UBBI Youth Gearing Up For 2014 Youth Futurity Finale

August 21st, 2014

In 2012, the United Bucking Bulls, Inc (UBBI) developed it’s Youth Futurity program to encourage participation among young bull owners.  UBBI Youth Members entering bulls into a UBBI sanctioned Youth Futurity must be between the age of 9 and 18 years old.  A Youth Member cannot be older than 18 years old, on the first day of January in the year in which the UBBI Youth Member applies for membership and must be at least 9 years old on the day of competition. In 2014 the UBBI added the Junior Youth division, allowing youth 8 years old and younger to participate. Junior Youth participants are allowed to enter bulls as long as an eligible Youth member flanks the bull for them. Youth Members are required to flank their bulls, but can be assisted by a UBBI staff member if necessary. Eligible Youth bulls are two year old bulls that have not won money in a standard UBBI, NBBA, ABBI or Open or Women’s Futurity.

UBBI Youth Futurity participants at the 2014 Red River Chute-Out. Photo by Gautreau

Randy Schmutz, the general manager of the UBBI had this to say ”We are extremely proud of our youth members and they have all done a tremendous job this season. It’s exciting to see these kids so enthusiastic about bucking bulls. The Youth events this season were outstanding and the number of entries continues to grow!”

In 2014, forty-two different youth members competed this season with 93 different bulls at five UBBI Youth Futurity events, including the Youth Finale.  All 42 youth participants will receive a custom UBBI Youth Futurity Series jacket, regardless of competing at the Youth Finale.  Buckles were awarded to the 1st place winners at each of the regular season events. Buckles will be awarded to the Finale Champion and the Year-end Series Champion and Top 10 Year-end finishers based on money won.

The UBBI would like to thank all of those who donated to the Youth Awards Fund to help us present all of these awards. And also to James Hogue with Pull-Do Trailers and his vendors, Redneck Trailer Supply and Greenville Steel, for donating the flatbed gooseneck trailer to be raffled off for the UBBI Youth Scholarship Fund.

At this year’s Youth Futurity Finale, 26 youth members entered 40 bulls into the competition. Baylee Burleson leads the standing with the top 2 bulls, #653 Flip Flop is #1 with $4380 in earnings and #23 Big Ox is #2 with $2612. In 3rd place is Calli Schmutz with bull #201 Mr. DJ with a total of $2156. This year’s Youth Finale will pay out 13 places.

Champions Crowned at the Black Gold Derby & Double Down Futurity

August 21st, 2014

David Floyd, Greg Simino and Casey Simino accept the Black Gold Derby Buckle and check for $20,000. Photo by Gautreau

The UBBI Black Gold Derby celebrated it’s 4th year in 2014 and once again some of the best 3 year old bulls in the industry gathered to see who would leave with the first place check of $20,000.  In addition to the Black Gold Derby, the event schedule also included the Double Down Futurity and Team competition again and added the Rhinestone Renegades Women’s UBBI Futurity event this year.

“The Black Gold Derby is a revolutionary concept allowing members to obtain a Lifetime or Lottery position in order to compete each year.  That created value!”, explained Randy Schmutz, general manager of the UBBI.  “By expanding the event to include the Double Down Futurity and Team competition we’ve increased that value and added more fun and excitement to the event this year and for year’s to come! We were very excited to add the Women’s Futurity this year as well.”

The UBBI Double Down Futurity allowed Black Gold Derby participants to “double down” by entering a futurity bull and paying another $1350 entry fee and a $300 Team entry fee. The Team competition was an added value, teaming a Derby and Futurity bull together and paying back 100% the $300 Team entry fees.  This year’s Team competition attracted 40 Derby/Futurity Teams and paid back $12,000 to the top 6 teams.

The weekend’s activities started on Thursday evening with a Breeder’s Reception and complimentary dinner

Randy Schmutz and Joy Hawks present (from left to right) Martha Kay Sanders, Michelle Cash and Megan Downer their Rhinestone Renegades champion Buckles. Photo by Gautreau

followed by the 2014 Black Gold Derby Lottery and Presentation of the Futurity & Derby bulls.

“This year we had a number of Lifetime positions become available,” explained Randy Schmutz.  “We decided to once again auction 2 of them and use those proceeds to help fund the awards for the UBBI Youth Futurity Finale. We placed the other Lifetime positions in the Lottery drawing and the first Lottery applicants drawn received a Lifetime spot.”

Tyson Barnes with Smokin B Land & Cattle purchased a Lifetime position and new member Betty Finnell also purchased a Lifetime position, both for $1000 raising $2000 for the Youth Finale awards.

