UBBI Hosts Largest Youth Futurity Event

May 4th, 2016

The Red River Chute Out UBBI event hosted it’s 3rd Youth Futurity Series event of the 2016 season in Ada, Oklahoma on April 23rd. And with record entry numbers, it turns out to be the largest Youth Futurity event so far to date. The UBBI limits youth entries to two bulls per member entered at each Youth Futurity Series event. Activities resumed on Saturday morning with the UBBI Youth Futurity Series event with 57 entries from 40 different youth members. The 2016 Red River Chute Out Youth Futurity has now become the largest single youth futurity event in the industry!

UBBI Youth members at the Red River Chute Out. Photo by Gautreau

UBBI Youth members at the Red River Chute Out. Photo by Gautreau

“I cannot tell you how overwhelming it’s been to see our UBBI Youth program grow in the last 2 years,” explained Randy Schmutz. “To see the excitement on these kids faces and to watch them as they get to flank these calves and to see them helping each other to try and succeed. . . . .it’s just inspirational!”

Karley Page's bull #5B- winning the Youth Futurity. Photo by Gautreau

Karley Page’s bull #5B- winning the Youth Futurity. Photo by Gautreau

That same inspiration also exists in others that have been watching from afar. UBBI member Tim Dougherty from Missouri was inspired by the number of youth entries and phoned the UBBI office just before the event and explained that he wanted to contribute to the youth futurity purse and he added $700 to the event. There was also a pleasant surprise from David and April Scherotter, the parents of the late Clay Schrerotter, who competed as a UBBI Youth member until is untimely death in August of 2015. The Scherotter family presented a check in the amount of $300 toward the youth futurity purse as well.

Youth participants from the 2013 Shawnee, Oklahoma event. Clay Scherotter is pictured in the center in the red shirt. Photo by Gautreau

Youth participants from the 2013 Shawnee, Oklahoma event. Clay Scherotter is pictured in the center in the red shirt. Photo by Gautreau

“It was obviously emotional for Clay’s mom and dad,” stated Schmutz. “They attended the event un-announced and approached me with a check for $300. Clay’s dad, David shared with me. . .‘let’s consider Clay is entered here at this event. Here’s his entry fees!’ Wow, that was just so touching!”

David and April Scherotter live outside of Ada, Oklahoma and their son Clay competed at several UBBI youth events. Clay lost his life in an automobile accident just a few weeks before the 2015 UBBI Youth Futurity Series Finale last year. A group picture of youth members who participated at the 2014 Youth Futurity Series Finale, that included Clay, was available for all UBBI youth members to sign. That picture was later framed and presented to Clay’s mom and dad and now hangs in their home.

The Youth Futurity paid out 19 places and Karley Page, the daughter of HD Page, won 1st and 3rd place. Her bull #5B- posted a score of 88 points to win 1st place and earned $2046.  Kason Arjona, the son of Stu Crowe, placed second with his and bull #405. Karley Page’s bull #405 finished 3rd, scoring 86.75 points and in 4th place was bull #429 Can’t Get Right from Cassidi Porter. Other youth bulls in the top 10 included bull #415 Gangster’s Playin Hooky from Two Brothers Bucking Bulls/Orin Cobb; bull #453 Sky Jack 2 from Walker Roy West; bull #405 Kick Start from Millie Chism; bull #462 Lil Willard from Cade Davis; bull #04 Prayer Warrior from Two Brothers Bucking Bulls/Westin Cobb and bull #452 Start a Riot from Baylee Burleson. The event paid 1 place for every 3 bulls entered, thus 19 places were paid to UBBI youth participants!

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Red River Chute Out UBBI Results

May 4th, 2016

The weekend of April 22nd – 23rd marked the 7th event of the 2016 UBBI season as the Red River Chute Out celebrated it’s 3rd year in it’s new home inside the Pontotoc County Agriplex in Ada, Oklahoma! And it’s proving true. . . . .“if you build it, they will come!”

“The Red River Chute Out is obviously becoming one of our member’s favorite stops on our UBBI schedule,” stated Randy Schmutz, general manager of the UBBI. “The entry numbers have always been very healthy and it’s obvious that folks just wanna be involved with this event!”

