Hopson, Morris win 2019 International Auctioneer Championship

Morgan Hopson, CAI, and Trey Morris, CAI, BAS, CAS, were crowned 2019 women’s and men’s International Auctioneer Champions at the 70th Annual International Auctioneers Conference & Show.

NEW ORLEANS, La. (July 12, 2019) – Friday, July 12, 2019, the National Auctioneers Association (NAA) hosted its annual International Auctioneer Championship (IAC). This year, Morgan Hopson, CAI, United Country Buford Resources Real Estate & Auction, of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, won the title of 2019 IAC Women’s Champion, and Trey Morris, CAI, BAS, CAS, Morris Auctioneers LLC, of Murray, Kentucky, won the title of 2019 IAC Men’s Champion.

Hopson is a graduate of Texas Christian University, the Texas Auction Academy and the Professional Ringman’s Institute. She works mainly with real estate auctions and has been a member of the NAA since 2011.

“Being named the 2019 NAA International Auctioneer Champion is something that I do not take for granted,” Hopson said. “Throughout the year, I will continue to protect, promote, and educate others about our great association and the auction method of marketing as I serve as an ambassador for the NAA. This association has had an incredible impact on my life. It’s truly an honor to be given the opportunity to represent auctioneers and auction professionals around the world.” Morris is a graduate of Murray State University, has been a member of the NAA since 2013, and specializes in estate, consignment, benefit, and real estate auctions. He is also an announcer for Barrett-Jackson Auction Company. “The NAA taught me so much about auctioneering, but also about leadership and professionalism, and I will work diligently to fulfill the mission and purpose of the National Auctioneers Association over the next year and throughout the duration of my career,” Morris said.

Preceding the IAC competition, three young auctioneers competed in the International Junior Auctioneer Championship (IJAC). The 2019 IJAC Champion is 18-year-old Tyce Freije, of Freije and Freije Auctioneers, of Indianapolis, Indiana.

Each champion takes home a trophy, a cash prize, and will be a spokesperson for the NAA for the next 12 months. The IAC, established in 1988, is a competition to showcase auctioneers’ bid calling and interview skills. Auctioneers from around the world compete in this annual event.


CAI, AARE, CAS and GPPA are designations awarded by the National Auctioneers Association. For more information, visit auctioneers.org

About the National Auctioneers Association

The National Auctioneers Association represents thousands of auctioneers from the U.S. and across the world. The mission of the NAA is to provide critical resources to auction professionals that will enhance their skills and successes. The NAA’s headquarters are in Overland Park, Kansas, and it was founded in 1949. To learn more about the auction method of marketing or find an auctioneer in your area, please visit auctioneers.org

For more information or interview request, contact Madison Graves at (913) 972-0423 (cell) or mgraves@auctioneers.org