UBBI Youth Futurity Series Celebrates It’s 5th Season

September 20th, 2016
Walker West showing a little excitement while his bull Sky Jack 2 performs! Photo by Gautreau

Walker West showing a little excitement while his bull Sky Jack 2 performs! Photo by Gautreau

The United Bucking Bulls, Inc (UBBI) produced it’s first sanctioned bucking bull event in 2011 in Winnie, Texas! Now in it’s 6th season, the UBBI has experienced growth in all areas, but is probably most excited about the UBBI Youth Futurity Series.

“It’ really overwhelming for me to see the explosion of our Youth Futurity program,” explained Randy Schmutz, the general manager of the UBBI. “In 2012, we hosted 3 Youth Futurity events with a total o f 43 entries! In 2016, we hosted 6 events with 312 entries! Wow. . . .that’s simply amazing to me!”

In fact, the UBBI Youth Futurity Series experienced a 42% increase in

Bull #14-6 Livin the Life from Karson Arjona. Photo by Gautreau

Bull #14-6 Livin the Life from Karson Arjona. Photo by Gautreau

participation from 2015 to 2016. Almost 60 different youth members participated in 2016 at 5 regular season events and the Youth Futurity Series Finale with 105 different youth eligible bulls! What’s interesting about these numbers is the fact that the UBBI Youth Futurity rules only allow each member to enter and participate with no more than 2 bulls per member at each competition. The Red River Chute

2016 UBBI Youth Futurity Finale contestants. Photo by Gautreau

2016 UBBI Youth Futurity Finale contestants. Photo by Gautreau

Out UBBI event in Ada, Oklahoma hosted the largest youth futurity with 65 total entries!

“We’ve tried hard to give these kids a fair shot and allow ’em all to be competitive,” stated Jimmy Ray, co-owner of the

Westin Cobb receiving the 2016 UBBI Youth Futurity Merit Scholarship. Photo by Gautreau

Westin Cobb receiving the 2016 UBBI Youth Futurity Merit Scholarship. Photo by Gautreau

UBBI. “And it shows! We get new kids wanting to enter each year and we have a pretty darn good Youth Scholarship program, too!”

The UBBI Youth Scholarship program has awarded $23,000 in educational assistance to 10 different youth members during the 2015 and 2016 seasons! This has been made possible by two major sponsors, James Hogue, the owner

UBBI Youth Futurity Scholarship recipients (l-r) Blaine Burleson, Millie Chisim, Westin Cobb, Wyatt Schiell. Photo by Gautreau

UBBI Youth Futurity Scholarship recipients (l-r) Blaine Burleson, Millie Chisim, Westin Cobb, Wyatt Schiell. Photo by Gautreau

of  Pull Do Trailers and Rockin’ R Bucking Bulls (David Findley & Chad Ramer).

The 2016 Youth Futurity Series concluded in Palestine, Texas on August 2oth with 33 different youth members competing with 45 bulls entered! Kason Arjona from Missouri earned the 1st place buckle with his bull #14-6 Livin the Life posting an 89.25 point score and earned $1923. Finishing a close

Youth Futurity Year-End Champion, Blaine Burleson. Photo by Gautreau

Youth Futurity Year-End Champion, Blaine Burleson. Photo by Gautreau

second, was bull #-16 Pasture Blaster from Blaine Burleson, scoring 88.5 points. The third place finisher was Kirby Rawlinson, with her bull #4124 Coca-

Youth members helping with the Pull Do trailer drawing. Photo by Gautreau

Youth members helping with the Pull Do trailer drawing. Photo by Gautreau

Cola Kid with an 87.5 point score. And rounding out the top 4 was a split for 4th/5th place, with bull #409 Can’t Get It Right from Cassidi Porter and bull #415 Turn Me On from Blaine Burleson.

Each year the UBBI awards at least $8,000 in performance scholarships based on points. At every youth event, each bull earns a point for each bull it beats. In other words, if there are 45 bull participating the 1st place bull earns 44 points. The second place bull earns 43 points and so on.

