The World’s Top Bull Riders Return to the South Point Arena During Championship Bull Riding Tuff Hedeman Shootout
What: The South Point Arena showcases some of the world’s most exciting bull riding action during the Tuff Hedeman Shootout, presented by Boot Barn. Sanctioned by Championship Bull Riding (CBR), and benefitting Cox Charities, the event is the 13th of 14 stops on CBR’s Road to Cheyenne Tour where the world’s top bull riders test their skills against dynamic four-legged animal athletes.
Saturday, April 19
South Point Hotel
9777 S. Las Vegas Blvd.
Las Vegas, NV 89183
Ryan Growney, general manager of South Point Hotel and Casino
Tuff Hedeman, four-time world champion bull rider
Details: Setting this competition apart from other bull riding events is the tournament-style format. The event’s structure appeals to new spectators and established fans alike as riders attempt to ride eight seconds and advance to the next round. Competitors may ride as many as three bulls in one night. The Tuff Hedeman Shootout starts with 24 riders competing for the opportunity to move onto the semifinals, in which 12 riders will advance. The Semifinals’ top four competitors will proceed to a Shootout round for the chance to win the bulk of a $30,000 prize pool.
Coinciding with the event is the CBR Million Dollar Bull Team Challenge, where stock contractors enter three bulls, which are also competing during the first two rounds of competition. The owner whose bulls have the highest total score will receive $25,000.
In addition, the Tuff Hedeman Shootout offers bull riders the advantage to accumulate significant points needed to qualify for the World Finals, scheduled for next July in Wyoming, which coincides with the historical Cheyenne Frontier Days celebration. The bull rider holding top standing position at the completion of the World Finals will be crowned the 2014 CBR World Champion and receive a $100,000 bonus.
About South Point Hotel, Casino & Spa
Featuring more than 2,100 guestrooms, South Point Hotel, Casino & Spa overlooks the famous Las Vegas Strip and the serenity of the surrounding mountainscape. Each oversized guest room features state-of-the-art LED televisions as well as WiFi with high-speed internet connections. Guests visiting South Point will experience affordable luxury through a casino offering top-of-the-line gaming technology, more than 60 table games and a race and sports book area featuring separate viewing areas for both horse racing and general sporting events; a wide variety of dining options, including the award-winning Michael’s Gourmet Room; the world-class Costa Del Sur Spa and Salon; a fabulous 400-seat showroom featuring headliner entertainment; a 16-screen Cinemark movie complex; a state-of-the-art, 64-lane bowling center; and a 165,000-square foot convention center. In addition, South Point holds one of the finest event facilities in the country with the South Point Arena and Equestrian Center, which features more than 1,200 climate-controlled stalls and plays host to some of the country’s most unique events. South Point Hotel, Casino & Spa is at 9777 Las Vegas Blvd. South, Las Vegas, NV 89183.