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United Bucking Bulls, Inc Closes It’s Doors

Sunday, February 4th, 2018

Since it’s inception in 2010, the United Bucking Bulls, Inc (UBBI) has been a driving force in the bucking bull industry. With the advent of new programs like the Gold Standard Futurity and Black Gold Derby events, the UBBI Youth Futurity Scholarship awards, the Wayne Hodges 4-Star Trailer Futurity Super Series, the Rhinestone Renegades Women’s Futurity and the United Futurity League, there’s no denying the UBBI’s immeasurable impact on this industry. The UBBI was one of the first to “co-sanction” competitions with other organizations and to divide the United States into 6 competition regions, allowing bull owners to participate in regional events closer to home and still qualify for the UBBI National Finals.

During the past 7 seasons, the UBBI was very successful and gave bull owners everywhere opportunities to win a tremendous amount of money. The UBBI attracted hundreds of different bulls and accepted thousands of entries each year and paid out well over $1 million dollars in prize money to bucking bull owners each season. In fact, since 2010 the UBBI has paid out over $9.4 million dollars in prize money and presented hundreds of trophy belt buckles, award jackets and vests!

A number of bucking bulls proved their worthiness in UBBI competition and went on to perform on some of the biggest stages in the industry including Mickey Mouse, Smooth Operator and PRCA and PBR Bucking Bull of the Year ~ Sweet Pro’s Bruiser. And this is just a short list of the many bulls from the UBBI to make it to the Big Leagues! Along the way a number of bull riders also left their mark on the Don Gay Bull Riding Tour and Rank Bull Rider Tour and rose to the highest level including PBR World Champion ~ Cooper Davis, PRCA World Champion ~ JW Harris and CBR World Champion ~ Josh Barrentine. Brennon Eldred, Chase Outlaw, Koal Livingston and Brody Yeary, are also among the great number of cowboys who are now some of the most notable in our game. And of course, we cannot forget the PBR World Finals Champion and 1st ever Don Gay Bull Riding Tour Finals Champion ~ Ronnie Kichens!

Along the way, many friends were made and great relationships were formed, but unfortunately the UBBI will pull the curtain on it’s successful run! The landscape of the bucking bull industry has changed dramatically and for the most part, that change has been good. But due to the continued lack of support and no participation from members and bull owners, the UBBI has been forced to close it’s doors. As of January 31st, the United Bucking Bulls, Inc will cease to operate and will no longer produce bucking bull competition events.

“This is very bittersweet for all of us, including Jimmy Ray, Jerry Nelson, Amber Schmutz and myself,” explained Randy Schmutz, the general manager of the UBBI. “We’ve enjoyed seeing the UBBI and our bull riding tours develop and grow and provide big opportunities to bucking bull owners and bull riders across the country. It’s sad to see it all go, but it’s time to turn the page!”

UTC’s “How Bout It” Wins UBBI Derby World Championship

Sunday, September 17th, 2017

Just like every season, this year’s UBBI Derby Finals proved to be exciting and

Mark Willet accepting the UBBI Derby World Championship buckle on behalf of Mike Sellers’ bull #411 How Bout It. Photo by Dugger

aclose one! There were 24 derby bulls battling it out for bragging rights of not only the UBBI World Champion, but also the UBBI National Finals Champion. Sellers Bucking Bulls/UTC’s #411 How Bout It came into the finals event #1 in the race for the world title, just ahead of bull #B135 Big Red of Nathan Wolfe & Terry Coleman. After the dust settled, How Bout It split 2/3/4th place with a score of 86.25 points and earned $4,640 and unfortunately Big Red did not place or earn any finals money.

How Bout It placed 3rd at the UBBI National Finals and picked up a check for $4,640 and added that to his regular season earning of $7,407 for a total of $12,047 to win the Derby

#411 How Bout It winning the UBBI Derby World Championship. Photo by Dugger

World Championship. How Bout It also picked up the $2,500 World Champion bonus and won $10,080 at the 2017 Black Gold Derby for a grand total of $24,862 in UBBI earnings!

