UBBI Shoot Out Moves to Sycamore Springs

May 23rd, 2016

Sycamore Springs

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

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

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

May 18th, 2016

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

May 6th, 2016

 

 

AMERICAN HERITAGE

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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UBBI to Host Monday Madness Event on Memorial Day

May 6th, 2016

Monday Madness

The UBBI will host a “new” event on Monday, May 30th (Memorial Day) at the Jaynes Gang Ranch in Orchard, Texas! This event will feature a Futurity~Derby~Classic. Check-in for this event will be Sunday, May 29th from 4pm – 8pm. All events will be on Monday, starting at 10am with the Futurity competition, followed by lunch. The Derby / Classic event will start at 2pm.

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UBBI Announces It’s Youth Futurity Series 2015 Merit Scholarship Winners

May 4th, 2016
2015 UBBI Youth Futurity Series Finale participants. Photo by Gautreau

2015 UBBI Youth Futurity Series Finale participants. Photo by Gautreau

Since it’s inception, the UBBI’s Youth Futurity Series has grown each year. We believe in large part due to the growing educational scholarship program and it’s many supporters and sponsors. UBBI member James Hogue and owner of Pull Do Trailers, manufactures bumper pull and gooseneck flatbed utility trailers for dealers all over the United States. In 2014, Hogue began a program together with

Raffle trailer donated by Pull Do Trailers. Photo by Gautreau

Raffle trailer donated by Pull Do Trailers. Photo by Gautreau

his materials and trailer parts vendors, to build and donate 100%, a flatbed gooseneck trailer to be raffled off by the UBBI Youth Members each year. So far to date, because of Pull Do’s efforts and the hard work of the youth members who sell raffle tickets, well over $24,000 has been added to the UBBI Youth Futurity Series Scholarship program.

In 2015, Rockin R Bucking Bulls and TLW Bucking Bulls joined the UBBI sponsor ranks as Platinum Sponsors of the Youth Futurity Scholarship program. Each donated $10,000 to the program.

“It has been amazing to me to watch members of our organization come together and help us build this tremendous scholarship program. They are helping the youth of our industry with educational expenses! What a great opportunity we have to help these kids,” expressed Randy Schmutz, the general manager of the UBBI.

In 2015, the first Scholarship awards were presented to 5 different UBBI Youth Members based on their bull’s performance. The owners of the Top 4 bulls (based on points) after the Youth Futurity Finale and including regular season points were awarded a total of $7,000 in scholarship assistance. An additional $1000 scholarship was also awarded the the winner of the Youth Futurity Finale event. In the Top 4, the 1st place winner was Orin Cobb (Two Brothers Bucking Bulls) earning $2500. Second place was Blaine Burleson who earned $2,000. Third place went to Madison Tomaski who received $1500 and in 4th place was Anna Bullock with a $1000 scholarship. The Youth Futurity Finale Champion (winner of the event), Chris Hamilton was awarded a $1000 scholarship, for a total of $8000 in UBBI Youth Performance Scholarships.

At last year’s Youth Futurity Finale, it was announced that the UBBI would award up to 2 Merit Scholarships each based on an application including an essay about “The Bucking Bull Industry. . .What It Means to Me”; Statement of goals and list of former activities and accomplishments; Scholastic grades and UBBI Youth Futurity participation. Each year only High School students are eligible to apply for Merit Scholarships. The application process for the 2015 Merit Scholarships was completed on April 15, 2016 and the recipients were announced at the Red River Chute Out Youth Futurity event on April 23rd!

Mille Chism accepting the 2015 UBBI Youth Futurity Series Merit Scholarship. Photo by Gautreau

Mille Chism accepting the 2015 UBBI Youth Futurity Series Merit Scholarship. Photo by Gautreau

“It was a privilege to read the essays and see the applications,” stated Schmutz. “It did my heart good to see these youth share their experiences and see how much it means to them to be a part of the youth futurity system. It’s proof that we’re on the right track and that our youth will continue to thrive both inside and outside the arena!”

