The 2015 Road to the American

The stage is set for THE AMERICAN; the largest, richest one-day rodeo in the history of the sport. Five bareback and five saddle bronc riders from each of the five qualifiers will earn a trip to The American semi-finals. New for 2015 are qualifiers from the National HS Finals, National Collegiate Finals and the Calgary Stampede. From the semi-finals, the top five finishers in bareback and saddle bronc riding will advance to AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas for The American, March 1st, 2015.

SOMETHING ELSE NEW FOR 2015: For the first time, the Pro Rough Stock World Champions in bareback and saddle bronc, to be crowned in February, will earn an automatic berth directly into The AMERICAN at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, TX, March 1, 2015. These riders will not be eligible for the $1 million dollar bonus.

Also, the second and third place finishers at the PRS World Finals will earn a berth to The AMERICAN semi-finals in Ft. Worth, TX

The infographic below outlines the path to The AMERICAN. Below the graphic are the current qualifiers through the PRS system.

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Amarillo, TX Qualifiers:

Bareback   SCORE
Steven Dent Mullen, NE 90.0
Chris Harris Itasca, TX 85.0
Taylor Broussard Estherwood, LA 81.0
Taylor Price Huntsville, TX 80.5
Cimmaron Gerke Brighton, CO 80.0
Saddle Bronc   SCORE
Shade Etbauer Goodwell, OK 86.5
Jesse Kirby Dodge City, KS 86.0
Ty Atchison Colony, OK 82.0
Dalton Davis Holcomb, KS 81.0
Preston Burr Stratford, TX 80.0
Rapid City Qualifiers:
Bareback   SCORE
Chad Rutherford Itasca TX 83
Joe Gunderson Agar SD 81.5
Jared Keylon Uniontown KS 80.5
Winn Ratliff Leesville LA 79
Bill Tutor Huntsville TX 77.5
Saddle Bronc   SCORE
Steven Dent Mullen NE 80
Jesse Bail Camp Crook SD 75.5
Layton Green Meeting Creek AB CA 73
Nat Stratton Goodwell OK 67.5
Clint Hopping Franklin TX 67
Salina, KS Qualifiers:
Bareback   SCORE
Tilden Hooper Carthage TX 88
Cameron Hopper McCall ID 85
Tanner Burgener Douglas WY 79.5
Hunter Carter Kissimmee FL 79
Brian Bain Redmond OR 75.5
Saddle Bronc   SCORE
Troy Crowser Whitewood SD 85.5
Allen Boone Axtell UT 82
Dylan Henson Weatherford OK 81
Wyatt Thurston Hyannis NE 77.5
Dustin Moody Visali CA 75.5
Loveland, CO Qualifiers:
Bareback   SCORE
A.J. Coletti Pueblo, CO 82.0
Tyler Nelson Victor, ID 80.0
Seth Hardwick Laramie, WY 80.0
Josi Young Buhl, ID 79.0
Ryan Gray Reardan, WA 79.0
Saddle Bronc   SCORE
Zeke Thurston Hyannis, NE 84.0
Tyrell Smith Cascade, MT 79.0
Luke Butterfield Panoka, AB 75.0
Erik Wolford Belle Fourche, SD 74.0
Ray Tom Meiers Mills, WY 73.0

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The stage is set for THE AMERICAN; the largest, richest one-day rodeo in the history of the sport. Each one of these world-class athletes will hope to compete for their share of the largest single day payout in the history of the sport….$2,000,000. These riders have earned a trip to The American semi-finals in Mesquite, Texas, February 22nd. From there, the top five finishers in bareback and saddle bronc riding will advance to AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas for The American, March 2nd.

 

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Info on The American:

 

 PRS WORLD CHAMPIONS:

Bareback   SEASON RANK SEASON EARNINGS
Justin McDaniel Porum, OK 1st $16,463.92
Josi Young Buhl, ID 2nd $14,188.46
Steven Peebles Redmond, OR 3rd $13,796.00
*Qualified in the NFR
Jared Smith Williston, FL 4th $8,993.00
Saddle Bronc   SEASON RANK SEASON EARNINGS
Cort Scheer Elmsmere, NE 1st $19,595.60
*Qualified in the NFR
JJ Elshere Hereford, SD 2nd $15,590.74
Jesse Kruse Great Falls, MT 3rd $12,235.50
Heith DeMoss Heflin, LA 4th $11,624.00

 

Rapid City, SD Qualifiers: 

