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!

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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

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Almost $250,000 Up For Grabs This Weekend

May 13th, 2015

Selman & Terrell's bull #279 Bottoms Up earns $50,000 in 5 seconds at the 2014 UBBI Gold Standard Futurity. Photo by Gautrear

The United Bucking Bulls, Inc has combined it’s two largest paying events into one action packed weekend in Ada, Oklahoma this weekend, May 15-16! The Gold Standard Futurity will feature a total payoff of $146,000 and the winning 2 year old bull will walk away with a check for $50,000! The Black Gold Derby will payout $96,000 and $25,000 for first place. In addition, the Rhinestone Renegades Women’s Futurity will showcase 21 different cowgirls with 30 two year old bulls on Saturday morning.

Ninety-Six three year old Derby bulls will be divided in half and 48 will buck on Friday night at 7:30pm and the remaining 48 will perform on Saturday night at 7:30pm. The action will take place inside the Pontotoc County Agri-Plex. On Saturday morning, the women will take center stage at the second Rhinestone Renegades event of the 2015 season. Followed by 146 two year old bulls trying to win their share of $146,000!

All the Gold Standard & Black Gold participants will be welcomed with a UBBI Breeders Social, Free BBQ brisket dinner, the 2016 Gold Standard & Black Gold Lottery drawing and Calcutta at 4pm on Friday afternoon. These activities will take place inside the Small Animal Building next to the Agri-Plex Arena!

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Winners Celebrate at the Seneca UBBI Event

May 13th, 2015

The United Bucking Bulls, Inc hosted it’s first sanctioned event in the state of Wisconsin on May 8th and 9th in Seneca! Curt Check, a member of the UBBI produced and hosted the event and he and his crew did a great job with the number of bulls competing and the “Buckin Bred” Livestock Sale. A total of 92 bulls participated in the yearling futurity, futurity, derby and classic. UBBI members from 8 different states including Oklahoma, Kansas, Iowa, Missouri, Minnesota, Illinois, North Dakota and Wisconsin gathered to see who’d get the money and the gold buckles.

“Curt did a great job,” stated Randy Schmutz, general manager of the UBBI. “There were 61 different two, three and four year old bulls and an additional 31 yearlings competing! Everything turned out really well and we’re looking forward to expanding the opportunities for bucking bull owners in that region of the country in the future!”

There were 17 Derby bulls and 16 Classic bulls competing separately on Friday night. At the conclusion of the performance it was Jared Allen’s Pro Bull Team and also Matt Scharping with Phenom Genetics who garnered most of the attention, claiming 1st and 2nd place in both the Derby and Classic events. Jared Allen’s bull #209 Bad Beagle won the Derby with a score of 90.75 points, winning a check for $2443. Phenom Genetics and their bull #215 Card Shark finished second with a score of 90.25 points and bull #228 Hunter’s Hitman owned by Lucas Cattle Company won 3rd place with a score of 88 points.

In the Classic, Jared Allen’s Pro Bull Team continued their winning ways picking up checks for both 1st and 2nd place. Bull #136 Uncle Tink placed at the top of the list with a score of 90.75 points, winning $2300 and in 2nd place it was bull #186 Up North Express with a score of 89 points. Nevade Berger traveled from North Dakota to Wisconsin with two bulls and was successful, winning 3rd place with bull #022 Wolf.

Activities continued on Saturday morning with a livestock sale featuring bucking bulls and ‘rodeo bred’ females on the auction block. The Yearling Futurity and Futurity followed at 3:30pm.

“We were pleased to see that we had 28 two year old futurity bulls competing,” explained Schmutz. “And even more pleased to see 31 yearling bulls competing.” Although the UBBI does not sanction yearling competitions, it is going to expand the opportunities for bull owners to compete in these yearling events, especially in the areas north.

The Yearling Futurity bulls were first on the schedule and Will & Irene Moyer with Up North Cattle (Minnesota) and their bull #41 Jethro showed out to the tune of 86.25 points to win 1st place and $1736. Finishing in 2nd place was bull #1405 owned by Mark Bekkum from Wisconsin. Curt Check Bucking Bulls won 3rd place with bull #471, scoring 83.75 points. Jared Allen’s Pro Bull Team placed 4th and 6th with two different bulls and winning 5th place was Three Sons Farms from Iowa.

