2018 RFD-TV American Rodeo -- Bigger than ever.

Winners get cash plus a beautiful Browning Citori over and under.

Browning's director of communications shows off one of the nine Browning Citori shotguns given to the winners of the 2018 RFD-TV "The American" rodeo held Sunday, February 25, 2018.

Browning is a proud supporter of the 2018 "The American" rodeo.

RFD-TV’s The American is an annual event that occurs each February at the Dallas Cowboys’ AT&T Stadium in Arlington, TX. The American is known as “the world’s richest one-day rodeo” and pays out $2.5 million annually through a series of qualifiers, The Semi-Finals, and the final event, RFD-TV’s The American. The event unites the top athletes in the world from the PRCA, WPRA, and PBR world standings and pits them against underdogs who advance from The American Semi-Finals, together to battle for the biggest single paycheck of their lives. 

Saddle Bronc -- Cort Scheer -- $433,333 Winner

Steer Wrestling -- Matt Reeves -- $433,333 Winner

Bareback - Kaycee Feild -- $433,333 Winner

All Around -- Wesley Thorp

Barrel Racing -- Taci Bettis

Tie Down Roping -- Marty Yates

Bull Riding -- Jess Lockwood

Team Roping -- (heeler) -- Junior Nogueira

Team Roping -- (Header) -- Kaleb Driggers

UPDATE FROM THE AMERICAN RODEO -- The home of the Dallas Cowboys became home to the world’s best cowboys and cowgirls today, Sunday, Feb. 25, as turf turned into dirt for the world’s richest one-day rodeo. RFD-TV’s The American, Presented by DISH payed-out $2 million dollars to the best athletes in PRCA, PBR and WPRA, and those who earned their spot as a qualifier, making the American dream come true for three athletes who advanced out of the semi-finals to split the million dollar purse.

Four-time PRCA world champion Kaycee Feild, six-time world champion steer wrestler Matt Reeves and ERA champion Cort Scheer all three took home $433,333 checks to split the million dollar prize as competitors who advanced from the semi-finals. Invitee’s Taci Bettis, Junior Nogueira and Kaleb Driggers, reigning PBR World Champion Jess Lockwood, defending American Tie-Down Roping Champion Marty Yates earned $100,000 checks. 

Nogueira told the press he missed out on his late father’s Brazilian Hall of Fame induction ceremony for a chance to grab his American Dream. His father passed away doing what he loved most - Roping.

When asked what he planned to do with his newly signed check, Field responded saying, “When I retire from rodeoing, I don’t have to go get a 9-5, I can stay home with my kids and see them off to school and pick them up at home when they get off the School bus.” (For the full story go to http://www.americanrodeo.com)

Action photos provided by Browning rep and rodeo enthusiast, Janon Schelin. Winner images provided by RFD-TV. Copyright 2018.