Tough Contenders for this Year’s Black Gold UBBI Derby & Double Down Futurity

August 7th, 2013

Bull #040 from McConnell's Bucking Cattle winning the Bayou Battle Derby will participate at this year's Black Gold Derby. Photo by Gautreau

This year’s Black Gold UBBI Derby contenders are a “who’s who” list of superstar 3 year old bulls.  Ninety 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!  This year’s event has also added the Double Down Futurity and allowed breeders to pair up their best Futurity stars with their Black Gold Derby bulls and earn “Team Bonuses”!

The weekend’s activities will include a Breeder’s Reception & Dinner on Thursday at 5pm featuring a Calcutta and the 2014 Lottery Drawing for 20 positions at next year’s event.  As an added bonus, 2 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.  An additional 2 Black Gold Derby Lifetime Positions will be included in this year’s Lottery drawing as well.

The Double Down Futurity has been moved to Friday morning and will begin at 10 am followed by the Futurity awards and the 1st performance of the Black Gold Derby will follow at 7:30pm.  Sycamore Springs Ranch will host the Official After Party on Friday and Saturday night inside the Mule Barn. Friday night will feature Country Music artist David Ball.  Ball is best known for his hit singles “I’ve Got a Thinking Problem” and “Riding With Private Malone”.

The weekend will conclude on Saturday at 7:30pm with the remaining derby bulls followed by the Black Gold Derby Awards and Double Down Futurity Team Bonus and buckle presentations and Official After Party!

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 Futurity Draw

UBBI Members Take Advantage of All Region Qualifier in Cheyenne Wells

August 5th, 2013

For the second year in a row UBBI members have taken advantage of the All Region Qualifier event in Cheyenne Wells, Colorado.  The event attracted 53 entries this year with 17 Derby bulls, 18 Classic bulls and 18 Futurity bulls from members in Idaho, Colorado, Kansas, Oklahoma, Missouri and Texas representing the Northwest, Western, Northern and Southern Regions.

“This event is developing into a great event for members who live outside the Southern Region,” explained Randy Schmutz, general manager of the UBBI.  ”From the beginning, the UBBI wanted to create a system that would allow bull owners to compete in their immediate area and qualify their animals to our UBBI National Finals without having to travel to Texas or Oklahoma where most of the bucking bull competitions are held!”

The Cheyenne Wells UBBI Event is one of several that has attracted new members to participate this year.  The Futurity was a tough event with #071 Air Snortin’ from McConnell’s Bucking Cattle/K.S. Bucking Bulls winning first place with a score of 86.75 points and earning $2025.  Second place went to Symons Bucking Bulls/Misenhimer’s bull # 193 Shakedown with a score of 86.25 points and third place was Shane Reeder/McConnell Bucking Cattle’s bull #421 Red Zone with a score of 86 points.

Phil Markoff, a UBBI member who participated in the futurity had this to say, “Greg Talbert and the UBBI put on a really good event.  Although we did not do well with our bull, it was great to see old friends and make some new ones.  We really enjoy what the UBBI is doing!”

In the Derby, new member Brent Huwa won the Derby with bull #108 Honey Badger with a score of 88.25 points and hauled in a check for $2443.  Second place went to bull #810 Black Out owned by Hadley Cattle/Around 3 Bucking Bulls with a score of 87.75 and third place finisher was JW Bucking Bulls’ #380 Kit & Kaboodle with a score of 87 points.

The Classic featured a battle between the #1 and #2 ranked UBBI Classic bulls.  Only $232 separated the number one bull, For Sale owned by McConnell’s Bucking Cattle/Kenny Vaught and Neon Ocean owned by Bryan Smith.  When it was over For Sale extended his lead by winning Cheyenne Wells with the highest classic score this season tallying a whopping 92.75 points to win $2587.  There was a spoiler in the bunch from Talbert/XS Ranch with bull #954 Mr. Big Shot scoring 89.5 points and placing second and Neon Ocean finished 3rd with 88.25 points.  The top two bulls are now separated by $1784 and the race is on to determine the 2013 UBBI Classic Champion.

