The World’s Best Rodeo Athletes to Compete March 2 at RFD-TV’s THE AMERICAN

20, 2014

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World’s Best Rodeo Athletes to Compete March 2


OMAHA, Neb. – The world’s best cowboys and cowgirls,
in seven different events, have accepted their invitation to compete in RFD-TV’s
THE AMERICAN presented by Polaris RANGER.
All the athletes have accepted their invitation, except two who are out of
competition due to injuries. The best of the best will get the opportunity to face
off in the arena for the world’s richest one-day rodeo and their chance at $2

talented riders, recently suffered injuries and will not be competing in THE
AMERICAN. Bare back rider, Wes Stevenson and bull rider, Shane Proctor are both recovering from surgery.

AMERICAN sends their best, for a speedy recovery to both Wes and Shane and we
know that both are outstanding competitors and will be back in the arena soon,”
said Randy Bernard, president and CEO of Rural Media Group. “We know they were
both excited to participate in this industry changing event but getting on the
road to recovery is more important long term.”

who will compete at RFD-TV’s THE AMERICAN:

Bareback Riding

Kaycee Feild, Steven Peebles, Will Lowe, Bobby Mote, Ryan Gray, Wes
Stevenson (not competing due to injuries), J.R. Vezain, Caleb Bennett, Casey
Colletti, Clint Cannon

Team Roping

Qualifiers: Clay Tryan (HD) Jade Corkill (HL),
Luke Brown (HD) Kollin VonAhn (HL), Riley Minor (HD) Travis Graves (HL), Kaleb
Driggers (HD) Brady Minor (HL), Trevor Brazile (HD) Patrick Smith (HL), Nick Sartain
(HD) Rich Skelton (HL), Turtle Powell (HD) Dugan Kelly (HL), Brandon Beers (HD)
Jim Ross Cooper (HL), Erich Rogers (HD) Ryan Motes (HL), Charly Crawford (HD)
Cory Petska (HL)

Saddle Bronc Riding

Qualifiers: Chad Ferley, Jake Wright, Cody Wright,
Jacobs Crawley, Cort Scheer, Wade Sundell, Taos Muncy, Jesse Wright, Tyler
Corrington, Isaac Diaz

Tie-Down Roping

Qualifiers: Shane Hanchey, Cody Ohl, Trevor
Brazile, Tuf Cooper, Scott Kormos, Ryan Jarrett, Tyson Durfey, Clif Cooper,
Timber Moore, Caleb Smidt

Barrel Racing

Qualifiers: Sherry Cervi, Mary Walker, Lisa
Lockhart, Taylor Jacob, Michele McLeod, Kaley Bass, Christy Loflin, Shada
Brazile, Jane Melby, Sabrina Ketcham

Steer Wrestling

Qualifiers: Hunter Cure, Matt Reeves, Bray Ames,
Casey Martin, Dakota Eldridge, Trevor Knowles, Dean Gorsuch, Luke Branquinho,
Stan Branco, Jule Hazen

Bull Riding

Qualifier: J.B. Mauney, Silvano Alves, Joao
Richardo Vieria, Guilherme Marchi, Cody Nance, Marco Eguchi, Eduardo Aparecido
Silva, L.J. Jenkins, Shane Proctor (not competing due to injuries), Mike Lee

THE AMERICAN Presented by Polaris RANGER
will take place on March 2nd at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas. Tickets
are on sale and prices range from $20 to $150, not including taxes. They
can be purchased at the AT&T Stadium Box Office, all Ticketmaster locations
and online at


Notes to Editors:

About RFD-TV’s THE AMERICAN Presented by
Polaris RANGER:
Taking place at Dallas Cowboys’ AT&T Stadium on March
2, 2014, with an estimated attendance of 75,000, RFD-TV’s THE AMERICAN
Presented by Polaris RANGER is the single largest 1-day cash prize event
in the entire history of rodeo. With $2-million on the line, the best athletes
in the world will be gathering in Dallas to compete in one epic day of raw
rodeo will, skill and power. With the help of broadcast partners and sponsors,
RFD-TV will be broadcasting the event LIVE on the day, helping to bring the
totality of this defining western sports experience to a wide national
audience. For more information, please visit: and Follow us on
Twitter @RFDTVAMERICAN and on find us on Facebook:

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