This year’s winner of the Finale was Kason Arjona with his bull Livin the Life scoring 89.25 points, earning Kason a $1,000 scholarship. The Top 4 High Point bulls were: 1st Place #3-16 Pasture Blaster owned by Blaine Burleson $2500 scholarship; 2nd Place 3X716 War Head owned by Wyatt Schiell ~ $2000 scholarship; 3rd Place #04 Prayer Warrior owned by Westin Cobb/Two Brothers Bucking Bulls ~ $1500 scholarship; 4th Place #405 Kick Start owned by Millie Chism.

The 2016 Youth Futurity  Series Merit Scholarship recipient was Westin Cobb. Westin is a sophomore at Walker High School in Walker, Louisiana. After graduation, Westin plans to attend Louisiana State University (LSU) and pursue a degree in Agri-Business. Westin was awarded a $2,000 scholarship!

More than once we’ve all heard the phrase, “. . . .our youth are the future!” We all know it’s true and we can see it in all of our UBBI Youth members!

Big News for the Bucking Bull Industry

August 15th, 2016

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STEPHENVILLE, Tex. (August 15, 2016) – The bucking bull industry continues to grow, adding more owners and venues for competition on a daily basis. In an effort to better serve those that participate in this exciting industry, American Bucking Bull Inc. (ABBI), Bucking Bull Games (BBG) and United Bucking Bulls, Inc. (UBBI) have announced a collaborative effort to grow the business even more. Together, the three largest event sanctioning groups have plans to create new programs and opportunities that will continue to enhance growth and increase the financial success of breeders and bull owners across the country!

“Working together to bring our members as many opportunities to compete as possible is a shared goal of all three organizations,” shared ABBI Executive Director Jay Daugherty. “We want to continue to increase the value of bucking stock, grow the industry and attract new fans and owners to the exciting sport of bucking bulls.”

The ABBI, BBG and UBBI are excited to announce the creation of a new joint website, Bucking Bull Central (www.buckingbullcentral.com). This website is designed to bring participants together and to further educate visitors about the industry. The new website will offer complete schedules for ABBI, BBG and UBBI events and a Message Board to allow everyone to share ideas and learn more about the industry. A new feature will include easy access to competition bull stats, scores and lifetime bull earnings through ProBullStats.com for ABBI registered bucking bulls.

The website will also offer bull owners and breeders a free listing to promote their animals and their programs, as well as an opportunity to display animals for sale to the public. Industry news and headlines will also be ready available directly through Bucking Bull Central.

“The bucking bull industry presents a chance for everyone to get involved with bull ownership and competition. From the novice to the most experienced bull owner, everyone can be successful,” explains Randy Schmutz, the general manager of the UBBI. “And we need to work together to continue to expand the opportunities for everyone involved!”

Specifically, Bucking Bull Central is working hard to develop a new uniform Bucking Bull Handicap Scoring System. This will allow organizations to offer a separate competition or Handicap Event, while enabling bulls of differing abilities to compete on an equitable basis. The Handicap Scoring System provides a fair and uniform method to create a Handicap Index for every bull and adjusts the bull’s Index up or down as the bull’s ability improves or declines. This will create another class of events and allow a larger number of bulls to earn money.

Through ProBullStats.com, Bucking Bull Central will be able to monitor and create a Handicap Index for every bucking bull, by averaging the best three scores of a bull’s last five performances. Currently the Handicap threshold is set at 85 points.

For example: A bull’s latest five bull scores are: 82, 80.25, 82.75, 80 and 82.5. The highest three scores are added together (82.75 + 82.5 + 82 = 247.25) and then divided by 3 for a total of 82.42 points (rounded to 82.5). The Handicap threshold is 85 points, so 85 minus 82.5 would equal a 2.5 point Handicap for this bull. At a Handicap Event, the 2.5 point Handicap would be added to the bull’s score. If this bull receives a score of 83.5 points at a Handicap Event, then an additional 2.5 points would be added to his score for a total of 86 points.

Additionally, the Bucking Bull Central website will promote the ABBI’s and UBBI’s current Youth Scholarship programs, as well as Bucking Bull Games new $100,000 youth scholarship through their new Bucking Bulls for Kids (BBFK) program. All three organizations are excited to see a program in the industry that may pay for one child’s complete college education.