The UBBI National Finals is scheduled for September 26-28 at the Kansas Star Casino in Wichita, Kansas.


Western Region Hosts UBBI In Roswell

July 28th, 2013

The UBBI produced an All Region Qualifier in Roswell, New Mexico on July 26th and 27th 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 a great event and we are especially excited to be a part of it,” stated Randy Schmutz, the general manager of the UBBI.  ”Marc has hosted a Don Gay Bull Riding event there for the past 3 years and decided to try to have a UBBI to give the members in that Region an opportunity to qualify for the UBBI National Finals!”

This year’s event attracted 26 Derby, 12 Classic and 29 Futurity entries for a total of 67 bulls.  Members from 5 different states and 3 different Regions participated.

“It was a really tough event,” Marc Andrus shared.  ”We had some really great bulls and we were excited about the number of entries in our first year!  We plan to have another UBBI in 2014!”

The derby had 26 entries and paid 5 places.  Flyin D’s bull #X18 You Freakin Kiddin Me posted a score of 90.75 points to take first place and $2,242.  Second was bull #022 Recovery Time from Barker Bulls (Larry Barker) from New Mexico with a score of 90 points.  In third place was bull #X6 Knockem Out from Foster’s Buck’n & Truck’n from New Mexico who scored 89.5 points. Barker/Ohl/Leschyshyn/Tuttle’s bull #063 Hangover finished 4th and Joe Wimberely and Mike Sellers split 5th place with their bulls Fightin Joe Hooker and One in the Chamber both with scores of 87.75 points each.

The Futurity attracted 29 bulls and Andrus/Barker/Foster capitalized on the opportunity having an event in their home state by winning first and fifth place.  Bull #118 Big Pimpin was first with a score of 88.5 points and won $1957.  Bull #41 I Gotta Woody finished 5th with a score of 86 points.  In second place was bull #193 Shakedown from Symons Bucking Bulls/Misenhimer from Colorado with a score of 87.75 points.  Stoney Hariman from West Texas placed 3rd with bull #121 Kufus with a score of 86.75 points and in fourth was Hebert/Elite Bucking Bulls/Barker Bulls’ #W-35 Get Plowed with a score of 86.5 points.

Event though there were only 12 bulls in the Classic the event was extremely tough.  Bull #95 Here We Go from Stoney Hariman finished 1st with a score of 89 points and earned $2070.  Bryan Smith from Kansas was second with bull #96 Neon Ocean with a score of 88 points.

Marc Andrus and the UBBI would like to thank everyone who participated and encourage others from the Region to put the event on your calendar for next year!


Wrap Up on Red River Challenge

July 22nd, 2013

The 5th Annual Red River Challenge concluded it’s 2nd consecutive UBBI event this past weekend and crowned champions in 4 categories.  Toby Martin & Beth Bazzrea with Red River Productions hosted the event which attracted 140 bulls.

#X18 U Freakin Kiddin Me winning the Red River Challenge Derby. Photo by CRT Photography

On Friday, the Derby kicked things off with 38 three year old bulls.  Flying D’s bull #X18 U Freakin’ Kiddin’ Me placed first with a score of 89.5 points and earned a check for $2,866.  In second was McConnell’s Bucking Cattle’s bull #040 with a score of 88.75 points and in third was bull #500 Half Throttle from Rafter D & Miller Farms.

The Red River Challenge continued with the Youth Futurity and Futurity on Saturday morning.  There were 25 Youth Bulls from 18 different UBBI Youth members and the field of bulls was really strong with an 89.75 point score winning the event.  That score belonged to Dana Sheets and her bull #7 Cupcake, earning a check for $1,200.  Finishing second was Hayden Johnson/Circle 13 Ranch and bull #124 Fast Track with a score of 88.25 points.  The top 5 finishers included Dominic Hogue-J&L Ranch with bull #JL45 Napoleon Dynamite, Tyler Robison with bull #5 White Trash and Westin & Orin Cobb with bull #-12 Grocery Getter.

