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 NRG 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

2016 Grand Champion

  • Exhibitor: Kylie Rieger, 16
  • Breed: Other Crossbred
  • Hometown: Lexington, Texas
  • Club/Chapter: Lexington FFA
  • Price: $209,000 (world record)
  • Buyers: Excel Contractors, Jackie and Jon Hodges, Becky and Kelly Joy, and Shane and Dennis Steger

2016 Reserve Grand Champion

  • Exhibitor: Jake Weatherford, 17
  • Breed: Other Crossbred
  • Hometown: Dumas, Texas
  • Club/Chapter: Dumas FFA
  • Price: $129,000 (world record)
  • Buyers: Mickey and Jim Clark, Robert Clay, Linda and David Johnson, and Sheila and Emmett Story

World Records

  • 2016 - Grand Champion: $209,000
  • 2016 - Reserve Champion: $129,000

Past Prices

YEAR CHAMPION RESERVE
2015  $208,000  $128,000 
2014
$204,400
$127,000
2013 $200,000 $126,000
2012 $178,000 $121,000
2011 $177,000 $120,000
2010 $176,000 $115,000
2009 $140,000 $113,000
2008 $162,000 $112,000
2007 $161,000 $111,000
2006 $150,000 $100,000
2005 $160,000 $110,000
2004 $156,000 $82,000
2003 $145,000 $77,000
2002 $140,000 $75,000
2001 $135,000 $72,000

2016 Grand Champion

  • Exhibitor: Kacey Russell, 14
  • Hometown: Beeville, Texas
  • Club/Chapter: Bee County 4-H
  • Price: $135,000
  • Buyers: Jeff Aronoff, Kathleen and Thomas Mach, and Gregory N. Miller

2016 Reserve Grand Champion

  • Exhibitor: Isaac Hayden, 14
  • Hometown: Barry, Texas
  • Club/Chapter: Blooming Grove FFA
  • Price: $100,000
  • Buyers: Anne and Chris Richardson, Kristina and Paul Somerville, and Jennifer and Joe Van Matre

World Records

  • 2015 - Grand Champion: $215,000
  • 2007 - Reserve Champion: $140,000

Past Prices

YEAR CHAMPION RESERVE
2015  $215,000  $115,000 
2014
$165,000
$125,000
2013 $160,000 $105,000
2012 $130,000 $80,000
2011 $120,000 $77,000
2010 $120,000 $60,000
2009 $130,000 $60,000
2008 $160,000 $100,000
2007 $201,000 $140,000
2006 $200,000 $126,000
2005 $120,000 $80,000
2004 $151,000 $100,000
2003 $150,000 $102,000
2002 $146,000 $120,000
2001 $130,000 $100,000

2016 Grand Champion Goat

2016 Grand Champion

  • Exhibitor: Aspen Martin, 14
  • Hometown: Mason, Texas
  • Club/Chapter: Mason County 4-H
  • Price: $171,000 (world record)
  • Buyers: Skip Avara, Mary and Ken Hucherson, Melton Electric, and Pam and Archie Thompson

2016 Reserve Grand Champion Goat

2016 Reserve Grand Champion

  • Exhibitor: Cody Sells, 13
  • Hometown: Taylor, Texas
  • Club/Chapter: Williamson County 4-H
  • Price: $147,000 (world record)
  • Buyers: Dean Law Firm; Michelle Iversen Jeffery; KCEF Foundation; and Pamela M. Logsdon, CPA

World Records

  • 2016 - Grand Champion: $171,000
  • 2016 - Reserve Champion: $147,000

Past Prices

YEAR CHAMPION RESERVE
 2015 $170,000  $140,000 
2014
$160,000
$135,000
2013 $156,000 $100,000
2012 $155,000 $110,000
2011 $140,000 $100,000
2010 $135,000 $132,000
2009 $120,000 $131,000
2008 $115,000 $106,000
2007 $108,000 $130,000
2006 $102,000 $64,000
2005 $101,000 $63,000
2004 $80,000 $61,000
2003 $75,000 $55,000
2002 $100,000 $60,000

