To Compete this Wednesday thru Friday at Cowtown Coliseum in Fort Worth, 272 Contestants Are One Step Closer To Their Shot At Competing For The Million Dollar Bonus at AT&T Stadium on March 6-7th
PRESS RELEASE: March 3, 2021 - Fort Worth, Texas – The American Rodeo is in full swing with 272 contestants moving onto the Semi-Finalist long go and short go rounds taking place at Cowtown Coliseum in the Fort Worth Stockyards and competing to win pay-outs of the $2.3 million dollar prize.
“The competition this year has been fierce with record breaking performances,” said The American Rodeo CEO Randy Bernard. “Keep your eye on Charlie Raye Sohrt, a seven year old barrel racer who made it through the slack round and now is competing in the semi-finalist round with a goal to move on to AT&T Stadium and win the $1 million dollar bonus pay day.”
The Semi-Finalist competition over the next three days will decide who is on top of their game in Bareback, Saddle Bronc, Bull Riding, Tie-Down Roping, Breakaway Roping, Barrel Racing, Team Roping, and Steer Wrestling and who will advance to the American Rodeo finals this weekend at AT&T Stadium.
All Roughstock Events: Bareback, Saddle Bronc, Bull Riding
Roughstock competitors are riding Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday this week with the top 10 moving on to the American Rodeo Semi-Finals short go round on Friday to decide who is moving on to AT&T Stadium. A full list of roughstock semi-finalist names can be found HERE
Steer Wrestling: After two slack rounds at Cowtown Coliseum, these steer wrestlers finished in the top 24 and advanced to the Semi-Finals performances, March 3 - 5. Steer wrestlers moving on include past American Rodeo champion Ty Erickson, who because he is coming up through the semi-finals, has a chance to win the million along with up and comer steer wrestler Landris White. A full list of steer wrestling semi-finalist names can be found HERE.
Team Roping: The top 24 in the average after two rounds of slack team roping at Cowtown Coliseum have moved on to the Semi-Finals, along with the top two finishers in the buy-back round, Kaleb Driggers/Kollin Von Hon and Kaleb Driggers/Junior Nogueira. A full list of team roping semi-finalist names can be found HERE.
Breakaway Roping: After two slack rounds, the top 30 (including 4 buy-backs) move on to American Rodeo Semi-Finals. From there the top 16 will go on to fight for the championship title at AT&T Stadium, including potentially last year’s breakaway roping American Rodeo winner Kaycee Hollingback and first American Rodeo Breakaway Roping champion, Madison Outhier. A full list of breakaway semi-finalist names can be found HERE.
Tie-Down Roping: After two slack rounds at Cowtown Coliseum, these tie-down ropers finished in the top 24 and advanced to the Semi-Finals performances, March 3 - 5. Tie-down ropers moving on include Caleb Smidt, who turned down the American exemption for his chance to win the million along with young guns Riley Webb, Trevor Hale, and Kincade Henry. A full list of tie-down roping semi-finalist names can be found HERE.
Barrel Racing: This year’s American Rodeo slack rounds broke arena records. The barrel racers were fast and it took a sub-14 to even have a chance at making the top 30 who advance in the Semi-Finals and the top 10 make it to the Finals. The youngest competitor ever for The American Rodeo, Charlie Raye Sohrt still has a shot at the finals and Janna Brown made it into the record books with her ride. A full list of barrel racer semi-finalist names can be found HERE.
To follow the American Rodeo events schedule and locations visit: https://www.americanrodeo.com/story/43147767/schedule-of-events
“The competition and the weather is definitely heating up here in Texas,” said Raquel Gottsch, CEO of The Cowboy Channel. “The story lines of these athletes are some of the best we have ever seen and we look forward to continuing to build the anticipation throughout the Semi-Finals at Cowtown Coliseum into this weekend’s American Rodeo finals in AT&T Stadium.”
Don't miss cheering on Semi-Finalists at The American Rodeo Semi-Finals, March 3-5, at Cowtown Coliseum in the Fort Worth Stockyards. Tickets are still available at cowtowncoliseum.com or watch the Semi-Finals live on The Cowboy Channel or PRCA on Cowboy Channel+ app, nightly at 8 PM ET.
The Cowboy Channel’s popular television show, Tailgate Party with hosts Kadee Coffman, Janie Johnson, Kirbe Schnoor and Pam Minick starts airing on Wednesday, March 3rd through Saturday, March 6th from 3pm-5pm CT. This two-hour live broadcast will include interviews with top rodeo athletes competing at this year’s American Rodeo, performances by popular country music artists, outdoor cowboy cooking demonstrations, interviews with rodeo legends and more.
The American Rodeo is known as the world’s richest weekend in western sports due to its tremendous prize offering of $2.3 million. Qualifying events are held across the country, throughout the calendar year, as ropers and riders hope to compete and make it to The American Rodeo Semi-Finals and Finals.
Tickets are on sale now for The American Rodeo at AT&T Stadium in Arlington March 6-7, 2021 and can be purchased at SeatGeek.com.
For more information and a complete listing of all RFD-TV’s The American Rodeo presented by Durango Boots events in Fort Worth and Arlington, please visit www.americanrodeo.com
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