In the futurity competition, War Tank from Stormy Foster returned to the winner’s circle with a score of 89.5 points and earned a check for $2,268.  Second place was Tom & Tish Peterson’s bull #23Y Pop-A-Top with 89 points and splitting 3rd & 4th place with scores of 88 points were Cross E Bucking Bulls’ #1114 Ellis and C/H Cutting Horses’ bull #5 Bells Ringer.

Flenniken/Bowman's bull #965 Under Cover Brother winning the Classic. Photo by CRT Photography

The classic proved to be a strong event with 28 bulls competing and some new names in the win column.  Bull #965 Under Cover Brother from Flenniken/Bowman took first place with a score of 88.25 points and picked up a check for $2,531.  Second place was Nathan Wolfe’s big bull #03 Red Bone. Chase Foutch brought the third place bull with Cude Bucking Bulls/CF Rodeo’s #9453 Wild Excuse and in fourth place was #96 Redneck from Terrell/Smith.

A special thank you to the crew and staff of the 2013 Red River Challenge!


UBBI Youth Futurity Continues to Grow

July 22nd, 2013

The UBBI Youth Futurity program continues to grow and has added a number of new Youth members in 2013.  The program allows youth ages 9 to 18 years old to participate with a 2 year old bull.  Eligible bulls are any 2 year old that has NOT won any money in an open or sanctioned 2 year old competition.  Bulls competing and winning money in other youth organized competitions ARE eligible to compete.

“The UBBI is really excited about the growth of the Youth Futurity Series this season,” stated Randy Schmutz, general manager of the UBBI.  ”These kids are taking this serious and are bringing some really tough bulls!”

The rules and guidelines of the Youth Futurity program state that the youth member must flank the bull, but can be assisted by the parent or guardian in the event the youth participant needs help to complete the flanking process.

“I really like the UBBI Youth Futurity program,” stated Bobby Stallings from Rafter D Bucking Bulls.  ”It’s a true  youth futurity that allows a level playing field for these kids to bring bulls that have not won any open competitions.  They gotta flank their own bulls and they are learning responsibility and sportsmanship and you can see they’re having fun.  We’re planning on helping some youth next year with some of our two year olds!”

Plans are being made now to host a UBBI Youth Futurity FINALE on September 14th during the Don Gay Shoot Out in Palestine, Texas.  Details will be announced soon!

Bull #7 Cupcake from Dana Sheets winning the UBBI Youth Futurity in Duncan. Photo by CRT Photography

The Red River Challenge in Duncan, Oklahoma hosted a UBBI Youth Futurity on July 20th.  There were 25 Youth Bulls from 18 different UBBI Youth members and the field of bulls was really strong with an 89.75 point score winning the event.  That score belonged to Dana Sheets and her bull #7 Cupcake, earning a check for $1,200.  Finishing second was Hayden Johnson/Circle 13 Ranch and bull #124 Fast Track with a score of 88.25 points.  The top 5 finishers included Dominic Hogue-J&L Ranch with bull #JL45 Napoleon Dynamite, Tyler Robison with bull #5 White Trash and Westin & Orin Cobb with bull #-12 Grocery Getter.


Lucky Draw #13 Wins UBBI Futurity Super Series High Point Championship

July 9th, 2013

The number 13 has long been considered by most to be an unlucky number.  The bull branded #13 and owned by Tom & Tish Peterson proved that isn’t always so at the third and final leg of this year’s Wayne Hodges 4 Star Trailers UBBI Futurity Super Series.  In a come from behind win, Lucky Draw #13 split 2nd & 3rd in the futurity event to win the Super Series High Point Championship and new 4 Star Aluminum Trailer from Wayne Hodges.

