UBBI Implements New Silver Select Payout for Futurity Events

March 9th, 2016

silver select

The United Bucking Bulls, Inc has always been on the cutting edge of new ideas to enhance the bucking bull industry! The Gold Standard Futurity & Black Gold Derby were the first events to offer ownership in positions to compete for bigger purses! The Wayne Hodges 4 Star Trailers Futurity Super Series offers additional bonus money and the use of a new aluminum trailer! In keeping with those cutting edge ideas, the UBBI has announced it’s new Silver Select Futurity payout.

“We’re excited about this new Silver Select payout,” stated Randy Schmutz, the general manager of the UBBI. “It adds to the number of paid positions at every UBBI Futurity event (except the Gold Standard & UFL futurities) and gives a larger number of participants a chance to win money!”

Entry fees at regular season UBBI futurity events will increase from $450 to $500 for the remainder of the 2016 season. The $50 will create the Silver Select payout and be paid back 100%!

For example, at a futurity with 60 bulls entered, we will continue to pay 1 place for every 5 bulls entered, thus the top 12 placing bulls would earn a check toward qualifying for the UBBI National Finals. The forty-eight remaining bulls would be eligible for the Silver Select payout (60 bulls x $50 = $3,000 paid 100%). Dividing those 48 bulls, 1 place for every 5 bulls, the Silver Select would then pay the next 9 bulls. Silver Select winnings will NOT count as qualifier dollars toward UBBI National Finals or UBBI Futurity World Title.

“This is another way for members to enter and win with bulls that are just out of those regular paid positions,” explained Schmutz. “I’m confident this adds value to our futurity system and keeps it simple for everyone to understand and also provides a return to more of our members!”

The Silver Select payout will begin at the Boston Porter Memorial Bull Riding UBBI event in Palestine, Texas on March 18-19.

UBBI Futurity Super Series Begins in Palestine, Texas on March 19th

March 9th, 2016

SUPER SERIES with Wayne Hodges

The UBBI has revised it’s Super Series Schedule to begin March 19th in Palestine, Texas during the Boston Porter Memorial Bull Riding UBBI event. Once again in 2016, UBBI members can once again make their bulls Super Series eligible by paying an additional “one time” $300 entry fee (100% payback) at time of entry into the first of 3 selected UBBI Futurity Super Series events this season. Super Series bonus money will be paid back to the Top 4 Super Series enrolled bulls at each one of the three selected futurities including the Spring Spectacular in April, the Red River Chute Out in April and the Battle of the Bull event in July. At these three futurities, Super Series bonus money will be paid out in addition to regular event earnings!

$4,000 to 1st*    $3,000 to 2nd*    $2,000 to 3rd*    $1,000 to 4th*

(Based on 100 Super Series entries @ $300)

If one bull wins first place at ALL three Super Series futurities, that bull will be crowned the ”Super Series Champion” and win an additional $100,000 in Super Series Bonus cash.  The Super Series “High Point” Champion will once again win one year’s use of a Wayne Hodges 4 Star Aluminum trailer.  Each Super Series enrolled bull will earn 1 point for every bull he beats at each of the 3 Super Series Futurities.  The single bull with the most Super Series points will be crowned the Super Series “High Point” Champion!

This Series is simple and easy to follow and will enhance all three futurities. In 2016, when you enter your bulls, prior to entries closing for the Spring Spectacular, you simply circle “Super Series” on the entry form and pay an additional  ”one time” $300 Super Series entry fee per bull enrolled. The top placing “Super Series” eligible bulls will share $10,000* at each event. You don’t have to name your bull or pay the $300 Super Series entry fee until entries open for the Spring Spectacular.

2016 Super Series Events:

Boston Porter Memorial  *  Palestine, Texas  *  March 19

Red River Chute Out  *  Ada, Oklahoma  *  April 23

Battle of the Bull  *  Palestine, TX  * July 16

UBBI Rock N Bull Series Concludes in Mineral Wells

February 9th, 2016

Denny McCoy and his champion bull Opus continued their winning ways to kick

#Tc 302 Opus winning the Derby. Photo by Gautreau

#Tc 302 Opus winning the Derby. Photo by Gautreau

off the 2016 UBBI season! Bull #Tc 302 Opus, picked up right where he left off as the 2015 UBBI Futurity World Champion Bull by winning the Derby event at the Rock N Bull Series event in Mineral Wells, Texas with a score of 89.25 points and pocketed $2,898. The top 2 spots in the Derby were held by

Denny McCoy accepting the Tres Rios buckle for the Derby win. Photo by Gautreau

Denny McCoy accepting the Tres Rios buckle for the Derby win. Photo by Gautreau

McCoy Ranches bred bucking bulls with Cord McCoy & Kevin Graber placing second with bull #307 Ice Breaker, scoring 88.75 points. Oklahoma breeders seem to dominate the Derby with Rockin R Bucking Bulls’ (Chad Ramer/David Findley) #A19 Bezerk placing 3rd with a score of 88.25 points. Rounding out the top 4 was bull #3706 from Tony Doughtie/Chase Foutch with a score of 88 points.

