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RFD-TV is proud to announce that the second edition of RFD-TV’s THE AMERICAN Presented by Polaris RANGER was held on March 1, 2015 and paid out $2 million in cash awards. The world’s richest one-day rodeo also rewarded the day’s victors with another half-million dollars in prizes including Polaris RANGERS.

RFD-TV's THE AMERICAN 2015, brought to you by Polaris RANGER

See all the results from the world's richest one day rodeo. More>>

And the winner is . . .

Amberley Snyder will compete in the richest one-day rodeo in the world just five years after doctors told her she would never ride a horse again. More>>

Detailed schedule of 2015 Fan Zone events

Detailed schedule of 2015 Fan Zone events More>>

Click Here to See the Top 10 Invited Contestants!

Invitations extended to 10 contestants in each of 8 categories More>>

Complete Roster of Contestants for THE AMERICAN 2015

Complete Roster of Contestants for THE AMERICAN 2015 More>>

Two rounds complete in timed events at THE AMERICAN Semi-Finals

Complete list of winners from first two rounds of timed events More>>

Barrel Racer Trula Churchill

Valentine, Nebraska cowgirl Trula Churchill will make her first appearance on RFD-TV's THE AMERICAN rodeo stage thanks to her trusty mount, A Streak Of Rita, aka “Worm.” Churchill and the 10-year-old roan gelding teamed up to win round nine and finish eighth in the aggregate at the recent National Finals Rodeo. More>>

Saddle Bronc Rider, Jake Wright is anxious to ride for the second time at RFD-TV's THE AMERICAN

Jake Wright, 25, of Milford, Utah, is one member of the bronc riding dynasty that is the Wright family.
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Barrel Racer, Britany Diaz goes from spectator to an invited contestant into RFD-TV's THE AMERICAN

When Britany Diaz, Desdemona, Texas, attended the richest one-day rodeo in the history of Western sports in 2014, it was as a spectator. After witnessing the event held at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas last year, she made a deal with herself that in 2015 she would be out on the arena floor mixing it up with her fellow barrel racers as a contestant. More>>

Young Gun Tie Down Roper, Marty Yates, ropes his way into RFD-TV's THE AMERICAN

Marty Yates, 20, might appear to be a young gun in the sport of professional rodeo but in all actuality the Stephenville, Texas cowboy is an arena veteran with a long list of impressive accolades to his credit from youth to pro rodeo. More>>

Barrel Racer Kassidy Dennison makes her presence known and runs into RFD-TV's THE AMERICAN

Kassidy Dennison made her presence felt at the recent National Finals Rodeo as both a go round winner and a top 10 finisher in the 2014 Women's Professional Rodeo Association World standings. More>>

American Semi-Final Tickets on Sale Now

Tickets for the American Semi-Finals:Tickets for RFD-TV's THE AMERICAN Presented by Polaris RANGER SEMI-FINALS are now available for purchase. THE AMERICAN SEMI-FINALS will be at the historic Cowtown Coliseum in the Fort Worth Stockyards on February 20-22, 2015. More>>

Semi-Finals crowns champions, names American qualifiers

Nearly 40 rising stars, retired veterans and weekend warriors secured the opportunity to win $1 million when they finished on top in their respective events at The American Semi-Finals, Feb. 18-22 in Fort Worth, Texas. More>>

Durfey one step closer to repeat trip to American

Tie-down roper Tyson Durfey is handily dominating the $500,000 American Semi-Finals rodeo in Fort Worth's Cowtown Coliseum. More>>

Tiny cowgirl on top at American Semi-Finals

9-year-old Chayni Chamberlain – the youngest of more than 500 competitors at the Semi-Finals this week – took the lead in the final round of barrel racing. More>>

Jatzlau wins first round at American Semi-Finals

Complete list of first round winners and final-30 qualifiers in barrel racing at The American Semi-Finals More>>

Lindsey McLeod and Kellies Chick Capture NHSRA Crown

August 1, 2014Omaha, Neb. (RFD-TV) Team McLeod, consisting of 2013 National Finals Rodeo qualifier and mom, Michele, along with daughters Katelyn and Lindsey, all of Whitesboro, Texas, set big barrel racing goals. All three barrel racers plan to qualify for RFD-TV’s THE AMERICAN at ATT Stadium in Arlington, Texas, March 1, 2015. By notching the National High School Rodeo Association (NHSRA) Barrel Racing Championship on July 19 in Rock Springs, Wyo., Lindsey came one step closer to that dream... More>>

RFD-TV's THE AMERICAN Semifinals college roster

RFD-TV’s THE AMERICAN Semifinals is set for some thrilling action with the newest College National Finals Rodeo (CNFR) champions getting ready to prove themselves to the best in the world. More>>

