Junior Market Auctions

The Spirit of Giving

From around the state of Texas, young people bring their livestock to vie for some of the most coveted titles in the animal industry, Houston Champion. After the competition, all the hard work and dedication, the animals parade around the auction ring in hopes of bringing home the world-record bid! Houstonians and Texans crowd into the Reliant Arena Sales Pavilion around noon on auction days to grab a seat to bid on the year’s top-quality livestock. The benefits of the high prices reach not only the exhibitor, but also students across Texas through the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo Educational Fund. Through set totals of guaranteed premium payments, the Show ensures a successful future for the exhibitor, while any excess money goes toward sending another student on to higher education. The spirit of giving is never in short supply.

Junior Market Auction Champion Buyers

2014 GRAND CHAMPION


  • Exhibitor: Mikala Grady, 12
  • Breed: Other Crossbred
  • Hometown: Grandview, Texas
  • Club/Chapter: Johnson County 4-H
  • Price: $204,400 (World Record)
  • Buyers: Jackie and Jon Hodges, Linda and David Johnson, Becky and Kelly Joy, and ANUME Foundation and Ronnie Vinson

2014 RESERVE GRAND CHAMPION


  • Exhibitor: Jaden Antu, 11
  • Breed: Other Crossbred
  • Hometown: Lubbock, Texas
  • Club/Chapter: Lubbock County 4-H
  • Price: $127,000 (World Record)
  • Buyers: Micki and Jim Clark, Tori and Ed DeCora, Susan Johnston, and Sheila and Emmett Story

 

World Records


  • 2014 - Grand Champion: $204,400
  • 2014 - Reserve Champion: $127,000

2014 GRAND CHAMPION


  • Exhibitor: Weston Bauer, 10
  • Hometown: Red Rock, Texas
  • Club/Chapter: Bastrop County
  • Price: $165,000
  • Buyers: Mitzy and Tom Fleissner, Tommy Fogle, Greg Miller, and John Schiller – Energy XXI

2014 RESERVE GRAND CHAMPION


  • Exhibitor: Grant Hruzek, 18
  • Hometown: Rosenberg, Texas
  • Club/Chapter: B.F. Terry FFA
  • Price: $125,000
  • Buyers: Beverly Wren

World Records


  • 2007 - Grand Champion: $201,000
  • 2007 - Reserve Champion: $140,000

 

2014 GRAND CHAMPION


  • Exhibitor: Tate Leatherwood, 18
  • Hometown: Florence, Texas
  • Club/Chapter: Florence FFA
  • Price: $160,000 (World Record)
  • Buyers: Skip Avara, Evelyn and Roger Bethune, Melton Electric, and Mary and Ken Hucherson

 

2014 RESERVE GRAND CHAMPION


  • Exhibitor: Kaylee Warren, 18
  • Hometown: Florence, Texas
  • Club/Chapter: Florence FFA
  • Price: $135,000 (World Record)
  • Buyers: Michelle Jeffrey, Cookie Michael, and Mary Lee and Alan Stigall

World Records


  • 2014 - Grand Champion: $160,000
  • 2014 - Reserve Champion: $135,000

2014 GRAND CHAMPION


  • Exhibitor: Rachel Evenson, 17
  • Hometown:Stephenville, Texas
  • Club/Chapter: Stephenville FFA
  • Price: $250,000 (World Record)
  • Buyers: The Hildebrand Family in Honor of Ruth and Tommy Hildebrand

2014 RESERVE GRAND CHAMPION


  • Exhibitor: Teah Patton, 15
  • Hometown: Silverton, Texas
  • Club/Chapter: Briscoe County 4-H
  • Price: $140,000 (World Record)
  • Buyers: Mimi and Tom Dompier, Anne and Chris Richardson, Pam and Jerrol Springer, and Jennifer and Joe Van Matre

World Records


  • 2014 - Grand Champion: $250,000
  • 2014 - Reserve Champion: $140,000


2014 GRAND CHAMPION


  • Exhibitor: Flint Newman, 18
  • Breed: Charolais
  • Hometown: Stanton, Texas
  • Club/Chapter: Martin County 4-H
  • Price: $400,000
  • Buyers: Vanessa, Chris, Kyle and Rhianna Bruegger; Evelyn and Roger Bethune; Sally and Rigo Flores; Mary Alice and Ed Lester - Stewart Title


2014 RESERVE GRAND CHAMPION


  • Exhibitor: Kaden Hatla, 17
  • Breed: Limousin
  • Hometown: Dimmitt, Texas
  • Club/Chapter: Nazareth FFA
  • Price: $210,000
  • Buyers: Champagne Cowgirls, Carol and Michael Linn, Dee Dee and Wallis Marsh, and the Tutcher Family

World Records


  • 2002 - Grand Champion: $600,001
  • 2001 - Reserve Champion: $365,000

2014 GRAND CHAMPION


  • Exhibitor: Andrew Horacefield, 18
  • Hometown: Crosby, Texas
  • Club/Chapter: Harris County 4-H
  • Price: $115,000
  • Buyers: Terre Albert, Vanessa and Chris Bruegger, Statoil, and Belinda and Mark Young

2014 RESERVE GRAND CHAMPION


  • Exhibitor: Clay Glaze, 18
  • Hometown: El Campo, Texas
  • Club/Chapter: Wharton County 4-H
  • Price: $140,000 (World Record)
  • Buyers: Robin Young-Ellis and Joe Ellis, Deanna L. and Larry C. Johnson, Becky and Kelly Joy, and The PAC Group

World Records


  • 2007 - Grand Champion: $175,000
  • 2014 - Reserve Champion: $140,000