Results from the Boston Porter Memorial UBBI Event

The Boston Porter Memorial Bull Riding was hosted by Jimmy & Kim Ray and Nicole Porter for the 8th consecutive year in Palestine, Texas. This year’s event attracted UBBI members from Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Louisiana, Missouri, Mississippi, North Carolina and Alberta, Canada.  A total of 205 bulls were featured in the Derby, Classic, Futurity and Youth Futurity and almost $52,000 in UBBI prize money was paid back!

Bull #23Y Pop-A-Top owned by Tom Peterson winning the Derby. Photo by Gautreau

The Derby featured 60 bulls and the Don Gay Bull Riding Tour attracted 53 different bull riders.  Tom Peterson participated with a number of bulls and was certainly happy about bull #23Y Pop-A-Top’s performance.  Pop-A-Top finished 1st in the derby with a score of 89.25 points and earned $3450 to move into the #3 position in the UBBI National Standings with a total of $4254.  Finishing in second place was Moss Brothers’ bull #626 Hard Time with a score of 88.75.  Hard Time has placed in 2 of  3 UBBI derby events and has won a total of $5813 to be the #1 derby bull so far this season.  In third place, was a new bull from Ace of Spades/Brenda Dove.  Bull #637 Outlaw posted a score of 88.5 points and Mutt Neuman’s bull #571 Back Spin finished 4th with a score of 88 points.  Other members in the money were Dennis & Jan Owens; Wallgren/Barrett; Bean Counter Bucking Bulls; Rockin R (Chad Ramer); Carpenter & Hudgins; Ludtke Bucking Bulls, LLC; Casey Courmier and Cord McCoy/2 Bit Bucking Bulls.

“We’ve got a really great group of 3 year old bulls competing this year,” stated Randy Schmutz, the general manager of the UBBI. “But when the four year olds show up on Saturday night, the power, strength and testosterone shows up with ’em!”

Splitting the win in the Classic were DAM Cattle Company (Jim Murff & John Donaho) and Steve Ferguson with Jay Weddle. Photo by Gautreau

Forty UBBI Classic bulls showed up to play along with 37 Don Gay Bull Riding Tour contestants. DAM (John Donaho & Jim Murff) Cattle Company brought 3 classic bulls and placed in the top 3 with two of them. Leading the pack was bull #82X H.D. with a score of 89.25 points to split the win with Steve Ferguson’s bull #053 Speed Bump.  Speed Bump is now the 2nd highest ranked bull in the National UBBI Classic Standings. Both bulls had scores of 89.25 points and earned checks for $2415 each and each will receive a Tres Rios Silver Championship Buckle. In 3rd place was DAM Cattle Company’s bull #013 Tracker with a score of 88.75 points.  There was a 3 way split for 4th, 5th and 6th place with bull #20 Rap Time from Mark Cunningham; bull #79 JoJo from Owens & Lane and bull #5 Camo from Dustin Denning/Sonny Butcher.  Seventh, eighth and ninth place was also split with 2 bulls from Cude Bucking Bulls and bull #014 Spear My Gear from McCoy Ranches.  Spear My Gear is the #1 bull in the National UBBI Classic Standings.

Locke & Loaded winning the Futurity. Photo by Gautreau

There’s no denying that the futurity bulls continue to get better and better each year and this season looks to be no different.  The 2014 season has already seen 312 futurity entries in 4 events, including the Boston Porter Memorial. At each of the first 4 events, another bull has risen to the occasion and walked away with the buckle. There were 70 futurity entries at the Boston Porter Memorial and the event paid 14 places.  Bull #212 Locke & Loaded from Wallgren/Barrett put up a stellar 92 point performance to win 1st place and $2992.

Kyle Wallgren being presented the buckle for the Futurity win. Photo by Gautreau

“We just purchased this bull from Johnny Locke,” explained Kyle Wallgren from Alberta, Canada. “These events are tough and I wanted something we could win with! Brett Barrett did a great job and we’re very happy to have that Tres Rios Silver Championship Buckle!”

In second place was Dennis & Jan Owens with their bull #291 with a score of 90.5 points. Finishing 3rd was bull #2017 from Jim Mattocks/Gene Baker, scoring 98.25 points. Rounding out the top 4 in fourth place was bull #1112 Rat Fink from JMR (Jeff & Mack Rose) Cattle Co/Rafter T with a score of 88 points. Other members in the top 14 money positions were Frontier & Ray; John & Sydnee Donaho; Prewitt & Downer; Rockin R (Chad Ramer); Rafter S/Donaho; Aduddell/Owens; Bob Schaaf/Gene Baker and Oakes/Green/Moss.

“The Boston Porter Memorial UBBI event was really exciting this year,” explained Schmutz.  “UBBI member Chad Ramer purchased the ABBI registered heifer donated by Lowell and Sylvia Clay for $3750. A lot of money was raised for scholarship assistance to the youth of Anderson County our members had a really good time!”


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