February 24, 2018, Fort Worth, Texas, Cowtown Coliseum — With the conclusion of the third semifinals performance, the field of 10 qualifiers is now set for RFD-TV’s The American Rodeo presented by Dish on Sunday, February 25. Medical Lake, Washington, veterinarian and 2017 National Finals Rodeo qualifier Kathy Grimes and KG Justiceweexpected (2007 mare, Judge Cash x Do It For Beau x Beaus Scoop Of Sun) posted a 13.750 to win the third performance and finish second in the semifinals overall for $22,545.

London Gorham’s 13.740 from the first performance Thursday night held to win the semifinals and cash in for a whopping $40,581. The 10-year-old cowgirl from Cotulla, Texas, and her horse Frenchmans Assassin (2009 gelding, Frenchmans Guy x Huggys Spitfire x With Great Ease) qualified to the performances in the last hole from the slack round Tuesday, which Grimes won with a 13.643. The top 30 from slack were then divided into three rodeo performances, from which the 10 fastest overall will head to AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, to face the 2017 top 10 Women’s Professional Rodeo Association barrel racers in RFD-TV’s The American Rodeo presented by Dish on Sunday, February 25, 2018, at 2 p.m.

KathyGrimes web SpringerKathy Grimes and KG Justiceweexpected photo by Kenneth Springer

Barrel Racing Semifinals Slack Results

Slack Buy-Back Round Results (Consolation Round)

Semifinals Performance One Results

Semifinals Performance Two Results

Semifinals Performance Three Results

1) Kathy Grimes/KG Justiceweexpected/13.750

2) Ari-Anna Flynn/ Sunny Two Socks/ 13.758

3) Kricket Gintner/ Dial A Little Fame/ 13.893

4) Carman Pozzobon/ Ripn Lady/ 13.894

5) Brandon Cullins/ A Cornerstone/ 14.007

6) Emma Chapman/ VF Chasin Cans/ 14.157

7) Tayla Moeykens/ Guys Cash Or Change/ 14.185

8) KL Spratt/ KK Cash Colours/ 18.833*

9) Jane Melby/ Shame On U/ 18.954*

10) Sydni Blanchard/ 19.183*

11) Carsyn Bailey/ Eye Rule/ 19.399*

12) Troy Crumrine/ Imafrenchmansprincess/ 24.058**

13) Dustin Angelle/ VF Born Famous/ 25.734**

Semifinals Results

1) London Gorham, Frenchmans Assassin, 13.740, $40,581. See London’s post-win interview here: “London Gorham Wins RFD-TV’s The American Semifinals

2) Kathy Grimes, KG Justiceweexpected, 13.750, $22,545. See Kathy’s winning run here: “Kathy Grimes Wins RFD-TV’s The American Semifinals Performance Three

3) Ari-Anna Flynn, Sunny Two Socks, 13.758, $15,781.5

4) Craig Brooks, Grandiose Guy, 13.790, $9,018

5) Kylie Weast, Hell On The Red, 13.860, $7,890.75

6) Kricket Gintner, Dial A Little Fame, 13.893, $5,636.25

7) Carman Pozzobon, Ripn Lady, 13.894, $4,509

8) Makaela Memmott, Cash Gato Boogie, 13.914, $3,381.75

9) Victoria Williams, Three Jets Olena, 13.989, $2,254.5

10) Brandon Cullins, VQ Sucker Punch, 14.007, $1,127.25

The American Rodeo WPRA Top 10 Invitees

Taci Bettis, Round Top, Texas
Ivy Conrado, Hudson, Colorado
Stevi Hillman, Weatherford, Texas
Lisa Lockhart, Oelrichs, South Dakota, 2014 and 2015 RFD-TV’s The American Barrel Racing Champion, 2016 Triple Crown Contender, 2016 RFD-TV’s The American Barrel Racing Reserve Champion
Hailey Kinsel, Cotulla, Texas, 2017 RFD-TV’s The American Barrel Racing Champion
Nellie Miller, Cottonwood, California, 2017 WPRA Barrel Racing World Champion and 2017 NFR Average Champion
Amberleigh Moore, Salem, Oregon
Kassie Mowry, Dublin, Texas
Tillar Murray, Fort Worth, Texas
Tiany Schuster, Krum, Texas

For more information on tickets or television viewing of RFD-TV’s The American Rodeo presented by Dish on Sunday, February 25, 2018, visit americanrodeo.com.


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