Steer Wrestling qualifier to be held in Butler County, Pennsylvania


July 3, 2014

Contact: Kelsey Johnson, Marketing/PR Coordinator or (402) 614-2563

Steer Wrestling Qualifier to be held in Butler County, Pennsylvania

Possible $10,000 bonus to event winner

OMAHA, Neb. (June 10, 2014) – The first steer wrestling qualifier leading up to the 2015 RFD-TV’s THE AMERICAN Presented by Polaris RANGER will be held July 27 at the North Washington Rodeo Arena and will begin at Noon (ET).

Contestants from several states will travel to North Washington in hopes of competing at RFD-TV’s THE AMERICAN for a shot at $1 million. Ten steer wrestlers from each of the eight qualifiers will continue their road to THE AMERICAN at RFD-TV’s THE AMERICAN Semifinals. From there, the field is narrowed to only five who will meet the best in the world at AT&T Stadium on March 1, 2015.

Producer and Triple S Productions owner Tim Slater has made an outstanding commitment to the qualifiers who attend his event. If the event winner from the North Washington qualifier advances from the Semifinals to RFD-TV’s THE AMERICAN, he will automatically be awarded a $10,000 bonus.

March 2, 2014 was a thrilling and record breaking day for western sports and RFD-TV. Perhaps authenticating his name, Richmond Champion was the biggest champion of the day, leaving AT&T Stadium $1.1 million richer. Champion was the lone qualifier to beat the world champions in any event to take home the Bareback Championship and the $1 million side pot.

The reigning 2014 RFD-TV’s THE AMERICAN Champions are Richmond Champion (Bareback); Hunter Cure (Steer Wrestling); Wade Sundell (Saddle Bronc); Kaleb Driggers and Patrick Smith (Team Roping); Tyson Durfey (Tie-Down Roping); Lisa Lockhart (Barrel Racing); J.B. Mauney (Bull Riding)

For more information or to enter the North Washington qualifier contact Tim by phone at (724) 996-5809 or via email

Visit or follow RFD-TV’s THE AMERICAN on Facebook or Twitter @RFDTVAmerican.

Notes to Editor:

About RFD-TV’s THE AMERICAN Presented by Polaris RANGER: For the second year RFD-TV’s THE AMERICAN will be held at Dallas Cowboys’ AT&T Stadium on March 1, 2015. RFD-TV’s THE AMERICAN Presented by Polaris RANGER is the world’s largest and richest one-day rodeo. With an impressive payout of $2 million, the best rodeo athletes in the world gather at AT&T Stadium to compete in one epic day of raw rodeo will, skill and power. RFD-TV’s THE AMERICAN crowned the first million dollar cowboy when then 21-year old Richmond Champion was the only qualifier to win his event and was awarded $1.1 million. RFD-TV’s THE AMERICAN is a unique event in which athletes from every level have a chance to compete for the unmatched payout. The road to THE AMERICAN and Cowboy’s AT&T Stadium has 3 routes. Automatic invitations to the best in the world, exemptions awarded to legends of the sport and qualifiers who must compete at RFD-TV’s THE AMERICAN Semifinals. With the help of broadcast partners and sponsors, RFD-TV will broadcast the event LIVE to bring viewers at home all the close up and behind the scenes action. Visit for more information and follow RFD-TV’s THE AMERICAN on Facebook: Twitter: @RFDTVAmerican Instagram: