Bull Riding Icon Launches Tour and Website
Hedeman recently made the decision to go out on his own after serving for a combined 23 years as the former head of the two nationally organized professional bull riding organizations (PBR and CBR) since his retirement as a rider from the sport in 1999.
"At this point in my life, it's best for my family to be solely responsible for my destiny. My original goals have not changed since 1992. I'm still committed to producing bull riding events that give each bull rider entered the chance to win first and make sure the fans at every event are getting more than expected," said Hedeman.
In today's announcement Michael Gaughan, businessman and owner of the South Point Hotel, Casino and Spa in Las Vegas, called Hedeman a "pioneer of the sport" and is pleased Hedeman will be at the South Point to produce the Las Vegas Bull Ridingat the South Point Arena on March 3.
The bull riding leader has been producing bull riding events that have been thrilling audiences with his two hour adrenaline rush entertainment style punctuated with the two things he knows fans want to see great rides and high scores.
For three decades Tuff Hedeman has been a part of providing opportunities for bull riders and the result is evident. Many of the bull riders who have earned the title of World Champion have benefited from his devotion to bull riders…on and off the chutes.
Hedeman was one of the original founders of the PBR and served as the first President of the PBR from 1992 to 2004 and he was President of the CBR from 2005 to 2011. Hedeman is a four-time world champion with three PRCA titles (1986, 1989 and 1991) and the 1995 PBR world champion. He was inducted into the ProRodeo Hall of Fame in 1997 and awarded the PBR Ring of Honor in 1999. Hedeman retired from bull riding competition in 1998 aftera neck injury.
Hedeman began his career in professional bull riding in 1981 and retired in 1999 and is recognized within the industry as a staunch supporter of the sport and the professional bull rider as a professional athlete. Over the past 28 years he has proven to be a tireless and versatile event producer with an incredible ability to connect with people and fans from all walks of life.
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