UBBI Hosts Second Event in Wisconsin

June 29th, 2015

The UBBI landed in Elroy, Wisconsin on June 27th and together with producer Gene Baldwin and his crew, hosted the second MidWest Region stop on this year’s schedule. Elroy attracted 65 entries and featured a Yearling Futurity, Open Futurity, Derby and Classic.

Saturday morning started with a welcome from Gene Baldwin to all participants and a general membership meeting. Randy Schmutz, the general manager of the UBBI was in attendance and presented plans to expand UBBI competition in the region. The meeting was followed by the Yearling Futurity and Open Futurity and it was game on.

Cord & Wade Hamilton won the yearling futurity by a whopping 3.25 points over second place finisher with a score of 88.5 points. Bull #409 earned a check for $1520. Finishing in second place was bull #41 Jethro owned by Up North Cattle/Will & Irene Moyer. And in 3rd place was bull #408 from Mark Bekkum.

The Janssen family from Iowa winning the Open Futurity with Tugboat. File photo

The Janssen family from Iowa winning the Open Futurity with Tugboat. File photo

The UBBI Open Futurity attracted 16 entries and the Janssen family owned the winning bull. Bull #319 Tugboat posted a score of 88.75 points to win first place and $2200. Splitting 1st and 2nd place was bull #336 from 2B Bucking Bulls and bull #22 from JK Elite Bucking Bulls/War Pony Bucking Bulls/Hopkins Ranch, both with scores of 87.25 points.

The Derby & Classic bulls all bucked on Saturday night in separate competitions. 2B Bucking Bulls (Bill & Vicki Berger) and their bull #214 posted a score of 89.75 points to win first place and $2625. Lucas Cattle Company from Missouri with bull #228 Hunters Hit Man finished as reserve champion with a score of 88.25 points. Bull #25 Billy Jack owned by Up North Cattle Company from Minnesota split third  and fourth place with bull #320 from Tom Burkhart, both scoring 87.75 points.

The Classic came down to the wire with Jared Allen’s Pro Bull Team and bull #136 Uncle Tink scoring 90.5 points to win first and $2625. Bull #1100 Milky Jones owned by Stolzfus & Teague finished second with 90 points and in third place with 89 points was bull #186 Up North Express from Jared Allen’s Pro Bull Team.

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UBBI Hosts Event in Burlington, Colorado

June 23rd, 2015

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The United Bucking Bulls, Inc together with Talbert Bucking Bulls hosted a Futurity, Derby and Classic Competition on June 20th. The event attracted a total of 83 entries. Bull owners from Colorado, Minnesota, Wyoming, Missouri, Oklahoma, Texas, Kansas, Illinois and North Dakota traveled to the Evergreen state for the competition.

In the Derby, it was bull #209 Bad Beagle from Jared Allen’s Pro Bull Team (Minnesota) with a score of 90.5 points who picked up the first place check totaling $2756. Bull #215 Card Shark owned by Phenom Genetics/John & Deb Bills was runner up with a score of 87.25 points.

The Classic featured 21 entries and the win was split by Jared Allen’s Pro Bull Team and bull #136 Uncle Tink and Byron Juma’s bull #1310, both with scores of 90 points. Each bull earned $2813.

Lyndal Hurst from Slaton, Texas dominated the Futurity competition by winning both first and second place. Bull #3713 posted a score of 89 points, winning $2424 and bull #3113 scored 88.5 points to win second place.

Greg and Carolyn Talbert kicked off the weekend by hosting a Breeders Social with a prime rib dinner and lots of fun on Friday. Followed by a great competition and event on Saturday! The UBBI looks forward to returning to Colorado in 2016!

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Oklahoma Bulls Win Derby & Classic in Palestine

June 22nd, 2015

Summertime has rolled in with a vengeance and the heat showed everyone who’s boss. UBBI staff members had electric fans plugged in for as many as could take advantage of the manufactured breeze. The competition was just as hot!

Bull #32Y Bruiser owned by D&H Cattle/Buck Cattle winning the UBBI Classic. Photo by Gautreau

Bull #32Y Bruiser owned by D&H Cattle/Buck Cattle winning the UBBI Classic. Photo by Gautreau

In the Derby, bull #2103 Buck Autism owned by D&H Cattle Company posted a score of 91.25 points to beat 36 other bulls and win the first place check of $2765. Dennis & Christine Pevehouse/The Jaynes Gang brought bull #EG2259 Ms. Kitty’s Peacemaker and finished as reserve champion in the derby with a score of 90.5 points followed by 3rd place finisher, bull #B60 Handsome Jeff from Ramblin Verl Ranch, scoring 89.5 points.

