Ryals, Wright named auctioneer champions

Ryals wins state auctioneer championship; Wright wins state rookie auctioneer champion

Steve Ryals, Brooklyn, has been selected as the 2016 Mississippi Auctioneer Champion. Johnny Wright took home the title of Mississippi Rookie Auctioneer Champion. Ryals and Wright competed with other auctioneers from around the state in front of a panel of judges for the title at the Mississippi Auctioneers Association Convention in Jackson on March 4.

Ryals and Wright were also elected to serve on the Association’s board of directors.

The winter conference is the most anticipated event of the MAA’s year, as members and non-members alike gather together to hear world class guest speakers, network with like-minded professionals, elect officers and directors, and attend the spectacular bid-calling competition known as the Mississippi State Auctioneer Championship. Money raised from the contest was donated to Wahabi Shriners Hospital in Shreveport, La.

For more information about the Mississippi Auctioneers Association, visit mississippiauctioneers.org.