UBBI Youth Members Celebrate Success at Finale

2014 UBBI Youth Futurity Finale participants. Photo by Gautreau

Wow was the word most used all weekend at this year’s 2014 UBBI Youth Futurity Series Finale in Palestine, Texas! There were 40 youth futurity entries. . . .Wow! The youth raised over $12,000 in raffle ticket sales for the UBBI Youth Futurity Scholarship program. . . .Wow! Dominic Hogue sold over 200 raffle tickets. . . .Wow!

“Man what a year our Youth have had this season,” stated Randy Schmutz. “We have tremendous support from sponsors and parents and the youth. One of our regular season youth events had almost 50 entries and we finished out the season with our Finale and 40 different bulls participating! That’s outstanding!”

James Hogue, a UBBI member, owns Pull-Do Trailers and manufactures custom flatbed trailers in east Texas. He and his vendors donated a new 20′ flatbed gooseneck trailer to be raffled off by UBBI Youth members. Pull-Do Trailers, Greenville Steel and Redneck Trailer Supplies donated 100% of the trailer and materials and 100% of the proceeds will go toward the Youth Scholarship Program. UBBI Youth members sold over 1200 tickets and raised $12,070! Tickets will continue to be sold through September the drawing for the trailer will be held at the  UBBI National Finals in Mulvane, Kansas. If you would like to buy tickets, they are $10 and can be purchased by calling the UBBI office.

Dominic Hogue (center) winning the Little Blue Dummy for selling the most Youth Raffle tickets. Calli Schmutz (left) and Caden George (right) were the winners of the 5 custom made flanks. Photo by Gautreau

The UBBI challenged each member to sell as many raffle tickets as they could and those that sold at least 30 raffle tickets would be placed into a drawing. Two youth members would be randomly drawn and would receive 5 custom made flanks each from Danny Mason. Twenty-one youth members sold at least 30 tickets and Caden George and Calli Schmutz were drawn as winners of the flanks. The single member who sold the most tickets would be awarded a new Little Blue Dummy sponsored by Central Texas Products and the UBBI. Quinn McCoy sold 156 tickets and was runner-up. Dominic Hogue sold 206 tickets and was awarded the Little Blue Dummy!

“It is really exciting for us to see the number of youth in our Futurity program,” stated Schmutz. “With four events and the Finale we paid back over $40,000 to our Youth in prize money this year. And we have over $12,000 in seed money for our scholarship program that will begin next season!”

Brandon Stewart (center) and Maysun King winning the Youth Finale buckle. Photo by Gautreau

The Finale featured 40 different bulls and when all was said and done it was Brandon Stewart and Maysun King in the winner’s circle with their bull BW 243 with an outstanding trip and a score of 90 points. Stewart and King won $1,800. Finishing in second place was Logan Flip with Uncle Si putting up a score of 88 points and in third place was Stephanie Huff/S/J Cattle Co with their bull #2739 Panel Head. The Finale paid 13 places .

BW 243 from Brandon Stewart and Maysun King scoring 90 points at the Youth Finale. Photo by Gautreau

Baylee Burleson’s bull #653 Flip Flop split 8th and 9th place at the Finale with Blue Flame from Quinn McCoy and both bulls won $472. Together with his regular season earnings of $4380, Flip Flop won a total of $4852 in total money to win the Series Championship and the buckle. Baylee picked up the buckle for the Series win and several Top 10 buckles as well. Other youth finishing in the Top 10 for the Series and earning buckles were Brandon Stewart, Blaine Burleson, Logan Flip, Quinn McCoy, Calli Schmutz and Westin & Orin Cobb with Two Brothers Bucking Bulls.

Baylee Burleson collecting a lot of hardware including the Youth Futurity Series Year-End Championship. Pictured here with her brother Blaine. Photo by Gautreau

“It’s been said over and over that the Youth are our future, but it’s true,” stated Schmutz. “It was awesome watching these kids flank their own bulls and gain valuable “life experience”. I look forward to seeing these young men and women competing as adults one day. Then we’re gonna be able to say. . . .“I knew way back when!”

It was a great end to a great Youth Futurity season and the UBBI looks forward to making 2015 even bigger and better!



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