The 1st Annual West’s Best Bull Challenge was held inside the Cross Roads Arena in Penrose, Colorado on May 25th & 26th. Twenty-Four different breeders from 4 different regions entered 60 two, three and four year old UBBI bulls in the Futurity, Derby and Classic competition. The event was hosted by Mike Hadley and Dave Wolfe and their crew did a great job.
The Derby kicked things off on Friday night and with 23 bulls entered, Arrow K Rodeo (Kelly Klein) came out on top with #174 Smooth Criminal and a score of 90 points, earning $2645. Arrow K is headquarted in North Dakota and a part of the Northern Region and those points will be a part of his Northern Region standings. In second place was #959 Written In Red from Talbert/XS Ranch. Splitting third and fourth place was Kanin & Sydney Asay’s #230 Tickles-N-Hurts and Hadley Cattle Company’s #HC 02 Cheap Trick.
The Futurity took place on Saturday morning and it was Paul & Lorie Daniel/Bill & Cindee Clark’s #078 Bottom’s Up winning 1st place with a score of 87.75 point and pocketing $1,800. In second was Larry Barker’s #022 Recovery Time and finishing 3rd was #W39 from Leslie Walter/Bar Y. At the completion of the event, #W39 was purchased by Paul & Lorie Daniel and will make his new home in Texas.
The Classic proved to be very tough, and #846 Black Betty proved to be a winner once more earning $2,530. Black Betty was scored 92 points, just ahead of #871 Rack City Blue from Ty Rynaldo who scored 91.75 points. Byron Juma’s #810 finished 3rd and Talbert Bucking Bull’s #6810 Compact finished fourth.
Hat’s to all of the breeders who traveled long distances to participate and try to get their hands on both National and Regional UBBI points.
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