The National Rodeo League hosted its annual rodeo in Barretos, São Paulo, Brazil, this past weekend. There were over 80,000 people in attendance, and the energy was evident. The winner of the bull riding was to be awarded the invitation to come compete at the 2018 American Semi-Finals in Fort Worth, Texas.

However, RFD-TV owner, Patrick Gottsch, was so impressed by the talent and grit displayed by the top 4 bull riders at the event, he extended the invite to all of the top 4 bull riders.

Eighteen-year-old Eudimar Oliveria Moraes rode the bull Bob Marley for 88.75 points in the final round of competition to claim the 2017 National League of Rodeo Bull Riding Championship and the chance to compete at the 2018 American Semi-Finals in Fort Worth.

Danilo Carlos who finished second, Aldo Cezar Mariano de Lima who finished third, and Douglas Aparecido De Silva who finished 4th were also extended invites to compete at the 2018 American Semi-Finals in Fort Worth. 

1st: Eudimar Oliveria Moraes

2nd: Danilo Carlos

3rd: Aldo Cezar Mariano de Lima

4th: Douglas Aparecido De Silva


Tickets are now available for THE AMERICAN, Feb 25, 2018 at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas. Be one of the first to purchase your tickets for  “The World’s Richest One-Day Rodeo.” This year, there is an exciting array of new ticket package options too!

For the first-time ever, RFD-TV is offering a premiere ticketing package to THE AMERICAN for the die-hard rodeo fan! This exclusive package includes the best seats in the house, VIP Tour of AT&T Stadium, food and beverage, dirt access, and a special meet and greet with the best cowboys and cowgirls in the world.

Standard ticket prices range from $10-$150, encompassing seven pricing tiers for every level of rodeo fan. A seating map of AT&T Stadium is available here.

Purchase your tickets online now!  Or call 1-800-745-3000 to order your tickets by phone.