Get to know the athletes competing in The American Rodeo.

The American Rodeo presented by Teton Ridge kicks off March 9th in Arlington, Texas featuring a concert from Post Malone. The top five professional and top five amateur athletes from eight rodeo disciplines will compete for their share of a million dollars.

See your favorite rodeo athletes and some you’re just meeting! The top five professional athletes are based upon the 2023 season-ending PRCA world standings. Contender (C) athletes went through a series of regional qualifying rodeos to become eligible to compete on the big stage.

Meet The American Rodeo Athletes

2023 Top 5 Year-End Contestants
Zeke Thurston
$456,356*
Sage Newman
$397,836*
Kade Bruno
$322,178*
Brody Cress
$312,949*
Damian Brennan
$296,495*

Qualifying Bracket Contenders
Dawson Hay – C
Ryder Sanford – C
Shea Fournier – C
Logan Hay – C
Mitch Pollock – C

2023 Top 5 Year-End Contestants
Tyler Waguespack
$303,576*
Dalton Massey
$283,993*
Jesse Brown
$276,444*
Stan Branco
$254,393*
J.D. Struxness
$239,704*

Qualifying Bracket Contenders
Ty Erickson – C
Matt Reeves – C
Shephen Mullins – C
Will Lummus – C
Dakota Eldridge – C

Meet the American rodeo athletes from eight rodeo disciplines will compete for their share of a million dollars.

2023 Top 5 Year-End Contestants
Riley Webb
$452,852*
Haven Meged
$411,263*
Shad Mayfield
$309,383*
Caleb Smidt
$296,165*
Tuf Cooper
$265,724*

Qualifying Bracket Contenders
Shane Hanchey – C
J Cody Jones – C
Kincade Henry – C
Zack Cargle – C
Westyn Hughes – C

2023 Top 5 Year-End Contestants
Josh Frost
$400,766*
Trey Kimzey $259,768*
Creek Young $253,205*
Jared Parsonage $249,265*

Qualifying Bracket Contenders
Cody Nance – C
Jeff Askey – C
Chase Dougherty – C
Matt Palmer – C
Cody Teel – C

Meet the American rodeo athletes from eight rodeo disciplines will compete for their share of a million dollars.

2023 Top 5 Year-End Contestants
Shelby Boisjoli
$164,549*
Hali Williams
$146,743*
Martha Angelone
$132,865*
Sarah Angelone
$114,284*
Taylor Munsell
$108,458*

Qualifying Bracket Contenders
Jordan Jo Hollobaugh – C
Bailey Bates – C
JJ Hampton – C
Morgan Sparks – C
Josie Conner – C

2023 Top 5 Year-End Contestants
Keenan Hayes
$434,050*
Jess Pope $315,095*
Kade Sonnier $272,411*
Clayton Biglow $269,892*
Rocker Steiner $265,218*

Qualifying Bracket Contenders
Taylor Broussard – C
Bradlee Miller – C
Jacob Lees – C
Cole Reiner – C
Tilden Hooper – C

Meet the American rodeo athletes from eight rodeo disciplines will compete for their share of a million dollars.

2023 Top 5 Year-End Contestants
Brittany Pozzi Tonozzi
$496,498.37*
Lisa Lockhart
$343,687.58*
Kassie Mowry
$322,592.71*
Jordon Briggs $272,518.08*
Emily Beisel $246,674.04*

Qualifying Bracket Contenders
Brandon Cullins – C
Kathy Grimes – C
Mindy Holloway – C
Emma Parr – C
Rylee Jo Maryman – C

Meet the American rodeo athletes from eight rodeo disciplines will compete for their share of a million dollars.

2023 Top 5 Year-End Contestants
Tyler Wade (Header)
$308,057*/Wesley Thorp (Heeler) $325,284*
Clint Summers (Header)
$283,040*/Jake Long (Heeler) $296,541*
Andrew Ward (Header)
$269,878*/Buddy Hawkins (Heeler) $269,878*
Derrick Begay (Header) $269,125*/Colter Todd (Heeler) $284,292*
Luke Brown (Header)
$260,294*/Hunter Koch (Heeler) $260,294*

Qualifying Bracket Contenders
Brenten Hall (Header)/Kaden Profili (Heeler) – C
Coy Rahlmann (Header)/Bille Jack Saebens (Heeler) – C
Shay Carroll (Header)/Logan Moore (Heeler) – C
Dustin Egusquiza (Header)/Travis Graves (Heeler) – C
Clay Smith (Header)/Nicky Northcott (Heeler) – C

* 2023 PRCA/WPRA Earnings

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