In the Classic competition, breeders had to have posted an 87.25 point score or better to even get a piece of the prize money. Coming out on top was bull #32Y Bruiser from D&H Cattle/Buck Cattle with a smashing performance and a 92 point score. Bruiser earned $2495. Finishing as runner-up to Bruiser was bull #567 Lester Gillis owned by Folds/Strickland and in 3rd place was bull #1137 Cowbanger from Barrett & Prewitt with an 88.75 point score!

HD Page accepting the buckle for the win in the Classic competition. Photo by Gautreau

HD Page accepting the buckle for the win in the Classic competition. Photo by Gautreau

Saturday morning started with the UBBI’s Youth Futurity Series and featured 40 entries. This was the 3rd stop on this season’s Youth Futurity competition and the event paid 13 places. Young Blaine Burleson dominated the competition with bull #30 General Lee with a score of 87 points, winning$1600. Splitting first and second place was Jr Youth Futurity member, Madison Tomaski with bull #173 Titus and Chris Hamilton and his bull #EG3134 OXX, both with scores of 86.75 points.

The youth competition was followed by the Open Futurity and 81 entries. Tom Peterson & Peggy VanCleve continued their winning ways with their bull #773 Top Spot and that’s exactly where he landed with a score of 91 points and earned a check for $3240. Finishing as the reserve champion was bull #591 Smooth Over from Garrett/Thompson with a score of 90.75 points. And in the 3rd place spot was Pritchett Ranch/Melton Bull Co’s bull #324A with a score of 89.75 points.

The third of 6 UFL regular season events took place along side the UBBI Open Futurity in Palestine. Tom Peterson and Peggy VanCleve put together “super” team with bulls scoring 88.25, 88.75 and 91 points with a total of 268 points to win $15,000! Strickland/Melton Bull Co’s team of 3 bulls gathered up a total of 263 points with scores of 84.5, 88.75 and 89.75 points.

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Buckin’ At Bordertown Casino & Arena

June 17th, 2015

The United Bucking Bulls, Inc was honored to have produced the 2nd bucking bull event in the arena inside the Bordertown Casino. This new state of the art facility was specifically designed to buck Futurity, Derby and Classic bulls and offers both participants and patrons an entertainment experience like no other. Rick Smith, the general manager of the Bordertown Casino & Arena, did a great job creating a facility that will attract the attention of bucking bull owners from across the country.

Bull #27 Cartwright owned by Lightning C wins the Bordertown Shoot Out Derby. Photo by Dugger

“We were very excited to have been the second bucking bull event inside the Bordertown Arena,” stated Randy Schmutz, the general manager of the UBBI. “They have a great facility and everyone really enjoyed the casino and the Indigo Sky Hotel! We’re looking forward to being back there in August for our last regular season United Futurity League event!”

The Bordertown Shoot Out attracted a total of 144 bulls, including 40 Derby bulls, 37 Classic bulls, 14 entries in the Women’s Futurity and 53 Futurity bulls. After everyone was checked in on Friday afternoon, the Bordertown Casino hosted a Breeder Reception inside the Lost Creek Saloon and the action started that night at 7:30pm with the Derby.

Rick Smith (left), GM of Bordertown Casino presents Jerry Copp the buckle for the Derby win. Photo by Dugger

The Derby bulls seemed to enjoy the smaller arena set up and things got off to a great start. Bull #27 Cartwright owned by Lighting C didn’t have far to travel to enter the spotlight. It was an easy drive of just over an hour from Claremore, Oklahoma to the Bordertown Arena and worth every mile. The black bald face bull from Jerry Copp and Cody May turned in an impressive 91.75 point score, a full 2.25 points higher than the #2 placing bull. Cartwright earned a check for $2829. The #1 bull in the UBBI Derby Standings, bull #7 First Instinct, from Rockin J Bucking Bulls, continued his winning ways splitting second and third place with a score of 89.5 points. Ronnie Chism Farm & Ranch/4G had bull #20X share that position. And placing 4th was JATT 2003 from Jerry & Aaron Halpain with a score of 88.75 points.

“I really believe this was one of the strongest set of 3 year olds that we’ve seen this season,” stated Randy Schmutz.