The Futurity got noticeably tough when bull #387 Call the Law from Cord McCoy/K-C Bucking Bulls produced the highest score of the weekend with 91 points to win $1890. Finishing in second place was Jason Marbery from Kansas with bull #137, scoring 88.5 points. In third place was 2B Bucking Bulls (Bill, Vicki & Talli Burger) with bull #336. And finishing in 4th and 5th place with scores of 87.75 points and 87.5 points were bull #307 Ice Breaker owned by Cord McCoy/Kevin Graver and bull #324 from Matt Noble of Noble Farms.

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UBBI Bulls Show Out at the Red River Chute Out

May 1st, 2015

“All I can say is. . . .Wow!”, exclaimed Randy Schmutz, the general manager of the United Bucking Bulls, Inc. “The Red River Chute Out was tremendous. We were very excited to see all the entries and everyone support this event! We expect this event to become a destination event for our members in the future! And thanks to the Pontotoc County Agri-Plex and the Ada community for their overwhelming hospitality!”

The UBBI season is in full swing and the stop in Ada, Oklahoma was the 7th event on this year’s schedule. A total of 295 entries were featured in the Youth Futurity, Futurity, Derby & Classic. The Red River Chute Out also featured the 2nd of 6 United Futurity League (UFL) events.

Bull #Z7 Sketchy Bob from D&H Cattle Company winning the Red River Chute Out Derby. Photo by Gautreau

“This was the 2nd UFL event and we had 20 teams competing with 3 bulls each for a total of 60 UFL bulls,” explained Schmutz. “There were a total of 123 futurity entries with 103 of them being UBBI Open entries and the balance of 20 were entered only into the UFL event!”

After the bulls were all checked in, UBBI participants were treated to some real Oklahoma hospitality with the Breeders Social. Dennis & Jan Owens cooked and provided the brisket & sausage dinner and fed almost 200 people. Randy Schmutz shared some UBBI news regarding new events in Seneca, Wisconsin and Burlington, Colorado. And a venue change from Springfield, Missouri to West Seneca, Oklahoma on June 5th and 6th.

Schmutz explained, “Unfortunately the event in Springfield, Missouri cancelled but we were able to keep the same weekend and move it to the Bordertown Casino in West Seneca, Oklahoma. The new venue is only 90 miles from Springfield and about 20 miles south of Joplin, Missouri on the Oklahoma – Missouri state line.”

After the Breeders Social, the Derby kicked things off on Friday night with 83 entries. The 3 year old bulls showed their stuff and 16 bulls received prize money. When all was said and done it was D&H Cattle Company’s bull #Z7 Sketchy Bob in the first place spot with a score of 89.75 points. Sketchy Bob earned a check for $4295. Splitting reserve champion honors were Tom Peterson’s bull #3-16H Rolls Royce and bull #804 from Henry Mladenka/Fred Robinson/Bridges & Smith. Both bulls posted scores of 88.75 points. Finishing in the top 5 in a 3 way tie for 3rd, 4th and 5th place were bull #1201 High Cost of Living from Rafter 3S/Donaho; bull #267 from Diamond S Bucking Bulls and bull #231 Cracker Jack Gangster from Carpenter & Hudgins. All three bulls were marked 87.5 points.

“We really had an outstanding set of 3 year old bulls,” Schmutz said. “And there’s no denying we struggled a little in the bull rider department this weekend. We did not get as many bull riders entered as we’d like and there were a few that had some noticable trouble with the caliber of bulls featured on Friday night. We are always trying as hard as we can to attract the best bull riders we can to help insure that every bull owner has an equal opportunity to compete and be successful.”

Youth Futurity Series participants in Ada, Oklahoma. Photo by Gautreau

Saturday morning started bright and early with the UBBI Youth Futurity Series presented by Rockin R Bucking Bulls and TLW Bucking Bulls. The youth of the UBBI entered 40 two year old bulls and the competition was once again as tough as ever. A number of new youth participants joined us for the first time and came from as far away as Arkansas, Louisiana and Mississippi. Entry fees are $275 and the youth event pays back 1 place for every 3 bulls entered, so 13 youth earned checks this weekend in Ada!