Denny McCoy’s bull #Tc4441 Wyliewood

Bull #Tc4441 Wyliewood Blue wins UBBI National Finals championship. Photo by Dugger

Blue scored 87.5 points to win the Finals and earned $7,200 and finished as the Reserve World Champion by only $838. Wyliewood Blue also picked up the $2,500 Finals Champion bonus for a total haul of $9,700 in UBBI National Finals money!

Other Top 5 finishers at this year’s UBBI National Finals include:  2/3/4th place ~ #406 After Party Blues (Winston Loe/Melton Bull Co) 86.25 pts – $4,640 and UTC#411 How Bout It (Sellers Bucking Bulls/UTC) 86.25 pts – $4,640 and Tc#442 Blue Crush (McCoy Ranches) 86.25 pts – $4,640.


UBBI Classic World Champion Race Was a Tight One

Sunday, September 17th, 2017

Nadine Ivy Phillips (center) wins UBBI Classic World Championship with #IV37 Astro. Photo by Dugger

This year’s race for the UBBI Classic World Championship was a close one! But more interesting, close friends were competing side by side for the title. When all was said and done, it was NIP Ranch (Nadine Ivy Phillips) / Melton Bull Company’s #IV37 Astro who outdistanced the pack by only $735. Nadine Ivy Phillips is no stranger to the bucking bull business. Her late father, Bradford Ivy was rodeo stock contractor, who had several bulls

Classic Finals champion Denny McCoy. Photo by Dugger

chosen to perform at the National Finals Rodeo in Oklahoma City and Las Vegas! Her bull #IV37 Astro, a son of Asteroid, was hauled to several events by her closest and toughest competitor, Cory Melton (Melton Bull Co). Melton Bull Co’s #324A Heartaches & Grease led the Classic standings most of the season and finished 3rd overall just $747 behing the champ.

Top 10 Classic winners. Photo by Dugger

This year’s UBBI National Finals Classic championship went to bull #Tc302 Opus, from Denny McCoy, who pocketed $7,200 for the win and a $2,500 Finals Champion bonus. The win moved Opus from literally no where in the Classic standings ($862) all the way to the Reserve World Champion. Finishing in 4th place in the UBBI World Standing was bull #220 Yela Wolf from New Star Pro Rodeo who saw limited outs due to injuries.

The Top 5 from this year’s Classic finals were: 1st place ~ #Tc302 Opus (McCoy Ranches) 87.75 pts – $7,200;  2nd place ~ #511T Stretch (Larry Barker/Flying S Bucking Bulls) 87.25 pts – $5,400;  3rd place ~ #220 Yela Wolf (New Star Pro Rodeo) 86.5 pts – $3,600;  4/5/6th place ~ #312 Relentless (Cord McCoy/Joe & Nina Webb) 86 pts – $600 and #398-3 Paityne’s Nightmare (Twisted H Cattle Co) 86 pts – $600 and #757 Wacker Kat (Wild Cactus Ranch) 86 pts – $600.


Dyna Min’s Wired to Hook Wins UBBI World Championship

Sunday, September 17th, 2017

#22Z Dyna Min’s Wired to Hook winning the UBBI Futurity World Championship. Photo by Dugger

The 2017 UBBI National Finals Futurity proved that when you peak at the right time, anything can happen! And that’s exactly the case with bull #22Z Dyna Min’s Wired to Hook from Bar 3D Bucking Bulls/Jaynes Gang. Dyna Min’s Wired to Hook is an own son of Meat Hook, PBR superstar bucking bull, and proves that genetics matter. Dyna Min’s Wired to Hook was just outside the top 30 in the UBBI

Kay Jaynes accepting the UBBI Futurity World Champion buckle on behalf of Bar 3D Bucking Bulls and the Jaynes Gang. Photo by Dugger

Futurity standings, but put together a stellar 88.25 point outing to win the UBBI National Finals championship and earned $7,920. Together with his $1,287 in regular season earnings, totaled $9,207 to move to the top of the list and also win the UBBI Futurity World Championship! By winning the Finals event, Dyna Min’s Wired to Hook also was awarded a $2,500 Finals Champion bonus and a $2,500 World Champion’s bonus for a grand total $12,920 for 6 seconds work!

