Tuff Hedeman

Inside Biography

Richard Neale Hedeman who is popularly known as Tuff Hedeman is one of the most popular Bull Riders of all time. He is a professional rodeo cowboy and has obtained the skill of riding bull after enormous practice. 

Tuff has won the title of World Champion four times in total which takes PCRA three times(1986, 1989, 1991) and PBR one time in 1995. Hedeman can be called one of the greatest bull riders in the world.

Let's know about Hedeman's Personal life 

Tuff Hedeman was born on  March 2, 1963, in El Paso, Texas. He falls under the zodiac sign Pisces. Tuff belongs to a mixed economy and holds the nationality of American. Hedeman's name after his birth was Richard Neale Hedeman which later changed to Tuff Hedeman as his nickname.

It is said that Tuff grabbed his nickname "Tuff" at the age of 14 when he showed bravery and made an ill-tempered calf after he got on top of it. That event was the start of Tuff's career as a bull rider and a cowboy. 

People started calling him 'Tuff' which suited Hedeman and he changed his name to Tuff Hedeman. The meaning of 'Tuff' is an igneous rock,  formed by the consolidation of volcanic dust particles.

Hedeman was the son of Red Hedeman and Clarice Hedeman. He has a brother whose name is Gary Hedeman/ Roach Hedeman. Roach was cast in a western drama named Cowboy Up released in 2001. 

Who is Hedeman married to?

Tuff was married to Elizabeth Ann in 2021. As per sources on the internet, Hedeman doesn't share kids with Elizabeth. Talking about his dating history, Tuff never got into any relationships as per our research, he would rather spend time with cows and go bull riding.

Discussing Hedeman's past married life, he was first married to Tracy Stepp in 1986 unfortunately the date when Hedeman and Tracy got together is unfolding.

Tuff Hedeman with his wife and two youngest sons SOURCE: Instagram @ tuffhedemanofficial

Turning the topic to Hedeman's children, Richard shares four sons with Tracy. Robert Lane Hedeman, Trevor Neale Hedeman, Ryker Hedeman, and Ripp Hedeman. 

How Much Wealth Does Tuff Hedeman Have?

Tuff Hedeman is a cowboy and a Ganadero who is also a professional bull rider in America. His main source of income is bull riding and has worked as the president and Ambassador of PBR(Professional Bull Riding) and CBR(Championship Bull Riding).

Hedeman is assumed to be handling a net worth of around $2 million as per the site Celebrity Net Worth which is equal compared to Zandy Reich.

Hedeman as a bull rider has won many awards ie.  PBR World Champion(1995),  PBR Touring Pro Division Champion(1995),  First $1,000,000 Bull Rider in 1993, and many more. His career includes honors like the El Paso Athletic Hall of Fame in 1997, Cowboy Capital Walk of Fame in 1988, and others.

Tuff on Social Media

Tuff is available only on Instagram. Tuff is more active on Instagram compared to his brother Gary. He has gained more than 171k followers on Instagram. You can check out Tuff's Instagram account with the username @tuffhedemanofficial

Hedeman rarely uploads posts regarding his daily life or photos with his family members, as he mainly posts his pictures with bulls.

Tuff's Creer as a Cowboy

Tuff got on top of a bull for the first time at the age of 14, which was the start of his career as a Cowboy. Hedeman went to Sul Ross State University after he passed out his higher secondary level from  Coronado High School nearby his hometown.

Hedeman has also won many junior rodeos. Tuff at the phase of building his career has broke many bones and had been suspended from bull riding competitions because of accidents during bull riding. He also got an injury on the face that took doctors nearly a day to reconstruct Hedeman's face.

Tuff Hedeman's picture of bull riding SOURCE: Instagram @ tuffhedemanofficial

Bucking bull Bodacious is also the bull that Hedeman was able to ride during his career. He finally rode Bodacious after unsuccessful attempts.


by sumannew, 14 Mar, 2023

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