Wayne and Carol Hodges presenting Laramie Wilson the 4 Star Trailer on behalf of Tom & Tish Peterson. Photo by Gautreau

The UBBI Super Series celebrates it’s third year in 2013.   UBBI members had the option to enroll their futurity bulls prior to entries closing for first Super Series event at the Spring Spectacular and pay an additional “one time” $300 Super Series entry fee.  That fee enrolled their bull or bulls into 3 Super Series events and made them eligible to win cash bonuses at each of the three events. The top 4 placing “Super Series” eligible bulls shared $6,800 in bonus money at each event.  The High Point Super Series bull was awarded the 4 Star Aluminum trailer.  If one bull had one all three Super Series events that bull would be crowed the Super Series Champion and earn a $100,000 Super Series Bonus!

At each of the three Super Series events, enrolled bulls receive a point for every bull they beat at event. Leading the race with 165 points coming into the final Super Series event was DAM Cattle Company’s bull #110 What A Burger. Only 5 points separated the number 1 bull and Lucky Draw #13.  In third place, and not competing was Heifer Hunter owned by Barrett and Prewitt, trailing by 7 points.  Rounding out the top 4 was Air Snortin’ owned by McConnell’s Bucking Cattle/K.S. Bucking Bulls with 156 points.

Lucky Draw #13 owned by Tom & Tish Peterson winning the UBBI Super Series. Photo by Gautreau

“Tom’s bull Lucky Draw #13 proved that steady wins the race,” explained Randy Schmutz, general manager of the UBBI.  ”Lucky Draw #13 placed in the Top 6 at each of the three Super Series events and beat a lot of bulls to win the trailer!”

Peterson’s “lucky” bull placed 5th at the Spring Spectacular and earned $1677 in event earnings but picked up no Super Series bonus money.  At the second Super Series event in Shawnee, Oklahoma Lucky Draw #13 split 6th and 7th place and earned $1572 in event earnings and 4th place bonus money of $680.  At the final event in Palestine, Texas he split 2nd and 3rd place with a score of 88.5 points, earned $2388 in event earnings and $1700 in bonus money.  Total Super Series earnings were $2380 for a $300 entry fee plus $5637 in regular event earnings for a total of $8017 and a new 4 Star Trailer.

Tom & Tish Peterson. File Photo

A congratulations also goes out to Laramie Wilson, who handles Lucky Draw #13 for Tom & Tish Peterson!

“Laramie’s always done a great job and he’s a good guy to be around,” stated Randy Schmutz.  ”He can do anything and he even jumps in and helps the UBBI crew from time to time.  It was great to see his hard work pay off.  Congratulations to Tom, Tish and Laramie. . . . .job well done!”

See SUPER SERIES Standings

Wayne Hodges 4 Star Trailers Futurity Super Series Concludes in Palestine

July 3rd, 2013

Bull #110 What A Burger owned by DAM Cattle Company. Photo by Gautreau

The 2013 Wayne Hodges 4 Star Trailers Futurity Super Series will conclude in Palestine this Saturday, July 6th. Twenty-three of the 49 Futurity entries at the Battle of the Bull UBBI Futurity will also be competing for additional Super Series Bonus Money and a chance to drive away pulling a brand new 4 Star Aluminum trailer from Wayne Hodges.  The top 4 Super Series enrolled two year olds will divide $6800 in bonus cash ($2720; $2040; $1360; $680).  The High Point Super Series bull, based on a point earned for each bull beaten at each of the 3 Super Series events will win one year’s use of a new Wayne Hodges 4 Star Trailer!
Current Super Series Standings are:
#1 – What A Burger         165 Points
#2 – Lucky Draw #13       160 Points
#3 – Heifer Hunter            158 Points
#4 – Air Snortin’               156 Points
#5 – Just Foolin’ Around  149 Points

Big Scores at the Bayou Battle In Lake Charles

June 24th, 2013

The United Bucking Bulls, Inc rolled into Lake Charles, Louisiana for the Bayou Battle with 113 two, three and four year old bulls owned by breeders from 8 different states.  UBBI members from Texas, Oklahoma, Missouri, Louisiana, Ohio and Mississippi all cashed checks at the Bayou Battle and proved once again that if they buck, they will win money!

