10 ways you know you’re a rodeo fan


As you read this list and find yourself thinking ‘that’s me!’ make sure to buy your tickets to RFD-TV’s THE AMERICAN, presented by Polaris RANGER, on March 2 at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas. Yeehaw!

1. Seeing AT&T Stadium filled with dirt excites you

The largest stadium in Texas and home of the Dallas Cowboys will be transformed into a state of the art rodeo arena for RFD-TV’s THE AMERICAN.

You’ll see it all firsthand during the Fan Zone, which opens to the public Saturday, March 1, and continues Sunday, March 2.

2. You get rodeo clown humor

One of the most famous rodeo clowns, entertainer Flint Rasmussen, will be on stage at the Fan Zone.

Rasmussen, who co-hosts “Western Sports Round-Up” on Rural Radio, is an 8-time PRCA Clown of the Year and 8-time Wrangler National Finals Rodeo Barrelman

3. You can name some of the top cowboys and cowgirls in the sport.

The world’s best cowboys and cowgirls will be competing in RFD-TV’s THE AMERICAN. Fans will get the chance to meet some of their favorites at autograph and meet-and-greet sessions scheduled during the Fan Zone.

See if your favorite is listed among the qualifiers below:

Bareback Riding

Qualifiers: Kaycee Feild, Steven Peebles, Will Lowe, Bobby Mote, Ryan Gray, J.R. Vezain, Caleb Bennett, Casey Colletti, Clint Cannon

Team Roping

Qualifiers: Clay Tryan (HD) Jade Corkill (HL), Luke Brown (HD) Kollin VonAhn (HL), Riley Minor (HD) Travis Graves (HL), Kaleb Driggers (HD) Brady Minor (HL), Trevor Brazile (HD) Patrick Smith (HL), Nick Sartain (HD) Rich Skelton (HL), Turtle Powell (HD) Dugan Kelly (HL), Brandon Beers (HD) Jim Ross Cooper (HL), Erich Rogers (HD) Ryan Motes (HL), Charly Crawford (HD) Cory Petska (HL)

Saddle Bronc Riding

Qualifiers: Chad Ferley, Jake Wright, Cody Wright, Jacobs Crawley, Cort Scheer, Wade Sundell, Taos Muncy, Jesse Wright, Tyler Corrington, Isaac Diaz

Tie-Down Roping

Qualifiers: Shane Hanchey, Cody Ohl, Trevor Brazile, Tuf Cooper, Scott Kormos, Ryan Jarrett, Tyson Durfey, Clif Cooper, Timber Moore, Caleb Smidt

Barrel Racing

Qualifiers: Sherry Cervi, Mary Walker, Lisa Lockhart, Taylor Jacob, Michele McLeod, Kaley Bass, Christy Loflin, Shada Brazile, Jane Melby, Sabrina Ketcham

Steer Wrestling

Qualifiers: Hunter Cure, Matt Reeves, Bray Ames, Casey Martin, Dakota Eldridge, Trevor Knowles, Dean Gorsuch, Luke Branquinho, Stan Branco, Jule Hazen

Bull Riding

Qualifier: J.B. Mauney, Silvano Alves, Joao Richardo Vieria, Guilherme Marchi, Cody Nance, Marco Eguchi, Eduardo Aparecido Silva, L.J. Jenkins, Mike Lee

4. You go to see the horses

Horse lovers will be able to see some of the best horse trainers in exhibits and clinics at the Fan Zone lead by Chris Cox.

Cox hosts Chris Cox Horsemanship on RFD-TV and travels the country giving demonstrations and clinics.

Watch his show on RFD-TV Tuesdays at 6 a.m. and 1:30 and 11:30 p.m., plus encore episodes on Saturday and Sunday at 2 p.m.

5. Music and rodeo go together for you like hats and boots

THE AMERICAN Fan Zone will feature two stages - Cooper Tires Stage and RFD-TV Stage - filled with music throughout both days.

Saturday, the PBR Iron Cowboy gets underway with a performance by Justin Moore.

Find out who else will be performing soon!

6. You were riding sheep before you could ride a bike

Budding cowboys and cowgirls, ages 4-7, will hold on tight as they see how long they can last on the back of sheep in THE AMERICAN Wool Riding Championship.

It’ll be one of the first events kicking of festivities in the Fan Zone Saturday. Make sure to get there early to get the kids signed up!

7. You started riding bulls before you could drive

Young cowboys and cowgirls will get their chance to compete in Chris Shiver’s Mini Bull Riding Tour.

Bull riders ages 8-14 will get the chance to show off their skills Saturday at the Preifert Arena. Admission will be free with entrance to the Fan Zone.

8. You can swing a rope better than you can swing a golf club

Cactus Ropes will be hosting King of the Reach Dummy Roping at the Resistol booth Saturday. You can test your roping skills right there in the Fan Zone.

9. RFD-TV is one of your favorite TV channels.

Not only will RFD-TV be broadcasting from the Fan Zone at THE AMERICAN, but you’ll be able to meet some of the stars from your favorite shows.

Hosts and stars from shows like “All American Cowgirl Chicks,” “Gentle Giants,” and “Small Town Big Deal” will be on hand in the Fan Zone, greeting fans.

10. You already have your tickets to THE AMERICAN

Tickets are still on sale for THE AMERICAN. If you haven’t bought yours yet, prices range from $20 to $150, before taxes. Click here for ticket information.