20 more competitors from Tie-Down Roping and Barrel Racing quali

20 more competitors from Tie-Down Roping and Barrel Racing qualifying events advance to THE AMERICAN

 

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20 more competitors from Tie-Down Roping and Barrel Racing qualifying events advance to THE AMERICAN 

This weekend, Tie-Down Roping and Barrel Racing events were held advancing 20 more competitors to THE AMERICAN Semifinals. The Tie-Down Roping event was held in Amarillo, Texas at the Tri State Fairgrounds and the Bill Cody Arena. The Barrel Racing event was held in Jackson, Miss. at the Kirk Fordice Equine Center. THE AMERICAN Semifinals will take place in Mesquite, Texas on Feb. 22-23, 2014.  The top finishers from each event after the qualifier will advance to RFD-TV's THE AMERICAN Presented by Polaris RANGER on March 2, 2014 at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas. THE AMERICAN is the richest one-day rodeo in history, with a payout of $2 million.

 See below for the latest qualifier results and some additional story ideas to include in your coverage of RFD-TV's THE AMERICAN Presented by Polaris RANGER.

Tie-Down Roping held in Amarillo, Texas on Nov. 22.

Top 10 qualifiers advance: 1st Boe Brown, 2nd Kyle Dickens, 3rd Trent Creager, 4th Tyler Prcin, 5th Marshall Leonard, 6th Darnell Johnson, 7th Chase Williams, 8th Josh Peek, 9th Seth Mahaffey, 10th Cory Solonon

  • Kyle Dickens attends Colorado State University, where he is a member of the CSU Rodeo Club.
  • Trent Creager competed in his first and only WFNR in 2010.
  • Marshall Leonard is a certified paramedic.
  • Chase Williams grew up learning and practicing tie-down roping by his grandfather, Phil Fifer, who continues to compete at age 69.
  • Josh Peek, in 2000, was the first rodeo athlete to be inducted in the Frank Phillips College Hall of Fame.

 

Barrel Racing event held in Jackson, Miss. on Nov. 23.

Top 10 qualifiers advance: 1st Talmadge Green, 2nd Kebo Almond, 3rd Robyn Herring, 4th Jessi Eagleberger, 5th Tammy Fischer, 6th Clint Sherlin, 7th Nicole Love, 8th Summer Huff, 9th Mallory Champagne, 10th Shelby Herrmann

  • Talmadge Green, at 52 years old, has been competing in Barrel Racing for 42 years.
  • Tammy Fischer began riding horses before she could walk, and has a trophy from when she was two years old. Tammy is a six time WNFR qualifier.
  • Clint Sherlin, along with his parents, Joel and Nancy Sherlin, raise, train, and sell horses in Athens, Tenn.
  • Summer Huff, at 15 years old, won the National Barrel Horse Associations 2011 ID Teen World Championship.
  • Shelby Herrmann serves as the student president of the Texas High School Rodeo Association.

 

RFD-TV's THE AMERICAN Presented by Polaris RANGER will take place on March 2nd at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas. Tickets are on sale and prices range from $20 to $150, not including taxes. They can be purchased at the AT&T Stadium Box Office, all Ticketmaster locations and online at www.americanrodeo.com.

The Semifinals is the last opportunity for an athlete to qualify to compete in RFD-TV'S THE AMERICAN Presented by Polaris RANGER. It takes place on Feb. 22-23 in Mesquite, Texas. Tickets for The Semifinals are available now for $14, $20 and $30 not including taxes. They can be purchased at the Mesquite Arena's box office and online at www.americanrodeo.com.

 

 

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