Fred Whitfield – Houston, TX
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®.