RFD-TV'S THE AMERICAN RODEO NEWS TIPS

RFD-TV'S THE AMERICAN RODEO NEWS TIPS

 

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RFD-TV'S THE AMERICAN RODEO NEWS TIPS

10 more contestants from Barrel Racing qualifying event advance to THE AMERICAN Semifinals and 2 Bull Riders advance directly to THE AMERICAN 

This past week, Barrel Racing and Bull Riding events were held advancing ten more competitors to THE AMERICAN Semifinals and two directly to THE AMERICAN. The Bull Riding events took place in Denver, Colo. at the Denver Coliseum and in Pueblo, Colo. at the State Fair Event Center. The last qualifying opportunity for the Barrel Racing event had 98 entries and took place in Buckeye, Ariz. at the South Buckeye Equestrian Center Arena. THE AMERICAN Semifinals will take place in Mesquite, Texas on Feb. 21-23, 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.

Bull Riding event held in Denver, Colo. on Jan. 13-15.

Top qualifier advances: 1st Stormy Wing

  • Wing has qualified three times for the PBR World Finals and works colts for his grandmother and on the Sneed Ranch

Bull Riding event held in Pueblo, Colo. on Jan. 16.

Top qualifier advances: 1st Tanner Byrne

  • Byrne is the first Canadian to qualify for THE AMERICAN in the bull riding event.
  • Byrne was the Canadian Finals Rodeo Aggregate Champion in 2012 and 2013.
  • Byrne's father, Ryan, was a professional bull fighter and was the first Canadian to fight bulls at the PBR World Finals in Las Vegas.

Barrel Racing event held in Buckeye, Ariz. on Jan. 18.

Top 10 qualifiers advance: 1st Tami Semas, 2nd Callie DuPerier, 3rd  Erin Ricotti, 4th Danyelle Bassett, 5th Kathy Grimes, 6th Nina Smith, 7th Angie Meadors, 8th Katie Garthwaite, 9th Danyelle Bassett, 10th Orla Mae Harvey

  • Semas is the wife of Aaron Semas, one of the co-founders of the PBR.
  • DuPerier won the WPRA Junior World Championship in 2010 and is a junior at Schreiner University in Kerrville, Texas where she plays on the volleyball team.
  • Bassett qualified twice, once on her horse Repeat Fame and the second time on her horse Famous Dungarees.
  •  Grimes is a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine and breeds and trains barrel horses.
  • Meadors qualified for the WNFR in 1990, 1991, 1993, 1995, 1996, 2010 and 2011.
  • Nina Smith and Katie Garthwaite will be representing Canada in the barrel racing event.
  • Garthwaite qualified for the WNFR in 1999 and the Canadian Finals Rodeo in 2013.
  • Harvey has not competed in a rodeo since the 1970's and joins the barrel racing competitors and one of the oldest at age 67.

 

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. 21-23 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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