The American RFD-TV Rodeo Cowgirl Magazine

RFD-TV’s The American is a HUGE deal in the rodeo world. If you’re unfamiliar with this event, it’s time to get well acquainted. The American invites the top rodeo contestants in seven events to compete at the AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas.

Those who did not receive an invitation to compete still have other chances to qualify, “There are three ways to qualify for competition in The American. The top contestants in the world receive invitations. Additionally, a handful of exemptions are offered to the brightest rising stars and fan favorites in the sport. And finally, hopeful contestants can pay an entry fee to compete at “qualifiers” throughout the year sanctioned by Better Barrel Races, Professional Bull Riders, Ultimate Calf Roping and World’s Toughest Rodeo.” – RFD-TV.

Without further delay, see who was personally invited to attend The American this year! These athletes are the best of the best, y’all.

Bareback Riding

Tim O’Connell
Richmond Champion
Tanner Aus
J.R. Vezain
Clayton Biglow
Jake Vold
Orin Larsen
Steve Dent
Mason Clements

Saddle Bronc Riding

Ryder Wright
Brody Cress
CoBurn Bradshaw
Hardy Braden
Jacobs Crawley
Sterling Crawley
Zeke Thurston
Jake Wright
Layton Green
Cody DeMoss

Bull Riding

Jess Lockwood
Derek Kolbaba
Cooper Davis
Eduardo Aparecido
Kaique Pacheco
Chase Outlaw
Jose Vitor Leme
Dener Barbosa
Stormy Wing
Fabiano Vieira
Sage Kimzey

Barrel Racing

Nellie Miller
Hailey Kinsel
Tiany Schuster
Amberleigh Moore
Ivy Conrado
Tillar Murray
Lisa Lockhart
Stevi Hillman
Kassie Mowry
Taci Bettis

Steer Wrestling

Tyler Pearson
Ty Erickson
Dakota Eldridge
Tyler Waguespack
Kyle Irwin
Scott Guenthner
J.D. Struxness
Tanner Milan
Olin Hannum
Baylor Roche

Team Ropers (Headers)

Erich Rogers
Kaleb Driggers
Riley Minor
Luke Brown
Clay Smith
Chad Masters
Colemon Proctor
Dustin Egusquiza
Charly Crawford
Clay Tryan

Team Ropers (Heelers)

Cory Petska
Junior Nogueira
Brady Minor
Jake Long
Travis Graves
Paul Eaves
Billie Jack Saebens
Kory Koontz
Joseph Harrison
Jade Corkill

Tie Down Roping

Marcos Costa
Tuf Cooper
Marty Yates
Cade Swor
Caleb Smidt
Shane Hanchey
Cory Solomon
Trevor Brazile
Cooper Martin
Timber Moore