Auction of Junior Livestock Champions

January 21, 2022

Supporting youth exhibitors through the exciting Junior Livestock Auction!

Of the thousands of junior market animals that compete at the National Western Stock Show each year, only 96 of the very best qualify for the exciting Auction of Junior Livestock Champions. The auction is the final marketplace for the ribbon-winning steers, lambs, hogs, and goats that were raised by junior exhibitors, 4-H and FFA youngsters ranging in age from 9 to 18. The auction of Grand Champion and Reserve Grand Champion animals is televised live on Denver’s 9NEWS, and winning bids have reached as high as $155,000!

The Auction of Junior Livestock Champions continues to encourage today’s youth to seek a future in agriculture, and to further their education. A majority of the winning bid price goes directly to the Junior Exhibitor, and 10% of each bid price is donated to support the National Western Scholarship Trust.

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Morgan Unks, Director of Scholarship Events

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Presented by

Outstanding Supporters

Occidental Petroleum Corporation
K-M Concessions, Inc.
US Foods
Dilley Printing

2022 Event Info

The auction kicks off with a Bidders’ Social in the National Western Club. Guests enjoy drinks and hors devours, while visiting with business colleagues, junior exhibitors and scholarship recipients. Guests then move into the Beef Palace Auction Arena for the live broadcast and exhilarating auction!

Date & Time

Friday, January 21, 2022
4:30pm Bidders’ Social
6:30pm Auction & Live Broadcast
*You must have an invitation to attend!


Morgan Unks, Director of Scholarship Events

2020 Champions + Buyers

The 114th National Western tips its hat to the Champions & Buyers from the Auction of Junior Livestock Champions

Grand Champion Steer
2020 Grand Champion Steer winner: Ashtin Guyer, and Ames Construction Company

Exhibitor: Ashtin Guyer of Flat Rock, IL
Buyer: Ames Construction Company
Winning Bid: $155,000

Grand Champion Hog
2020 Grand Champion Hog Exhibitor: Alli Stromber, and Buyer: Transwest Trucks

Exhibitor: Alli Stromberg of Iliff, CO
Buyer: Transwest Trucks, Inc.
Winning Bid: $100,000

Grand Champion Lamb
2020 Grand Champion Lamb winner: Cody Sells, and Buyer: Occidental Petroleum Corporation

Exhibitor: Hudson Franklin of Shallow Water, Texas
Buyer: Occidental Petroleum Corporation
Winning Bid: $44,000

Grand Champion Goat
2020 Grand Champion Goat winner: Cody Sells, and Buyer: Babson Farms

Exhibitor: Cody Sells of Taylor, Texas
Buyer: Babson Farms
Winning Bid: $29,000

Reserve Grand Champion Steer
2020 Reserve Grand Champion Steer winner: Jagger Horn, and buyer: Kent Stevinson

Exhibitor: Jagger Horn of Anson, TX
Buyer: Stevinson Automotive, Kent Stevinson
Winning Bid: $105,000

Reserve Grand Champion Hog
2020 Reserve Grand Champion Hog winner: Mikala Grady, and Buyer: Brannan Sand & Gravel

Exhibitor: Mikala Grady of Grandview, Texas
Buyer: Brannan Sand & Gravel
Winning Bid: $36,000

Reserve Grand Champion Lamb
2020 Reserve Grand Champion Lamb winner: Blake Skidgel, and buyer: Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce

Exhibitor: Blake Skidgel of Pawnee, Oklahoma
Buyer: Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce
Winning Bid: $40,000

Reserve Grand Champion Goat
2020 Reserve Grand Champion Goat winner: Aspen Martin, and buyer: Hutchison Western

Exhibitor: Aspen Martin of Mason, TX
Buyer: Hutchison Western
Winning Bid: $22,000