The winners of the 2015 UBBI Youth Futurity Series Merit Scholarships are Millie Chism and Cameron Thorn! Millie is from New Albany, Mississippi and is the 17 year old daughter of Gary and Belinda Chism. She is a senior at New Albany High School and will graduate in May of 2016. She plans to attend Northeast Mississippi Community College and then pursue an Agriculture Education degree from Mississippi State University. Millie is a member of the New Albany HS Choir, Cross County Team, Biology Club and Future Business Leaders of America. She’s also served as the president of the Future Farmers of America during her Junior

Cameron Thorn wins $2000 Merit Scholarship. Kaden Bortner accepting her behalf. Photo by Gautreau

Cameron Thorn wins $2000 Merit Scholarship. Kaden Bortner accepting her behalf. Photo by Gautreau

and Senior year.

Cameron Thorn is from De Ridder, Louisiana and is the 17 year old daughter of Geoffrey Thorn. She’s a senior at South Beauregard High School and will graduate in May of 2016. She plans to attend Sowela College of Lake Charles, Louisiana and pursue a degree in Culinary Arts and Business Management. After culinary school, she hopes to open and operate a Bed & Breakfast on a ranch and also raise bucking bulls and continue to be involved in the stock contracting business. She has competed as a UBBI Youth member for 4 years and her bull finished as the Reserve Champion at the 2013 Youth Futurity Finale event.

Congratulations to our 2015 UBBI Youth Futurity Series Merit Scholarship recipients!

UBBI Hosts Largest Youth Futurity Event

May 4th, 2016

The Red River Chute Out UBBI event hosted it’s 3rd Youth Futurity Series event of the 2016 season in Ada, Oklahoma on April 23rd. And with record entry numbers, it turns out to be the largest Youth Futurity event so far to date. The UBBI limits youth entries to two bulls per member entered at each Youth Futurity Series event. Activities resumed on Saturday morning with the UBBI Youth Futurity Series event with 57 entries from 40 different youth members. The 2016 Red River Chute Out Youth Futurity has now become the largest single youth futurity event in the industry!

UBBI Youth members at the Red River Chute Out. Photo by Gautreau

UBBI Youth members at the Red River Chute Out. Photo by Gautreau

“I cannot tell you how overwhelming it’s been to see our UBBI Youth program grow in the last 2 years,” explained Randy Schmutz. “To see the excitement on these kids faces and to watch them as they get to flank these calves and to see them helping each other to try and succeed. . . . .it’s just inspirational!”

Karley Page's bull #5B- winning the Youth Futurity. Photo by Gautreau

Karley Page’s bull #5B- winning the Youth Futurity. Photo by Gautreau

That same inspiration also exists in others that have been watching from afar. UBBI member Tim Dougherty from Missouri was inspired by the number of youth entries and phoned the UBBI office just before the event and explained that he wanted to contribute to the youth futurity purse and he added $700 to the event. There was also a pleasant surprise from David and April Scherotter, the parents of the late Clay Schrerotter, who competed as a UBBI Youth member until is untimely death in August of 2015. The Scherotter family presented a check in the amount of $300 toward the youth futurity purse as well.

Youth participants from the 2013 Shawnee, Oklahoma event. Clay Scherotter is pictured in the center in the red shirt. Photo by Gautreau

Youth participants from the 2013 Shawnee, Oklahoma event. Clay Scherotter is pictured in the center in the red shirt. Photo by Gautreau

“It was obviously emotional for Clay’s mom and dad,” stated Schmutz. “They attended the event un-announced and approached me with a check for $300. Clay’s dad, David shared with me. . .‘let’s consider Clay is entered here at this event. Here’s his entry fees!’ Wow, that was just so touching!”

David and April Scherotter live outside of Ada, Oklahoma and their son Clay competed at several UBBI youth events. Clay lost his life in an automobile accident just a few weeks before the 2015 UBBI Youth Futurity Series Finale last year. A group picture of youth members who participated at the 2014 Youth Futurity Series Finale, that included Clay, was available for all UBBI youth members to sign. That picture was later framed and presented to Clay’s mom and dad and now hangs in their home.

