The American Rodeo

Though established in 2014, The American Rodeo first added breakaway to its lineup in 2019, and it has since become a rodeo juggernaut, shaping the landscape of competitive Western sports as one of the most lucrative ventures for breakaway ropers and their fellow rodeo athletes.

Since its inception, The American has paid out millions of dollars to its cowboy and cowgirl victors. This impressive financial commitment not only serves to support the ropers, barrel racers and roughstock competitors going down the road, it also underscores the rodeo’s commitment to elevating the sport by rewarding excellence, solidifying The American’s place as a premier event in the rodeo calendar.

The American Rodeo Breakaway Roping Champions

2023: Jackie Crawford*

2022: Jackie Crawford

2021: Jill Tanner

2020: Kaycee Hollingback

2019: Madison Outhier

*Jackie Crawford is the only breakaway roper to have won the $1 million sidepot to date.


Sarah Angelone was the $100,000 Champion at the 2024 American Rodeo. Now, the organization has announced the contender tournament system is returning for 2025.
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