RFD-TV'S THE AMERICAN Pays Out $1.1 million to Bareback Rider, Richmond Champion
The Richest one-day Rodeo in Western Sports History paid out $2 million to rodeo contestants on Texas Independence Day
Press release courtesy of RFD-TV
ARLINGTON, TX– (March 2, 2014) Cowboys and cowgirls from across the world gathered at AT&T Stadium for their chance at the $2 million dollar payout. Underdogs, legends and world champions competed in seven events on Texas Independence Day. As promised by President and CEO Randy Bernard, $2 million, in total prize money was paid out. Each RFD-TV's THE AMERICAN event champion received a $100 thousand dollar paycheck along with a prize package totaling more than $27,000 (a PolarisRANGER, a custom Cactus trophy saddle, a Bohlin Buckle and a Browning Gun.)
"THE AMERICAN was created to provide an opportunity for qualifiers to compete against the best in the world. It truly was a historic day for western sport athletes. I would like to thank the sponsors, contestants and fans for supporting and making this vision a reality," stated Randy Bernard, President and CEO of Rural Media Group.
History was made when The Woodlands, Texan, Richmond Champion was the