On February 20, 2014 the UBBI issued the following disciplinary action. The UBBI suspended Paul Daniel (Flying D Bucking Bulls) from participating at any future UBBI events.
In 2011, the United Bucking Bulls, Inc and Wayne Hodges 4 Star Trailers joined forces to give breeders a new & exciting opportunity to earn BIG money with their two year old bulls! The UBBI Futurity Super Series presented by Wayne Hodges 4 Star Trailers, was designed to increase participation, increase earnings opportunities and possibly award $100,000 to one lucky breeder!
For the past three seasons, the Super Series has paid out over $90,000 in Super Series bonus money! Dennis & Jan Owens won the first Super Series Championship in 2011 with their bull “Square Head”, who earned an additional $7602 in Super Series bonus money. The following year, the Super Series was one by CJ & Cathy Pilcek (Rockin’ Rafter P Ranch) in 2012 with “Fire For Effect”, who earned $7440 in Super Series bonus money. In 2013, Tom Peterson’s bull “Lucky Draw #13″ won the Super Series Championship and an additional $2380 in Super Series bonus money. Each of these breeders were also awarded one years use of a new 4 Star Aluminum Trailer. At the completion of a years use, both CJ Pilcek and Tom Peterson purchased their Super Series 4 Star Trailers.
In 2014, breeders can once again make their bulls “Super Series” eligible by paying an additional “one time” $300 entry fee when they enter the first of 3 selected UBBI Futurities this season. “Super Series” bonus money will be paid back to the Top 4 Super Series enrolled bulls at each of the three selected futurities including the Spring Spectacular Futurity in April, the Red River Chute Out Futurity in May and the Anderson County Battle of the Bull in July. At these three
futurities, $12,500* in Super Series bonuses will be paid out to the Top 4 Super Series eligible bulls, in addition to regular event earnings.
$5,000 to 1st* $3,750 to 2nd* $2,500 to 3rd* $1,000 to 4th*
If one bull wins first place at ALL three Super Series futurities, that bull will be crowned the ”Super Series Champion” and win $100,000 in Super Series Bonus Cash. The Super Series “High Point” Champion will win one year’s use of a Wayne Hodges 4 Star Aluminum trailer. Each bull will earn 1 point for every bull he beats at each of the 3 Super Series Futurities. The single bull with the most points will be crowned the Super Series “High Point” Champion!
This Series is simple and easy to follow and will enhance all three futurities. In 2014, when you enter your bulls, prior to entries closing for the Spring Spectacular, you simply circle “Super Series” on the entry form and pay an additional ”one time” $300 Super Series entry fee and your bull or bulls will be eligible to win their share of $12,500* at each of the three events and a possible $100,000 Super Series Bonus! The top placing “Super Series” eligible bulls will share $12,500* at each event. You don’t have to name your bull or pay the $300 Super Series entry fee until entries open for the Spring Spectacular.
2014 Super Series Events:
Spring Spectacular * Wills Point, TX * April 5
Red River Chute Out * Shawnee, OK * May 17
Battle of the Bull * Palestine, TX * July 12
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*$12,500 pay-out at each event is based on at least 125 futurity bulls enrolled @ $300 each into the first leg of the Super Series.
“Our members have asked that we produce a futurity event with a larger entry fee and a bigger payoff,” explained Randy Schmutz, UBBI general manager. ”We’re excited that this event will give our breeders another opportunity to win some big money toward the 2014 UBBI Futurity World Championship race!”
Money won at this event will go toward UBBI National Finals qualifier standings and this event will be an All Region Qualifier. Participants from any region will receive points in their region standings toward qualifiying for the UBBI National Finals. With 150 entries projected payout will be $12,500 for 1st place and the event will pay 30 places. The winner of the event will also receive the use of a 2014 Gold Standard Futurity position to participate in this year’s Gold Standard Futurity that features a $150,000 payout!
Randy Schmutz added, “The Ante Up UBBI Futurity is open to all members and money won will count toward qualifier dollars and this event will make the World Title Futurity race interesting this season!”
