McHenry County Fair Bull Bash
WOODSTOCK, IL – August 3, 2018 – As the only rider in a 32 man field to turn in a 2 for 2 performance in the two header Thursday night in Woodstock, Cristiano Figueredo won his first Tuff Hedeman Breakout Bull Riding and took home the prize money, buckle and championship title of the Tuff Hedeman McHenry County Fair Bull Bash.
Against a field of 32 riders from three countries and 11 states, the 29-year-old began the night winning round 1 with an 89.5 trip on 40 Smoke This (CC Bucking Bulls). Later he would thrill the fairgoers as the only cowboy athlete to ride two as he conquered 04 Cruel Intentions (cc Bucking Bulls) for 90 points.Figuerado earned $3,851.12 in addition to valuable points for the Wicked Rank Tuff Hedeman Midwest Swing which comes with an additional paycheck, custom trophy saddle, and buckle on September 15 at the finale of the swing. As the winner of the event, Figueredo earned the opportunity for an additional paycheck if he could ride the bounty bull Kicks and Giggles (Noble and Check), but he bucked off before the 8-second whistle.
“I drew two really good bulls that both turned back into my hand and had no problems, the crowd was good too,” said the Hugo, Oklahoma resident. Mentored by former pro bull rider Allan Moraes, Figuerado, stays in shape by getting on practice bulls near Gainesville, Texas. He has ridden professionally for nine years and learned to ride bulls at the hand of his brother, Juliano.
“It was a great experience to see such dedicated fans pack the house on a night in the middle of the week, the Breakout Series is a great way to give the dedicated bull riding fans of the Midwest a chance to see a great production and a good group of talented young bull riders,” said Tuff Hedeman who made his first trip to Woodstock to assist the production sanctioned by Tuff Hedeman Bull Riding.
The four event series produced by Matt Noble’s Next Level Bull Riding kicked off in at the McHenry County Fair and continues on next week with stops in Belvidere, Morrison, ending with a series finale in September in Waterloo.
Tickets and information for the Midwest Swing are available on www.tuffhedemanbullriding.com.
“Since 1949 the weeklong McHenry County Fair Association has been entertaining the community during the first six days at the beginning of August and the addition of the pro level bull riding is exciting, “ said Frank Kerns of the Fair Board.
Hedeman’s events have become known for their action-packed performances with great bulls matched to super star riders and upbeat music
In addition to lucrative prize money, bull riders accumulate points which qualify them for the Midwest Swing Finals to be held on September 15. At the end of the Midwest Swing the bull rider who has the most points will be crowned the Series Champion and receive a check, Custom trophy saddle and buckle.
McHenry Bull Bash Results
1, Cristano Figueredo, 179.5, $3,851.12. 2, Brandon Davis, 87.5, $1521.52. 3, (tie) Hunter Ball, Albert Labaron, 83.5, $953.68.