Bull #193 The Communicator owned by Sellers Bucking Bulls/UTC winning the Derby. Photo by Gautreau

Bull #193 The Communicator owned by Sellers Bucking Bulls/UTC winning the Derby. Photo by Gautreau

In fact, entry numbers continued to be strong at Ada in 2016, attracting 255 bulls competing in the Derby, Classic, Youth Futurity, UFL Team Futurity and Open Futurity events with just over $97,000 in prize money awarded! Once again this year, Dennis and Jan Owens prepared and served a tremendous meal on Friday afternoon during the Breeders Social. This year’s meal was sponsored by Cord & Sara McCoy and the McCoy Ranch Production Sale!

Kelly & Mike Sellers receiving the Tres Rios buckle for the Derby win. Photo by Gautreau

Kelly & Mike Sellers receiving the Tres Rios buckle for the Derby win. Photo by Gautreau

The Derby featured 54 bull entries on Friday night and attracted 40 bull riders as a part of the Rank Bull Rider Tour. It took 87 points or better to be in the Top 10 to earn a check in the Derby. Sellers Bucking Bulls/UTC and their bull #193 The Communicator posted the highest derby score with 89.75 points and earned $3415. Following in a close second was bull #341 Holycowranches.com from H5 God’s Mountain Bulls/Dean Wilson, scoring 89 points. Gary Long from Washington State with Long Ranch and his bull #BW 390 placed 3rd with 88.75 points. Splitting 4/5 place were Rockin R Bucking Bulls #A14 Bad Vibes and Cord McCoy/K-C Bucking Bulls #387 Call the Law. Both bulls scored 88.25 points. Other bulls finishing in the Top 10 were Rockin R Bucking Bulls #A19 Bezerk; Scott Cattle Company bull #323 Biker Bob; Box K Cattle LLC bull #116 Back Up Members; Tom & Peggy bull #310 Power Plant and Ace of Spades/Clint McGuire bull #000 Dennis the Menace.

The UBBI limits youth entries to two bulls per member entered at each Youth Futurity Series event. Activities resumed on Saturday morning with the UBBI Youth Futurity Series event with 57 entries from 40 different youth members. So far to date, the 2016 Red River Chute Out Youth Futurity has now become the largest single youth futurity event in the industry! (Click HERE to see related YOUTH FUTURITY story)

Bull #457B Fireworks from D&H Cattle posting a 90.5 point score to win the Open Futurity. Photo by Gautreau

Bull #457B Fireworks from D&H Cattle posting a 90.5 point score to win the Open Futurity. Photo by Gautreau

The Futurity competition at the Red River Chute Out was multi-layered and included an Open competition, the second stop on UFL Team competition schedule and the 2nd of 3 stops of the Wayne Hodges 4 Star Trailers Futurity Super Series. With 60 bulls competing in the UFL competition, all but 10 of those also entered and competed in the open competition. There were a total of 112 futurity bulls competing with 102 of those in the Open futurity and 30 of those were also enrolled into the Super Series for additional bonus cash!

After all the futurity bulls performed, bull #457B Fireworks from D&H Cattle Company posted the highest score of this year’s entire futurity season. Fireworks scored 90.5 points to win $3672. Cheyenne Owens’ bull #29B scored 89.75 points to finish second. Splitting 3rd and 4th place was bull #463 Red Rocker from Dee Bland and bull #413 Little Texas from All Star Ranch, both were also on the All Star Ranch UFL Team and scored 89.5 points. Bull #263 Kid From the Hood from Sellers Bucking Bulls/UTC continued his winning ways by placing 5th with 89 points. The Futurity event paid 20 places.

