American Rodeo launches new site, fan choice exemption |

American Rodeo launches new site, fan choice exemption

The web site of the world’s richest one-day rodeo now provides fans an easier way to buy tickets, book hotels and learn of VIP functions in the Dallas/Fort Worth area during RFD-TV’s THE AMERICAN, presented by Polaris RANGER at AT&T Stadium.

The site,, also features the event’s new logo, fresh videos, photo albums and a full page of information on THE AMERICAN Semi-Finals in Fort Worth, Feb. 17-21, 2016. In addition, fans can easily see an updated schedule of American qualifiers in each event and results immediately following each qualifier. The new site gives fans an up-to-date roster of which athletes are headed to February’s half-million-dollar American Semi-Finals, where several “underdogs” will go on to qualify for the $2 million finals.

Throughout the next four months, the site will also offer information on the 2016 Triple

Crown contenders, newly announced exemptions and behind-the-scenes news. Plus, it provides up-to-the-minute schedules for what’s happening on RFD-TV’s episodes of Western Sports Weekly and Road to the American.

What’s more, today the site also launches the 2016 Fan Choice Exemption contest online.

Typically, THE AMERICAN rodeo contestants must earn a berth via their top-10 ranking in professional rodeo or by qualifying via THE AMERICAN Semi-Finals. But between now and Nov. 30, fans can simply visit and submit the name of their favorite athlete. Starting in December, fans can return to the site to vote for their favorite nominee. The recipient of the most votes will earn the Fan Choice Exemption to THE AMERICAN on Feb. 28, 2016.

Last year, 24-year-old paraplegic barrel racer Amberley Snyder won the Fan Choice Exemption and competed on March 1 for a chance at $1 million at THE AMERICAN. Snyder’s determination and positive spirit made her wildly popular with rodeo fans, which led to new sponsorships of Snyder, a new FFA scholarship in her name and donations to charity of more than $50,000 by Busby Quarter Horses.

Tickets for RFD-TV’s THE AMERICAN, presented by Polaris RANGER, andthe PBR’s Iron Cowboy are on sale at the AT&T Stadium Box Office, all Ticketmaster locations and at Tickets for The American Semi-Finals are available at the Cowtown Coliseum box office, at, or

–The American

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