UBBI Youth Strut Their Stuff in Ada, Oklahoma

June 3rd, 2014

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

It goes with saying that the United Bucking Bulls, Inc is very excited about it’s 2014 Youth Futurity Series. With 85 UBBI Youth Members and almost 40 of them active this season, it’s been a treat to watch them perform.

“Wow! That’s all I can say! These kids take this serious and that’s exciting for us, because we are confident that our future is in good hands,” stated Randy Schmutz.

Twenty UBBI Youth Members brought 34 different two year old bulls to Ada, Oklahoma for the 2nd of 4 regular season Youth events.  Fourteen year old Calli Schmutz was surprised and pleased when she was announced as the winner with her bull #201 Mr. DJ, scoring

Bull #201 Mr. DJ winning the Youth Futurity. Photo by Gautreau

87.25 points and earning $1386.

Calli Schmutz accepting the buckle for the win. Pictured are parents Randy & Amber Schmutz and Dennis & Jan Owens. Photo by Gautreau

When asked if she gets nervous flanking her bull, Calli responded with a smile, “I don’t really get nervous, I just wanna beat my brother Conner! I also want to thank Dennis and Jan Owens for letting me use Mr. DJ, I really like him!”

Junior Youth member Blaine Burleson won second place with bull #60 Big-N-Heavy, scoring 87 points. Followed by his sister Baylee Burleson with a score of 86 points with her bull #653 Flip Flop. Fourth place went to Two Brothers Bucking Bulls (Westin & Orin Cobb) and splitting 5th and 6th place were Quin McCoy and Dominic Hogue.

The Youth Futurity entry fees are $275 and a total of 11 bulls placed and picked up checks, with 11th place winning $264.


$50,000 In 5 Seconds at the Gold Standard Futurity

April 28th, 2014

Selman & Terrell's bull #279 Bottoms Up earns $50,000 in 5 seconds at the 2014 UBBI Gold Standard Futurity. Photo by Gautrear

Ten thousand dollars per second is certainly a good payday! Multiply that by 5 seconds and you get a cool $50,000! That’s exactly what Selman & Terrell earned with their superstar two year old bull #279 Bottoms Up. Bottoms Up beat a field of 142 bulls by only a 1/2 point to win 1st place at this year’s UBBI Gold Standard Futurity, posting a score of 90.5 points. But the climb to the top wasn’t easy. Rafter 3S and Donaho set the pace with their bull #1201 High Cost of Living with a score of 90 points.  High Cost of Living was the second bull to buck in the Gold Standard Futurity and it was clear from the beginning that this year’s event was gonna be a tough one. High Cost of Living ultimately finished as the reserve champion and earned $15,000.

“I was really excited about the talent we saw at this year’s Gold Standard Futurity,” stated Randy Schmutz, general manager of the UBBI. “These bulls came from 14 different states and the depth in this set of bulls was impressive! It was exciting for the UBBI to be able to payout $142,000 and to give a deserving member $50,000 for their hard work! It paid off!”

Finishing in 3rd place was bull #121 from Rawson Bucking Bulls, earning $10,000 with a score of 89.5 points.  Two bulls split 4th and 5th place. Holthusen Bucking Bulls, from Illinois with their bull #209 Bad Beagle and Keel/Walgren/Barrett’s bull #212 Locke & Loaded both posted scores of 88.75 points and both earned $6500 each.

The remaining Top 10 finishers included Flinn/D&H Cattle; Diamond S Bucking Bulls; Henry Mladenka/Fred Robinson/Bridges & Smith; Aduddell/Owens and Marc Andrus.  The event paid out a total of $142,000 and paid 30 places.

In addition to the Gold Standard Futurity, the UBBI also hosted the Diamond Futurity which attracted 27 entries.

“We put together the Diamond Futurity last year to add value to the Gold Standard weekend, allowing participants to bring additional bulls to compete with,” stated Randy Schmutz. “The entry fees for the Diamond Futurity are $650 and it pays back 65%.  Money won at the Diamond Futurity also counts toward qualifying for the UBBI National Finals!”

