Most Recognizable Cowboy in the World Coming to Big Rock
Big Rock, Illinois - Tuff Hedeman, one of the most recognizable cowboys in the history of rodeo, will make the trip to northern Illinois for the inaugural pro-level bull riding event at the Big Rock Plow Match. Celebrating the 125th anniversary of the Match, Chairman Bob Raymond announced today that tickets are on sale for the Tuff Hedeman Breakout Series Bull Riding on August 10 at 7 pm at Plowman’s Park..
"We are thrilled to have Tuff, a five-time World Champion Bull Rider and Pro Rodeo Hall of Famer be here in person and participate in this milestone year celebration, and we invite everyone to come out and meet Tuff and enjoy the pro level bull riding and traditional western entertainment," said Raymond, Chairman of the Big Rock Plow Match Bull Riding event..
Since 1993, Hedeman has been producing bull riding events thrilling audiences with his two-hour adrenaline rush style entertainment punctuated with the two things he knows fans want to see great rides and high scores. Event producer Matt Noble added the Big Rock venue to the Tuff Hedeman Midwest Swing Breakout Series worth over $45,000 in price monies and includes stops in Whiteside, Belvidere, and Waterloo.
“The Big Rock Plowing Match celebrates the people, the animals, the land, the traditions and the values of the people here, and we are excited to bring bull riding, a sport also deep-seated in tradition to the celebration," said Tuff Hedeman.
Recognizing this event that exemplifies the families who represent the true values of agriculture, the committee is proud to bring such a high-quality event to the fans and people of this area with elite rider and world-class bucking bulls.
“The event will feature a long round with each bull rider getting on one bull followed by a top ten championship round wrapped around high energy music and a funny man entertaining in between to keep you laughing,” said Noble of Next Level Bull Riding.
Pre-sale ticket prices are $12 for pre-sales and available at Tickets. Children age 7 and younger are free with a ticketed adult. Online sales end at noon on August 9. Tickets at the gate, if still available, will be $15 per person.
Gates will open at 5 pm with the bull riding action getting underway at 7 pm at 48W508 Hinckley Rd, Big Rock, IL 60511. Immediately following the competition will be music provided by the JC Hopkins Band. Rain or Shine the event will proceed, and free parking is offered to ticket holders.
About the Big Rock Plowing Association
It all began in 1894. Today the Big Rock Plowing Match is one of the longest running annual events and the only one of its kind that remains active in Illinois. For 124 years, the Association has showcased our agricultural heritage by sponsoring the Big Rock Plowing Match. The years have been good, filled with changes and improvements. Since 1950, buildings have been constructed, Kenny Field was created, the Plowing Match expanded and Plowman’s Park hosts many community and family events, all under the majestic oaks. The Big Rock Plowing Match Association is a nonprofit 501C (4) organization. Funded solely from cash donations, in-kind contributions of materials, equipment or services, the auction of baked goods from the Junior and Ladies Fair, as well as park rental fees. Plowman’s Park is privately owned and maintained by the Association, without any tax or public funds.
About Tuff Hedeman
Richard Neale "Tuff" Hedeman (born March 2, 1963, in El Paso, Texas) is an American retired three-time Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association (PRCA) World Bull Riding Champion as well as the 1995 Professional Bull Riders (PBR) World Champion Bull Rider, and a ProRodeo Hall of Fame and Bull Riding Hall of Fame inductee. Previously, Hedeman was the president of the PBR. He is one of the co-founders of the PBR. In 1999, the PBR honored him with the PBR Legends and Heroes Celebration: Ring of Honor. Followed by an affiliation with Championship Bull Riding (CBR) for 12 years. He is known for having been one of rodeo icon Lane Frost's closest friends as depicted in the film 8 Seconds and historic clashes with the infamous bucking bull Bodacious. He has three sons, Lane, Trevor, and Ryker and currently makes his home near Morgan Mill, Texas.
For more information on Tuff Hedeman Bull Riding or media requests contact Leigh Ann Schroeder, 940-902-1112 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Information about the Big Rock Plowing Match contact event chairman Bob Raymond at 630-688-9940 or email@example.com.