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(Rodeo cowboy)

Relationship Facts of Tuff Hedeman

Tuff Hedeman is married to Elizabeth Ann.
He is father of Four (Lane, Trevor, Ryker, and Ripp).
Tuff Hedeman is not having an affair with anyone presently.
His sexual orientation is straight.

Who is Tuff Hedeman married to? - Dating History

Tuff Hedeman married twice. First, he married Tracy Stepp on May 20, 1986, in Denton County Texas. Tuff and Tracy had four children namely; Lane, Trevor, Ryker, and Ripp.

After a long marriage, the couple got divorced.

Hedeman is presently married to his lovely wife Elizabeth Ann in 2021. Tuff Hedeman is currently living with his lovely family on a ranch in Morgan Mill, Texas, west of Fort Worth.

Tuff Hedeman: Biography in Details

Who is Tuff Hedeman?

Tuff Hedeman is a well-known American retired professional rodeo cowboy who specializes in bull riding.

He is the co-founder of the Professional Bull Rider (PBR) and won the world championship three times.

Tuff Hedeman: Age, Parents, Siblings, Family, Education

Tuff Hedeman was born on 2 March 1963, in El Paso, Texas, United States. As of 2024, his age is 60. His real name is Richard Neale Hedeman.

He is an American citizen of Caucasian ethnicity. According to the astrological chart, his birth sign is Pisces.

Tuff Hedeman’s father’s name is Red Hedeman, and his mother is Clarice Hedeman. He grew up with his brother Gary Hedeman.

Talking about his education, Tuff Hedeman attended high school in Coronado New Mexico in 1980. Hedeman won a rodeo scholarship to Sul Ross State University.

Tuff Hedeman: Professional Life, Career

Tuff Hedeman started his career at a very young age and successfully made his name in the rodeo world, winning his first PRCA World Championship in 1983. Hedeman went on to win three more World Championships in 1989, 1990, and 1991.

He was known for his aggressive riding style and ability to ride the rankest bulls. He completed many high-profile rodeos, including the National Finals Rodeo (NFR) and the Cheyenne Frontier Days Rodeo, where he won the bull riding title in 1991.

Tuff was co-founder of the Tuff Hedeman Championship Challenge, where a bull riding event that raises money for various Charities. He founded the Tuff Hedeman Bull Riding Tour, which showcases the top bull riders in the world.

Additionally, Tuff Hedeman kept working in the rodeo profession as a judge, producer, and commentator. He motivated many bull riders as a mentor and was instrumental in promoting the sport and helping to grow its popularity.

Tuff Hedeman: Awards, Nominations

Tuff Hedeman got different awards and honors throughout his career. His bold and aggressive riding style earned him a reputation as a fan favorite and a highly sought-after competition. Tuff was awarded the following awards:

  • PRCA Bull Riding World Champion (1986, 1989, 1991)
  • NFR Bull Riding Average Champion (1987, 1989)
  • First $1,000,000 Bull Rider (1993)
  • PBR Touring Pro Division Champion (1995)
  • PBR World Champion (1995)

Hall of Fame inductions:

  • Cowboy Capital Walk of Fame in 1988
  • ProRodeo Hall of Fame in 1997
  • EI Paso Athletic Hall of Fame in 1997
  • PBR Ring of Honor in 1999         
  • Texas Cowboy Hall of Fame in 2002
  • Cheyenne Frontier Days Hall of Fame in 2003
  • Texas Rodeo Cowboy Hall of Fame in 2010
  • Bull Riding Hall of Fame in 2016
  • Molalla Walk of Fame in 2017
  • Rodeo Hall of Fame of the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum in 2020                  

Tuff Hedeman: Net Worth 2024, Income, Salary

By 2024’s data, Tuff Hedeman has accumulated a net worth of around $2 million.  His salary and other sources of income are not yet disclosed. His primary source of income is bull riding.

Tuff Hedeman’s Accidents

Tuff Hedeman had an accident while riding a bull in 1993. Two years later, he returned more aggressive and more challenging to conquer upon his return.

Again, he rode Bodacious for four seconds and consecutively incurred an accident that smashed his face and fell to the ground. Hedeman soon found that his jaw had broken after feeling numb and realizing that blood was pouring through everything.

Tuff was taken to hospital and the doctor revealed that the hit broke every prominent bone in Hedeman’s face where his face was disfigured.

The doctor said he required two surgeries which took 13 hours to complete and required six titanium plates to reconstruct his face.

Tuff Hedeman drew Bodacious again after spending less than two months of recovery at the NFR after that year.

Body Measurements: Height, Weight, Body Size

Tuff Hedeman stands at a height of 5 feet 11 inches and his body weight is 79 kg. He has brown hair and green eyes.

Social Media: Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, etc.

Tuff Hedeman is active on Instagram, where he has 172k followers. He shares several photographs of his career and family on his Instagram.

As of 2023, he is not present on social sites such as Facebook, Twitter, or TikTok.

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