John & Sydnee Donaho started off the weekend on the right foot by winning the Diamond Futurity with bull #25 and a score

Bull #25 from John & Sydnee Donaho winning the UBBI Diamond Futurity. Photo by Gautreau

of 88 points, earning $3442.  Splitting second  and third place was Poison Creek Buckers bull #266 Thrill Ride and Nathan Wolfe’s bull #452 Western Justice.  Both bulls scored 87 points and earned $2467 each. Placing 4th was bull #218, also owned by John & Sydnee Donaho.  Bull #218 scored 86.5 points and picked up a check for $1721. John & Sydnee Donaho, together with their partners, Rafter 3S and Jim Murff won a total of $22,788 with two bulls in the Diamond Futurity and 2 bulls in the Gold Standard Futurity. Rounding out the top 5 and earning a 5th place check was bull #249 from Diamond S Bucking Bulls with a score of 85.75 points and earned $1377.

John Donaho with his daughter Kylee, accepting the buckle for the Diamond Futurity win. Photo by Gautreau

Blood samples were collected from the Top 5 bulls in the Gold Standard Futurity for testing as per the UBBI’s banned substance testing policy. Prize money checks were held pending those results.

“It was another great event at the Sycamore Springs Ranch and Jerry Rush and his crew once again welcomed us with open arms,” stated Schmutz. “We are very excited to say that we will once again return to Locust Grove for the 5th annual Gold Standard & Diamond Futurity on April 24th & 25th in 2015!”

Click HERE For Complete Gold Standard Futurity Results

Click HERE For Complete Diamond Futurity Results

Stage Is Set For 2014 Gold Standard & Diamond Futurities

April 22nd, 2014

#159 Crack Back Jack from Leschynshyn/4G winning $50,000 at the 2013 UBBI Gold Standard Futurity. Photo by Gautreau

The 2014 Gold Standard Futurity and Diamond Futurity is set for this weekend in Locust Grove, Oklahoma.  UBBI members from 14 different states will gather in the Sooner State to battle it out for for over $150,000 in prize money! One-hundred Forty-two Gold Standard bulls will stand toe-to-toe to determine who will walk away with $50,000! Another 26 bulls will compete in this year’s Diamond Futurity and the winner will earn over $3000 in UBBI National Finals qualifier dollars!

“The Gold Standard Futurity with it’s Lifetime and Lottery Positions was designed to attract 150 entries each year,” explained Randy Schmutz, general manger of the UBBI.  ”It was a little unusual, but this year we had 5 Lifetime Positions and 5 Lottery Positions not used.  The Gold Standard Futurity will still pay $50,000 to the winner and we’re excited to see who that will be in 2014!”

Five Gold Standard Lifetime Positions were forfeited this year. Two of those will be auctioned off on Friday evening and the remaining 3 Lifetime Positions will be included in this year’s 2015 Lottery Drawing, also to take place on Friday evening.

“We’re gonna auction two Lifetime spots off during our Breeders Reception. Folks will be able to purchase and then keep and use those spots for life.  The proceeds from the auction will go toward the UBBI Youth Futurity Series awards this year,” stated Schmutz.  ”The remaining 3 Lifetime spots will be drawn for from all of those submitting a 2015 Gold Standard Lottery Application. Those who are randomly drawn for those spots will also get to keep and use those spots for life!”

2015 Gold Standard Lottery applications are still be accepted at the UBBI office. Click HERE for an application. Any Individual NOT already selected as a “Lifetime” participant can apply ONCE to participate in the Gold Standard Futurity 2015 Lottery drawing.

Click HERE to View the Gold Standard Futurity Draw

Click HERE to View the Diamond Futurity Draw

Results from the 2014 Spring Spectacular

April 8th, 2014

The 2014 Spring Spectacular celebrated it’s 10th year as one of the premier bucking bull events in the country. This year 219 different bulls competed in the Derby, Classic, Futurity and Women’s Futurity competitions. The UBBI once again rolled out the red carpet with it’s Spring Spectacular Breeders Social and complimentary dinner and calcutta on Friday. All of the participants were treated to a great BBQ rib dinner and the weekend was underway. The Top 10 in each event received a 10th Anniversary Spring Spectacular award jacket and the winner in each event was awarded a Tres Rios Silver Championship Buckle. The Spring Spectacular also hosted the start of this year’s Futurity Super Series competitions presented by Wayne Hodges 4 Star Trailers.

