Firehouse Creates Drama in the UBBI Classic Title Race

October 5th, 2015
Bull #161 Firehouse owned by Scott Winston/Melton Bull Co wins UBBI National Finals Championship. Photo by Gautreau

Bull #161 Firehouse owned by Scott Winston/Melton Bull Co wins UBBI National Finals Championship. Photo by Gautreau

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

D&H Cattle/Buck Cattle's #32Y Bruiser showing out in Round #1. Photo by Gautreau

D&H Cattle/Buck Cattle’s #32Y Bruiser showing out in Round #1. Photo by Gautreau

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.

From left to right, Jackson Winston, Cory Melton and Scott Winston accepting the buckle and check for the UBBI National Finals Championship. Photo by Gautreau

From left to right, Jackson Winston, Cory Melton and Scott Winston accepting the buckle and check for the UBBI National Finals Championship. Photo by Gautreau

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

HD Page accepting the buckle and the check for #32Y Bruiser, the UBBI Classic World Champion. Photo by Gautreau

HD Page accepting the buckle and the check for #32Y Bruiser, the UBBI Classic World Champion. Photo by Gautreau

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!

View COMPLETE CLASSIC RESULTS   View CLASSIC YEAR-END STANDINGS

View UBBI National Finals FEATURE VIDEO

Derby Champion Acting Crazy Wins It All

October 5th, 2015

All’s well that ends well! Chad Ramer and David Findley of Rockin R Bucking Bulls can take that to heart! There bull #Z26 Acting Crazy finished the 2015 season as the UBBI National Finals Champion and UBBI Derby World Champion. Acting Crazy is sired by #S02 Sasquatch that goes back to Andrews #-6, who has sired such greats as Fender Bender, Total Package and Red Onion to name a few. The dam to Acting Crazy is cow #26, sired by Showmaster that goes back to Page’s Super Dave. Acting Crazy catapulted to the win at the UBBI National Finals and to the World Title by moving past this year’s Derby leader, bull #7 First Instinct onwed by Rockin J Bucking Bulls from Alabama!

Bull #Z26 Acting Crazy winning the UBBI National Finals Championship and the UBBI Derby World Championship. Shown here with Ronny Kitchens. Photo by Gautreau

Bull #Z26 Acting Crazy winning the UBBI National Finals Championship and the UBBI Derby World Championship. Shown here with Ronny Kitchens. Photo by Gautreau

On Friday night at this year’s UBBI National Finals, the Derby competition got under way along with the first round of the Don Gay Bull Riding Tour Finals! Rockin R Bucking Bulls’ #Z26 Acting Crazy earned a score of 89 points to win first place in the 1st round and earned a go-round check of $1,540. Finishing second was bull #206 Burn It Down owned by Rockin

Top 12 Derby Winner at the UBBI National Finals. Photo by Gautreau

Top 12 Derby Winner at the UBBI National Finals. Photo by Gautreau

T Ranch/Flying High Rodeo Company with a score of 88.5 points, earning $1,155 in go-round money. There was a 5-way split for 3rd through 7th place. The Top 25 Derby bulls after Friday’s competition advanced to the Championship Round on Sunday afternoon inside the Kansas Star Arena. On Sunday, bull #Z26 Acting Crazy proved his first round performance was no fluke by following it up with another go-round win with a score of 90.25 points! Acting Crazy pocketed $1,540 for the go-round win and won 1st place in the average to win another $10,000. Acting Crazy pocketed a total of $13,080 in UBBI National Finals earnings, and together with his regular season money of $5,631, Acting Crazy accumulated $18,711 in qualified earnings to leap frog bull #7 First Instinct to win the UBBI Derby World Championship. Acting Crazy also pocketed the $5,000 Finals Champion Bonus and the $5,000 World Champion Bonus for a grand total of $28,711 in UBBI cash for the 2015 season! First Instinct earned UBBI Reserve World Champion honors and won a total of $15,351 for the season.

