As part of its mission to showcase the world’s best rodeo athletes, RFD-TV’s The American, presented by Polaris Ranger, will feature the greatest freestyle bullfighters in the world during its televised $2 million event in Arlington, Texas, on Feb. 28.
Select stars from the new Bullfighters Only tour will perform for judges and fans during “the richest weekend in Western sports” – the PBR’s Iron Cowboy and RFD-TV’s The American, Feb. 27-28 at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas. The BFO roster of competitors this season currently includes two-time PBR World Finals Bullfighter Cody Webster and five-time PRCA Bullfighter of the Year Dusty Tuckness.
“There’s a remarkable amount of talent with the caliber athletes they have involved,” said Randy Bernard, CEO of RFD-TV Events. “They don’t stand down. It reminds me of the days of Miles Hare and Rob Smets. In my opinion, this will be the next major shining light in Western sports, and we’re proud to bring it to The American.”
During a competitive fight, the bullfighter has 60 seconds in which to impress judges with maneuvering style, control and level of difficulty. Meanwhile, the bull can earn up to 50 points for speed, aggression and intensity. The top fighters in the standings at season’s end will qualify for the Bullfighters Only World Championship during the PBR World Finals in Las Vegas, Oct. 29 through Nov. 6, 2016.
“We are so excited to bring freestyle bullfighting back to rodeo fans, and to compete at the richest one-day rodeo in the world means that much more for our fans and our athletes,” said Aaron Ferguson, founder of Bullfighters Only.
For more information or to buy tickets to the PBR Iron Cowboy or RFD-TV’s The American in Dallas, visit americanrodeo.com or call 800-745-3000.