Indiana Breeder Shares Win at Gold Standard Futurity

Gene Baker & Amanda Deweese

UBBI Headquarters (May 2, 2011) – Bucking Bull Breeders from across the United States gathered in Duncan, Oklahoma on April 30th to be a part of the first ever UBBI Gold Standard Futurity presented by Chisholm Trail Casino.  One-Hundred-Fifty two year old bucking bulls arrived from 21 different states including Pennsylvania, New York, Georgia, California and Indiana, just to name a few.  With $150,000 up for grabs, everyone was excited and interested to see who would walk away with the $50,000 First Place check!

Jim McLain and Mike Sellers with TwoBulls Productions rolled out lots of “red carpet” and gave all the Breeders more than their money’s worth and provided an experience that was positive from start to finish.  The event kicked off Friday evening with a welcome reception, steak dinner and Presentation of the Bulls hosted by the Duncan Golf & Country Club.  On Saturday at 10 am, the event started promptly and broke for a one-hour lunch after the first 75 bulls.  Everyone returned at 1:30 for the remaining 75 bulls and no one was disappointed.  TwoBulls Productions and United Bucking Bulls, Inc along with Omega Productions went the extra mile to provide the bull owners and fans video replay and real-time scoring.

John Vinchot, a breeder from New York had this to say, “It was outstanding to hear the scores for each bull after they bucked and it was even more entertaining for the crowd to know which bulls were leading it.  The Gold Standard was a great event!”

When the red Oklahoma dirt had settled, Indiana and Texas shared the win and split 1st and 2nd place and half of $65,000.  SEE VIDEO  Mike Trimble and his daughter Amanda Deweese, with their bull #-9 Circle City split the win with J & J Supply/Gene Baker and bull #915 Houla Hoop.  Circle City is a Rooster Grandson and Houla Hoop is a son of the legendary Houdini.  Both bulls share White Sports Coat in their pedigrees and both bulls were marked 89 points for their extraordinary performances.

Mike and his wife Kathy live in Spencer, Indiana sixty-five miles south of Indianapolis and started their program in 1996.  Mike was unable to travel to Oklahoma for the event, but sent his bull with someone he trusted very much, his 21 year old daughter Amanda Deweese.  “She’s been a part of our program and has been flanking bulls since she could bend over the bucking chute,” said Mike proudly of his daughter.  “She’s plenty capable and a willing hand and real go-getter!”

Sharing the win with Gene Baker was his partner, Jim Mattox, the owner of J & J Supply.  Jim manufactures bags for the produce and vegetable industry and is very excited about Houla Hoop.  “This could not of happened to a better guy,” said Gene Baker.  “Jim has been at this a little while and this check for $32,500 is proof that hard work is always worth it!”

Finishing out the top five were #404 Bo’s Buckin’ Bill from 4c’s/Devils Playground in 3rd place, earning $10,000.  Bull #379 from Kent Cox placed 4th for a $7,000 check and bull #950 Bet on Black from Ace of Spades/Phenom Genetics earned $6,000 for 5th place.  Thirty places were paid out to the winners at this year’s event.

Ace of Spades and his partners, Phenom Genetics, LoneStar Bulls, Gulf Coast Syndicate and Mitch Terrell  had a lot of success and earned a total of $10,960 with three different bulls.

“It was a tremendous event and everyone involved worked really, really hard to make it a success.  From start to finish it was a fun weekend,” stated Randy Schmutz, the General Manager of the UBBI.

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