The San Angelo Stock Show and Rodeo Association (SASSRA) is excited to announce that the 60th Annual Cinch Roping Fiesta preliminary and invitational tie-down ropings held on October 25th and 26th, 2013 in San Angelo, TX will be used as qualifying events for RFD-TV’s “THE AMERICAN,” held on March 2nd, 2014 at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, TX.
THE AMERICAN is the world’s richest one-day rodeo where contestants from all seven traditional rodeo events will compete for $2,000,000 in prize money.

“I am very excited to have the San Angelo Stock Show and Rodeo Association (SASSRA) and  the 60th Annual Cinch Roping Fiesta preliminary and invitational tie-down ropings as a qualifiers for THE AMERICAN”, says Randy Bernard, Chief Executive Officer RURAL MEDIA GROUP INC.  RFD-TV.    “This is one of the highest profile events in the US for tie-down ropers and we are proud and honored to have such a great event as a qualifier.  May the best cowboys win!!!”

THE AMERICAN is the most innovative step ever planned for a single rodeo.   Billed as the richest one-day rodeo in history, this event will combine the best of the best, earning their way onto the dirt from world rankings and qualifying events.  It’s the first $2,000,000 rodeo payday.  Watch it live on March 2nd, 2014.    For more information about THE AMERICAN, please go to RFDTV.com