $2,000 and the championship award, the emotional Troyer commented, “I want to thank God for giving me the ability to do the things I do.   I want to thank my wife who is always there for me.”  He added, “It’s been a big year for us.  We just bought a house, got a baby on the way.  Yeah.  This is just awesome.”

One of the judges commented, “This was a really difficult championship to judge based on the overwhelming amount of talent.  We were looking at accomplished auctioneers that compete on the national level. However, it was many of the lesser known names that do not compete in similar contests that kept this competition especially tight. In the end, Troyer amassed the most points.”

Not to be outdone by the intense competition, the fan favorite of the evening was the kids auction.  Aspiring young auctioneers from 4 years and up climbed up on stage to show off their budding talents.  Parents, grandparents, friends and family all supported these young auctioneers by bidding high and often on the items they auctioned, generating thunderous applause for each up and coming champion.

The GoToAuction.com Midwest Auctioneer Championship was broadcasted live on YouTube with an incredible amount of social media buzz leading up to the popular contest.   

“Anyone in the world had the opportunity to see the stars shine on the big stage – and they were not disappointed. The contest generated a lot of fanfare.” Said GoToAuction.com Vice President and Marketing Director, Kenny Lindsay.

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