Chad Ramer of Rockin R Bucking Bulls accepting the buckles for the Finals & World Championship in the Derby. Photo by Gautreau

Chad Ramer of Rockin R Bucking Bulls accepting the buckles for the Finals & World Championship in the Derby. Photo by Gautreau

Also in the second round of the Derby competition, D&H Cattle Co/Bay Farms bull #2103 Buck Autism placed second with a score of 89 points and ultimately finish 2nd in the average behind Acting Crazy. Buck Autism earned $8,355 in Finals money and landed in 3rd place in the UBBI National Derby Year-End Standings with a total of $12,100. Finishing 3rd in the average after 2 go-rounds was bull #CH214 Jailbreaker from Carpenter/Hudgins/VonGonTard. Jailbreaker earned $5,390 at the UBBI National Finals and ultimately finished 4th in the UBBI National Derby Year-End Standings with $9,385!

Congrats to Rockin R Bucking Bulls and to Acting Crazy on winning this year’s UBBI Derby World Championship!

View COMPLETE DERBY RESULTS   View DERBY YEAR-END STANDINGS

View UBBI National Finals FEATURE VIDEO

Opus Wins UBBI Futurity World Title

October 5th, 2015

McCoy Ranches has been breeding and raising quality bucking bulls for over 30 years! It’s patriarch, Denny McCoy continues to be involved and still enjoys traveling and participating. That was evident in his latest 2 year old superstar, bull #Tc302 Opus. Opus is sired by a son of C1 Pancho and out of a Bells Blue dam and came on the scene early in 2015. At his first outing in Palestine in January, Opus failed to win a check. In fact, Opus finished 59th out of 64 bulls. But in his second appearance at Mineral Wells in February, it was a complete different story, posting a score of 90 points to win first place. From that day, the chase was on!

Bull #Tc302 Opus, winning UBBI Futurity World Championship. Photo by Gautreau

Bull #Tc302 Opus, winning UBBI Futurity World Championship. Photo by Gautreau

A total of 107 futurity bulls competed in Mulvane, Kansas, with 50 of those featured in the UBBI National Finals Futurity competition and a total of 90 bulls also competed in the United Futurity League (UFL) Finals event. Thirty-three of the 50 nationally ranked Futurity bulls were joined by an additional 47 futurity bulls to make up the 30 teams of 3 bulls (90 total) as a part of the UFL competition. Futurity bulls were all bucked once and there individual score counted in the National Futurity Finals and UFL score columns.

At the conclusion of one round of the UBBI National Finals Futurity, the Top 25

D&H/Sonny Bathhold's #60-3 Inferno will UBBI National Finals Championship. Photo by Gautreau

D&H/Sonny Bathhold’s #60-3 Inferno will UBBI National Finals Championship. Photo by Gautreau

bulls were determined and each earned a check for their talent. Bull #60-3 Inferno owned by D&H Cattle Co/Sonny Barthold posted the highest score of 90.5 points to earn the UBBI National Finals Championship and added $10,000 to it’s win column. Ultimately, Inferno finished #7 overall for the year with a total of $12,026.50 in qualified earnings. In addition to the $10,000 for first place, Inferno also earned a $5,000 UBBI Finals Champion Bonus. Along the way, Inferno

Top 12 Futurity Winners at UBBI National Finals. Photo by Gautreau

Top 12 Futurity Winners at UBBI National Finals. Photo by Gautreau

earned $4,766 in Gold Standard Futurity winnings for a grand total of $21,793 in UBBI earnings! Finishing second at this year’s Finals was bull #313 Zoro de Toro with a score of 89.25 points, earning $7,500. Zoro de Toro finished 4th for the year-end and pocketed a total of $19,076 in UBBI earnings including Super Series Bonus money and Gold Standard Futurity dollars!

Bull #Tc302 Opus owned by McCoy Ranches, was the front runner for the title of

Denny McCoy accepts UBBI Futurity World Champion buckle. Photo by Gautreau

Denny McCoy accepts UBBI Futurity World Champion buckle. Photo by Gautreau

the UBBI Futurity World Champion for most of the 2015 season. Bull #153 Buzz Kill owned by 2H & K3J Bucking Bulls made a strong late season push to win the title. Although Opus did not win any money at this year’s UBBI National Finals, the McCoy Ranch raised 2 year old was able to hold off all comers to win the 2015 UBBI Futurity World Championship. Opus won a total of $17,817 in qualified earnings and an additional $5,000 World Champion’s bonus, plus $1,680 in Super Series Bonus money for a grand total of $24,496! Buzz Kill was the UBBI Reserve World Champion with $14,641 in qualified earnings and a total of $18,492, including $3,850 in Gold Standard Futurity winnings!