“It’s hard to imagine that Amber and I have been doing this for ten years,” explained Randy Schmutz. “It’s been exciting to see the strides that have been made in this industry and how we continue to attract new folks to this fun and exciting game!”

Hurricane Harry owned by Carpenter Brothers/Jimmy & Ricky winning the Derby. Photo by Gautreau

This year’s Spring Spectacular started with 67 three year old bulls in the Derby on Friday night and the event paid 14 places, with a split for 11th thru 14th place. Bull #CB136 Hurricane Harry, owned by Carpenter Brothers (Jimmy & Ricky) started the storm of unbelievable talent in the derby as the 17th bull out in the competition. Hurricane Harry posted a score of 90.75 points and stood the test of 50 more bulls to ultimately win the competition. The Carpenter Brothers earned $3852. In a close second was bull #AR50 Divinity from B&M Bucking Bulls/Mike White with a score of 90.75 points. Finishing 3rd was another entry from Mike White and partner Joy Flowers. Bull #B36 JJ’s Pride posted a score of 89 points. And yet another Mike White entry with partner Bob Adams, bull #AR B70 Kick & Scream finished 4th place with a score of 88.25 points. Other participants finishing in the Top 10 and receiving Spring Spectacular award jackets included Curtis Leschyshyn/4G Ranch; Simino/Breaux; Nothin But Try Ranch/Howdy Thomas; 6M Bucking Bulls; Moss Brothers and Frontier/Ray.

Spring Spectacular Top 10 in the Futurity winning award jackets. Photo by Gautreau

“I’m really excited about the talent we have in our derby competition. It’s been great to see the 2 year olds we had last year step it up and become really good bucking bulls,” stated Randy Schmutz. “These bulls are just gonna get better and better!”

The Classic competition proved to be as tough on Saturday night. Forty-eight bulls were entered and the event paid 9 places and we saw a number of new participants and bulls entered for the first time in the 2014 season. One of those new bulls, #055 Bad Tattoo owned by Folds/Strickland/Nelson/Ray/Melton came to play and really showed out and won 1st place!  Bad Tattoo posted the highest score of the entire weekend with 91.75 points and won $3174.

Bull #055 Bad Tattoo owned by Folds/Strickland/Nelson/Ray/Melton winning the Classic. Photo by Gautreau

Finishing in the number 2 spot was bull #626 Karaoke from Elite Buckin Bulls/Mike White, scoring 89.75 points. Splitting 3rd & 4th place were Rebecca Walker/Pruitt’s bull #107 Spyder and bull #27 Big Time from Lonnie & Amy Austin. Both bulls posted scores of 88.75 points. Other Top 10 finishers are Rebecca Walker/RW Cattle; McConnell Bucking Cattle; Rhon Brown; Allen Teller/Truth Bucking Bulls; 2X4 Ranch/Robinson; Cude Bucking Bulls and Dennis & Jan Owens.

Jimmy Ray, co-owner of the UBBI stated, “It’s a little different on Saturday night! The big bulls show up to play and you can see a big step up in bull power! We watched a lot of really good 4 year olds at this event!”

The Rhinestone Renegades UBBI Women’s Futurity kicked off the Saturday morning activities. This was the second of 3 scheduled Rhinestone Renegades events and 13 Rhinestone Renegades competed with 15 entries.

“We’re excited to give these girls a chance to show the guys they can do this too,” exclaimed Joy Hawks, the founder of the Rhinestone Renegades. “The relationship we have with the UBBI is gonna be good for everybody and I only see this getting bigger and better!”

The payout for the Rhinestone Renegades Women’s Futurity is a 3D payout. From the highest placing bull score, the 2D will be 3 points less than 1stplace. The 3D will be 6 points less than first place. Total prize money in the 1D will be 50% of the net purse; in the 2D will be 30% of the net purse; in the 1D will be 20% of the net purse. Example: 1st place in 1D – 88.25 points; 1st place in 2D – 85.25 points; 1st place in the 3D – 82.25 points. This levels the playing field a bit for all the participants and allows everyone an opportunity to be successful no matter your experience.