The excitement continued on Saturday morning with the Rhinestone Renegades Women’s Futurity with 14 entries. Chelsea Cobble with Little Acres Bucking Bulls brought bull #369 to town and left with the 1D first

Little Acres Bucking Bulls (Chelsea Cobble) wins the Rhinestone Renegades Women's Futurity. Photo by Dugger

place check and a Tres Rios buckle scoring 87.75 points. Finishing second in the 1D was bull #+32 from Haylee Nichols with 86.5 points. The women’s futurity is paid out in a 3D format with 3 points separating the 1D, 2D and 3D winners. First place in the 2D was an 84.75 point outing shared by two bulls. Bull #313 Harry Luck from Sasha Robinson/JARS Bucking Bulls and bull #11A Little Red Wagon from Katie Fletcher split the win. The 3D was won with an 81.75 point score from bull #1301 from Kylee Donaho and second place in the 3D went to Josey Miller with a score of 81 points for bull #342. Each of the 1D, 2D and 3D winners received prize money and a Tres Rios Buckle.

The UBBI Open Futurity followed the women and 53 bulls showed their stuff before crowning a winner. Rafter 3S/Donaho’s bull #1302 Cost of Living High was the 30th bull to perform on Saturday morning and posted a 91.75 point score that proved to be unbeatable. Cost of Living High collected a check for $2574. Finishing as the Reserve Champion Futurity bull was #387 Call the Law owned by Cord McCoy/K-C Bucking

John Donaho and daughter Kylee accepting the buckle for the Futurity win on behalf of Rafter 3S & Donaho. Photo by Dugger

Bulls with a 91.25 point performance. Splitting 3rd and 4th place was bull #300 Ohl Special from Cody Ohl/Brandon Stewart and bull #2H 153 Buzz Kill from 2H & K3J Bucking Bulls, both with scores of 90 points. Buzz Kill currently holds the #8 position in the UBBI Futurity Year-End Standings.

The 4 year old bulls in the Classic wrapped up the weekend on Saturday night. Mike Rawson of Rawson Bucking Bulls collected the first place check with bull #L139 Little David. The bull is a product of the Lufkin Ranch & Rodeo breeding program from Chuck Griffith and the late David Wisner. Little David scored 89.25 points and earned $2691. The second place Classic bull was bull #124 Spin Machine from Jerry & Aaron Halpain

Bull #L139 Little David, owned by Rawson Bucking Bulls wins the Bordertown Shoot Out Classic. Photo by Dugger

posting a score of 88 points. Third place went to Cord McCoy/Tim Doughtery with their bull #107 Come On Baby with a score of 87.75 points. Come On Baby currently sets 5th in the UBBI Classic Year-End Standings. Splitting 4th and 5th place were bull #151 Straight 151 owned by B-B Bucking Bulls and bull #161 Fire House from Scott Winston/Melton Bull Co. Both bulls scored 87.5 points.

It was a great weekend with plenty of entertainment and the UBBI and it’s staff and crew are looking forward to returning to Bordertown Casino and Arena!

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Cheyenne Owens and TLW Bucking Bulls Are Big Winners

May 28th, 2015

In 2015, the Gold Standard Futurity and Black Gold Derby found themselves in a new home and on the same weekend. For the past 4 years the Gold Standard Futurity was hosted on the last weekend in April and the Black Gold Derby was held on the second week in August. This year the two highest paying UBBI events were combined and the Rhinestone Renegades Women’s Futurity was added and held together in their new home inside the Pontotoc County Agri-Plex in Ada, Oklahoma!

“We believed that it added more value to both events to hold them together and on the same weekend,” explained Randy Schmutz, general manager of the UBBI. “The Gold Standard paid out $146,000 and the Black Gold Derby paid out $96,000! Together with the “Double Down” Team contest paying back $12,300, that’s over $258,000 paid back to the top 2 and 3 year old bulls this weekend!”

The fun started after checking in 272 bulls on Friday and then everyone gathered at the Breeders Social and Gold Standard & Black Gold Lottery Drawing. Dennis and Jan Owens prepared a tasty home cooked meal and fed almost 200 UBBI members and then the activities got underway with drawing for a number of door prizes and then the Lottery and Calcutta. Almost $5,000 dollars was raised for the UBBI Youth Futurity Series Finale awards by auctioning off a number of Gold Standard Futurity and Black Gold Derby Lifetime Positions.

“Unusually there were some Gold Standard and Black Gold Lifetime positions that were not used this year,” explained Schmutz. “We decided to give our members a chance to purchase and own these positions and offered them up in an auction and 100% of the sales are going to provide awards for this year’s UBBI Youth Futurity Series Finale! We then put the remaining Lifetime positions into the Lottery drawing and the first applicants drawn received Lifetime spots for the 2016 events!”

