UBBI Crowns Youth Futurity Year-End Champion

2013 UBBI Youth Finale participants. Photo by Gautreau.

In 2012, the United Bucking Bulls, Inc (UBBI) developed it’s Youth Futurity program to encourage participation among young bull owners.  UBBI Youth Members entering bulls into a UBBI sanctioned Youth Futurity must be between the age of 9 and 18 years old.  A Youth Member cannot be older than 18 years old, on the first day of January in the year in which the UBBI Youth Member applies for membership and must be at least 9 years old on the day of competition. Youth Members are required to flank their bulls, but can be assisted by an adult. Eligible Youth bulls are two year old bulls that have not won money in a standard UBBI, NBBA, ABBI or Open futurity.

Randy Schmutz, the general manager of the UBBI had this to say “We are extremely proud of our youth members and they have all done a great job this season.  The Youth events were outstanding this season and we expect next year to be even bigger!”

Top 1o Youth Year-End winners. Photo by Gautreau.

Forty-six different youth members competed this season with 82 different bulls at seven UBBI Youth Futurity events, including the Youth Finale.  All 46 youth participants received a custom UBBI Youth Futurity Series jacket, regardless of competing at the Youth Finale.  Buckles were awarded to the 1st place winners at each of the regular season events and to the Finale Champion as well as the Year-end Champion and Top 10 Year-end finishers.

The UBBI would like to thank all of those who donated to the Youth Awards Fund to help us present all of these awards including Kyle Wallgren, Gary Keel, Mike Sellers, Jason Matlock, David Prewitt, James Hogue, T & D Cattle, Ronnie Chism, Charlie Johsnon, Wally Barnett, Jeff Kephart, Trey King, Bobby Stallings, Larry Miller, Larry McConnell and Chute Straight Apparel.

Pipe Bender from Orrin Cobb winning the Youth Finale and Youth Year-End. Photo by Gautreau.

At this year’s Youth Futurity Finale, 23 youth members entered 28 bulls into the competition and when the dust settled it was bull #434 Pipe Bender from Orrin Cobb who won the event with an 87.75 point score, earning $1449. Pipe Bender moved from 3rd in standings to win the Year-End Championship with $3735 in total earnings! Finishing as the reserve champion at the Finale was #11 Double Down from Cameron Thorn with 87.25 points and in third was Westin & Orrin Cobb with 86.25 points.  The Youth Finale paid out 9 places and finishing 4th thru 9th were Casey Courmier , Baylee Burleson, Dana Sheets, Hayden Johnson and Dominic Hogue.

The Top 10 Youth Year-End Champions were – 1st Pipe Bender – Orrin Cobb $3,735.00; 2nd Gallo del Cielo – Casey Cormier $3,310.00; 3rd Fired Up Caden Mullican $2,642.00; 4th Fast Track – Hayden Johnson/Circle 13 Ranch $1,885.50; 5th Grocery Getter – Orrin Cobb $1,841.00; 6th Napolean Dynamite – Dominic Hogue-J&L Ranch $1,644.00; 7th Cupcake – Dana Sheets $1,609.50; 8th Hard Time – Dominic Hogue/J&L Ranch $1,560.00; 9th White Trash – Justin & Tyler Robison $1,290.00; 10th Playin With Guns – Baylee Burleson

Orrin & Westin Cobb accepting the buckle for the Youth Year-End Championship. Photo by Gautreau

The UBBI is already planning on expanding the number of Youth Futurity events next season and is working on plans to announce a Youth Scholarship Program in 2014!  Way to go UBBI Youth members.

Click HERE to View Complete Youth Finale Results

Click HERE to View Youth Futurity Year-End Results

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