DENVER — Only 96 of the best animals compete in the annual Auction of Junior Livestock Champions at the National Western Stock Show and Rodeo.

The best of the best (the Grand Champion and Reserve Grand Champion Animals) were auctioned off Friday night. 

It was another record-breaking year for the event with the Grand Champion Steer going for a whopping $150,000. That breaks last year's record when a 13-year-old sold a steer for $140,000. 

A majority of that winning bid goes to the junior exhibitor, and 10 percent supports the National Western Scholarship Trust.

WATCH the full Junior Livestock Auction below.

Grand Champion: Steer

National Western Stock Show

Exhibitor: Kutter Bland 

Age: 17

Hometown: Slaton, Texas 

Animal's name: Bob 

Bio: This is Kutter's third time competing in the Junior Livestock Auction. He currently goes to school at Idalou High School, and hopes to attend Texas Tech in the future to study petroleum engineering. 

Sold for: $150,000

National Western Stock Show

Exhibitor: Kassidy Bremer

Age: 18

Hometown: Redfield, Iowa 

Animal's name: El Diablo 

Bio: Kassidy currently attends Panorama High School. When she graduates, Kassidy would like to attend Oklahoma State University to study animal genetics. She hopes to go on to become an embryologist.

Sold for: $90,000

Reserve Grand Champion: Catch a Calf 

National Western Stock Show

Exhibitor: Megan Schroeder

Age: 17

Hometown: Wisner, Nebraska 

Animal's name: Timone (the reason? she says she loves "The Lion King!") 

Bio: Megan attends Wisner Pilger High School and hopes to attend the University of Nebraska in Lincoln to study agribusiness (her end goal is to be a banker). This is her fourth time competing in the junior livestock auction, and her favorite thing to do in Denver is eat at Cinzetti's.

Sold for: $35,000

Grand Champion: Catch a Calf

National Western Stock Show

Exhibitor: Kara Reynolds

Age: 16

Hometown: Laramie, Wyoming

Animal's name: Bodie 

Bio: Kara goes to Laramie High School and hopes to attend the University of Wyoming, where she wants to major in agribusiness.This is her first junior livestock auction, and her favorite thing to do in Denver is shop.

Sold for: $37,000

Reserve Grand Champion: Hog

National Western Stock Show

Exhibitor: Sterling Boyles

Age: 12

Hometown: Canyon, Texas

Animal's name: Hammer 

Bio: Sterling goes to Canyon Junior High, and hopes to attend Texas A&M, where he wants to study engineering and beef production. He said he got into showing from a sister's friend, and his favorite memory so far is winning the Reserve Grand Champion prize at the National Western Stock Show! 

Sold for: $34,000 

Grand Champion: Hog

National Western Stock Show

Exhibitor: Mikala Grady

Age: 17

Hometown: Grandview, Texas

Animal's name: Ott

Bio: Mikala has competed in the National Western auction three times, and hopes to study veterinary medicine at Texas A&M. 

Sold for: $70,000

Reserve Grand Champion: Lamb 

Carlye Winfrey, 17, is the Reserve Grand Champion at the National Western Junior Livestock Auction.
Courtesy NWSS

Exhibitor: Carlye Winfrey

Age: 17

Hometown: Seminole, Texas

Animal's name: Armani 

Bio: Turner has shown animals at the National Western auction for two years now, and her favorite memory is winning the Reserve Grand Champion prize! She wants to attend Texas Tech and major in agricultural communications. Her career goal is to be a lobbyist. 

Sold for: $36,000

Grand Champion: Lamb

Lydia Straka is the Grand Champion of the lamb show at the National Western Junior Livestock Auction.
Courtesy NWSS

Exhibitor: Lydia Straka 

Age: 17

Hometown: Yukon, Oklahoma

Animal's name: Stiletto

Bio: This is the eighth time Lydia has competed in the junior livestock auction, and she said her favorite memory so far has been having the winning lamb! She wants to attend Oklahoma State University when she graduates high school. 

Sold for: $40,000

Reserve Grand Champion: Goat 

Turner Matkin is the Reserve Grand Champion for the National Western Junior Livestock Auction.
Courtesy National Western Stock Show

Exhibitor: Turner Matkin

Age: 13

Hometown: Boerne, Texas

Animal's name: Goose (because he loves "Top Gun") 

Bio: Turner's favorite experience when he's showing animals is shaking a judge's hand after a win. He currently attends Boerne Middle School North and wants to go to Texas A&M, where he hopes to study animal science. His career goal is to manage a cow/calf operation. His favorite thing to do in Denver is eat at Ocean Prime. 

Grand Champion: Goat

Hayden Schroeder showed the Grand Champion Goat at the National Western Stock Show.
National Western Stock Show

Exhibitor: Hayden Schroeder

Age: 14

Hometown: Zepher, Texas

Animal's name: DeMarcus (after former Denver Broncos linebacker DeMarcus Ware) 

Bio: This is Hayden's first time in the National Western junior livestock auction. He attends Early Texas Middle School and hopes to study agribusiness at Oklahoma State University. He wants to sell pharmaceuticals. When Hayden comes to Denver, he says he loves to eat barbecue, and outside of livestock showing, his hobbies are baseball and livestock judging. 

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