Rhinestone Renegades winners (from left to right) Sherry Prewitt, Rachel Norris, Karen Shaw (winner) Chelsea Cobble and Nicole Porter. Also pictured are Randy Schmutz & Joy Hawks. Photo by Gautreau

The Rhinestone Renegades Women’s UBBI Futurity Series competition is for 2 year old bulls (2012 Born) and all 2 year old bulls are eligible to participate in the women’s futurity events, regardless of ownership and/or participation in other futurity events. Futurity Bulls will be bucked with a dummy for 5 seconds and bulls do not have to be ABBI registered to compete.

“Any woman can compete, regardless of experience,” explained Randy Schmutz. “Joy and the regular participants want to help everyone be successful and have fun! If you’re a woman and have never flanked a bull, you’ll get all the help and instruction you need to be competitive. If you don’t have a two year old bull, we can get you in touch with someone who’ll provide you a bull as well. This is a really fun deal for us!”

Karen Shaw calls her outfit ‘Momma’s Little Babies’ and her bull’s name is Cutie Pie, but this bull is one tough cookie. Cutie Pie finished 1st in the 1D at the Spring Spectacular and earned $1012 with a score of 84.5 points. This is Cutie Pie’s second check this season, having placed 2nd in the 1D at the first Rhinestone Renegades event in Palestine in March. Finishing in 2nd place in the 1D was bull #19 Let Me Be from Chelsea Cobble/Robert Williams with a score of 84.25 points.

With the 3D payout and the best bull at this event scoring 84.5 points, the 2D score cut-off was 3 points less making it 81.5 points and the 3D score cut-off was 78.5 points. In the 2D, it was bull #207 Painted Warrior from Rachel Norris & Sherry Prewitt winning 1st place with a score of 81.25 points and earning $607. In second place in the 2D was Joy Melancon with her bull #218 Kaw-linga with a score of 79 points. The 3D was split (1st & 2nd) by Nicole Porter with her bull #2-R41 and Chelsea Cobble/Robert Williams with her bull #79 2 Russell. Both bulls scored 78 points and earned $337 each. Each winner of each D payoff also earned a beautiful Tres Rios Silver Championship buckle.

Spring Spectacular Top 10 in the Futurity winning award jackets. Photo by Gautreau

The UBBI Futurity followed the Rhinestone Renegades and 89 two year old bulls lined up to see who’d be the best at this year’s Spring Spectacular. This was also the first installment of the 2014 Wayne Hodges 4 Star Trailers Futurity Super Series. Fifty-seven of the 89 entries enrolled their bulls as Super Series eligible by paying an additional $300 entry fee, for a total of $17,100 (100% payback). That purse will be divided over the 3 Super Series events and $5700 will be paid back to the Top 4 Super Series enrolled bulls at each of the 3 events (1st – $2280; 2nd – $1710; 3rd – $1140; 4th – $570).

Dennis & Jan Owens stepped out in front with their bull #291 with a score of 90.75 points to win the futurity and a check for $5206. Bull #291 was also enrolled into the Super Series and earned an additional $2280 for a total of $7486. Finishing second was bull #731 Stormy Nights, owned by Prewitt & Downer with a score of 89.25 points. Stormy Nights earned $3760 plus $1710 (Super Series) for a total of $5470. There were 3 bulls splitting 3rd, 4th and 5th place all with scores of 88.75 points, including Ronnie Chism’s bull #20X; Dennis & Jan Owens’ bull #23/9 and Rockin R Bucking Bulls’ bull #Z26. Each bull earned $1976. Ronnie Chism’s bull #20X was the only one of 3 that was enrolled into the Super Series and earned another $1140 (Super Series) for a total of $3116. Coats/Bryant’s bull #19 OSB finished 6th and was also Super Series eligible and earned a combined total of $2233.

Bull #291 owned by Dennis & Jan Owens winning the Futurity. Photo by Gautreau

“The Super Series was put together to enhance the payout at 3 of our UBBI regular season futurity events,” explained Randy Schmutz. “Wayne Hodges 4 Star Trailers has been our partner on the Super Series since it started and for the past 3 years has awarded a year’s use of a brand new 4 Star aluminum trailer! Dennis & Jan Owens were our first High Point Super Series Championship in 2011. CJ Pilcek (Rockin Rafter P) were our winners in 2012 and purchased the 4 Star trailer at the end of the year. Tom Peterson won the Super Series in 2013 and also purchased his trailer. It’s a great promotion and we’re happy to have Wayne Hodges as our partner!”

