UBBI Introduces Youth Futurity Series Scholarship Program

August 20th, 2015

YOUTH FINALE FINALS PROGRAM LOGO copy

 

 

 

 

 

 

Beginning in 2015, the UBBI together with sponsors and supporters will award at least $10,000 in education scholarships. Six separate scholarships will be awarded each year as follows:

The owners of the Top 4 Bulls (Based on points, including Regular Season & Finale points) will receive:

  • 1st Place          $2500
  • 2nd Place         $2000
  • 3rd Place          $1500
  • 4th Place          $1000

The Youth Futurity Series Finale Champion will receive:

  • $1000

One $2000 Merit Scholarship will awarded based on:

  • Essay – “The Bucking Bull Industry. . .What It Means to Me”
  • Scholastic Grades (Based on previous year’s GPA)
  • UBBI Youth Futurity Series event participation

All UBBI Youth participants are eligible for Education Scholarships regardless of age. UBBI Scholarship awards can only be applied to educational costs. Participants can only earn one UBBI Youth Futurity Scholarship per season (based on bull’s performance). In other words, if a participant wins the 3rd place “Top 4” Scholarship and the “Finale Champion” Scholarship, that participant will receive the highest valued scholarship and the second scholarship earned will be awarded to the next eligible participant. Participants can be awarded the UBBI Youth Merit Scholarship and earn performance scholarships in the same year.

In order to receive a UBBI Youth Futurity Scholarship, recipients are required to enroll into an accredited college or university immediately after High School graduation. Scholarships will be awarded to recipient only after proof of enrollment into a college or university is presented to UBBI management. Scholarships awarded to students not graduating High School that season, will be placed in the recipient’s name and into an interest bearing account with UBBI as the executor until such time the recipient graduates from High School and is eligible to enroll into a college or universtiy. In the event a scholarship recipient does not enroll into a college or universtiy imediately after High School graduation and does not use the scholarship, the amount of the scholarship, plus interest earned, will be added back to the UBBI Youth Scholarship Fund.

A big Thank You to all of our Youth Futurity Series Sponsors ~ Rockin’ R Bucking Bulls, Pull-Do Trailers, TLW Bucking Bulls

And to our Event Buckle Sponsors ~ Pro Bull Nutrition, Scott Burleson, Nathan Wolfe, Larry McConnell, Tim Dougherty

UFL Wraps Up Its Regular Season at Bordertown Casino

August 20th, 2015

In 2015 the UBBI introduced the new United Futurity League (UFL) and offered members an opportunity to purchase and own a franchise (team). Owning that franchise would give them the opportunity to compete at 3 regular season UFL Team Futurity events and a possible UFL Finals qualification. There would be $40,000 dollars paid back at each of 6 regular season events and $150,000 paid out at the UFL Finals! A total of $390,000 will be paid back to UFL Franchise owners this season!

Tom Peterson & Peggy VanCleve won the UFL morning session at Bordertown Casino. Photo by Gautreau

Tom Peterson & Peggy VanCleve won the UFL morning session at Bordertown Casino. Photo by Gautreau

All 40 franchises competed at their final regular season event at Bordertown Casino in West Seneca, Oklahoma on August 8th. Positions were randomly drawn and 20 of the 40 teams competed in the morning session and 20 different teams competed in the afternoon session.

For the second time this season, Tom Peterson & Peggy VanCleve put together a team that was unbeatable during the morning session. Their 3 bulls posted a total of 267.5 points, a full 7.5 points ahead of the #2 placing team. Bull #200 Over the Top scored 90 points; bull #311

Bull #200 Over the Top from Tom Peterson scoring 90 points. Photo by Gautreau

Bull #200 Over the Top from Tom Peterson scoring 90 points. Photo by Gautreau

Spring Loaded scored 89.75 points and bull #773 Top Spot posted a score of 87.75 points. Peterson/VanCleve picked up a check for $15,000. The reserve champion team belonged to Bland/Dodson/Lee and they enlisted the help of D&H Cattle Company to provide the bull power. Three bulls posted 260 combined points to win 2nd place and $6500!

In the afternoon session, first place went to the team of D&H Cattle and Randal Flinn. Their bulls were #6A Test Fire, putting up the biggest score of 90.5 points and bull #98A Hurricane Hustler with

From left to right, Randy Schmutz, Sonny Barthold, Randal Flinn, with son Bode and HD Page. Photo by Gautreau

From left to right, Randy Schmutz, Sonny Barthold, Randal Flinn, with son Bodey and HD Page. Photo by Gautreau

a score of 88.5 points and bull #24A- Landshark with a score of 82.75 points. Their combined total of 261.75 points earned them $15,000! Finishing as reserve champions on Saturday afternoon was Ronnie Chism’s team. Chism brought two bulls, bull #3012 Tiger Cat with a score of 87.75 points and bull #333 Chism Trail with a score of 86.75. He also enlisted the help of Scott Cattle Company for his third bull. Bull #717 Hey Vern posted a score of 86.25 points to give the team a total of 260.75 points for the second place win and $6500.

