Baytown Fair and Rodeo Bull Riding and Concert presented by Ron Craft Chevrolet Cadillac
A Tuff Hedeman Breakout Bull Riding
Nationally and internationally ranked bull riders from seven states and two countries have landed in Houston and are making their way to Baytown, Texas for the Baytown Fair and Rodeo Tuff Hedeman Breakout Bull Riding held tonight at the Baytown Fairgrounds at 6:30 pm.
Highlighting this year’s list of competitors is Pro Rodeo’s Rookie of the Year, Boudreaux Campbell of Crockett, Texas who will join Four Time World Champion and Pro Rodeo Hall of Famer Tuff Hedeman tonight in Baytown in support of the Baytown Youth. Campbell, who won round 9 of the NFR and finished 10th in the Professional Rodeo Cowboy Association world standings in 2017 joins top ranked riders including World Champion Josh Barentine, NFR qualifier Aaron Pass, and Luis Blanco of Sao Paulo, Brazil.
Bryce Redo of Crosby, Texas, a former Bullfighters Only champion, will be joined by Caleb Oostenryk from Morrison IL, as the cowboy lifesaver bullfighters who will be protecting lives at every turn.
Bullfighter Bryce Redo
These bullfighters are within inches of the bulls showcasing true athleticism to save the cowboy’s life and while attempting to stay out of harm’s way themselves.
Local entries include 21 year old Ezekiel Mitchell of Baytown who has found recent success winning over $10,000 this season. Returning to Baytown are members of the bull riding group known as the Houston Solution, Jonathon Brown, and Demond Haynes. Bull Riding Champions Parker McCowan from Montgomery Tx, and Ross Freeman from Kountze TX join the list of 46 bull riders who will be competing in the two round event worth over $10,000 in prize money.
Powering the rides will be bulls from some of the country’s top breeders and stock contractors including Stock Contractor of the Year Mike Rawson, several World Champion Bull Team owners including Jeff Harris and Billy Jaynes’ Gang. The bulls will be competing for prize money alongside the riders which adds excitement to the event.
Tuff Hedeman will be signing autographs with the famed bull riders in the arena following the event. Immediately following the bull riding only event will be EMI Records Nashville and Grammy nominated artist Eric Paslay in concert.
“Events like these are crucial to our sport and are created to give bull riders the opportunity to “break out” and be noticed alongside some of the industry greats and it is imperative the events at this level survive, and I am just there to help out if I can,” said Hedeman.
Known as the Baytown Fair & Rodeo Challenge Bull Riding and Concert presented by Ron Craft Chevrolet and Wowco Equipment, the local event is in its 8th year. Immediately following the bull riding action ticket holders will be treated to the musical talents of Nashville country music artist Eric Paslay who was nominated for his “Forever Young” song released last year.
The Baytown Youth Fair is a 100% self-funded 501 C3 non-profit organization. In addition to maintaining the fairgrounds and providing the youth of Baytown many opportunities with their livestock, the organization, also provides valuable scholarships each year. “Its’ all about the kids”, said President Tony Dahlquist.
The gates open at 5:30 pm with the Bull Riding action beginning at 6:30 p.m. followed by the concert at 9 p.m. Ticket price is $15. Bull Riders and bull fighters will be available to sign autographs for the kids and ticket holders after the event. Event address: 7900 N. Main Street in Baytown.
Tickets available at the gate and online at dirtroadtickets.com and for more information about the events at the Baytown youth fair visit www.baytownyouthfair.org.
About the Baytown Youth Fair – To provide facilities and opportunities for area youth to exhibit their work in agricultural and homemaking projects; to promote improvement of livestock in the community and in the adjoining territory; to promote understanding and better knowledge of proper selection and care of livestock; to give youth an opportunity for training in leadership and sportsmanship; to provide additional facilities and opportunities for youth of the community and of the adjoining territory.