Don’t blink: you’ll miss this blazing-fast breakaway roping run from the American rodeo!
RFD-TV’s The American is a unique rodeo that’s become a “new classic” in western sports: competitors earn their way to AT&T Stadium (yep, where the Dallas Cowboys play) through qualifying events, where they compete against the big stars of the professional circuit, bringing together amateurs or rising professionals with the big guns.
The American in 2019 spotlighted, for the first time, the women’s rodeo event of breakaway roping: a cowgirl ropes a calf and instead of dismounting, flanking and tying it, the rope simply breaks away from her saddle for total time. It’s a unique event for women, and it’s wonderful to see it getting national attention on the American stage.
Don’t blink when you watch this run, though — you’ll miss Madison Outhier’s wicked-fast catch almost right out of the box!
Madison Outhier wins the Breakaway Roping Shootout Round with a swift 2.29-second run. This cowgirl is going home $100,000 richer tonight. 💵Congratulations, Madison! #TeamWrangler #TheAmerican
Posted by Wrangler Network on Sunday, March 3, 2019
A grand total of 2.29 seconds resulted in a six-figure payout for this cowgirl. What a catch.