Entries are now open and entry fees are $900.
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The United Bucking Bulls, Inc (UBBI) takes pride in providing new and exciting opportunities for it’s members and adding value to their experience each year.
“We are ecstatic about adding something new for the women in 2014,” stated Randy Schmutz, general manager of the UBBI. “Together with the Rhinestone Renegades, we are going to add the Women’s Futurity Series to our UBBI schedule. We will host at least 3 regular season women’s futurity events and a finale this year! It’s gonna be a really exciting season for us and our members!”
The Rhinestone Renegades Women’s UBBI Futurity Series will host it’s first event in Palestine, Texas on March 8th. Other events on scheduled are April 5th at the Spring Spectacular and June 7th at the Show-Me Shoot Out. Together with Joy Hawks, the UBBI will sanction these events and a finale, scheduled for August 22nd and 23rd. All women futurity participants must purchase a 2014 UBBI membership. Memberships for the 2014 UBBI Women’s Futurity season will be $100 and entry fees for each event will be $450.
Other than event staff, only women members will be allowed behind chutes or in rigging areas during the futurity performance. Women can and will be assisted by Rhinestone Renegade staff and/or other women participants.
The payout will be a 3D payout. From the highest placing bull score, the 2D will be 3 points less than 1st place. The 3D will be 6 points less than first place. Total prize money in the 1D will be 50% of the net purse; in the 2D will be 30% of the net purse; in the 1D will be 20% of the net purse. Example: 1st place in 1D – 88.25 points; 1st place in 2D – 85.25 points; 1st place in the 3D – 82.25 points. Pay-Out will be 1 place paid for every 3 bulls entered, up to 20 places unless otherwise posted in Event Details. Total number of places paid will be determined and then divided by 3D’s (1D, 2D, 3D). When uneven number of places are determined, additional place will be paid in the 1D. Example: 40 bulls entered divided by 3 = 13 places paid. 13 places divided by 3D’s = 5 places in 1D; 4 places in the 2D; 4 places in the 1D.
The Rhinestone Renegades Women’s UBBI Futurity Series competition is for 2 year old bulls (2012 Born) and all 2 year old bulls are eligible to participate in the women’s futurity events, regardless of ownership and/or participation in other futurity events. Futurity Bulls will be bucked with a dummy for 5 seconds and bulls do not have to be ABBI registered to compete.
“We want to give women the opportunity to overcome reservations, to venture into unknown territory, to gain knowledge, and have a wonderful time as a part of something distinguished”, stated Joy Hawks. “Our goal is to equip them with the skills needed to be productive stock contractors and formidable competitors in the thrilling sport of bucking stock. The best part is women from all walks of life can participate. You do not have to have any previous experience with bucking stock to become involved! All you need is the desire to have fun, a positive attitude, and an open mind!”
For more information regarding the Rhinestone Renegades Women’s UBBI Futurity Series contact the United Bucking Bulls, Inc at 254-965-4130 or log onto www.unitedbuckingbulls.com
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UBBI members from as far away as South Dakota, Tennessee, Missouri, Arkansas, Mississippi, Alabama and Louisiana converged on Palestine, Texas for the first event of the 2014 season. Of course, there were also members from Texas and Oklahoma as well. Seventy-three derby, 42 classic and 106 futurity bulls, for a total of 221 individual bulls competed for almost $57,000 in prize money.
“The number of bulls participating this early in the season is phenomenal,” stated Randy Schmutz, general manager of the UBBI. ”But more than that, I’m more excited that the Don Gay Bull Riding Tour attracted 63 bull riders on Friday and 44 bull riders on Saturday!”
In the derby on Friday, Jim Porter (Short Creek Bucking Bulls) stepped back into the winner’s circle together with Dennis & Jan Owens and their bull #113 Lurch. The big grey bald-faced bull posted an 89.25 point score to win first place and $3987. Lurch held off his closest competitor, bull #Sc13 Whitey McCracker owned by Nothin’ But Try Ranch (Chad & Jenny Drury) putting up a score of 89 points. Finishing in 3rd place was the big red machine, bull #171 Boudin Man from Cormier Cattle Company. Seventy-three derby bulls competed and 14 bulls received prize money.
