RFD-TV’s THE AMERICAN Semifinals Saturday Results


FEBRUARY 23, 2014

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RFD-TV’s THE AMERICAN Semifinals Saturday Results

OMAHA, Neb --- The following are results from the first night RFD-TV’s THE AMERICAN Semifinals Shoot Out. Saturday contestants must wait until Sunday afternoon to learn if they advance to THE AMERICAN. Leading the results in Bareback Riding is Casey Breuer with 82.5 points on Frontier Rodeo’s High Class. Nick Guy of Sparta, WI clocked the fastest Steer Wrestling time at 4.09 seconds. Brothers and former South Dakota residents Logan and Jordan Olson roped their steer in 5.18 seconds in the Team Roping. World Champion Jesse Kruse of Great Falls, MT spurred Korkow Rodeos’ Painted Chip for 83.5 points to place first in the results. Rusty Wright of Milford, UT is sitting second with 83 points on Smith Pro Rodeos’ Chicken Dance. His Uncle Spencer Wright rides tomorrow and both are hoping to join the invited Wrights at THE AMERICAN on March 2 at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, TX. Randall Carlisle of Bryan, TX roped his calf in 7.72 seconds holding the first spot in the results on Saturday night. Barrel racer Erin Ricotti of Escalon, CA lead with a smoking 15.038 and crowd favorite 70 year old June Holeman of Arcadia, NE ran a time of 15.208 tonight placing her third in the results.

Bareback Riding: 1, Casey Breuer, Mandan, S.D., 82.5 points on Frontier Rodeo’s High Class. 2, RC Landingham, Hunstville, TX, 82.5 points on Smith Pro Rodeos Flaming Desire. 3, Caine Riddle, Vernon, TX, 81.5 points on Korkow Rodeos Flaxy Lady. 4, Cimmaron Gerke, Brighton, CO, 81.5 points on Korkow Rodeos’ Mean Gene. 5, Brian Bain, Redmond, OR, 81 points on Smith Pro Rodeos’ Rosanna. 6, Shawn Minor, Camden, OH, 80 points on Frontier Rodeos Time Out. 7, Colin Adams, Deloraine, MB, 80 points on Frontier Rodeo’s War Cry. 8, Mac Erickson, Almo, ID, 79.5 points on Smith Pro Rodeos’ Jessie’s Girl. 9, Kelly Wardell, Bellevue, ID, 79.5 points on Korkow Rodeos’ Flash Card Champion. 10, Joe Gunderson, Montgomery, MN, 77 points on Frontier Rodeos Big City. 11, Josi Young, Buhl, ID, 76.5 points on Korkow Rodeos Matrix. 12, Eric Swenson, Denison, TX, 75.5 points on Frontier Rodeo’s Cinderella. 13, Morgan Wilde, McCammon, ID, 75 points on Smith Pro Rodeos’ Back In Black. George Gillespie, Placerville, CA, no score on Frontier Rodeo’s Dirt Devil.

Steer Wrestling: 1, Nick Guy, Sparta, WI, 4.09 seconds. 2, Wyatt Johnson, Hoyt, CO, 4.49. 3, Seth Brockman, Wheatland, WY, 4.90 seconds. 4, Chancey Larson, Pueblo, CO, 5.07 seconds. 5, Cole Fulton, Miller, SD, 6.13 seconds. 6, Lane Holland, Walker, LA, 12.08 seconds. 7, Jon Ragatz, Beetown, WI, 17.83 seconds. Cody Brecheisen, Wyandotte, OK,Dirk Tavenner, Rigby, ID, and Wade Sumpter, Fowler, CO,did not make a qualified run. .

Team Roping: 1, Logan Olson, Flandreau, S.D. and Jordan Olson, Surprise, AZ, 5.18 seconds. 2, Justin Davis, Madisonville, TX and BJ Dugger, Cedar Point, TX, 5.41 seconds. 3, Shain Sproul, Las Cruces, NM and KinneyDale Harrell, San Angelo, TX, 5.47 seconds. 4, Shane Phillip, Washington, TX and Bobby Harris, Highmore, SD, 6.00 seconds. 5, Arky Rogers, Lipan, TX and Travis Woodard, Stephenville, TX, 6.24 seconds. 6, Paul Tierney, Oral, SD and Bobby Harris, Highmore, SD, 9.29 seconds. 7, Travis Tryan, Billings, MT, and Allen Bach, Rhome, TX, 9.93 seconds. 8, Ty Murphy, Dublin, TX and Shane Durbin, Elsa, TX, 11.07 seconds. David Motes, Tolar, TX and Dean Tuftin, Bend, OR, no time. Blaine Vick, Dublin,TX and Brandon Bates, San Angelo, TX, no time.

