HURON, South Dakota, - June 20, 2019, – Tuff Hedeman Bull Riding in conjunction with the South Dakota State Fair announced that tickets (Ticket link) are on sale for the annual Red Wilk Construction Tuff Hedeman Bull Bash, presented by the South Dakota State Fair on August 28-29, 2019.
The highly anticipated event returns to Huron as the annual kick off for the 134th season of the South Dakota State Fair. The Red Wilk Construction Tuff Hedeman Bull Bash features two nights and five rounds of high energy family friendly action with pyrotechnics and the fan favorite Red Wilk American Hero Award ceremony at intermission. The doors open at 6:00 pm and you can bet Hedeman will have the bulls locked and loaded ready to buck at 8:00 pm nightly.
Together, the pioneer of the sport of standalone bull riding, Tuff Hedeman, and local businessman Red Wilk produce the fan favorite event with a 16 year history of thrilling audiences as the opening grandstand event at the Fair.
The highlight of each year’s event in addition to the bull riding action is Red Wilk’s tribute to US veterans in hi American Hero Award ceremony, at an extraordinary intermission rite.
“We would not be in Huron without Red Wilk, we share the same ideas and values in producing great entertainment for the bull riding fans in South Dakota and we look forward each year to the American Hero ceremony, the service record of some of the most decorated war heroes is truly amazing and we are blessed to part of that special presentation,” said Hedeman.
2019 will be no different as Hedeman’s three round sudden death format returns with an adrenaline rush event wrapped around traditional western entertainment and the extraordinary intermission American Hero Awards Ceremony.
Bull Riders winning individual Tuff Hedeman Bull Riding Tour event championships include Pro Rodeo’s top ranked riders including leading PRCA Rookie of the year, Stetson Wright, 7-time World Champion Sage Kimzey, NFR qualifiers Boudreaux Campbell, Roscoe Jarboe, Tyler Bingham, Ruger Piva and JT Moore.
Hedeman’s signature three round tournament style format is popular with fans as it allows them to see their favorite riders challenge as many as three bulls in one night. As the bull riders progress each earning money for their qualified rides, the final four man Shoot Out round determines the winner and the bulk of the prize money.
”My original goals have not changed since 1992. I’m still committed to producing bull riding events that give each bull rider entered the chance to win first and make sure the fans at every event are getting more than expected,” said Hedeman.
Assisting Hedeman’s tour entertain the crowd will be top flight barrel man and former U.S. Marine, John Dudley and the cowboy lifesaver bullfighters including Bullfighters Only Champion Bryce Redo. These gladiators of the arena protect the life of the cowboys at every turn.
Hedeman formed the Tuff Hedeman Bull Riding Tour after serving for a combined 23 years as the former head of the two nationally organized professional bull riding organizations (PBR and CBR) since his retirement as a rider from the sport in 1999. Tuff Hedeman and the rider’s appearance schedule with rider roster to be announced at a later date. Immediately following the bull riding, fans will get a chance to meet and get autographs from Tuff Hedeman and the bull riders.
The Red Wilk Construction Bull Bash will be held at the South Dakota State Fairgrounds, 1060 3rd St. SW. Tickets are on sale. Tickets are $12 for youth and $20 for adults and are available by calling 866-605-FAIR, or online www.sdstatefair.com. A list of contestants will be available at a later date.
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