At the completion of both sessions of competition, the Top 30 UFL Finals teams were determined based on points throughout the season. The #1 team was the All Star Ranch/Brett Romkema team with 48 points and $12,750 won. The #2 team Cord McCoy/Gallagher/Graber/K-C earned 47 points and $11,250.

The Top 30 teams will compete at the UFL Finals held in Mulvane, Kansas in conjunction with the UBBI National Finals in September!

View COMPLETE TEAM RESULTS

View UFL FEATURE VIDEO

Marlene Henry Says Goodbye to Mick E Mouse

August 14th, 2015

Stock contractor Marlene Henry, from Dayton, Texas informed the bull riding world that Mick E Mouse was put down and laid to rest on Tuesday, August 11th due to unforeseen medical complications. Mick E Mouse suffered a slight fracture in his lower back during a PBR event in Billings, Montana, earlier this season. He was treated at Texas A&M for the injury and was recovering. Henry expected Mick E Mouse to return to the PBR bull riding stage last weekend in Biloxi, Mississippi, but irregularities in his behavior in July led Henry to seek an additional opinion about his condition from renowned veterinarian Dr. Gary Warner. During the examination, Dr. Warner discovered that the athlete had developed a lesion on his back.

Bull #81 Mick E Mouse owned by Marlene Henry. Photo by Gautreau

“We suspect that Mick E had a lymphoma lesion within his lumbar spine that caused an inability to properly be able to use his rear limbs.” Dr. Warner explained. “We tried to treat him, but he wasn’t responding so it was time to make that decision. It was a great loss for the sport. I really loved that old bull.”

It was not an easy decision for Henry, but she wanted to ensure that her prized bovine athlete would not be suffering anymore.

“Mick E is no longer in pain,” Henry said. “I will say it has not been all bad. It has been the greatest ride ever. I don’t care if he was No. 1 in the PBR books, but he was to me. He can go to the rainbow bridges and be fat and sassy.”

Bull riding athletes come in all shapes and sizes and from all walks of life. Some are two legged and some are four legged. It’s been said more than once. . . .”there are always two athletes in every ride, the bull rider and the bull. For those close to the bucking bull industry, most will say there’s a certain unexplained attraction to the four legged superstars! And many of the most recognized bulls have interesting back stories. Such is certainly the case of Mick E Mouse.

Mick E Mouse performing at the 2012 UBBI National Finals. Photo by Gautreau

It all began when Marlene Henry took in an orphaned bull calf sired by PBR World Champion bull Dillinger. Robby Herrington delivered the calf to Henry and asked if she could save the calf. For more than a week, Henry bottle-fed the Dillinger son every five hours and helped, essentially, save the calf’s life. As fate would have it, that little orphan calf grew up and unexpectedly bred some of Henry’s cows. That mating resulted in producing 4 heifers, one of which would become Mick E Mouse’s mom!

With help from her friend Tracy LaBuff, Henry eventually bred the heifers to LaBuff’s bull, Mighty Mouse, a 2006 PBR World Finals bull and Mick E Mouse was born in 2008. Mick E Mouse was never bucked with a dummy when he was younger, but she eventually began taking him to some local bull ridings when he was 3 years old.

Mick E Mouse made his debut as a “contest” bull in May of 2011 at the United Bucking Bull, Inc (UBBI) competition in Winnie, Texas. At his first appearance there, the grandson of an orphaned son of Dillinger was marked 89 points and won 1st place. And as they say. . . .the rest is history!

“It was really something watching Mick E Mouse develop as a young superstar,” stated Randy Schmutz, general manager of the UBBI. “There was no doubt in the minds of those watching him that he would truly become a superstar! And Mick E Mouse did not disappoint!”

At the conclusion of the 2011 UBBI season, Mick E Mouse would be leading the UBBI Derby standings with over $10,000 in regular season earnings, but was unable to compete at the UBBI National Finals due to an injury. But Mick E, as Henry would call him, more than made up for his absence at the 2011 UBBI Finals during his 2012 campaign.

“In 2012, Mick E Mouse was one of the most talked about 4 year olds in the bucking bull industry,” explained Schmutz. “And his owner, Marlene Henry was one of the most unique bucking bull owners to come along in some time! You could see the unique relationship the two had and it goes back to Marlene saving the life of Mick E’s grandsire. Had she not done that, we would not know the Mick E Mouse we know today!”

