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

2015 Grand Champion

  • Exhibitor: Leslie Batenhorst, 16
  • Breed: Other Crossbred
  • Hometown: Dalhart, Texas
  • Club/Chapter: Hartley County 4-H
  • Price: $208,000 (world record)
  • Buyers: Jacqueline and Jon Hodges, Linda and David Johnson, Becky and Kelly Joy, Julie and Alan Kent – James Alan Kent Development

2015 Reserve Grand Champion

  • Exhibitor: Caileigh Johnston, 14
  • Breed: Other Crossbred
  • Hometown: Perryton, Texas
  • Club/Chapter: Perryton FFA
  • Price: $128,000 (world record)
  • Buyers: Mickie and Jim Clark – Jim Clark & Associates; Robert Clay – Schaefer Ranchwear; Michael Morgus; and Sheila and Emmett Story Jr.

World Records

  • 2015 - Grand Champion: $208,000
  • 2015 - Reserve Champion: $128,000

Past Prices

YEAR CHAMPION RESERVE
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

2015 Grand Champion


  • Exhibitor: Sydney Paul, 14
  • Hometown: Huntsville, Texas
  • Club/Chapter: Walker County 4-H
  • Price: $215,000 (world record)
  • Buyer: Gregory Miller, in honor of Beverly Wren

2015 Reserve Grand Champion


  • Exhibitor: Travis Twining, 18
  • Hometown: Magnolia, Texas
  • Club/Chapter: Evening Stars 4-H
  • Price: $115,000
  • Buyer: Albert Simon

World Records

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

Past Prices

YEAR CHAMPION RESERVE
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

 

2015 Grand Champion

  • Exhibitor: Heather Shaw, 16
  • Hometown: Mason, Texas
  • Club/Chapter: Mason County 4-H
  • Price: $170,000 (world record)
  • Buyers: Timothy Bedore; Michelle Iverson Jeffery – Putterman Scharck & Associates; KCEF Foundation; Pamela Logsdon, CPA; Alan and Mary Lee Stigall

 

2015 Reserve Grand Champion

  • Exhibitor: Cole Matkin, 17
  • Hometown: Boerne, Texas
  • Club/Chapter: Kendall County 4-H
  • Price: $140,000 (world record)
  • Buyers: Mimi and Tom Dompier, Anne and Chris Richardson, Pam and Jerrol Springer, Jennifer and Joe Van Matre

World Records

  • 2015 - Grand Champion: $170,000
  • 2015 - Reserve Champion: $140,000

Past Prices

YEAR CHAMPION RESERVE
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

2015 Grand Champion

  • Exhibitor: Kolton Neuse, 15
  • Hometown: New Braunfels, Texas
  • Club/Chapter: Comal County 4-H
  • Price: $260,000 (world record)
  • Buyers: The Hildebrand Family, in honor of Tommy and Ruth Hildebrand

2015 Reserve Grand Champion

  • Exhibitor: Sierra Martin, 18
  • Hometown: Mason, Texas
  • Club/Chapter: Mason County 4-H
  • Price: $145,000 (world record)
  • Buyers: Skip Avara, Mary and Ken Hucherson, Melton Electric, Pam and Archie Thompson

World Records

  • 2015 - Grand Champion: $260,000
  • 2015 - Reserve Champion: $145,000

Past Prices

YEAR CHAMPION RESERVE
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

 

2015 Grand Champion

  • Exhibitor: Raina Baggerly, 18
  • School District: Pasadena ISD
  • Art: "There's Work to be Done"
  • Price: $150,000
  • Buyers: Terry and Dr. Joe Agris, Jennifer and Doug Bosch, Pam and Jerrol Springer, Betty and Kurt Wiseman

 

2015 Reserve Grand Champion

  • Exhibitor: Vanessa Sosa, 18
  • School District: Pasadena ISD
  • Art: “Come Rain or Shine”
  • Price: $211,000 (record)
  • Buyers: Mimi and Tom Dompier, Mary and Ken Hucherson, Kristina and Paul Somerville, Jennifer and Joe Van Matre

Records

  • 2014 and 2013 - Grand Champion: $210,000
  • 2015 - Reserve Champion: $211,000

Past Prices

YEAR
CHAMPION
RESERVE
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


2015 Grand Champion

  • Exhibitor: Caitlen Hope Doskocil
  • Breed: All Other Breeds
  • Hometown: Buckholts, Texas
  • Club/Chapter: Holland FFA
  • Price: $300,000
  • Buyers: James Alan Kent Development and J. Marcus Laney


2015 Reserve Grand Champion

  • Exhibitor:Caeley Cody
  • Breed: All Other Breeds
  • Hometown: Weatherford, Texas
  • Club/Chapter: Parker Co. 4-H
  • Price: $280,000
  • Buyers: Robert Clay – Schaefer Ranchwear, Narciso and Gregory Flores – Olympia Drywall, Sally and Rigo Flores, Mary Alice and Ed Lester – Stewart Title

World Records

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

Past Prices

YEAR CHAMPION RESERVE
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

2015 Grand Champion

  • Exhibitor: Garrett Mihalski, 15
  • Hometown: St. Hedwig, Texas
  • Club/Chapter: East Central High School FFA
  • Price: $145,000
  • Buyers: Jennifer and Roger Camp, Erin and Jason Golan, Kathleen and Tom Mach, Statoil

2015 Reserve Grand Champion

  • Exhibitor: Natalie Burkholder, 11
  • Hometown: Comfort, Texas
  • Club/Chapter: Kendall County 4-H
  • Price: $127,500
  • Buyers: Mitzi and Thomas Fleissner, D’Anna Michelle Jones, Shirley and Randy Meyer, Texas Renaissance Festival

World Records

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

Past Prices

YEAR CHAMPION RESERVE
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

 

2015 Grand Champion

  • Wine: Rombauer Vineyards Diamond Selection Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley, California 2010
  • Price: $232,000 (Show record)
  • Buyers: Mimi and Tom Dompier; Kristina and Paul Somerville; Jennifer and Joe Van Matre; Sheridan and John Eddie Williams

 

2015 Reserve Grand Champion

  • Wine: Charles-Le-Bel, Brut, Champagne, France NV
  • Price: $200,000 
  • Buyers: Brad Fish; Gay and Red Griffin; and Araly and Chuck Simmons

 

Records

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

Past Prices

YEAR
CHAMPION
RESERVE
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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