NASHVILLE, Tenn. - The dust may have settled at the PBR (Professional Bull Riders) World Finals this past Sunday, November 5, but RFD-TV's The American is just getting cranked up as they announce the first invitees (Top 10 in the world) to compete at "The World's Richest One-Day Rodeo." The top 10 invitees making their way to Arlington, Texas on February 25, 2018 and eligible for part of the $2,000,000 payout are as follows: 
 
Place
Rider
Points
Earnings
1
Jess Lockwood
4,862.50
$1,525,292.90
2
Derek Kolbaba
4,415.00
$359,672.32
3
Cooper Davis
4,283.33
$280,770.92
4
Eduardo Aparecido
4,199.16
$342,736.63
5
Kaique Pacheco
3,972.50
$405,775.15
6
Chase Outlaw
3,574.16
$258,902.27
7
Jose Vitor Leme
2,817.50
$459,927.23
8
Dener Barbosa
2,630.83
$216,986.12
9
Stormy Wing
2,577.50
$213,202.11
10
Fabiano Vieira
2,560.83
$285,901.47
“Every year we bring the best of the best to AT&T Stadium for RFD-TV’s The American,” said Randy Bernard.  “The PBR has some of the best bull riders riding the rankest bulls, so once again, we’ll have the top 10 bull riders in the world competing at The American.”
 
The PBR's youngest World Champion, Jess Lockwood, 20, was crowned 2017 champion this past Sunday afternoon at T-Mobile Arena when challengers, and two of his closest friends on tour, Cooper Davis (3rd place) and Derek Kolbaba (2nd place) bucked off in the final round. "I really don't pay attention that much to what the other guys are doing," Lockwood, whose father Ed pulled his bull rope all six rounds, said. "It all comes down to your bull riding and how you do." Also joining Lockwood in the series of qualifiers is Jose Vitor Leme (7th place) who won the 2017 World Finals event title as the only rider to go a perfect 6-for-6 at the five-day event. 
 
"The Iron Cowboy paired with the American in our 5th year together should be a highlight on the 2018 schedule for all western sports fans," said Sean Gleason, CEO, PBR. "Last week's incredibly exciting PBR World Finals showed the emergence of great young bull-riding talent, and we're looking forward to seeing these new stars compete alongside veteran cowboys in one of the best events of the year."
 
Returning to the home of The Dallas Cowboys, AT&T Stadium in Arlington, TX, on February 25, 2018, tickets for RFD-TV's The American, "The World's Richest One-Day Rodeo," are on sale now. In its fifth consecutive year, The American, features pro athletes competing alongside amateur cowboys who have advanced from the semi-finals in seven different events for a prize worth more than $2,000,000. 
Standard tickets prices range from $10-$150. New this year is the "All-American Package" which includes the best seats in the house, VIP Tour of AT&T Stadium, food and beverage, dirt access, and a special meet and greet with the best cowboys and cowgirls in the world, all for $500. There are also combo tickets available for the PBR Iron Cowboyevent on Saturday, February 24 and The American on Sunday, February 25.
Tickets can be purchased online here or by phone at 1-800-745-3000.