May 29, 2014
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First Qualifier of RFD-TV’s THE AMERICAN 2015
10 teams advance to Semifinals from USTRC Open Qualifier held at Midwest Regional Finals in Mulvane, Kansas
Omaha, Neb., (May 29, 2014) – The first qualifier of RFD-TV’s THE AMERICAN Presented by Polaris RANGER 2015 was held at the Kansas Star Casino in Mulvane, KS. United States Team Roping Championship’s (USTRC) Midwest Regional Finals began with the Open Division and 37 teams entered into THE AMERICAN qualifier.
The team of Adam Rose of Willard, MO and Billie Jack Saebens of Nowata, OK took first place with a time of 26.54 seconds on four steers, earning $4,626. Rose and Saebens earned a qualification to RFD-TV’s THE AMERICAN Semifinals along with the other top 9 teams.
The next USTRC qualifier will be held June 6, 2014 in San Angelo, TX at the West Texas Championships. Visit www.ustrc.com for membership and entry information.
RFD-TV’s THE AMERICAN Presented by Polaris RANGER will be held March 1, 2015 at Cowboys’ AT&T Stadium. Tickets range in price from $20 to $150 and can be purchased at www.ticketmaster.com starting June 2, 2014.
See below for full results:
| Average|| First|| Last|| Hometown|| State|| First|| Last|| Hometown|| State|
| 26.54|| Adam|| Rose|| Willard|| MO|| Billie Jack|| Saebens|| Nowata|| OK|
| 28.22|| Lane|| Ivy|| Llano|| TX|| Dustin|| Davis|| Texarkana|| AR|
| 28.54|| Tyler|| Wade|| Terrell|| TX|| Dustin|| Davis|| Texarkana|| AR|
| 28.93|| Clint|| Wallace|| Little Rose|| AR|| T.|| Lutrell|| Choudrant|| LA|
| 30.10|| Paul|| Tierney|| Oral|| SD|| Matt|| Kasner|| Cody|| LA|
| 30.28|| Casey|| Hicks|| Sperry|| OK|| Jett|| Hillman|| Purcell|| OK|
| 31.07|| Manny|| Cunde Egusquiza|| Madison|| GA|| Jonathan|| Torres|| Bell City|| LA|
| 33.57|| Cale|| Markham|| Campbell|| TX|| Buddy|| Hawkins|| Columbus|| KS|
| 34.24|| Tyler|| Wade|| Terrell|| TX|| Kinney Dale|| Harrell|| Marshall|| TX|
| 35.99|| Ty|| Blasingame|| Sugar City|| CO|| J.W.|| Borrego|| Weston|| CO|
Notes to Editor:
About RFD-TV’s THE AMERICAN Presented by Polaris RANGER: For the second year RFD-TV’s THE AMERICAN will be held at Dallas Cowboys’ AT&T Stadium on March 1, 2015. RFD-TV’s THE AMERICAN Presented by Polaris RANGER is the world’s largest and richest one-day rodeo. With an impressive payout of $2 million, the best rodeo athletes in the world gather at AT&T Stadium to compete in one epic day of raw rodeo will, skill and power. RFD-TV’s THE AMERICAN crowned the first million dollar cowboy when then 21-year old Richmond Champion was the only qualifier to win his event and was awarded $1.1 million. RFD-TV’s THE AMERICAN is a unique event in which athletes from every level have a chance to compete for the unmatched payout. The road to THE AMERICAN and Cowboy’s AT&T Stadium has 3 routes. Automatic invitations to the best in the world, exemptions awarded to legends of the sport and qualifiers who must compete at RFD-TV’s THE AMERICAN Semifinals. With the help of broadcast partners and sponsors, RFD-TV will broadcast the event LIVE to bring viewers at home all the close up and behind the scenes action. Visit www.americanrodeo.com for more information and follow RFD-TV’s THE AMERICAN on Facebook: www.facebook.com/RFDTVTheAMERICAN Twitter: @RFDTVAmerican Instagram: http://instagram.com/rfdtvamerican.