The Spring Spectacular Futurity had 89 entries and paid 17 places. Other winners included Rafter 3S/Donaho; Wolfe Rodeo & Scott Cattle; Scott & Heather Burleson; DAM Cattle Company; McConnell Bucking Cattle; CF Rodeo/A&W; Doughtie/A&W; Oakes/Green/Moss; Pillow Bucking Bulls; Justin Massey/4G and Barker Bulls.

The Spring Spectacular begins it’s second 10 years in 2015! Be watching for some exciting news about next year’s event!

See Complete Spring Spectacular Results

See Complete Rhinestone Renegades Results

The Spring Spectacular Celebrates 10 Years

April 1st, 2014

The Spring Spectacular began in Stephenville, Texas in 2005 and grew to become the largest regular season bucking bull contest and bull riding event in the industry.  The event has hosted Futurity, Derby and Classic bull competitions, Buckin’ Bred Livestock Sales, Bull Ridings and entertained VIP guests including World Champion Cowboy Harry Tompkins;  World Champion Bull Rider Jim Sharp; Pro Rodeo Hall of Fame Bull Fighter Rex Dunn; Six time All Around Champion Larry Mahan; PBR Finals Champion JW Hart; World Champion Bull Rider Jerome Davis and other cowboy notables like Clinton Anderson (Down Under Horsemanship), just to name a few.

Winners from the 2012 Spring Spectacular. Photo by Gautreau

Back in 2011, this extraordinary event found itself in a new home and hosted by a “new” organization called the United Bucking Bulls, Inc (UBBI).  The UBBI was an upstart organization, put together by Jerry Nelson and Jimmy Ray and managed by Randy & Amber Schmutz.  The event was moved and held in Wills Point, Texas inside the Austin Indoor Arena.  In 2011, one-hundred Forty different breeders from 11 different states competed with 232 different two, three and four year old bulls. The following year, in 2012, the event attracted a record number of entries including 92 derby bulls, 55 classic bulls and 137 futurity bulls for a total of 284 bulls.

“It’s been an amazing run to see the Spring Spectacular grow into what it is today,” stated Randy Schmutz.  ”It confirms to us that when you treat people the way you want to be treated they will come!  Amber and I both have enjoyed watching the Spring Spectacular become what it is today!”

The 2014 Spring Spectacular celebrates it’s 10th year as one of the premier bucking bull events in the country. This year 219 different bulls will compete in the Derby, Classic, Futurity and Women’s Futurity competitions. The UBBI will once again roll out the red carpet with it’s Spring Spectacular Breeders Social and complimentary dinner and calcutta on Friday (April 4th) at 4pm.  The Top 10 in each event will receive a 10th Anniversary Spring Spectacular award jacket and the winner in each event will also win a Tres Rios Silver Championship Buckle. The event will also feature the first of three Futurity Super Series competitions presented by Wayne Hodges 4 Star Trailers.

The Futurity Super Series allows participants to enroll their bull or bulls into an exciting “side pot”!  A one-time $300 enrollment fee for each bull will be paid back 100% to the Top 4 placing Super Series Eligible bulls at each of the three Futurity Super Series events.  With 54 bulls enrolled this year, $16,200 in Super Series bonus money, $5400 in each of the 3 series events, will be paid back to the Top 4 placing Super Series eligible bulls.  If one bull wins all three Futurity Super Series competitions the UBBI will award $100,000 to the Super Series Champion.  The High Point Champion after the final event will receive one year’s use of a new 4 Star Aluminum Trailer from Wayne Hodges!

“The Spring Spectacular has always been one of the largest events in our industry,” stated Randy Schmutz, general manager of the UBBI.  ”It’s a great time of year to crack out new bulls and see how they stack up to the competition that’s out there.  It’s also an opportunity to preview the 2 year olds that may be competing in the upcoming UBBI Gold Standard Futurity!”

Everyone is invited to be a part of the 10th anniversary of The Spring Spectacular!