Bull #040 from McConnell's Bucking Cattle winning the Bayou Battle Derby. Photo by Gautreau

“It was really exciting for us to see so many different breeders from so many states participate in Lake Charles,” explained Randy Schmutz, general manager of the UBBI.  ”This event is gonna be a regular stop on our tour and plans are already being made for the 2014 event.  It’s a great facility and we had good crowds enjoy a great event!”

The event started with an exciting round of Derby bulls on Friday night with 22 entries.  Larry McConnell with McConnell’s Bucking Cattle finished on top with Bull #040 producing an 88.75 point score and earning $2530.

“The bull (#040) was raised by Russ Gant, owner of 5G Farms and we entered him and hauled him to Lake Charles,” explained Larry McConnell.  ”We were very happy with the bull.  So happy that I bought the bull from Russ the next day and you’ll see him at a lot more UBBI events!”

Splitting second and third place was bull #07X from Cude Bucking Bulls and TD Cattle’s bull #06 Plumbers Crack with scores of 87.75 points each.  Rounding out the top 4 places was K Bar C/Spark-Lin/Folds/Strickland’s bull #054 Atomic Kitten.

Hou's Drinkin Water owned by Flyin D/Spring Creek Ranch

The Bayou Battle Futurity on Saturday morning featured 55 two year old bulls and paid 11 places.  Flying D/Spring Creek Ranch’s bull #-210 Hou’s Drinkin Water won 1st place with 89.75 points and a check for $2598 and Flyin D picked up a second place check with bull #112 Just Foolin Around.

“We’re really excited about Hou’s Drinkin Water,” stated Paul Daniel (Flyin D).  ”We bought him and #-217 Hou’s Cheatin Hou from Jimmy Ray and Jerry Nelson at the Frontier Sale last year.  They are 3/4 brothers, both sired by Houdini and both out of 2 different Muddy Water (Whitewater Skoal) daughters.  And now they’ve both won an event.  Hou’s Cheatin Hou won Palestine in June and Hou’s Drinkin Water won Lake Charles!  The bull we won second place with in Lake Charles came from Mitch Terrell and is a grandson of Houdini that goes back to a Whitewater female!”

Shallow Creek Farms won 3rd place with their bull #102 Hey Jack and Stormy Foster’s bull #250 War Tank finished 4th.  Other breeders placing in the Bayou Battle Futurity were Frontier & Ray, Carpenter/Vongontard/Burleson, Moss Brothers, Owens & Lane, Carpenter Brothers, Flyin D/Bob & Jeri Adams and McConnell’s Bucking Cattle/K.S. Bucking Bulls.

At the conclusion of the Futurity on Saturday morning, Randy Schmutz hosted a brief meeting with the UBBI members and addressed a few issues regarding tipping horns for competition bulls and late arrivals at UBBI events.

“Our current rules on tipping contest bulls are futurity bulls must be tipped back to at least a 25 cent piece and derby and classic bulls must be tipped back to at least a 50 cent piece,” explained Randy Schmutz.  ”A number of bulls over the past two events have entered and competed while not being adequately tipped.  And unfortunately there are a few breeders who are pushing the envelope on arriving late for check-in at events, so I wanted to visit with our members about these issues.  I don’t like to penalize people, but we’ve got to address this and get it turned around!”

In 2014, the horn tipping rule will be changed to state that ALL bulls competing at UBBI events must be tipped back to at least a 50 cent piece or more.  Bulls arriving at an event for competition that have NOT been adequately tipped, as per the UBBI horn tipping policy, will forfeit their entry fee and NOT be allowed to compete at that event.