Jailhouse Jr winning the Rhinestone Renegades Women's Futurity. Photo by Gautreau

Friday morning the Futurity competition got underway and 15 Rhinestone Renegades tied the knot in their flanks to determine which of the women would earn money at Locust Grove, Oklahoma.  Michelle Cash was given the opportunity to use Ricky Carpenter’s bull #262 Jailhouse Jr and placed first in the 1D bracket with a score of 86.5 points and earned $1012.  Sharon Carpenter who flanked B-B Bucking Bulls’ #2007, won second place in the 1D and picked up a check for $675. The Women’s Futurity competition is paid off as a 3D competition and the 2nd and 3rd D’s are determined by dropping 3 points from the #1 bull score for the 2D winners and another 3 points from that position to determine the 3D winners.

Placing 1st place in the 2D was Kansas teenager, Martha Kay Sanders who flanked bull #23 Shonuff and scoring 83.5 points, picked up the check for $607. Finishing 2nd in the 2D was a new Rhinestone Renegade member, Betty Finnell from Elk City, Oklahoma. Her bull #213 Freckles scored 83.5 points and won $405. The 3D winners were Megan Downer with bull #6 As Seen On TV with a score of 80.5. She won $405. And Karen Shaw with her bull #MLB20 Cutie Pie with a score of 77.5 points, winning $270.

The Rhinestone Renegades Women’s Futurity Finale will be hosted in Palestine, Texas on August 23rd. Eligible participants are any female contestant who has participated in a Rhinestone Renegades UBBI event during the 2014 season. Eligible bulls must have entered and competed as a two year old bull in a Rhinestone Renegades event.

Forty-one bulls participated in the Double Down Futurity and this year’s event paid out $41,000 and was divided

Red Rocket from Broken Arrow Farms winning the Double Down Futurity and $10,000. Photo by Gautreau

among the top 10 places. When the Oklahoma red dirt settled Broken Arrow Farms from Missouri collected a check for $10,000 for first place with bull #S232 Red Rocket, scoring 90 points. Red Rocket has earned $15,440 in UBBI cash with $5440 in UBBI Finals qualifier earnings and is currently ranked #9 in the standings. Bob Schaaf and Gene Baker were reserve champions with their bull #233 Duroc, scoring 88.5 points and earning $7130. Finishing in 3rd place was Sweet Emotion owned by Nathan Wolfe & Scott Cattle and rounding out the top 4 was Bull #111 from Parsons/Owens. Also earning checks were Jerry & Aaron Halpain; John & Sydnee Donaho; Wallgren/Komat/Barrett; On the Edge Bucking Bulls; Rocking R Bucking Bulls and Rafter 3S & Donaho.

This year’s Derby competition was considered one of the toughest all year with 84 of the top 3 year olds from across the country battling it out.  UBBI members from the United States and Canada gathered to see who had the best 3 year old.  With 84 entries, $84,000 was paid out with $20,000 going to the winner! The event paid 20 places.

Clever Kevin winning the Black Gold Derby. Photo by Gautreau

Forty-two 3 year old bulls started the competition on Friday night and at the end of the first performance it was bull #169 Clever Kevin from Simino/Floyd who posted a score of 88.75 points to lead the pack. Other top 5 bulls after the completion of the Friday night performance were #793T Decoded from Walker Bucking Stock; #140 Spring Fever from Dee Bland/Wolf Creek Cattle; #114 Midnight Bender from John McDonald and #117 Playgun from from Cord McCoy/2 Bit Bucking Bulls.

The action continued on Saturday afternoon with the remaining 42 bulls and it was a fight to the finish. Carpenter & Vongontard’s bull #CH126 Cowtown Rock set the pace as the fourth bull to buck on Saturday by posting a score of 88.5 points which ultimately placed him second overall. Other Top 5 performers on Saturday were bull #110 What A Burger from DAM Cattle Company; #1R4 Little Bit Rowdy from McConnell’s Bucking Cattle; #CH138 Cracker Jack from Carpenter & Hudgins and #1137 Cowbanger from Barrett & Prewitt.

When all was complete, Clever Kevin held onto 1st place and earned the check for $20,000 and Cowtown Rock was crowned the reserve champion with a score of 88.5 points and picked up a check for $12,000! See Complete Black Gold Results

The Team competition was really exciting with the pairings and the end results.  Participants had to designate their Team pairings before the start of the Futurity on Friday morning.  Broken Arrow Farms paired their futurity bull Red Rocket, who finished 1st in the Futurity with a score of 90 points, with Up North Cattle’s Derby bull Make It Here who finished 33rd with a score of 85.5 points, for a combined total of 175.75 points.  The team earned $3360.  In second place was Lumpy (6th/7th Futurity) from John & Sydnee Donaho and What A Burger (3rd/5th Derby) from DAM Cattle Company earning $2640 with a combined score of 174.25 points. Other team winners were Futurity bull #111 from Parsons/Owens with Derby bull Come On Baby from Cord McCoy/Tim Doughterty; Futurity bull Duroc from Schaaf/Baker and Derby bull California Kid from Dee Bland/Wolf Creek Cattle; Futurity bull Forco’s Dirty Little Secret from Wallgren/Komat/Barrett and Derby bull Little Jacob from Bean Counter Bucking Bulls and in 6th place was Futurity bull Scary Larry from Simino/Floyd and Derby bull Lester Gillis from Frontier/Folds/Ray/Strickland.

