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LAS VEGAS – Four-time world champion bull rider Tuff Hedeman heats up Las Vegas with the Tuff Hedeman Bull Riding Tour, presented by Boot Barn and Discount Tire, at the South Point Arena & Equestrian Center on Saturday, March 2 at 7:30 p.m. Featuring Hedeman’s signature style event, 24 of the world’s best bull riders will compete in the invitation only, three-round competition with a sudden death format. Tickets are on-sale now starting at $30 here.
The two-hour adrenaline rush show will feature a star-studded lineup of world-class bulls, including bull icon Hellfire, pitted against champions and the hottest bull riders on the tours today. As the fourth stop of the nationwide tour, Tuff Hedeman Bull Riding Tour will have three World Champions and nine Wrangler National Finals Rodeo qualifiers competing, including but not limited to Jeff Askey, Koby Radley, Dustin Boquet, and Eli Vastbinder.
“The last time a group of bull riders like this were in Las Vegas was during NFR, and if you missed them in December, you can see several world champions and the NFR guys back in town at the South Point," said Hedeman. “It is going to be an intense weekend of competition plus some great family fun entertainment, and no bull riding experience or knowledge is necessary to enjoy this high energy adrenaline rush show,” said Hedeman.
In addition, top-shelf entertainment by past NFR entertainer of the Year, JJ Harrison, Tuff Hedeman Bullfighters and grand pyrotechnic introductions will add to the adrenaline rush competition.
Bullfighters Only champions Bryce Redo (Dayton, TX) and Beau Schueth (Emmitt, NE), both personally selected by Hedeman, will also be back saving lives on the dirt in front of the chutes.
Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. for ticket holders to enjoy the pre-event activities on the concourse including great food, cold beer, shopping, and autograph opportunities.
“Every year I look forward to providing the Las Vegas community with a top-rated bull riding competition and some great entertainment,” said Tuff Hedeman. “This year we will also be at the Downtown Las Vegas Events Center with a live bull for fans to get photos with and then watch him buck two days later as an amazing athlete.”
Leading up to the weekend event, Hedeman will be joined by Hellfire, Eli Vastbinder and Bryce Redo at the Downtown Las Vegas Events Center on Thursday, Feb. 28 during the Ultimate Sports Weekend Fan Fest from 3 to 6 p.m.
Tickets are on sale now at Tuff Hedeman Bull Riding Tour Tickets or by visiting the South Point Arena website. Tickets are also available in-person at the South Point Box Office, 9777 Las Vegas Blvd South, Las Vegas, NV 89183 or phone 702-797-8055.
About Tuff Hedeman
Richard Neale "Tuff" Hedeman (born March 2, 1963, in El Paso, Texas) is an American retired three-time Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association (PRCA) World Bull Riding Champion as well as the 1995 Professional Bull Riders (PBR) World Champion Bull Rider, and a ProRodeo Hall of Fame and Bull Riding Hall of Fame inductee. Previously, Hedeman was the president of the PBR. He is one of the co-founders of the PBR. In 1999, the PBR honored him with the PBR Legends and Heroes Celebration: Ring of Honor. Followed by an affiliation with Championship Bull Riding (CBR) for 12 years. He is known for having been one of rodeo icon Lane Frost's closest friends as depicted in the film 8 Seconds and historic clashes with the infamous bucking bull Bodacious. He has three sons, Lane, Trevor, and Ryker and currently makes his home near Morgan Mill, Texas.
About South Point Hotel, Casino & Spa
Featuring more than 2,100 guestrooms, South Point Hotel, Casino & Spa overlooks the famous Las Vegas Strip and the serenity of the surrounding mountainscape. Each oversized guest room features state-of-the-art LED televisions as well as WiFi with high-speed internet connections. Guests visiting South Point will experience affordable luxury through a casino offering top-of-the-line gaming technology, more than 60 table games and a separate race and sports book area, 11 restaurants, including the award-winning Michael’s Gourmet Room, the world-class Costa Del Sur Spa and Salon, a 400-seat showroom featuring headliner entertainment, a 700-seat Bingo room, a 16-screen Cinemark movie complex, a state-of-the-art 64-lane bowling center, a 52,000-square foot Conference Center and an 80,000-square foot Exhibit Hall. South Point Hotel is also home to the Tournament Bowling Plaza, a multi-million dollar professional bowling tournament facility. In addition, South Point has the finest equestrian event facility in the country. The event space features three climate-controlled arenas, vet clinic, feed store, more than 1,200 climate-controlled stalls and plays host to some of the country’s most unique events. South Point Hotel, Casino & Spa is at 9777 Las Vegas Blvd. South, Las Vegas, NV 89183.
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