Auctioneer Champions


Clayton Neal, Michigan Auctioneer Champion 2018

Frankenmuth, Michigan – Clayton Neal of Tiffin, Ohio won the title, Michigan Auctioneer Champion at the Michigan Auctioneer Championship.  The Championship was held on February 1 at the Michigan Auctioneers Association Annual Conference held at the Bavarian Inn located in Frankenmuth, Michigan.  17 Contestants competed for the coveted title.  The 5 Finalists were Ridge Bollheimer (Clarklake, Mich.), Grant Cole (Beulah, Mich), Clayton Neal (Tiffin, Ohio), Billy Peyton (Middletown, Ohio), and Dan Troyer (Dalton, Ohio).  For winning the title, Clayton received a championship ring, trophy, and entry into the International Auctioneer Championship in July in Jacksonville, Florida.

Also taking home honors were Billy Peyton and Grant Cole. Peyton was the 1st runner up and Cole was the 2nd runner up.

Clayton is a first generation auctioneer licensed in Ohio.  He is a full time Realtor selling residential, commercial, recreational and agricultural real estate.  He also sells livestock, farm machinery, antiques, estates and benefit auctions.  In 2013, he graduated from The Reppert School of Auctioneering located in Indianapolis, IN.  Clayton was also named the 2014 Ohio Junior Division Champion.  Clayton is a member of the Michigan and Ohio Auctioneers Associations, as well as the National Auctioneers Association.  He is just a short distance from the Michigan border with the ability to work both in Ohio and Michigan.

His journey started this past June with encouragement from the 2017 Michigan Auctioneer Champion, Eli Troyer.  In those 9 months leading up the Michigan Auctioneer Championship, Clayton focused on positive encouragement and the dream of being a full time auctioneer.  The amount of personal growth during this time was instrumental in providing both maturity and a new positive outlook on our mission here on Earth.

Aside from the auction business, Clayton is a Senior at Tiffin University graduating in May with a Business Management Degree.  He also breeds and trains English setters.  “I am honored to have been named the 2018 Michigan Auctioneer Champion and I look forward to representing the MAA in the International Auctioneer Championship in Jacksonville, Florida in July.”





Year Champion
2018 Clayton Neal
2017 Eli Troyer
2016 John Beechy
2015 Wade Leist
2014 Laura Mantle
2013 Jimmy Lambert
2012 Henry Detweiler
2011 Jason Lamoreaux
2010 Peter D. Gehres, CES
2009 Beth Rose
2008 Jonathan Kraft
2007 Dan Samson
2006 David G. Helmer, GPPA
2005 Scott Miedema
2004 Mike Bliss
2003 Noah Smith
2002 Doug Heuker
2001 Art Smith
2000 Doug Sheridan
1999 Ed King, CAI*
1998 Kevin Belcher
1997 Willis Yoder
1996 Leroy Yoder
1995 Sid Miedema, Jr. CAI
1994 Dave Albrecht, CAI
1993 Tim Narhi
1992 Randy Brenner*
1991 William L. Sheridan, CAI, AARE
1990 Steve Stanton
1989 Herb Albrecht, CAI
Michigan Auctioneers Association
4529 Gibbs NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49544
Ph: 616-785-8288