During the 2012 season, Mick E Mouse dominated the competition at UBBI events and also made his debut into American Bucking Bull, Inc (ABBI) events and bucked onto the Professional Bull Riders (PBR) stage as well. Marlene Henry’s bull entered the UBBI National Finals in the #5 spot in the year-end standings. Mick E would place 1st in the first round with a score of 91 points and 4th in the second round with a score of 87.75 points. He won the UBBI National Finals championship finishing 1st in the average with a total of 178.75 points and winning a total of over $25,000 for the 2012 season. Mick E Mouse was the 2012 UBBI Reserve World Champion.

2015 was the 7-year-old bovine athlete’s fourth season on the PBR tour, where he remained unridden in 40 PBR outs. He was on his way to possibly reaching or even surpassing a PBR record set by Bushwacker back in 2013 of 42 consecutive buckoffs.

“Mick E Mouse was an extraordinary bucking bull with an even more extraordinary owner with a unique story of overcoming the odds,” shared Schmutz. “They were both special and Mick E Mouse will be missed. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Marlene on the loss of a very special and talented bucking bull.”

UBBI Hosts New Event at Sycamore Springs Ranch

August 3rd, 2015

Banner

The 17th event of the 2015 UBBI season was a new event added to the schedule this year and hosted by Jerry Rush at Sycamore Springs Ranch in Locust Grove,

War Pony Bucking Bulls (Koty & Kristy Brugh) accepting the buckle for the Derby win. Photo by Gautreau

War Pony Bucking Bulls (Koty & Kristy Brugh) accepting the buckle for the Derby win. Photo by Gautreau

Oklahoma! As usual, Jerry Rush and his staff did a great job at making everyone feel welcome and at home. Sycamore Springs Ranch has added several new amenities including more RV hookups, more rental cabins and a new full-service restaurant right on sight near the arena!

The event attracted just the right amount of entries with 32 Derby bulls, 36 Classic

Cheryl Locke, Kylee Donaho and Kristy Brugh were winners in the Rhinestone Renegades Women's Futurity. Photo by Gautreau

Cheryl Locke, Kylee Donaho and Kristy Brugh were winners in the Rhinestone Renegades Women’s Futurity. Photo by Gautreau

bulls, 15 Rhinestone Renegades Womens Futurity bulls and 53 Open Futurity bulls! The event began Friday with the Derby and bull #212 Bugati from War Pony Bucking Bulls finished on top with a score of 88.75 points and pocketed a check for $2576. Winning second place and $2024 was bull #122 SA Loco from Dean Wilson/Sally Green with a score of 88.5 points. And finishing in 3rd place was bull #206 Greenback from Brandon Stewart/Trey King scoring 87.75 points.

Bull #1301 from Kylee Donaho winning the 1D in the Women's Futurity. Photo by Gautreau

Bull #1301 from Kylee Donaho winning the 1D in the Women’s Futurity. Photo by Gautreau

The women enjoyed another stop on the Rhinestone Renegades Tour for 2015 with 15 different bulls from 11 different members. The women’s event is paid out in a 3d format. Winning 1st place in the 1D with the highest marked bull was Kylee Donaho and her bull #1301. Donaho pocketed $1012. Winning 1st in the 2D was Locked & Loaded Mamma’s with their bull #350 Rollin’ Thunder with score of 83.25 points and winning $607. And winning 1st in the 3D was Krist Brugh and bull #301, scoring 80 points and winning a check for $405. Each of the 1D, 2D and 3D winners also received a beautiful turquoise buckle from the UBBI and Tres Rios Silver.

The Open Futurity followed the women’s event and the two year olds prove to be as tough as ever in Locust Grove! Bull #98A Hurricane Hustler won the futurity event with a score of 88.75 points ($2623). Bull #30 Pow Tow from Nathan Wolfe and bull#46 Jungle Can Do both scored 88.5 points to split 2nd and 3rd place. The #4 bull was #331 Colorado Chrome form Prime Time Bucking Bulls/BS Cattle Co with a score of 87.5 points.

View COMPLETE RESULTS

View EVENT FEATURE VIDEO

Almost 200 Bulls Compete at the July Battle of the Bull UBBI Event

July 20th, 2015
Youth member Madison Tomaski presenting the American Flag! Photo by Gautreau

Youth member Madison Tomaski presenting the American Flag! Photo by Gautreau

Entries remain strong as the summer wears on with temperatures hovering at the 100 degree mark! Members continue participate with hopes of winning money toward qualifying for this years UBBI National Finals in Mulvane, Kansas!