Bucking Bull Games has implemented a certification cost so that anyone can certify a bull into the program that has not won money at an open event as a 2-year-old. To jump start the program, BBG, ABBI and UBBI will each host a sale of 20 certified BBFK bulls. The first sale will be held during BBG’s Preliminary events at Border Town Casino & Arena on Thursday, October 6th at 6PM, and the second sale will be in Las Vegas during the ABBI/BBG/PBR finals. The third sale will be hosted by the UBBI at the Pre-Event in Mineral Wells, Texas on November 19th. The bulls will be bucked and sold at all three sales.

Billy Jaynes, CEO of the Bucking Bull Games said, “Our vision from the beginning has been to provide a payout for a winner that would change that person’s life and we have done that five times (2011-2015) as five different winners have received a check for $500,000. It will be even more exciting to provide a college education for some young person. That should impact their life forever.”

Update on June UBBI Event Results

July 29th, 2016

The month of June hosted 4 UBBI events in 4 different states. Events kicked off in Duncan, Oklahoma with the ABBI / UBBI Co-Sanctioned Open Futurity on June 10th and then moved to Palestine, Texas and Burlington, Colorado the weekend of June 17th. The final UBBI event of the month was held in Elroy, Wisconsin.

Here’s a recap on the winners ~

ABBI / UBBI Co-Sanctioned Open Futurity ~ Duncan, OK ~  June 10th

1 437B  Lil 2 Train  Braindead Cattle Co.  89.75  $5,760.00
2 450B  Striker  Halpain / Thompson  88.75  $3,240.00
3 406  Big Sky  D&H Cattle Co  88.00  $2,460.00
4 43  FistFullOfDollars  All Star Ranch  87.75  $2,090.00

Battle of the Bull ~ Palestine, TX ~ June 17-18 ~ DERBY

1  591 Smooth Over  GT Bucking Bulls  88.75  $3,240.13
2  200 Over The Top  Tom & Peggy  88.25  $2,394.88
3  391 Slingin Tears  Caveman Bucking Bulls/Crooked River Livestock & Outfitting, LLC  87.75  $1,831.38
4 343 Rio   Lyndal Hurst  86.75  $1,549.63

Battle of the Bull ~ Palestine, TX ~ June 17-18 ~ CLASSIC

1  2521 Wicked Stick  Chad Berger  88.00  $2,415.00
2  B60 Handsome Jeff  Long Ranch  86.75  $1,932.00
3/5  H8 Gear Jammer  Long Ranch  86.50  $1,234.33
3/5  119 The Lunatic  4K Bulls  86.50  $1,234.33
3/5  8 Old School  Harris Bucking Bulls  86.50  $1,234.33

Battle of the Bull ~ Palestine, TX ~ June 17-18 ~ WOMEN’S FUTURITY

1  444  Way Coo Jr.  Rio Rojo Bucking Bulls  86.75  $1,237.50
2  097  097  Bronnynn Cobb  86.25  $742.50
3/  445  Powerball  Rio Rojo Bucking Bulls  85.5  $247.50
3/  13B  Sure Thing  Traycie Griggs  85.5  $247.50

Battle of the Bull ~ Palestine, TX ~ June 17-18 ~ YOUTH FUTURITY

1  L64  Thor  Garrett Gonzalez  88.25  $1,836.00
2  14-6  Livin The Life  Kason Arjona  87.75  $1,326.00
3  44 44   Chariti Vaughn  86.5  $841.50
4  57  Spit N Sputter  Two Brothers Bucking Bulls/Orrin Cobb  86.25  $637.50

Battle of the Bull ~ Palestine, TX ~ June 17-18 ~ OPEN FUTURITY

1  423  War Cloud  Tom & Peggy  92.75  $3,105.00
2  1406  Just Kidding  Jason & Amy Mogg/The Jaynes Gang  88.75  $2,251.13
3  43  Fist Full of Dollars  All Star Ranch  88  $1,630.13
4  4926  4926  Tom Baker  87.75  $1,397.25

Boots & Bulls UBBI Event ~ Burlington, CO ~ June 18th ~ DERBY

1  3636  Juma Rodeo Stock  87  $2,840.00
2 3195 Juma Rodeo Stock  86.25  $2,130.00
3  374  Scream Tested  Broken Arrow Bucking Bulls  85  $1,420.00
4/4  327  Rice Puddin  DHT Buckin Bulls  84.5  $355.00
4/4  3277  Juma Rodeo Stock  84.5  $355.00