On top was a member of the Burleson family, but this time it was young brother Blaine who picked up the buckle, sponsored by Tim Dougherty, and the check for first place. Bull #937 Uncle Jesse put up an 86.25 point score to

Blaine Burleson accepting the Youth Futurity buckle. Joined by sister Baylee. Photo by Gautreau

win first and a check for $1560. There was a tie for 2nd and 3rd place with bull #306 Doctor Bucks from Two Brothers Bucking Bulls (Westin & Orin Cobb) and another Blaine Burleson entry, bull #30 General Lee. Both bulls scored 86 points. Finishing in a 4th/5th place split with scores of 85.25 points, was Madison Tomaski with her bull #173 Titus and Anna Bullock with bull #32 Eat Mor Chickin.

Randy Schmutz made this statement, “It’s so refreshing to watch these kids and see the excitement and the look on their face when these bulls buck! I wanna say thank you to all the parents and to our sponsors for making this one of the most exciting Youth Series seasons we’ve had so far. Rockin R Bucking Bulls and Chad Ramer and David Findley as well as Tracy Williams with TLW Bucking bulls have really stepped it up this year with their financial support of our UBBI kids! And a thank you to all of our Youth buckle sponsors this year, too!”

After the completion of the youth futurity, the UBBI Open and UFL Futurity began. One Hundred

Bull #304 from Gary Long winning the UBBI Open Futurity with a score of 91 points. Photo by Gautreau

Twenty-Three bulls later, we found a winner. Bull #304 was a part of Gary Long’s UFL Team and also entered into the UBBI Open Futurity and put up the second highest futurity score this season, posting a score of 91 points. Bull #304 earned $5356 in the open futurity. Finishing in the #2 spot was Mike Rawson/Chase Foutch’s bull #12 with a score of 90.25 points. Third place was bull #29A Magic Maker from D&H Cattle Co/Flinn with a score of 88.75 points. Magic Maker was also enrolled into the Wayne Hodges 4 Star Trailers Futurity Super Series. The bull earned $2092 in the UBBI Open Futurity and an additional $2240 in Super Series bonus cash for a total haul of $4332. Rounding out the top 4 was bull #TC302 Opus from McCoy Ranches with a score of 88.5 points. Opus was the #2 highest placing Super Series bull and earned $1680 in bonus money. Bull #247 from Williams/Owens finished in 3rd place in the Super Series, winning an additional $1120 and Casey Cooley’s Bar C Bucking Bulls’ #C13 Copperhead Road finished 4th in the Super Series for a $560 bonus. With 103 bulls entered into the UBBI Open futurity, the event paid 20 places.

Rooster & Michelle Gilstrap accepting the buckle for the Classic win on behalf of D&H Cattle Company. Photo by Gautreau

As always, the Classic ended the weekend and it ended with a BIG bang! There were 49 Classic entries and the event paid 9 places. It proved to be one of the toughest Classic events this season, bucking off all the bull riders! D&H Cattle Company’s bull #32Y Bruiser put up a 91.5 point score to win first place and $3240. Second place finisher, bull #10 Damn Frustrating from Curtis Leschyshyn/4G Ranch scored 90 points. There was a tie for 3rd/4th place with bull #C116 Speckled Buck from Bill Clymer Bucking Bulls and bull #-147 Big Cat from TLW Bucking Bulls. Other bulls finishing in the money were bull #1137 Cowbanger owned by Barrett & Prewitt; bull #56Y Step Child from Cheyenne Owens; B&M Bucking Bulls/Hookin W’s bull #-50 Divinity; Sellers Bucking Bulls’ #126 Hood Rat and bull #138 Cracker Jack owned by Carpenter  Hudgins.

The Red River Chute Out is quickly becoming the “go to” event and we look forward to what the future holds in Ada, Oklahoma!

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Rawson & Foutch Win United Futurity League Event #2

May 1st, 2015

The United Futurity League (UFL) hosted it’s second event of the season in conjunction with the Red River Chute Out in Ada, Oklahoma on April 24th and 25th. Twenty UFL teams participated with a total of 60 team bulls competing. Forty of the team bulls also entered and competed as individual bulls in the UBBI Open Futurity.