In July in Palestine, Texas there were 41 Derby entries and some new names at the top of the winner’s list. Bull #119 The Lunatic owned by 4K Bulls put up an 89.75 point score to win the event and $2829. Long-time bull man Lyndal Hurst managed to squeeze a “bucking bull competition” into his busy stock contracting schedule and finished as reserve champion with bull #243 Breaking Bad, scoring 89.5 points. And finishing in 3rd place was Tom Peteson’s bull #2-316 Rolls Royce with a score of 87.5 points.

The Classic bulls, or the big boys, as we often call ’em showed up on Saturday night in a “big” way! Bull #104 Spring Fever owned by Bland/Dodson/Lee proved tough to beat with a score of 89.5 points. Bland/Dodson/Lee pocketed $2501. In second place was bull #32Y Bruiser from D&H Cattle/Buck Cattle scoring 88.5 points and splitting 3rd and 4th place was bull #1102 Genesis 1:1 from Brackens 3B Cattle Co and bull 1137 Cowbanger from Barrett & Prewitt. Both bulls posted 87.75 point scores.

This mid-summer event featured the 4th and final regular season Youth Futurity

Two Brothers Bucking Bulls winning the Youth Futurity. Westin Cobb accepting the buckle. Photo by Gautreau

Two Brothers Bucking Bulls winning the Youth Futurity. Westin Cobb accepting the buckle. Photo by Gautreau

competition with 37 entries. Westin Cobb with Two Brothers Bucking Bulls finished in the #1 spot with bull #1316 Ada Spades, scoring 87.75 points. Hannah Harms was second with her bull #23 Tic-Tac-Toe with a score of 87.25 points and in 3rd place was Orin Cobb with Two Brothers Bucking Bulls and their bull #306 Doctor Bucks. Doctor Bucks enters the Youth Finale in August as the #1 bull with $4247 in total earnings ahead of Titus owned by Madison Tomaski by only $192. It’s gonna be an exciting finish to this year’s Youth Futurity Series race!

Bull #200 Over the Top from Tom Peterson & Peggy VanCleve putting up an impressive 91.75 point score. Photo by Gautreau

Bull #200 Over the Top from Tom Peterson & Peggy VanCleve putting up an impressive 91.75 point score. Photo by Gautreau

The Open Futurity and United Futurity League (UFL) followed the youth and total of 87 bulls were bucked. Sixty-five bulls were entered into the open event while the remaining 22 bulls only performed as “team” bulls. For the second month in a row Tom Peterson & Peggy VanCleve took the top spot in the Open Futurity but with 2 different bulls. This time it was bull #200 Over the Top with an impressive score of 91.75 points to win first place $4225. In second place was Dennis & Jan Owens, with their little red baldy, bull #317 Orange Crush, scoring 89.25 points. Orange Crush also earned 1st place in the Wayne Hodges 4 Star Trailers Super Series and picked up another $2240 in bonus money. D&H Cattle Co/Flinn’s bull #29A Magic Maker finished 3rd with a score of 88.75 points and won second in the Super Series adding $1120 in bonus money to their pockets.

The fourth of 6 UFL regular season events took place along side the UBBI Open Futurity in Palestine. Cheyenne Owens UFL Team bulls scored 85.25, 86.5 and 88.75 points with a total of 260.5 points to win $15,000! Strickland/Melton Bull Co’s team of 3 bulls totaled 260 points with scores of 86.25, 86.5 and 87.25 points to finish as reserve champions for the second event in a row!

View COMPLETE EVENT RESULTS   View UFL EVENT RESULTS

View EVENT FEATURE VIDEO   View UFL FEATURE VIDEO

UBBI Hosts Second Event in Wisconsin

June 29th, 2015

The UBBI landed in Elroy, Wisconsin on June 27th and together with producer Gene Baldwin and his crew, hosted the second MidWest Region stop on this year’s schedule. Elroy attracted 65 entries and featured a Yearling Futurity, Open Futurity, Derby and Classic.

Saturday morning started with a welcome from Gene Baldwin to all participants and a general membership meeting. Randy Schmutz, the general manager of the UBBI was in attendance and presented plans to expand UBBI competition in the region. The meeting was followed by the Yearling Futurity and Open Futurity and it was game on.

Cord & Wade Hamilton won the yearling futurity by a whopping 3.25 points over second place finisher with a score of 88.5 points. Bull #409 earned a check for $1520. Finishing in second place was bull #41 Jethro owned by Up North Cattle/Will & Irene Moyer. And in 3rd place was bull #408 from Mark Bekkum.