Boots & Bulls UBBI Event ~ Burlington, CO ~ June 18th ~ CLASSIC

1  S232  Red Rocket  Broken Arrow Bucking Bulls  89.25  $2,350.00
2  207  Juma Rodeo Stock  88.25  $1,410.00
3  Z1  Ozzy  1311 Ranch  87  $940.00

Boots & Bulls UBBI Event ~ Burlington, CO ~ June 18th ~ Yrlg FUTURITY

1  508  Up North Cattle  85.75  $1,000.00
2  00  Chris Downer  84.25  $800.00
3  585  Chris Downer  82.5  $500.00
4  529  Up North Cattle  81  $300.00

Boots & Bulls UBBI Event ~ Burlington, CO ~ June 18th ~ FUTURITY

1  213  Smokalo Poison Creek Bucking Bulls  85.5  $1,287.50
2/3 495  6C Bucking Bulls  84  $643.75
2/3  438  Hollywood Headshot Scott Johnson  84  $643.75

Elroy UBBI Event ~ Elroy, WI ~ June 25th ~ DERBY

1  3149  Scott Johnson  88.75  $1,680.00
2  374  Scream Tested  Broken Arrow Bucking Bulls  87  $1,260.00
3  11  Purina Athlete  Broken Arrow Bucking Bulls  86.75  $840.00
4  323  Splat Jacket  Gold Medal Cattle Co.  86.25  $420.00

Elroy UBBI Event ~ Elroy, WI ~ June 25th ~ CLASSIC

1  25  Billy Jack  Jared Allen’s Pro Bull Team  90  $1,820.00
2  264 Ram It  K Bar C Bucking Bulls  88.75  $1,365.00
3  227  Randy Holthusen  88.25  $910.00
4  S232  Red Rocket  Broken Arrow Bucking Bulls  88  $455.00

Elroy UBBI Event ~ Elroy, WI ~ June 25th ~ YEARLING FUTURITY

1  500  Stoltzfus Cattle Co.  88  $1,728.00
2  514  Magic Jack  Wade & Cord Hamilton  87.5  $1,296.00
3  5937  Phenom Genetics  86.75  $1,080.00
4  5218  Stoltzfus Cattle Co.  86.25  $864.00

Elroy UBBI Event ~ Elroy, WI ~ June 25th ~ FUTURITY

1  15B  K Bar C/TCB Ranch  88  $1,650.00
2  408  Mark Bekkum  87.25  $1,320.00
3  414  Uncle Keith Phenom/John & Deb Bills  87  $1,045.00
4  37B  Phenom/John & Deb Bills  86.5  $825.00
5  455  2B Bucking Bulls  85  $660.00

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UBBI Moves 2016 National Finals to Oklahoma

June 28th, 2016
Firehouse owned by Scott Winston/Melton Bull Co winning the 2016 UBBI Classic Finals Championship. Photo by Gautreau

Firehouse owned by Scott Winston/Melton Bull Co winning the 2016 UBBI Classic Finals Championship. Photo by Gautreau

The 2016 UBBI National Finals has a new home and a new date. This year’s event will be held inside the Pontotoc County Agriplex in Ada, Oklahoma on October 6-7-8. After a lengthy re-negotiation process, the UBBI was unable to attain an agreement with the Kansas Star Casino in Mulvane, Kansas.

“We’re extremely disappointed that we are not returning the Kansas Star Casino,” explained Randy Schmutz, the general manager of the UBBI. “But we are very much looking forward to moving to Ada, Oklahoma! Jr Grissom, the manager of the Pontotoc County Agriplex, and his entire crew have done a phenomenal job for us at the Red River Chute Out and Gold Standard Futurity and Black Gold Derby events!”

The tentative event schedule for this year’s UBBI National Finals will be:

  • Wednesday, Oct 5th – Early Checkin for Bulls 5pm – 8pm
  • Thursday, Oct 6th – Checkin for Bulls 10am – 2pm
  • Thursday, Oct 6th – 3pm – 4pm Finals Qualifier Orientation
  • Thursday, Oct 6th – 7:30pm 1st perf (Top 50 Derby bulls)
  • Friday, Oct 7th – 9am UFL Team Finals & Futurity Finals
  • Friday, Oct 7th – 7:30pm 2nd perf (Top 50 Classic bulls)
  • Saturday, Oct 8th – 12 noon UBBI National Finals Awards Banquet
  • Saturday, Oct 8th – 7:30pm 3rd perf (Top 25 Derby & Top 25 Classic bulls)

Host hotel information and additional planned activities will be announced soon!

