UBBI Wraps Up Regular Season in Palestine

The United Bucking Bulls, Inc wrapped up the 2013 regular season with it’s final event on September 13th & 14th in Palestine, Texas.  Thirty-two Derby, 25 Classic and 35 Futurity bulls competed to improve their National Finals qualifying position or move themselves into a qualifying spot.  Several new members came for the first time and were successful as well as several bulls moving into the top 30 in each category.

“It was a really great weekend and you could feel the excitement,” explained Randy Schmutz, general manager of the UBBI.  “We had a couple bulls that have not been to an event all year, who competed and qualified for a spot at our National Finals!”

#013 Quick Shot owned by Curtis Leschynshyn/4G Ranch wins the Derby. Photo by Gautreau.

One of those first time competitors was in the derby competition. Although bull #013 Quick Shot has not competed this year at a regular season UBBI event, it’s owners Curtis Leschyshyn and the 4G Ranch can be found on the entry list at several events each season.  Quick Shot stamped his name on the first place check and earned $2576 with a score of 89.75 points and a trip to the UBBI National Finals in 19th position.  Splitting second  and third place was Restless Gunslinger from Dale Glory/Wes Gross Farms/Burkhardt Cattle Co and #03 Joker from JMR Cattle Company with a score of 88.25 points.  Splitting fourth and fifth place with scores of 88 points was #040 from McConnell’s Bucking Cattle and #79 JoJo from Owens & Lane.

For Sale owned by McConnell's Bucking Cattle/Kenny Vaught winning the Classic in Palestine. Photo by Gautreau

The classic event attracted some new competition and some strong contenders and a lead change was made in the year-end standings.  Ten dollars separated the #1 and #2 bulls in the UBBI Classic Standings before the final event.  Bull #96 Neon Ocean owned by Bryan Smith was #1 and For Sale owned by McConnell’s Bucking Cattle & Kenny Vaught was #2.  Neon Ocean did not compete in Palestine and left the door wide open for a lead change.  For Sale took advantage of the opportunity and won the event with a 91.25 point score and earned $2156 to take the lead in the standings by $2146!  Finishing 2nd in the classic was Mutt Neuman’s bull #504 Hot Shot with a score of 89.5 points.  In third place was a new entry from Twisted Creek, bull #7-106 Double Down, who posted an 88 point score and earned $1365 and moved into the #44 position and will qualify for the UBBI National Finals.  The fourth place bull, 119W Stick owned by Michael C Sellers, also moved into a qualifying position by scoring 87.25 points and earning $1078.  With a total earnings of $2314, Stick moved from 46th to 24th and will advance to the UBBI National Finals.

The #2 futurity bull in the national standings put up some impressive numbers in Palestine with a 90 point score and earned $2047 to move to the number one spot ahead of War Tank owned by Stormy Foster.  The second place bull in Palestine, Cupid Shuffle belonged to CF Rodeo/Breinholt and posted a 89 point score.  Bull #171 Boudin Man also took advantage of the last event of the regular season, placing third and earning $945 to move him from 42nd to 20th in the national standings.  Finishing out the top 8 in the futurity were The Freak from Carpenter & Hudgins, 601 from DAM Cattle Company, Playgun from McCoy Ranches, Sherman from Bob & Jeri Adams/Owens and #122 from Pritchett Ranch/Melton Bull Company.

Air Snortin owned by McConnell's Bucking Cattle/K.S. Bucking Bulls posting a 90 point score. Photo by Gautreau.

The top 30 bulls ranked nationally and the top 20 bulls from each of 5 regions, for a total of 50 bulls in each category, qualify for the UBBI National Finals!  This year 38 bulls will qualify nationally and 12 bulls regionally in the Futurity, 41 bulls nationally and 9 bull regionally in the Derby and 45 bulls nationally and 5 bulls regionally in the Classic.  Alternate bulls will be defined as the next available bulls in the standings (national or regional) that have competed and won money or earned points at a 2013 UBBI event.  Click HERE to view the Qualifier Standings

Click HERE to View COMPLETE RESULTS for the Palestine Event

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