The Janssen family from Iowa winning the Open Futurity with Tugboat. File photo

The Janssen family from Iowa winning the Open Futurity with Tugboat. File photo

The UBBI Open Futurity attracted 16 entries and the Janssen family owned the winning bull. Bull #319 Tugboat posted a score of 88.75 points to win first place and $2200. Splitting 1st and 2nd place was bull #336 from 2B Bucking Bulls and bull #22 from JK Elite Bucking Bulls/War Pony Bucking Bulls/Hopkins Ranch, both with scores of 87.25 points.

The Derby & Classic bulls all bucked on Saturday night in separate competitions. 2B Bucking Bulls (Bill & Vicki Berger) and their bull #214 posted a score of 89.75 points to win first place and $2625. Lucas Cattle Company from Missouri with bull #228 Hunters Hit Man finished as reserve champion with a score of 88.25 points. Bull #25 Billy Jack owned by Up North Cattle Company from Minnesota split third  and fourth place with bull #320 from Tom Burkhart, both scoring 87.75 points.

The Classic came down to the wire with Jared Allen’s Pro Bull Team and bull #136 Uncle Tink scoring 90.5 points to win first and $2625. Bull #1100 Milky Jones owned by Stolzfus & Teague finished second with 90 points and in third place with 89 points was bull #186 Up North Express from Jared Allen’s Pro Bull Team.

View COMPLETE RESULTS

UBBI Hosts Event in Burlington, Colorado

June 23rd, 2015

BURLINGTON, CO copy

The United Bucking Bulls, Inc together with Talbert Bucking Bulls hosted a Futurity, Derby and Classic Competition on June 20th. The event attracted a total of 83 entries. Bull owners from Colorado, Minnesota, Wyoming, Missouri, Oklahoma, Texas, Kansas, Illinois and North Dakota traveled to the Evergreen state for the competition.

In the Derby, it was bull #209 Bad Beagle from Jared Allen’s Pro Bull Team (Minnesota) with a score of 90.5 points who picked up the first place check totaling $2756. Bull #215 Card Shark owned by Phenom Genetics/John & Deb Bills was runner up with a score of 87.25 points.

The Classic featured 21 entries and the win was split by Jared Allen’s Pro Bull Team and bull #136 Uncle Tink and Byron Juma’s bull #1310, both with scores of 90 points. Each bull earned $2813.

Lyndal Hurst from Slaton, Texas dominated the Futurity competition by winning both first and second place. Bull #3713 posted a score of 89 points, winning $2424 and bull #3113 scored 88.5 points to win second place.

Greg and Carolyn Talbert kicked off the weekend by hosting a Breeders Social with a prime rib dinner and lots of fun on Friday. Followed by a great competition and event on Saturday! The UBBI looks forward to returning to Colorado in 2016!

View COMPLETE RESULTS

Oklahoma Bulls Win Derby & Classic in Palestine

June 22nd, 2015

Summertime has rolled in with a vengeance and the heat showed everyone who’s boss. UBBI staff members had electric fans plugged in for as many as could take advantage of the manufactured breeze. The competition was just as hot!

Bull #32Y Bruiser owned by D&H Cattle/Buck Cattle winning the UBBI Classic. Photo by Gautreau

Bull #32Y Bruiser owned by D&H Cattle/Buck Cattle winning the UBBI Classic. Photo by Gautreau

In the Derby, bull #2103 Buck Autism owned by D&H Cattle Company posted a score of 91.25 points to beat 36 other bulls and win the first place check of $2765. Dennis & Christine Pevehouse/The Jaynes Gang brought bull #EG2259 Ms. Kitty’s Peacemaker and finished as reserve champion in the derby with a score of 90.5 points followed by 3rd place finisher, bull #B60 Handsome Jeff from Ramblin Verl Ranch, scoring 89.5 points.

In the Classic competition, breeders had to have posted an 87.25 point score or better to even get a piece of the prize money. Coming out on top was bull #32Y Bruiser from D&H Cattle/Buck Cattle with a smashing performance and a 92 point score. Bruiser earned $2495. Finishing as runner-up to Bruiser was bull #567 Lester Gillis owned by Folds/Strickland and in 3rd place was bull #1137 Cowbanger from Barrett & Prewitt with an 88.75 point score!

HD Page accepting the buckle for the win in the Classic competition. Photo by Gautreau

HD Page accepting the buckle for the win in the Classic competition. Photo by Gautreau

Saturday morning started with the UBBI’s Youth Futurity Series and featured 40 entries. This was the 3rd stop on this season’s Youth Futurity competition and the event paid 13 places. Young Blaine Burleson dominated the competition with bull #30 General Lee with a score of 87 points, winning$1600. Splitting first and second place was Jr Youth Futurity member, Madison Tomaski with bull #173 Titus and Chris Hamilton and his bull #EG3134 OXX, both with scores of 86.75 points.

