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Kimzey headlines 25th anniversary of Tuff Hedeman bull riding event

Bull rider Sage Steele Kimzey, a two-time world champion, has earned more than $2 million in his career.
Bull rider Sage Steele Kimzey, a two-time world champion, has earned more than $2 million in his career.

The silver anniversary of Tuff Hedeman Championship Bull Riding will be held Saturday at the Cowtown Coliseum in the Fort Worth Stockyards.

The event begins at 8 p.m. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. The Twisted J Apparel stick bull riding for children 6 and under starts at 7 pm. Proceeds from the stick bull riding will benefit the Music Therapy program at Cook Childrens.

Sage Steele Kimzey, the No. 1 bull rider in the world, will compete. Kimzey recently won The American at AT&T Stadium in Arlington and has earned more than $2 million in his career. Kimzey won CBR world titles in 2014 and 2016.

Eli Vastbinder, the No. 2 rated bull rider, will also participate.

The field of competition starts with 24 riders, top 12 advance and finally a four-man finale Shoot Out round where the bull riders will battle for the majority share of the $30,000 in prize money where they have a third opportunity to ride in a winner-take-all ending.

Tickets range from $20 to $100.

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