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Feb. 4, 2016
Tuff Hedeman Vegas Shootout Returns to South Point Hotel Saturday, March 5
LAS VEGAS – Championship Bull Riding (CBR) and four-time World Champion bull rider and Pro Rodeo Hall of Famer, Tuff Hedeman, returns to Las Vegas with the top bull riders in the industry during the Tuff Hedeman Vegas Shootout, presented by Boot Barn and Discount Tire, at South Point Hotel, Casino & Spa on Saturday, March 5.
The event offers a rare opportunity for bull riding fans to see two of the sports’ elite riders on the professional tour today. Cody Teel, the 2015 CBR World Champion and 2015 NFR Average Champion, will be joined by the three-time World Champion bull rider, Sage Steele Kimzey, as they attempt to keep their top rankings in the CBR Road to Cheyenne televised bull riding tour.
Last December, Kimzey and Teel left the dirt in Las Vegas holding onto first and second place for the year-end PRCA World Standings at the 2015 National Finals Rodeo (NFR) and have continued to duel throughout the CBR tour.
“Kimzey is a rare talent who rides basically flawless and Teel has the heart and determination of a champion every time he pulls his rope,” said Hedeman, the four-time World Champion bull rider who now produces the nationally televised Road to Cheyenne Tour events.
This event will not only feature the two highly decorated World Champion bull riders, each with over $1 million in earnings, but last year’s champion, Brennon Eldred, will be in town defending his title after a hot streak that has gained him the Hobbs, New Mexico event title and a top five ranking in 2016.
This year’s event is the 11th stop on the 2016 Road to Cheyenne which pits the industry’s elite riders against the best bulls in a three-round tournament style format with Hedeman selecting the bulls and overseeing every detail of the event production.
Rockin' Robbie Hodges will be in the barrel as this year’s entertainment. Hodges, a NFR barrelman and funny guy, will be entertaining the crowd with his quick wit and off the cuff banter during breaks in the bull riding action.
The unique CBR three-round tournament style action is worth over $30,000 to the bull riders competing.
“I really like this style of competition,” said two-time World Champion, Cody Teel. “Nothing is given to you in this sport and you have to take every opportunity when you get it, it can be a test getting on three bulls in one night, but being the last guy out if you are, it is all in your hands. The CBR brings great bulls and that sure helps.”
In addition to the lucrative prize money, bull riders accumulate points which qualify them for the World Finals, part of the legendary Cheyenne Frontier Days celebration held in Wyoming next July. At the end of the World Finals, the contestant who has the most points will be crowned the CBR World Champion and receive a $100,000 bonus.
The Las Vegas event will also feature “other side of the ride,” CBR’s Million Dollar Bull Team Challenge. Bull owners from all around the country will bring three bulls to be featured during the rounds of competition. The bulls are competing for points based on their performance in the arena. At the end of the night the owner with the three highest scoring bulls will receive $20,000 and a total of $45,000 in prizes will be awarded to the animal athletes.
CBR has become known for their action packed performances that keep fans on the edge of their seats, and with the new 2016 show, CBR bull riding is set to impress. From having great bulls matched up with super star riders, to upbeat music and enthusiastic fans, there is something for everyone at the Tuff Hedeman Vegas Shootout.
Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. for ticket holders to enjoy the activities on the concourse including great shopping and meet and greets.
Tickets are available at the South Point Arena or by calling 866-796-7111. Guests may also purchase tickets online at www.southpointcasino.ticketforce.com.
About The CBR
Led by bull riding icon, Tuff Hedeman, Championship Bull Riding, Inc. (CBR) is a nationwide, professional bull riding organization. The CBR Tour events are professionally produced live shows designed to be an adrenaline rush the whole family will enjoy. CBR is broadcast primetime, nationwide, on FOX SPORTS NETWORK (FSN) with over 26 weeks of gripping, television seen by more than 14 million viewers annually. Combined with its subsidiary tour, the Horizon Series, CBR will visit over 70 venues throughout the United States reaching more than 250,000 fans in live attendance this year. CBR is the home of THE REAL COWBOY SPORT™ - the best bull riders and bulls in the world. We are committed to the riders, the fans, corporate sponsors, and all those involved in the professional bull riding industry. For more information on CBR, please visit http://www.CBRbull.com or call us today at 817.626.BULL (2855).
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; 11 restaurants featuring 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; Bingo room; a 16-screen Cinemark movie complex; a state-of-the-art, 64-lane bowling center for friends and family to enjoy; and a 52,000-square foot Conference Center and an 80,000-square foot Exhibit Hall. South Point Hotel is also home to the South Point Bowling Plaza, a multi-million dollar professional bowling tournament facility. The 90,000-square-foot professional bowling facility includes 60 lanes with two parallel rows of 30 lanes, a 360-seat viewing area and a 720-unit locker room. In addition, South Point holds one of the finest event facilities in the country with the South Point Arena and Equestrian Center and Priefert Pavilion. The 240,000 square feet of event space features three climate-controlled arenas, vet clinic, feed store, 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.
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