Shad Mayfield continues rapid rise as he qualifies for the finals of RFD-TV’s The American

Shad Mayfield just turned 19 in November and over the last 4 months, he has rapidly risen to become a name to know in the tie-down roping world.

Mayfield qualified for the National Finals a season ago won a total of $127,075 in 2019. If that wasn’t enough, the man nicknamed “Money” has gotten off to a fast start in the 2020 season.

Shad Mayfield made the finals in Fort Worth in February and later that month he won the title in San Antonio to become No. 1 in the world standings. His win in San Antonio had extra meaning because his father Sylvester, a two-time NFR qualifier himself, was able to watch him in the finals.

“He’s amazing......I’m just so proud of him I can’t stand it,” Sylvester said after his son won the gold buckle.

Well after his performance in the semi-finals of RFD-TV’s The American, dad will be even more proud of his son.


Mayfield had a time of 8.16 in his first go in the semi-finals and 8.00 in his second go, giving him a total time of 16.16, almost one second better than Caddo Lewallen, who finished second in The American tie-down roping semi-finals with a total time of 17.06 seconds.


Mayfield’s performance in Fort Worth not only earned him a spot in the finals of RFD-TV’s The American at AT&T Stadium, but he also received more than $7,000 in prize money.

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