The UFL competition proved to be as tough as ever, but Mike Rawson/Chase Foutch’s team prevailed with a total team score of 258 points. That’s an average of 86 points per each bull.

“The UFL Team competition is all about stategy,” explained Randy Schmutz, general manager of the UBBI. “It looks like to me you’ve gotta have  a superstar that you can trust to do his job without any mistakes and then 2 really solid performers! That’s exactly the mix Rawson and Foutch had.”

One of the superstar bulls for Rawson/Foutch was bull #12 who put up a 90.25 point outing, with one judge marking

Bull #12 from Mike Rawson/Chase Foutch scoring 90.25 points to lead it's team to the UFL win. Photo by Gautreau

the bull as high as 23.25 points. Bull #L301 posted a score of 84.75 points and bull #319 scored 83 points. Mike Rawson and Chase Foutch picked up a check for $15,000 and a beautiful Tres Rios Silver championship buckle.

Finishing in second place was All Star Ranch/Brett Romkema’s team with a total score of 257.75 points, earning a check for $6500. And in third place was Cord McCoy’s/Nina Webb Bucking Bulls with a total score of 255.75 points and receiving a check for $5000.

The All Star Ranch/Brett Romkema team finished 4th in it’s first outing at Locust Grove, Oklahoma and earned 16 points. With it’s second place finish in Ada, Oklahoma and earning 18 points, their team leads the points standings with a total of 34 points.

Other UFL Teams finishing in the money in Ada were Tom Peterson; TM Cattle Co/BS Cattle Co; Barrett & Prewitt; Scott Cattle Company; Jared Allen’s Pro Bull Team. In the UFL Team standings Barrett & Prewitt are splitting 2nd/3rd place; Mike Rawson/Chase Foutch are in 4th and DAM Cattle Company who won the first UFL event are finished in 5th place in Ada.

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United Futurity League Hosts It’s First Event of the Season

April 22nd, 2015

Since it’s inception, the United Bucking Bulls, Inc has made an effort to create positive opportunities for it’s members. In 2015, the UBBI added a Futurity Team Competition format to it’s schedule! The new United Futurity League (UFL) has given members an opportunity to “own” a team and participate with 3 bulls on a team at 3 different UFL regular season events and then a Year-End Finals. Forty franchises were offered and sold in the fall of 2014 for $3500 and each year the Franchise owners must pay an annual $2500 sustaining fee to keep and use the Franchise.

Each of the 40 Franchises will participate at 3 UFL regular season events this year. Two of the 3 UFL events are going to be held in conjunction with a regular season UBBI Futurity, allowing Team bulls to enter the UFL event and UBBI regular season Futurity. Futurity bulls will buck once and bull scores will count for each contest. Entry fees for a regular season UFL event are $2500 per team with a payback of 80% ($40,000). Eight places will be paid out at the regular season events with the 1st place team earning $15,000.

“Our goal was to give these bull owners more opportunities to win more money with their two year old bulls during the season,” shared Randy Schmutz, general manager of the UBBI. “Team bulls have the option to also enter the UBBI futurity and pay two entry fees. Bulls will buck once and the score will count for both contest events!”

Each UFL team will earn points based on how many teams they beat at each team event. In other words, with 20 teams entered, the first place team will earn 19 points (beating 19 teams). The second place team will earn 18 points, the third place team will earn 17 points and so on. After all 40 teams have competed at each of their 3 events, the 30 teams with the most points will advance to the UFL Year-End Finals! Finals entry fees will be $5000 and will be paid back 100% for a total payout of $150,000 and $50,000 for first place.

Three-Hundred Ninety Thousand ($390k) dollars will be available to UFL Team owners during the 2015 season and UFL Year-End Finals!

The Top 8 UFL Team receiving custom duffle bags and the winners with their check and UFL Buckle. Photo by Gautreau

The first of 6 UFL Team events was held in conjunction with this year’s UBBI Spring Spectacular in Locust Grove, Oklahoma! Twenty teams competed for the share in $40,000 in prize money and a shot at a $15,000 1st place check and beautiful buckle.

