VAA 2012 State Champion Auctioneer – Brian Damewood
The Virginia Auctioneers Association crowned its 35th Annual Grand Champion Auctioneer on Saturday in Powhatan, Va. This year’s champion is Brian Damewood from Leesburg, Va. Damewood competed against 14 auctioneers from every corner of the Commonwealth to take championship.
The event grades auctioneers on chant, rhythm, presence and auction ability. For decades this event has brought bid callers from every corner of Virginia to compete for the title.
2nd Place – Sherry Truhlar, Alexandria, Va.
3rd Place – James Anderson, Bristol, Va.
4th Place – Ben Yoder, Stuarts Draft, Va.
5th Place – Josh Puffenbarger, Stuarts Drafts, Va.
6th Place – H.L. Wenger, Harrisonburg, Va.
Dixon’s Auctions and Estate Sales in Powhatan volunteered to hold the contest. Members of the public attended this evening’s auction to bid on the items for sale. A portion of the proceeds from the auction are going to the Cancer Relay for Life.
|1978||David A. Leonard||1998||F. William Billingsley|
|1982||Fred H. Reger||1999||R. Craig Damewood|
|1983||G. Ted DeBruhl||2000||Brian K. Kurdziolek|
|1984||Grayson L. Smith||2001||Mitchell G. Funk|
|1985||Samuel K. (Buddy) Updike||2002||Brian Sale|
|1986||Roger L. Craig||2003||Dan Pegalow|
|1987||A. Barry Cole||2004||Ernest W. Rogers|
|1988||Jerome T. Clark||2005||D. Brian Hash|
|1989||Tim O. Dudley||2006||Amberleigh E. Scheungrab|
|1990||Michael E. Anderson||2007||Bob Melvin|
|1991||Tony S. Goodman||2008||Kelly Strauss|
|1993||John S. Nicholls||2009||W.O. “Dubby” Isgett|
|1994||Larry J. Linkous||2010||Benjamin DeBruhl|
|1995||Zeb B. Barfield||2011||Taylor Linkous|
|1996||F. David Sale||2012||Brian Damewood|
|1997||Lloyd W. (Trey) Willis, III|