Presented by the South Dakota State Fair
HURON, South Dakota, - June 11, 2018 – Tickets http://www.sdstatefair.com/are on sale TODAY for the Red Wilk Construction Tuff Hedeman Bull Bash, presented by and held as the kick off for the 133th edition of the South Dakota State Fair in Huron. The Tuff Hedeman Bull Riding Tour (THBRT) kicks off their fall schedule with a two night performance in the Grandstands at the South Dakota State Fair on Wednesday, August 29 and Thursday, August 30 beginning at 8 pm each night. The doors open at 6 pm nightly and tickets are $12 for youth and $20 for adults.
The pioneer of the sport of standalone bull riding, Tuff Hedeman, and local businessman Red Wilk together again will produce the fan favorite event featuring three rounds of adrenaline rush action packed traditional western entertainment. Early winners of the THBRT include 7-time World Champion Sage Kimzey, PBR World Champion Mike Lee, Navajo Nation Champion Cody Jesus, NFR qualifier Tyler Bingham, and National Intercollegiate Wrestling Champion Ruger Piva.
To kick of this year’s South Dakota State Fair Red Wilk and Tuff Hedeman are pleased to introduce two new features to the ticket holders this year. Red is having a custom designed “boxing style” trophy belt to be awarded to the bull riding champion, the belt will be unveiled by Wilk at a later date. In the arena, Hedeman heads north with his “invitation only” designed event format which yields the best roster of elite bull riders facing off with world class bucking bulls in five rounds of intense, high energy battle.
The Red Wilk Construction Tuff Hedeman Bull Bash features two nights and five rounds of pyrotechnics, family friendly action and the fan favorite Red Wilk American Hero Award ceremony at intermission. The doors open at 6:30 with the event start at 8 pm on Wednesday night August 29, in Huron, South Dakota with the second performance on Thursday night August 30. Tickets are available at ww.sdstatefair.com.
Hedeman, known for lining up elite riders to face off with world class bucking bulls brings the new “invitation only” format to the fair’s Grandstands for the first time.
“We would not be in Huron without Red Wilk, we share the same ideas and values in producing great entertainment and the ceremony honoring the freedom that we all experience every day is truly amazing honoring the service record of some of the most decorated War heroes.
The highpoint of each year’s event in addition to the bull riding action is Red Wilk’s tribute to US veterans in his American Hero Award ceremony, at an extraordinary intermission rite.
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. Assisting Hedeman’s tour entertain the crowd will be top flight barrel man entertainers and the “gladiators of the arena” the cowboy lifesaver bullfighters who protect the life of the cowboy 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 go on sale June 11. Tickets start at $12 for youth and $20 for adults and are available by calling 866-605-FAIR, or online www.sdstatefair.com. List of contestants will be available at a later date.
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