2016 Grand Champion Lamb

2016 Grand Champion

  • Exhibitor: Kaleigh Lawson, 17
  • Hometown: Spring Branch, Texas
  • Club/Chapter: Comal County 4-H
  • Price: $261,000 (world record)
  • Buyers: The Hildebrand Family, in memory of Tommy and Ruth Hildebrand

2016 Reserve Grand Champion Lamb

2016 Reserve Grand Champion

  • Exhibitor: Kaegan Edwards, 15
  • Hometown: Sudan, Texas
  • Club/Chapter: Sudan FFA
  • Price: $135,000
  • Buyers: Mimi and Tom Dompier, Anne and Chris Richardson, Jennifer and Joe Van Matre, and Lynda and Jim Winne

World Records

  • 2016 - Grand Champion: $261,000
  • 2015 - Reserve Champion: $145,000

Past Prices

YEAR CHAMPION RESERVE
2015  $260,000  $145,000 
2014
$250,000
$140,000
2013 $220,000 $136,000
2012 $210,000 $130,000
2011 $200,000 $135,000
2010 $190,000 $135,000
2009 $170,000 $110,000
2008 $185,000 $115,000
2007 $170,000 $125,000
2006 $120,000 $90,000
2005 $121,000 $90,000
2004 $140,000 $70,000
2003 $120,000 $70,000
2002 $100,000 $60,000
2001 $140,000 $60,000

2016 Grand Champion

  • Exhibitor: Brandon Leal, 18
  • School District: Pasadena ISD
  • Art: "Comradery Like No Other"
  • Price: $185,000
  • Buyers: Mimi and Tom Dompier, The Somerville Family, Jennifer and Joe Van Matre, and Lynda and Jim Winne

2016 Reserve Grand Champion

  • Exhibitor: Lucy Chen, 16
  • School District: Katy ISD
  • Art: “The Entertainer”
  • Price: $220,000 (record)
  • Buyers: Mimi and Tom Dompier, Mary and Ken Hucherson, The Somerville Family, and Jennifer and Joe Van Matre

Records

  • 2014 and 2013 - Grand Champion: $210,000
  • 2016 - Reserve Champion: $220,000

Past Prices

YEAR
CHAMPION
RESERVE
2015  $150,000  $211,000 
2014 $210,000 $196,000
2013 $210,000 $195,000
2012 $206,000  $175,000
2011  $205,000 $170,000
2010
$190,000 $120,000
2009
$155,000 $145,000
2008
$185,000 $150,000
2007
$163,000 $100,000
2006
$163,000 $92,000
2005
$160,000 $91,000
2004
$150,000 $75,000
 2003 $135,000 $75,000
 2002 $130,000 $70,000
 2001 $115,000 $58,000

2016 Grand Champion

  • Exhibitor: Aspen Martin, 14
  • Breed: Charolais
  • Hometown: Mason, Texas
  • Club/Chapter: Mason County 4-H
  • Price: $375,000
  • Buyers: Champagne Cowgirls, in memory of Donna Bruni 

2016 Reserve Grand Champion

  • Exhibitor: Robert Hurst, 17
  • Breed: All Other Breeds
  • Hometown: Friona, Texas
  • Club/Chapter: Parmer County 4-H
  • Price: $335,000
  • Buyers: Robert Clay, Heather and Sean Congdon, Mary Alice and E.D. Lester, and Olympia Drywall Company 