Upcoming UBBI All Region Qualifier Events

June 9th, 2016

UBBIStockPhotoThe UBBI schedule will feature 3 upcoming All Region Qualifier events in Colorado, Wisconsin and Utah.

Events in Burlington, Colorado  (June 18); Elroy, Wisconsin (June 25) and Odgen, Utah (July 30) will give UBBI members an opportunity to earn Regional points toward qualifying for the UBBI National Finals. The Top 4 bulls from each Region will qualify to compete at this year’s Year-End event!

Click HERE to view the 2016 UBBI Schedule

UBBI Expands Schedule to Northwest & Western Region

June 9th, 2016

HIGH DESERT

In an effort to provide more opportunities for it’s members, the UBBI has expanded it’s 2016 schedule to include 4 new co-sanctioned events in the Western and Northwest Region.

“We’ve joined forces with the new High Desert Bucking Bull Association (HDBBA) to co-sanction 4 events in 2016,” explained Randy Schmutz, the general manager of the UBBI. “These events will give bucking bull owners a chance to compete and qualify for both the UBBI National Finals and the High Desert Bucking Bull Association Finale!”

These events include Ogden, Utah July 9th; Gillette, Wyoming July 30th; Cheney, Washington August 13th; Reno, Nevada September 10th (HDBBA Finale). UBBI members in good standing are eligible to enter the Futurity, Derby and Classic events without purchasing an HDBBA membership. Money won will be counted toward Regional and National Standings to qualify for the UBBI National Finals. Eligible participants entered into the Reno, Nevada event will be required to purchase an HDBBA membership. Eligible HDBBA members who participate in the UBBI National Finals will be required to purchase a UBBI membership.

Click HERE to view the 2016 UBBI Schedule

Monday Madness Crowns UBBI Champions

June 2nd, 2016

The United Bucking Bulls, Inc and Bucking Bull Games, together produced and hosted a new event in Orchard, Texas on Monday, May 30th. The event featured 33 Futurity, 26 Derby and 16 Classic bulls. Prior to the event, announcer Terry Starnes payed tribute to the men and women who have served in our United States Armed Forces and especially thanked the families of those men and women who have fought and died for the United States of America!

The Futurity competition got things underway on Monday morning. Conway Reimer and the Jaynes Gang chilled the competition with their bull #1402 Mr. Freeze with a 90 point outing and won $2079! Finishing in 2nd place was bull #830 Spooky from Guidry Land & Cattle with a score of 89 points. In third place was Tom & Peggy’s bull #79 Wall Cloud (not to be confused with #423 War Cloud). Fourth place was bull #817 Tracker, also owned by Guidry Land & Cattle. Fifth place was awarded to bull #DS464 Calico Kickin owned by David Hale/The Jaynes Gang and winding up in 6th place and in the money was Mike White’s bull #N1 Bet on Black.

Conway Reimer (second from right) celebrating Futurity win with Fiance' Aya, Billy Jaynes and friends Kevin Buckley and his family. Photo by Wes Strom

Conway Reimer (second from right) celebrating Futurity win with Fiance’ Aya, Billy Jaynes and Kevin Buckley and his family. Photo by Wes Strom

The top 6 bulls won qualifier dollars toward qualifying for the UBBI National Finals and earning a UBBI Futurity World Title. The next 6 placing bulls recieved “Silver Select” payout (not counting toward the UBBI National Finals). Bull #3B Sonic Blast owned by Cord McCoy/Joe & Nina Webb and bull #B-J3 Shishka Bob owned by Two Pair Bucking Bulls/The Jaynes Gang both split 1st and 2nd place with scores of 86.5 points and each earned $445. Splitting 3rd and 4th place was bull #B13 Classic Man from Rockin R Bucking Bulls and bull #4-4 Diamond Cutter from Foster Buckin Bulls. Both scored 86.25 points. And picking up checks in the Silver Select payout were bull #B-J5 Go Blue from Mogg/Whisnant/The Jaynes Gang and bull #101 Whipper Snapper from J&L Ranch/Chase Foutch.

