Archive for October, 2016

United Futurity League Concludes It’s 2016 Season

Friday, October 14th, 2016

The United Bucking Bulls, Inc created the United Futurity League in 2015 and has

Bull #407 Buffalo Scott from TBR Bucking Bulls was the "anchor" bull for the winning UFL Team. Photo by Gautreau

Bull #407 Buffalo Scott from TBR Bucking Bulls was the “anchor” bull for the winning UFL Team. Photo by Gautreau

now concluded it’s second consecutive season with the completion of the 2016 UBBI National Finals and UFL Team Finals event in Ada, Oklahoma! At each one of the 6 regular season events, there were 20 teams and 60 different bulls featured. Those bulls could also enter the open UBBI futurity and perform once and the score was counted in both competitions.

This year 40 different UFL franchises used 211 different bulls during 6 regular season UFL events. Twenty-five teams participated at this year’s UFL Team Finals and the event paid out $125,000 to the top 10 UFL Team owners.

Dennis Davis from the Jaynes Gang joins Jason & Amy Mogg to accept the check for winning the UFL Team Finals. Photo by Gautreau

Dennis Davis from the Jaynes Gang joins Jason & Amy Mogg to accept the check for winning the UFL Team Finals. Photo by Gautreau

“It was a very tough team competition this year at the finals,” stated Randy Schmutz, general manager of the UBBI. “There were 75 bulls in the team competition and 34 of the top 50 UBBI National Finals Futurity bulls were also entered into the UFL Team Finals! That makes for a really tough set of bulls!”

Jason & Amy Mogg, together with the Jaynes Gang put together a really solid team that posted scores of 86.5 (Just Kidding), 86.75 (Go Blue) and 88 points (Buffalo Scott), for a total of 261.25 points and edged out the second place team by only .25 point! The win came with a check for $41,750! In second place was the team from D&H Cattle Team #2 with Nasty Habit (86.5), Olaf (86.75) and Budakon (87.75), picking up a check for $19,147! All Star Ranch’s team finished in third place with 258.25 points followed by a tie for 4th/5th place with Cord & Sara McCoy/Joe & Nina Webb and D&H Cattle Team #1. Both teams posted total scores of 256.5 points.

Click HERE for Complete UFL Finals Results

D&H Cattle’s Big Sky Wins Big at UBBI National Finals

Friday, October 14th, 2016
Bull #406 Big Sky from D&H Cattle wins the UBBI National Finals & World Championship. Photo by Gautreau

Bull #406 Big Sky from D&H Cattle wins the UBBI National Finals & World Championship. Photo by Gautreau

The best 50 two year old bulls in the UBBI gathered in Ada, Oklahoma to see who would ultimately win the UBBI Futurity World Championship and Finals Championship! At the completion of the Futurity on Friday morning it was obvious that bull

Rooster Gilstrap accepts the buckles for the Futurity World Championship and Finals Championship. Photo by Gautreau

Rooster Gilstrap accepts the buckles for the Futurity World Championship and Finals Championship. Photo by Gautreau

#406 Big Sky from D&H Cattle Company was prepared for the “Big Show”! Big Sky produced an 89.25 point score to win the event and the UBBI Finals Championship and that came with a first place check of $10,000. Together with his regular season earnings of $4481, Big Sky earned a total of $14,481 to also win the 2016 UBBI Futurity World Championship. Each year the UBBI presents a $5,000 bonus to both the Finals Champion and World Champion in each class (Futurity, Derby,

The Top 12 Futurity winners at the 2016 UBBI National Finals. Photo by Gautreau

The Top 12 Futurity winners at the 2016 UBBI National Finals. Photo by Gautreau

Classic). So add it up. . . .$14,481 in regular season and finals earnings, a $5000 Finals Champion bonus and a $5000 World Champion bonus! All total ~ $24,481! Together with Big Sky’s Gold Standard Futurity and Silver Select earnings, the D&H Cattle dynamo banked a total of $38,800 in UBBI cash! Note the highest earning UBBI Futurity bull this season was #423 War Cloud with $43,429 in total earnings, including regular season, finals and Gold Standard Futurity money!

All Star Ranch’s bull #413 Little Texas was an outstanding bull all year long and helped Ted Keeling and his team win over $35,000 in UFL cash, $2502 regular season money and $7500 in UBBI National Finals earnings! Little Texas was the Reserve National Finals Champion, finishing in second place with with a score of 88.5 points and in second place for the year-end!

Tom & Peggy’s bull #A9W Topped Off posted a score of 88.25 points to finish #3 at this year’s UBBI National Finals and earned $5500, followed by TBR Bucking Bulls’ #407 Buffalo Scott in fourth place!