The youth competition was followed by the Open Futurity and 81 entries. Tom Peterson & Peggy VanCleve continued their winning ways with their bull #773 Top Spot and that’s exactly where he landed with a score of 91 points and earned a check for $3240. Finishing as the reserve champion was bull #591 Smooth Over from Garrett/Thompson with a score of 90.75 points. And in the 3rd place spot was Pritchett Ranch/Melton Bull Co’s bull #324A with a score of 89.75 points.

The third of 6 UFL regular season events took place along side the UBBI Open Futurity in Palestine. Tom Peterson and Peggy VanCleve put together “super” team with bulls scoring 88.25, 88.75 and 91 points with a total of 268 points to win $15,000! Strickland/Melton Bull Co’s team of 3 bulls gathered up a total of 263 points with scores of 84.5, 88.75 and 89.75 points.

View COMPLETE EVENT RESULTS   View UFL EVENT RESULTS

View EVENT FEATURE VIDEO  View UFL FEATURE VIDEO

Buckin’ At Bordertown Casino & Arena

June 17th, 2015

The United Bucking Bulls, Inc was honored to have produced the 2nd bucking bull event in the arena inside the Bordertown Casino. This new state of the art facility was specifically designed to buck Futurity, Derby and Classic bulls and offers both participants and patrons an entertainment experience like no other. Rick Smith, the general manager of the Bordertown Casino & Arena, did a great job creating a facility that will attract the attention of bucking bull owners from across the country.

Bull #27 Cartwright owned by Lightning C wins the Bordertown Shoot Out Derby. Photo by Dugger

“We were very excited to have been the second bucking bull event inside the Bordertown Arena,” stated Randy Schmutz, the general manager of the UBBI. “They have a great facility and everyone really enjoyed the casino and the Indigo Sky Hotel! We’re looking forward to being back there in August for our last regular season United Futurity League event!”

The Bordertown Shoot Out attracted a total of 144 bulls, including 40 Derby bulls, 37 Classic bulls, 14 entries in the Women’s Futurity and 53 Futurity bulls. After everyone was checked in on Friday afternoon, the Bordertown Casino hosted a Breeder Reception inside the Lost Creek Saloon and the action started that night at 7:30pm with the Derby.

Rick Smith (left), GM of Bordertown Casino presents Jerry Copp the buckle for the Derby win. Photo by Dugger

The Derby bulls seemed to enjoy the smaller arena set up and things got off to a great start. Bull #27 Cartwright owned by Lighting C didn’t have far to travel to enter the spotlight. It was an easy drive of just over an hour from Claremore, Oklahoma to the Bordertown Arena and worth every mile. The black bald face bull from Jerry Copp and Cody May turned in an impressive 91.75 point score, a full 2.25 points higher than the #2 placing bull. Cartwright earned a check for $2829. The #1 bull in the UBBI Derby Standings, bull #7 First Instinct, from Rockin J Bucking Bulls, continued his winning ways splitting second and third place with a score of 89.5 points. Ronnie Chism Farm & Ranch/4G had bull #20X share that position. And placing 4th was JATT 2003 from Jerry & Aaron Halpain with a score of 88.75 points.

“I really believe this was one of the strongest set of 3 year olds that we’ve seen this season,” stated Randy Schmutz.

The excitement continued on Saturday morning with the Rhinestone Renegades Women’s Futurity with 14 entries. Chelsea Cobble with Little Acres Bucking Bulls brought bull #369 to town and left with the 1D first

Little Acres Bucking Bulls (Chelsea Cobble) wins the Rhinestone Renegades Women's Futurity. Photo by Dugger

place check and a Tres Rios buckle scoring 87.75 points. Finishing second in the 1D was bull #+32 from Haylee Nichols with 86.5 points. The women’s futurity is paid out in a 3D format with 3 points separating the 1D, 2D and 3D winners. First place in the 2D was an 84.75 point outing shared by two bulls. Bull #313 Harry Luck from Sasha Robinson/JARS Bucking Bulls and bull #11A Little Red Wagon from Katie Fletcher split the win. The 3D was won with an 81.75 point score from bull #1301 from Kylee Donaho and second place in the 3D went to Josey Miller with a score of 81 points for bull #342. Each of the 1D, 2D and 3D winners received prize money and a Tres Rios Buckle.