The Youth Futurity paid out 19 places and Karley Page, the daughter of HD Page, won 1st and 3rd place. Her bull #5B- posted a score of 88 points to win 1st place and earned $2046.  Kason Arjona, the son of Stu Crowe, placed second with his and bull #405. Karley Page’s bull #405 finished 3rd, scoring 86.75 points and in 4th place was bull #429 Can’t Get Right from Cassidi Porter. Other youth bulls in the top 10 included bull #415 Gangster’s Playin Hooky from Two Brothers Bucking Bulls/Orin Cobb; bull #453 Sky Jack 2 from Walker Roy West; bull #405 Kick Start from Millie Chism; bull #462 Lil Willard from Cade Davis; bull #04 Prayer Warrior from Two Brothers Bucking Bulls/Westin Cobb and bull #452 Start a Riot from Baylee Burleson. The event paid 1 place for every 3 bulls entered, thus 19 places were paid to UBBI youth participants!

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Red River Chute Out UBBI Results

May 4th, 2016

The weekend of April 22nd – 23rd marked the 7th event of the 2016 UBBI season as the Red River Chute Out celebrated it’s 3rd year in it’s new home inside the Pontotoc County Agriplex in Ada, Oklahoma! And it’s proving true. . . . .“if you build it, they will come!”

“The Red River Chute Out is obviously becoming one of our member’s favorite stops on our UBBI schedule,” stated Randy Schmutz, general manager of the UBBI. “The entry numbers have always been very healthy and it’s obvious that folks just wanna be involved with this event!”

Bull #193 The Communicator owned by Sellers Bucking Bulls/UTC winning the Derby. Photo by Gautreau

Bull #193 The Communicator owned by Sellers Bucking Bulls/UTC winning the Derby. Photo by Gautreau

In fact, entry numbers continued to be strong at Ada in 2016, attracting 255 bulls competing in the Derby, Classic, Youth Futurity, UFL Team Futurity and Open Futurity events with just over $97,000 in prize money awarded! Once again this year, Dennis and Jan Owens prepared and served a tremendous meal on Friday afternoon during the Breeders Social. This year’s meal was sponsored by Cord & Sara McCoy and the McCoy Ranch Production Sale!

Kelly & Mike Sellers receiving the Tres Rios buckle for the Derby win. Photo by Gautreau

Kelly & Mike Sellers receiving the Tres Rios buckle for the Derby win. Photo by Gautreau

The Derby featured 54 bull entries on Friday night and attracted 40 bull riders as a part of the Rank Bull Rider Tour. It took 87 points or better to be in the Top 10 to earn a check in the Derby. Sellers Bucking Bulls/UTC and their bull #193 The Communicator posted the highest derby score with 89.75 points and earned $3415. Following in a close second was bull #341 Holycowranches.com from H5 God’s Mountain Bulls/Dean Wilson, scoring 89 points. Gary Long from Washington State with Long Ranch and his bull #BW 390 placed 3rd with 88.75 points. Splitting 4/5 place were Rockin R Bucking Bulls #A14 Bad Vibes and Cord McCoy/K-C Bucking Bulls #387 Call the Law. Both bulls scored 88.25 points. Other bulls finishing in the Top 10 were Rockin R Bucking Bulls #A19 Bezerk; Scott Cattle Company bull #323 Biker Bob; Box K Cattle LLC bull #116 Back Up Members; Tom & Peggy bull #310 Power Plant and Ace of Spades/Clint McGuire bull #000 Dennis the Menace.

The UBBI limits youth entries to two bulls per member entered at each Youth Futurity Series event. Activities resumed on Saturday morning with the UBBI Youth Futurity Series event with 57 entries from 40 different youth members. So far to date, the 2016 Red River Chute Out Youth Futurity has now become the largest single youth futurity event in the industry! (Click HERE to see related YOUTH FUTURITY story)

Bull #457B Fireworks from D&H Cattle posting a 90.5 point score to win the Open Futurity. Photo by Gautreau

Bull #457B Fireworks from D&H Cattle posting a 90.5 point score to win the Open Futurity. Photo by Gautreau

The Futurity competition at the Red River Chute Out was multi-layered and included an Open competition, the second stop on UFL Team competition schedule and the 2nd of 3 stops of the Wayne Hodges 4 Star Trailers Futurity Super Series. With 60 bulls competing in the UFL competition, all but 10 of those also entered and competed in the open competition. There were a total of 112 futurity bulls competing with 102 of those in the Open futurity and 30 of those were also enrolled into the Super Series for additional bonus cash!