The Derby bulls and Classic bulls were bucked together, but competed separately on Monday afternoon at 2pm. In the Derby, bull #387 Call the Law from Cord McCoy/K-C Bucking Bulls and bull #A19 Bezerk from Rockin R Bucking Bulls both scored 88.5 points and split the win and each earned $2018. Splitting 3rd and 4th place were bull #773 Top Spot and bull #JF310 Power Plant, both from Tom & Peggy. And splitting 5th place were bull #3352 Yellow Brick Road from Jerry Tuttle and bull #A14 Bad Vibes owned by Rockin R Bucking Bulls.

In the Classic event, bull RC262 Jailhouse Jr from Ricky Carpenter/R-C Bucking Bulls, scored 90 points and won 1st place and earned $2300. Finishing in 2nd place was bull #203 Buck John from Rockin I Rodeo Company with a score of 88.5 points. And splitting 3rd place with scores of 88.25 point were bull #Z26 Acting Crazy from Rockin R Bucking Bulls and bull #705 Scary Harry from JD Nix.

It was a great event and thanks to Bucking Bull Games for the lunch meal and the great hospitality!

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UBBI Shoot Out Moves to Sycamore Springs

May 23rd, 2016

Sycamore Springs

The United Bucking Bulls, Inc has moved it’s UBBI Shoot Out to Sycamore Springs Ranch in Locust Grove, Oklahoma! This event was originally scheduled for June 3-4, to be held at the Bordertown Casino and Arena in West Seneca, Oklahoma.

The Sycamore Springs UBBI Shoot Out will be held on the same date (June 3-4) in Locust Grove, Oklahoma and will feature a Rhinestone Renegades Women’s Futurity ~ Futurity ~ Derby ~ Classic!

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Gold Standard & Black Gold Pays Out Over $226,000

May 18th, 2016

The 2016 Gold Standard Futurity and Black Gold Derby once again set up camp inside the Pontotoc County Agriplex in Ada, Oklahoma! This year’s event along with the Rhinestone Renegades Women’s Futurity and Double Down Team paid out just over $226,000 in prize money.

“Last year in 2015, we decided to combine the Gold Standard Futurity & Black Gold Derby, believing it added more value to both events to hold them together and on the same weekend,” explained Randy Schmutz, general manager of the UBBI. “This year we did the same and the Gold Standard paid out $120,000 and the Black Gold Derby paid out $87,000! Together with the “Double Down” Team contest paying back $13,200 and the Women’s Futurity paying $6075, that’s over $226,000 paid back to the top 2 and 3 year old bulls this weekend!”

The event started after checking in 234 bulls on Friday and then everyone gathered at the Breeders Social and Calcutta sponsored by the Rib Crib in Ada. Dennis and Jan Owens prepared some tasty desserts and together we fed almost 150 UBBI members. Once again this year a number of UBBI Lifetime Positions in the Gold Standard and Black Gold were auctioned off. One-Hundred percent of the money from the Lifetime Position auction went to the Youth Futurity Series Awards Program. Five positions were sold in each division and almost $5,000 dollars was raised!”

“There were some Gold Standard and Black Gold Lifetime positions that were not used this year,” explained Schmutz. “We decided to give our members a chance to purchase and own these positions and offered them up in an auction and 100% of the sales are going to provide awards for this year’s UBBI Youth Futurity Series Finale!

Bull 20A High Test owned by D&H Cattle Company producing a 90.5 point score to win the 2016 Black Gold Derby and $20,000. Photo by Gautreau

Bull 20A High Test owned by D&H Cattle Company producing a 90.5 point score to win the 2016 Black Gold Derby and $20,000. Photo by Gautreau

The Black Gold Derby on Friday featured 43 of the 87 three year old entries, and they set the stage for the weekends competition. At the conclusion of Friday’s performance, it was bull #20A High Test owned by D&H Cattle Company, who set the pace with a score of 90.5 points. Close behind was Halpain/Garrett’s bull #591 Smooth Over with an 89.75 point score. In 3rd place on Friday night was bull #35 from Robinson/Owens, scoring 88.5 points and in 4th place was bull #193 The Communicator from Sellers Bucking Bulls/UTC with an 88.25 point effort. A blood sample was collected from the top 8 bulls after Friday’s performance.

