Watch as 12 rodeo athletes compete for a spot at The American — and the opportunity to win millions.
Just in time for The American rodeo, Teton Ridge’s new series Guts and Glory is premiering January 30 at 5 p.m. ET on INSP. The five-episode series will follow 12 rodeo athletes as they vie for the chance to compete at The American on March 6 in Arlington, Texas. The rodeo athletes of varying disciplines (not yet announced) will be judged by two industry legends — two-time bull riding world champion J.B. Mauney and decorated professional barrel racer Tammy Fischer.
Each hour-long episode will have various competitions in tie-down roping, barrel racing, and bronc riding, and ultimately, eliminations for all but one contestant. The last contestant standing — and arguably the one with the most guts — will have the opportunity to compete against other qualifying athletes at Western sports’ richest single-day event.
“We are excited about partnering with Teton Ridge to bring this compelling Western content to our INSP audience,” says Dale Ardizone, INSP’s COO. “We are confident our viewers will find these programs engaging and entertaining. The American promises to be a one-of-a kind event with incredible energy, and we believe the Guts and Glory series will draw in those INSP fans who love the action and suspense of cowboy-themed competition. We are very pleased to be able to include this content in our lineup and look forward to working with Teton Ridge on similar ventures in the future.”
Following the season finale, The American finals will also be broadcasted live on INSP. Will a Guts and Glory contestant make it to the Top 10 for a chance to win $100,000 in their discipline and the bonus millions? We’ll have to watch and see!
Meet The Hosts
J.B. Mauney: Two-time world title winner J.B. Mauney is largely regarded as one of the greatest bull riders in rodeo history. At the start of his career, Mauney was mentored by 1995 World Champion Bull Rider, Jerome Davis, and then went on to be named 2006 Rookie of the Year. This was only the beginning of a long string of wins and titles for Mauney. Throughout his career, Mauney has become the richest Western sports athlete in history, with nearly $7.3 million in earnings. He is tied for the most career event wins with 32, second in most career qualified rides, and second in qualified rides for 90 or more points. Mauney has won the World Finals average twice, Touring Pro title twice, and has had the highest-marked ride at the PBR World Finals six times. The 2020 season came to a close for Mauney after qualifying for a record-tying 15th consecutive PBR World Finals. In 2017, Mauney married his wife, Samantha, and is father to his daughter, Bella, and son, Jagger. -Teton Ridge
Tammy Fischer: Tammy Fischer is a professional barrel racer and trainer who has been active since 1994. She has a long line of titles and achievements under her belt as a seven-time NFR Qualifier with five NFR Round wins, two AQHA World Championships, as well as being named the 1999 BFA Futurity World Champion and being awarded 1999 Futurity Horse of the Year. Along with this, Fischer was named the 2018 Fourth of July High Money Earner, Texas Circuit Champion, 2009 Calgary Stampede Champion, 2006 Rodeo Houston Champion, and two-time Texas Circuit Average Champion. In 2018, Fischer was ranked No. 10 in the world by the WPRA. -Teton Ridge
Watch The Guts and Glory Trailer