“I think most members will agree that it’s tough to put a really good team of 3 futurity bulls together,” explained Randy Schmutz. “But that’s what makes this concept so exciting! These team owners live and die by one bull’s good or bad performance!”

Selman's bull #1302 helping the DAM Cattle Company UFL Team win first place. Photo by Gautreau

John Donaho and Jim Murff, owners of DAM Cattle Company had 3 solid performances from their two year old bulls and won $15,000 by only one-half of a point. Their bulls posted scores of 86.75; 86.5 and 84 points for a combined total of 257.25 points. In second place was Barrett & Prewitt & Barthold, scoring a combined total of 256.75 points with 86; 85.75 and 85 points. Chad Ramer and David Findley, owners of Rockin R Bucking Bulls finished in 3rd place while Nathan Wolfe and Terry Coleman landed in the number 4 spot.

Oddly enough, the highest single score from a team bull belonged to bull #3706 on the WTF/Ready or Not Bucking Bulls/Chase & Marty Foutch team with a score of 89.75 points. They finished in 1st place in the UBBI Futurity and in 5th place in the UFL Team competition with scores of 89.75; 83.75 and 80.5 points. There’s no denying it takes a “team” effort to be the #1 UFL Team.

Congrats to all the winners and we wish everyone the best of luck at the remaining UFL Team events in 2015!

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2015 Spring Spectacular Winners Announced

April 22nd, 2015

2015 Spring Spectacular Derby Winners with there new award jackets. Photo by Gautreau

The 11th Annual UBBI Spring Spectacular found itself in a new home in Locust Grove, Oklahoma for it’s 2015 edition and it proved once again to be a “spectacular” event! Jerry Rush, the owner of the Sycamore Springs Ranch Arena rolled out the red carpet and made everyone feel right at home from the git go! After checkin was complete on Friday afternoon the activities started inside the Sycamore Springs Ranch Mule Barn with food, fellowship and fun!

“Wow! It’s always great to see everyone come and have a good time,” stated Randy Schmutz, general manager of the UBBI. “I must say that watching people really enjoy themselves at our events is the most gratifying feeling. We had a really good crowd at the Breeders Social and I wanna say a BIG thank you to John & Mary McDonald with Rawhide Portable Corral for their hospitality in support of our activities on Friday night!”

Bull #292 St Jude from Dennis & Jan Owens winning the Derby. Photo by Gautreau

The weekend’s competition began with the Derby on Friday night with 50 three year old bulls. Breeders from as far away as Minnesota, Idaho, Kansas and Arkansas traveled to Locust Grove, Oklahoma to try and win the big money and a new Tres Rios Silver championship buckle. The Derby paid 10 places and found Dennis & Jan Owens on top with their bull #292 St Jude, scoring 89 points and earning $3162 in prize money. Tracy Williams with TLW Bucking bulls had a lot of success on Friday, placing two bulls in top 4. Bull #274 Blood Brother finished in 2nd place with an 87.75 point score and bull #2146 Honky Tonk split 4th/5th with Rockin J Bucking Bulls’ #7 First Instinct. Both bulls scored 86.75 points. In between and in 3rd place was Sellers Bucking Bulls with bull #204 putting up 87 points. Other top 10 finishers included Jenkins Cattle Company’s bull #62Z Deadly Uppercut; Chase Foutch/James Morton’s bull #2604 Remember the Name; bull #302 Sweet Emotion from Wolfe Rodeo & Scott Cattle; bull #X210 Not So Sober from Jenkins Cattle Company and Little Acres finished 10th with their bull #912 Bird of Paradise.

A Super Series bonus check is awarded to Chase Foutch from Wayne Hodges 4 Star Trailers. Photo by Gautreau

The Futurity was packed with lots of excitement, including the Wayne Hodges 4 Star Trailers Futurity Super Series and the UBBI’s introduction of the new United Futurity League (UFL) team competition (see related story). There were 77 two year olds entered into the UBBI’s Open Futurity. In addition, 56 of the 77 bulls were enrolled into the Super Series and were eligible for additional bonus money and points toward winning a new aluminum trailer from Wayne Hodges 4 Star Trailers.

