QUALIFIERS: Semi-Final Exemptions - 2016

QUALIFIERS: Semi-Final Exemptions - 2016

RFD-TV’s THE AMERICAN, presented by Polaris RANGER, is offering Semi-Finals exemption invitations to each event champion from five prestigious 2015 rodeos. These rodeos include the College National Finals Rodeo from Casper, Wyo., the National High School Finals Rodeo from Rock Springs, Wyo., the Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo from Colorado Springs, Colo., the Indian National Finals Rodeo from Las Vegas, Nev., and the Canadian National Finals Rodeo from Edmonton, Alberta. The 2015 champs from each of these rodeos are invited to The American Semi-Finals, Feb. 17-21, 2016 in Fort Worth, Texas, to compete against more than 500 other athletes from around the nation, each fighting for a spot into RFD-TV’s $2 million rodeo, The AMERICAN, on February 28, 2016, inside AT&T Stadium. 

See the complete list of 2016 Semi-Final Exemptions events and results below.

COLLEGE NATIONAL FINALS RODEO - Casper, WY - 6/26/15
RIDER EVENT COLLEGE
Tim O'Connell Bareback Missouri Valley College
Kolton Schmidt Team Roping (Header) Southeastern Oklahoma State University
Sawyer Barham Team Roping (Heeler) Coffeyville College
Cameron Morman Steer Wrestling Dickinson State University
Clay Elliott Saddle Bronc Panhandle State University
Landon Williams Tie Down Roping Tarleton State University
Callahan Crossley Barrel Racing Blue Mountain Community College
Gray Essary Bull Riding Ranger College
NATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL FINALS RODEO - Rock Springs, WY - 7/12/16-7/14/16
RIDER EVENT HOMETOWN
Rio Lee Bareback Benson, AZ
Garrett McDonald Team Roping (Header) DeFuniak Springs, FL
Luke Taylor Team Roping (Heeler) Kinston, AL
Gabe Soileau Steer Wrestling Bunkie, LA
Colton Kofoed Tie Down Roping Bear River, WY
Ali Armstrong Barrel Racing Lexington, OK
PIKES PEAK OR BUST RODEO - Colorado Springs, CO - 7/8/15 - 7/11/15
RIDER EVENT HOMETOWN
Jared Smith Bareback Eastland, TX
Brit Ellerman Team Roping (Header) Ft. Lupton, CO
Marcus Banister Team Roping (Heeler) Brighton, CO
Ty Lang Steer Wrestling Montrose, CO
Cody DeMoss Saddle Bronc Heflin, LA
Trent Creager Tie Down Roping Stillwater, OK
Jessica Dunbar Barrel Racing Del Rio, TX
Pistol Robinson Bull Riding Collidge, TX
INDIAN NATIONAL FINALS - Las Vegas, NV - 11/3/15 - 11/9/15
RIDER EVENT
Buck Lunak Bareback
Elliot Gourneau Team Roping (Header)
Lynn Williams Team Roping (Heeler)
Casey Stone Steer Wrestling
Jeremy Meeks Saddle Bronc
Dillon Sherrick Tie Down Roping
Sloan Anderson Barrel Racing
Slick Phelps Bull Riding
CANADIAN NATIONAL FINALS - 11/11/15 - 11/15/15
RIDER EVENT
Jake Vold Bareback
Roland McFadden Team Roping (Header)
Tyrel Flewelling Team Roping (Heeler)
Cody Cassidy Steer Wrestling
Cody DeMoss Saddle Bronc
Shane Hanchey Tie Down Roping
Nancy Csabay Barrel Racing
Dakota Buttar Bull Riding
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