The second of 4 Rock ‘N Bull Series UBBI events was held in Mineral Wells, Texas on February 3rd. There were a total of 66 bulls participating in the Futurity, Derby and Classic events.
Bull #144 from Mesa Pate/Sonny Barthold winning the Classic in Mineral Wells. Photo by Dugger
The Derby and Classic bulls both performed on Friday night, but competed separately. There were 16 bulls competing in the Derby and the event paid 3 places. Bull #UTC411 How Bout It from Mike Sellers placed 1st with a score of 88.25 points and earned $2300. In second place was bull #B135 Big Red from Nathan Wolfe & Terry Coleman with a score of 87.25 points and in third place was bull #48B from D&H Cattle, posting a score of 86 points.
The Classic ended the evening with 12 bulls competing for 2 spots in the payout. Bull #144 from Mesa Pate/Sonny Barthold finished Friday night in the number one spot with a score of 87.5 points and earned $2070. Finishing in second place was bull #324A from Pritchett/Melton Bull Co with a score of 87 points, cashing a check for $1380.
The futurity competition started things off on Friday afternoon at 5pm with 38 entries. The top 7 bulls earned money toward qualifying for the 2017 UBBI National Finals and an additional 5 bulls earned money in the Silver Select payoff!
D&H Cattle and their partners Duello and Buck Cattle took the win with their
Bull #C13 Brutal from Duello/Buck Cattle/D&H Cattle winning the Futurity at Mineral Wells. Photo by Dugger
futurity bull #C13 Brutal with a score of 90.25 points, winning $2165. Reserve champion in the futurity went to bull #6 Power Play owned by Shining P Bucking Bulls with a score of 87.5 points. In third place was bull #504 from Brent Dorman with a score of 87.25 points and fourth place went to bull #S56 from Darrell Curley-Coolfield Bucking Bulls/Chase Foutch, scoring 86.75 points.
The top 7 bulls in the Futurity received UBBI Finals qualifier money and the next 5 bulls earned money in the Silver Select payout. The Silver Select payout was introduced in March of 2016. Entry fees at regular season UBBI futurity events were increased from $450 to $500. The $50 goes directly into the Silver Select payout and is paid back 100% to the next bulls placing outside the qualifier payout!
“We introduced the Silver Select payout last season,” stated Randy Schmutz, the general manager of the UBBI. “It was designed to increase participation in our Futurity events, while allowing those bulls that were placing just outside the qualifier payouts to earn money. It gives a larger number of participants a chance to win money. We will continue the Silver Select futurity payouts in 2017!”
Bull #537C Air Assault from 444 Bucking Bulls/Winston/Davis/Durham/D&H finished 8th and was first place in the Silver Select payout with a score of 85.75 points and earned $555. Bulls #57 Hot Wired from TNT Rodeo finished second in the Silver Select with a score of 85.5 points. Other bulls receiving Silver Select money were #90 Peace Rock from Stormy Foster; #524 from Scott Winston/Melton Bull Co; #553 Fireball from James Davis.
The next UBBI event will be in Mineral Wells, Texas on February 17-18! Click HERE for next event details.
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