Auctioneer Champions


Eli Troyer
Michigan Auctioneer Champion 2017

Traverse City, Michigan – Eli Troyer of Applecreek, Ohio won the title, Michigan Auctioneer Champion at the Michigan Auctioneer Championship.  The Championship was held on January 20 at the Michigan Auctioneers Association Annual Conference held at the Grand Traverse Resort and Spa in Acme, Michigan.  13 Contestants competed for the coveted title.  The 5 Finalists were Ridge Bollheimer (Clarklake, Mich.), Grant Cole (Beulah, Mich), Frank E. Leist (Petoskey, Mich.), Eli Troyer (Applecreek, Ohio), and Scott Vander Kolk Jr (Dorr, Mich.).  For winning the title, Eli received a championship ring, trophy, and entry into the International Auctioneer Championship in July in Columbus, Ohio.

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

Eli Troyer is a full time Auctioneer/Real Estate Salesperson. Licensed in Ohio, Pennsylvania & West Virginia. Eli sells Residential, Commercial, Recreational and Agricultural Real Estate. He also sells Equipment, Livestock, Automobiles, Antiques, Estates, & numerous types of Business liquidations across these states and Michigan. Graduating from the Ohio Auction School in 2013, Eli is also the 2016 Ohio (Jr Division) Champion. Furthermore Eli is a member of the (NAA) National Auctioneers Association, (OAA) Ohio Auctioneers Assoc., (MAA) Michigan Auctioneers Assoc., and (WVAA) West Virginia Auctioneers Assoc. Eli is 3rd generation in the auction business, but a 1st generation auctioneer and lives in Applecreek, Ohio.

Eli enjoys business and is very passionate about the auction business. He also loves being around people and building relationships. In his spare time you can find him doing outdoor activities, helping out at church or spending time with his wife.

Eli is humbled and honored to be named the 2017 Michigan Auctioneer Champion. He looks forward to representing the Michigan Auctioneer Association at the 2017 NAA Conference and Show in Columbus in July.



Year Champion
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
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