The Top 8 UFL Team event winners featuring Ted Keeling accepting the Tres Rios buckle and check for $15,000. Photo by Gautreau

The Top 8 UFL Team event winners featuring Ted Keeling accepting the Tres Rios buckle and check for $15,000. Photo by Gautreau

The UBBI implemented the “new” Silver Select Futurity payout (Click HERE for Silver Select info) for 2016 Futurity events. This payoff allows for an additional $50 added to the futurity entry fee for every bull entered. This $50 fee is paid out 100% to the next eligible bulls below the open futurity payout. Sixteen bulls received earnings from the Silver Select payout including the Top 4 bulls who tied for 1st thru 4th place. Those bulls included bull #412 Legend from McCoy Ranches; bull #405 from Southern Cross Bucking Bulls (Greg Stevens); bull #419 Simple Man from Prewitt/Donaho and bull #4085 Call Forwarding from Rockin R Bucking Bulls. All tied with an 87 point score and each earned $440.

The UFL Team schedule enjoyed it’s second stop on the tour at Ada! Twenty teams participated and the Top 8 teams shared in the $40,000 purse. Ted Keeling and his All Star Ranch franchise entered bull #413 Little Texas (89 pts), bull #43 Fist Full of Dollars (85.75 pts) and added bull #463 Red Rocker (89.5 pts) from Dee Bland. The All Star Ranch team total was 264.75 points, to win the UFL event and a check for $15,000!

As always the Classic event on Saturday night proved to be as tough as usual. Thirty-two bulls battled it out and bull #255 Organized Crime from D&H

D&H Cattle/OK Corralis/Gordon bull #255 Organized Crime winning the Classic with a 91.75 point score. Photo by Gautreau

D&H Cattle/OK Corralis/Gordon bull #255 Organized Crime winning the Classic with a 91.75 point score. Photo by Gautreau

Cattle/OK Corralis/Gordon posted a whopping 91.75 point score to win first place and $2576. Following in 2nd place was the 2016 UBBI World Champion Derby bull #Z26 Acting Crazy with a score of 90.75 points. And finishing in 3rd was bull #1206 Cut the Cord from Aduddell/Owens, scoring 89 points. Other bulls in the Top 6 and in the money were bull #26 Valedictorian from Winston Loe/Melton Bull Company; 210 Chao’s Ghost from 3J Bucking Bulls and bull #212 Locke & Loaded.

The Red River Chute Out proved once again to be a tremendous event and a good time was had by all. The UBBI and it’s staff want to say a special thanks to everyone for continuing to support the efforts of this organization!

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Red River Chute Out Attracts Big Numbers

April 21st, 2016

The 5th Annual Red River Chute Out UBBI event has once again attracted big numbers for this year’s competition. Specifically the UBBI Youth Futurity Series will host it’s biggest event ever with 57 entries at this year’s 3rd stop on the Youth Futurity Series schedule!

Youth Futurity Series participants at Ada, Oklahoma in 2015. Photo by Gautreau

Youth Futurity Series participants at Ada, Oklahoma in 2015. Photo by Gautreau

“Wow! Fifty-seven different bulls from 39 different UBBI youth members,” exclaimed Randy Schmutz, the general manager of the United Bucking Bulls, Inc. “That just makes me smile and I’m so proud of our youth members and how much our youth program has grown! I wanna say thanks to our youth sponsors including Pull-Do Trailers, James Hogue, Rockin R Bucking Bulls and Chad Ramer and David Findley and the many Youth Series event buckle sponsors!”

This year’s Red River Chute Out also attracted 54 Derby bulls and 32 Classic bulls along with 112 Futurity bulls. This is the 2nd stop on the United Futurity League  (UFL) schedule and 60 bulls will be competing for $40,000 in prize money! Fifty of the 60 UFL team bulls are also entered into the UBBI Open Futurity competition and will buck once and scores will count in both the UFL team event and the Open Futurity competition. There are a total of 102 Open Futurity entries!

The event will kick off Friday afternoon at 4pm with a Breeder Social and Calcutta and free dinner hosted by Dennis and Jan Owens and the McCoy Ranches!

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The 2016 McCoy Ranch Spring Production Sale

April 19th, 2016

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The United Bucking Bulls, Inc is happy to share with you an exciting event hosted by the McCoy Ranch. The 2016 Spring Production Sale will be held on April 25-26-27-28 at 7pm nightly online at www.thebreedersconnection.com  

This year’s McCoy Ranch Spring Production Sale will offer 60 lots including ranch-raised yearlings, money-earning aged bulls, Bruiser and Pearl Harbor semen, and embryos by Stone Sober, Test Fire, and McCoy Ranch’s top producing females. Highlights include Sonic Blast, a two year old that is currently 16th in the UBBI Futurity Standings and a weanling bull that is a full brother to Air Time. This sale has ‘No Reserves’, everything will be sold. McCoy Ranches will be offering half-interest partnership opportunities in 8 head of their very best yearling bulls.

