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).
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