TLW's bull #274 Blood Brother winning the Black Gold Derby and $25,000. Photo by Gautreau

The Derby on Friday featured half of the 96 three year old entries, so the first 48 Black Gold Derby bulls set the stage for the weekends competition. At the conclusion of Friday’s performance, it was Rockin T Ranch/Flying High Rodeo’s bull #206 Burn It Down who set the pace with a score of 90 points. Close behind was Diamond S Bucking Bulls with there bull #2125 Wicked Stick with an 89.25 point score. Splitting 3/4 place on Friday night was bull #1266 from Martinez/Milloy and bull #Z3 Swamp Wreck from Oakes & Green. A blood sample was collected from the top 5 bulls after Friday’s performance.

The competition continued on Saturday night and everyone agreed that the 90 point score from the previous evening was gonna be tough to beat. As the evening progressed it was looking like that might be the case until only 9 bulls remained and things changed. TLW’s bull #274 Blood Brother showed out and posted a 90.25 score, edging the bull Burn It Down by only .25 point, who ultimately finished as the Black Gold Derby Reserve Champion! TLW Bucking Bulls’ Blood Brother earned $25,000 for first place!

Also on Saturday night, bull #302 Sweet Emotion owned by Nathan Wolfe & Scott Cattle moved into the number 3

Joey Almand accepting the Tres Rios buckle and check for $25,000. Photo by Gautreau

position overall with a score of 89.5 points! Other bulls finishing in the Top 10 after two performances were Diamond S Bucking Bulls bull #2125 Wicked Stick; bull #R804 owned by Henry Mladenka/Fred Robinson/Bridges & Smith; bull #2103 Buck Autism from D&H Cattle Co; bull #Z8/8 Losing My Religion from Owens & Folds; bull 20X from Ronnie Chism Farm & Ranch/4G Ranch; bull #1266 from Marinez/Milloy; #Z3 Swamp Wreck from Oakes & Green; bull #Z7 Sketchy Bob from D&H Cattle Co/Flinn. A blood sample was also collected from the top 5 Derby bulls after Saturday’s performance. A total of 10 Derby bulls were sampled for drug testing as per the UBBI’s Drug Testing Policy.

A lot of two year old bulls lined up to show their stuff on Saturday morning beginning with the Rhinestone Renegades Women’s Futurity. A record 30 entries were featured in the women’s competition and the ladies did a really good job. Kylee Donaho won the most money by

Rhinestone Renegades Women's Futurity participants. Photo by Gautreau

winning the 1D with bull #1301, scoring 85.25 points. She also placed 1st in the 3D with bull #36, scoring 79.25 points. Kylee won a total of $2362. Amy Austin was 2nd in the 1D with her bull #303 Popeye. The winner of the 2D was Delyne Lee with bull #D-77 from Bland/Dodson/Lee with a score of 82.25 points, winning $1012. Delyne would like to extend a thank you to Cody Hawks for flanking the bull in her absence. Finishing second in the 2D was Toni Scalco with bull #235 Stitches with a score of 81.5 points.

At the conclusion of the Women’s Futurity, the Gold Standard Futurity began. And with $146,000 up for grabs the competition was as tough as ever. The first 73 two year old bulls took center stage before taking a short break for lunch. After the first section of the Gold Standard Futurity it was D&H Cattle Co and their partners who held down the top 3 spots. Bull #6A Test Fire co-owned by GDDB Cattle and bull #29A Magic Maker both posted the highest score of the first half with 88.75 points each. Bull #60-3 co-owned with Leflore and Barthold scored 88.25 points to hold down the 3rd place spot.

Bull #12A Tugco owned by Cheyenne Owens winning $50,000 at the Gold Standard Futurity. Photo by Gautreau

After the lunch break, everyone gathered to see who would ultimately win 1st place and walk away with a check for $50,000! After all was said and done, 3 bulls from the second half moved ahead of Test Fire, who finished 4th overall. Bull #12A Tugco from Cheyenne Owens posted a 91.75 score, with 3 of the 4 judges marking the bovine athlete 23 points. The win earned Owens a check for $50,000! Finishing second was Dennis & Jan Owens and Carl Dunlap with their bull #317 Big Crush with a score of 89.5 points. They cashed a check for $15,000! And in 3rd place was bull #367 Rand’s Big Cadillac from Scott Cattle Company of South Dakota with 89 points and a earning a check for $10,000! Other bulls finishing in the Top 10 were bull #6A Test Fire from D&H Cattle Co/GDDB Cattle; bull #29A Magic Maker from D&H Cattle Co; bull #60-3 Inferno from D&H Cattle Co/Leflore/Barthold; Bull #3448 Call Me Trigger from JC’s Dream Team/The Jaynes Gang; bull #313 Zorro The Toro from Jay Hudgins; bull #153 Buzz Kill from 2H & K3J Bucking Bulls; bull #1013 from Kurt Tucker/Pistol Robinson. A blood sample was collected from the Top 10 Gold Standard Futurity bulls for drug testing. The Top 30 bulls in the Gold Standard earned a prize money check!

