Bar B Arena Plays Host to Second Event of 2014 UBBI Season

The 2014 UBBI season continues to sustain healthy entry numbers!  At the first event, held January 31st and February 1st in Palestine, Texas there were 221 entries. . . . .double the number of entries the year before.  In Mineral Wells, at the Bar B Arena UBBI event held on February 21st and 22nd there were 167 entries compared to 166 last year.

The Moss Brothers accepting the Tres Rios Silver Championship buckle for the Derby win, presented by Randy Schmutz. Photo by Gautreau

“We believe that bull owners have recognized the value offered in what the UBBI is doing,” exclaimed Randy Schmutz, the general manager of the UBBI.  “We’ve always set out to treat our members the way we’d wanna be treated and we feel that our participants have enjoyed and embraced the professionalism the UBBI and it’s staff have provided!”

There were 51 Derby bulls waiting in the wings to participate at the 3rd Annual Bar B Arena UBBI event in Mineral Wells, Texas! When all was said and done, it was the little bull that could, that did it this time.  Bull #626 Hard Time from Moss Brothers was 1st place with a phenomenal score of 91.75 points, earning $3225. Hard Time was the 2013 UBBI National Finals Futurity Champion, winning the Finals event and over $20,000 at the Kansas Star Casino & Arena and totaling over $25,000 in earnings last season as a two year old. Looks like he’s off to a great start as as Derby contender this year!

Bull #625 Hard Time winning Mineral Wells with a score of 91.75 points. Photo by Gautreau

Finishing in 2nd place in the Derby was bull #171 Boudin Man from Courmier Cattle Company with a score of 89 points.  In a close 3rd place position was B.A. Baracus owned by Ramblin Verl Ranch with a score of 88 points. The younger member of the Courmier family, Kent’s son Casey, split 4th and 5th with his bull #71 Gallo del Ciello, with Diamond S Bucking Bulls #195.  Both bulls scored 87.75 points. Other members finishing in the top 10 at Mineral Wells were Tommy & Christopher Whitehead; CF Rodeo/Brienholt; Martinez Bucking Bulls; Rockin R Bucking Bulls; Rafter 23 and Nothin’ But Try Ranch.

The Classic event was held on Saturday night with 34 entries and the event paid 6 places.  Bull #017 Smoke Dawg from Bent Rail Bucking Bulls was the top dog with a score of 89.75 points and a check for $2737.  In second place was X3 owned by Tommy & Christopher Whitehead with a close score of 89.25 points.  Bull #Tc014 Spear My Gear continued his winning ways, splitting 3rd and 4th place with a score of 87.57 points.  JC’s Dream Team Bucking Bull & Gene Baker’s bull #528 Mad Scientist shared the spotlight with Spear My Gear.  Finally, splitting 5th and 6th place were Cude Bucking Bulls bull #54 and Brown Ranch’s bull #5R Brown Town.

Bull #017 Smoke Dawg owned by Bent Rail Bucking Bulls winning the Mineral Wells Classic. Photo by Gautreau

The Futurity on Saturday morning was really strong with 82 entries. We saw some familiar faces, but enjoyed welcoming some new members in the Futurity as well.  Diamond S Bucking Bulls came loaded with talent and placed with 3 out of the top 16 money positions, not to mention winning 1st place with bull #2125 with a score of 92.25 points and a check for $3321. This is the second consecutive year that the Diamond S Ranch has taken home the Futurity buckle from the Bar B Arena.  In second place was John & Sydnee Donaho with bull #23 and a score of 88.5 points and in third place was Diamond S Bucking Bulls and Bull #283 with 88 points.  Other members finishing in the money were Tommie Pounders; Mason/Juran; Tom Peterson; McCoy Ranches; Stormy Foster; Big Gun Bucking Bulls; Martinez Bucking Bulls; 3CM Cattle Company; Brandon Stewart/Travis Medve; Prewitt/Downer; Hookin-H; Blue Stem Ranch/Hog Creek Ranch and Kevin Pool.

Diamond S Bucking Bulls #2125 winning the Futurity in Mineral Wells. Photo by Gautreau

A BIG thank you to Billy & Cody Blue and the entire Bar B Arena Staff for their hard work and to all of our UBBI staff for a great job!


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