In other related news, it was disclosed that an age ineligible bull was entered to compete in the Black Gold Derby. After review it was confirmed and the bull was disqualified and entry fees were forfeited. The bull also competed in a regular season UBBI Derby event and won money. The bull was also disqualified from that event and prize money will be returned and distributed to eligible placing bulls.

It was a fun and exciting weekend!  With the Black Gold Derby, Double Down Futurity and Team Competition and Rhinestone Renegades Women’s Futurity, over $140,000 was awarded to UBBI members!

View Black Gold Derby Results

View Double Down Futurity Results

View Women’s Futurity Results

View Team Results

2014 Black Gold UBBI Derby Set For This Weekend

August 6th, 2014

This year’s Black Gold UBBI Derby contenders are some of the best 3 year old bulls in the business.  Eighty Four bulls from all over the country will converge upon the Sycamore Springs Ranch Arena to flex their muscles and see who comes out on top! Nine of the Top 15 Derby bulls in the UBBI standings will be competing.  This year’s event will also feature the Double Down Futurity, allowing breeders to pair up their best Futurity stars with their Black Gold Derby bulls and earn “Team Bonuses”! And the Rhinestone Renegades Women’s UBBI Futurity has been added to this year’s Black Gold Derby schedule.

The weekend’s activities will include a Breeder’s Reception & Free Dinner on Thursday at 5pm featuring a Calcutta and the 2015 Lottery Drawing for 25 Black Gold Derby positions at next year’s event.  As an added bonus, a number of Black Gold Derby Lifetime Positions will be auctioned off to the highest bidder and the proceeds will go to the UBBI Youth Futurity Finale Awards program.  In addition, several Black Gold Derby Lifetime Positions will be included in this year’s Lottery drawing as well.

The Rhinestone Renegades Women’s UBBI Futurity will kick things off on Friday morning at 10am. The Double Down Futurity will then follow and futurity awards will be immediately afterwards.  The 1st performance of the Black Gold Derby will feature 42 bulls at 7:30pm on Friday night. Sycamore Springs Ranch will host the Official After Party on Friday night with live entertainment inside the Mule Barn at Sycamore Springs Ranch.

The weekend will continue on Saturday at 12 noon (new time) with the remaining derby bulls followed by the Black Gold Derby Awards and Double Down Futurity Team Bonus award and buckle presentations!

Admission to the Black Gold Derby and Double Down Futurity performances is free and everyone is invited to attend!

Click HERE For Complete Schedule of Events

Click HERE to View the Derby Draw

Click HERE to View the Rhinestone Renegades Futurity Draw

Click HERE to View the Double Down Futurity Draw

Cranky Cat Cranks It Up in Roswell, New Mexico

July 31st, 2014

The UBBI once again produced an All Region Qualifier in Roswell, New Mexico on July 25th and 26th at the Eastern New Mexico State Fairgrounds.  The event was hosted by Marc Andrus who produces the bull riding as a memorial for his son Jesse Andrus and his friend Mike Hillman.  Jesse and Mike were tragically killed in an accident while rodeoing in April of 2010.  The first Jesse Andrus & Mike Hillman Memorial Bull Riding was held that summer in July of 2010.  Proceeds from the event have been awarded to High School Rodeo athletes in the form of scholarships each year.  Almost $40,000 in college assistance has been presented to area High School students since the start of the event.

“This is the second year in a row that Marc Andrus has allowed us to produce a UBBI competition in conjunction with his event and we were especially excited to see the large number of entries this year,” stated Randy Schmutz, the general manager of the UBBI.  ”Marc has hosted a Don Gay Bull Riding event in Roswell for the past 4 years. This event gives members in the Region system an opportunity to qualify for the UBBI National Finals!”

This year’s Roswell attracted 40 Derby, 18 Classic and 37 Futurity entries for a total of 95 bulls.  Members from 9 different states and 5 different Regions participated.

Bad Tatoo, owned by Folds/Strickland/Nelson/Ray/Melton performing at the 2014 Spring Spectacular. Bad Tatoo won 3rd place in the UBBI Classic in Roswell, New Mexico. Photo by Gautreau

The Derby had 40 entries and paid 8 places.  Nothin’ But Try Ranch’s bull #SC125 Cranky Cat cranked it up a notch an posted a 91 point score to win the event and $2760. Charley Morrison, owner of 3CM Cattle Company hauled bull #1136 Gangster Bucks from Weatherford, Texas to win 2nd place with a score of 89.5 points. In third place was bull JF100 from Wilson/Fletcher scoring 87.75 points and in fourth place was Bean Counter Bucking Bulls with bull #-28 Whiskey Tango Foxtrot with a score of 87.5 points. Other UBBI members placing in the money were Bean Counter Bucking Bulls; Barker Bulls; Martinez Bucking Bulls and BP Cattle.