McCoy Ranch will also be offering for sale a United Bucking Bulls, Inc UFL Team Franchise!

Click HERE to view the on-line catalog.

Big Prizes Awarded at this Year’s Spring Spectacular

April 15th, 2016

The 12th Annual UBBI Spring Spectacular returned to Locust Grove, Oklahoma for it’s 2016 edition and it proved once again to be a “spectacular” event! Jerry Rush, the owner of the Sycamore Springs Ranch Arena joined forces with Aaron McWhorter and Grapevine Kawasaki~Polaris to offer a unique prize package this year, giving away a new Polaris Ranger. After checkin was complete on Friday afternoon the activities started inside the Sycamore Springs Ranch Mule Barn with food, fellowship and fun!

Bull #773 Top Spot from Tom Peterson & Peggy VanCleve splitting the win in the Derby. Photo by Gautruau

Bull #773 Top Spot from Tom Peterson & Peggy VanCleve splitting the win in the Derby. Photo by Gautruau

“I must say that people really enjoyed themselves at this year’s event and that is a very gratifying feeling,” stated Randy Schmutz, general manager of the UBBI. “We had a really good crowd at the Breeders Social and I wanna say a BIG thank you to Jerry Rush, Tim Fuller and the staff of Sycamore Springs Ranch for their hospitality in support of our activities on Friday afternoon!”

The weekend’s competition began with the Derby on Friday night with 36

D&H/Barthold's bull #60-3 Inferno splitting the Derby Win. Photo by Gautreau.

D&H/Barthold’s bull #60-3 Inferno splitting the Derby Win. Photo by Gautreau.

three year old bulls. The Derby paid 7 places and found D&H Cattle/Barthold splitting the win with Tom Peterson & Peggy VanCleve. Their bulls #60-3 Inferno and #773 Top Spot both scored 89.25 points to split $2314 each. The McCoy Ranch bulls had a lot of success on Friday, with Cord McCoy/K-C Bucking Bulls placing 3rd with #387 Call the Law, Denny McCoy’s bull #302 Opus placed 5th and Cord McCoy/Kevin Graber’s bull #307 Ice Breaker placing just out of the money. Bull #20A High Test from D&H Cattle Company placed 4th with a score of 88.25 points. Sixth was bull #310 Power Plant from Tom Peterson & Peggy VanCleve and in 7th place was bull #193 from Sellers Bucking Bulls.

Bull 81Z Shot Gun from D&H Cattle/Milton Smith winning the Classic. Photo by Gautreau.

Bull 81Z Shot Gun from D&H Cattle/Milton Smith winning the Classic. Photo by Gautreau.

The Derby & Classic bulls were all bucked on Friday night and the Rank Bull Rider Tour attracted 44 bull riders. With 58 total Derby & Classic bulls, there was a 44 man long round and 14 man championship round. The Derby & Classic bulls were scored separately, but there was no denying the Classic bulls had their own bit of charisma. The Classic bulls are bigger, stronger, smarter and more experienced and it shows. There were 22 four year olds competing for top honors and the event paid 4 places. Bull #81Z Shot Gun from D&H Cattle Co/Milton Smith had an 89.25 point outing to win the event and $2530 and a Tres Rios Silver buckle! High View Cattle Company’s bull #212 Locke & Loaded

Aaron Halpain accepting the buckle and the vest for the win in the Open Futurity. Photo by Gautreau.

Aaron Halpain accepting the buckle and the vest for the win in the Open Futurity. Photo by Gautreau.

produced an 88.75 score for second place finish. Bull #210 Chao’s Ghost from 3J Bucking Bulls finished 3rd with 87.75 points and finishing 4th was Ray Cattle Company’s bull #274 Blood Brother.