HD Page from D&H Cattle accepting the Tres Rios Buckle and check for $20k! Photo by Gautreau

HD Page from D&H Cattle accepting the Tres Rios Buckle and check for $20k! Photo by Gautreau

The Black Gold Derby competition continued on Saturday night and there was no denying that the 90.5 point score from the previous evening was gonna be tough to beat. At the conclusion of Saturday’s performance, no one was able to beat High Test from D&H Cattle Company, but 4 bulls moved into the Top 10 including bull #317 Big Crush owned by Dunlap/Owens, posting a score of 89 points and finished 3rd overall. Moving into a 4th/5th split with bull #35, was bull #362A Heartbreak Kid from D&H Cattle/Erwin. Both bulls scored 88.5 points. Moving into a 6th/7th split with The Communicator, was bull #5A After Midnight from 01 Cattle/Hodges/Shuler. Both bulls scored 88.25 points. Saturday’s performance also produced the 9th place bull #310 Power Plant from Tom & Peggy.

A blood sample was also collected from 4 more Derby bulls after Saturday’s performance. A total of 12 Derby bulls were sampled for drug testing as per the UBBI’s Drug Testing Policy.

Sara King (center) with her daughter Maysun accepting the 1st place buckle in the Rhinestone Renegades Women's Futurity. Jan Owens (left) and Josey Miller (right) won the 2D and 3D buckles. Photo by Gautreau

Sara King (center) with her daughter Maysun accepting the 1st place buckle in the Rhinestone Renegades Women’s Futurity. Jan Owens (left) and Josey Miller (right) won the 2D and 3D buckles. Photo by Gautreau

One-Hundred Forty-Seven two year old bulls lined up to show their stuff on Saturday morning beginning with the Rhinestone Renegades Women’s Futurity. The Women’s Futurity payout was changed in 2016 and now features a $375 entry fee and a standard payout (not a 3D payout). In other words, there were 27 entries at the Gold Standard Women’s Futurity and the event paid 9 places (1 place for every 3 entries). The Top 9 bulls were paid (1st thru 9th place). This is NOT a 3D payout, but the 1st place winner, 2D winner and 3D winner each received a Rhinestone Renegades belt buckle. From the highest placing score, the 2D winner was 3 points less than the 1st place bull. The 3D winner was 6 points less than the 1st place bull.

Bull #445 Powerball from Sara King & Rio Rojo Bucking Bulls scoring 88.75 points to win the Women's Futurity. Photo by Gautreau

Bull #445 Powerball from Sara King & Rio Rojo Bucking Bulls scoring 88.75 points to win the Women’s Futurity. Photo by Gautreau

Sara King with Rio Rojo Bucking Bulls won 1st place with bull #445 Powerball, scoring 88.75 points. King won $1397 and a Tres Rios Buckle. Finishing in 2nd place with a score of 87.75 points was bull #144 Shortini from Amy Faulkner, who earned $1032; 3rd place was bull #414 from Kara Large/Elite with a score of 86.5 points and a check for $789; in the #4 spot and also first in the 2D was Jan Owens/Elite and their bull #407 with a score 86.25 points. Jan Owens/Elite earned a check for $668 and a Tres Rios Buckle. Landing in 5th place and earning $607 was bull #48 Loaner from Up North Cattle/Broken Arrow; 6th place went to Brittany Johnson with bull #B32 winning $486 with a score of 85 points. Josey Miller finished in 7th place was the 3D winner with a score of 83.75 points, winning $425 and a Tres Rios Buckle.