Cory Melton accepting the Classic buckle on behalf of Loe Co/Melton Bull Co for #912 All Shook Up. Photo by Gautreau

Randy Schmutz said, “For the safety of our UBBI staff and other livestock, it’s essential that everyone tip these bulls at home before they arrive at an event.  We can’t tip bulls at an event, because of the lack of proper facilities and these bulls bleed and it’s not professional for us to buck bulls under those conditions.  As to the late arrival of participants, we have to be done with check-in at 3pm on Friday in order for our staff to prepare and be ready for the event Friday night.  When participants don’t get there and unloaded by these posted check-in times it puts our staff behind and makes our job much more difficult.”

All participants must be on site and prepared to unload by the posted check-in times or will be subject to being fined up to $100 per bull.

#912 All Shook Up from Loe Co/Melton Bull Co. Photo by Gautreau

The event continued on Saturday night with 35 really tough Classic bulls and when the dust settled it was Loe Co/Melton Bull Co’s bull #912 All Shook Up with a score of 90.75 points.  Cory Melton and Winston Loe earned $2691. Finishing second was Frontier & Ray’s bull #980 with a score of 89.5 points.  The event paid 7 places and other participants winning money included Moser Cattle Company, McConnell’s Bucking Cattle, Nathan Wolfe, Frontier/Ray/Folds/ Strickland, Hookin W, Cude Bucking Bulls/CF Rodeo and Lancaster & Jones Pro Rodeo.

Make your plans now to put the “Bayou Battle” on your calendar for 2014!


Red River Chute Out Attracts Record Number of Entries

May 23rd, 2013

The second annual Red River Chute Out UBBI event attracted a record number of entries in 2013.  Over 100 different UBBI members participated with 209 bulls at this year’s event at the Heart of Oklahoma Expo Center in Shawnee, Oklahoma.

“It’s always exciting for us when we get the kind of entry numbers we got in Shawnee,” explained Randy Schmutz, general manager of the UBBI.  ”We want to provide a value to all of our members that will attract them and make them want to enter and participate at our events.”

DAM Cattle Company's #013 winning the Red River Chute Out Derby. Photo by Gautreau.

A number of UBBI members traveled a long distance to compete at this year’s Red River Chute Out.  Some from as far away as New Mexico, Colorado, Idaho, Indiana, Missouri and Louisiana.  The event kicked off with a Breeder’s Social featuring a complimentary dinner and presentation of the bulls on Friday afternoon followed by the Derby (3 year old bulls) at 7:30pm.  Sixty-Four bulls participated and the derby paid 12 places.  When the Oklahoma “red dirt” settled it was DAM Cattle Company’s bull #013 on top with a whopping 91.25 point score, earning a check for $3680.  Brinlee & Kilgore finished as reserve champions with their bull #-5 Live Action, posting a score of 90 points.  Finishing in the top 5 were #X72 High As a Kite from Kanngeisser Cattle Company (3rd), #700 Firebender from Trimble & Fisher (4th) and #001 Smooth Operator (5th).

Big Finish aka Slinger Jr owned by Carpenter/Vongontard winning the Futurity with a score of 91 points. Photo by Gautreau

The action continued on Saturday morning with the UBBI Youth Futurity Series at 10am, followed by the 2nd leg of the 2013 Wayne Hodges 4 Star Trailers Futurity Super Series.  The top 4 finishing two year olds entered into the Red River Chute Out Futurity, that were enrolled into the Super Series split $6800 in bonus money.  The Youth Futurity featured 18 contestants between the age of 9 and 18 years old and paid 5 places.  Click HERE for more on the Youth Futurity.

The Futurity attracted 86 two year olds and paid 17 places.  Carpenter & Vongontard continued their winning ways with bull #CV101 Big Finish aka Slinger Jr, who also placed 3rd at the Gold Standard Futurity in Locust Grove, Oklahoma.  Big Finish posted a score of 91 points and cashed a check for $5031 plus $2720 in Super Series cash for a total haul of $7751.  Finishing second was Flying D & Spring Creek Ranch’s bull #-210 Hou’s Drinkin Water with a score of 89.25 points.  Spitting 3rd and 4th place were bull #071 Air Snortin from McConnell Bucking Bulls/K.S. Bucking Bulls and bull #110 What A Burger from DAM Cattle Company both with scores of 88.5 points.

