Colt Johnson Wins Michigan Ringman Championship!

25-year-old Colt Johnson from Farwell, Michigan, won the title of Michigan Ringman Champion at the 17th annual Michigan Ringman competition held at the Michigan Auctioneers Association convention in Mount Pleasant, Michigan.

The professional ringman is an integral component of a successful public auction.  The ringman is an on-the-floor salesman who interjects a dynamic force of electricity, enthusiasm, and professionalism into the live auction event.  A professional ringman knows how to properly communicate with the auctioneer.  They work independently as a team to help generate more bidder participation.   The difference between a Professional Ringman and a Bid Spotter is that a bid spotter waits for the bid to happen.  The professional Ringman makes the bid happen by effectively communicating with potential bidders.

Also taking home top honors were Greg Holiday (Belleville, MI), 1st Runner Up, and Brad Stoecker (Dimondale, MI), 2nd Runner Up.

The 2016 Clare High School graduate attended the Worldwide College of Auctioneering in Mason City, Iowa at the tender age of 15.  Immediately upon graduating from auction school, he began working with Sykora Auction Service and is celebrating his 10-year work anniversary with the prominent auction firm.   Johnson also works at the Clare County Livestock.  He enjoys all auctions, but his favorite types of auctions are farm equipment and cattle auctions.