Archive for January, 2017

Rock ‘N Bull Series Kicks Off In Mineral Wells

Tuesday, January 24th, 2017
Shelley and Scott Hughes accepting the buckle for the Futurity win on behalf of 2H/Rafter B. Photo by Gautreau

Shelley and Scott Hughes accepting the buckle for the Futurity win on behalf of 2H/Rafter B. Photo by Gautreau

The first of 4 Rock ‘N Bull Series UBBI events was held in Mineral Wells, Texas on January 20th. There were a total of 79 bulls participating in the Futurity, Derby and Classic events. The futurity competition kicked things off at 5pm on Friday with 48 entries. The top 9 bulls earned money toward qualifying for the 2017 UBBI National Finals and an additional 7 bulls earned money in the Silver Select payoff!

Scott and Shelley Hughes and their partner Bob Blackwell (2H/Rafter B) got the

Bull #66 All Lives Matter winning the Futurity. Photo by Gautreau

Bull #66 All Lives Matter winning the Futurity. Photo by Gautreau

new year started off right with a futurity win with bull #66 All Lives Matter and a big score of 89.25 points. Hughes and Blackwell cashed a check for $2484 for first place. Reserve champion in the futurity went to bull #506 owned by Winston/Slaughter/Melton Bull Co with a score of 88 points. Bull #506 is sired by the bull Asteroid. There was a split for 3rd, 4th and 5th place with scores of 87.75 points. That money was shared with bull #567-C from KB Bulls/Gene Baker; bull #504 from Brent Dorman and bull #500 T-Bone from Hogue/Stibling/Foutch. Finishing out the top 9 placings were bulls #501 from Brent Dorman; #6 Power Play form Shining P Bucking Bulls; #X62 Hangman from Terry Coleman and #593 from Tom Baker.

The Silver Select payout was introduced in March of 2016. Entry fees at regular season UBBI futurity events were increased from $450 to $500. The $50 goes directly into the Silver Select payout and is paid back 100%!

“We introduced the Silver Select payout last season,” stated Randy Schmutz, the general manager of the UBBI. “It was designed to increase participation in our Futurity events, while allowing those bulls that were placing just outside the qualifier payouts to earn money. It gives a larger number of participants a chance to win money. We will continue the Silver Select futurity payouts in 2017!”

Bull #B135 Big Red from Wolfe/Coleman winning the Derby. Photo by Gautreau

Bull #B135 Big Red from Wolfe/Coleman winning the Derby. Photo by Gautreau

Bull #505 from James Hogue/Chase Foutch finished 10th and was first place in the Silver Select payout with a score of 85.5 points and earned $528. Bulls #501 Ram Jam from Mason & Mason and #84C Dos Equis from GT Bucking Bulls split second and third place in the Silver Select with scores of 85.25 points. Other bulls receiving Silver Select money were #503 Pan Am from Mason & Mason; #575 form Horizon Cattle Co; #C415 Rag Doll from Last Chance Land & Cattle/Chase Foutch and #333 from Kody Goodin/Criptic Cattle Co.

The Derby and Classic bulls both performed on Friday night, but

Bull #83 from Riley/Beckett/Lester/Lackey/Teague winning the Classic. Photo by Gautreau

Bull #83 from Riley/Beckett/Lester/Lackey/Teague winning the Classic. Photo by Gautreau

competedseparately. There were 20 bulls competing in the Derby and the event paid 4 places. Bull #B135 Big Red form Nathan Wolfe & Terry Coleman placed 1st with a score of 88.5 points and earned $2300. In second was bull #35B from Ace of Spades Ranch with a score of 87.75 points. In third place was bull #455 Double Tap from Blue Line Bucking Bulls, posting a score of 87.5 points and in 4th place was bull #JL101 Whipper Snapper from James Hogue/Chase Foutch with 86.25 points.

The Classic ended the evening with 11 bulls competing for 2 spots in the payout. Bull #83 from Riley/Beckett/Lester/Lackey/Teague finished Friday night in the number one spot with a score of 89.5 points and earned $1897. Finishing in second place was bull #391 Slingin Tears from Crooked River Livestock & Caveman Bucking Bulls. Bull #391 posted a score of 87.5 points and cashed a check for $1265.

The next UBBI event will be in Mineral Wells, Texas on February 3-4!

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UBBI Begins It’s Seventh Season

Wednesday, January 11th, 2017
Randy Schmutz presenting the first UBBI Futurity buckle to Nathan Wolfe at Winnie 2011. Photo by Glanville

Randy Schmutz presenting the first UBBI Futurity buckle to Nathan Wolfe at Winnie 2011. Photo by Glanville

January of 2017 marks the beginning of the seventh season for the United Bucking Bulls, Inc (UBBI)! The second weekend in January in 2011, the first official event was hosted at Nutty Jerry’s in Winnie, Texas with 37 Futurity, 38 Derby and 35 Classic entries and a total payout of $32,670! In 2011 during it’s first season, the UBBI paid out just over $1.1 million dollars in prize money. The 2016 UBBI season yielded a total payout of over $1.5 million!

“Time does fly when you’re having fun,” exclaimed Randy Schmutz, the general manager of the UBBI. “It is really hard to believe that we are about to begin our 7th season! And even more amazing that we’ve been able to pay back $7,937,000 to UBBI members over the past 6 years!”

The 2016 UBBI season purses included Open Futurity ~ $473,000;  UFL Futurity ~ $365,000;  Youth Futurity ~ $52,125;  Women’s Futurity ~ $17,975; Yearling Futurity ~ $32,000. In addition to these futurity payouts, the UBBI introduced the Futurity Silver Select payout that yielded an additional $28,500 in prize money, for a total of $968,600 in Futurity winnings! The Derby paid out $361,000 and the Classic paid out $186,000!

The 2017 season is already underway with events having been held in Hamilton, Texas on October 22nd and in Mineral Wells, Texas on December 17th! The season continues with a series of events in Mineral Wells on January 20-21;  February 3-4;  February 17-18;  March 3-4. These events will all feature classes for Futurity, Derby and Classic bulls.