Bareback   STOCK CONTRACTOR SCORE VIDEO
Cimmaron Gerke Brighton, CO American Grafitti Sutton Rodeo 86
Morgan Wilde Arimo, ID Tarnished Silver Powder River 85
Kelly Wardell Bellevue, ID Cowboy Casino Sutton Rodeo 82
Shawn Minor Camden, OH Closing Time Sutton Rodeo 81
Eric Swenson Denison, TX Pinto Pass Bar T 80.5
Saddle Bronc   STOCK CONTRACTOR SCORE VIDEO
Dustin Flundra Pincher Creek, Alberta Bitter Dan Bar T 84.5
Louie Brunson Rapid City, SD Black Powder Sutton Rodeo 83.5
Chase Brooks Deer Lodge, MT Rose Party Powder River 81
Cole Elshere Faith, SD Snake Stomper Sutton Rodeo 81
Ryan Elshere Elm Springs, SD Bad Company Powder River 80

 

Tulsa, OK Qualifiers:

Bareback   STOCK CONTRACTOR SCORE VIDEO
Kelly Timberman Mills, WY Fire Cracker Wild Card Rodeo 85.5
Winn Ratliff Leesville, LA Red Eye Beutler Pro Rodeo 85.0
Pete Hawkins Ft Worth, TX Showbiz Beutler Pro Rodeo 84.0
George Gillespie Elgin, OR Draggin 45 Wild Card Rodeo 83.0
Josh Cole Winsborrow, TX Pebbles Beutler Pro Rodeo 80
Saddle Bronc   STOCK CONTRACTOR SCORE VIDEO
Aaron Lide College Station, TX Painted Flower Beutler Pro Rodeo 82.5
Cole Bilbro Telhatchi, MS Sacajawea Wild Card Rodeo 80.0
Ty Manke Rapid City, SD Dark Ghost Wild Card Rodeo 80.0
Mike Outhier Utopia, TX Painted Desert Beutler Pro Rodeo 78.0
Cooper McBride Big Springs, NE Peanut Butter GF Buckers 77.5

 

Salina, KS Qualifiers:

Bareback   STOCK CONTRACTOR SCORE VIDEO
Steven Dent Mullen, NE Long Pine New Frontier  86
Erik Wolford Addison, MI Sinner New Frontier  82.5
Casey Breuer Mandan, ND Full House New Frontier  80.5
Caine Riddle Vernon, TX Spanish Bit Burch Rodeo 80
Mac Erickson Sundance, WY Cactus Juice Sutton Rodeo 80
Saddle Bronc   STOCK CONTRACTOR SCORE VIDEO
Steven Dent Mullen, NE Satin Sheets New Frontier 84.5
Cody DeMoss Heflin, LA Big Bomber New Frontier 83.5
Tyrel Larsen Manitoba, Cananda Wild Flower Sutton Rodeo 81
Dylan Henson Bloomsfield, NM Resistol Top Hat Sutton Rodeo 78
Luke Butterfield Ponoka, AB Rambo Sutton Rodeo 76


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The stage is set for THE AMERICAN; the largest, richest one-day rodeo in the history of the sport. Each one of these world-class athletes will hope to compete for their share of the largest single day payout in the history of the sport. Five bareback and five saddle bronc riders from each of the five qualifiers will earn a trip to The American semi-finals. From there, the top five finishers in bareback and saddle bronc riding will advance to AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas for The American, March 1st, 2015.

 

NEW FOR 2015: For the first time, the Pro Rough Stock World Champions in bareback and saddle bronc, to be crowned in February, will earn an automatic berth directly into The AMERICAN at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, TX, March 1, 2015. These riders will not be eligible for the $1 million dollar bonus.

Also, the second and third place finishers at the PRS World Finals will earn a berth to The AMERICAN semi-finals in Ft. Worth, TX.

 

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Info on The American:

PRS Tulsa Open Contestants

Tulsa, OK - Nov. 2, 2013 SpiritBank Event Center

We will be taking the top three from the AMERICAN Qualifier and having them ride in the PRS Tulsa Open event that night, if they are already in the event, we will roll to the next in line from the AMERICAN Qualifier

Bareback

Ty Jones
Caine Riddle
Erik Wolford
Josie Young
Blade Elliot
Steven Dent
Jared Smith
DV Fennell
Tilden Hooper
Tom McFarland
Winn Ratliff
Justin McDaniel


 

 

Bull Riding

Bump Postelthwait
Sevi Torturo
Hunter Thompson
Dave Samsel
Jason McClain
Toby Stover
Chris Newsom
McKennon Wimberly
Tanner Grass
Willis Trosclair
Allen Auer
Justin Ellis
Jesse Shellhammer
Cooper Kangeiser
Jay Morrow

 

 

 

Saddle Bronc

Clovis Crane
Erik Wolford
JT Hitch
Cort Scheer
Steven Dent
Mike Outhier
Will Shaeffer
Heith DeMoss
Ryan Elshere
JJ Elshere
Cole Elshere
Cooper McBride

 

 

 

 

 

 




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