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.
Saddle Bronc Riding
Jose Vitor Leme
Team Ropers (Headers)
Team Ropers (Heelers)
Billie Jack Saebens
Tie Down Roping