Click HERE to View UBBI National Finals Futurity Results

Biker Bob Rides Into the #1 Spot

Friday, October 14th, 2016
The Top 12 Derby winners at the 2016 UBBI National Finals. Photo by Gautreau

The Top 12 Derby winners at the 2016 UBBI National Finals. Photo by Gautreau

Everyone involved in the bucking bull industry understands things can changein¬†an instant. You can go from first to last in one jump, or you can move from the top 10 to 1st place in two performances! That was the case with Scott Cattle Company’s bull #323 Biker Bob! JR Scott’s big-horned, red bull entered the UBBI National Finals in 7th place. But after a first place finish in the first round and third place finish in the second round, Biker Bob placed second in the aggregate to earn a total of $9000 at this year’s UBBI National Finals, to catapult to the UBBI Derby World Championship title!

“It’s always exciting to see these bulls peak at the absolute right time,” explained

Biker Bob at the 2016 UBBI National Finals. Photo by Gautreau

Biker Bob at the 2016 UBBI National Finals. Photo by Gautreau

Randy Schmutz, general manager of the UBBI. “Biker Bob has always been a bull that shows up and wins money! But he definitely did it at the right time and at the right place!”

Biker Bob posted an 89 point score in the first round to earn $1000 for the go-round win! Tom & Peggy’s bull #JF310 Power Plant placed second with 88.5 points and in third place was Cody Ohl’s bull #761 Bushwacked, with a score of 88.25 points. Other top 10 finishers

Bull #20A High Test from D&H Cattle. Photo by Gautreau

Bull #20A High Test from D&H Cattle. Photo by Gautreau

included bull #193 THE Communicator from Sellers Bucking Bulls; bull #20A High Test from D&H Cattle; bull #591 Smooth Over from GT Bucking Bulls; bull #000 Dennis the Menace from Ace of Spades/Clint McGuire; bull #301 Show Me Homie from JK Elite/McConnell Bucking Bulls; bull #773 Top Spot from Tom & Peggy and bull #200 Over the Top from Long Ranch.

The top 25 Derby bulls after the first round performed again on Saturday to determine the UBBI Derby National Finals Champion and ultimately

Rooster Gilstrap accepts the Finals Champion buckle on behalf of D&H Cattle. Photo by Gautreau

Rooster Gilstrap accepts the Finals Champion buckle on behalf of D&H Cattle. Photo by Gautreau

the UBBI Derby World Champion.

Bull #20A High Test from D&H Cattle had a stellar performance on Saturday with an 89.5 point outing and together with his first round score of 87.75 points, had a total of 177.25 points to win the UBBI Finals Championship and a total of $11,000 in qualifier dollars. High Test also received the UBBI National Finals Championship bonus of $5000.

Bull #3195 Lil Bit of Terror from Juma Rodeo Stock had an 84.75 point score in

Chad Guidry accepting the UBBI Derby World Championship buckle on behalf of Scott Cattle Co. Photo by Gautreau

Chad Guidry accepting the UBBI Derby World Championship buckle on behalf of Scott Cattle Co. Photo by Gautreau

the first round to split 21st thru 23rd place to qualify for the championship round. But on Saturday night, the bull from Wyoming really stepped it up to finish second in the round with a score of 88.75 points and ultimately landed in the fifth place position in the aggregate. Lil Bit of Terror won a total of $4800 in Finals money.

But in the end it was Biker Bob, who finished 3rd in the championship round, posting a score of 88 points, together with his first round score of 89 points, totaled 177 points to finish second place in the aggregate and earned $9000 in Finals earnings. Power Plant from Tom & Peggy finished 6th in the championship round, third in the aggregate and was the Reserve World Champion Derby Bull.

“It was a really tight finish for the Derby World Title this season,” Schmutz explained. “In the end, with finals earnings, Biker Bob won a total of $14,213 just ahead of Tom & Peggy’s Power Plant with $13,466! That’s only a difference of $747!”

Biker Bob had $5213 in regular season earnings, $9000 in Finals earnings to total $14,213 in qualifier dollars to win the world championship, plus a $5000 world champion bonus and $1825 in Black Gold Derby money for a total UBBI haul of $21,038! Congrats to Chad Guidry for handling Biker Bob for JR Scott!

Click HERE to View Derby Results

Locke & Loaded Wins Big at UBBI National Finals

Friday, October 14th, 2016

It’s been said that patience is a virtue! To have patience in the bucking bull industry is indeed a quality and at times patience does pay off! Gary and Nedra Keel, have been waiting for this moment for a long time and it almost didn’t happen.

Gary & Nedra Keel accepting the UBBI Classic World Champion buckle. Pictured here with Mike Weston (left) and Jimmy Ray (right). Photo by Gautreau

Gary & Nedra Keel accepting the UBBI Classic World Champion buckle. Pictured here with Mike Weston (left) and Jimmy Ray (right). Photo by Gautreau

“We bought the bull from Johnny and David Locke as a two year old and partnered with Kyle Walgren,” explained Gary Keel. “We entered him in the UBBI Gold Standard Futurity that year and split 4th and 5th place with him, but he got hurt there and had a severe hip injury!”

Keel was not optimistic that he would recover and Walgren agreed to let him keep

Bull #212 Locke & Loaded at the 2016 UBBI National Finals. Photo by Gautreau

Bull #212 Locke & Loaded at the 2016 UBBI National Finals. Photo by Gautreau

the bull to breed with and move on. During his three year old year, Locke & Loaded was bucked a limited amount of times and showed promise.  But in 2016, Keel put the bull on the road and the rest is history!