The futurity on Saturday morning proved that the two year old class was going to be tough from day one this season. One-hundred six bulls competed for a 20 place payout. When all was said and done, it was Scott Hughes and his 2 H Buckin’ Bullz program walking away with the Tres Rios Silver championship buckle and the check for $3816. Bull #48 Willard posted an 89 point score to win first place. This was Willard’s second appearance at a UBBI sanctioned event. Scott Hughes’ superstar finished second at the UBBI Pre-Futurity event last November. With an 88.5 point score, Flying D’s bull #208 Y Hell Yea placed second and in 3rd place was Scott & Heather Burleson/Flying D’s bull #207 Case Closed with a score of 88.25 points.
The classic bulls proved that it can get a little tougher on Saturday night! The 4 year olds bring a little more size, strength and attitude and they definitely put on a show for us all. McCoy Ranches (Denny McCoy) brought his favorite bull #014 Spear My Gear and left with a smile on his face and a new Tres Rios Silver championship buckle on his belt. Spear My Gear put up an 88.5
point effort and bucked off Clint Craig to earn 1st place honors and $2898. In second place was bull #00 Crazy Mother Trucker owned by Flying D/Spring Creek Ranch with a score of 88 points and finishing in 3rd place was JC Knapp with his bull #61 Black Warfare with a score of 87.5 points.
On Friday, the day of the event in Palestine, UBBI management announced that bulls in each of the futurity, derby and classic events would be tested for banned substances as per the UBBI Drug Testing Policy. Samples were collected from the top 3 bulls in each class. Prize money checks will be mailed after confirming drug testing results.
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The 2014 season for the United Bucking Bulls, Inc kicks off Palestine, Texas on January 31st with a record number of entries! Last year, this event featured 43 Futurity, 30 Derby and 38 Classic bulls for a total of 111 entries to start off the 2013 campaign. This year’s inaugural event attracted 106 Futurity, 74 Derby and 42 Classic bulls for a total of 222 bulls!
“We are extremely excited about the 2014 season,” expressed Randy Schmutz, general manager of the UBBI. ”The number of entries at our first event of the season says to us that our members are excited, too! The staff at the UBBI office has worked hard to create an organization that listens to it’s members, provides competitive opportunities and then creates value for it’s participants. It’s always been about the ‘breeder’ and it always will be! Without them, we would not exist!”
At the first event of the season, we will be unveiling our new regular season event Tres Rios Silver Championship buckles. These buckles will be awarded to the winners of our regular season Futurity, Derby & Classic event champions. The UBBI will be hosting a Breeder Social with complimentary dinner, a Membership Meeting and Calcutta at 4pm on Friday, January 31st. These activities will all be held inside the Anderson County Livestock Pavillion following the completion of bull check-in.
“I encourage everyone to attend, even those that aren’t participating at this event,” explained Schmutz. ”We’ve got some exciting announcements to make and we want to discuss some rule changes for the 2014 season.”
Some of the exciting news includes the expansion of the UBBI Youth Futurity program to include scholarship opportunities this year. The UBBI will also be adding the Rhinestone Renegades UBBI Women’s Futurity Series and the ‘Ante Up UBBI Futurity’, a new and larger regular season Futurity on March 8th in Palestine, Texas.
Jimmy Ray, co-owner of the UBBI said, “Members have asked that we create a larger paying futurity that would count toward the Futurity World Standings. The Gold Standard Futurity and Double Down Futurity earnings don’t count toward the standings because these are closed futurities!”
Th ‘Ante Up UBBI Futurity’ event will have a $900 entry fee, which is double the regular season entry fee. With 150 entries the projected payout would be $12,500; $10,500 and $7,500 for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place. The event would pay 30 places and money won at this event will count toward the UBBI World Standings.