Tom Peterson & Peggy Van Cleve (center) winning the Gold Standard Futurity. Also pictured are Laramie Wilson (left) and Randy Schmutz (right). Photo by Gautreau

Tom Peterson & Peggy Van Cleve (center) winning the Gold Standard Futurity. Also pictured are Laramie Wilson (left) and Randy Schmutz (right). Photo by Gautreau

At the conclusion of the Women’s Futurity, the Gold Standard Futurity began. And with $120,000 up for grabs the competition was as tough as ever. The first 60 two year old bulls took center stage before taking a break for lunch. After the first half of the Gold Standard Futurity it was D&H Cattle Company who held down the top 2 spots. Bull #406 posted a score of 89.75 points and bull #460 Brawler co-owned by Sonny Barthold scored 89.25 points. In 3rd place, after the first half of the Gold Standard was bull #47 from Selman/Terrell with score of 88.25!

After the lunch break, everyone gathered to see the final 60 bulls and who would

War Cloud owned by Tom & Peggy scoring 90.5 points to win $35,000. Photo by Gautreau

War Cloud owned by Tom & Peggy scoring 90.5 points to win $35,000. Photo by Gautreau

ultimately win 1st place and walk away with a check for $35,000! After all was said and done, 5 bulls from the second half moved into the Top 10 in the Gold Standard and bull #423 War Cloud from Tom & Peggy moved ahead of D&H to take the lead and the win with a score of 90.5 points!

Other bulls finishing in the Top 10 include bull #450B Striker from Halpain/Thompson; bull #463 Red Rocker from Dee Bland; bull #411 Pat’s Pride from Stormy Foster/Terry Williams; bull #437B Lil 2 Train from Braindead/Sanders; bull #021 Buck Snort from 8-K Bucking Bulls and bull #419 Simple Man from John Donaho.

Participants in the Gold Standard Futurity and Black Gold Derby were given the opportunity to “Double Down” by selecting a futurity bull and derby bull and pairing them together on a team. The Top 5 teams with the highest combined aggregate score would share the $13,200 purse. There were 44 teams and the team of War Cloud in the futurity and Over the Top in the derby, both owned by Tom Peterson & Peggy Van Cleve won the “Double Down” and pocketed another $3960. The second place Double Down Team winner was Fireworks (futurity) owned by D&H/Bob & Jeri Adams and High Test (derby) owned by D&H Cattle Company. The 2nd place team won $3168.

Congratulations to everyone and a BIG THANK YOU to the staff and crew from the Pontotoc County Agriplex for making the 2016 Gold Standard Futurity & Black Gold Derby a huge success!

Click HERE for Rhinestone Renegade Women’s Results

Click HERE for Gold Standard Results

Click HERE for Black Gold Derby Results

Click HERE for Double Down Results

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ABBI / UBBI Announces Dual-Sanctioned Open Futurity Class at American Heritage

May 6th, 2016

 

 

AMERICAN HERITAGE

ABBI and UBBI to Offer Members Opportunity to Earn Points and Qualifying Dollars

PUEBLO, Colo. (May 6, 2016)- American Bucking Bull Inc. (ABBI) and United Bucking Bulls Inc. (UBBI) announced today that for the first time ever they will co-sanction an Open Futurity together at the upcoming ABBI American Heritage event in Duncan, Okla.

“This is a historic event,” explained ABBI Executive Director Jay Daugherty. “ABBI and UBBI are working together to create as many ways for folks in our industry to make money and qualify for our respective Finals events. We believe that, regardless if members compete with us or UBBI, the more chances people have to compete- the better it is for our sport.”

The Futurity will take place during the American Heritage weekend June 9-11 at Stephens County Arena. The Open Class will be held Friday, June 10.

“We’re excited to be a part of the ABBI’s American Heritage weekend. The ABBI/UBBI co-sanctioned Open Futurity will give our members an opportunity to earn ABBI points and UBBI qualifier dollars toward qualifying for both the ABBI and UBBI Year-End Finals!” said Randy Schmutz, UBBI General Manager.

American Heritage is one of the most lucrative events each season for young 2-year-old bulls and attracts hundreds of young bulls amongst all the various divisions. In ABBI’s regular Futurity class, first place typically pays around $100,000.  The payout for the Open Class will depend on the number of entries received. This will be a key event for both ABBI and UBBI members looking to qualify for each organization’s prestigious World Finals.

Members should enter through the ABBI. Members of both organizations have the option of joining the other one, so points/earnings can potentially count toward the Finals qualifications for both ABBI and UBBI. You may also check the organization’s websites for more information and deadlines: AmericanBuckingBull.com and UnitedBuckingBulls.com.

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