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Auctioneer Convention

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PASCO, Wash. - Fast talking auctioneers from around the Northwest were in Pasco.

This was the seventh annual auctioneer contest.  Competitors were judged on style, delivery and presentation.

Brady Hammrich is the 2005 Auctioning State Champ.  He said auctioning is a skill that takes time to develop.

Hammrich said, "As an auctioneer you use your diaphragm and stomach muscles a lot for your breathing technique and you can sell for hours a lot of times with getting tired."

The convention continued until noon on Sunday.  Auctioneers from Montana, Idaho, Oregon, and Washington were all competing.