Cheyenne Owens and family and friends celebrating the win at the Gold Standard Futurity. Photo by Gautreau

Participants in the Gold Standard Futurity and Black Gold Derby were given the opportunity to “Double Down” by selecting a futurity bull and derby bull and pairing them together on a team. The Top 6 teams with the highest combined aggregate score would share the $12,300 purse. There were 41 teams and the team of Inferno in the futurity owned by D&H Cattle Co/Leflore/Barthold and Buck Autism owned by D&H Cattle Co won the “Double Down” and pocketed another $3528.

Results from the drug testing revealed no violations and prize money checks were mailed on Wednesday, May 27th! Congratulations to everyone and a BIG thank you to all who participated in one of the biggest weekends of the year in the bucking bull industry! Click HERE to View Feature Video

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Almost $250,000 Up For Grabs This Weekend

May 13th, 2015

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

The United Bucking Bulls, Inc has combined it’s two largest paying events into one action packed weekend in Ada, Oklahoma this weekend, May 15-16! The Gold Standard Futurity will feature a total payoff of $146,000 and the winning 2 year old bull will walk away with a check for $50,000! The Black Gold Derby will payout $96,000 and $25,000 for first place. In addition, the Rhinestone Renegades Women’s Futurity will showcase 21 different cowgirls with 30 two year old bulls on Saturday morning.

Ninety-Six three year old Derby bulls will be divided in half and 48 will buck on Friday night at 7:30pm and the remaining 48 will perform on Saturday night at 7:30pm. The action will take place inside the Pontotoc County Agri-Plex. On Saturday morning, the women will take center stage at the second Rhinestone Renegades event of the 2015 season. Followed by 146 two year old bulls trying to win their share of $146,000!

All the Gold Standard & Black Gold participants will be welcomed with a UBBI Breeders Social, Free BBQ brisket dinner, the 2016 Gold Standard & Black Gold Lottery drawing and Calcutta at 4pm on Friday afternoon. These activities will take place inside the Small Animal Building next to the Agri-Plex Arena!

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Winners Celebrate at the Seneca UBBI Event

May 13th, 2015

The United Bucking Bulls, Inc hosted it’s first sanctioned event in the state of Wisconsin on May 8th and 9th in Seneca! Curt Check, a member of the UBBI produced and hosted the event and he and his crew did a great job with the number of bulls competing and the “Buckin Bred” Livestock Sale. A total of 92 bulls participated in the yearling futurity, futurity, derby and classic. UBBI members from 8 different states including Oklahoma, Kansas, Iowa, Missouri, Minnesota, Illinois, North Dakota and Wisconsin gathered to see who’d get the money and the gold buckles.

“Curt did a great job,” stated Randy Schmutz, general manager of the UBBI. “There were 61 different two, three and four year old bulls and an additional 31 yearlings competing! Everything turned out really well and we’re looking forward to expanding the opportunities for bucking bull owners in that region of the country in the future!”

There were 17 Derby bulls and 16 Classic bulls competing separately on Friday night. At the conclusion of the performance it was Jared Allen’s Pro Bull Team and also Matt Scharping with Phenom Genetics who garnered most of the attention, claiming 1st and 2nd place in both the Derby and Classic events. Jared Allen’s bull #209 Bad Beagle won the Derby with a score of 90.75 points, winning a check for $2443. Phenom Genetics and their bull #215 Card Shark finished second with a score of 90.25 points and bull #228 Hunter’s Hitman owned by Lucas Cattle Company won 3rd place with a score of 88 points.

In the Classic, Jared Allen’s Pro Bull Team continued their winning ways picking up checks for both 1st and 2nd place. Bull #136 Uncle Tink placed at the top of the list with a score of 90.75 points, winning $2300 and in 2nd place it was bull #186 Up North Express with a score of 89 points. Nevade Berger traveled from North Dakota to Wisconsin with two bulls and was successful, winning 3rd place with bull #022 Wolf.

Activities continued on Saturday morning with a livestock sale featuring bucking bulls and ‘rodeo bred’ females on the auction block. The Yearling Futurity and Futurity followed at 3:30pm.

“We were pleased to see that we had 28 two year old futurity bulls competing,” explained Schmutz. “And even more pleased to see 31 yearling bulls competing.” Although the UBBI does not sanction yearling competitions, it is going to expand the opportunities for bull owners to compete in these yearling events, especially in the areas north.