Ropckin R Bucking Bulls wins the Classic with #Z26 Acting Crazy. Photo by Gautreau

Ropckin R Bucking Bulls wins the Classic with #Z26 Acting Crazy. Photo by Gautreau

It’s interesting that Opus and bull #3706 both dominated the standings last year as futurity bulls, finishing 1st and 5th respectively. Ice Breaker won a total of $945 last year and finished 86th and Bezerk had no UBBI Futurity earnings!

“Watching these bulls progress from year to year is always interesting and exciting,” stated Randy Schmutz, general manager of the UBBI. “To see some bulls come out of no where and begin to make their presence known as a Derby or Classic bull makes the bucking bull industry so fun!”

It can be said that the same thing happened in the Classic on Saturday night in Mineral Wells! Last year’s UBBI Derby World Champion bull #Z26 Acting Crazy won his maiden Classic event with a score of 88 points, beating 19 other 4 year old bulls and earning $2,300! Finishing 2nd was a new bull from S/J Cattle Company, bull #2739 Flat Top Pete with a score of 87.5 points. In third place was bull #274 Blood Brother, owned by Ray Cattle Company, with a score of 86.5 points. And receiving the fourth place check, from Illinois, was bull #121 Thunder Kat owned by Tommy Scates/Half Diamond T LLC.

Stormy Foster accepting the buckle for the Futurity win and girlfriend Nikki Cunningham getting the check. Photo by Gautreau

Stormy Foster accepting the buckle for the Futurity win and girlfriend Nikki Cunningham getting the check. Photo by Gautreau

The futurity featured 59 two year old bulls and paid out 11 places. Bull #411 Pat’s Pride, owned by Stormy Foster/Terry Williams, was the second bull to perform on Saturday morning and set the bar for everyone else to jump over. Pat’s Pride, raised by Pat White of Louisiana, posted a score of 89 points and the other bulls were unable to surpass the mark! Stormy Foster/Terry Williams earned

Futurity champion bull #411 Pat's Pride. Photo by Gautreau

Futurity champion bull #411 Pat’s Pride. Photo by Gautreau

$2,788. Finishing in second place with a score of 87.75 points was bull #496 from Diamond S Bucking Bulls, followed by 3rd place finisher, bull #411 Kickin Butt from 2C Bucking Bulls/Hookin W with a score of 86.5 points. The fourth place bull was #411 Top Line from Tom Peterson/Peggy VanCleve, scoring 86 points.

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UBBI Kicks Off 2016 Season in New Venue

February 8th, 2016
Nathan Doss, owner of winning Futurity bull #141 Creed accepting the Tres Rios buckle. Photo by Gautreau

Nathan Doss, owner of winning Futurity bull #141 Creed accepting the Tres Rios buckle. Photo by Gautreau

The 2016 UBBI season kicked off it’s schedule in Mineral Wells, Texas with the Rock ‘N Bull Series. The first of of 2 new events was held on January 22nd and 23rd! This is a new indoor venue at the Palo Pinto County Livestock Association Arena just north of Highway 180. The first event of the year attracted 42 Derby bulls, 22 Classic bulls and 84 Futurity bulls for a total of 148 entries!

“It’s always exciting for us to get a new year started on the right foot,” stated

Bull #313 Bear Claw from Bland/Dodson winning Derby. Photo by Gautreau

Bull #313 Bear Claw from Bland/Dodson winning Derby. Photo by Gautreau

Randy Schmutz, the general manager of the UBBI. “We had some new members and watched some new bulls perform in Mineral Wells, and I must say it already looks like there are gonna be some tough bulls competing again this year!”

The Derby was filled with tons of talent from our two year old class from a year ago. Although bull #313 Bear Claw did not win any money as a UBBI Futurity bull, he redeemed himself as a Derby contender by winning the event with a score of 89.5 points and earned $2898. Bull #309 One Boot from Path of Grace/Lonnie and

Futurity Champion Bull #141 Creed. Photo by Gautreau

Futurity Champion Bull #141 Creed. Photo by Gautreau

Amy Austin placed second with a score of 88.5 points. Scott Cattle Company’s bull #323 Biker Bob landed in the #3 spot with a score of 87.75 points and in 4th place was the 2015 Gold Standard Futurity champion bull #12A Tugco from Owens/Tuggle. The top 8 bulls earned a check.