Click HERE to view Event Participant Letter

2014 Gold Standard & Diamond Futurity

April 1st, 2014

The 2014 UBBI Gold Standard & Diamond Futurity event is just around the corner.  This is the 4th annual event and once again will feature 150 of the top futurity bulls in the country on April 25th & 26th.

“We’re extremely excited to be able to pay out $150,000 once again this year at the Gold Standard Futurity,” stated Randy Schmutz, general manager of the UBBI.  ”With the Lifetime and Lottery positions that are offered for this event, it allows us to almost guarantee the largest single futurity payout for the UBBI season!”

#159 Crack Back Jack from Leschynshyn/4G winning $50,000 at the 2013 UBBI Gold Standard Futurity. Photo by Gautreau

The Sycamore Springs Ranch in Locust Grove, Oklahoma became the new home of the Gold Standard Futurity in 2013 and once again Jerry Rush and his staff will open their gates to UBBI members from across the United States for this year’s event.

This year’s activities will start with a Breeders Reception, Free Dinner, the 2015 Gold Standard Futurity Lottery drawing and Presentation of the Bulls.

Randy Schmutz said, “Gold Standard week is always a great time and with the addition of the Diamond Futurity again this year, it’ll be a busy weekend for all of us!”

The Gold Standard Futurity list of competitors (see list) has been set, but their are some positions available for lease this year. Please contact the UBBI office if you’d like to participate.  The Diamond Futurity was introduced last year for those who’d like to bring additional bulls and compete in a separate contest or for those who do not have a Gold Standard position.  Money won in the Diamond Futurity does count toward UBBI National Finals qualification.

Click HERE for Gold Standard event info     Click HERE for Diamond Futurity event info

UBBI Adds New Staff Member

March 28th, 2014

New UBBI staff member, Kenzie Tally. File Photo

The United Bucking Bulls, Inc is happy to announce the addition of a new member to the UBBI staff.  Kenzie Tally will begin her position as Director of UBBI Event Data on Monday, April 7th.  She will also be handling the role of secretary at a number of UBBI events.  Kenzie will graduate in May from Tarleton State University (TSU in Stephenville, Texas) with a Bachelors Degree in Agribusiness and Agricultural Economics.

Kenzie is from the small town of Cove, Oregon, just 70 miles southeast of Pendleton, where she was involved in volleyball, basketball and high school rodeo.  She moved to Stephenville in 2010 to attend TSU and has been an active member of the TSU National Intercollegiate Rodeo Team and participates in breakaway roping and barrel racing.  The UBBI is very excited about her joining our team and she looks forward to meeting everyone in the near future.

UBBI Kicks Off It’s 2014 Youth Futurity Series

March 27th, 2014

The Boston Porter Memorial Bull Riding was also the site of the first UBBI Youth Futurity of the season and the event attracted 36 youth bulls from 25 different youth members! UBBI Youth membership fees are $50 and event entry fees are $275 and $200 goes into the purse. The event pays out 1 place for every 3 bulls entered and the Boston Porter Memorial Youth Futurity paid 11 places.

Baylee Burleson (center) the winner along with the Top 11 from the UBBI Youth Futurity Series event. Photo by Gautreau

Baylee Burleson was noticeably excited when her bull #653 Flip Flop performed and even more excited when she learned the results. Baylee’s bull #653 Flip Flop bucked his way into 1st place with a score of 90.5 points and earned the young lady from Hockley, Texas $1470. Weston and Orin Cobb, now known as Two Brothers Bucking Bulls participated with 3 youth futurity entries and placed with 2 of them.  Bull #225 Silent But Deadly finished as the reserve champion with a score of 87 points and their bull #213 Let’s Do It Again finished in 5th place. Calli Schmutz was third with her bull #201 and the Wolfe Boys Bucking Bulls (Rody, Ryleigh, Cooper) picked up a check for 4th place with bull #131 Western Sky. Other youth members placing in the money were Quinn McCoy; Millie Chism; Conner Schmutz and Katie Tate.

Bull #653 Flip Flop winning the UBBI Youth Futurity Series event. Photo by Gautreau

“It is really neat to see these young kids get so excited about the Youth Futurity Series,” stated Jimmy Ray, co-owner of the UBBI. “This is a really good deal for everybody!”