Jackie Ganter punches ticket to THE AMERICAN Semifinals with World Championship

While rodeo contestants are gearing up for the summer run and planning which RFD-TV’s THE AMERICAN qualifiers they’ll go to, a few athletes have already punched their ticket to the show. More>>

RFD-TV's THE AMERICAN returns to AT&T Stadium March 1, 2015

RFD-TV’s THE AMERICAN Presented by Polaris RANGER will be held March 1, 2015. The world’s richest one-day rodeo will return to AT&T Stadium in Arlington, TX to payout $2 million dollars. More>>

THE AMERICAN Qualifier Dates by Sanctioning Body

2016 Qualifier Dates by Sanctioning Body More>>

“Eleven-time World Champion, Charmayne James, has accepted an exemption invitation to compete in the barrel racing event during RFD-TV’s THE AMERICAN, presented by Polaris RANGER, on March 1, 2015 at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas. James is the first athlete selected as one of the limited exemptions. Additional exemptions may be announced leading up to March 1, 2015.”
“Eight-time World Champion, Fred Whitfield, has accepted the Tie Down Roping exemption into RFD-TV’s THE AMERICAN presented by Polaris RANGER. Whitfield is the second athlete to accept one of the limited exemptions, the first was accepted by Charmayne James. Tune into RFD-TV’s Road to THE AMERICAN every Wednesday night at 8PM CT to find out who the next exemption will be.”
“It has been 10 long years since the winningest team in the history of rodeo entered a rodeo together. Eight-time team roping world champions, Speed Williams and Rich Skelton have accepted the third exemption into RFD-TV’s THE AMERICAN presented by Polaris RANGER. They will compete along side of other rodeo legends such as, Barrel Racer, Charmayne James, and Tie Down Roper, Fred Whitfield. Tune into RFD-TV’s Road to THE AMERICAN every Wednesday night at 8PM CT to find out who the next exemption will be.”
“Four-time world champion Ote Berry has accepted an exemption invitation to get back in the arena to compete in the steer wrestling event during RFD-TV’s THE AMERICAN, presented by Polaris RANGER, on March 1 at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas. Berry will receive the 5th exemption this year.”
“Amberley Snyder has accepted an exemption invitation to compete in barrel racing during RFD-TV’s THE AMERICAN, presented by Polaris RANGER, on March 1, 2015 at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas. Thousands of inspired fans voted for Snyder as their top choice for the Fans’ Choice exemption. Click here to read more about her amazing story.”
“Defending PRCA world champion bull rider Sage Kimzey has accepted an exemption into RFD-TV’s THE AMERICAN presented by Polaris RANGER. Kimzey, 20, will ride for $1 million on March 1 at AT&T Stadium alongside the top 10 riders in the PBR.”
QUALIFY
Round 1
Click here to find a sanctioned qualifier near you!
THE AMERICAN SEMIFINALS
Round 2
Winners from the qualifiers move on to compete in the semifinals

Click here for more information about the American Semifinals!
THE AMERICAN RODEO
Round 3
Semifinals qualifiers move on to compete in the world's richest rodeo at 2 PM Central Time, March 1, 2015
In addition to cash amounts shown, each of the winners below received over $30,000.00 worth of prizes,
which included a Polaris RANGER, a Browning rifle, a custom Cactus saddle, and a Bohlin buckle.

RICHMOND CHAMPION

THE AMERICAN BAREBACK CHAMPION
THE AMERICAN CHAMPION & $1,000,000 WINNER

Earnings: 1.1 Million Dollars
90 Points

TREVOR BRAZILE

THE AMERICAN ALL AROUND CHAMPION
Earnings: $25,000.00
 
 
LISA LOCKHART
THE AMERICAN BARREL RACING CHAMPION
Earnings: $100,000.00
14.035 Seconds
WADE SUNDELL
THE AMERICAN SADDLE BRONC CHAMPION
Earnings: $100,000.00
92.5 Points
JB MAUNEY
THE AMERICAN BULL RIDING CHAMPION
Earnings: $100,000.00
90.5 Points
HUNTER CURE
THE AMERICAN STEER WRESTLING CHAMPION
Earnings: $100,000.00
3.75 Seconds
TYSON DURFEY
THE AMERICAN TIE-DOWN ROPING CHAMPION
Earnings: $100,000.00
6.95 Seconds
PATRICK SMITH AND KALEB DRIGGERS
THE AMERICAN TEAM ROPING CHAMPIONS
Earnings: $100,000.00
4.38 Seconds

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