The Futurity on Saturday morning attracted 37 bulls and the trip all the way from Missouri paid off for Larry McConnell. McConnell’s Bucking Cattle brought futurity bull #A274 and won 1st place in the Futurity with a score of 87.25 points and earned $2106. Mike Rawson/Chase Foutch had the second place bull #125 who scored 86.5 points. Splitting 3rd and 4th place was bull #282 from Gary Hatchett and bull #6 As Seen On TV from Chris Downer, both scoring 85.5 points. Gary Hatchett also had the 5th place bull and Desert Orchid Ranch from Arizona split 6th and 7th place with two of their bulls.

Even though there were only 18 bulls in the Classic the event was extremely tough.  Bull #103 Clayton from Chumley Cattle Company put up a score of 88.5 points to win 1st place and $2587. In second place was bull S015 Pinto Bean from Mike Rawson with a score of 87.75 points and finishing 3rd place in the money was bull #055 Bad Tatoo from Folds/Strickland/Nelson/Ray/Melton scoring 87.25 points.

Marc Andrus and the UBBI would like to thank everyone who participated! We all look forward to next year in Roswell.

See COMPLETE RESULTS

Entries Continue to Be Strong at UBBI Events

July 24th, 2014

With only a few events remaining on the 2014 UBBI schedule, entries continue to be strong. At the event in Palestine, Texas on July 18th and 19th almost 200 bulls were entered for competition. Specifically there were 60 Derby, 33 Classic, 49 Youth Futurity and 54 Futurity entries for a total of 196 bulls!

“All I can say is. . . . ‘Wow!’,” stated Randy Schmutz, the general manager of the UBBI. “It’s really exciting to see the number of bulls being entered and competing in July and to see the number of new members joining our organization and being successful!”

Dee Bland with his daughter accepting the buckle for the Derby win. Photo by Gautreau

Speaking of new members, Dee Bland along with partners, Wolfe Creek Cattle brought two new derby bulls and placed 1st and 4th. Bull #104 Spring Fever posted a score of 90 points to win the derby competition and earned a check for $3450. Bull #110 What-A-Burger finished 2nd with a score of 88.75 points. Moss Brothers returned to action with bull #626 Hard Time and scored 88 points to finish in 3rd place. Dee Bland & Wolfe Creek Cattle won 4th with a score of 87.75 points with bull #118 California Kid. Other members earning checks were Dale Glory/David Bailey; Rocking R Bucking Bulls; Chase Foutch/Duane Brinehold; Casey Courmier; Martinez Bucking Bulls; Tom Peterson and Ace of Spades.

The event continued on Saturday morning with a record number of Youth Futurity entries. A total of 28 different Youth members participated with 49 different bulls. The Youth Futurity rules state that the youth participant has to flank his or her bull, but can be assisted by a parent or guardian. The UBBI decided to try something new and instead of allowing a parent or guardian to assist, all youth participants were helped by a UBBI staff person and UBBI member (stock contractor).

“We wanna give these kids an opportunity to flank these bulls and experience that sense of accomplishment and gain confidence in what they’re doing,” explained Randy Schmutz. “The kids wanna learn to do this on their own and I could see that they all enjoyed themselves!”

Baylee Burleson has enjoyed success in the Youth Futurity Series and posted another win with bull #653 Flip Flop, scoring 89.75 points and winning $1764. She also placed 2nd with bull #23 Big Ox with a score of 88.5 points. Baylee’s brother, Blaine Burleson placed 3rd with bull #02 Lone Ranger with a score of 88 points. Finishing in 4th place was Brandon Stewart with bull #243, scoring 87.75 points. And splitting 4th and 5th place were Two Brothers Bucking Bulls (Westin & Orin Cobb) with bull #260 Blessed and Jacquelyn Williamson with bull #293 Flash Back. Both bulls posted scores of 86.5 points. Other youth members earning checks were Logan Flip, Wolfe Boys Bucking Bulls, Quin McCoy and Grace Stinet. (Click HERE for related Youth Futurity Story)

Bull #231 Yes Sir owned by Leschyshyn & 4G Ranch winning the Futurity. Photo by Gautreau

The UBBI Open Futurity followed with 54 entries and it took at least 87.5 points to be in the money. Curtis Leschyshyn & 4G Ranch answered the call with bull #231 Yes Sir with a score of 90 points to win the event and $3861. Bull #233 Duroc owned by Bob Schaaf/Gene Baker finished 2nd with a score of 89.5 points. In 3rd place was 4K Bulls bull #119 The Lunatic, scoring 89 points. And rounding out the top 4 was bull #275 Buckley from Cord McCoy/Lesko Livestock. Finishing in the top 10 were Rocky Mountain High from Dennis & Jan Ownens; Sweet Emotion from Nathan Wolfe & Scott Cattle; Bull 111 from Parsons/Owens; Arnie from KB Bulls/McVak Bulls/Gene Baker; Lumpy from John and Sydney Donaho and Legit Stuff from Justin Massey/4G Ranch.