The UBBI made some exciting announcements regarding the 2014 UBBI Youth Futurity Series, including scholarship awards and the addition of the UBBI Jr Youth Futurity Program.

“With the help of donations and other financial assistance, we are going to award at least three $2,000 scholarships this fall to UBBI Youth members,” shared Randy Schmutz.  ”James Hogue and Pull Do trailers has donated a new 25′ dove tail flat bed gooseneck trailer to be raffled off and 100% of the proceeds will go toward scholarship program. We are still working out details and will be making some official announcements about scholarships this year!”

In addition to the UBBI Scholarship Program, the UBBI will give even younger members an opportunity to get involved. The UBBI Youth Futurity Rules & Guidelines currently require that youth members be at least 9 years old at time of competition and not be older than 18 at the beginning of the UBBI season. Additionally the youth member must flank the bull, but can be assisted by an adult.

“We’ve had several younger breeders asking to be involved,” explained Schmutz.  ”We really don’t like to say no to these kids, so instead we are going to develope the Jr Youth Futurity Program!”

The Jr Youth Futurity Program will allow youth members that are not 9 years old to be involved as a participant, but not actually flank the bull. A Jr Youth Member can enter a bull, but must have an eligible (between 9 and 18 years old) youth member flank the bull. That member can be a sibling or other eligible youth member. Additional details and rules will be published before the next youth event in Shawnee, Oklahoma.


Results from the Boston Porter Memorial UBBI Event

March 27th, 2014

The Boston Porter Memorial Bull Riding was hosted by Jimmy & Kim Ray and Nicole Porter for the 8th consecutive year in Palestine, Texas. This year’s event attracted UBBI members from Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Louisiana, Missouri, Mississippi, North Carolina and Alberta, Canada.  A total of 205 bulls were featured in the Derby, Classic, Futurity and Youth Futurity and almost $52,000 in UBBI prize money was paid back!

Bull #23Y Pop-A-Top owned by Tom Peterson winning the Derby. Photo by Gautreau

The Derby featured 60 bulls and the Don Gay Bull Riding Tour attracted 53 different bull riders.  Tom Peterson participated with a number of bulls and was certainly happy about bull #23Y Pop-A-Top’s performance.  Pop-A-Top finished 1st in the derby with a score of 89.25 points and earned $3450 to move into the #3 position in the UBBI National Standings with a total of $4254.  Finishing in second place was Moss Brothers’ bull #626 Hard Time with a score of 88.75.  Hard Time has placed in 2 of  3 UBBI derby events and has won a total of $5813 to be the #1 derby bull so far this season.  In third place, was a new bull from Ace of Spades/Brenda Dove.  Bull #637 Outlaw posted a score of 88.5 points and Mutt Neuman’s bull #571 Back Spin finished 4th with a score of 88 points.  Other members in the money were Dennis & Jan Owens; Wallgren/Barrett; Bean Counter Bucking Bulls; Rockin R (Chad Ramer); Carpenter & Hudgins; Ludtke Bucking Bulls, LLC; Casey Courmier and Cord McCoy/2 Bit Bucking Bulls.

“We’ve got a really great group of 3 year old bulls competing this year,” stated Randy Schmutz, the general manager of the UBBI. “But when the four year olds show up on Saturday night, the power, strength and testosterone shows up with ‘em!”

Splitting the win in the Classic were DAM Cattle Company (Jim Murff & John Donaho) and Steve Ferguson with Jay Weddle. Photo by Gautreau

Forty UBBI Classic bulls showed up to play along with 37 Don Gay Bull Riding Tour contestants. DAM (John Donaho & Jim Murff) Cattle Company brought 3 classic bulls and placed in the top 3 with two of them. Leading the pack was bull #82X H.D. with a score of 89.25 points to split the win with Steve Ferguson’s bull #053 Speed Bump.  Speed Bump is now the 2nd highest ranked bull in the National UBBI Classic Standings. Both bulls had scores of 89.25 points and earned checks for $2415 each and each will receive a Tres Rios Silver Championship Buckle. In 3rd place was DAM Cattle Company’s bull #013 Tracker with a score of 88.75 points.  There was a 3 way split for 4th, 5th and 6th place with bull #20 Rap Time from Mark Cunningham; bull #79 JoJo from Owens & Lane and bull #5 Camo from Dustin Denning/Sonny Butcher.  Seventh, eighth and ninth place was also split with 2 bulls from Cude Bucking Bulls and bull #014 Spear My Gear from McCoy Ranches.  Spear My Gear is the #1 bull in the National UBBI Classic Standings.

