The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo named the 2021 Junior Steer Show champions on Friday, March 19.
JUNIOR MARKET STEER GRAND CHAMPION
The Grand Champion Junior Market Steer was exhibited by William Wall, 16, of Idalou, Texas. Despite a year of canceled shows and hardships, he said he never stopped working with his steer and pushing himself to be better.
“Even when shows get canceled, I just kept grinding,” William said. “You can’t stop or let anything get you down.”
After high school, William said he plans on going to Texas Tech University to pursue a career in the agricultural industry.
JUNIOR MARKET STEER RESERVE GRAND CHAMPION
The Reserve Grand Champion Market Steer was exhibited by 10-year-old Jett James of Prosper, Texas. Although he was one of today’s youngest showmen, he had the biggest smile on his face at the champion drive.
“I did a lot of work to get my steer ready,” Jett said. “I washed him, fed him and walked him every day.”
Jett said he hopes to attend Oklahoma State University and sell cattle when he gets older.
The 2021 Junior Market Steer Show was judged by Shane Bedwell of Holt, Missouri.
The steers will sell in a private auction held May 22, 2021.
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