The Wayne Hodges 4 Star Trailer Futurity Super Series was also decided at the event. Bull #291 Rocky Mountain High took the lead away from bull #77 Murff and edged out bull #302 Sweet Emotion from Nathan Wolfe and Scott Cattle to win one year’s use of a brand new 4 Star aluminum trailer from Wayne & Chris Hodges. First and Second place was only separated by 9 points. Rocky Mountain High won a total of $3990 in Super Series Bonus Money.

On Saturday night the weekend wrapped up with an exceptional round of Classic bulls. The top 8 bulls posted scores of 88 points or better. When the dust settled it was bull #902 Little Z from Martinez/Chism

The Martinez & Chism families winning the Classic in Palestine. Photo by Gautreau

Bulls with a whopping score of 91.25 points winning the event and $2576. Finishing 2nd was bull #CB05 Camo from Dustin Denning/Sonny Butcher with a score of 89.75 points. Splitting  third and fourth place was bull #906 from Jimmy Ray and Tracker owned by DAM Cattle Company, both scoring 89.25 points. Bull #-5 Live Action owned by Travis Medve/Brandon Stewart and bull #055 Bad Tatoo owned by Folds/Strickland/Nelson/Ray/Melton both split 5th and 6th place with scores of 88.75 points.

Click HERE For Complete Results

UBBI Youth Futurity Has Record Number of Entries

July 24th, 2014

There’s no denying that the youth is the backbone and the future! And that is the case with our bucking bull industry as well. And it looks like our future is in good hands!

“It is so rewarding to see the look on the faces of these kids when they flank these bulls and watch ‘em perform,” exclaimed Randy Schmutz, the general manager of the UBBI. “You can see that they want these bulls to do good and to see the competitiveness in our youth is really exciting for us!”

Bull #653 Flip Flop from Baylee Burleson winning the Youth Futurity. Photo by Gautreau

At the July UBBI Youth Futurity event, 28 different youth members entered 49 bulls. Entry fees are $275 and the event pays 1 place for every 3 bulls entered and ultimately paid 16 places. First place paid $1764 and sixteenth place paid $294.

“Our Youth Futurity rules state that the youth participant has to flank the bull, but can be assisted by a parent or guardian,” explained Schmutz. “We tried something new at the July youth event and I really believe the kids liked it! Instead of a parent or guardian assisting the kids, we allowed a UBBI staff person and a UBBI member (stock contractor) to assist. Every youth participant was helped equally and I could tell the kids really enjoyed the experience!”

Baylee Burleson has enjoyed success in the Youth Futurity Series and posted another win with bull #653 Flip Flop, scoring 89.75 points and winning $1764. She also placed 2nd with bull #23 Big Ox with a score of 88.5 points. Baylee’s brother, Blaine Burleson placed 3rd with bull #02 Lone Ranger with a score of 88 points. Finishing in 4th place was Brandon Stewart with bull #243, scoring 87.75 points. And splitting 4th and 5th place were Two Brothers Bucking Bulls (Westin & Orin Cobb) with bull #260 Blessed and Jacquelyn Williamson with bull #293 Flash Back. Both bulls posted scores of 86.5 points. Other youth members earning checks were Logan Flip, Wolfe Boys Bucking Bulls, Quin McCoy and Grace Stinet.

Baylee Burleson with her brother, Blaine accepting the buckle at the July UBBI Youth Futurity event. Photo by Gautreau

The next UBBI Youth Futurity Series event will be the Youth Series Finale on August 23rd in Palestine, Texas. Any UBBI Youth Member who has entered a bull into a 2014 UBBI Youth event is eligible to enter. Eligible bulls for the Youth Finale will be any bull that has participated at a 2014 UBBI Youth Futurity Series event. Entries for the Youth Finale will open Monday, July 28th and close on Monday, August 11th.

Click HERE for Complete Youth Futurity Results

Entries Open for UBBI Event in New Mexico

July 14th, 2014
The UBBI will host an All Region Qualifier in Roswell, New Mexico on July 25th and 26th at the Eastern New Mexico State Fairgrounds.  The event will be hosted by Marc Andrus who produces the bull riding as a memorial for his son Jesse Andrus and his friend Mike Hillman.  Jesse and Mike were tragically killed in an accident while rodeoing in April of 2010.  The first Jesse Andrus & Mike Hillman Memorial Bull Riding was held that summer in July of 2010.  Proceeds from the event have been awarded to High School Rodeo athletes in the form of scholarships each year.  Over $40,000 in college assistance has been presented to area High School students since the start of the event.
“This is a great event and we are especially excited to be a part of it again in 2014,” stated Randy Schmutz, the general manager of the UBBI.  ”Marc has hosted a Don Gay Bull Riding event there for the past 4 years and added a UBBI event last year to give the members in the Western Region an opportunity to qualify for the UBBI National Finals!”
This year’s event will once again feature a Futurity, a Derby and a Classic.  Money won will count in each individual UBBI member’s region toward qualifying for the 2014 UBBI National Finals in Kansas.
Entries are NOW OPEN and will close on Friday, July 18th!