Locke & Loaded winning the Futurity. Photo by Gautreau

There’s no denying that the futurity bulls continue to get better and better each year and this season looks to be no different.  The 2014 season has already seen 312 futurity entries in 4 events, including the Boston Porter Memorial. At each of the first 4 events, another bull has risen to the occasion and walked away with the buckle. There were 70 futurity entries at the Boston Porter Memorial and the event paid 14 places.  Bull #212 Locke & Loaded from Wallgren/Barrett put up a stellar 92 point performance to win 1st place and $2992.

Kyle Wallgren being presented the buckle for the Futurity win. Photo by Gautreau

“We just purchased this bull from Johnny Locke,” explained Kyle Wallgren from Alberta, Canada. “These events are tough and I wanted something we could win with! Brett Barrett did a great job and we’re very happy to have that Tres Rios Silver Championship Buckle!”

In second place was Dennis & Jan Owens with their bull #291 with a score of 90.5 points. Finishing 3rd was bull #2017 from Jim Mattocks/Gene Baker, scoring 98.25 points. Rounding out the top 4 in fourth place was bull #1112 Rat Fink from JMR (Jeff & Mack Rose) Cattle Co/Rafter T with a score of 88 points. Other members in the top 14 money positions were Frontier & Ray; John & Sydnee Donaho; Prewitt & Downer; Rockin R (Chad Ramer); Rafter S/Donaho; Aduddell/Owens; Bob Schaaf/Gene Baker and Oakes/Green/Moss.

“The Boston Porter Memorial UBBI event was really exciting this year,” explained Schmutz.  ”UBBI member Chad Ramer purchased the ABBI registered heifer donated by Lowell and Sylvia Clay for $3750. A lot of money was raised for scholarship assistance to the youth of Anderson County our members had a really good time!”


UBBI Member Supports Boston Porter Memorial Scholarship Fund

March 26th, 2014

Chad Ramer (center) purchased the donated heifer for the Boston Porter Memorial Scholarship. Also pictured are Jimmy Ray and Don Gay. Photo by Gautreau

The 8th Annual Boston Porter Memorial Bull Riding & UBBI event was held last weekend in Palestine, Texas. The event was established to honor Boston Porter, who lost his life in a tragic accident at the age of only 14 months. Boston was the son of Nicole Porter, who is the daughter of Jimmy & Kim Ray, the co-owners of the United Bucking Bulls, Inc. For the past seven years, this event has raised and awarded over $120,000 in scholarship assistance to Anderson County Youth who are involved in 4H and/or FFA. In 2014, the scholarship committee is expected to award over $20,000 in scholarships.

To help raise funds for this worthy cause, UBBI members, Lowell & Sylvia Clay graciously donated a beautiful ABBI registered heifer to be auctioned off. Lowell & Sylvia are from Palestine and 100% of the auction proceeds were donated to the Boston Porter Scholarship Fund.

ABBI registered heifer donated by Lowell & Sylvia Clay. File Photo

The heifer was presented for auction at the conclusion of the Youth Futurity competition on Saturday morning and several members placed bids to purchase this phenomenal female. When all was said and done, it was UBBI member Chad Ramer with Rockin R, who purchased the heifer for $3750. One Hundred Percent of that went to the Boston Porter Memorial Scholarship Fund.

“First we want to thank Lowell and Sylvia Clay for donating such a great heifer,” stated Jimmy Ray.  ”Our UBBI members are really great and thanks to Chad Ramer for supporting our cause! I’m overwhelmed at how much our breeders pitch in to help!”

Chad Ramer is a UBBI member and a full-time rodeo stock contractor from Sulfur, Oklahoma. Many thanks to Chad from the Ray and Porter family for purchasing the heifer and to Lowell and Sylvia Clay for their donation.

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