After all the futurity bulls performed, bull #457B Fireworks from D&H Cattle Company posted the highest score of this year’s entire futurity season. Fireworks scored 90.5 points to win $3672. Cheyenne Owens’ bull #29B scored 89.75 points to finish second. Splitting 3rd and 4th place was bull #463 Red Rocker from Dee Bland and bull #413 Little Texas from All Star Ranch, both were also on the All Star Ranch UFL Team and scored 89.5 points. Bull #263 Kid From the Hood from Sellers Bucking Bulls/UTC continued his winning ways by placing 5th with 89 points. The Futurity event paid 20 places.

The Top 8 UFL Team event winners featuring Ted Keeling accepting the Tres Rios buckle and check for $15,000. Photo by Gautreau

The Top 8 UFL Team event winners featuring Ted Keeling accepting the Tres Rios buckle and check for $15,000. Photo by Gautreau

The UBBI implemented the “new” Silver Select Futurity payout (Click HERE for Silver Select info) for 2016 Futurity events. This payoff allows for an additional $50 added to the futurity entry fee for every bull entered. This $50 fee is paid out 100% to the next eligible bulls below the open futurity payout. Sixteen bulls received earnings from the Silver Select payout including the Top 4 bulls who tied for 1st thru 4th place. Those bulls included bull #412 Legend from McCoy Ranches; bull #405 from Southern Cross Bucking Bulls (Greg Stevens); bull #419 Simple Man from Prewitt/Donaho and bull #4085 Call Forwarding from Rockin R Bucking Bulls. All tied with an 87 point score and each earned $440.

The UFL Team schedule enjoyed it’s second stop on the tour at Ada! Twenty teams participated and the Top 8 teams shared in the $40,000 purse. Ted Keeling and his All Star Ranch franchise entered bull #413 Little Texas (89 pts), bull #43 Fist Full of Dollars (85.75 pts) and added bull #463 Red Rocker (89.5 pts) from Dee Bland. The All Star Ranch team total was 264.75 points, to win the UFL event and a check for $15,000!

As always the Classic event on Saturday night proved to be as tough as usual. Thirty-two bulls battled it out and bull #255 Organized Crime from D&H

D&H Cattle/OK Corralis/Gordon bull #255 Organized Crime winning the Classic with a 91.75 point score. Photo by Gautreau

D&H Cattle/OK Corralis/Gordon bull #255 Organized Crime winning the Classic with a 91.75 point score. Photo by Gautreau

Cattle/OK Corralis/Gordon posted a whopping 91.75 point score to win first place and $2576. Following in 2nd place was the 2016 UBBI World Champion Derby bull #Z26 Acting Crazy with a score of 90.75 points. And finishing in 3rd was bull #1206 Cut the Cord from Aduddell/Owens, scoring 89 points. Other bulls in the Top 6 and in the money were bull #26 Valedictorian from Winston Loe/Melton Bull Company; 210 Chao’s Ghost from 3J Bucking Bulls and bull #212 Locke & Loaded.

The Red River Chute Out proved once again to be a tremendous event and a good time was had by all. The UBBI and it’s staff want to say a special thanks to everyone for continuing to support the efforts of this organization!

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Red River Chute Out Attracts Big Numbers

April 21st, 2016

The 5th Annual Red River Chute Out UBBI event has once again attracted big numbers for this year’s competition. Specifically the UBBI Youth Futurity Series will host it’s biggest event ever with 57 entries at this year’s 3rd stop on the Youth Futurity Series schedule!

Youth Futurity Series participants at Ada, Oklahoma in 2015. Photo by Gautreau

Youth Futurity Series participants at Ada, Oklahoma in 2015. Photo by Gautreau

“Wow! Fifty-seven different bulls from 39 different UBBI youth members,” exclaimed Randy Schmutz, the general manager of the United Bucking Bulls, Inc. “That just makes me smile and I’m so proud of our youth members and how much our youth program has grown! I wanna say thanks to our youth sponsors including Pull-Do Trailers, James Hogue, Rockin R Bucking Bulls and Chad Ramer and David Findley and the many Youth Series event buckle sponsors!”

This year’s Red River Chute Out also attracted 54 Derby bulls and 32 Classic bulls along with 112 Futurity bulls. This is the 2nd stop on the United Futurity League  (UFL) schedule and 60 bulls will be competing for $40,000 in prize money! Fifty of the 60 UFL team bulls are also entered into the UBBI Open Futurity competition and will buck once and scores will count in both the UFL team event and the Open Futurity competition. There are a total of 102 Open Futurity entries!