Top 10 Futurity at UBBI National Finals. Photo by Dugger

Other Top 10 finishers at this year’s UBBI National Finals futurity competition include: 2nd place ~ #415 Way Cool (Gochman Family); 3/4th place ~ Page 86C Marty (Tomlin/Allen/Mills/Jaynes Gang) and #51 Red Clad Armour (3J Bucking Bulls); 5/6th place ~ #521 Bowie Daze (Cord McCoy/Brent & Margo Hazen) and #500 I’m Legit Too (Lance Bloyd/Cord & Sara McCoy); 7/8th place ~ #M539 Getting Jiggy (Gary & Laurie Fortier) and #25 Cracker Jack (Shining P Bucking Bulls); 9/10/11th ~ #02 Psycho (Dale Tieman) and #560 Straight Fire (Davis/Tieman) and #500 Highly Contagious (Cord McCoy/K-C/Webb)

The Top 10 finishers from the UBBI National Finals were awarded a Tres Rios Silver Champion buckle!


UBBI Youth Futurity Finals Results

Wednesday, August 30th, 2017

2017 UBBI Youth Finale participants. Photo by Dugger

The UBBI Youth Futurity Series concluded it’s 2017 season, hosting it’s Finale event in Palestine, Texas on August 19th! This year’s Finale attracted 23 different youth members and paid out over $5500 in prize money and awarded $11,000 in educational scholarships.

The top 5 at this year’s Finale included in 5th place, Payson Tomaski with his bull #150 Yoga

Orinn Cobb & Garrison Nalls splitting the Finale win. Photo by Dugger

Pants with a score of 85.5 points; in 4th place was Chayden Stephenson/Flying W Bulls with bull #775 Ima Secret and an 85.75 score; Millie Chism/Shallow Creek Bucking Bulls finished 3rd with bull #1502 Back the Blue, scoring 86.25 points and splitting the win in 1st and 2nd place was bull #523 Doc Was Right from Two Brothers Bucking Bulls (Orin Cobb) and bull #509 from Garrison Nalls. Both bulls scored 86.5 points and both earned $1170 each.

This year’s Top 10 Year-End

2017 Top 10 Youth Futurity. Photo by Dugger

awardwinners (based on total money won during the regular season and Finale) each recieved a Top 10 buckle. Top 10 are as follows: 1st) #1502 Back the Blue ~ Millie Chism/Shallow Creek Bucking Bulls $4136;  2nd) #509 ~ Garrison Nalls $2626;  3rd) #T20 High Class ~ Wolfe Boys Bucking Bulls-Cooper Wolfe $2456;  4th) #581 Ap0llo Dinero ~ Cassidy McLaughlin $2326;  5th) #523 Doc Was Right ~

Scholarship Award Winners. Photo by Dugger

Two Brothers Bucking Bull-Orrin Cobb $2130;  6th) #152 Sugar Daddy ~ Brazos & Trinity Ham $2056;  7th) #035 Cain ~ Garrett Gonzales $1888;  8th) #-531 Bad Blood ~ Paiten Hilton/Rockin T Ranch $1878;  9th) #122 Boogie ~ Cassidi Porter/Rockin C Bucking Bulls $1843;  10th) #Tc540 Possadilla ~ Quinn McCoy $1678.

UBBI Youth Futurity Scholarship awards included 6 scholarships based on performance. The winner of the 2017 Youth Futurity Finale received a $1000 scholarship. Because there was tie for the Finale Championship,

Lindee Mitchell winning the 2017 Youth Futurity Merit Scholarship. Photo by Dugger

both Garrison Nalls and Orrin Cobb each recieved a $1000 scholarship. The Top 4 Year-End (based on points) received scholarships. 1st place ~ Millie Chism $2500;  2nd place ~ Cassidi Porter $2000;  3rd place ~ River Hogue $1500;  4th place ~ Quinn McCoy $1000.

This year’s UBBI Youth Futurity Series $2000 Merit Scholarship was awarded to Lindee Mitchell.