The Yearling Futurity bulls were first on the schedule and Will & Irene Moyer with Up North Cattle (Minnesota) and their bull #41 Jethro showed out to the tune of 86.25 points to win 1st place and $1736. Finishing in 2nd place was bull #1405 owned by Mark Bekkum from Wisconsin. Curt Check Bucking Bulls won 3rd place with bull #471, scoring 83.75 points. Jared Allen’s Pro Bull Team placed 4th and 6th with two different bulls and winning 5th place was Three Sons Farms from Iowa.

The Futurity got noticeably tough when bull #387 Call the Law from Cord McCoy/K-C Bucking Bulls produced the highest score of the weekend with 91 points to win $1890. Finishing in second place was Jason Marbery from Kansas with bull #137, scoring 88.5 points. In third place was 2B Bucking Bulls (Bill, Vicki & Talli Burger) with bull #336. And finishing in 4th and 5th place with scores of 87.75 points and 87.5 points were bull #307 Ice Breaker owned by Cord McCoy/Kevin Graver and bull #324 from Matt Noble of Noble Farms.

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UBBI Bulls Show Out at the Red River Chute Out

May 1st, 2015

“All I can say is. . . .Wow!”, exclaimed Randy Schmutz, the general manager of the United Bucking Bulls, Inc. “The Red River Chute Out was tremendous. We were very excited to see all the entries and everyone support this event! We expect this event to become a destination event for our members in the future! And thanks to the Pontotoc County Agri-Plex and the Ada community for their overwhelming hospitality!”

The UBBI season is in full swing and the stop in Ada, Oklahoma was the 7th event on this year’s schedule. A total of 295 entries were featured in the Youth Futurity, Futurity, Derby & Classic. The Red River Chute Out also featured the 2nd of 6 United Futurity League (UFL) events.

Bull #Z7 Sketchy Bob from D&H Cattle Company winning the Red River Chute Out Derby. Photo by Gautreau

“This was the 2nd UFL event and we had 20 teams competing with 3 bulls each for a total of 60 UFL bulls,” explained Schmutz. “There were a total of 123 futurity entries with 103 of them being UBBI Open entries and the balance of 20 were entered only into the UFL event!”

After the bulls were all checked in, UBBI participants were treated to some real Oklahoma hospitality with the Breeders Social. Dennis & Jan Owens cooked and provided the brisket & sausage dinner and fed almost 200 people. Randy Schmutz shared some UBBI news regarding new events in Seneca, Wisconsin and Burlington, Colorado. And a venue change from Springfield, Missouri to West Seneca, Oklahoma on June 5th and 6th.

Schmutz explained, “Unfortunately the event in Springfield, Missouri cancelled but we were able to keep the same weekend and move it to the Bordertown Casino in West Seneca, Oklahoma. The new venue is only 90 miles from Springfield and about 20 miles south of Joplin, Missouri on the Oklahoma – Missouri state line.”

After the Breeders Social, the Derby kicked things off on Friday night with 83 entries. The 3 year old bulls showed their stuff and 16 bulls received prize money. When all was said and done it was D&H Cattle Company’s bull #Z7 Sketchy Bob in the first place spot with a score of 89.75 points. Sketchy Bob earned a check for $4295. Splitting reserve champion honors were Tom Peterson’s bull #3-16H Rolls Royce and bull #804 from Henry Mladenka/Fred Robinson/Bridges & Smith. Both bulls posted scores of 88.75 points. Finishing in the top 5 in a 3 way tie for 3rd, 4th and 5th place were bull #1201 High Cost of Living from Rafter 3S/Donaho; bull #267 from Diamond S Bucking Bulls and bull #231 Cracker Jack Gangster from Carpenter & Hudgins. All three bulls were marked 87.5 points.

“We really had an outstanding set of 3 year old bulls,” Schmutz said. “And there’s no denying we struggled a little in the bull rider department this weekend. We did not get as many bull riders entered as we’d like and there were a few that had some noticable trouble with the caliber of bulls featured on Friday night. We are always trying as hard as we can to attract the best bull riders we can to help insure that every bull owner has an equal opportunity to compete and be successful.”

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

Saturday morning started bright and early with the UBBI Youth Futurity Series presented by Rockin R Bucking Bulls and TLW Bucking Bulls. The youth of the UBBI entered 40 two year old bulls and the competition was once again as tough as ever. A number of new youth participants joined us for the first time and came from as far away as Arkansas, Louisiana and Mississippi. Entry fees are $275 and the youth event pays back 1 place for every 3 bulls entered, so 13 youth earned checks this weekend in Ada!