The Futurity was packed with lots of excitement, including the opportunity to win a brand new Polaris Ranger UTV from Grapevine Kawasaki~Polaris and Sycamore Springs Ranch. This year’s Spring Spectacular also included the UBBI’s first United Futurity League (UFL) team competition of the 2016 season. There were 99 two year olds participating at the Spring Spectacular with 86 bulls entered into the UBBI’S Open Futurity. Of the 60 UFL Team bulls, 47 also participated in the open futurity event.

“The UFL Team events are always very exciting,” shared Randy Schmutz. “This

Bull #450B Striker from Halpain/Thompson winning the Open Futurity. Photo by Gautreau

Bull #450B Striker from Halpain/Thompson winning the Open Futurity. Photo by Gautreau

unique team concept gives members a chance to team 3 bulls together and their accumulative scores win. The top 6 of 20 teams earn money with first place winning $15,000!”

It wasn’t until late in the futurity that we saw an 87 plus points bull. In fact, bull#450B Striker from Halpain/Thompson was the fourth from the last bull to perform and posted a score of 89.25 points to win the open event and $4257. Bull #411 Pat’s Pride from Stormy Foster/Terry Williams continued his winning ways to place 2nd with a score of 89 points. In third place was bull #263 from Mike Sellers posting a score of 88.75 points and finishing in 4th place was bull #81B Olaf from D&H Cattle Company scoring 88.5 points.

Other members placing in the top 10 were Tom Peterson & Peggy VanCleve; James Hogue/Chase Foutch; BS Cattle Co/Jack & Dot Verbois; Bland Bucking Bulls and D&H Cattle. With 86 entries the event paid 17 places.

The “new” Silver Select payout is now being used in all regular season UBBI Futurity events. Adding $50 to the futurity entry fee with 86 entries created a $4300 Silver Select payout (paid back 100%). After the Top 17 bulls were paid, the next 13 placing bulls earned their share of the $4300 Silver Select purse. The first 4 places in the Silver Select were tied with a score of 86.25 points. Bull #481B from D&H Cattle Co; bull #53B Not My Child form BS Cattle Co/Bob & Jeri Adams; bull #830 GDY 830 from Scott Cattle Co/Guidry Land & Cattle and bull #77B Medicine Man from Rockin R Bucking Bulls all earned $537.

Jimmy Ray, Aaron McWhorter and Jerry Rush presenting HD Page a new Polaris Ranger. Photo by Gautreau.

Jimmy Ray, Aaron McWhorter and Jerry Rush presenting HD Page a new Polaris Ranger. Photo by Gautreau.

At the conclusion of the Futurity and with a tie for 10th and 11th place, the Top 11 Futurity winners were placed into a drawing to win the Polaris Ranger. Each of the Top 11 drew for a position. Once positions were determined each winner randomly drew for a key to start the Polaris Ranger. HD Page & D&H Cattle Company placed with 3 bulls in the Top 11 and had 3 opportunities to win the UTV. HD Page drew the 3rd and 4th place position and on HD’s 1st attempt the UTV did not crank. But on his second attempt with the 4th place key the Polaris Ranger roared to life and HD Page took home the new machine valued at over $11,000. Thanks once again to Aaron McWhorter, owner of Grapevine Kawasaki~Polaris and Jerry Rush with Sycamore Springs Ranch for sponsoring this tremendous award!

Winners at the Spring Spectacular sporting their new award vests and custom RTIC tumblers. Photo by Gautreau.

Winners at the Spring Spectacular sporting their new award vests and custom RTIC tumblers. Photo by Gautreau.

For the past 11 years the Spring Spectacular has treated everyone who comes and competes like royalty, and this year was no exception. Every member entering a bull received a UBBI Spring Spectacular ball cap and the Top 5 in each event also received a custom award vest. And everyone is already talking about the 13th Annual Spring Spectacular in 2017!

