FWSSR 2022 Spring Newsletter

RECORDS BROKEN – AGAIN – AT JUNIOR SALE OF CHAMPIONS When the Grand Champion Steer at the 2020 Stock Show sold for a record $300,000, few people may have thought the record would soon fall. And while the $4.7 million raised by the auction’s buying groups for the 2020 sale was very impressive, no one expected it, too, would be eclipsed by an amazing $1.3 million in short order. Records did fall in 2022 for the benefit of 4-H and FFA youth from across Texas, thanks to the strong support of local businesses, individuals and organizations. “This was just a phenomenal return for the [Junior] Sale of Champions,” Fort Worth Stock Show Syndicate chairman J.T. Aughinbaugh said in a press release. “The excitement in the community leading up to this year’s sale was unparalleled, and it showed on Saturday morning. We are so proud to see the impact that our sponsors and donors are making in the lives of these young people, and we are already looking forward to 2023.” Tristan Himes, a 4-H member from Sterling City, Texas, sold the Grand Champion Steer for $310,000 to a group of local individuals calling themselves The Steering Committee. Himes’ gratitude was expressed at this press conference held after the steer sold. “We’re humbled by the amazing support our 4-H and FFA youth continue to receive from area businesses, individuals and organizations,” said Stock Show President and General Manager, Bradford S. Barnes. “It’s a great feeling knowing our youth have these amazing buying groups here in Fort Worth to help them reach their dreams and goals.” FWSSR PRESS CONFERENCE Grand Champion Steer - $310,000 The Steering Committee – Buyer Tristan Himes – Exhibitor Reserve Grand Champion Steer - $190,000 Hillwood – Buyer Mason Grady – Exhibitor Grand Champion Lamb - $70,000 Ladies on the Lamb – Buyer Hayden Schroeder – Exhibitor Res. Grand Champion Lamb - $35,000 Patrick O. Rayes – Buyer Graham Newsom – Exhibitor Grand Champion Barrow - $100,000 Standard Meat Co. and Syracuse Sausage – Buyers Kaden Mason – Exhibitor Res. Grand Champion Barrow - $70,000 Wagner Oil Company – Buyer Cole Phillips – Exhibitor Grand Champion Goat - $50,000 Christopher Bass and J. Bryan King – Buyers Karlee Waters – Exhibitor Res. Grand Champion Goat - $30,000 Patrick O. Rayes – Buyer Banner Young – Exhibitor 4