Hedeman Selects a Son of Bodacious as the Bounty Bull in Huron

Four time World Champion bull rider Tuff Hedeman, who selects all the stock on the Road to Cheyenne Tour, made the announcement that Dakota Rodeo Companys Beaver Creek Beau will be the bounty bull on the first night of the 11th Annual Red Wilk Construction Bull Bash at the South Dakota State Fair. 

After a round of competition, the rider with the score will have the opportunity to win $10,000 in 8 seconds if he can make the required eight seconds on Beaver Creek Beau. Sounds easy? Keep reading.

Its no secret that Hedeman selects the bounty bulls on any given CBR event night. During Most performances he shares the arena with forty different bucking bulls, but rarely does he have the opportunity to be in the arena with a descendent of the bull that almost ended his star studded career and for a brief eight seconds tonight, the legend comes back to life.   

The history of professional bull riding cannot be told without including Tuff Hedeman and Bodacious. Tuff is a four time world champion, Bodacious is still the standard by which all other bucking bulls are measured. There was once a time when Tuff and Bodacious met face to hump in the bucking arena. That wont happen anymore since both are retired from competition, but the genetics live on in his many offspring.

Bodacious was known for one particular trick that resulted in many injuries for riders. It involved him bringing his rear up with his head to the ground, forcing a rider to shift his weight forward. Bodacious would then lift his head up full force, smashing the rider's face. In the final round of the 1995 World Finals, Bodacious headbutted Hedeman, breaking every major bone in Hedeman's face. Hedeman needed a 4-hour reconstructive surgery to repair the bones in his face.

Hedeman and Beaver Creek Beau obviously have mutual respect for each other as each have a rich history with the sport and each other. Beau is a son of the legendary Bodacious and is unridden in the 15 attempts in the 2014.  

Although he was raised by Colby Robertson of Poplar Bluff, Missouri, he now travels the professional circuits with Chad Berger and the Dakota Rodeo Company.  He is unridden in 14 attempts in 2014 and only one cowboy has ever made the eight second whistle on him out of 25 attempts. 

The CBR makes its way into the South Dakota State Fair for two nights. Great seats are on sale now but you better get yours quick. Who knows what legend will be added to lore of cowboy versus bull on opening night.

TICKETS: SD State Fair WizTix Boxoffice or call 866.605.FAIR