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Bringing Out The Best At The American


FEBRUARY 24, 2018


10-year old Side Pot Contender London Gorham, Barrel Racer Jimmy Bryant and Country Music Singer Kylie Frey surprise students at Arlington’s Corrine Crow Elementary School with tickets to RFD-TV’s The American, Presented by Dish

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Just days away from the “The World’s Richest One-Day Rodeo,” a few of rodeo’s finest stopped by local Dallas-Fort Worth elementary school to surprise students with free tickets to RFD-TV’s The American, presented by Dish. Held at the home of The Dallas Cowboys, AT&T Stadium this Sunday, February 25, RFD-TV’s The American allows allows qualifiers the opportunity to compete against top invitees for a $1 million cash prize.

10-year-old barrel racer and niece of two-time PBR Champion Bull Rider J.B. Mauney, London Gorham was one of three special guests who stopped by Corrine Crow elementary school to visit with students. Gorham, who despite her age, took away the fastest barrel racing time at Thursday night’s Semi-Finals and will make her way to The American Finals as a contender for the $1,000,000 side pot this Sunday.

Making his way to the American Finals for the second year in a row, barrel racer Jimmy Bryant stopped by the school to spread more than just news of the upcoming event. After learning that 16-month-old Stella Prewit was diagnosed with a rare form of leukemia Bryant now races for a cure. “Last year, Cowboy (Little Bit Of A Cowboy) took us all the way to AT&T Stadium,” Bryant said. “We’re hoping to do the same this year because there’s a little girl and her family in Bloomfield, Kentucky, who need our help.”

“They’re working people with a very sick baby girl,” Bryant said. “We started a Go Fund Me for them because Sara should be able to stay home and comfort her daughter and not have the additional stress of worrying about missing work.” For more information on how to donate to Stella’s Go Fund me please click here. 

Although you won’t see Corinne Crow’s third surprise guest competing on the dirt at this year’s finals, she is certainly no stranger to the rodeo circuit. Chart topping singer/songwriter and former rodeo queen Kylie Frey, who will be performing at the AARP Fan Zone and singing the National Anthem before the Semi-Finals Shoot TODAY, Saturday, February 23, also took a break from her busy schedule to sign autographs for a few of the elementary students. Nationally recognized for her single, “Too Bad” featuring Randy Rogers Band, Frey also performed her first #1 on Texas Regional Radio Charts “Rodeo Man,” on FOX’s Good Day Dallas earlier this morning. 

Country music singer Kylie Frey signing autographs for students at Corrine Crow Elementary School.

10-year-old London Gorham talking to the classroom about her winning ride at Thursday night’s Semi-Finals.

Barrel Racer Jimmy Bryant signing autographs for students.

Barrel Racer Jimmy Bryant visiting classrooms at Arlington elementary school.
TUNE IN to DISH Channel 231 RFD-TV and 232 The Cowboy Channel for updates and more press about RFD-TV’s The American, presented by DISH.

STAY UP TO DATE on all the events taking place at Cowtown Coliseum and AT&T Stadium with RFD-TV’s The American Rodeo app. The FREE app is now available for iPhone in the App Store and Android users can access it through the Google Play Store. Get news, athlete info, schedule, alerts and live scoring all week long.

All RFD-TV The American, presented by DISH assests can be found HERE.