New Names Added To Winners List at Palestine

July 7th, 2014

With only a few events remaining on this year’s UBBI schedule, entries remain strong. At the June installment of the Battle of the Bull UBBI event in Palestine, Texas there were 179 total entries. In each of the four categories (Derby, Classic, Youth Futurity, Futurity) there were new names at the top of the winners list!

Bull #-5 Live Action from Medve/Stewart winning the Classic event. Photo by Gautreau

With 54 Derby entries, the top 3 finishers were bull #134 Big D from Ace of Spades with a score of 91.25 points; bull #571 Back Spin from Mutt Neuman with a score of 90 points and bull #C112 Energy Too from Cude Bucking Bulls with a score of 88.75 points. Big D from Ace of Spades earned $3352.

The competition continued on Saturday morning with the UBBI Youth Futurity Series with 43 different youth bulls. Winning 1st place was Baylee Burleson with her bull #113 Big Worm with score of 86.5 points and earning a check for $1596. Finishing in 2nd place was bull #258 Hyper Jalapeno from Two Brothers/Orinn Cobb with a score of 85.75 points. And finishing in 3rd place was #23 Big Ox from Baylee Burleson with a score of 85.75 points.

The Futurity attracted 56 two year old bulls and DAM Cattle Company’s bull #Y4 posted the highest score of 89.75 points and earned $2646. In second was Nathan Wolfe’s bull #302 Sweet Emotion with a score of 89. And splitting 3rd and 4th place with scores of 88 points each were bull #132 Freckle Juice from Brooke Beiter and bull #1206 from Aduddell/Owens.

The Classic wrapped up the weekend’s competition on Saturday night with 26 bulls. Travis Medve and Brandon Stewart just purchased bull #-5 Live Action and capitalized on that purchase by winning 1st place with a score of 90.5 points and earned a check for $2156. Bull #902 Little Z from Martinez/Chism Bull Company placed 2nd with a score of 89.5 points. Finishing in 3rd place was DAM Cattle Company’s bull #013 Tracker with a score of 89.25 points.

The next scheduled UBBI event will be in Palestine, Texas on July 18th and 19th. Also check out the MBBA Co-Sanctioned Events

See COMPLETE RESULTS

UBBI Bulls Showed Their Stuff at the Show-Me Shoot Out

June 19th, 2014

The United Bucking Bulls, Inc produced it’s first event in the state of Missouri with the help of Larry & Tyler McConnell and it was a roaring success! A total of 155 different bulls competed in Springfield in the Derby (3 year olds), Classic (4 year olds), Women’s Futurity (2 year olds) and Futurity classes.  UBBI members from 14 different states and from as far away as Minnesota, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Indiana, Idaho and Colorado competed for their share of National and Regional Points.

Bull #186 Make It Here from Up North Cattle Company winning the Derby. Photo by Gautreau

“We were very, very pleased with the turn out and the number of bulls that participated in Springfield,” stated Randy Schmutz, general manager of the UBBI. “Larry and Tyler McConnell did a great job hosting the event and worked extra hard at making sure all the little details were taken care of before, during and after the event! We look forward to returning to Springfield and seeing it become one of the favorite stops for our UBBI members!”

The Show-Me Shoot Out was a UBBI All Region Qualifier and allowed members who lived both in and outside the Northern Region to earn Regional Points toward qualifying for the UBBI National Finals to be held in September in Kansas.

Randy Schmutz explained, “The Springfield event is in the Northern Region. If a member lives in the Northwest, Western, Midwest or Eastern Region and traveled to the Show-Me Shoot Out and won money there, that money would count in their National and Regional standings as qualifier money toward the National Finals!”

Competing at the All Region Qualifier proved to be a good decision for Up North Cattle Company and Will & Irene Moyer from Minnesota. Their bull #186 Make It Here proved that the state of Minnesota is more than the land of 10,000 lakes.

Will & Irene Moyer accepting the Tres Rios Silver Championship buckle from Randy Schmutz. Photo by Gautreau

Make It Here posted a score of 90.75 points to win 1st place and a check for $3041. Money won at the Show-Me Shoot Out moved Up North Cattle Company’s bull all the way to 14th in the National Standings and 2nd in the Northern Region standings.

