Some drama can be good drama! Such is the case with Scott Winston & Cory Melton’s bull #161 Firehouse! Firehouse, who is sired by #00 Double Trouble and out of Mataska #309, entered this year’s UBBI National Finals in the #12 spot, $6,745 behind the season leader, bull #32Y Bruiser owned by D&H Cattle Co/Buck Cattle Co. And not even Winston or Melton would have dreamed they’d have a chance to overcome such a big lead, but almost anything can happen in the “bull” business!
The Classic Bulls or “Big Boys” showed up on Saturday night at the Kansas Star
and really flexed their muscles! D&H Cattle Co/ Buck Cattle Co’s bull #32Y Bruiser finished the 1st round on top with a score of 89.75 points. That outing earned Bruiser $1,540. Finishing in second place in the 1st round was bull #161 Firehouse from Scott Winston/Melton Bull Co with a score of 89.75 points worth $1,155 in go-round earnings. In third place was Jared Allen’s Pro Bull Team’s bull #136 Uncle Tink with a score of 88.75 points. And splitting 4th and 5th place, both with scores of 88.5 points were bull #C116 Speckled Buck owned by Bill Clymer Bucking Bulls and bull #1137 Cowbanger owned by Barrett & Prewitt. As in the Derby, the Top 25 Classic bulls advanced to Sunday’s Championship performance to determine the UBBI National Classic Finals Champion and Classic World Champion 4 year old bulls.
Bull #161 Firehouse from Scott Winston and Cory Melton traded his second place 1st round position for 1st place in the second round. Firehouse posted a score of 89.75 points to win $1,540 in go-round cash. But the better news was that Firehouse had a total of 178.75 points on two outings to win the UBBI National Finals Championship and another $10,000 for winning the average. Firehouse was also awarded the $5,000 Finals Champion
bonus for a grand total of $17,695 in UBBI National Finals cash! Bruiser from D&H/Buck landed in the number 2 spot in the second round and 2nd in the average and won $9,810 at this year’s final event. Uncle Tink was 3rd in the go-round and 3rd in the average and accumulated $7,040 in Kansas! Bull #-50 Divinity owned by B&M Bucking Bulls/Hookin W split 6th and 7th place in round 1 and split 8th and 9th place in the second round to finish 4th in the average and earned a total of $4,250 in finals money.
Bruiser, who is sired by #009 Showtime and out of a Little Yellow Jacket dam earned $9,810 in UBBI National Finals money. That allowed him to hold on to his standings lead and win the 2015 UBBI Classic World Championship and an additional $5,000 World Champion bonus and ultimately won a total of $26,046. Firehouse was crowned the UBBI’s Reserve World Champion, moving from 12th place to 2nd place, with a total of $22,186.
Congrats to #32Y Bruiser and D&H Cattle Co/Buck Cattle Co for winning this year’s UBBI Classic World Championship!
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