Check the UBBI schedule for new events being added soon!
Jerry Nelson & Jimmy Ray, owners of the United Bucking Bulls, Inc and the staff including Randy & Amber Schmutz and Kay Lee Pearson would like to take an opportunity to thank everyone for a wonderful 2013 UBBI season. We’d also like to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
The UBBI office will be closed for the Holidays on Monday, December 23rd thru December 27th!
The United Bucking Bulls, Inc concluded it’s 3rd season (2013) with two “Pre” events held in November and December. Both events were held in Palestine, Texas at the Anderson County Youth Livestock Pavilion.
“UBBI members enjoyed an opportunity to preview some of the talent that will be competing next year in both the Futurity and Derby classes in 2014,” explained UBBI General Manager Randy Schmutz. ”We’re excited that we had several new members competing for the first time and it was great to see some of the new bulls that will be competing for UBBI titles next year!”
At the Pre-Futurity event in November there were 43 entries. Hoffman & Ray Bucking Bulls brought bull #231 to town and left with 1st place cash totaling $2322 with a score of 87.5 points. James Hoffman and Michael Ray are both from the Waco, Texas area. Finishing in second place was Scott Hughes with 2H Bucking Bulls with his bull Willard posting a score of 86.75 points and rounding out the top 3 was McConnell’s Bucking Cattle and their bull #A271 with a score of 86.5 points. Other UBBI members earning checks at the November event were Bad Toro Cattle LLC; 4G Ranch; Crowded 6 Ranch-Mark Wells; Diamond H Outlaws/Lamar Lagrone and Danny Mason/Lisa Juran.
The UBBI also hosted another Pre-Futurity event in December that included a Pre-Derby competition for coming 3 year olds. The Pre-Futurity event featured 52 entries and paid 10 places. Braindead Cattle Company owned by Larry Hale from Goldsby, Oklahoma dominated the Pre-Futurity and split 1st and 2nd place with bulls #206Y and #211Y, both scoring 86.25 points. Each bull earned $2281. Splitting 3rd; 4th and 5th place were Ronnie Chism’s bull #20X, Triple C Bucking Bulls’ bull #295 and Prewitt & Downer’s bull #204 Do the Math. All bulls posted scores of 85.75 points and earned checks of $1287 each. Others placing in the Pre-Futurity competition were Danny Mason/Lisa Juran; Guidry Land & Cattle, Inc; Justin Massey/4G; Diamond S Bucking Bulls and D&H/Whitehead.
The Pre-Derby event used the “Budro” mannequin dummy and the bulls were bucked for 5 seconds. Sixty-one bulls performed for 12 paychecks. Matt Jones with Rockin’ J Buckin’ Bulls traveled all the way from Blountsville, Alabama with 2 Pre-Derby bulls and when all was said and done, their bull #560 Schizophrenic finished on top with a score of 88.25 points and their bull #586 Dooms Day split 3rd and 4th place with Mutt Neuman’s #971 Wild Child. Both bulls posted scores of 85.5. points. Rockin’ J Buckin’ Bulls earned a total of $4117.50. Finishing as reserve champion was Nick Nolen’s bull #118 Dirty Deeds with a score of 87.5 points.
Other UBBI members earning checks in the Pre-Derby were Scott Burleson/Wild Bunch; Wild Bunch Bucking Bulls; Hannah Wheeler; Diamond S Bucking Bulls; Reagan Jircik; Danny Mason/Lisa Juran and Ramer/Findley/Smiley.
The 2014 UBBI season starts with the first event on January 31 – February 1 in Palestine, Texas.
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For the 4th year in a row, Frontier Rodeo Company will present the World’s Largest Yearling Bucking Bull Sale. This year’s sale will be hosted by The Breeders Connection www.thebreedersconnection.com and will allow buyers to preview a video of all the bulls in the sale beginning on November 11th. Buyers can then log onto and live bid on bulls beginning November 18th thru the 22nd and November 25th thru the 29th!