Finishing in second place was Bean Counter Bucking Bulls #153 Little Jacob with a score of 89 points. Little Jacob, owned by Amber Ludtke is currently in the Top 5 in the National Derby Standings. The third place bull in the Derby at Springfield belonged to DAM Cattle Company (John Donaho & Jim Murff). Bull #110 What A Burger, proved what a burger should be with a score of 88.25 points. The “show me” state of Missouri was represented by winning 4th place with bull #CP11 Coy, from the Center Point Ranch, who are headquartered outside of Fair Grove, Missouri. Other Top 10 finishers included Rockin R Bucking Bulls (OK), McConnells Bucking Cattle (MO), Foutch/Breinholt (TX), Cord McCoy/Tim Dougherty (OK & MO) and Double H Cattle Co (OK).

Action continued on Saturday morning with the Rhinestone Renegades Women’s Futurity and 27 two year old bulls in the competition. The Women’s Futurity is conducted under the 3D Payoff format. Once the scores are official, from the 1st place score each D is separated by 3 points. In other words, 1st place was 86.5 points, winning the 1D, 83.5 points would win the 2D and 80.5 points would win the 1D.

From left to right Tyler McConnell, Penny Parsons (3D winner), Joy Hawks with Rhinestone Renegades, Kylee Donaho (1D winner), Megan Downer (2D winnner) and Larry McConnell. Photo by Gautreau

Kylee Donaho has only been flanking a short time, but she proved she could be cool, calm and collected under pressure. She won the 1D with her bull #218 with a score of 86.5 points and picked up the buckle and a check for $1518. Chelsea Cobble/Robert Williams split second and third place in the 1D with a scores of 86 points, both winning $759. The 2D champion was Megan Downer with her bull 68Z, scoring 83.25 points and winning the 2D buckle and a prize money check for $911. Finishing 2nd in the 2D was 14 year old Calli Schmutz, scoring 82.5 points with bull #2 and in third place was Nicole Porter with a score of 82.25 points. The 3D bracket was won by Penny Parsons from Tennessee, scoring 80.25 points with bull #115. She also won the 3D buckle and $607 in prize money. Sasha Robinson from Missouri finished 2nd in the 3D and in third place was Irene Moyer with Up North Cattle Company from Minnesota.

Rockin R Buckin Bulls #Z26 Acting Crazy winning the Futurity. Photo by Gautreau

There were 51 bulls in the Futurity class and the competition was extremely tight with the top 2 separated by only .75 of a point and the top  4 scores only seperated by 1.5 points. Chad Ramer’s Rockin R Buckin Bulls bull #Z26 Acting Crazy was crazy good and put up an 88.75 point score to win 1st place and $2524. Acting Crazy had already won almost $2800 prior to the Show-Me Shoot Out and now has a total of $5288 and is currently in 9th place in the National Standings. Chase Foutch & Mike Rawson’s bull #121 continued his winning ways in Missouri by placing 2nd with a score of 88 points.  Bull #121 has won over $3200 in qualifying dollars, placing him 16th in the National Standings and also won $10,000 at this year’s Gold Standard Futurity for a total of $13,237 in UBBI cash! Wolfe Rodeo & DC and Kilgore Bucking Stock split 3rd and 4th place with bulls Western Justice and Double Dose, both scoring 87.25 points.

The Classic competitions at every event this season just seem to get better and better and the bulls seem to be getting ranker and ranker! But at the Show-Me Shoot Out one bull stood tall against the rest of the field. DAM Cattle Company’s bull #17 Crazy Horse put up a score of 90.75 points to win 1st place ahead of Kilgore Bucking Stock’s bull #-5 Live Action who produced a score of 88.75 points.

Bull #17 Crazy Horse, owned by DAM Cattle Company showing his stuff in the Classic. Photo by Gautreau

“It’s really exciting to see these bulls come through our events as 2 year olds, and then 3 year olds and finally to the ‘big boy’ class in the 4 year old competition,” explained Schmutz. “The size and strength and power that we see these 4 year olds have is really amazing! It was quite a show to see these bulls strut their stuff on Saturday night!”

Finishing in 3rd place was bull #55 Bad Tatoo from Folds/Strickland/Nelson/Ray/Melton scoring 88.5 points and in fourth place was DAM Cattle Company’s bull #13 Tracker with a score of 88.25 points. And splitting 5th and 6th place were bulls Justified and Fire Bender from Allen Teller (Idaho) and Mike Trimble (Indiana). Every bull in the top 6 was marked by at least one judge 22 points or higher!

At the conclusion of the Classic on Saturday night, the bull riding contestant with the highest aggregate ride score was given a special opportunity.

Ronnie Kichens bucking off the bounty bull "For Sale" owned by McConnells Bucking Cattle and Kenny Vaught. Photo by Gautreau

A chance to conquer the 2013 UBBI Classic World Champion bull “For Sale” owned by McConnnells Bucking Cattle and Kenny Vaught. A successful effort on For Sale would result in a $1000 bonus to the cowboy. A Hollywood movie could not of done a better job of scripting the ending to this glorious Saturday evening performance. The 2013 Don Gay Bull Riding Champion Ronnie Kichens against the 2013 UBBI World Champion Classic Bull. But it was only 2.10 seconds later that Kichens was on the ground. The judges both marked For Sale a whopping 23.5 points. What a bull!