On top was a member of the Burleson family, but this time it was young brother Blaine who picked up the buckle, sponsored by Tim Dougherty, and the check for first place. Bull #937 Uncle Jesse put up an 86.25 point score to

Blaine Burleson accepting the Youth Futurity buckle. Joined by sister Baylee. Photo by Gautreau

win first and a check for $1560. There was a tie for 2nd and 3rd place with bull #306 Doctor Bucks from Two Brothers Bucking Bulls (Westin & Orin Cobb) and another Blaine Burleson entry, bull #30 General Lee. Both bulls scored 86 points. Finishing in a 4th/5th place split with scores of 85.25 points, was Madison Tomaski with her bull #173 Titus and Anna Bullock with bull #32 Eat Mor Chickin.

Randy Schmutz made this statement, “It’s so refreshing to watch these kids and see the excitement and the look on their face when these bulls buck! I wanna say thank you to all the parents and to our sponsors for making this one of the most exciting Youth Series seasons we’ve had so far. Rockin R Bucking Bulls and Chad Ramer and David Findley as well as Tracy Williams with TLW Bucking bulls have really stepped it up this year with their financial support of our UBBI kids! And a thank you to all of our Youth buckle sponsors this year, too!”

After the completion of the youth futurity, the UBBI Open and UFL Futurity began. One Hundred

Bull #304 from Gary Long winning the UBBI Open Futurity with a score of 91 points. Photo by Gautreau

Twenty-Three bulls later, we found a winner. Bull #304 was a part of Gary Long’s UFL Team and also entered into the UBBI Open Futurity and put up the second highest futurity score this season, posting a score of 91 points. Bull #304 earned $5356 in the open futurity. Finishing in the #2 spot was Mike Rawson/Chase Foutch’s bull #12 with a score of 90.25 points. Third place was bull #29A Magic Maker from D&H Cattle Co/Flinn with a score of 88.75 points. Magic Maker was also enrolled into the Wayne Hodges 4 Star Trailers Futurity Super Series. The bull earned $2092 in the UBBI Open Futurity and an additional $2240 in Super Series bonus cash for a total haul of $4332. Rounding out the top 4 was bull #TC302 Opus from McCoy Ranches with a score of 88.5 points. Opus was the #2 highest placing Super Series bull and earned $1680 in bonus money. Bull #247 from Williams/Owens finished in 3rd place in the Super Series, winning an additional $1120 and Casey Cooley’s Bar C Bucking Bulls’ #C13 Copperhead Road finished 4th in the Super Series for a $560 bonus. With 103 bulls entered into the UBBI Open futurity, the event paid 20 places.

Rooster & Michelle Gilstrap accepting the buckle for the Classic win on behalf of D&H Cattle Company. Photo by Gautreau

As always, the Classic ended the weekend and it ended with a BIG bang! There were 49 Classic entries and the event paid 9 places. It proved to be one of the toughest Classic events this season, bucking off all the bull riders! D&H Cattle Company’s bull #32Y Bruiser put up a 91.5 point score to win first place and $3240. Second place finisher, bull #10 Damn Frustrating from Curtis Leschyshyn/4G Ranch scored 90 points. There was a tie for 3rd/4th place with bull #C116 Speckled Buck from Bill Clymer Bucking Bulls and bull #-147 Big Cat from TLW Bucking Bulls. Other bulls finishing in the money were bull #1137 Cowbanger owned by Barrett & Prewitt; bull #56Y Step Child from Cheyenne Owens; B&M Bucking Bulls/Hookin W’s bull #-50 Divinity; Sellers Bucking Bulls’ #126 Hood Rat and bull #138 Cracker Jack owned by Carpenter  Hudgins.

The Red River Chute Out is quickly becoming the “go to” event and we look forward to what the future holds in Ada, Oklahoma!

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Rawson & Foutch Win United Futurity League Event #2

May 1st, 2015

The United Futurity League (UFL) hosted it’s second event of the season in conjunction with the Red River Chute Out in Ada, Oklahoma on April 24th and 25th. Twenty UFL teams participated with a total of 60 team bulls competing. Forty of the team bulls also entered and competed as individual bulls in the UBBI Open Futurity.

The UFL competition proved to be as tough as ever, but Mike Rawson/Chase Foutch’s team prevailed with a total team score of 258 points. That’s an average of 86 points per each bull.

“The UFL Team competition is all about stategy,” explained Randy Schmutz, general manager of the UBBI. “It looks like to me you’ve gotta have  a superstar that you can trust to do his job without any mistakes and then 2 really solid performers! That’s exactly the mix Rawson and Foutch had.”

One of the superstar bulls for Rawson/Foutch was bull #12 who put up a 90.25 point outing, with one judge marking

Bull #12 from Mike Rawson/Chase Foutch scoring 90.25 points to lead it's team to the UFL win. Photo by Gautreau

the bull as high as 23.25 points. Bull #L301 posted a score of 84.75 points and bull #319 scored 83 points. Mike Rawson and Chase Foutch picked up a check for $15,000 and a beautiful Tres Rios Silver championship buckle.

