Red River Chute Out Attracts Record Number of Entries

The second annual Red River Chute Out UBBI event attracted a record number of entries in 2013.  Over 100 different UBBI members participated with 209 bulls at this year’s event at the Heart of Oklahoma Expo Center in Shawnee, Oklahoma.

“It’s always exciting for us when we get the kind of entry numbers we got in Shawnee,” explained Randy Schmutz, general manager of the UBBI.  “We want to provide a value to all of our members that will attract them and make them want to enter and participate at our events.”

DAM Cattle Company's #013 winning the Red River Chute Out Derby. Photo by Gautreau.

A number of UBBI members traveled a long distance to compete at this year’s Red River Chute Out.  Some from as far away as New Mexico, Colorado, Idaho, Indiana, Missouri and Louisiana.  The event kicked off with a Breeder’s Social featuring a complimentary dinner and presentation of the bulls on Friday afternoon followed by the Derby (3 year old bulls) at 7:30pm.  Sixty-Four bulls participated and the derby paid 12 places.  When the Oklahoma “red dirt” settled it was DAM Cattle Company’s bull #013 on top with a whopping 91.25 point score, earning a check for $3680.  Brinlee & Kilgore finished as reserve champions with their bull #-5 Live Action, posting a score of 90 points.  Finishing in the top 5 were #X72 High As a Kite from Kanngeisser Cattle Company (3rd), #700 Firebender from Trimble & Fisher (4th) and #001 Smooth Operator (5th).

Big Finish aka Slinger Jr owned by Carpenter/Vongontard winning the Futurity with a score of 91 points. Photo by Gautreau

The action continued on Saturday morning with the UBBI Youth Futurity Series at 10am, followed by the 2nd leg of the 2013 Wayne Hodges 4 Star Trailers Futurity Super Series.  The top 4 finishing two year olds entered into the Red River Chute Out Futurity, that were enrolled into the Super Series split $6800 in bonus money.  The Youth Futurity featured 18 contestants between the age of 9 and 18 years old and paid 5 places.  Click HERE for more on the Youth Futurity.

The Futurity attracted 86 two year olds and paid 17 places.  Carpenter & Vongontard continued their winning ways with bull #CV101 Big Finish aka Slinger Jr, who also placed 3rd at the Gold Standard Futurity in Locust Grove, Oklahoma.  Big Finish posted a score of 91 points and cashed a check for $5031 plus $2720 in Super Series cash for a total haul of $7751.  Finishing second was Flying D & Spring Creek Ranch’s bull #-210 Hou’s Drinkin Water with a score of 89.25 points.  Spitting 3rd and 4th place were bull #071 Air Snortin from McConnell Bucking Bulls/K.S. Bucking Bulls and bull #110 What A Burger from DAM Cattle Company both with scores of 88.5 points.

Randy Schmutz presenting the Futurity buckle to Frannie Vongontard and Scott Burleson (on behalf of Ricky Carpenter). Photo by Gautreau

Wayne Hodges Super Series contenders earning bonus checks were Big Finish (1st place $2720), Air Snortin (3/4 place $1700), What A Burger (3/4 place $1700) and Lucky Draw #13 (6/7 place $680) from Tom & Tish Peterson. The 2nd place and 5th place finishing 2 year olds at the Red River Chute Out were not enrolled into the Super Series.

The event finished big with the UBBI Classic and the four year olds who showed up to do business!  When all was said and done 41 bulls were bucked and only 3 Don Gay Bull Riding Tour contestants were successful and made an 8 second ride.  The number one bull in the classic was bull #02 Maximus from Rockin C Bucking Bulls & Jenkins Bucking Bulls with a score of 91.5 points.  In second place was bull #965 Under Cover Brother from Flenniken/Bowman with 89.75 points.  In third place was #935 Gigolo Beau from Rafter HB Cattle and in fourth place was #965 Cajun Hotline now owned by Tom Baker and Lyndal Hurst.

#02 Maximus owned by Rockin C Bucking Bulls/Jenkins Bucking Bulls winning the Classic. Photo by Gautreau

The next event on the UBBI Schedule is June 7-8 in Palestine, Texas.

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