The event will kick off Friday afternoon at 4pm with a Breeder Social and Calcutta and free dinner hosted by Dennis and Jan Owens and the McCoy Ranches!

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The 2016 McCoy Ranch Spring Production Sale

April 19th, 2016

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The United Bucking Bulls, Inc is happy to share with you an exciting event hosted by the McCoy Ranch. The 2016 Spring Production Sale will be held on April 25-26-27-28 at 7pm nightly online at www.thebreedersconnection.com  

This year’s McCoy Ranch Spring Production Sale will offer 60 lots including ranch-raised yearlings, money-earning aged bulls, Bruiser and Pearl Harbor semen, and embryos by Stone Sober, Test Fire, and McCoy Ranch’s top producing females. Highlights include Sonic Blast, a two year old that is currently 16th in the UBBI Futurity Standings and a weanling bull that is a full brother to Air Time. This sale has ‘No Reserves’, everything will be sold. McCoy Ranches will be offering half-interest partnership opportunities in 8 head of their very best yearling bulls.

McCoy Ranch will also be offering for sale a United Bucking Bulls, Inc UFL Team Franchise!

Click HERE to view the on-line catalog.

Big Prizes Awarded at this Year’s Spring Spectacular

April 15th, 2016

The 12th Annual UBBI Spring Spectacular returned to Locust Grove, Oklahoma for it’s 2016 edition and it proved once again to be a “spectacular” event! Jerry Rush, the owner of the Sycamore Springs Ranch Arena joined forces with Aaron McWhorter and Grapevine Kawasaki~Polaris to offer a unique prize package this year, giving away a new Polaris Ranger. After checkin was complete on Friday afternoon the activities started inside the Sycamore Springs Ranch Mule Barn with food, fellowship and fun!

Bull #773 Top Spot from Tom Peterson & Peggy VanCleve splitting the win in the Derby. Photo by Gautruau

Bull #773 Top Spot from Tom Peterson & Peggy VanCleve splitting the win in the Derby. Photo by Gautruau

“I must say that people really enjoyed themselves at this year’s event and that is a very gratifying feeling,” stated Randy Schmutz, general manager of the UBBI. “We had a really good crowd at the Breeders Social and I wanna say a BIG thank you to Jerry Rush, Tim Fuller and the staff of Sycamore Springs Ranch for their hospitality in support of our activities on Friday afternoon!”

The weekend’s competition began with the Derby on Friday night with 36

D&H/Barthold's bull #60-3 Inferno splitting the Derby Win. Photo by Gautreau.

D&H/Barthold’s bull #60-3 Inferno splitting the Derby Win. Photo by Gautreau.

three year old bulls. The Derby paid 7 places and found D&H Cattle/Barthold splitting the win with Tom Peterson & Peggy VanCleve. Their bulls #60-3 Inferno and #773 Top Spot both scored 89.25 points to split $2314 each. The McCoy Ranch bulls had a lot of success on Friday, with Cord McCoy/K-C Bucking Bulls placing 3rd with #387 Call the Law, Denny McCoy’s bull #302 Opus placed 5th and Cord McCoy/Kevin Graber’s bull #307 Ice Breaker placing just out of the money. Bull #20A High Test from D&H Cattle Company placed 4th with a score of 88.25 points. Sixth was bull #310 Power Plant from Tom Peterson & Peggy VanCleve and in 7th place was bull #193 from Sellers Bucking Bulls.

Bull 81Z Shot Gun from D&H Cattle/Milton Smith winning the Classic. Photo by Gautreau.

Bull 81Z Shot Gun from D&H Cattle/Milton Smith winning the Classic. Photo by Gautreau.

The Derby & Classic bulls were all bucked on Friday night and the Rank Bull Rider Tour attracted 44 bull riders. With 58 total Derby & Classic bulls, there was a 44 man long round and 14 man championship round. The Derby & Classic bulls were scored separately, but there was no denying the Classic bulls had their own bit of charisma. The Classic bulls are bigger, stronger, smarter and more experienced and it shows. There were 22 four year olds competing for top honors and the event paid 4 places. Bull #81Z Shot Gun from D&H Cattle Co/Milton Smith had an 89.25 point outing to win the event and $2530 and a Tres Rios Silver buckle! High View Cattle Company’s bull #212 Locke & Loaded

Aaron Halpain accepting the buckle and the vest for the win in the Open Futurity. Photo by Gautreau.