“It’s always exciting for us to kick off the Futurity Super Series,” shared Randy Schmutz. “This unique series gives members a chance to be a part of a “side pot” with a one-time $300 entry fee. That money is all put together and paid back 100% and divided equally at each of the 3 selected Super Series Futurity events. The Top 4 highest placing bulls that are enrolled into the Super Series win bonus checks!  And we also held our first of 6 UFL Team competitions this weekend! What a weekend full of Futurity excitement!”

It didn’t take long to set the pace in the Futurity. The fifth Futurity bull to compete, bull #3706 from WTF/Ready or Not Bucking Bulls/Chase & Marty Foutch posted a score of 89.75 points and the race was on! The little black bull not only won first place and $4754 in prize money, he was also enrolled in the Super Series and gathered up another $2240 in bonus money. Bull #3706 had a total haul of $6994 plus he was a part of the 5th place UFL Team and shared in an additional $3000 in prize money! He did that while bucking only one time and his score counting in the Open Futurity, the Super Series and the UFL Team competition. Finishing as Reserve Champion by only a .25 point was bull #29A Magic Maker from D&H Cattle Company scoring 89.5 points. In 3rd place was Dennis & Jan Owens bull #247 with a score of 89 points and rounding out the top 4 was Nathan Wolfe’s bull #30 Pow Tow with an 87.75 point marking. Each of the top 4 bulls were enrolled in the Super Series and received their share of $5600 in bonus cash.

Other members placing in the top 10 were Jay Hudgins; Strickland/Melton Bull Co/Bar C Bucking Bulls; McCoy Ranches; DAM Cattle Company and Mike Rawson/Chase Foutch. With 77 entries the event paid 15 places.

TLW Bucking Bulls "Big Cat" getting some big air on the way to his second event win. Photo by Gautreau

The Classic on Saturday night always seems to have it’s own bit of charisma. The bulls are bigger, stronger, smarter and more experienced and it shows. There were 29 four year olds competing for top honors and only one qualified 8 second ride. At the completion of event there was a familiar name at the top of the score card. Bull #-147 Big Cat from TLW Bucking Bulls posted an 89.25 point outing to win the event and $2501 and a Tres Rios Silver buckle! This was Big Cat’s second event win of the year and brings his total season earnings to $7477, placing him #1 in the UBBI Classic competition! Sellers Bucking Bulls’ #126 Hood Rat produced an 87.75 score for second place finish and bull #110 WhataBurger from DAM Cattle Company finished 3rd with 87.5 points. The event paid 5 places and finishing in 4th was Scott Winston/Melton Bull Company’s bull #161 Firehouse and in 5th place was Jerry & Aaron Halpain’s bull #1786 Fistful of Dollars.

For the past 10 years the Spring Spectacular has treated everyone who comes and competes like royalty, and this year was no exception. Every member entering a bull received a UBBI Spring Spectacular ball cap and the Top 10 in each event also received a custom denim award coat. And everyone is already talking about the 12th Annual Spring Spectacular in 2016!

See COMPLETE RESULTS

The 2015 Spring Spectacular To Be Held April 3-4

March 23rd, 2015

In 2015, the Spring Spectacular will celebrate it’s 11th year as being one of the biggest and best events in the bucking bull industry! This prestigious event has been held the first weekend in April for the past 10 out of 11 years. Since it’s inception, the event has hosted Futurity, Derby and Classic bull competitions, Buckin’ Bred Livestock Sales, Bull Ridings and entertained a number of VIP guests. In 2011, this extraordinary event became a part of the the United Bucking Bulls, Inc (UBBI) and continues to grow each year!  This year’s event has a new home in Locust Grove, Oklahoma at the Sycamore Springs Ranch on April 3rd and 4th!

Classic Winners at the 2014 Spring Spectacular receiving their award jackets. Photo by Gautreau

“It’s been an amazing run to see the Spring Spectacular grow into what it is today,” stated Randy Schmutz, the general manager and co-founder of the Spring Spectacular.  ”It confirms to us that when you treat people the way you want to be treated they will come!  Amber and I both have enjoyed watching the Spring Spectacular become what it is today!”

