“There are two things that the fans want to see at Bull Ridings…One is eight-second rides…and the other is high scores." - Tuff Hedeman.
SATURDAY (7 pm ET) AND SUNDAY (1:30 AM ET)Bull riding fans will have the opportunity to see six 90 point plus rides from extraordinary cowboy athletes as the 13th annual invitation-only Tuff Hedeman El Paso Bull Riding airs on The Cowboy Channel..
The thirty-minute broadcast includes World Champions JW Harris, and Josh Barentine, Indian National Champions, Tustin Daye and Cody Jesus, NFR qualifiers Joe Frost, Cody Rostockyj, and Tim Bingham. You won’t want to miss one second as they battle the next generation including Brett Custer, Trey Kimzey and National High School Rodeo Champions Trey Holston and Cole Skender, who both debuted professionally with Tuff Hedeman standing in front of the chute.
Rooted in cowboy tradition, see the adrenaline packed stories unfold thru the eyes of the legendary Chute Boss, Tuff Hedeman, as they compete for the bulk of the $30,000 prize money.
In addition to Hedeman's unique three round sudden death style format, the THBRT broadcast features the amazing athletic feats of Bullfighters Bryce Redo and Beau Sleuth as they keep the arena a safe place for the Cowboys to go to work.
The broadcast features the return of 8-time World Champion bull rider Donny Gay to the broadcast booth. Gay joins Hedeman, rodeo royalty, Jeff Medders, National Finals Rodeo qualifier Cody Rostockyj and Emmy Award winning Chute reporter Ali Dee who catches the cowboy’s authentic reaction just moments after they pass thru the out gate.
“We are extremely excited to bring the EL Paso event to The Cowboy Channel, and if you’ve ever been to El Paso, you know the fans are second to none and they really appreciate the great riders and bulls, they truly love and are dedicated to the sport on a weekly basis," said Hedeman.
If the bulls are your favorite, tune in because at the THBRT cowboys aren’t the only athletes competing. World-renown bulls are bucking weekly on three-bull teams – at stake – a prize purse of over $60,000 on each tour stop.
Selected for broadcast, the THBRT episodes on The Cowboy Channel will feature the highlights from tour stops in El Paso, Las Vegas, Bossier, and Fort Worth.
This year’s storied tour tells the narrative of event winner’s 7-time World Champion Sage Kimzey, PBR World Champion Mike Lee, Utah’s Tyler Bingham, and Intercollegiate Wrestling Champion turned bull rider, Ruger Piva.
"Kimzey is a rare talent who rides fundamentally flawless and has the heart and determination of a champion every time he pulls his rope," said Tuff Hedeman, the four-time World Champion bull rider who now produces the Tuff Hedeman Bull Riding Tour. A selection of tour stops, produced by Geronimo Productions, will air three times per week for ten weeks with repeats for the following 12 months.
The new partnership marks another key step as the THBRT continues to grow and drive fans to the action with new events and additional programming wrapped around the live tour.
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