Saddle Bronc Riding: 1, Jesse Kruse, Great Falls, MT, 83.5 points on Korkow Rodeos’ Painted Chip. 2, Rusty Wright, Milford, UT, 83 points on Smith Pro Rodeos Chicken Dance. 3, Tyrel Larsen, Inglis, MB, 80 points on Frontier Rodeos Little Kitty. 4, BradleyHarter, Loranger, LA, 79.5 points on Korkow Rodeos Wiggle Worm. 5, Ty Manke, Hermasa, SD, 79 points on Frontier Rodeos War Eagle. 6, Dean Wadsworth, Ozona, TX, 79 points on Frontier Rodeo’s Griz. 7, Louie Brunson, New Underwood, SD, 78.5 on Smith Pro Rodeos’ Blew Apart. 8, Luke Butterfield, Ponoka, AB, 76.5 points on Smith Pro Rodeos’ Pretty Boy. 9, JJ Elshere, Hereford, 75 points on Korkow Rodeos Rhubarb. 10, Chase Brooks, Deer Lodge, MT, 74 points on Korkow Rodeos’ Foxy Cleopatra. 11, Ryan Rodewald, Mount Dora, FL, 71 points on Frontier Rodeo’s Too Cool. These riders did not make qualified rides: Cooper McBride, Big Springs, NE, on Smith Pro Rodeos’ Dakota Rose. Ryan Elshere, Elm Springs, SD, on Frontier Rodeos Ace of Spades. Tyrell, Smith, Cascade, MT, on Smith Pro Rodeos’ Curly Bill.

Tie-Down Roping: 1, Randall Carlisle, Bryan, TX, 7.72 seconds. 2, Cory Solomon, Prairie View, TX, 7.98 seconds. 3, Blane Cox, Cameron, TX, 8.73 seconds. 4, Jared Kempker, Eugene, MO, 8.78 seconds. 5, Robert Mathis, Mart, TX, 9.18 seconds. 6, Marshal Leonard, Shongaloo, LA, 9.64 seconds. 7, Will Howell, Stillwater, OK, 9.91 seconds. 8, Cooper Martin, Alma, KS, 13.64 seconds. 9, Trent Creager, Stillwater, OK, 12.80 seconds. Cheyenne Harper, Iowa, LA, no time.

Barrel Race: 1, Erin Ricotti, Escalon, CA, 15.038. 2, Katelyn McLeod, Whitesboro, TX, 15.059. 3, June Holeman, Arcadia, NE, 15.208. 4, Clint Sherlin, Athens, TN, 15.299. 5,Kay Blandford, Sutherland Springs, TX, 15.622. 6, Nina Smith, Pincher Creek, AB, 15.876. 7, TammyFischer, Ledetter, TX, 20.499. 8, Kathy Grimes, Medical Lake, WA, 20.546. 9, Jessica Eagleberger, Stringtown, OK, 21.528. 10, Callie Rios, Boerne, TX, 25.713.


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About RFD-TV’s THE AMERICAN Presented by Polaris RANGER: Taking place at Dallas Cowboys’ AT&T Stadium on March 2, 2014, with an estimated attendance of 75,000, RFD-TV’s THE AMERICAN Presented by Polaris RANGER is the single largest 1-day cash prize event in the entire history of rodeo. With $2-million on the line, the best athletes in the world will be gathering in Dallas to compete in one epic day of raw rodeo will, skill and power. THE AMERICAN is inviting the top 10 athletes in each of the traditional rodeo sports as well as the top 10 from the PBR. The top 10 bull riding contestants will be invited after the PBR World Finals in Las Vegas, and the remainder of the primary rodeo sports contenders, will be determined after the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo. In addition to the 10 invites, THE AMERICAN will make five additional spots available for any rodeo athlete in the world through five regional qualifiers. If one of those athletes goes on to win their respective event at THE AMERICAN they will split an additional bonus pool of $1-million dollars in prize money. With the help of broadcast partners and sponsors, RFD-TV will be broadcasting the event LIVE on the day, helping to bring the totality of this defining western sports experience to a wide national audience. For more information, please visit: www.americanrodeo.com and www.RFDTV.com. Follow us on Twitter @RFDTVAMERICAN and on find us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/RFDTVTheAMERICAN.

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