The UBBI Open Futurity followed the women and 53 bulls showed their stuff before crowning a winner. Rafter 3S/Donaho’s bull #1302 Cost of Living High was the 30th bull to perform on Saturday morning and posted a 91.75 point score that proved to be unbeatable. Cost of Living High collected a check for $2574. Finishing as the Reserve Champion Futurity bull was #387 Call the Law owned by Cord McCoy/K-C Bucking

John Donaho and daughter Kylee accepting the buckle for the Futurity win on behalf of Rafter 3S & Donaho. Photo by Dugger

Bulls with a 91.25 point performance. Splitting 3rd and 4th place was bull #300 Ohl Special from Cody Ohl/Brandon Stewart and bull #2H 153 Buzz Kill from 2H & K3J Bucking Bulls, both with scores of 90 points. Buzz Kill currently holds the #8 position in the UBBI Futurity Year-End Standings.

The 4 year old bulls in the Classic wrapped up the weekend on Saturday night. Mike Rawson of Rawson Bucking Bulls collected the first place check with bull #L139 Little David. The bull is a product of the Lufkin Ranch & Rodeo breeding program from Chuck Griffith and the late David Wisner. Little David scored 89.25 points and earned $2691. The second place Classic bull was bull #124 Spin Machine from Jerry & Aaron Halpain

Bull #L139 Little David, owned by Rawson Bucking Bulls wins the Bordertown Shoot Out Classic. Photo by Dugger

posting a score of 88 points. Third place went to Cord McCoy/Tim Doughtery with their bull #107 Come On Baby with a score of 87.75 points. Come On Baby currently sets 5th in the UBBI Classic Year-End Standings. Splitting 4th and 5th place were bull #151 Straight 151 owned by B-B Bucking Bulls and bull #161 Fire House from Scott Winston/Melton Bull Co. Both bulls scored 87.5 points.

It was a great weekend with plenty of entertainment and the UBBI and it’s staff and crew are looking forward to returning to Bordertown Casino and Arena!

See COMPLETE RESULTS

View FEATURE VIDEO

Cheyenne Owens and TLW Bucking Bulls Are Big Winners

May 28th, 2015

In 2015, the Gold Standard Futurity and Black Gold Derby found themselves in a new home and on the same weekend. For the past 4 years the Gold Standard Futurity was hosted on the last weekend in April and the Black Gold Derby was held on the second week in August. This year the two highest paying UBBI events were combined and the Rhinestone Renegades Women’s Futurity was added and held together in their new home inside the Pontotoc County Agri-Plex in Ada, Oklahoma!

“We believed that it added more value to both events to hold them together and on the same weekend,” explained Randy Schmutz, general manager of the UBBI. “The Gold Standard paid out $146,000 and the Black Gold Derby paid out $96,000! Together with the “Double Down” Team contest paying back $12,300, that’s over $258,000 paid back to the top 2 and 3 year old bulls this weekend!”

The fun started after checking in 272 bulls on Friday and then everyone gathered at the Breeders Social and Gold Standard & Black Gold Lottery Drawing. Dennis and Jan Owens prepared a tasty home cooked meal and fed almost 200 UBBI members and then the activities got underway with drawing for a number of door prizes and then the Lottery and Calcutta. Almost $5,000 dollars was raised for the UBBI Youth Futurity Series Finale awards by auctioning off a number of Gold Standard Futurity and Black Gold Derby Lifetime Positions.

“Unusually 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! We then put the remaining Lifetime positions into the Lottery drawing and the first applicants drawn received Lifetime spots for the 2016 events!”

TLW's bull #274 Blood Brother winning the Black Gold Derby and $25,000. Photo by Gautreau

The Derby on Friday featured half of the 96 three year old entries, so the first 48 Black Gold Derby bulls set the stage for the weekends competition. At the conclusion of Friday’s performance, it was Rockin T Ranch/Flying High Rodeo’s bull #206 Burn It Down who set the pace with a score of 90 points. Close behind was Diamond S Bucking Bulls with there bull #2125 Wicked Stick with an 89.25 point score. Splitting 3/4 place on Friday night was bull #1266 from Martinez/Milloy and bull #Z3 Swamp Wreck from Oakes & Green. A blood sample was collected from the top 5 bulls after Friday’s performance.

The competition continued on Saturday night and everyone agreed that the 90 point score from the previous evening was gonna be tough to beat. As the evening progressed it was looking like that might be the case until only 9 bulls remained and things changed. TLW’s bull #274 Blood Brother showed out and posted a 90.25 score, edging the bull Burn It Down by only .25 point, who ultimately finished as the Black Gold Derby Reserve Champion! TLW Bucking Bulls’ Blood Brother earned $25,000 for first place!

