January 14, 2016
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (RFD-TV) - As one of three athletes to have won both the first two editions of RFD-TV’s THE AMERICAN, presented by Polaris RANGER, Kaleb Driggers can win The Triple Crown. That means he’ll be roping in AT&T Stadium knowing he’s eligible to win the million-dollar bonus if he wins the team roping championship a third straight time.
The partners he won the first two titles with, Patrick Smith and Travis Graves, are already invited and partnered up. So in 2016, Driggers gets to choose a heeler. With a million bucks at stake. No pressure on this choice.
Odds are, this is one partnership that all eyes will be on in AT&T Stadium on Feb. 28. Who will he choose? Tune in to the hour-long show Road To The American on RFD-TV each Wednesday at 8:30 p.m. CT for updates on who Driggers wants on the other end when it comes down to one steer for a million dollars.
“When you rope for a living, a thousand bucks is a lot and a hundred thousand is a lot,” said Driggers. “You’re going to have to do your job no matter what. That’s what I plan on doing, is backing in there with the same mentality I did the first two times, and hopefully I’ll have the same outcome.”
An interesting side note – Driggers also qualified for the American Semi-Finals as a heeler with Luke Brown, who is also already partnered. So he gets to choose a header for Fort Worth, too! We’re guessing some team ropers have been extra nice to Kaleb Driggers in recent weeks.