FORT WORTH, Texas – Four RFD-TV The American Semi-Finals, presented by Dish, preliminary events took place on Wednesday, February 21 in the Dallas-Fort Worth area.

The team roping preliminary rounds, including the two-header and buy back event, wrapped up at Will Rogers Memorial Center. The tie-down roping preliminaries featured 175 entries and ran all day at Cowtown Coliseum. Tie-down roping preliminaries conclude tomorrow at Will Roger Memorial Center with the buy back event.

The Steer Wrestling Buy Back was held at Shepard’s Valley Cowboy Church Arena in Alvarado, Texas. The completion of those events’ preliminaries set the roster of contestants going through to the semi finals rodeo performances starting at 7 p.m. at Cowtown Coliseum on Thursday and Friday.

The barrel racing buy back is scheduled for Thursday at 8 a.m. at Cowtown Coliseum.

Results and draw are as follows:

The first round of The American Semi-Finals Bull Riding heated up the chilly night in Fort Worth when Cody Nance rode H.D. Page’s #584C for 88.75 points. Seventeen riders covered their bulls to advance to the semi-finals on Thursday and Friday at 7 p.m. at Cowtown Coliseum. Full results are as follows:

CUTLINE: Two-time PBR World Champion, J.B. Mauney was 87 points on JW Hart’s Hart Cattle Company M.A.G.A. to win third in the preliminary round and advance to the RFD-TV The American Semi-Finals, presented by DISH. Photo Credit: Andy Watson/Bullstock Media
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About RFD-TV’s The American, presented by DISH:
Taking place at Dallas Cowboys’ AT&T Stadium on Feb. 25, 2018, RFD-TV’s The American, presented by DISH 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: and Follow us on Twitter: @RFDTVAMERICAN and find us on Facebook: To buy tickets, go to