Eagle Scout from Mount Airy, NC takes Auctioneer Throne

You hear the story every once and a while.  Boy becomes Scout, Scout becomes and Eagle Scout, Eagle Scout does great things.  Neil Armstrong landed on the moon.  Sam Walton founded Walmart.  July 14, 2017 will go in the books as a date that another Superman was born.  

Dustin Rogers grew up in the Auction Industry.  He claimed the title of IAC Champion during the International Auctioneer Championship (IAC), held at the 2017 National Auctioneers Association’s Annual Conference & Show in Columbus, Ohio.

Being no small feat, since the competition was fierce, with 100 of the world’s top men and women competing for the title, Dustin had to rely on his honed skills and his worldwide travels in the auction field to get him to the top.

In addition to being interviewed by the judges, the IAC competitors are judged on their presentation, chant, voice timbre, body language, and other performance elements of effective auctioneering.  Additionally, the competitor’s interactions with the crowd and their positive personality in representation of the industry gives them points to edge to the top of the scores.

Seven judges made up of past champions and industry professionals brought back the top 15 men and top 7 women to determine the second runner up, Reserve Champion and Champion.

Prior to this year’s contest, Rogers had competed in the IAC every year since 2009, placing in the top 3 every year since 2011. Rogers is a past North Carolina Rookie and State Champion Auctioneer, an event hosted by the Auctioneers Association of North Carolina.

Rogers resides in Mount Airy with his wife, Britni, and their two children and works full time for Ritchie Brothers Auctioneers traveling around the world selling equipment at auction.