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United Futurity League Hosts It’s First 2016 Event

April 15th, 2016
Jimmy Ray presenting the check and Tres Rios buckle to Tom Peterson & Peggy Van Cleve along with Laramie Wilson. Photo by Gautreau

Jimmy Ray presenting the check and Tres Rios buckle to Tom Peterson & Peggy Van Cleve along with Laramie Wilson. Photo by Gautreau

The UBBI United Futurity League kicked off it’s 2016 season at this year’s Spring Spectacular in Locust Grove, Oklahoma on April 2nd! Twenty teams and 60 bulls competed at the first UFL event with 47 of the 60 bulls also entering and competing in the UBBI Open Futurity. Those bulls bucked once and their scores counted in both the team competition and the open futurity.

Bull #A9W, owned by Tom & Peggy posting an 88 point score to help win the Spring Spectacular UFL event. Photo by Gautreau.

Bull #A9W, owned by Tom & Peggy posting an 88 point score to help win the Spring Spectacular UFL event. Photo by Gautreau.

When the dust settled and all the team scores were tabulated, it was the H-C/Tom & Peggy team of bulls that came out on top by only a .25 point ahead of the #2 team owned by BS Cattle Company. Tom Peterson & Peggy Van Cleve’s team combined there scores of 88, 86.5 and 85.5 points, for a total of 260 points, to win 1st place and $15,000! Bull #A9W was the anchor bull with an 88 point score!

Brandon Stewart (BS Cattle Co) and his partners Jack & Dot Verbois, Bob & Jeri Adams and Doug & Heather Stubbs finished 2nd with a total score of 259.75 points, including an 87.75, 86.25 and 85.75 point scores, to win 2nd and $6,500!

UFL winners at the Spring Spectacular sporting their new award vests and custom RTIC tumblers. Photo by Gautreau.

UFL winners at the Spring Spectacular sporting their new award vests and custom RTIC tumblers. Photo by Gautreau.

Finishing in both the 3rd and the 4th place position were teams owned by D&H Cattle Company with scores of 259 points and 258.75 points to each checks for $5,000 and $3,750!

Dee Bland with Bland Bucking Bulls placed 5th with total scores of 256.5 points just ahead of Cord McCoy/K-C/G-G with total scores 253.75 points. The Top 8 included another team from Tom & Peggy finishing 7th and Scott Cattle Co/Guidry Land & Cattle ending up in 8th place! Total payout to the Top 8 teams was $40,000!

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12th Annual Spring Spectacular Adds Grand Prize

March 22nd, 2016

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For the 12th year in a row, the Spring Spectacular Futurity~Derby~Classic will get the month of April kicked off in a BIG way on April 1st and 2nd! This is the second year for the event to be held at Sycamore Springs Ranch in Locust Grove, Oklahoma!

“It’s amazing to me that it’s been 12 years,” stated Randy Schmutz, the general manager of the UBBI. “When Amber and I started the Spring Spectacular in 2005, it was simply to try and build on the foundation and hard work that Bob Tallman began with the Rodeo Stock Registry and the Buckers, Inc! We’re proud that it has been successful and continues to grow!”

This year, the UBBI together with Grapevine Kawasaki~Polaris and Sycamore Springs Ranch will give away a new Polaris Ranger 570 UTV valued at over $11,000! All UBBI participants entered into the Spring Spectacular Open Futurity are eligible to win. The Top 10 placing futurity bulls will be entered into a random drawing. Ten ignition keys will be placed into a bucket and each owner of the Top 10 bulls will randomly select a key. The member with the key that starts the Polaris Ranger will win it!

“This is gonna be really exciting! And add a unique value to this year’s Spring Spectacular Futurity,” explained Schmutz. “If you enter 6 bulls and 3 of them place in the Top 10, you’ll have 3 chances to win! Literally the 10th placing bull could drive away in a brand new Polaris Ranger from Grapevine Kawasaki~Polaris and Sycamore Springs Ranch!”

In addition to the regular season Futurity, Derby and Classic, this year’s event will once again host the first United Futurity League (UFL) competition of the 2016 season. Twenty futurity bull teams will be competing for $40,000! UFL team bulls may also be entered individually into the open futurity and be eligible to win the Polaris Ranger! Team bulls entered into the open futurity will buck once for 2 scores and be eligible for prize money in both 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 1st) at 4pm.  The Top 10 in each event will receive a Spring Spectacular award jacket and the winner in each event will also win a Tres Rios Silver Championship Buckle.