In addition to the regular season Futurity, Derby and Classic, at this year’s event, the UBBI will host it’s first United Futurity League (UFL) competition with 20 teams competing for $40,000! The UBBI will once again roll out the red carpet with it’s Spring Spectacular Breeders Social and complimentary dinner and calcutta on Friday (April 3rd) at 4pm.  The Top 10 in each event will receive a Spring Spectacular award jacket and the winner in each event will also win a Tres Rios Silver Championship Buckle. Once again, the Spring Spectacular will also kick of the 2015 Futurity Super Series competitions presented by Wayne Hodges 4 Star Trailers.

The Futurity Super Series allows participants to enroll their bull or bulls into an exciting “side pot”!  A one-time $300 enrollment fee for each bull will be paid back 100% to the Top 4 placing Super Series Eligible bulls at each of the three Futurity Super Series events. If one bull wins all three Futurity Super Series competitions the UBBI will award $100,000 to the Super Series Champion.  The High Point Champion after the final event will receive one year’s use of a new 4 Star Aluminum Trailer from Wayne Hodges!

“The Spring Spectacular has always been one of the largest events in our industry,” stated Randy Schmutz.  ”It’s a great time of year to crack out new bulls and see how they stack up to the competition that’s out there.  It’s also an opportunity to preview the 2 year olds that may be competing in the upcoming UBBI Gold Standard Futurity!”

Everyone is invited to be a part of this year’s 11th annual Spring Spectacular, the first week in April 2015!

Click HERE for Event Details!

2015 Ante Up Youth Futurity Results

March 17th, 2015

Doctor Bucks winning the Youth Futurity for Two Brothers Bucking Bulls (Westin & Orin Cobb). Photo by Gautreau

The United Bucking Bulls, Inc kicked off it’s 3rd season of the UBBI Youth Futurity Series in 2015. The first event was held in conjunction with the annual Ante Up Futurity in Palestine, Texas on March 7th. This year’s Youth Futurity Series is presented by Rockin’ R Bucking Bulls as the title sponsor. Chad Ramer and David Findley are contributing to the Youth Scholarship Fund and awards for this year’s Youth Futurity Series Finale. In addition, a number of other UBBI members have contributed by sponsoring individual event awards including Nathan Wolfe Bucking Bulls; McConnell’s Bucking Cattle; Scott Burleson; Tim Dougherty and Aaron Custer with Pro Bulls Feeds! Once again this year, James Hogue with Pull Do Trailers and Redneck Trailer Parts and Greenville Steel are sponsoring our Youth Futurity Series Trailer Raffle.

“I am absolutely overwhelmed at the support for our Youth Futurity Series,” exclaimed Randy Schmutz, general manager of the UBBI. “The sponsors and the kids are what make this series fun. To watch these kids learn to flank and to see them be a little nervous and excited about what they’re doing is a treat. We are very excited about the number of youth participants and how much fun these kids are having!”

Again in 2015, the Youth Futurity Series has two divisions. One for ages 9 to 18 years old and the Junior Division for those participants under 9 years of age. Youth participants must flank their bulls or have an eligible youth member flank for them. The Junior division allows younger participants to compete, but must have an eligible 9 to 18 year old youth member flank their bull during the competition.

“The Junior division allows us to be able to let everyone compete,” explained Schmutz. “We don’t want to say ‘no’ to these kids. The younger ones wanna compete too. This allows them to get into the game!”

The first event of the season had 28 entries from Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana and Missouri! The event paid 9 places

Nathan Wolfe sponsored the Youth Futurity Series Buckle presented to Westin & Orin Cobb. Photo by Gautreau

and Two Brothers Bucking Bulls (Westin & Orin Cobb) led the charge with a win and earned $1,288. Their bull #306 Doctor Bucks posted a score of 86 points. In second place was one of our Junior Youth Futurity Series members, Madison Tomaski with her bull #HP173 Titus with a score of 85.5 points. Third place went to Rody Wolfe with his bull #303 Hot Pocket, scoring 84.25 points. Baylee Burleson and her brother Blaine split 4th-5th place. Baylee’s bull #317 Flash and Blaine’s bull #30 General Lee both had scores of 84 points.

The next Youth Futurity Series event will be held in Palestine, Texas on March 21st in conjunction with the Boston Porter Memorial UBBI event!

See COMPLETE RESULTS

View VIDEO of Top Youth Bulls

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