Fred Whitfield – Houston, TX

Fred Whitfield – Houston, TX

Fred Whitfield Fred Whitfield

Name: Fred Whitfield

Hometown: Houston, TX

RFD-TV’s THE AMERICAN, presented by Polaris RANGER® Semi-Finals Athlete Event: Tie-down Roping

Bio:   This accomplished tie-down roper was born in Houston, Texas. Since joining the PRCA in 1990, Whitfield has done quite well for himself in the rodeo world, becoming only the second African-American cowboy in PRCA history to win a world title and the first to win an all-around title.

This legendary western sports athlete has won titles at almost every major rodeo. In 2016, Fred went head to head with equally legendary tie-down roper Cody Ohl at RFD-TV’s GOLD BUCKLE MATCHES. Whitfield bested his opponent and secured a spot at the 2016 THE AMERICAN, presented by POLARIS RANGER®. 

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