UBBI National Finals Will Host 150 Bulls

The 2011 UBBI National Finals will be held in Winnie, Texas at the Nutty Jerry’s Entertainment Complex on October 13 – 15.  Entries have been finalized and 150 bulls will compete for their share of $180,000.  The first place Futurity, Derby & Classic Bulls will earn $20,000 at the UBBI National Finals.  Breeders from 14 different states will bring their Futurity, Derby and Classic bulls to southeast Texas and some will travel from as far away as Idaho, Wyoming, Montana, South Dakota, Wisconsin, Minnesota and North Carolina. 

The Top 50 UBBI National Finals Qualifiers, in each category were determined by money won.  The Top 30 bulls ranked Nationally and the top 20 bulls ranked Regionally were all invited to participate at this year’s UBBI National Finals.  In the Futurity, 10 of the 14 regionally qualified bulls entered the Finals, allowing an additional 10 bulls from the National Standings to compete.  In the Derby, 7 of the 14 bulls qualifying regionally are competing at the Finals, and 13 more bulls from the National Standings will compete.  In the Classic, 5 of the 9 bulls qualifying regionally are competing from the regional standings with 15 more bulls from the National Standings entered into the UBBI National Finals.

The UBBI Regional system attracted 363 different bulls in 5 different regions, with 84 different bulls winning UBBI money.   From the Regional qualifications, 37 bulls were eligible to compete at the UBBI National Finals.  In the Futurity and the Derby, 14 bulls were eligible in both categories.  In the Classic, 9 bulls were eligible for the UBBI National Finals.  A total of 22 of the 37 eligible bulls will be competing for their share of $180,000 in prize money.

Entry fees in the Futurity, Derby and Classic are $1,000 and will be paid back 100%.  With 50 entries in each category, the Finals will pay 12 places, awarding $10,000 to 1st place and $1,500 to 12th place.  Buckles will be awarded to the World Champions, Finals Champions, Go-Round Winners and the Top 12 in the Futurity, Derby and Classic events.  Each of the National Finals Champions will receive a $10,000 dollar bonus!  National Finals participants will also receive a unique UBBI National Finals jacket and tickets to see three marquee entertainers.  The entertainment line-up includes country music singer Chris Young, rock and rollers Bad Company and country music legend Don Williams.

The weekends activities will include a Welcome Reception and Presentation of the Bulls at the UBBI National Finals and two luncheons including the UBBI National Finals Awards Banquet on Saturday afternoon.

“It’s been an exiting road to the UBBI National Finals and we are extremely pleased with this year’s season,” exclaimed Randy Schmutz, General Manager for the United Bucking Bulls, Inc.  “Jerry Nelson and Jimmy Ray stepped up and put something together that everyone could enjoy and a lot of breeders took advantage of what the UBBI had to offer!”

The 2011 UBBI season hosted 33 events in 15 different states including New Mexico, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, North and South Dakota, Iowa, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Missouri, Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, Louisiana and Virginia.  With almost 700 members, there were 1431 different two, three and four year old bulls entered into UBBI sanctioned and co-sanctioned events 2609 different times this season.  Regular season payouts exceeded $960,000 and with the UBBI National Finals, total earnings paid back to UBBI breeders will surpass  $1.1 million dollars in it’s first year!

Big plans and some big announcements are in the works for 2012 season and the UBBI hopes to sustain continued growth and give bucking bull breeders even more of what they want next year!

“Jimmy Ray and I want to thank all the breeders who have supported the UBBI this year,” stated Jerry Nelson, co-owner of the UBBI.  “Without the bucking bull breeders there would be no bucking bulls and there certainly would be no UBBI.”

It’s always been and will always be. . . .“About U the Breeder!”

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