Houma for the Holidays

 Bud Light Presents the Thibodaux Regional Medical Center 8 Seconds to Glory CBR Horizon Series Championship Bull Riding Finale

Imagine the look on your family’s face when they unwrap a pair of tickets to see 4 time World Champion bull rider Tuff Hedeman, newly crowned CBR and PRCA World Champion Sage Steele Kimzey and the James Pierce Invitational Bull Fights all bundled together for a three hour action packed adrenaline rush sporting event at the Terrebonne Civic Center in Houma, Louisiana.

The perfect Christmas present, tickets to the Cancer Center of Thibodaux Regional’s 8 Seconds to Glory Championship Bull Riding Benefit, rolls into Houma on January 3rd and is the final stop on Thibodaux native James Pierce’s three event bull riding series.  

On January 3, one cowboy will emerge as the winner of the two round Bud Light Thibodaux 8 Seconds to Glory champion, and for his efforts, he will receive a custom-made trophy buckle and a pile of cash.

Unique to this Cajun country CBR is the “Minute to Win It” bull fights. The James Pierce Invitational Bull Fights are a sixty-second free style performance pitting three bullfighters, Evan Allard, Wes Rutkowski, and Matthew Clouse against three exclusively selected Mexican fighting bulls. The winner will fight his way to a $2,500 payday for first prize. 

This year’s south Louisiana experience begins on Friday, January 2, with an entourage of bull riders, bullfighters and event staff visiting patients at the Cancer Center in Thibodaux.  Later that evening the public is invited to join celebrity bull rider, Tuff Hedeman, for the Kick-Off party at 8:00 pm at Hooters in Houma.

“This event is special to me, particularly this year not only because early detection saves lives and this year it was my own life that was saved by the fine medical staff at the Cancer Center of Thibodaux Regional,” said the former professional rodeo bullfighter who is fighting his own personal battle with cancer.

This year’s annual event kicks off the 2015 CBR Horizon Series and offers something for everyone. The Junior Steer Riding begins with the preliminary rounds at 2:00 pm.  Tuff Hedeman spends time with the junior cowboys instructing and inspiring the field of entries. Hedeman will bring the top 5 junior riders back that night for a championship ride during the preshow.

The evening performance gets underway at 7 pm with the Mutton Busting, a sheep riding competition for aspiring cowboys followed by the Junior Steer Riding.

At 8 pm, Tuff Hedeman and the boys take the center stage with the long round featuring 40 of the most talented bull riders in the country and introducing some of the top local talent as well. The top cowboys will attempt to hear the 8 second whistle in the first round hoping to score enough points to advance as to the 15-cowboy championship round.

The competition will also feature an event focused on the “other side of the ride”. Bull owners will bring four bulls that are featured during the first two rounds of competition. Those bulls receive points for their performance in the arena. Additionally, the time the bull rider stays on is added to the bull’s score. At the end of the night, the owner with the three highest-scoring bulls will receive the lion’s share of the prize money of over $20,000.

From having great bulls matched up with super star riders, to upbeat music and enthusiastic fans, the 8 Seconds to Glory event will be second to none.

Immediately following the bull riding, fans will get a chance to meet and get autographs from Tuff Hedeman and the champion bull riders of the CBR.

Tickets are available at the Terrebonne Center Box office @985-850-4657 and 

For more information, contact James Pierce at 985-209-5328.

The CBR Horizon Series will continue the 2015 season following the south Louisiana event on January 10 in Lebanon, MO at the Show Me State Shootout. For more information on the Missouri event, contact Jason Tollett at 870-224-5774.