Nashville, TN. –  RFD-TV’s The American Semi-Finals, presented by Dish hosted 278 barrel racers from Better Barrel Races qualifying events over the past year at historic Cowtown Coliseum in the Fort Worth Stockyards to determine the preliminary top thirty who will advance to RFD-TV’s The American Semi-Finals on either Thursday, February 22 or Friday, February 23. The results are as follows:

For the first time in the history of the event, a Buy Back Barrel Race will be held on Thursday, February 22, at 8 a.m. to give today’s contestants who failed to qualify in the top 30 the opportunity to take one more run at advancing to the world’s richest one day rodeo and million-dollar bonus side pot only qualifiers will be eligible for. Expect one to three contestants to advance from the buy back to the semi-finals, depending on number of entries.
The top twenty fast times from RFD-TV’s The American Semi-Finals, presented by Dish Steer Wrestling Slack on Tuesday, February 20, at Shepard’s Valley Cowboy Church are as follows. Each contestant made two runs and were placed on their aggregate score.
This year, for the first time, contestants not placing among the top twenty (20) who’ll advance to the semi-final performances, will have the option of entering the buy back event scheduled for 9 a.m. on Wednesday at the same location.  Depending on number of entries, one to three contestants will advance from the buy back. Tomorrow’s events will start at 8 a.m. at the Cowtown Coliseum with Tie Down Roping Slack ($10), followed by the Steer Wrestling Buy Back Event (FREE to the public) and 9 a.m. Team Roping Slack at Will Rogers Memorial Center ($10) with the Team Roping Buy Back Event immediately following (FREE to the public) and concluding at 7p.m. with the Bull Riding Semi-Finals at Cowtown Coliseum ($20).
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About RFD-TV’s The American:
Taking place at Dallas Cowboys’ AT&T Stadium on Feb. 25, 2018, RFD-TV’s The American is the richest single-day event in the history of rodeo. With $2 million on the line, the best athletes in the world will gather in Arlington, Texas to battle for the biggest single paycheck of their lives. The American invites the top athletes from the 2017 PRCA, WPRA and PBR world standings and pits them against underdogs who advance from the American Semi-Finals. 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. To buy tickets, go to AmericanRodeo.com

 

About RFD – TV
RFD-TV is the flagship network for Rural Media Group. Launched in December of 2000, RFD-TV is the nation’s first 24-hour television network featuring programming focused on the agribusiness, equine and the rural lifestyles, along with traditional country music and entertainment. RFD-TV produces six hours of live news each weekday in support of rural America and is a leading independent cable channel available in more than 50 million homes on DISH Network, DIRECTV®, AT&T U-Verse, Charter Spectrum, Cox, Comcast, Mediacom, Suddenlink, and many other rural cable systems. In addition, RFD-TV can be streamed online via The Country Club at rfdcc.com, DIRECTV NOW, Roku, and Sling TV’s Heartland Extra package. For more information, please visit RFDTV.com.
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About RFD-TV’s The American:Taking place at Dallas Cowboys’ AT&T Stadium on Feb. 25, 2018, RFD-TV’s The American is the richest single-day event in the history of rodeo. With $2 million on the line, the best athletes in the world will gather in Arlington, Texas to battle for the biggest single paycheck of their lives. The American invites the top athletes from the 2017 PRCA, WPRA and PBR world standings and pits them against underdogs who advance from the American Semi-Finals. 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. To buy tickets, go to AmericanRodeo.com
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