Buy Back Program Announced!

Road to THE AMERICAN Road to THE AMERICAN

January 10, 2018

As we all know, anything can happen in rodeo, and after getting to the Semi Finals, a broken barrier or tipped barrel is devastating to the dream of making it to THE AMERICAN. The Buy Back option is like a second chance. Here’s how it will work:

There will be one spot to the Semi Finals performances per every 50 buy backs in each event. So 1 – 50 entries will include one spot, 51 – 100 will advance 2 spots, and so on. Only positions that are moving on to the Semi Finals performances will be paid, and each paying hole will receive $1000 each.

Breaking it down by event, in the tie down roping and steer wrestling, a contestant can enter up to 3 times with $375 entry fees. It will be one round plus a top 15 short go. Or if fewer than 50 entries, it will be a top 10 short go.

In the team roping, each team can enter up to 3 times, but each team may only have one spot in the performances. The entry will be $375 per man, per entry, which is $750 per team. The team roping will be two rounds plus a top 15 short go, or if fewer than 50 teams, it will be a top 10 short go.

Barrel racers can enter two times at $375 dollars per entr, and every entry must be on a horse that the contestant had participated on in the Semi Finals slack round. The barrel racing will be one round only.

Once the Semi Finals have reached a total of 4,000 entries for the end of the year across all events, then all of the remaining money from entry fees will go into the Semi Finals payout, and that money will be split among the events based on the participation level of each criteria in the buy back.

RFD-TV’s THE AMERICAN/SEMI FINALS SCHEDULE

LAST CHANCE QUALIFIERS

RFD-TV's The American Qualifier - Tie-Down Roping
Sunday, Feb. 18, 4PM
Cowtown Coliseum, Fort Worth, TX

RFD-TV's The American Qualifier - Team Roping
Tuesday, Feb. 20, 5PM
Will Rogers Memorial Center, Pavilion, Fort Worth, TX

BUY BACK EVENTS

Steer Wrestling Buy Back
Wednesday, Feb. 21, 9AM
Location - Shepherds Valley Cowboy Church Arena, Alvarado, TX

Team Roping Buy Back
Wednesday, Feb. 21, Immediately following Semi Finals slack
Location - Will Rogers Memorial Center

Barrel Racing Buy Back
Thursday, Feb. 22, 8AM
Location - Cowtown Coliseum, Fort Worth, TX

Tie Down Roping Buy Back
Thursday, Feb. 22, 8AM
Location - Shepherds Valley Cowboy Church Arena, Alvarado, TX

SEMI FINALS SLACK ROUNDS

RFD-TV's The American SEMI-FINALS - Steer Wrestling Slack
Tuesday, Feb. 20, 9AM
Shepherds Valley Cowboy Church Arena, Alvarado, TX

RFD-TV's The American SEMI-FINALS - Barrel Racing Slack
Tuesday, Feb. 20, 12PM
Cowtown Coliseum, Fort Worth, TX

RFD-TV's The American SEMI-FINALS - Team Roping Slack
Wednesday, Feb. 21, 9AM
Will Rogers Memorial Center, Pavilion Arena, Fort Worth, TX

RFD-TV's The American SEMI-FINALS - Tie Down Roping Slack
Wednesday, Feb. 21, 8AM
Cowtown Coliseum, Fort Worth, TX

RFD-TV's The American SEMI-FINALS - Bull Riding Slack
Wednesday, Feb. 21, 7PM
Cowtown Coliseum, Fort Worth, TX

SEMI FINALS PERFORMANCES

Semi Finals Performance #1
Thursday, Feb. 22, 7PM
Cowtown Coliseum, Fort Worth, TX

Semi Finals Performance #2
Friday, Feb. 23, 7PM
Cowtown Coliseum, Fort Worth, TX

Semi Finals Shoot Out Performance
Saturday, Feb. 24, 1PM
Cowtown Coliseum, Fort Worth, TX

RFD-TV’S THE AMERICAN
Sunday, Feb. 25, 2PM
AT&T Stadium, Arlington, TX