Bull #212 Locke & Loaded earned $4025 in regular UBBI season earnings to enter the UBBI National Finals in the 8th position

Losing My Religion from Owens / Wyatt. Photo by Gautreau

Losing My Religion from Owens / Wyatt. Photo by Gautreau

$4094 behind the leader, bull #Z26 Acting Crazy from Martinez Bucking Bulls. In the first round, Locke & Loaded performed well and posted a score of 87 points to finish 7th on Friday night. But it was his Saturday night performance that sealed the deal. With the highest marked bull score of the entire finals, Locke & Loaded put up a score of 90 points, for a total of 177 points to place 2nd in the aggregate and earn $8500 in Finals cash! That moved Locke & Loaded to the #1 spot in the UBBI Classic standings, with a total of $12,525 and $925 ahead of D&H Cattle/Flinn’s Sketchy Bob and $1406 ahead of Martinez

Top 12 Classic winners at the UBBI National Finals. Photo by Gautreau

Top 12 Classic winners at the UBBI National Finals. Photo by Gautreau

Bucking Bulls’ Acting Crazy! Locke & Loaded became the 2016 UBBI Classic World Champion.

“I’m glad the bull did well,” shared Gary Keel. “My wife Nedra was getting a little frustrated. But now she’s more excited

Eldon Flinn (center) accepting the UBBI Classic Finals Champion buckle. Photo by Gautreau

Eldon Flinn (center) accepting the UBBI Classic Finals Champion buckle. Photo by Gautreau

about the win maybe more than I am. And I wanna thank Mike Weston for all of his help with the bull too!”

The first round of Classic bull competition saw bull #Z8-8 Losing My Religion from Dennis Owens/Sam Wyatt winning the round with a score of 89.75 points, followed by Sketchy Bob with a score of 89.25 points. Bull #1206 Cut the Cord from Aduddell/Owens scored 88.25 points to finish 3rd.

In the Championship Round on Saturday night, Locke & Loaded finished first

Sketchy Bob at the UBBI National Finals. Photo by Gautreau

Sketchy Bob at the UBBI National Finals. Photo by Gautreau

with 90 points. Sketchy Bob was second with 89 points, Handsome Jeff from Long Ranch/R&L Bulls finished 3rd with 88.25 points, Organized Crime from D&H/OK Corralis/Gordon finished 4th with 87.75 points and Vegas Lights from A Bulls finished 5th with 87.5 points.

With scores of 89.25 and 89 points in two rounds, Sketchy Bob won the aggregate with 178.25 points and the UBBI National Finals Classic Championship, with a total of $11,600 in finals earnings and an additional $5000 Finals Champion bonus for a total take of $16,600! Locke & Loaded finished second in the aggregate with combined scores of 87 and 90 points, for a total of 177 points and $8500 in finals money and a $5000 Classic World Champion bonus for a total of $13,500! Vegas Lights, Organized Crime and Cut the Cord finished 3rd, 4th and 5th in the aggregate.

Click HERE to View Complete Classic Finals Results

Stage is Set for the 2016 UBBI National Finals

Wednesday, October 5th, 2016

ubbi-finals-2016-artworkThe 2016 UBBI National Finals is set to roll into Ada, Oklahoma this Thursday, Friday and Saturday, October 6-7-8! The Pontotoc County Agri-Plex Arena is the new home of this year’s Finals and will begin Wednesday unloading 191 bucking bulls for competition. There are 50 bulls each in the three categories of competition, Futurity, Derby and Classic and 25 UFL teams and over $325,000 in prize money will be doled out this weekend.

Bulls will begin checking in on Wednesday from 5pm to 8pm and then again on Thursday from 10am until 1pm. The UBBI will host a mandatory stock contractor meeting and finals orientation Thursday from 2pm to 3pm in the Agri-Plex Arena grandstands. There will be a meet & Greet for bull riders and stock contractors from 5pm to 6:30pm followed by the first performance starting at 7:30pm featuring the Top 50 Derby bulls.

The UBBI Futurity National Finals and UFL Team Finals will begin at 9am on Friday and conclude with the Futurity awards ceremony. The second performance, showcasing the best 50 Classic bulls will be Friday at 7:30pm.

On Saturday at noon, Rawhide Portable Corral will once again host our Awards Banquet and Luncheon at 12 noon. This event will be inside the Pontotoc County Convention Center next to the Agri-Plex arena. And the final performance, with the Top 25 Derby and Top 25 Classic bulls, from the previous 2 performances, will wrap up at 7:30pm on Saturday night.

Pre-sale tickets are available at Steppin Out Western Store in Ada and Seth Wadley’s Chevrolet of Ada or at the door the night of the show. Tickets start at $12 and are half price for children. There are also reserved seats and “dirt pass” tickets for the arena floor.

Click HERE to View Complete Schedule