Massey named World Livestock Auctioneer Champion
The 2023 World Livestock Auctioneer Champion is Jacob Massey of Petersburg, Tennessee. Massey has participated in the contest for more than a decade and in 2022 was named the Runner-up Reserve Champion (3rd place). Massey will spend the next year sharing his auctioneering skills with other livestock auctions around the country
Massey graduated from the North Georgia School of Auctioneering in 2007, was the 2009 Tennessee State Champion, previously named Mule Day Auctioneer Champion, has won multiple WLAC Qualifying events, and has been a WLAC finalist multiple times.
He sells at three cattle auctions a week and multiple purebred cattle auctions every year. Massey also runs cattle on his farm in Southern Middle Tennessee.
Other top 10 finalists were Andy Baumeister, Goldthwaite, Texas; Leon Caselman, Long Lane, Mo.; Dakota Davis, Waukomis, Okla.; Justin Dodson, Welch, Okla.; Brennin Jack, Virden, Man.; Wade Leist, Boyne City, Mich.; and Curtis Wetovick, Fullerton, Neb.
Additional semi-finalists were Neil Bouray, Webber, Kan.; Shannon Davis, Winnsboro, Texas; Philip Gilstrap, Pendleton, S.C.; Michael Imbrogno, Turlock, Calif.; Marcus Kent, Dunnellon, Fla.; Lynn Langvardt, Chapman, Kan. (High Score Interview); Ed Leist, Gaylord, Mich.; Lane Marbach, Victoria, Texas; Brandon McLagan, Elmer, Mo.; Jeremy Miller, Fairland, Okla.; Daniel Mitchell, Cumberland, Ohio; Ben Morgan, Organ Cave, W.Va.; Chris Pinard, Swainsboro, Ga.; Jack Riggs, Glenns Ferry, Idaho; Troy Robinett, Decatur, Texas (Rookie of the Year); Jay Romine, Mt. Washington, Ky.; Ethan Schuette, Washington, Kan.; Jeff Showalter, Broadway, Va.; Andrew Sylvester, Wamego, Kan.; Seth Waldroup, Westminster, S.C.; and Tim Yoder, Montezuma, Ga.
The 59th World Livestock Auction Championship was held in Arcadia, Florida in conjunction with the 2023 Livestock Marketing Association’s Annual Convention.
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