Tuff Hedeman Championship Challenge Legacy Continues

For Immediate Release
Contact: Susan Kanode                


Legacy of Tuff Hedeman Championship Challenge Continues

FORT WORTH, Texas, April 3, 2014 – It’s  only fitting that the building that hosted the first indoor rodeo in history should be home of the Tuff Hedeman Championship Challenge.

The Cowtown Coliseum, located in the historic Fort Worth Stockyards was the original home to the Tuff Hedeman Championship Challenge, starting the trend for big-money bull riding competition. It has been one of the most prestigious bull ridings on the circuit for over 20 years. This year’s event is again part of Championship Bull Riding’s (CBR) Road to Cheyenne Tour and will be held April 12.

Competition starts at 8 p.m. with 24 of the world’s best bull riders trying to last eight seconds aboard bulls with the athletic prowess to throw them head first into the dirt. The 12 most successful competitors will advance to a semi-finals round with the top four qualifying for the Shoot Out where the bulk of $30,000 in prize money will be paid. The tournament-style format appeals to new spectators and established fans alike as riders may get on as many as three bulls in one night.

These action-packed performances keep fans on the edge of their seats and have earned the CBR’s reputation of putting on world-class entertaining events. That is largely due to the influence of four-time world champion bull rider Tuff Hedeman. Not only is Hedeman the centerpiece of the bull riding here that carries his name, he will be coordinating every element assuring fans, bull riders and everyone involved a great experience.

In addition to lucrative prize money, bull riders accumulate points which qualify them for the World Finals, which will be in Wyoming in July as part of the historical Cheyenne Frontier Days celebration. Those points become very important as the rider who ends the world finals at the top of the standings will be crowned the CBR world champion and will receive a $100,000 bonus.

The competition is also part of the CBR Million Dollar Bull Team Challenge. Bull owners will bring three bulls that are featured during the first two rounds of competition. Those bulls will all be scored for their performance and earn additional points for how long the rider stays on. At the end of the night, the owner with the three highest-scoring bulls will receive $25,000.

Tickets are available at For more information about the CBR visit


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 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 or call 817-626-BULL (2855).