February 28, 2019

Lives will be changed and champions will be crowned at RFD-TV’s THE AMERICAN Rodeo as the event returns to Arlington, Texas on March 2-3, 2019. Athletes traveled from across the U.S. to compete at Cowtown Coliseum inTHE AMERICAN Semi-Finals, which determines who will have a chance to compete for $2.35 million at AT&T Stadium in THE AMERICAN.

Today concludes the second day of the Semi-Finals and is the start of who will advance to compete at AT&T Stadium on March 2-3 for a total purse of $2.35 million.

“The excitement continues to grow at Cowtown Coliseum,” said Randy Bernard. “The competition has noticeably heightened. We have one day left to see who will compete at THE AMERICAN.”

In tonight’s events, Garrett Shadbolt rode bareback bronc AMERICAN GRAFFITTI for 84.5 points and to the top of the leaderboard on night two. The bareback riders came to win tonight, with Daylon Swearingen taking a 82.5 ride on BEAR NAKED for second place and Casey Colletti finishing just behind him in third with 82 points on WHITCHY WOMAN. In the steer wrestling, Bridger Anderson threw down his steer for the fastest time of the second performance with a 3.99. Justin Shaffer was hot on his heels with a 4.5 and JD Struxness, who came in third, had a 4.72.

“Athletes and fans alike are that much closer to The American, the weekend they’ve been waiting for all year long,” said Bernard.

When the flag dropped for Dustin Morgan and Nick Rowland in the team roping, they shot to the lead in the second performance with a 5.01. The most successful cowboy of all time, Trevor Brazile, turned a steer for his heeler, Billie Jack Saebens, and the team stopped the clock with a time of 5.28, finishing in second place. Finishing third with a 6.12 was Spencer Mitchell on the head side with Russell Cardoza heeling. In the saddle bronc, Layton Green rode saddle bronc PULP FICTION for eight seconds and earned a score of 81.75, winning the second performance of the Semi-Finals. Aboard SNAKE STOMPER, former world champion Spencer Wright rode to a score of 81. Half a point behind, Wyatt Casper finished third in the performance with a score of 80.5.

In the breakaway roping, Taylor Munsell’s horse came to a stop at a time of 2.65 to put her in first place of the second performance. Lari Dee Guy proved her winning reputation, finishing second with a time of 3.62. Coming in third was Kelsey Espensen, roping her calf in 3.64 seconds.

The second night of tie down roping proved to have the fastest cowboy yet, Ty Harris, who topped the leaderboard of both performances with a 7.46. Landyn Duncan finishes second with an 8.03. In a tie for third and fourth place were Braden Harris and Monty Lewis, both tying their calves in 8.89 seconds. The men showed the women what they are made of in performance two of the barrel racing. Craig Brooks laid down the fastest time of the night with a 14.104. Michael Duffie turned the third and hustled home to stop the clock with a time of 14.163. Just three thousandths of a second behind him was Sydni Blanchard, running a 14.166 which was good for third place.

The bull riding in performance two brought only one qualified ride, Sean Willingham, who rode CHECKMATE for the full eight seconds to bring a score of 77.50.

Here is a complete roster of all athletes who will be advancing to the finals Semi-Finals rounds on Friday:

Bareback Riding
Lane McGeehee
Tyler Berghuis
Wyatt Denny
Tanner Aus
Paden Hurst
Dantan Bertsch
Gavin DeRose
Will Lowe

Steer Wrestling
Cody Cassidy
Cade Staton
Shane Frey
Stephen Culling
Paul Melvin
Denver Berry
Kyle Irwin
Dakota Eldridge

Team Roping
Coleman Proctor and Ryan Motes
Joel Bach and Tommy Zuniga
Marcus Theriot and McCoy Profili
Matt Sherwood and Tyler Worley
Nelson Wyatt and Rich Skelton
Rhen Richard and Cody Doescher
Colby Lovell and Jade Corkill
Clay Tryan and Jade Corkill

Saddle Bronc Riding
Treyson Antonick
Colton Miller
Bradley Harter
Cody DeMoss
Louie Brunson
Jade Blackwell
Hawkins Boyce
Cole Elshere
Jake Finlay

Breakaway Roping
Abigail Hampton
Jackie Crawford
Cassidy Boggs
Senisa Blandford
Sam Jorgensen
Lydia Townsend
Tami Herbert
Kirsten Ramsey
Paige Abernathy
Whitney Locken
Kelcie Chace
Cadee Williams

Tie Down Roping
Randall Carlisle
Seth Cooke
John Douch
Seth Cooke
Ike Fontenot
Bobby Abernathy
Westyn Hughes
Monty Lewis

Barrel Racing
Kelsey Hayden
Wenda Johnson
Halyn Lide
Cindy Patrick
Kathy Grimes
DonaKay Rule
Debbie Pate
Kricket Gintner
Anna (Annaliese) Allshouse
Haley Wolfe
Joy Wargo

Bull Riding
Cole Skender
Julius Y. Begay
Wyatt Rogers
Nate Perry
Garrett Wickett
Cody Rostockyj
Paul Adem
Brady Portnier

Complete results are available HERE.

Join us again tomorrow (Friday) at 12 PM ET for Performance Three, and at 8 PM ET for Performance Four – watch on The Cowboy Channel or Live Stream on FloRodeo.com.