The Futurity competition welcomed 84 bulls and the race was on to see who was gonna step out and be the best bull of the first futurity event of the season. Nathan Doss from east Texas, entered 2 bulls and placed first and fourth. Bull #141 Creed scored 88.75 points to win 1st place, earning $3402. In a close second place position was UTC (Mike Sellers) bull #263 with a score of 88 points and in third place was John Donaho’s bull #419, scoring

Rooster Gilstrap accepting the Tres Rios buckle for the win in the Classic with bull #231Z Packin Heat from D&H Cattle/Buck Cattle. Photo by Gautreau

Rooster Gilstrap accepting the Tres Rios buckle for the win in the Classic with bull #231Z Packin Heat from D&H Cattle/Buck Cattle. Photo by Gautreau

87.75 points. Finishing fourth was Doss’ second entry, bull #144. With 84 futurity entries the event paid 16 places.

The Classic bulls really put on a show on Saturday night with 22 bulls competing for 4 places in the payout! Bull 231Z Packin Heat from D&H Cattle/Buck Cattle posted whopping 90.75 point score to win 1st place and $2530. OK Corralis/D&H Cattle followed that up with a 2nd place finish with bull #255 Criminal Mind, scoring 89.25 points. In 3rd place was bull #232 Black Cat from RU Bucking Bulls with a score of 86.5 points and finishing in the 4th place spot was DAM Cattle Company’s bull #Y4, scoring 87.25 points.

This is the first of 2 events as a part of the Rock N Bull Series in Mineral Wells, Texas. The next Rock N Bull event will be held on February 5th and 6th.

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Wayne Hodges 4 Star Trailers Futurity Super Series Begins in Palestine March 19

February 8th, 2016
#29A Magic Maker from D&H Cattle/Flinn. Photo by Gautreau

#29A Magic Maker from D&H Cattle/Flinn. Photo by Gautreau

For the past five seasons, together with Wayne Hodges 4 Star Trailers the UBBI Futurity Super Series has paid out over $125,000 in Super Series bonus money! In 2015, D&H Cattle & Flinn added their names to the list of Wayne Hodges 4 Star Trailers Futurity Super Series “High Point” Champions! Bull #29A Magic Maker won $5,040 in Super Series bonus money and earned “High Point” status and was awarded the use of a new aluminum 4 Star Trailer!

Dennis & Jan Owens won the first Super Series High Point Championship in 2011 with their bull “Square Head”, who earned an additional $7602 in Super Series bonus money.  The following year, the Super Series High Point Champion was one by CJ & Cathy Pilcek (Rockin’ Rafter P Ranch) in 2012 with “Fire For Effect”, who earned $7440 in Super Series bonus money. In 2013, Tom Peterson’s bull “Lucky Draw #13″ won the Super Series High Point Championship and an additional $2380 in Super Series bonus money.  The 2014 Super Series concluded it’s 3 event schedule at Palestine, Texas on July 18-19, 2014. Dennis & Jan Owen’s bull #291 Rocky Mountain High took the lead away from bull #77 Murff, owned by DAM Cattle Company, 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. This was the second time Dennis & Jan Owens won the Wayne Hodges 4 Star Trailers Futurity Super Series High Point Championship. Each of these breeders were awarded one year’s use of a new 4 Star Aluminum Trailer.  At the completion of a year’s use, CJ Pilcek, Tom Peterson and Dennis & Jan Owens purchased their Super Series 4 Star Trailers.

In 2016, UBBI members can once again make their bulls Super Series eligible by paying an additional “one time” $300 entry fee (100% payback) at time of entry into the first of 3 selected UBBI Futurity Super Series events this season. Super Series bonus money will be paid back to the Top 4 Super Series enrolled bulls at each one of the three selected futurities including the Spring Spectacular in April, the Red River Chute Out in April and the Battle of the Bull event in July. At these three futurities, Super Series bonus money will be paid out in addition to regular event earnings!

$4,000 to 1st*    $3,000 to 2nd*    $2,000 to 3rd*    $1,000 to 4th*

(Based on 100 Super Series entries @ $300)

If one bull wins first place at ALL three Super Series futurities, that bull will be crowned the ”Super Series Champion” and win an additional $100,000 in Super Series Bonus cash.  The Super Series “High Point” Champion will once again win one year’s use of a Wayne Hodges 4 Star Aluminum trailer.  Each Super Series enrolled bull will earn 1 point for every bull he beats at each of the 3 Super Series Futurities.  The single bull with the most Super Series points will be crowned the Super Series “High Point” Champion!

This Series is simple and easy to follow and will enhance all three futurities. In 2016, when you enter your bulls, prior to entries closing for the Spring Spectacular, you simply circle “Super Series” on the entry form and pay an additional  ”one time” $300 Super Series entry fee per bull enrolled. The top placing “Super Series” eligible bulls will share $10,000* at each event. You don’t have to name your bull or pay the $300 Super Series entry fee until entries open for the Spring Spectacular.

2016 Super Series Events:

Boston Porter Memorial  *  Palestine, Texas  *  March 19

Red River Chute Out  *  Ada, Oklahoma  *  April 23

Battle of the Bull  *  Palestine, TX  * July 16

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!

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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!

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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!

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UBBI Introduces Youth Futurity Series Scholarship Program

August 20th, 2015

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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

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