UBBI Concludes 2013 Season With Two “Pre” Events

The United Bucking Bulls, Inc concluded it’s 3rd season (2013) with two “Pre” events held in November and December. Both events were held in Palestine, Texas at the Anderson County Youth Livestock Pavilion.

“UBBI members enjoyed an opportunity to preview some of the talent that will be competing next year in both the Futurity and Derby classes in 2014,” explained UBBI General Manager Randy Schmutz.  “We’re excited that we had several new members competing for the first time and it was great to see some of the new bulls that will be competing for UBBI titles next year!”

Bull #231 Hoffman & Ray Bucking Bulls winning Pre-Futurity in November. Photo by Gautreau

At the Pre-Futurity event in November there were 43 entries.  Hoffman & Ray Bucking Bulls brought bull #231 to town and left with 1st place cash totaling $2322 with a score of 87.5 points.  James Hoffman and Michael Ray are both from the Waco, Texas area.  Finishing in second place was Scott Hughes with 2H Bucking Bulls with his bull Willard posting a score of 86.75 points and rounding out the top 3 was McConnell’s Bucking Cattle and their bull #A271 with a score of 86.5 points.  Other UBBI members earning checks at the November event were Bad Toro Cattle LLC; 4G Ranch; Crowded 6 Ranch-Mark Wells; Diamond H Outlaws/Lamar Lagrone and Danny Mason/Lisa Juran.

The UBBI also hosted another Pre-Futurity event in December that included a Pre-Derby competition for coming 3 year olds.  The Pre-Futurity event featured 52 entries and paid 10 places.  Braindead Cattle Company owned by Larry Hale from Goldsby, Oklahoma dominated the Pre-Futurity and split 1st and 2nd place with bulls #206Y and #211Y, both scoring 86.25 points.  Each bull earned $2281.  Splitting 3rd; 4th and 5th place were Ronnie Chism’s bull #20X, Triple C Bucking Bulls’ bull #295 and Prewitt &  Downer’s bull #204 Do the Math.  All bulls posted scores of 85.75 points and earned checks of $1287 each.  Others placing in the Pre-Futurity competition were Danny Mason/Lisa Juran; Guidry Land & Cattle, Inc; Justin Massey/4G; Diamond S Bucking Bulls and D&H/Whitehead.

Schizophrenic from Rockin' J Buckin' Bulls winning the Pre-Derby event in Palestine, Texas. Photo by Gautreau

The Pre-Derby event used the “Budro” mannequin dummy and the bulls were bucked for 5 seconds.  Sixty-one bulls performed for 12 paychecks.  Matt Jones with Rockin’ J Buckin’ Bulls traveled all the way from Blountsville, Alabama with 2 Pre-Derby bulls and when all was said and done, their bull #560 Schizophrenic finished on top with a score of 88.25 points and their bull #586 Dooms Day split 3rd and 4th place with Mutt Neuman’s #971 Wild Child. Both bulls posted scores of 85.5. points.  Rockin’ J Buckin’ Bulls earned a total of $4117.50.  Finishing as reserve champion was Nick Nolen’s bull #118 Dirty Deeds with a score of 87.5 points.

Other UBBI members earning checks in the Pre-Derby were Scott Burleson/Wild Bunch; Wild Bunch Bucking Bulls; Hannah Wheeler; Diamond S Bucking Bulls; Reagan Jircik; Danny Mason/Lisa Juran and Ramer/Findley/Smiley.

The 2014 UBBI season starts with the first event on January 31 – February 1 in Palestine, Texas.


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