BY TETON RIDGE | 4/29/2024

Las Vegas, Lexington and Tulsa to host 2025 Regional Finals - FS1 to broadcast all of the action

ARLINGTON, Texas (April 29, 2024) Teton Ridge, a multi-platform western lifestyle and entertainment company, announced that The American Contender Tournament will again visit cities nationwide throughout 2024 and is set to host the 2025 Regional Finals in Las Vegas (Nevada), Lexington (Kentucky) and Tulsa (Oklahoma).

The American Contender Tournament West, Central and East Regional Finals attract qualifiers from both coasts as well as the Central United States to compete in a tournament style format in hopes of making it all the way to The Crown Jewel of Rodeo™The American Rodeo 2025.

Just under 300 Qualifiers lead to automatic qualifications toward the Regional Finals in January and February 2025:

WEST – January 9-11 in Las Vegas, Nevada at South Point Arena & Equestrian Center

EAST– January 23-25 in Lexington, Kentucky at AllTech Arena

CENTRAL– February 13-15 in Tulsa, Oklahoma at Tulsa Expo

In 2024, more than 2,617 rodeo athletes competed across the country for a chance at the $1 million bonus on the line if they made it to The American Rodeo, earning impressive money along the way. Guaranteed prize money is upwards of $981,950 for just the Regional Finals.

As part of Teton Ridge’s groundbreaking multi-year broadcast agreement with FOX Sports, FS1 will air all of the action from the Regional Finals as contestants vie for their piece of the prize money and their chance to make it to rodeo’s biggest stage at Globe Life Field for The American Rodeo 2025.

Acquired by Teton Ridge in late 2021, The American Rodeo, celebrating its 12th year in 2025, features competitors in all eight traditional rodeo disciplines – barrel racing, breakaway roping, steer wrestling, team roping, tie down roping, bareback riding, saddle bronc and bull riding.

The only major western sports event where professional athletes compete against everyday hardworking cowboys and cowgirls – fans can follow along throughout The American Contender Tournament by rooting for the underdog “Contenders” chasing big winnings along the way and visiting the The American Rodeo website for updates.

About The American Rodeo:

The American, is an annual Western sports and entertainment experience that occurs each year and represents the richest single-day event in all of western sports. Over the course of qualifier events across the country, competitors will all battle for what could be the biggest single-day paycheck of their careers. Owned by Teton Ridge, The American is a true open competition in format, the iconic event brings together top professional rodeo athletes and honest, hardworking cowboys and cowgirls in a winner-take-all showdown, meant to crown the finest talent the world has to offer.

About Teton Ridge:
Teton Ridge is a multi-platform, wholly American-owned western lifestyle and entertainment company devoted to the iconic American western way of life. Teton Ridge’s Sports division was created with the singular focus of elevating classic Western sports and America’s western culture on the world stage, while broadening audiences around the globe as well as at home. In 2021, Teton Ridge acquired The American, the iconic event of the rodeo circuit, to continue to expand the audiences for rodeo sports and make it the world’s premier Western culture event. For more information about Teton Ridge, please visit or @tetonridge on Instagram @tetonridgeusa on Facebook.