— WCRA Western Quarter-Finals for 51-100 ranked timed-event athletes on the WCRA leaderboard —
The Days of ’47 is set to host the inaugural Utah Timed Event Classic, May 2-4 at the Wasatch County Events Complex in Heber City, Utah.
This three-day timed event classic features a mix of open jackpot events that anyone can enter along with the World Champions Rodeo Alliance (WCRA) Western Quarter-Finals competition open to the 51-100 ranked timed-event athletes on the WCRA leaderboard on April 15. The winner of each WCRA Western Quarter-Finals Event, with the exception of the breakaway roping, will automatically qualify to the $1M Gold Medal Days of ’47 Cowboy Games and Rodeo set for July 19-24, 2019 in Salt Lake City. A total of 16 athletes in each of the Quarter-Finals events will advance to the WCRA $500,000 Semi-Finals May 15-19 at the Lazy E Arena in Guthrie, Okla.
“We are excited to bring yet another event featuring top caliber rodeo athletes to experience Utah and Life Elevated,” said Tommy Joe Lucia, General Manager of the Days of ’47 Cowboy Games and Rodeo. “We featured the roughstock events in February at the Lewis Feild Bulls and Broncs event and we are now pleased to feature the timed event contestants through this inaugural Utah Timed Event Classic. The event will be open to the public at no charge. We hope the contestants that come to the Heber Valley are able to take some time to enjoy golf, fishing, and the breathtaking scenery of the Heber Valley.”
The Utah Timed Event Classic will feature barrel racing, steer wrestling, tie-down roping, team roping and breakaway roping. Over $120,000 will be paid out at this inaugural event.
“This quarter-finals will isolate competition for the 51-100 athletes on our leaderboard, allowing challengers an opportunity to compete with one another,” said WCRA President Bobby Mote. “It will also help serve timed-event athletes in the western states with a unique, six-figure event purse.”