A big thank you to James Hogue and Pull-Do Trailers for sponsoring our trailer raffle and congratulations to Ross Tomaski and family

Paiten Hilton receiving the Lil Blue Dummy for selling the most PULL-DO TRAILER raffle tickets. Photo by Dugger

for winning the new Pull-Do Trailers!

Congratulations to Paiten Hilton for selling the most trailer raffle tickets and receiving the Lil Blue Dummy from Central Texas Products!

Once again the UBBI would like to thank our Youth Futurity Series sponsor, Rockin R Buckin Bulls and David Findley and Chad Ramer and Pull-Do Trailers, as well as our buckle sponsors Scott Winston, Tom Peterson and Denny McCoy!

Click HERE to View FINALE Results

Click HERE to View YEAR-END Standings

Rhinestone Renegades Women’s Futurity Hosts Finale

Wednesday, August 30th, 2017

Rhinestone Renegades Top 5 at the Finale. Brandy Kenemmer (center) was Finale champion. Photo by Dugger

The 2017 Rhinestone Renegades Women’s Futurity Finale is in the books. This year 17 different women participated with 34 different bulls. Ten of those women entered and competed at this year’s Finale.

Brandy Kenemmer and 3J Bucking Bulls teamed up to bring bull #51 Red Clad Armour and they did not disappoint, posting the highest score of the day with 88.25 points and winning first place and earning $1125 and receiving the Finale Championship buckle. Placing second was bull #510 Hitman from Kari Mask/Outlaw, scoring 87.25 points and finishing in 3rd place was bull #58 Hot

#51 Red Clad Armour winning the Women’s Futurity Finale event. Photo by Dugger

Flash from Traycie Griggs/Muthabuckers with a score of 85.75 points.

The Top 5 bulls (based on regular season and finals money) each earned a buckle. Although bull #LV Milkman did not perform well at the Finale, Jessy LoRanger/Vance Bucking Bulls held on to first place and was crowned the Rhinestone Renegades Women’s Futurity Year-End Champion. Finishing in 2nd place was bull #51 Red Clad Armour (Brandy Kenemmer/3J Bucking Bulls); 3rd place was bull #58 Hot Flash (Traycie Griggs/Muthabuckers); 4th place was bull #550 Misunderstood (Robison Bucking Bulls); 5th place bull #546 KZ Mister Twister from Sharron Carpenter.

Congratulation to all of our Rhinestone Renegades!

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UBBI Wraps Up Regular Season

Wednesday, August 30th, 2017

The final event of the 2017 season was held in Palestine, TX on August 18th and 19th and featured a Futurity, Derby and Classic event as wells as the Rhinestone Renegades Women’s Futurity Finale and Youth Futurity Series Finale!

Bull #410 from Winston Loe/Melton Bull Co winning the Derby. Photo by Dugger

“We were pleased with the entries and the participation at our last regular season event”, stated Randy Schmutz, the general manager of the UBBI. “We were extremely proud of our Women’s Finale and Youth Finale!”

The Derby and Classic events were both held on Friday night, with 35 Derby bulls and 15 Classic bulls. Although all the bulls performed on Friday, results were separate for the 3 and 4 year old bulls. The top 3 in the derby included Nathan Doss in 3rd place with his bull #144 Deets with a score of 86.75 points; 4M Ranch with bull #24 and a score of 87.25 points and winning the Derby was Winston Loe/Melton Bull Company with bull #410 posting a score of 87.5 points and earning a check for $2616!

In the Classic, it was bull #IV37 Astro from NIP Ranch placing first for the second

Bull #511 Light Switch (Davis/Hubbard/Mask)
winning Futurity. Photo by Dugger

event in row. Astro posted a score of 88.5 points to win the classic and cash a check for $2156. In second place was bull #3127 Something Magical from Chad Berger/Flying S Bucking Bulls with score of 87.5 points. And in third place was Larry Barker/Flying S Bucking Bulls with bull #511T Stretch, scoring 86.5 points.

