In an action-packed February – one of the busiest months of the season for professional rodeo contestants – 100 percent of the athletes who were invited to RFD-TV’s The American, presented by Polaris Ranger, have signed a letter of commitment contract to compete on Feb. 28 in AT&T Stadium.
“I’m thrilled to have all the top cowboys in the world coming to compete at The American – the richest one-day rodeo in the world,” said Randy Bernard, CEO of RFD-TV Events.
This is the third straight year that AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, will host the best 80 rodeo athletes in the world in seven events. The $2 million rodeo will be televised live on Feb. 28 by RFD-TV.
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About RFD-TV’s THE AMERICAN Presented by Polaris RANGER: Taking place at the Dallas Cowboys’ AT&T Stadium on Feb. 28, 2016, RFD-TV’s The American is the richest single-day event in the history of rodeo. With $2.5 million on the line, the best athletes in the world will gather in Dallas to battle for the biggest single paycheck of their lives. The American invites the top 10 athletes from the 2015 PRCA, WPRA and PBR world standings and pits them against underdogs who advance from the American Semi-Finals, held Feb. 17-21 in Fort Worth. If a nationally ranked athlete wins, the prize is $100,000, but if a qualifier from the Semi-Finals – or an athlete who earned an exemption – wins THE AMERICAN, that contestant shares in a $1 million bonus pool. For more information, please visit: www.americanrodeo.com and www.RFDTV.com. Follow us on Twitter @RFDTVAMERICAN and find us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/RFDTVTheAMERICAN.
About RFD-TV: RFD-TV is the flagship network for RMG. Launched in December 2000, RFD-TV is the nation’s first 24-hour television network featuring programming focused on the agribusiness, equine and the rural lifestyle, along with traditional country music and entertainment. Top RFD-TV programming includes Market Day Report, Rural Evening News, Rural America Live, Western Sports Weekly, top rodeo events such as , and award-winning musical entertainment such as The Marty Stuart Show, Reno’s Old Time Music, The Molly B Polka Party, and Larry’s Country Diner.