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“Dan Schorno of Yelm won the World Automobile Auctioneers Championship this weekend [June 6-7] in Spokane.

Top prize money was $15,000. He also won a world championship ring, huge check “Id have trouble cashing anywhere and a big trophy, he said today.

The judges scored the about 65 competitors on product knowledge, appearance, bid-call ability, and professionalism involving the buyer-seller.

Schorno, who has been an auctioneer for 20 years, said to win it took luck and no mistakes,” quoting The Olympian.

The NVN filed this report:
“Schorno comes from a family of auctioneers.

‘It was something that I wanted to do, but its difficult to break into the profession,’ Schorno said. ‘I feel pretty fortunate.’

Schorno grew up in the livestock auctioning business, and was able to gain experience starting at a young age.

His parents, Gail and Larry Schorno, of Yelm, are both auctioneers.

Schorno started working in the livestock market and as a ring man in car auctions at about age 21.

Schorno works for Manheims South Seattle Auto Auction, Adesa, Daa Northwest, James G. Murphy, Inc. and Manheims Greater Las Vegas Auto Auction.


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