By Teresa Simpson
Franklin Connection 

Cotton Booker crowned Oklahoma State auctioneer champion

 

Last updated 3/2/2023 at 8:32pm

Special to The Gazette

Cotton booker receives his award for Pro Bid Calling Champion from the OSAA competition Feb. 11

OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. — An Eastern Washington boy with family ties to Connell has been crowned the Oklahoma State Auctioneers Association Bid Calling Champion.

Colfax native Cotton Booker competed in and won the Feb. 11 event hosted by the Oklahoma State Auctioneers Association.

He is the grandson of veteran auctioneer D.L. Booker of Connell.

Auctioneers from Oklahoma and beyond competed for the title of Champion in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

Booker is currently a junior at Oklahoma State University, studying agribusiness with a concentration in prep-law. He is a co-owner in B2B LLC and Booker2Bid.com, an online auction platform he helped create during the COVID-19 pandemic for auctions to continue.

Selected as one of four finalists for the National FFA Organization's top achievement award, American Star in Agribusiness for his SAE project of Agricultural Auctioneering, Booker also won the International Junior Auctioneer Championship in 2018. As well as being a participant in the International Auctioneer Championship in 2022.

"It is an honor for me to serve as an ambassador for the Oklahoma State Auctioneer Association. I've always enjoyed competing in auction contest because they allow me to better myself as an auctioneer and to build relationships with other auction professionals in the industry. I look forward to representing Oklahoma at the International Auctioneer Championship this July in Oklahoma City," Booker said in regard to his performance in the OSAA Convention and Contests.

Booker is a third-generation auctioneer, following in the footsteps of his grandfather who is NAA Hall of Fame auctioneer, D.L. Booker, and his father, C.D. "Butch" Booker of Colfax, who was the 2008 International Auction Champion.

Booker's cousins, Camille Booker, and Chantel Kimball have also both won the women's IAC championships, in 2011 and 2022.

 

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