–Nominations For the January 2024 Event Are Open Now–
The WCRA (World Champions Rodeo Alliance) recently announced that the 2024 Triple Crown of Rodeo (TCR) series will begin by reintroducing the WCRA Stampede at The E. The Triple Crown of Rodeo (TCR) event will be hosted at the legendary Lazy E Arena in Guthrie, Oklahoma, on January 4-7.
The Triple Crown of Rodeo, presented by Lazy E Ranch and Arena, is a series of annual major rodeo events which includes a bonus that will pay $1 million to any one athlete or collection of athletes who win first place in three consecutive WCRA Major Rodeos. WCRA Triple Crown of Rodeo events are broadcast on CBS network television.
The 2024 season kick-off event will mark the first time the WCRA TCR series has stopped in Guthrie in over three years. The total event payout will be $400,000, with the payout per discipline as follows:
- Roughstock Payout: $42,700 per discipline
- Timed Event payout: $45,200 per discipline
WCRA will hold timed event qualifying rounds on January 4 with a dedicated $15,000 ($2500 per discipline) added money. All steer wrestlers and roping disciplines will compete in two rounds of competition during the qualifying rounds, while barrel racers will have one round of competition with an optional buy-back round. All formats and progression details can be found HERE.
The top 36 timed event athletes on the WCRA leaderboard will be eligible to enter the qualifying rounds ($250 entry fee- 70% jackpot payback based), while rough stock disciplines will feature ten athletes in the progressive rounds (January 5-8).
All timed event athletes ranked 1-6 athletes on the leaderboard will be seeded directly into the progressive round with no entry fees and bypass the qualifying rounds.
Nominations for the 2024 Stampede At The E segment (SATE24) are open now and will close on December 3, 2023, at 11:59 p.m. For information on how to nominate and earn a position visit wcrarodeo.com.
Stampede at The E will mark the first stop of the 2024 $405,000 Reliance Ranches VRQ Champion bonus program. The cash bonus will be awarded based on the total cumulative points earned across all 2024 segments and World Points earned at each event. More information HERE.
Since launching in May of 2018, the WCRA and its partners have awarded more than $16 Million in new money to rodeo athletes. All rodeo athletes interested in learning more about the WCRA or the VRQ should be directed to wcrarodeo.com.