Video of Ryan Konynenbelt’s run to win the 2018 International Livestock Auctioneer Championship at the 2018 Calgary Stampede. Video courtesy of Calgary Stampede International Livestock Auctioneer Championship
A 21 YEAR OLD auctioneer from Alberta in Canada has become the youngest ever international livestock auctioneer champion at the 2018 Calgary Stampede.
Ryan Konynenbelt of Nobleford, Alberta, emerged from a field of 36 competitors from Australia, the United States, South Africa and his native Canada to win the world title.
Canadan agricultural news outlet the Western Producer reports Mr Konyenbelt has been selling cattle since he was 16 years old, and now works for the Southern Alberta Livestock Exchange.
The win earned Ryan $10,000 and other prizes.
Reserve grand champion was Kyle Layman of North Platte, Nebraska, and rookie of the year was Tim Yoder of Montezuma, Georgia.
To watch Ryan in action at the 2018 championships click on the video above.