Mauney and Others Invited to THE AMERICAN

Mauney and Others Invited to THE AMERICAN

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RFD-TV is proud to congratulate J.B. Mauney – the newly crowned PBR World Champion – on his third straight qualification to RFD-TV’s THE AMERICAN, presented by Polaris RANGER in 2016.

Mauney, 28, was the first-ever champion of THE AMERICAN in 2014, and this marks his third invitation to the world’s richest one-day rodeo. It’s a fitting invite for Western sports’ richest man

The paychecks that the North Carolina man earned at the recent PBR World Finals in Las Vegas made him the richest Western sports athlete in history, with total career earnings of $6,708,492. And the good news is that, according to Dr. Tandy Freeman, Mauney’s sprained shoulder will be healthy again in time for THE AMERICAN.

Mauney leads an impressive field of the top 10 PBR riders of 2015, each of whom are invited to compete in RFD-TV’s THE AMERICAN, inside AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, on Feb. 28, 2016.

Below are the 10 contestants invited to RFD-TV’s THE AMERICAN:

  1. JB Mauney
  2. Kaique Pacheco
  3. Joao Ricardo Vieira
  4. Fabiano Vieira
  5. Matt Triplett
  6. Cooper Davis
  7. J.W. Harris
  8. Tanner Byrne
  9. Stetson Lawrence
  10. Nathan Schaper

Most of those riders will also likely compete in AT&T Stadium the day prior, Feb. 27, in the PBR’s Iron Cowboy event. combo ticket for the multi-million dollar weekend is available for fans who don’t want to miss any of the action, or tickets can be purchased individually for Iron Cowboy and RFD-TV’s THE AMERICAN, at, all Ticketmaster outlets, or by calling 1-800-745-3000.

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