HURON — Tickets are on sale for the season opener of the South Dakota State Fair, the Red Wilk Construction CBR Bull Bash held in front of the grandstands at the South Dakota State Fairgrounds Aug. 30-31 in Huron.
Led by bull riding icon, Tuff Hedeman, the CBR has kicked off the South Dakota State Fair Grandstand line-up since 2005, and the nation-wide professional bull riding tour known as the Road to Cheyenne is headed back to the Midwest with two action packed performances on Friday and Saturday night.
CBR will bring 24 of the best bull riders in the country to Huron and pit them against the top bulls on tour to kick off their 2017-18 Road to Cheyenne nationwide televised tour, and for the thirteenth consecutive year CBR selected the South Dakota State Fair as their first event of the new season.
You won’t want to miss this year’s competition as two of the top ranked bull riders in the world are CBR riders. The reigning PRCA and CBR World Champion Sage Kimzey and the rookie who made his professional bull riding debut in Huron last year, Boudreaux Campbell, are at the top of their professional careers and fans will have the rare opportunity to see these extraordinary cowboy athletes who are currently trending in the rodeo industry.
“Kimzey, a rare talent who rides fundamentally flawless, has won over 2 million dollars since becoming professional just a few years ago, and he has the heart and determination of a champion every time he pulls his rope,” said Tuff Hedeman, the 4 time World Champion bull rider who now produces the nationally televised Road to Cheyenne Tour events.
Eighteen year old Boudreaux Campbell of Crockett, Texas, launched his CBR career from Huron last August and went on to win two event titles on the Road to Cheyenne and will compete against Kimzey next month for the CBR World Championship and leads the PRCA’s Rookie of the Year contest and is on pace to qualify for his first National Finals Rodeo.
South Dakota fans can cheer on one of their own, Kritter Lamb, the 2013-2014 CBR Horizon Series Champion as he attempts to make his way on the national tour.
With 30 years of bull riding history on his resume, Tuff Hedeman is one of the most recognizable cowboys in the history of rodeo, but he defers to the young super stars that are currently the CBR and PRCA World Champions as the best bull riding talent he has seen in over 15 years. The former four time world titled Hedeman will be in town and serve as “chute boss” for the two night extravaganza.
Red Wilk invites you to come early and enjoy the Fair with live music, great food, cold beer, shopping, and autograph opportunities featuring the Championship Bull Riding Bullfighters.
This year’s party in Huron begins when the doors open at 6 p.m. and action gets underway at 8 p.m. both nights. The field of competitionstarts with 24 riders, 12 will advance to the semifinal round, then the Shoot Out round features the final four man competition where they will battle for the lion’s share of $30,000 in prize money. The format is exciting for the fans as they watch riders challenge as many as three bulls in one performance. In addition to the bull riding action Red Wilk will honor veterans at the American Hero Award ceremony, at an extraordinary intermission rite.
In addition to lucrative prize money, bull riders accumulate points for the World Finals which is part of the legendary Cheyenne Frontier Days celebration held in Wyoming on July 24-25 where the winner will receive a $100,000 bonus and the title of CBR World Champion.
The Red Wilk Construction Bull Bash also features the “other side of the ride”, CBR’s Million Dollar Bull Team Challenge. Bull owners from all around the country will bring three bulls that are featured during the first two rounds of competition. The bulls are competing for points based on 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 $20,000.
CBR has become known for their action-packed performances that keep fans on the edge of their seats and every time Tuff Hedeman returns to Huron it is always a great show!
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.
General public ticket sales Monday. Tickets can be purchased by calling (866) 605-3247, at the ticket office or online at www.sdstatefair.com.