World Records

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

Past Prices

YEAR CHAMPION RESERVE
2015  $300,000  $280,000 
2014
$400,000
$210,000
2013 $360,000 $210,000
2012 $460,000 $250,000
2011 $350,000 $310,000
2010 $175,000 $168,000
2009 $300,000 $180,000
2008 $300,000 $180,000
2007 $300,000 $160,000
2006 $315,000 $170,000
2005 $340,000 $250,000
2004 $250,000 $140,000
2003 $400,000 $130,000
2002 $600,001 $300,000
2001 $600,000 $365,000
2000 $560,000 $350,000
1999 $550,000 $225,000
1998 $530,000 $200,000
1997 $300,000 $195,000
1996 $350,000 $185,000
1995 $500,000 $140,000
1994 $300,000 $113,000
1993 $350,000 $100,000
1992 $200,000 $82,000
1991 $221,000 $90,000
1990 $180,000 $110,000
1989 $97,000 $67,000
1988 $85,000 $65,000
1987 $75,000 $36,000
1986 $115,000 $70,000
1985 $111,000 $58,000
1984 $150,000 $65,000
1983 $140,000 $83,000
1982 $127,000 $60,000
1981 $112,000 $90,000
1980 $110,000 $52,000
1979 $70,000 $45,000
1978 $47,500 $31,000
1977 $42,000 $25,000
1976 $35,000 $23,000
1975 $50,000 $12,500
1974 $40,000 $20,000
1973 $30,000 $8,500
1972 $30,000 $18,000
1971 $17,000 $5,000
1970 $35,000 $8,000
1969 $31,000 $9,500
1968 $16,700 $8,010
1967 $15,000 $8,000
1966 $15,000 $4,500
1965 $14,600 $3,400
1964 $20,500 $5,200
1963 $7,700 $5,000
1962 $12,600 $6,500
1961 $12,000 $3,500
1960 $11,050 $4,000
1959 $11,000 $4,000
1958 $10,000 $3,500
1957 $10,000 $3,000
1956 $10,000 $3,500
1955 $13,500 $6,950
1954 $12,500 $6,000
1953 $18,800 $6,000
1952 $18,600 $5,000
1951 $17,800 $6,000
1950 $15,400 $6,400
1949 $13,500 $6,200
1948 $12,500 $1,500
1947 $15,000 $3,200
1946 $10,000 $3,000
1945 $7,200 $1,000
1944 $7,100 $1,500
1943 $3,100 $1,050
1942 $1,929 $820
1941 $1,836 $938
1940 $2,092 $620
1939 $736 $300
1938 $1,100 $750

2016 Grand Champion

  • Exhibitor: Caitlin Morgenroth, 11
  • Hometown: Saint Hedwig, Texas
  • Club/Chapter: Guadalupe County 4-H
  • Price: $102,000
  • Buyers: Jennifer and Doug Bosch, Billy Parker, Dick Scott, and Misty and Tyson Weihs

2016 Reserve Grand Champion

  • Exhibitor: Camden Mooney, 14
  • Hometown: Saint Hedwig, Texas
  • Club/Chapter: Guadalupe County 4-H
  • Price: $80,000
  • Buyers: Jennifer and Roger Camp, Robin Young-Ellis and Joe Ellis, Tommy Fogle, and Al Simon

World Records

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

Past Prices

YEAR CHAMPION RESERVE
2015  $145,000  $127,500 
2014
$115,000
$140,000
2013 $110,000 $110,000
2012 $100,000 $60,000
2011 $88,000 $81,000
2010 $78,500 $48,000
2009 $95,000 $44,000
2008 $130,000 $50,000
2007 $175,000 $106,000
2006 $167,000 $105,000
2005 $110,000 $55,000
2004 $120,000 $55,000
2003 $150,000 $62,000
2002 $145,100 $85,000
2001 $110,000 $80,000

2016 Grand Champion

2016 Grand Champion

  • Wine: Orin Swift Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon, Mercury Head, Napa Valley, 2013
  • Price: $125,000
  • Buyers: Dinell and Jay Chapman; J. Alan and Julie Kent; Vanessa and Chad Stroberg; and Dr. Jennifer and Todd Youngblood

2016 Reserve Grand Champion

  • Wine: B.R. Cohn Winery Cabernet Sauvignon, Olive Hill Estate, Sonoma Valley, 2013
  • Price: $125,000 
  • Buyers: Curtis Clerkley and Leah Stasney; Victoria and Parker Johnson; Becky and Kelly Joy; and Lisa and Tom Laird
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Records

  • 2015 – Grand Champion: $232,000
  • 2013 – Reserve Champion: $205,000

Past Prices

YEAR
CHAMPION
RESERVE
 2015 $232,000 $200,000
2014
$230,000
$175,000
2013 $215,000
$205,000
2012 $211,000
$160,000
2011  $210,000 $130,000
2010
$120,000 $90,000
2009
$100,000 $55,000
2008
$201,000 $126,000
2007
$125,000 $75,000
2006
$200,000 $100,000
2005
 $90,000 $40,000
2004
 $47,000 $22,000

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