Bradley wins 2021 World Cattle Auctioneers Championship –
(OVERLAND PARK, Kan./ June 9, 2021) – Chuck Bradley, of Rockford, Ala., Was named the 2021 Cattle Auctioneer World Champion at the 57th Annual Competition held at the Dickson Regional Livestock Center, Dickson, Tenn., And presented by the Livestock Marketing Association (LMA).
“It was such a surreal moment,” Bradley said. “I was amazed. You go back and look at the other old champions, and it’s an elite group. To be in this group now really means a lot to me.
Bradley, a three-time WLAC qualifier and 2019 WLAC reserve champion auctioneer, earned his spot in this year’s competition by winning the LMA Western 2020 qualifying event. Twenty-eight other competitors also qualified at three regional qualifying events and received a pass to the 2021 competition due to the cancellation of last year’s event.
Eric Drees of Caldwell, Idaho, won reserve champion honors, and Will Epperly of Dunlap, Iowa, was named second champion.
The other top ten finalists were Justin Mebane, Bakersfield, Calif .; Chris Pinard, Swainsboro, Georgia; Sixto Paiz, Portales, New Mexico; Neil Bouray, Webber, Kan .; Zack Zumstein, Marsing, Idaho; Dakota Davis, Waukomis, Oklahoma; Will Epperly, Dunlap, Iowa and Steve Goedert, Dillon, Mont.
The additional semi-finalists were Alex Anderson, Abingdon, Virginia; Zach Ballard, Mt. Vernon, SD; Andy Baumeister, Goldthwaite, Texas; Colton Brantley, Modesto, California; Leon Caselman, Long Lane, Missouri; Philip Gilstrap, Pendleton, South Carolina; Brandon Hamel, Damar, Kan .; Lynn Langvardt, Chapman, Kan .; Wade Leist, Boyne City, Michigan; Jacob Massey, Petersburg, Tennessee; Jeremy Miller, Fairland, Oklahoma; Daniel Mitchell, Cumberland, Ohio; Ben Morgan, Organ Cave, West Virginia; Trey Narramore, Portales, New Mexico; Lander Nicodemus, Cheyenne, Wyo. ; Dustin Smith, Jay, Oklahoma; Curtis Wetovick, Fullerton, Neb .; Tim Yoder, Montezuma, GA and Vern Yoder, Dundee, Ohio.
Kristen Parman, Vice President of Member Services, LMA, said, “LMA is proud to sponsor an event that brings together the best cattle auctioneers from North America in a competition that showcases the professionalism and promotes the cattle auction method.
As part of the champion role, Bradley will spend the next year traveling the country, sharing his auctioneer skills with other livestock auction markets and acting as a spokesperson for the industry. the marketing of livestock and AML.
“A lot of us who enter this auctioneer competition for a living every day,” Bradley said. “This year, I plan to continue to always go out into the field and interact with markets and their producers, while promoting AML.
Bradley, a graduate of the North Georgia School of Auctioneering, works as an auctioneer for Montgomery Stock Yards, LLC in Montgomery, Alabama. He lives in Equality, Alabama with his wife Jill and their two children.
A one-hour flagship of the 2021 competition will air on RFD-TV on June 28 from 7 p.m. (CST). WLAC fans can mark their calendars for the 2022 World Cattle Auction Championship, which will be held June 8-11, 2022 at Shipshewana Auction, Inc., in Shipshewana, Ind.
The Livestock Marketing Association