Sara Edgington, general manager for Texas Lone Star Auto Auction, won the 2021 Texas Auctioneer’s Association Senior Bid Calling Championship held on May 22 at the Kalahari Resort & Conference Center in Round Rock, Texas, according to a press release from XLerate Auction Group.
Edgington competed on May 21 and was named champion at the awards banquet the following evening. Each contestant sold two items at the convention where they could show their style to the judges and the crowd. The competition was judged by five industry experts with points awarded in six categories, which included style, overall bid calling, professional image, opening statement, salesmanship and professionalism.
“Sara is the first female in the 30-year history of the contest to win the senior competition,” said XLerate’s CEO Cam Hitchock. “We are very proud of her accomplishments in winning this award and in the strong leadership she brings to the Texas Lone Star auction.”
Edgington reports that her father, Lyle Bond, won this division in 2000. “This has been the highlight of my 24 years in the auction industry that I get to share the same award as my father.”
Texas Lone Star Auto Auction has 30-plus years of experience helping franchise dealerships with the sale and disposal of wholesale vehicles to other licensed dealers at auction. TLSAA offers two choices in liquidating wholesale inventory through its weekly mobile auctions in Austin, Texas, and upstream multi-platform digital event sales held on-site at local dealerships.