The American

Richmond Champion competes during the RFD TV American rodeo at AT&T Stadium in Arlington.

2014 File Photo/Vernon Bryant

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This weekend, AT&T Stadium — the home of the Dallas Cowboys — will host actual cowboys, plus broncobusters and other rodeo performers. On Feb. 24, about three dozen top bull riders will compete for $100,000, the title of Iron Cowboy, and points for the Professional Bull Riders’ world finals in November. Each rider will try to stay on a bucking bull for eight seconds and advance to the next round. Rounds continue until only one rider is left. Then on Feb. 25, the American will feature $2 million in prizes split among those competing in bareback riding, steer wrestling, team roping, saddle bronc riding, tie-down roping, barrel racing and bull riding. How ’bout them cowboys.

The American is the richest one-day rodeo and draws top competitors in bareback riding, steer wrestling, team roping, saddle bronc riding, tie-down roping, barrel racing and bull riding. Winners and runners-up share $1 million in prize money, plus a $1 million bonus available to whomever can defeat the top 10 athletes in the world.

The American closes out a record-setting week of rodeo in D-FW with four days of The American Semi-Finals in Fort Worth's Cowtown Coliseum, followed by the PBR’s Iron Cowboy on Feb. 24 at AT&T Stadium, and the American on Feb. 25.

Parking is $25-$35 per day.

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