The Open Futurity was held on Saturday morning and featured 22 entries. The top 3 bulls included ~ bull #415 Way Cool from the Gochman Family with a score of 86.25 points; bull #777 Flatbill Jeff from TD Cattle/6M with a score of 87.25 points and finishing in 1st place was Davil/Hubbard/Mask with their bull #511 Light Switch, scoring 88.5 points and earning a check for $1890!

Congratulations to all of the winners of the Battle of the Bull UBBI event.

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UBBI To Host Youth Futurity Series Finale

Thursday, August 17th, 2017

2015 UBBI Youth Futurity Series Finale participants. Photo by Gautreau

The United Bucking Bulls, Inc was formed in 2010 to give bucking bull breeders and owners the opportunity to participate in uniform competitions and to bring together the top bulls from across the country to compete in an annual “Year-End” UBBI National Finals. That became a reality and in 2011 the UBBI held it’s first “Year-End” National Finals. The following year, in 2012 the UBBI announced it’s Youth Futurity Series program, allowing youth members to participate in the futurity events.

“It’s been said a million times that our youth are our future,” stated Randy Schmutz, general manager of the UBBI. “That’s true in any vocation. Our youth are the ones who will carry on what we’ve started. And the same is true with the bucking bull industry!”

With the help of great supporters and sponsors like Pull-Do Trailers (James Hogue) and Rockin’ R Bucking Bulls (David Findley & Chad Ramer), the UBBI was able to develop and create an Educational Scholarship program in 2015. Since that time, over $20,000 in scholarship assistance has been awarded.

The UBBI will host it’s 2017 Youth Futurity Series Finale this weekend, August 19th in Palestine, Texas. The event will feature 28 different two year old bulls and 23 different youth members. These participants will be competing for over $6,000 in prize money and almost $12,000 in scholarship awards. The Finale Champion will receive a trophy belt buckle from Tres Rios Silver and 2nd through 5th place Finale winners (Top 5) will also receive a trophy buckle.

“It’s a treat to see these kids get so excited about our industry,” explained Schmutz. “And to see them be so competitive and enjoy our sport makes all the hard work worth every minute!”

Click HERE to View Youth Participant List

UBBI Announces 2017 UBBI National Finals Dates & Location

Wednesday, July 19th, 2017

UBBI National Finals moves to Palestine, Texas September 15-16. Photo by Brewer

The 2017 UBBI National Finals will have a new home and a new date! This year’s final event will be held in Palestine, Texas on September 15th and 16th!  The Anderson County Livestock Arena is the new home of this year’s Finals, but a familiar venue for UBBI members, annually hosting at least 5 UBBI events each season!

“This year’s UBBI National Finals will have a few different twists,” stated Randy Schmutz, the general manager of the UBBI. “But the excitement and year-end climax will still be there as we crown our World Champion bulls in the Futurity, Derby and Classic!”

In 2017 UBBI National Finals eligible bulls will be ANY Futurity, Derby or Classic bull that has been to at least one (1) UBBI event, regardless of money won. The UBBI will accept the FIRST 50 bulls entered and paid into the Futurity, Derby & Classic events. ALL bulls will buck ONCE at the Finals with the Derby bulls on Friday night, the Futurity bulls on Saturday morning and Classic bulls on Saturday night. The UBBI Futurity, Derby and Classic World Champion will be the bull with the most money won combining Regular Season and National Finals earnings (excluding World Champion & Finals Champion bonuses). The UBBI National Finals Champion will be the highest marked Futurity, Derby or Classic bull at the UBBI National Finals after one go-round. The UBBI World Champions (Futurity, Derby, Classic) will each receive a $2,500 “World Champion” Bonus and the UBBI National Finals Champion (Futurity, Derby, Classic) will each receive a $2,500 “Finals Champion” Bonus!

Bulls will check in Thursday from 5pm to 8pm and again on Friday from 9am until 12 noon. The UBBI will host a mandatory stock contractor meeting and finals orientation, Free Lunch and Calcutta on Friday from 1pm to 4pm.

There will also be an optional Team Futurity competition in conjunction with the Futurity Finals. Details will be announced soon!

