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RFD-TV’s The American 2019

Saddle up rodeo fans for “The Richest Weekend in Western Sports!” RFD-TV’s The American Rodeo is just around the corner this March 2nd and 3rd. Located at the Arlington, Texas AT&T Stadium, this event will feature the cream-of-the-crop when it comes to rodeo perfection. From the best team ropers to the strongest bucking bulls, The American Rodeo presented by RFD-TV is guaranteed to keep audience members on the edge of their seat.


Occurring annually, RFD-TV is proud to present The American. While the action only lasts two days, arriving at The American takes a year’s worth of hard work. Prior to March 2nd and 3rd lies an entire year’s worth of dedication by rodeo athletes as they travel from rodeo to rodeo to qualify for The Semi-Finals which occur February 27th-March 1st. The action cumulates with the final performance, The American. Athletes from across the country and beyond will complete in seven high-action PRCA events. These events include bull riding, bareback riding, saddle bronc, team roping, steer wrestling, tie down roping, and barrel racing. Over the course of its qualifiers, Semi-Finals, and The American, RFD-TV will have a total payout of $2.35 million dollars, truly making it “the world’s richest weekend in Western Sports.”

What makes The American so unique is the opportunity for underdogs to compete against the industry’s toughest competitors. Anyone can qualify for The American through The American Semi-Finals. In fact, that desire to compete is so high that approximately 700 contestants compete for a shot at The American during the four-day long Semi-Finals. The stakes are high. Once competitors move on to The American, any underdog who out-competes the pros is eligible for an additional $1 million added to their winnings. Some of last year’s champions include Jess Lockwood, Cort Scheer, and Kaycee Field. Rodeo action will kick-off at 6:30pm on March 2nd and 2:00pm on March 3rd.

The party isn’t exclusive to the rodeo arena! During rodeo weekend, make sure to check out The Fan Zone. Occurring March 2nd at 12pm and March 3rd at 10am. The Fan Zone will be packed with exciting entertainment, Mutton Bustin’, shopping, and much more. Make sure to attend Meet and Greets with your favorite rodeo athletes, grab a cold drink at the Beer Garden, and enjoy a tasty treat from one of the many food vendors.The Fan Zone is free to the public and can be conveniently found in the East and West Plazas of the Arlington AT&T Stadium.

Can’t make it to Arlington? No worries! RFD-TV, The Cowboy Channel, & Rural Radio Channel 147 on SiriusXM have you covered. Each of these platforms will have full TV coverage of The American Rodeo, keeping you up-to-date on all the action.  

For information on how you can purchase tickets, click here!

Next stop, Arlington, Texas for “The Richest Weekend in Western Sports!” Cowboy Lifestyle Network hopes to see along the rodeo trail for RFD-TV’s annual rodeo extravaganza, The American!

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Taryn Cantrell is an Arizona native who has spent many hours in the rodeo arena. Having grown up barrel racing, serving as the 2017 Gilbert Days Rodeo Queen and as a member of the Cowgirls Historical Foundation, Taryn is passionate about her western heritage and all things rodeo. When she’s not on horseback, Taryn can be found playing her bass guitar, painting, and performing around Phoenix with her band. Taryn is a graduate of Arizona State University with her Bachelor's Degree in Vocal Performance. Taryn is proud to combine her love of the arts with her love of rodeo and has been honored to sing The National Anthem at various rodeos across the beautiful state of Arizona. Alongside her love for art and music, preserving her western heritage and promoting the sport of rodeo are just two of Taryn’s many passions. Taryn is so honored to share her love of rodeo with Cowboy Lifestyle Network’s wonderful audience.

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