Why We’re Here
The WCRA is a professional sport and entertainment entity, created to develop and advance the sport of rodeo by aligning all levels of competition. Since launching in May of 2018, the World Champions Roadeo Alliance (WCRA) and its partners have awarded more than $8.5 million in new money to rodeo athletes.
Virtual Rodeo Qualifier
We’ve created a system that allows athletes to qualify based on points, rather than dollars won, through our world ranking points system. All you have to do is sign up for free and start nominating events.
Qualify for Semi-Finals and Major Events
WCRA will create and execute multiple $1 million major events annually. WCRA major events will be held in multiple qualifying segments and in conjunction with major PBR events.
Example of Semi-Finals Progression:
Athletes ranked 17-64 on the leaderboard
24 athletes from prelims
8 athletes from leaderboard
(ranked 9-16 on leaderboard)
8 athletes from progressive round
8 athletes from leaderboard
(ranked 9-16 on leaderboard)
8 athletes from final round
1 athlete from no. one on leaderboard
Hear From Athletes
“We exist to serve the modern rodeo athlete in everything we do. We believe in challenging the way it’s always been done by thinking differently about rodeo. ”
“This big, new money is catching on with the cowboys, and there’s nothing not to like about it. So much of what guys are winning in the WCRA didn’t come out of other cowboys’ pockets. That’s something we’ve all been hoping for for a long time.”
“This is a huge blessing for our sport, and all the women—for all of us who’ve worked so long and hard to be here, the breakaway ropers before us who blazed the trail and the women who’ll come after us.”
World Champions Rodeo Alliance (WCRA) is a professional sport and entertainment entity, created to develop and advance the sport of rodeo by aligning all levels of competition. In association with Professional Bull Riders (PBR), WCRA produces major rodeo events, developing additional opportunities for the rodeo industry, athletes, stock contractors, stakeholders and fans.
WCRA is an entity developed to advance opportunities for rodeo athletes and the sport of rodeo.
WCRA is complementary and non-competitive to rodeos, rodeo organizations or others in the industry.
WCRA is creating incremental earning opportunities for rodeo athletes through the development of new, large format, large payout rodeo events.
WCRA and Professional Bull Riders, Inc. have entered into a definitive agreement through which WCRA gets access to and support from the largest western sports and lifestyle organization.
WCRA is NOT:
A sanctioning body or a membership driven organization. WCRA maintains a neutral position toward any/all rodeo organizations. Nor does WCRA crown a year-end champion. Attempting to develop the rules of competition nor govern the sport
SUBMIT THE EVENT FLYER TO [email protected] 24 HOURS PRIOR TO THE EVENT START TIME. NO FLYER? NO PROBLEM, JUST SUBMIT THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION:
Name of event:
Date of event:
Arena where the event is being held:
Start time of event:
Where results may be found:
Additional information about event
[email protected]– ATHLETE SUPPORT WITH NOMINATIONS, POINTS, SPECIFIC VRQ QUESTIONS, ETC.
Note: if you have any issues attempting to nominate an event in the VRQ, be sure to screenshot what the error is in the VRQ and email us an explanation of the issue you are having. Our team will respond as soon as possible to help you through the problem.
IF NOMINATING A SEGMENT (EXCEPT DY), THE EVENT MUST BE AN OPEN EVENT. AGE RESTRICTED EVENTS ARE NOT PERMITTED.
[email protected] – SUBMIT ANY RESULTS FOR EVENTS THAT AN ATHLETE HAS NOMINATED
[email protected] – general questions about the WCRA
To participate in the WCRA, an athlete needs to register as a user in the WCRA Virtual Rodeo Qualifier (VRQ). No membership dues or fees required. Register HERE; An athlete must be over the age of 13 years old to have an online account with WCRA.
The app is available through your web browser at app.wcrarodeo.com. It is a mobile formatted webpage, not a native app and therefore not available in the app store. Learn how to add it to your homescreen in seconds HERE.
WCRA divides the calendar year into segments. During a segment, athlete’s are earning points to qualify to compete at the Main Event/Major. A Major is an event that is Triple Crown of Rodeo eligible, whereas a Main Event is non-Triple Crown of Rodeo eligible. Points accumulate during each segment and have a deadline where points cut off. The points reset at the start of each new segment, with the exception of points that users have accumulated for nominating future segments. The deadline for point cut-offs within each segment are currently as follows:
Segment 7: April 11, 2021 at 11:59 p.m. CT
W21: October 3, 2021 at 11:59 p.m. CT
Click HERE to view the upcoming WCRA events
- Division 1 – $200/nomination
- Division 2 – $150/nomination
- Division 3 – $100/nomination
- Division 4 – $50/nomination
- Division 5 – $25/nomination
- Division Y – $25/nomination
A transaction fee of $9.99/nomination applies.
There are two different classifications of rodeos in the WCRA system that requires a different amount of nominations.
The first is a “standard format”, where the competition lasts over several days and may have several go-rounds, a finals and an average. Standard formats only require one nomination for the entirety of the event.
The second is a multiple entry jackpot format. This is an event that requires multiple entry fees and each race/roping/etc. has its own payout and concludes at the end of each round. These multiple entry jackpot formats require a nomination per race/roping/round/etc.
Note: For an event that has multiple divisions to enter, nominations are required for each division. For example, at a barrel race that has an Open, a Futurity, and a Maturity, all three classes would require a separate nomination. And, at a jackpot that has an Open and an American Side Pot, both divisions would require a separate nomination. If you are ever unsure if your nomination covers the competition you are competing at, please email [email protected] for confirmation.
How many times do I have to nominate?
In the team roping, WCRA does not currently enter each individual class (i.e. #10.5, #11.5, #12.5, etc). A team roping athlete can nominate the event once, and is eligible to earn points for their highest placing. They can nominate up to the maximum number of times they entered the event and be eligible for each of their placings.