The sale will feature 125 yearling bulls (coming 2 year olds) and 20 two year old bulls (coming 3 year olds) and 60 embryos. All embryos are sired by Sky King and out of dams sired by Broke Back V; Rooster; Oscars Velvet; White Sports Coat; Pacific Bell and others!
For More Information contact Jimmy Ray 713-906-3263 or Jerry Nelson 800-541-6090.
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The United Bucking Bulls, Inc has completed the 2013 season and hosted it’s Year-End National Finals at a new home at the Kansas Star Casino & Arena in Mulvane, Kansas! The UBBI has now paid out over $3.8 million dollars in prize money and awards in it’s first three seasons. This year’s National Finals attracted members from 21 different states, including as far away as Pennsylvania, Ohio, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Colorado and Idaho – just to name a few!
“It’s been really awesome seeing our membership grow and to see new faces at our events and watch participants really having fun and enjoying their hard work with these bucking bulls,” stated Randy Schmutz, general manager of the UBBI. “Jerry Nelson and Jimmy Ray always envisioned a year-end finals like the one we just had at Kansas Star Arena. This event and seeing how much fun our members were having this past weekend has really put a fire under us all! We are really excited about the 2014 UBBI season!”
One Hundred Forty-Six different bulls including 47 Futurity, 50 Derby and 49 Classic bulls competed for over $200,000 in prize money, Tres Rios Silver Championship buckles and other awards at the 2013 UBBI National Finals. For the first time the UBBI awarded additional prize money to the Top 4 in each of the two go-rounds in the Derby & Classic plus money in the average. Once again the Finals Champion Futurity, Derby and Classic bulls also earned a $10,000 bonus in each category!
The weekend started on Thursday with the first round of the Derby competition and it was apparent to everyone that the three year olds were gonna put on a tremendous show. Owens & Lane with their bull #79 JoJo won the first round, posting an 89.75 point score and earning $1,145 in go-round cash and a Tres Rios Silver Champion go-round buckle. Allen Teller came all the way from Idaho and brought a Derby and a Classic bull from the Northwest and split 2nd/3rd in the first round of the Derby with #02 Justified.
Allen Teller said, “The event was second to none and the three year old bulls were as tough as anywhere you could go. The UBBI is doing an outstanding job. I’m really proud of Justified. He’s a calf we raised out of a Kish dam and he’s sired by D&H’s bull Bonafied (Mudslinger X 77 Yellow Jacket’s dam). We purchased Bonafied from Dillon and Justified is out of the first calf crop.”
Splitting 2nd and 3rd place with Justified was bull #001 Smooth Operator from Rockin Rafter P Ranch, both with scores of 88.75 points.
“Kathy and I thought it was a great event and that the UBBI really stepped it up with the Finals this year,” stated CJ Pilcek, owner of Rockin’ Rafter P Ranch. “The production, the bull riders and the crowd was as good or better than we could of hoped for. We were happy to have Smooth Operator step it up for us and we believe he’s turned the corner and we’re looking forward to his 4 year old season!”
In fourth place was bull #013 Quick Shot from Leschyshyn/4G Ranch with 88.25 points.
The Top 25 Derby bulls, after the 1st go-round returned to action on Saturday night to determine the National Finals Champion and the Top 12 Finals winners and the UBBI World Champion Derby bull. There was a 4 way tie for 25th place in the first round and the tie breaker called for adding all 6 judges scores together. The one bull with the highest total score would advance, but 3 bulls were still tied. The next tie breaker was the one bull with the single highest judge’s score and bull #102 Hombre from Stan Hamilton out of Mississippi posted a single high 21.75 point score and advanced to the final round.
Several Derby bulls stepped up their game in their second showing on Saturday night and flexed their muscle to try to move into the Top 12. Bull #61 Pegasus, owned by Box K Cattle Company made one of the biggest jumps, splitting 16/17 in the first round and finishing 4th in the second round to jump to 9th in the average and earn a total of $3,301. Another Box K Cattle Company bull, #63 Half Nutz also made a big move from the 10th/11th spot in the first round to 2nd in the second round and earning Reserve Finals Champion honors finishing 2nd in the average and pocketing $7,985.
