The first performance of The American Semifinals kicks off on March 1 at 7:00 p.m. cst and will take place at Cowtown Coliseum in Fort Worth, Texas. Find out the information on the ropers and horses who will be competing.
The field has been narrowed down to just 34 breakaway ropers and horses. Of those 34, 30 competitors qualified by placing in the top 30 in the slack competition on Friday, February 25, and 4 qualified through a last-chance Buyback round on Saturday, February 26.
Here what you need to know about who will be competing for a coveted spot in the contender round this Friday, March 4 in the first performance. The listed qualifying times are based on a two-head aggregate.
* Denotes buyback round qualifier
#1. Kat-Lyn Hooper
Qualifying Time: 3.91
Horse: Razma Rooster, a 2006 gelding by Roosters Diamonds and out of Miss Razma Cash.
#2. Kennidy Nicholson
Qualifying Time: 5.11
Horse: CJ Sugar Freckle, a 2005 gelding by CJ Charles and out of Freckles Miss Sonita.
#3. Ricki Konze
Qualifying Time: 5.07
Horse: MP Pay It Forward, a 2006 gelding by PC Frenchmans Hayday and out of Doc Snapdragon.
#4, #5. Kaydence Crawford
Qualifying Times: 4.12, 5.17
Horse: Scootin On An Acre, a 2008 gelding by Smart Lil Scoot and out of AMA Acre.
#6. Aspen Miller
Qualifying Time: 4.95
Horse: Twisted Barbarella, a 2011 mare by Freckles Fancy Twist and out of Play Like A Cat.
#7. Morgan Sparks
Qualifying Time: 4.87
Horse: El Chapo, a 2015 grade gelding.
#8. *Madison Deardorf
Qualifying Time: 5.60
Horse: Miss Smooth Shot, a 2010 mare by EMS Gentlemen and out of IMA Smooth Shot.
#9. *Maggie Goodin
Qualifying Time: 5.41
Horse: Adiktd To Tomcats, a 2012 gelding by Tomchat Chex and out of Dual N Mary.
#11. Hali Williams
Qualifying Time: 5.24
Horse: Reya, a 2010 grade mare out of Sheza Hootin Cowgirl and out of Boogers Rodeo Red.
#12. Cheyenne Britain
Qualifying Time: 5.25
Horse: Sassie Hancock, a 2006 mare by Sand Rock Hancock and out of Cheryl Sweet.