Congratulations to Denny McCoy and McCoy Ranches for their 2015 UBBI Futurity World Championship!

View COMPLETE FUTURITY RESULTS   View FUTURITY YEAR-END STANDINGS

View UBBI National Finals FEATURE VIDEO

 

Rawson/Foutch Win $50,000 at UFL Team Finals

October 5th, 2015
Chase Foutch accepting the UFL Finals Champion Buckle and check for $50,000. Photo by Gautreau

Chase Foutch accepting the UFL Finals Champion Buckle and check for $50,000. Photo by Gautreau

With this year’s addition of the United Futurity League (UFL) to the UBBI’s schedule of events, another $390,000 in prize money was made available to the owners of 2 year old bucking bulls. Forty team franchises were purchased by UBBI members for $3,500 each. Each of those 40 teams then competed in 3 regular season events and at the conclusion of the regular season the Top 30 teams (based on points) competed at this year’s UFL Team Finals!

The UFL Team Finals was held in conjunction with the UBBI National Finals

Bull #3706 scoring 88.75 points to lead Rawson/Foutch to the UFL Team win! Photo by Gautreau

Bull #3706 scoring 88.75 points to lead Rawson/Foutch to the UFL Team win! Photo by Gautreau

competition in Mulvane, Kansas. After a total of 90 team bulls performed, all the scores were added up for each of the 3 bull teams and Mike Rawson/Chase Foutch had the highest accumulative score of 261 points. Bull #3706 scored 88.75 points; bull #L301 scored 86.5 points and bull #S414 scored 85.75 points, to win 1st place and $50,000. The team of Bland/Dodson/Lee enlisted the talents of the D&H Cattle Company, Erwin Cattle, OK Corralis and Chase Love to man their team and finished 2nd with a total score of 260.25 points to win $23,000. And in 3rd place was Tom Peterson & Peggy Van Cleve with their team scoring 259.5 points, winning $17,000. The top 10 teams shared $150,000 in prize money at this year’s UFL Team Finals.

Bull #A19 Bezerk owned by Rockin R Bucking Bulls scoring 91 points. Photo by Gautreau

Bull #A19 Bezerk owned by Rockin R Bucking Bulls scoring 91 points. Photo by Gautreau

Other top 10 finishers 4th place thru 10th place were All Star Ranch/Romkema/D&H; Rockin R Bucking Bulls; Cord McCoy/Nina Webb Bucking Bulls; TM Cattle Co/BS Cattle Co; Dennis & Jan Owens/Elite Bucking Bulls; The Jaynes Gang; Long Ranch.

Rockin R Bucking Bulls’ #A19 Bezerk was the highest marked bull with score of 91UFL-SeasonBuckle points. Interestingly enough, Bezerk did not qualify for the UBBI National Futurity Finals, but helped his team to a 4th/5th place split in the UFL Team Finals to win $12,000! The team of All Star Ranch/Romkema/D&H were crowned the UFL Season Champions by earning more event points during the regular season and Finals competition!

Congrats to Mike Rawson/Chase Foutch for winning the UFL Team Finals and $50,000!

View COMPLETE UFL RESULTS

Watch UFL FEATURE VIDEO

UBBI Introduces Youth Futurity Series Scholarship Program

August 20th, 2015

YOUTH FINALE FINALS PROGRAM LOGO copy

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

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

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

The Youth Futurity Series Finale Champion will receive:

  • $1000

One $2000 Merit Scholarship will awarded based on:

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

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

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

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

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

UFL Wraps Up Its Regular Season at Bordertown Casino

August 20th, 2015

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

View COMPLETE TEAM RESULTS

View UFL FEATURE VIDEO

Marlene Henry Says Goodbye to Mick E Mouse

August 14th, 2015

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

UBBI Hosts New Event at Sycamore Springs Ranch

August 3rd, 2015

Banner

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

View COMPLETE RESULTS

View EVENT FEATURE VIDEO

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

View COMPLETE EVENT RESULTS   View UFL EVENT RESULTS

View EVENT FEATURE VIDEO   View UFL FEATURE VIDEO

UBBI Hosts Second Event in Wisconsin

June 29th, 2015

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

View COMPLETE RESULTS

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

Find Us Online:

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