Finishing in second place was All Star Ranch/Brett Romkema’s team with a total score of 257.75 points, earning a check for $6500. And in third place was Cord McCoy’s/Nina Webb Bucking Bulls with a total score of 255.75 points and receiving a check for $5000.

The All Star Ranch/Brett Romkema team finished 4th in it’s first outing at Locust Grove, Oklahoma and earned 16 points. With it’s second place finish in Ada, Oklahoma and earning 18 points, their team leads the points standings with a total of 34 points.

Other UFL Teams finishing in the money in Ada were Tom Peterson; TM Cattle Co/BS Cattle Co; Barrett & Prewitt; Scott Cattle Company; Jared Allen’s Pro Bull Team. In the UFL Team standings Barrett & Prewitt are splitting 2nd/3rd place; Mike Rawson/Chase Foutch are in 4th and DAM Cattle Company who won the first UFL event are finished in 5th place in Ada.

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United Futurity League Hosts It’s First Event of the Season

April 22nd, 2015

Since it’s inception, the United Bucking Bulls, Inc has made an effort to create positive opportunities for it’s members. In 2015, the UBBI added a Futurity Team Competition format to it’s schedule! The new United Futurity League (UFL) has given members an opportunity to “own” a team and participate with 3 bulls on a team at 3 different UFL regular season events and then a Year-End Finals. Forty franchises were offered and sold in the fall of 2014 for $3500 and each year the Franchise owners must pay an annual $2500 sustaining fee to keep and use the Franchise.

Each of the 40 Franchises will participate at 3 UFL regular season events this year. Two of the 3 UFL events are going to be held in conjunction with a regular season UBBI Futurity, allowing Team bulls to enter the UFL event and UBBI regular season Futurity. Futurity bulls will buck once and bull scores will count for each contest. Entry fees for a regular season UFL event are $2500 per team with a payback of 80% ($40,000). Eight places will be paid out at the regular season events with the 1st place team earning $15,000.

“Our goal was to give these bull owners more opportunities to win more money with their two year old bulls during the season,” shared Randy Schmutz, general manager of the UBBI. “Team bulls have the option to also enter the UBBI futurity and pay two entry fees. Bulls will buck once and the score will count for both contest events!”

Each UFL team will earn points based on how many teams they beat at each team event. In other words, with 20 teams entered, the first place team will earn 19 points (beating 19 teams). The second place team will earn 18 points, the third place team will earn 17 points and so on. After all 40 teams have competed at each of their 3 events, the 30 teams with the most points will advance to the UFL Year-End Finals! Finals entry fees will be $5000 and will be paid back 100% for a total payout of $150,000 and $50,000 for first place.

Three-Hundred Ninety Thousand ($390k) dollars will be available to UFL Team owners during the 2015 season and UFL Year-End Finals!

The Top 8 UFL Team receiving custom duffle bags and the winners with their check and UFL Buckle. Photo by Gautreau

The first of 6 UFL Team events was held in conjunction with this year’s UBBI Spring Spectacular in Locust Grove, Oklahoma! Twenty teams competed for the share in $40,000 in prize money and a shot at a $15,000 1st place check and beautiful buckle.

“I think most members will agree that it’s tough to put a really good team of 3 futurity bulls together,” explained Randy Schmutz. “But that’s what makes this concept so exciting! These team owners live and die by one bull’s good or bad performance!”

Selman's bull #1302 helping the DAM Cattle Company UFL Team win first place. Photo by Gautreau

John Donaho and Jim Murff, owners of DAM Cattle Company had 3 solid performances from their two year old bulls and won $15,000 by only one-half of a point. Their bulls posted scores of 86.75; 86.5 and 84 points for a combined total of 257.25 points. In second place was Barrett & Prewitt & Barthold, scoring a combined total of 256.75 points with 86; 85.75 and 85 points. Chad Ramer and David Findley, owners of Rockin R Bucking Bulls finished in 3rd place while Nathan Wolfe and Terry Coleman landed in the number 4 spot.

Oddly enough, the highest single score from a team bull belonged to bull #3706 on the WTF/Ready or Not Bucking Bulls/Chase & Marty Foutch team with a score of 89.75 points. They finished in 1st place in the UBBI Futurity and in 5th place in the UFL Team competition with scores of 89.75; 83.75 and 80.5 points. There’s no denying it takes a “team” effort to be the #1 UFL Team.

Congrats to all the winners and we wish everyone the best of luck at the remaining UFL Team events in 2015!

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