The big Derby winner was bull #79 JoJo owned by Dennis & Jan Owens and Mike Lane (Owens & Lane). The spotted superstar seemed to have enjoyed his surroundings in Kansas and dominated the event by winning both rounds and the average. The rounds paid $1,145 each and the average paid $10,963 and together with the Finals Champion bonus of $10,000 JoJo bagged a total of $23,253 at this year’s UBBI National Finals! The most won by a single bull at this year’s event.
“We were really humbled by it all,” stated Dennis Owens. ”This year’s UBBI Finals was just really good. The facility was great and the crowd on Saturday night really made it a big deal. Lots of excitement and lots of energy and we were really proud of JoJo bucking so well in back to back outs!”
With his regular season earnings of $5,491 and $13,253 in qualifier earnings at the Finals, his total for the season was $18,744! Enough to move JoJo to the top, earning the crown of UBBI World Champion Derby Bull! There was a split for 12th thru 14th place and 14 Derby bulls earned prize money in the average and a buckle!
The fun continued on Friday morning inside the Kansas Star Arena with the Futurity event. Forty-seven 2 year old bulls from 17 different states bucked their hearts out to determine the Futurity Finals Champion and UBBI World Champion Futurity bull. There’s no denying the fan’s favorite was the number one bull #071 Air Snortin’ from McConnell’s Bucking Cattle and K.S. Bucking Bulls out of Missouri.
But when the Futurity event started, it was clear that #071 was up against a tough field of 2 year old bulls. When last ‘Ultra Blue Dummy’ was bucked off and the last futurity bull left the arena it was Moss Brother’s bull #626 Hard Time who walked away as the UBBI National Finals Champion 2 year old bull with a score of 89 points. Five seconds later Hard Time earned a Finals check for $10,363 plus a $10,000 Finals Champion bonus for a total of $20,363! Hard Time’s Finals qualifier dollars of $10,363 together with his regular season earnings moved Hard Time to the number 2 position in the world standings with a total of $14,654 and Futurity Reserve Champion honors!
“It was good to be able to share the win with my wife Mindy and our daughter Sophie,” stated Gideon Moss. ”My brother Eli was also with us at the Finals and it was great to win against such a tough field of bulls!”
The little bull from Missouri, #071 Air Snortin’ owned
by McConnell’s Bucking Cattle and K.S. Bucking Bulls had an outstanding Finals performance and produced an 88.25 point score. Air Snortin’ won 2nd place at the event and $7,772 and with regular season and Finals earnings had a year-end total of $22,162. Enough to hold on to the number one position and win the UBBI Futurity World Championship and the Tres Rios Silver Champion Buckle! Bull #D2 Thunderbird from Mike Rawson Bucking Bulls finished 3rd and cashed a check for $5,699 while bull #13 Lucky Draw 13 from Tom & Tish Peterson landed in the number 4 spot with a check for $4,663! There was a split for 9th thru 13th place and 13 bulls earned a Finals paycheck and a buckle. UBBI members from Iowa, Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, Missouri, South Dakota, Oklahoma and Texas placed among the Top 13 bulls!
The big boys got ready to play on Friday night as the 4 year old
Classic bulls filled the chutes for the second performance of the Don Gay Bull Riding Tour Finals and it was game on! This year the boys from the north came loaded with fire and you know what they say. . . . .’where there’s fire, there’s smoke!’ and that held true! Bierema Rodeo Company from South Dakota won the first round of the Classic competition with their bull #904 Fire & Smoke. Harvey Bierema’s red bald-face dandy posted an 89.25 point score and earned a buckle and a go-round check for $1,145!
