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    The American Contender Tournament 2023  

    Attention Cowboys & Cowgirls! Today, January 13, 2023, is the last day to enter The American Contender Tournament!

    Hundreds of cowboys, cowgirls, and animal athletes compete for coveted tickets to The American Western Weekend and the chance to compete against rodeo’s best at The American. Only four will get to advance to the Regional Finals. There will be three qualifying events leading into The American Rodeo 2023. We invite you to join us for an action-packed weekend where one great ride can change a cowboy’s future and fate. 

    Photo Credit: Gabe Lopez

    Schedule of Events

    West Regional 

    The American Rodeo Contender Tournament Finals

    • Date: February 18, 2023
    • Doors Open: 6:00 pm
    • Time: 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm
    • Cost: $5.00 – $20.00 (Adult: $20.00 Child: $5.00)
    • Location: Wasatch County Event Complex, 415 S Fld Rd, Heber City, UT 84032

    Central Regional 

    The Contender Tournament Regional Finals

    • Date: February 5, 2023
    • Doors Open: 1:00 pm
    • Time: 2:00 pm
    • Cost: $5.00 – $21.00 (Adult: $21.00 Child 10 & Under: $5.00)
    • Location: Ford Truck Arena at Expo Square, S Sandusky Ave, Tulsa, OK 74114

    East Regional

    The Contender Tournament Regional Finals 

    • Date: February 10, 2023
    • Doors Open: 6:30 pm
    • Time: 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
    • Cost: $10.00 – $25.00 (Adult: $25.00 Child 10 & Under: $10.00)
    • Location: Kentucky Horse Park: Alltech Arena, 4089 Iron Works Pkwy, Lexington, KY 40511

    The American Western Weekend

    Get ready for the American Western Weekend, a one-of-a-kind, a multi-event competition consisting of four action-packed nights at the Globe Life Field in Arlington, Texas. Featuring eleven western sporting disciplines and the best music entertainment to date. The western sporting disciplines include reined cow horse, cutting, reining, saddle bronc, steer wrestling, tie-down roping, bull riding, breakaway, bareback riding, barrel racing, and team roping. Get ready to ride, purchase your tickets today!

    Photo Credit: The American Rodeo
    Photo Credit: The American Rodeo

    Event Packages

    Wednesday, March 8 – Saturday, March 11, 2023

    Location: Globe Life Field, 734 Stadium Dr, Arlington, TX 76011

    Photo Credit: Globe Life Field

    The American Rodeo Contender Tournament Wild Card 

    Buckle up because this is your chance to witness 1,500 rodeo athletes compete for their very last chance to enter the American Rodeo. 

    • Date: Wednesday, March 8, 2023
    • Doors Open: 8:00 am
    • Time: 9:00 am – 10:00 pm
    • Tickets: $20.00 
    • Location: Globe Life Field in Arlington, TX
    Photo Credit: The American Rodeo
    Photo Credit: The American Rodeo

    The American Rodeo Contender Tournament Finals

    Experience in person the pure grit and determination of 13 Contenders vying to qualify for the final 4 spots at The American Rodeo and the opportunity to win a life-changing $1 million bonus. Your ticket includes access to a live western
    concert performance following the rodeo.

    • Date: Thursday, March 9, 2023
    • Doors Open: 5:30 pm
    • Time: 6:45 pm – 9:30 pm (The American Contender Tournament Finals)
      • Live Concert Performance: 9:30 pm – 10:30 pm
    • Tickets: $30.00 – $200.00
    • Location: Globe Life Field in Arlington, TX
    Photo Credit: The American Rodeo
    Photo Credit: The American Rodeo

    The American Performance Horseman

    The American Performance Horseman is the first-of-its-kind event that celebrates the elegance and excellence of western equine performance sports and the athletes who ride these powerful Quarter Horses. This inaugural event brings together the Top 5 professional horsemen in cutting, reined cow horse, and reining who will face off in a competitive format for a $1 million prize.

    • Date: Friday, March 10, 2023
    • Doors Open: 5:30 pm
    • Time: 6:45 pm – 8:30 pm (The American Performance Horseman)
      • Live Concert Performance: 8:30 pm – 10:30 pm
    • Tickets: $30.00 – $750.00
    • Location: Globe Life Field in Arlington, TX
    Photo Credit: The American Rodeo
    Photo Credit: The American Rodeo

    The American Rodeo

    The crown jewel of rodeo – an unrivaled celebration of western sports entertainment and the American West. Get ready for the top five professional and amateur athletes to compete across eight rodeo disciplines for the biggest payday in western sports.

    • Date: Saturday, March 11, 2023
    • Doors Open: 4:15 pm
    • Time: 5:45 pm – 8:30 pm (Round 1 of The American Rodeo: Top 10 in each discipline)
      • 9:00 pm – 10:00 pm (Round 2 of The American Rodeo: Top 4 in each discipline)
      • Live Concert Performance: 8:30 pm – 9:00 pm
    • Tickets: $30.00 – $500.00
    • Location: Globe Life Field in Arlington, TX
    Photo Credit: The American Rodeo

    Teton Ridge

    Teton Ridge is a proud partner with The American Rodeo. They are more than just a brand, it’s a way of life that celebrates the spirit of the American West and all that it represents. Through delivering legendary Western experiences, entertainment, and lifestyle products, Teton Ridge preserves the legacy of the West while elevating its stories for a new generation of global audiences. They captivate your imagination and unlock the pioneering spirit in all of us. Check out Teton Ridge +, it’s your digital destination for all things The American Rodeo. You’ll have access to highlights, expert analysis, athlete profiles, insider info, breaking news, and more. Sign up today at tetonridgeplus.com

    Photo Credit: Teton Ridge
    Photo Credit: Teton Ridge

    Pro Fantasy Rodeo

    Be sure to check out ProFantasyRodeo.com where you will have a chance to win a Ram Truck and Bloomer Trailer for The American Rodeo 2023! You don’t want to miss out!




    Howdy, I’m Megan deFabry, I grew up in Reno, Nevada & I now live in Austin, Texas. I’m very passionate about digital marketing and journalism, especially within the western industry. I have a love for agriculture, rodeos, country music, and maintaining the western way of life!


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