- One Nomination/Segment = Competition Points for Highest Placing
- Two Nominations/Segment = Competition Points for Highest Two Placings
- Three Nominations/Segment = Competition Points for Highest Three Placings, etc.
*If an athlete only enters and competes one time in a class, they only need to nominate once to earn points for their placing.
*If an athlete enters multiple times, they have the option to nominate once or multiple times. However, if the athlete nominates once, they will only receive points for their highest placing in all of the classes they entered. In order to receive the points for the multiple entries in each class, they need to nominate multiple times to receive the points for each placing.
*For the athletes that nominate an event multiple times, if they do not place and receive competition points, they will only receive one set of consolation/nomination points, regardless of the number of times they nominated the event.
When attending any other event, each class that an athlete enters and competes in must be nominated to be eligibile to earn points. If an athlete is entered multiple times in the same class, if they choose to nominate once, they are only eligible for the points they earned for their highest placing.
Questions about how many times an athlete must nominate to be eligible for their points can be directed to [email protected].
Nominations are associated with each individual athlete. So, if 50 athletes are competing at the rodeo, all 50 athletes should nominate the event to be eligible to earn WCRA points. In the Team Roping, a header and heeler must nominate themselves separately.
Nominations are associated with each individual athlete and points are given to that athlete based on the place that they earned. That athlete would not receive the highest awarded points from that event just because they are the only athlete that nominated.
The only instance where WCRA will issue a refund for a nomination is if the event that was nominated was cancelled or the athlete can provide a vet release or doctor release to prove they were not able to compete. If you ever have a request for a refund, email [email protected] immediately after you are unable to compete at a nominated event.
WCRA uses coupon codes for the following reasons:
To track nominations from different field representatives
In place of refunds for cancelled events or vet/doctor releases
Promotional, discount codes when coordinated with producers/organizations
If you are interested in seeing what current list of coupon codes are eligible, email [email protected].
The athlete with the most competition points in the WCRA virtual rodeo qualifier (VRQ) each week wins the weekly bonus. All athletes that have nominated an event in the WCRA VRQ are eligible to win the weekly bonus.
The athlete with the most competition points in the WCRA virtual rodeo qualifier (VRQ) each week wins the weekly bonus:
D1 – $500
D2 – $400
D3 – $250
D4 – $200
Click HERE for more info
An athlete must nominate an event they are competing at prior to the posted start time of the competition. WCRA has over 23,000 events in our database, but if you cannot find the event you are competing at, you are able to add the event into the WCRA Database by submitting the information to [email protected] Eligible rodeos or single discipline events must be an OPEN event per the sanctioning body or event producers ground rules. The results must be verifiable and public results (i.e. online or local newspaper). Once you pay your nomination fee, if you place in a paid position at the event, WCRA will input the results into its system, and your points will be applied during the weekly leaderboard update.
There are three categories of points an athlete can earn – Competition Points, Consolation Points, or Nomination Points. Only one category of points will be applied to the athlete based on their final position in the event results.
Note: Consolation points are given at alliance events only, nomination points are given at non-alliance events only.
Competition Points– Points earned for placing in up to 10 paid positions per the WCRA point system.
Consolation Points– Points earned at alliance events for nominations that do not result in earning competition points
Nomination Points– Points that are awarded when no competition points, nor consolation points are earned or awarded.
Visit HERE to see how point accreditation works.
Points are awarded in each go round up to the top 10 paid positions. This applies to all nine rodeo disciplines. Click HERE to view the point chart.
In the barrel racing, the top 10 placing paid positions are given WCRA points. For example, in a 4D race, if 10 places are paid in each D, then the 10 placing positions in the 1D will receive WCRA points. If 5 places are paid in a 4D, then the top 5 in the 1D and the top 5 in the 2D will receive WCRA points.
The number of points needed to advance to a WCRA event will vary per the number of athletes nominating events. Your position on the WCRA Leaderboard dictates your position in the WCRA event format.
For example (SEGMENT 7 FORMAT):
First place on the Leaderboard at end of Segment will automatically advance to the Segment Major. They will have the option to compete in the qualifying rounds.
1st place on the Leaderboard at the end of the Segment will qualify directly into the Major
1st – 64th place on the Leaderboard at the end of the Segment will qualify into the qualifying rounds.
ROUGH STOCK EVENTS:
Top 30 on the Leaderboard at the end of the Segment will qualify directly into the Major.
WCRA has created alliance partnerships with rodeo groups, committees, promoters, and single discipline-related organizations to create opportunities for members of these organizations to earn points beyond the WCRA “Competition Points.” The benefit of nominating an alliance event is that just by nominating, you are guaranteed to earn points once you have competed. These points are called “Consolation Points.” If an athlete nominates and competes at an alliance event, and does not place in a paid position, they will earn consolation points.
Division 1 – 7.5 consolation points
Division 2 – 4.5 consolation points
Division 3 – 3 consolation points
Division 4/DY – 1.5 consolation points
The WCRA data team updates the leaderboard on Thursday afternoons each week. If the team is unable to locate the results by Wednesday, they will contact the athlete via text message and give them one week to submit the results. If an athlete nominates an event but is unable to provide the results within that deadline, consolation or nomination points will be awarded.
Follow this link HERE to see how Division Rankings work – If the WCRA data entry team is unable to validate the payout to place the event into a Division Ranking, it will default as a Division 4.
Note: *Note: If an athlete manually adds an event into the VRQ, it defaults to a Division 2 and the athlete will be charged the nomination fee of $150. If the WCRA events team later reclassifies the event to another Division level, the athlete’s nomination fee will be adjusted to the appropriate amount.