Aaron Halpain accepting the buckle and the vest for the win in the Open Futurity. Photo by Gautreau.

produced an 88.75 score for second place finish. Bull #210 Chao’s Ghost from 3J Bucking Bulls finished 3rd with 87.75 points and finishing 4th was Ray Cattle Company’s bull #274 Blood Brother.

The Futurity was packed with lots of excitement, including the opportunity to win a brand new Polaris Ranger UTV from Grapevine Kawasaki~Polaris and Sycamore Springs Ranch. This year’s Spring Spectacular also included the UBBI’s first United Futurity League (UFL) team competition of the 2016 season. There were 99 two year olds participating at the Spring Spectacular with 86 bulls entered into the UBBI’S Open Futurity. Of the 60 UFL Team bulls, 47 also participated in the open futurity event.

“The UFL Team events are always very exciting,” shared Randy Schmutz. “This

Bull #450B Striker from Halpain/Thompson winning the Open Futurity. Photo by Gautreau

Bull #450B Striker from Halpain/Thompson winning the Open Futurity. Photo by Gautreau

unique team concept gives members a chance to team 3 bulls together and their accumulative scores win. The top 6 of 20 teams earn money with first place winning $15,000!”

It wasn’t until late in the futurity that we saw an 87 plus points bull. In fact, bull#450B Striker from Halpain/Thompson was the fourth from the last bull to perform and posted a score of 89.25 points to win the open event and $4257. Bull #411 Pat’s Pride from Stormy Foster/Terry Williams continued his winning ways to place 2nd with a score of 89 points. In third place was bull #263 from Mike Sellers posting a score of 88.75 points and finishing in 4th place was bull #81B Olaf from D&H Cattle Company scoring 88.5 points.

Other members placing in the top 10 were Tom Peterson & Peggy VanCleve; James Hogue/Chase Foutch; BS Cattle Co/Jack & Dot Verbois; Bland Bucking Bulls and D&H Cattle. With 86 entries the event paid 17 places.

The “new” Silver Select payout is now being used in all regular season UBBI Futurity events. Adding $50 to the futurity entry fee with 86 entries created a $4300 Silver Select payout (paid back 100%). After the Top 17 bulls were paid, the next 13 placing bulls earned their share of the $4300 Silver Select purse. The first 4 places in the Silver Select were tied with a score of 86.25 points. Bull #481B from D&H Cattle Co; bull #53B Not My Child form BS Cattle Co/Bob & Jeri Adams; bull #830 GDY 830 from Scott Cattle Co/Guidry Land & Cattle and bull #77B Medicine Man from Rockin R Bucking Bulls all earned $537.

Jimmy Ray, Aaron McWhorter and Jerry Rush presenting HD Page a new Polaris Ranger. Photo by Gautreau.

Jimmy Ray, Aaron McWhorter and Jerry Rush presenting HD Page a new Polaris Ranger. Photo by Gautreau.

At the conclusion of the Futurity and with a tie for 10th and 11th place, the Top 11 Futurity winners were placed into a drawing to win the Polaris Ranger. Each of the Top 11 drew for a position. Once positions were determined each winner randomly drew for a key to start the Polaris Ranger. HD Page & D&H Cattle Company placed with 3 bulls in the Top 11 and had 3 opportunities to win the UTV. HD Page drew the 3rd and 4th place position and on HD’s 1st attempt the UTV did not crank. But on his second attempt with the 4th place key the Polaris Ranger roared to life and HD Page took home the new machine valued at over $11,000. Thanks once again to Aaron McWhorter, owner of Grapevine Kawasaki~Polaris and Jerry Rush with Sycamore Springs Ranch for sponsoring this tremendous award!

Winners at the Spring Spectacular sporting their new award vests and custom RTIC tumblers. Photo by Gautreau.

Winners at the Spring Spectacular sporting their new award vests and custom RTIC tumblers. Photo by Gautreau.

For the past 11 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 5 in each event also received a custom award vest. And everyone is already talking about the 13th Annual Spring Spectacular in 2017!

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