Also on Saturday night, bull #302 Sweet Emotion owned by Nathan Wolfe & Scott Cattle moved into the number 3

Joey Almand accepting the Tres Rios buckle and check for $25,000. Photo by Gautreau

position overall with a score of 89.5 points! Other bulls finishing in the Top 10 after two performances were Diamond S Bucking Bulls bull #2125 Wicked Stick; bull #R804 owned by Henry Mladenka/Fred Robinson/Bridges & Smith; bull #2103 Buck Autism from D&H Cattle Co; bull #Z8/8 Losing My Religion from Owens & Folds; bull 20X from Ronnie Chism Farm & Ranch/4G Ranch; bull #1266 from Marinez/Milloy; #Z3 Swamp Wreck from Oakes & Green; bull #Z7 Sketchy Bob from D&H Cattle Co/Flinn. A blood sample was also collected from the top 5 Derby bulls after Saturday’s performance. A total of 10 Derby bulls were sampled for drug testing as per the UBBI’s Drug Testing Policy.

A lot of two year old bulls lined up to show their stuff on Saturday morning beginning with the Rhinestone Renegades Women’s Futurity. A record 30 entries were featured in the women’s competition and the ladies did a really good job. Kylee Donaho won the most money by

Rhinestone Renegades Women's Futurity participants. Photo by Gautreau

winning the 1D with bull #1301, scoring 85.25 points. She also placed 1st in the 3D with bull #36, scoring 79.25 points. Kylee won a total of $2362. Amy Austin was 2nd in the 1D with her bull #303 Popeye. The winner of the 2D was Delyne Lee with bull #D-77 from Bland/Dodson/Lee with a score of 82.25 points, winning $1012. Delyne would like to extend a thank you to Cody Hawks for flanking the bull in her absence. Finishing second in the 2D was Toni Scalco with bull #235 Stitches with a score of 81.5 points.

At the conclusion of the Women’s Futurity, the Gold Standard Futurity began. And with $146,000 up for grabs the competition was as tough as ever. The first 73 two year old bulls took center stage before taking a short break for lunch. After the first section of the Gold Standard Futurity it was D&H Cattle Co and their partners who held down the top 3 spots. Bull #6A Test Fire co-owned by GDDB Cattle and bull #29A Magic Maker both posted the highest score of the first half with 88.75 points each. Bull #60-3 co-owned with Leflore and Barthold scored 88.25 points to hold down the 3rd place spot.

Bull #12A Tugco owned by Cheyenne Owens winning $50,000 at the Gold Standard Futurity. Photo by Gautreau

After the lunch break, everyone gathered to see who would ultimately win 1st place and walk away with a check for $50,000! After all was said and done, 3 bulls from the second half moved ahead of Test Fire, who finished 4th overall. Bull #12A Tugco from Cheyenne Owens posted a 91.75 score, with 3 of the 4 judges marking the bovine athlete 23 points. The win earned Owens a check for $50,000! Finishing second was Dennis & Jan Owens and Carl Dunlap with their bull #317 Big Crush with a score of 89.5 points. They cashed a check for $15,000! And in 3rd place was bull #367 Rand’s Big Cadillac from Scott Cattle Company of South Dakota with 89 points and a earning a check for $10,000! Other bulls finishing in the Top 10 were bull #6A Test Fire from D&H Cattle Co/GDDB Cattle; bull #29A Magic Maker from D&H Cattle Co; bull #60-3 Inferno from D&H Cattle Co/Leflore/Barthold; Bull #3448 Call Me Trigger from JC’s Dream Team/The Jaynes Gang; bull #313 Zorro The Toro from Jay Hudgins; bull #153 Buzz Kill from 2H & K3J Bucking Bulls; bull #1013 from Kurt Tucker/Pistol Robinson. A blood sample was collected from the Top 10 Gold Standard Futurity bulls for drug testing. The Top 30 bulls in the Gold Standard earned a prize money check!

Cheyenne Owens and family and friends celebrating the win at the Gold Standard Futurity. Photo by Gautreau

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 6 teams with the highest combined aggregate score would share the $12,300 purse. There were 41 teams and the team of Inferno in the futurity owned by D&H Cattle Co/Leflore/Barthold and Buck Autism owned by D&H Cattle Co won the “Double Down” and pocketed another $3528.

Results from the drug testing revealed no violations and prize money checks were mailed on Wednesday, May 27th! Congratulations to everyone and a BIG thank you to all who participated in one of the biggest weekends of the year in the bucking bull industry! Click HERE to View Feature Video

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

United Bucking Bulls
United Bucking Bulls, Inc.
809 East Road, Ste #D
Stephenville, Texas 76401
info@unitedbuckingbulls.com

Find Us Online:

View videos on YouTube Find us on Facebook Follow us on Twitter
Join the United Bucking Bulls Email Newsletter