Randy Schmutz presenting the Futurity buckle to Frannie Vongontard and Scott Burleson (on behalf of Ricky Carpenter). Photo by Gautreau

Wayne Hodges Super Series contenders earning bonus checks were Big Finish (1st place $2720), Air Snortin (3/4 place $1700), What A Burger (3/4 place $1700) and Lucky Draw #13 (6/7 place $680) from Tom & Tish Peterson. The 2nd place and 5th place finishing 2 year olds at the Red River Chute Out were not enrolled into the Super Series.

The event finished big with the UBBI Classic and the four year olds who showed up to do business!  When all was said and done 41 bulls were bucked and only 3 Don Gay Bull Riding Tour contestants were successful and made an 8 second ride.  The number one bull in the classic was bull #02 Maximus from Rockin C Bucking Bulls & Jenkins Bucking Bulls with a score of 91.5 points.  In second place was bull #965 Under Cover Brother from Flenniken/Bowman with 89.75 points.  In third place was #935 Gigolo Beau from Rafter HB Cattle and in fourth place was #965 Cajun Hotline now owned by Tom Baker and Lyndal Hurst.

#02 Maximus owned by Rockin C Bucking Bulls/Jenkins Bucking Bulls winning the Classic. Photo by Gautreau

The next event on the UBBI Schedule is June 7-8 in Palestine, Texas.


2013 UBBI Youth Futurity Series Hosts Second Event

May 23rd, 2013

This year’s Red River Chute Out featured a UBBI Youth Futurity Series event and attracted 18 bulls and thirteen different Youth members.

UBBI Youth members participating at the Red River Chute Out Youth event in Shawnee, Oklahoma. Photo by Gautreau

“It really excites us at how much attention the UBBI youth events are getting,” exclaimed Randy Schmutz, general manager of the UBBI.  ”We actually had a lot of parents at the Shawnee event ask about rules and guidelines and how to get their kids involved and that means we’re on the right track!”

The 2013 UBBI rule book states. . . . .Youth members entering bulls into a UBBI sanctioned Youth Futurity must be a Youth Member between the age of 9 and 18 years old and in good standing with the UBBI.  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.  Youth Members are required to be present at Youth Futurity competition in which their bulls are entered and are required to flank bulls, but can be assisted by an adult.  Youth Members must be accompanied by an Adult at all times while behind the bucking chutes or in the arena.

The UBBI currently has a total of 6 Youth Futurity events scheduled this season, with four events remaining.  Plans are not yet confirmed, but the UBBI may host a special Youth Finale at the end of the season in September, just prior to the UBBI National Finals.

Thatcher Aduddell has been watching his dad, Jason closely and has learned how to flank and bring the tough bulls to town.  Thatcher’s bull #008 Bear won the Youth Futurity Series event with a score of 86.25 points and pocketed $1008.  In second was a new youth member from Colorado, Lexie Hackworth from Lex-Sha Outlaw Bucking Bulls.  Her bull #160 Fall Out Boy posted a score of 83.75 points.

There were 18 bulls and the youth event paid 6 places (1 for every 3 bulls entered).  Other money winners included Hayden Johnson/Circle 13 Ranch, Wolfe Boys Bucking Bulls, Baylee Burleson/7v7 Bucking Bulls and Justin & Tyler Robison.

Randy Schmutz said, “It’s really great to see the excitement and the anticipation on these kids faces! I know it’s been said a million times, but these kids are really the future of what we do.  If we can teach these young members to be competitive and be good sports, our industry will grow and move in the right direction for all of us!  The UBBI Youth Futurity Series will only get bigger and better for these young bucking bull owners!”


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