Feb. 24, 2018

At the end of the Shoot-Out Performance of RFD-TV's The American Semi-Finals presented by DISH, representatives from both DISH and RFD-TV recognized two athletes with special awards and $5,000 checks. Jay Roth, Chief Marketing Officer of DISH joined RFD-TV Amy Wilson and Sean Cassidy for the check presentations at Cowtown Coliseum.

Barrel Racer London Gorham received the "Up-And-Comer Award" which recognized the youngest competitor at the Semi-Finals.  At 10-years-old, Gorham not only competed but also earned the title of Barrel Racing Semi-Finals Champion. The young rider will go on to compete in The American at AT&T Stadium tomorrow. 

DISH also recognized Barrel Rider Jane Fambro with the "Back In The Saddle Award." The 28-year-old Barrel Racer has survived thyroid cancer three times, but as she tearful explained to the packed house, the cancer has returned. Last October she also lost her beloved horse, but she continues to compete with the heart of a champion.