FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
March 18, 2014
LAS VEGAS – The South Point Arena once again showcases some of the world’s most exciting bull riding action during the Tuff Hedeman Shootout, presented by Boot Barn, on Saturday, April 19 at 8 p.m. Sanctioned by Championship Bull Riding (CBR), and benefitting Cox Charities, the event is the 13th of 14 stops on CBR’s Road to Cheyenne Tour where the world’s top bull riders test their skills against dynamic four-legged animal athletes.
CBR has become known for its action-packed performances that keep fans on the edge of their seats. That is largely due to the influence of four-time world champion bull rider Tuff Hedeman who coordinates every element and attends to the smallest details. From having premier bulls matched up with all-star riders, to upbeat entertainment and enthusiastic fans, the Tuff Hedeman Shootout has grown second to none.
Setting this competition apart from other bull riding events is the tournament-style format. The event’s structure appeals to new spectators and established fans alike as riders attempt to ride eight seconds and advance to the next round. Competitors may ride as many as three bulls in one night. The Tuff Hedeman Shootout starts with 24 riders competing for the opportunity to move onto the semifinals, in which 12 riders will advance. The Semifinals’ top four competitors will proceed to a Shootout round for the chance to win the bulk of a $30,000 prize pool.
Coinciding with the event is the CBR Million Dollar Bull Team Challenge, where stock contractors enter three bulls, which are also competing during the first two rounds of competition. The owner whose bulls have the highest total score will receive $25,000.
In addition, the Tuff Hedeman Shootout offers bull riders the advantage to accumulate significant points needed to qualify for the World Finals, scheduled for next July in Wyoming, which coincides with the historical Cheyenne Frontier Days celebration. The bull rider holding top standing position at the completion of the World Finals will be crowned the 2014 CBR World Champion and receive a $100,000 bonus.
Tickets for the Tuff Hedeman Shootout are now on sale, beginning at $20. Children under 12 years of age will receive a 50 percent discount on ticket pricing. Discount coupons are available at Boot Barn, Cox authorized retailers and other South Point sponsor locations. For more information or to purchase tickets, please call 702-797-8055 or visit the South Point Arena event website or the CBR website.
About South Point Hotel, Casino & Spa
Featuring more than 2,100 guestrooms, South Point Hotel, Casino & Spa overlooks the famous Las Vegas Strip and the serenity of the surrounding mountainscape. Each oversized guest room features state-of-the-art LED televisions as well as WiFi with high-speed internet connections. Guests visiting South Point will experience affordable luxury through a casino offering top-of-the-line gaming technology, more than 60 table games and a race and sports book area featuring separate viewing areas for both horse racing and general sporting events; a wide variety of dining options, including the award-winning Michael’s Gourmet Room; the world-class Costa Del Sur Spa and Salon; a fabulous 400-seat showroom featuring headliner entertainment; a 16-screen Cinemark movie complex; a state-of-the-art, 64-lane bowling center; and a 165,000-square foot convention center. In addition, South Point holds one of the finest event facilities in the country with the South Point Arena and Equestrian Center, which features more than 1,200 climate-controlled stalls and plays host to some of the country’s most unique events. South Point Hotel, Casino & Spa is at 9777 Las Vegas Blvd. South, Las Vegas, NV 89183.
About Championship Bull Riding
Located in the historic Stockyards of Fort Worth, Texas, Championship Bull Riding (CBR) is an organization dedicated to promoting and preserving the very best elements of the sport. Under the direction of bull riding icon Tuff Hedeman, CBR has grown into an organization that works to put the best riders on the best bulls, delivering world-class qualified rides. Bull riders start in the Horizon Series earning points to move onto the elite Road to Cheyenne Tour. The Road to Cheyenne Tour culminates in July in Wyoming at the legendary Cheyenne Frontier Days where the world champion earns a $100,000 bonus. The CBR Bull Team Challenge is also part of the tour events where stock contractors bring their best bulls and compete for annual cash prizes that total over $1 million. Providing opportunities for contestants, stock contractors, fans and sponsors is why CBR is the REAL COWBOY SPORTtm. CBR is featured at over 70 venues across the United States with national television programming on the Fox Sports Networks for 26 consecutive weeks in prime time. For more information visit www.cbrbull.com or call 817-626-BULL (2855).
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Susan Kanode, Tuff Hedeman Shootout