Click HERE to Print a Schedule, Event Format and Event Payoff

Blue Crush Lands in the Winner’s Circle

Monday, July 17th, 2017

Denny McCoy wins Derby with bull #442 Blue Crush. Photo by Dugger.

For the second event in a row, Denny McCoy stood in the arena accepting another Tres Rios trophy buckle, but this time with a different Derby bull. At the July Battle of the Bull UBBI event in Palestine, Texas, McCoy Ranches’ bull #442 Blue Crush posted an 87.75 point score to lead the pack by .5 point to win $2242. Close behind in second place was Bob Whisnant’s bull #4130 Ralph with a score of 87.25 points. Splitting 3/4 place were bull #411 from Mutt Neuman/Larry Wilburn and bull #406 After Party Blues from Winston Loe/Melton Bull Company. Both bulls scored 87 points. And finishing in 5th place in the Derby with a score of 86.75 points was bull #409 from

Nadine Ivy Phillips (center) accepts the championship buckle for IV37 Astro in the Classic. Photo by Dugger

Winston Loe/Melton Bull Company.

Friday night in Palestine, Nadine Ivy Phillips (NIP Ranch) was heard saying…”I haven’t stood in the dirt on an arena floor in 20 years!” But on this night, she did just that to accept the Tres Rios trophy buckle for the Classic win with bull #IV37 Astro. The big black scur-horned bull, and a son of the famous Asteroid, earned an 88.25 point score and a check for $2156! Two

IV37 Astro wins the Classic event. Photo by Dugger

different bulls split 2/3 place with scores of 86.25 points each. Bull #P43 Hou’s Bad News from Pistler/Carpenter and bull #153 Buzz Kill from 4M Ranch each won $1078.

Nine different cowgirls competed with 12 different bulls in the Rhinestone Renegades Women’s Futurity competition! For the second event in a row, Jessy LoRanger-Vance Bucking Bulls and their bull #LV Milkman won the

Jessy LoRanger-Vance Bucking Bulls #LV Milkman winning the Women’s Futurity. Photo by Dugger

buckle and a check for $1080 with a score of 87.25 points! The top 4 bull placed and received a check. Placing 2nd was Robison Bucking Bulls with bull #550 Misunderstood with a score of 85.5 points. Placing 3rd with and 85.25 point score was bull #55 Down Play from Bronwynn Cobb and finishing in 4th place was bull #51 Red Clad Armour from Brandy Kenemmer/3J Bucking Bull with 85 points.

The UBBI Youth Futurity Series continued at the Battle of the Bull with 36 entries and found a new name at the top of the list! Paiten Hilton/Rockin T Ranch and her bull #-531 Bad Blood was really good with a score of 88 points and earned $1440. Bull #581 Apollo Deniro from Cassidy McLaughlin/Twin Mtn Bucking Bulls and bull

Paiten Hilton accepts the championship buckle in the Youth Futurity. Photo by Dugger

#1502 Back the Blue from Millie Chism/Shallow Creek Bucking Bulls both tied for 2/3 place with scores of 87 points. And 4th place belonged to Trinity Ham & Ham Kids with their bull #152 Sugar Daddy with a score 86.5 points. Other youth members placing were Dominic Hogue; Chayden Stephenson/Flying W Bulls; Payson Tomaski; Garrison Nalls; Karson Arjona; Cassidy Porter/Rockin C Bucking Bulls; Two Brothers Bucking Bulls-Orrin Cobb.

The UBBI Youth Futurity Series Finale will be held in Palestine, Texas on August 19th!

The Open Futurity saw #516 Ya Buddy from 4G/McKenzie/Novak in the top spot with a score of 86.75 points, winning $2160! Followed by bull #560 from Davis/Tieman and bull #547 from Gary Long Ranch both scoring 86.5 points and splitting 2/3 place. Splitting fourth place with a score of 86.25 points were bull #505 #22 Kills from 4G/McKenzie/Novak and bull #25 Cracker Jack from Shining P Bucking Bulls.

The next regular season event will be in Locust Grove, Oklahoma on July 28-29!

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