Jackie Ganter - Abilene, TX
Name: Jackie Ganter
Hometown: Abilene, TX
RFD-TV's THE AMERICAN, presented by Polaris RANGER Semi-Finals Athlete Event: Barrel Racing
This season has been good to Jackie Ganter. Not only did she qualify for her first Wrangler National Finals Rodeo, but she also received her first invitation to RFD-TV’s The American, presented by Polaris RANGER. The former WPRA Junior World Champion and Texas native had an especially incredible last month this season when a major wins moved her from from 15th place to 12th place, and earned her $16,000.
Ganter originally grew up as an English rider, but transitioned to a barrel rider when she was 12-years-old. Her mother trains barrel racing horses, so it was a smooth transition for Ganter. Her career is just beginning to take off, and at a young age, success looks promising for this rising rodeo star.