Jay Cash wins 2018 Grand Champion Competition

Jay cash

Murfreesboro, TN – The Tennessee Auctioneers Association (TAA) is pleased to announce that Jay Cash of Murfreesboro, recently won the title of 2018 Tennessee State Champion Auctioneer during the Winter Convention in Murfreesboro, TN.

“I am honored to have been chosen from among some of the most talented auctioneers in the state,” said Cash. “The auction industry is thriving in Tennessee as buyers and sellers realize the auction method is the best way to buy and sell assets.”

Top auctioneers from across the state of Tennessee gathered in Murfreesboro this December to showcase their skills and walk away with a $1,000 cash prize.  The contest consisted of selling three items in a preliminary round, then the top three were selected to advance to a final round which included both an interview and live selling portion.

"We had an outstanding field of contestants for this year’s championship," commented Justin Ochs, TAA Immediate Past President and Contest Committee Chair.  "The winner receives a $1,000 cash prize, a paid entry into the International Auctioneer Championship held in Jacksonville, FL in July, and one-on-one coaching from a past IAC champion.

Judges for this year's contest were among the "who's who" of the auction industry.  The judging field consisted of past World Livestock Auctioneer Qualifier Champions, World Automobile Auctioneer Champions, and this year's current International Champion Auctioneer.

Cash, a second-generation auctioneer, owns and operates a branch of his family’s auction business, James R. Cash Auctions in Murfreesboro with his wife Lisa.  Jay is licensed in seven states primarily conducting real estate and estate settlements, as well as fundraising and benefit auctions.

“The challenge of standing on stage in front of your peers will absolutely make you a better bid-caller and auctioneer,” Cash stated.  “The friendships and the network I’ve created across the state have been tremendous.  It will be a thrill to represent the state of Tennessee on the national level next summer in Jacksonville,” Cash added.

The Tennessee Auctioneers Association promotes high professional standards and encourages members to practice the highest principles of integrity in their auctioneering profession.  Members agree to work uniformly to remain competitive in the auctioneering profession.