February 16, 2017

For rodeo's best athletes, "The Road to The American" began when RFD-TV first announced the world's richest one-day rodeo event would return in 2017.  Qualifier events in each discipline have been held across the country and sanctioning bodies have partnered to give amateurs the chance to compete with top professionals.  All the preparation and hard work brought these dedicated men and women to Texas for their chance at millions of dollars in prize money.

This week, Amy Wilson and Steve Kenyon hosted an hour-long "Road to the American" to chronicle the journey and the stories of this event and the athletes that compete.  Every rodeo fan will want to see this -- and needs to join RFD-TV's Country Club for exclusive access to THE AMERICAN Semi-Finals live from Ft. Worth.  The Semi-Finals start at 8:30 ET and run Wednesday - Friday (Feb. 15-17).  Then watch THE AMERICAN on RFD-TV on Sunday (Feb. 19) at 2:00 PM ET.