UBBI Youth Futurity Has Record Number of Entries

There’s no denying that the youth is the backbone and the future! And that is the case with our bucking bull industry as well. And it looks like our future is in good hands!

“It is so rewarding to see the look on the faces of these kids when they flank these bulls and watch ’em perform,” exclaimed Randy Schmutz, the general manager of the UBBI. “You can see that they want these bulls to do good and to see the competitiveness in our youth is really exciting for us!”

Bull #653 Flip Flop from Baylee Burleson winning the Youth Futurity. Photo by Gautreau

At the July UBBI Youth Futurity event, 28 different youth members entered 49 bulls. Entry fees are $275 and the event pays 1 place for every 3 bulls entered and ultimately paid 16 places. First place paid $1764 and sixteenth place paid $294.

“Our Youth Futurity rules state that the youth participant has to flank the bull, but can be assisted by a parent or guardian,” explained Schmutz. “We tried something new at the July youth event and I really believe the kids liked it! Instead of a parent or guardian assisting the kids, we allowed a UBBI staff person and a UBBI member (stock contractor) to assist. Every youth participant was helped equally and I could tell the kids really enjoyed the experience!”

Baylee Burleson has enjoyed success in the Youth Futurity Series and posted another win with bull #653 Flip Flop, scoring 89.75 points and winning $1764. She also placed 2nd with bull #23 Big Ox with a score of 88.5 points. Baylee’s brother, Blaine Burleson placed 3rd with bull #02 Lone Ranger with a score of 88 points. Finishing in 4th place was Brandon Stewart with bull #243, scoring 87.75 points. And splitting 4th and 5th place were Two Brothers Bucking Bulls (Westin & Orin Cobb) with bull #260 Blessed and Jacquelyn Williamson with bull #293 Flash Back. Both bulls posted scores of 86.5 points. Other youth members earning checks were Logan Flip, Wolfe Boys Bucking Bulls, Quin McCoy and Grace Stinet.

Baylee Burleson with her brother, Blaine accepting the buckle at the July UBBI Youth Futurity event. Photo by Gautreau

The next UBBI Youth Futurity Series event will be the Youth Series Finale on August 23rd in Palestine, Texas. Any UBBI Youth Member who has entered a bull into a 2014 UBBI Youth event is eligible to enter. Eligible bulls for the Youth Finale will be any bull that has participated at a 2014 UBBI Youth Futurity Series event. Entries for the Youth Finale will open Monday, July 28th and close on Monday, August 11th.

Click HERE for Complete Youth Futurity Results

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