Be the next million dollar
contender

The American Contender Tournament is the pathway for any amateur or professional athlete to compete in The American Rodeo, The Crown Jewel of Rodeo™ – the richest one-day payday in rodeo, providing an 
opportunity to earn $1 Million.
Any rodeo athlete that will land outside the top 5 PRCA/WPRA ranking at the end of A CALENDAR YEAR has the opportunity to compete at The American Rodeo by entering and competing in one or more of the 90+
The American Contender Tournament Qualifying Events and earning an automatic qualification or points toward the Regional Finals in January OF THE FOLLOWING YEAR. 

The American Contender Tournament Qualifying Events

consists of three regions (West, Central and East) where grassroots producers host qualifying events for Barrel Racing, Breakaway Roping, Steer Wrestling and Tie Down Roping to narrow down the field of competitors. Contenders of all levels and ages have two different ways to earn advancement positions from The American Contender Tournament Qualifying Events to The American Contender Regional Finals. Find out more from our FACT SHEET and RULES OF ADVANCEMENT.
Roughstock disciplines and Team Roping will have the chance to compete at the Regional Finals. Find out more about the Regional Finals HERE.

DOWNLOAD THE AMERICAN CONTENDER TOURNAMENT FACT SHEET

DOWNLOAD THE AMERICAN CONTENDER TOURNAMENT COMPETITION RULES

DOWNLOAD THE AMERICAN CONTENDER TOURNAMENT RULES OF ADVANCEMENT