The boys from Texas weren’t gonna be left out of the mix and Edward & Tino Martinez got in the game with bull #ME 101 Tommy Boy finishing second in the round with a score of 89 points. Third place belonged to another Northern Region contender from North Dakota. Bull #903 Red Hot from Berger/Scott put up an 88.75 point score and earned $572 in go-round prize money! In fact, 6 out of the Top 14 bulls were from the UBBI’s Northern Region.
Twenty-five Classic bulls returned to their second round of competition and bucked on Saturday night along with the Top 25 Derby bulls. Both the Derby and Classic bulls were bucked in reverse order from their first round appearances on Friday and Saturday night. The bull riders were randomly drawn and placed on each of the 50 bulls and the battle was on!
Larry McConnell and Kenny Vaught would both agree that their spotlight bull #901 For Sale didn’t fair too well in first round. For Sale split 10th thru 14th, scoring 87 points in round one but did advance to round two. It was there that For Sale showed what he was really made of, putting all doubts aside as to who the best bull of the night was! For Sale won the second round with the weekend’s highest score of 91 points and a combined total of 178 points in two rounds. For Sale edged out Rafter HB Cattle Company’s bull #9416 Bank Shot by only 3/4′s of a point to win the average and the Finals Championship.
“It’s really just overwhelming for us,” exclaimed Larry McConnell. ”It just hasn’t sunk in yet. Our goal was to be able to come to these events and be competitive and we’ve had our ups and downs just like everyone else. But to win at this level is just the greatest feeling!”
McConnell & Vaught’s bull won $12,108 in Finals cash, plus the $10,000 Finals Champion bonus for a Finals haul of $22,108! For Sale’s total qualifier dollars for the year was $24,764 putting him #1 and he was crowned the UBBI World Champion Classic bull!
Bierema’s Fire & Smoke earned $6,029 at the Finals and a total of $11,253 in MBBA and UBBI earnings to finish the year as the UBBI Reserve Champion 4 year old Classic bull! Other notable Classic bulls that really showed their stuff at this year’s UBBI finale were John McDonald’s bull #906 Zeppelin; Frontier/Ray/Folds/Strickland’s bull #C46 Flyboy; Frontier & Ray’s bull #980; Phenom Genetics (Matt Scharping) bull #911 Jared Allen’s H4WW Hy Test; Ivan Stotzfus bull #3444 Hot Corner and Nathan Wolfe’s bull #03 Red Bone rounded out the Top 10 Classic bulls in the average.
“This is the kind of Finals we can all be proud of,” stated Jimmy Ray, co-owner of the UBBI. ”We had a lot of good compliments and now we just gotta get to work on 2014 ’cause it’s just around the corner. We’re glad our members had a good time in Kansas and we look forward to going back to the Kansas Star!”
Jerry Nelson, also a co-owner of the UBBI said, “We told the UBBI members it’s all about them and it is! We gotta make them happy and wanna come back and I think we did. We’re gonna get right to work on next year and hopefully it’ll be bigger and better for everybody!”
A very special thank you to all of the Midwest Bucking Bull Association (MBBA) members for participating at the UBBI National Finals and to the Kansas Star Casino and Arena. The UBBI would also like to say ‘good job’ to our crew including Amber Schmutz, Kay Lee Pearson, Billy Saunders, Chase Foutch, Laramie Wilson, Hayden Shaw, Gary & Marilyn Poston, Wyatt Welsh, Ricky Aguiar, Dustin Palmer, Brandon McClagan, Donnie Landis, Blue Jeans, Charlie Gorzalka and Ethan McDonald.
Randy Schmutz stated, “Our goal with the UBBI has always been to provide a platform for everyone with a bucking bull to be able to come and compete and feel like you’ve got a real shot at the money. We wanted to put the Finals in a location where everyone in the country could come and be a part of our Finale. The Kansas Star Casino has provided us that location and with their help we’re gonna make it even bigger and better. All of us at the United Bucking Bulls, Inc owe the membership a big thank you for your support and congratulations to all of our 2013 Finalists. Hold on tight……..this ride is only going to get better!”