South Dakotaís top bull riders are contenders as CBR Heads to Huron

 South Dakotaís top bull riders are contenders at CBR season opener in Huron

 The Red Wilk Construction Bull Bash Presented by the South Dakota State Fair

HURON, South Dakota, - August 29, 2016 Ė Six South Dakota bull riders, who are attempting to make a name for themselves and get a jump start on the CBRís Road to Cheyenne premier bull riding will tour, will be competing in Huron on Wednesday and Thursday night against several World Champions and top ranked bull riders at the annual Red Wilks Construction Bull Bash in front of the Grandstands at the South Dakota State Fair.

South Dakota professionals Corey Maier, Timberlake, South Dakota, and Kritter Lamb, the 2014 CBR Horizon Series Champion, will be joined in Huron by Trevor Easton, Dylan Madsen, Dylan Rice Ė all from Wessington Springs and Kyle Blume of Redfield. The South Dakota riders will compete against he elite of the CBR and you can bet the local fans will be cheering to help them hang on. The Red Wilk Construction CBR Bull Bash at the South Dakota State Fair will be the first stop on the 2017-18 Road to Cheyenne tour.

The CBRís season opener is the opening act of the Grandstands and begins at 8 pm on Wednesday, August 30, in Huron, South Dakota with the second performance on Thursday night August 31.

In addition to the bull riding action Red Wilk will honor veterans at the American Hero Award ceremony, at an extraordinary intermission rite.

CBR will bring 40 of the best bull riders in the country and pit them against the top bulls on tour to kick off their 2017-2018 Road to Cheyenne nationwide televised tour and for the twelfth consecutive year CBR selected the South Dakota State Fair as their first event for the new season.

Night one includes five native South Dakota Bull Riders at the CBR Horizon Series event which will include a long round and a bounty bull worth $10,000 to the bull rider - if he can hang on for eight seconds. The Bounty Bull, 243 Breaking Bad, is unridden in CBR competition.

Thursday nightís lineup will follow the CBRís three round tournament style format which is popular with fans as it allows them to see their favorite riders challenge as many as three bulls in one night. As the bull riders progress each earning money for their qualified rides, the final four man Shoot Out round determines the winner and the bulk of the $30,000 prize money.

 The action gets underway at 8 p.m. with a family friendly entertaining show featuring barrel man extraordinaire Hippy Engelsís. This year is the twelfth time CBR has put on the opening show that kicks off the 132 year old State Fair tradition in South Dakota.  

Four time World Champion Bull Rider Hall of Famer Tuff Hedeman will host the event from the dirt which will feature several World Champion bull riders, NFR qualifiers and other association champions, including Cheyenne World Finals Champion and Navajo Nation bull riding champion Cody Jesus from Sawmill, Arizona against the field of the top 24 ranked riders. 

Their competition will be the top bulls on the CBR tour including several World Champion bovine athletes.

CBR has become known for their action-packed performances that keep fans on the edge of their seats. That is largely due to the influence of four-time World Champion Bull Rider Tuff Hedeman who coordinates every element and attends to the smallest details. From having great bulls matched up with super star riders, to upbeat music and enthusiastic fans, the CBR Bull Bash will be second to none.

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 receive points for their performance in the arena. Additionally, the time the bull rider stays on is added to the bullís score. At the end of the night, the owner with the three highest-scoring bulls will receive $20,000 with a total of $45,000 paid to the bulls before the end of the night.

Immediately following the bull riding, fans will get a chance to meet and get autographs from the bull riders.  The Red Wilk Construction Bull Bash will be held at the South Dakota State Fairgrounds, 890 3rd Street SW, Huron, SD 57530.  Tickets start at $12 for youth and $17 for adults and are available by calling 866-605-FAIR, or online List of contestants will be available at a later date. For more information regarding CBR and for media credentials or interviews please contact Leigh Ann Schroeder, 940.902.1112 or

Photo Credit: Todd Brewer or Courtesy Championship Bull Riding; Corey Maier on 25T Wicked Ways owned by JQH Bucking Bulls.