It’s a Full Day of Events and Prize Giveaways on Bull Bash Saturday
Four time World Champion and Pro Rodeo Hall of Famer Tuff Hedeman announced the contestants and the appearance schedule for Saturday’s Big Tex Agriplex Lufkin 2017 Bull Bash.
You and your family will enjoy the CBR Famous Energy Bullfighters, Matt Baldwin, Brandon Loden, and Bryce Redo, with grand pyrotechnics introductions. Cody Sosebee will be in the barrel for great family friendly entertainment that assures bull riding fans a jammed pack two hour adrenaline rush show.
But before the bull riding begins, Saturday, February 25th, fans will have multiple opportunities to meet the cowboys and get autographs and selfies. From 11:00 am until 1:00 pm, the KICKS 105 Road Show with Danny Merrell will be at Big Tex Agriplex for the 4th annual Bash Before the Bash. Register to win a FREE Mahindra E Max 22 tractor and Gravely zero turn mower this year. Everyone is eligible but you have to be present to win. Big Tex invites everyone to come and enjoy the food and drinks from Classic Fare Catering. Drawing will be during the 12:00 o'clock hour for the winners.
While you are waiting for the drawing you can meet and talk to the red hot rookie and number 3 bull rider in the world, Boudreaux Campbell from Crockett who will be signing autographs and taking selfies with fans from 11 am to 1 pm.
Then, from 2 p.m. until 4 p.m., the KICKS 105 Road Show will shift to Cavender's in Lufkin. This will be your chance to meet Tuff Hedeman along with multiple CBR and PRCA event winner and Wrangler National Finals Rodeo (WNFR) qualifier Aaron Pass and Bossier City Champion, Tyler Taylor. Pass and Taylor will begin signing autographs at 2 p.m. while Tuff should be on hand at 3 p.m.
The list of contestants for the 28th annual Lufkin Bull Bash includes six athletes from ten states, six WNFR contestants and the Navajo Nation Bull Riding World Champion, Cody Jesus from Sawmill, Arizona. The list of champions will have their hands full as multiple WNFR qualifiers are scheduled to ride in Lufkin including the number two ranked rider, Eli Vastbinder, who continues to advance up the leaderboard one bull at a time.
Each rider will challenge as many as three bulls during the one night only performance that features a three round tournament style event that gets underway at 8 pm. Scores from the first two rounds are combined to determine the final four riders in the Shoot Out Round. The rider with the highest total score in round three’s Shoot Out will earn the CBR Lufkin Bull Bash title and cash prize.
Sanctioned by CBR, the Bull Bash is the twelfth stop on the Road to Cheyenne twelve-month televised tour where the world’s top bull riders test their skills against dynamic four-legged animal athletes.
Offering a total purse of $75,000 the 2017 CBR Bull Bash Bull Riding and Bull Team Challenge Champions will take home a custom Hy O Silver buckle, a western hat from American Hat Co., a custom pair of Fenoglio boots, in addition to the cash prize.
“It’s a combination of a great rock and roll concert and a heavy weight prize fight refereed by Tuff Hedeman,” said CBR Chief Executive Officer, Benny Cude.
The former 4 time world titled Hedeman, who in recent years has made a name for himself in the production of great bull riding events, will serve as the “chute boss” and television commentator from the dirt in front of the audience.
Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. for ticket holders to enjoy the activities on the concourse including great shopping and meet and greets.
Tickets are on sale now (Ticketing Link) online starting at $10 dollars for General Admission. Door prices begin at $15 with reserved seating at $35 and kids 2 and under are free with general admission.