The Show-Me Shoot Out was held at the Darr Ag Center which is a part of the Missouri State University and they did a great job with the facility and the Pinegar Arena was  a perfect setting for the event. Hats off to McConnells Bucking Cattle and their staff for all the hard work and for putting on such a great event! We all look forward to next year!

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New Move to Ada a Success For UBBI

June 3rd, 2014

Casey Simino & David Floyd winning the Red River Chute-Out Derby. Pictured with Greg Simino and Randy Schmutz. Photo by Gautreau

Sometimes a “new” move is a good move and sometimes it’s a great move! In the case of moving the Red River Chute-Out from Shawnee, Oklahoma to it’s new home in Ada, Oklahoma. . . . .it was a great move!

“It’s always exciting for us when we can offer our members more,” stated Randy Schmutz, general manager of the UBBI. “Not only is the facility better for our event, the community got involved and we had good crowds inside the Pontotoc County Agriplex! We’re looking forward to growing this event into one of the biggest events on our schedule!”

The event attracted 201 different bulls, in four different categories, including a Youth Futurity (see story on Youth Results), Futurity, Derby and Classic. The Derby kicked off the weekend’s activities with 61 three year old bulls competing and the event paid 13 places.  Casey Simino, together with partners David Floyd and Heath Breaux were very successful, grabbing both the 1st and 2nd place checks. Bull #114 Jethro 114 owned by Simino & Floyd posted a score of 90 points, earning a 1st place check totaling $3565. Simino & Breaux picked up the 2nd place check for $2673 with bull #110 Iceberg Slim, scoring 89.5 points. The total haul for both bulls was $6238. Finishing in 3rd place was bull #107 Come On Baby owned by Cord McCoy/Tim Dougherty, scoring 88.75 points and in 4th place was bull #56Y owned by Cheyenne Owens.  Other top ten finishers included Duaine Briehholt/Chase Foutch; Gerry Byrn; DAM Cattle Co; Carpenter & Hudgins; Ludtke Bucking Bulls and Rockin R Bucking Bulls.

Saturday morning came early and started with the Youth Futurity. Twenty UBBI Youth Members competed with 34 different two year old bulls. Fourteen year old Calli Schmutz won 1st place with bull #201 Mr DJ, posting a score of 87.25 points and winning $1386. Click HERE for complete story.

Bull #270 Last Nerve Cutt owned by Northcutt/Cooper winning the Red River Chute-Out Futurity. Photo by Gautreau

The Red River Chute-Out was the 2nd of 3 stops on this year’s Wayne Hodges 4 Star Trailers UBBI Futurity Super Series. Seventy-two 2 year old bulls showed up to compete with 24 of them Super Series eligible. Those 24 bulls were eligible to earn their share of an additional $5700 in Super Series bonus money. Northcutt/Cooper Bucking Bulls edged out John & Sydnee Donaho  and DAM Cattle Company for the the Futurity win with their bull #270 Last Nerve Cutt, scoring 89 points and earning $4446. John & Sydnee’s bull #25 Lumpy and DAM Cattle Company’s bull #77 Murff both scored 88.75 points to split 2nd and 3rd place.  Both bulls won $2808 and an additional $1995 each in Super Series cash, for a total haul of $4803 each.  Finishing 4th was bull #6 owned by Marty Foutch/Jeff Ott with a score of 88.5 points.  Others finishing in the top 10 included Oakes/Green/Moss (Super Series Bonus Winner); Wolfe Rodeo & DC Cattle; Owens & Short Creek (Super Series Bonus Winner); Mike Rawson/Chase Foutch; Jenkins Cattle Company; TD Cattle and Barrett/Wallgren/Komant.

Casey Northcutt and family accepting the buckle for the Futurity win. Photo by Gautreau

The Classic bulls showed up on Saturday night and it’s always “game on”! Thirty-one 4 year old bulls competed in Ada and bull #001 Smooth Operator owned by Rockin Rafter P Ranch, was more than smooth and beat the field by a full one point margin. Smooth Operator posted a score of 88.75 points, winning $2495. Finishing 2nd with a score of 87.75 points was DAM Cattle Company’s bull #017 Crazy Horse. Bull #055 Bad Tattoo owned by Folds/Strickland/Nelson/Ray/Melton placed 3rd and bull #040 from McConnells Bucking Cattle finished out the top 4.  Other winners included Allen Teller; DAM Cattle Company and Danny Reagan.

Rockin Rafter P Ranch's bull #001 Smooth Operator wins the Classic at the Red River Chute-Out. Photo by Gautreau

The UBBI staff would like to thank Jr Grissom and the management and staff of the Pontotoc County Agriplex for going above and beyond to make our first year a success. Also a huge thank you to Dennis & Jan Owens and John Donaho for their help in putting the wheels underneath the “new” Red River Chute-Out!

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