As the infamous green carpet was rolled out for a final time at the 2020 National Western Stock Show, a range of emotions were in the air of Stadium Arena before selecting the Grand Champion Junior Market Steer.
Eighteen-year-old Ashtin Guyer from Flat Rock, Illinois, has exhibited steers for nine years at NWSS. As she stepped foot in the NWSS steer ring for the last time, she ended her journey at the show with the slap from three judges naming her steer the champion.
“Being my last time, it is bittersweet,” Guyer said with a grin. “But, this is just awesome.”
After her victory, Guyer was immediately embraced by family and friends. Overwhelmed with emotions, Guyer expressed her gratitude to all of the individuals who helped her achieve this goal.
“I am so thankful for my family and friends who have helped me along the way,” Guyer said. “Without them, I would not be who I am today.”
As she walked away from “the Hill” for the last time as an exhibitor, Guyer was honored to leave as a champion.