Futurity entry fees are $500 and the event will feature the “new” Silver Select payout! Fifty dollars of the $500 entry fee will go into the Silver Select payout and will 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. A 60 head futurity will pay 12 places plus 9 places in the Silver Select payout for a total of 21 places paid. Silver Select winnings will NOT count as qualifier dollars toward UBBI National Finals or UBBI Futurity World Title.

“I’d like to thank Aaron McWhorter, the owner of Grapevine Kawasaki~Polaris and Jerry Rush, the owner of Sycamore Springs Ranch for supporting the 2016 Spring Spectacular,” explained Randy Schmutz. “Aaron and Jerry both are a part of the bucking bull family and strong supporters of our industry!”

Entries are OPEN now and will close Friday, March 25th. Click HERE for entry details!

You Can Own a UFL Franchise

March 22nd, 2016

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You Can Own a UFL Franchise! We have 2 UFL Teams available for the 2016 season. You simply have to pay the 2016 Sustain Fee ($2500) and you own the team. You will compete at 3 regular season events with 3 bulls on your team. Entry fees are $2500 at each event and will pay $15,000 to the winner and pay 8 places. The top 30 teams (based on points) will compete at the UFL Finals, held in conjunction with the UBBI National Finals. Entry fee is $5,000 and will pay $50,000 to the winner and pay 10 places.

You can use 3 different bulls each team out (9 different bulls) and you do not have to own the bulls on your team! If your team qualifies for the UFL Finals, all 3 bulls used must have competed at a UFL regular season event to be eligible. Click HERE for UFL info, payouts and event schedule!

Contact Kenzie at the UBBI office immediately if you would like to be a UFL Franchise owner!!!

Boston Porter Memorial Has Record Number of Youth Entries

March 22nd, 2016
Top 20 Youth Futurity Winners with sponsors (left) Scott Winston and (right) David Findley & Jackson Winston. Photo by Gautreau

Top 20 Youth Futurity Winners with sponsors (left) Scott Winston and (right) David Findley & Jackson Winston. Photo by Gautreau

The 10th Annual Boston Porter Memorial Bull Riding was held in Palestine, Texas on March 18th and 19th. This event featured the second of six UBBI Youth Futurity events this season and attracted a record number 65 youth entries! There were 44 different UBBI Youth Members participating at the Boston Porter Memorial event!

“The Boston Porter Memorial is an event that was started to honor Jimmy and Kim Ray’s grandson who lost his life in a tragic accident at the age of only 14 months old,” shared Randy Schmutz, the general manager of the UBBI. “Over the past 10 years this event has raised and awarded over $100,000 in Youth Scholarships to students in Anderson County!”

Blaine Burleson (center) accepting the Youth Futurity Champion buckle with (from left to right) Jackson Winston, Scott Winston, David Findley and Jimmy Ray. Photo by Gautreau

Blaine Burleson (center) accepting the Youth Futurity Champion buckle with (from left to right) Jackson Winston, Scott Winston, David Findley and Jimmy Ray. Photo by Gautreau

The UBBI Youth Futurity Series is once again sponsored by Rockin R Bucking Bulls (Chad Ramer & David Findley) and this event’s buckle was presented by Scott & Jackson Winston of

Bull #3-16 Pasture Blaster from Blaine Burleson winning the Youth Futurity. Photo by Gautreau

Bull #3-16 Pasture Blaster from Blaine Burleson winning the Youth Futurity. Photo by Gautreau

Winston Bucking Bulls from Arkansas!

Young Blaine Burleson continued his winning ways by placing 1st with Pasture Blaster, scoring 88.5 points and earned a check for $2080. Two Brothers Bucking Bulls/Westin Cobb placed second with bull #04 Prayer Warrior with a score of 87.25 points. In third place was Kason Arjona from Missouri who placed with his bull #404 LJ404, scoring 86.5 p0ints. And rounding out the top 4 was Chayden Stpehenson/Flying W with bull #7/4 #7 Black Label posting an 86.25 point score. The entry fees were $275 per entry and $225 was paid back to the Top 20 placing bulls!

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10th Annual Boston Porter Memorial Bull Riding Attracts 212 Bulls

March 22nd, 2016

Boston Porter, who was Nicole Harris’ son and grandson to Jimmy and Kim Ray,

London & Lincoln Porter displaying the American Flag. Photo by Gautreau

London & Lincoln Porter displaying the American Flag. Photo by Gautreau

lost his life at 14 months old in a tragic accident. Ten years ago they began hosting a bull riding event to raise funds to support a scholarship program in Boston’s name. This year’s event was an overwhelming success and all the proceeds will once again go toward educational scholarships to youth in Anderson County (Palestine, Texas).

The UBBI has been a part of this great event now for the past 5 years

Bull #JF310 Power Plant winning the Derby. Photo by Gautreau

Bull #JF310 Power Plant winning the Derby. Photo by Gautreau

and this year’s event attracted 212 bulls in the Youth Futurity, Futurity, Derby & Classic!

Friday’s bull riding featured 48 Derby  Bulls (3 year olds) and the first performance of the Rank Bull Rider Tour. Tom Peterson & Peggy Van Cleve took top honors with their bull #JF310 Power Plant, who scored 89.25 points. Tom & Peggy picked up a 1st place check totaling $3174. Second place belonged to bull #3134 OXX owned by Scott

From left to right, Laramie Wilson, Peggy Van Cleve and Tom Peterson accepting the buckle for their Derby win. Photo by Gautreau

From left to right, Laramie Wilson, Peggy Van Cleve and Tom Peterson accepting the buckle for their Derby win. Photo by Gautreau

Burleson, with a score of 88.75 points. OXX won last year’s Youth Finale event and has definitely graduated up to the big leagues. Finishing in third place was bull #IV37 from NIP Ranch

(Nadine Ivy Phillips) with a score of 88.25 points. And in fourth was bull #Tc302 Opus from McCoy Ranches, scoring 88 points.

Bull #1413 owned by Love Land & Cattle/Long Ranch winning Futurity. Photo by Gautreau

Bull #1413 owned by Love Land & Cattle/Long Ranch winning Futurity. Photo by Gautreau

Saturday morning started with the Youth Futurity (Click HERE to view Youth Futurity story) and then was followed by 79 open futurity entries. The competition got noticeably tough really early with the second bull in the order posting a score of 89.5 points. Bull #1413 from Love Land & Cattle/Long Ranch put on a show and set the bar for everyone else to try to jump over. Bull #1413 earned $3377 and another $1880 as the highest placing Super Series enrolled bull. Bull #411 Pat’s Pride from Stormy Foster/Terry Williams almost made it over that bar with a score of 88.25 points and finished second and earned $2488 plus $1410 in Super Series bonus money. Tom & Peggy got back to the pay window, picking up a check for 3rd place with bull #49B Top Line, scoring 87.75 points. And 4th place was bull #402 from Winston Loe/Melton Bull Company posting an 87.5 point score.

The “new” Silver Select payout was implemented at this week’s event. Fifty dollars from each entry fee was placed into the Silver Select payout (79 entries x $50 = $3950) and paid back 100%! With 79 bulls entered into the event, the futurity

Bull #804 Hustle Man winning the Classic. Photo by Gautreau

Bull #804 Hustle Man winning the Classic. Photo by Gautreau

paid 15 places. Bulls placing 16th through 27th place shared in a purse of $3950. Sixteenth through 20th place was split with scores of 85.25 points and each earned $481. Twenty-first place earned $296 and so on thru 27th place.

The Classic event featured 20 entries and the folks from Mississippi took all the money back to the southeast. Bull #804 Hustle Man owned by Henry Mladenka/Hosey Bridges/Chris Smith won the classic with a score of 88.75 points and earned $2300. Placing second was Angie Foster – Foster’s Bucking Bulls with bull #F8 Tommy Gun, scoring 87.5 points. Third place finisher was bull #1206 Cut the Cord from Aduddell/Owens with 87 points and in 4th place was bull #Z26 Acting Crazy from Rockin R Bucking Bulls.

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