The WCRA has announced that the $562,500 2021 Days of ’47 Cowboy Games and Rodeo will play host to the second stop to the WCRA’s Triple Crown of Rodeo (TCR) during the 2021 season. The TCR is an annual bonus that will pay $1 Million to any one athlete or collection of athletes who win first place in any three consecutive WCRA Major Rodeos.

The Days of ’47 Cowboy Games & Rodeo takes place July 20-24 at the state-of-the-art Days of ’47 Arena at the Utah State Fairpark in Salt Lake City.


What Are The Nomination Dates?

Athletes are eligible to nominate their competitive efforts in the Virtual Rodeo Qualifier (VRQ) until June 27, 2021 at 11:59 pm CT.

With the launch of the new VRQ point structure in December, WCRA is requiring all athletes to earn a minimum amount of points to be eligible to compete at TCR events without penalty.
  • Open athletes must earn a minimum of 15 points
  • Youth athletes must earn a minimum of 7 points

EXAMPLE: If an athlete qualifies to compete in a TCR event on the Leaderboard or as an alternate, BUT has not met this minimum point threshold, they will be required to pay a $300 penalty fee.

What is The Payout?

The total event payout will be $562,500 ($62,500 per discipline) with the payout per round as follows:

Each semi-final performance:

  • 1st place: $1,600 (per man)
  • 2nd place: $1,200 (per man)
  • 3rd place: $800 (per man)
  • 4th place: $400 (per man)

Gold Medal Round Payout Breakdown:

  • 1st place: $25,000 plus a Gold Medal (per man)
  • 2nd place: $12,500 plus a Silver Medal (per man)
  • 3rd place: $6,000 plus a Bronze Medal (per man)
  • 4th place: $3,000 (per man)

Each champion will walk away with a minimum of $25,000 and a coveted DO47 Gold Medal.

Pioneer Bonus

Every contestant competing in the semi-final round of the Days of ’47 Cowboy Games and Rodeo will have the opportunity to receive a $500 Pioneer Bonus. Those that advance on and compete in the Gold Medal Round will receive another $750 Pioneer Bonus.

How Many Qualify?
  • Top 24 in Rough Stock disciplines from the Days of ’47 (segment 8) Leaderboard
  • Top 24 in Timed Event disciplines from the Days of ’47 (segment 8) Leaderboard
  • DO47 Invites: Eight athletes in each discipline will be qualified via the DO47 Committee parameters to include the top three medalists in each discipline from the 2019 event, along with the top five athletes in the 2021 PRCA, WPRA and PBR world standings, respectively as of June 28.

*Athletes are allowed one entry per discipline

NOTE: THE No. 1 athlete as of July 1, 2021 in each discipline will be seeded into Final Round (Team Roping is based on combined team point total)

What Are The Key Dates?
  • April 5, 2021 – WCRA Segment 8 (S8) Nominations Opened
  • June 27, 2021 @ 11:59pm CT – WCRA Segment 8 (S8) Nominations Close
  • June 28, 2021 – Top 5 qualifiers from PBR, PRCA and WPRA will be determined based on their released updated standings
  • June 29, 2021 @ 2pm MDT – Preliminary WCRA Leaderboard Update
    • All WCRA athletes have from Tuesday, June 29 at 2pm MDT – Wednesday, June 30 at 2pm MDT to email [email protected] to declare a dispute in the results. After this deadline, all points on the WCRA S8 Leaderboard are final.
  • July 1, 2021 @ 1pm MDT – All Outside Qualifier intent to compete notification deadline
  • July 1, 2021 @ 1pm MDT – WCRA S8 Leaderboard Final
  • July 2, 2021 @ 10am MDT– Team Roping Pairing Opens
  • July 5, 2021 @ 5pm MDT – Team Roping Pairing Closes
  • July 6, 2021 @ Noon MDT – DO47 Entries Open
  • July 8, 2021 @ 5:00pm MDT – DO47 Entries Close
  • July 9, 2021 @ Noon MDT – Call backs go out
  • July 9, 2021 @ Noon MDT – Trade Period Opens
  • July 18, 2021 @ 5:00pm MDT – Trade Period Closes
  • July 20-23 @ 7:30 p.m. MDT – Semifinals Performances
  • July 24 @ 7:30 p.m. MDT – Gold Medal Round
What is The Format?

Gold Medal Round (final round 7/24)

Semifinals Performances (7/20 – 23)

A total of 32 athletes (eight athletes per night) in each of the nine disciplines will compete in the semi-final performances with the fastest time or highest score in each discipline of each performance advancing to the Gold Medal Round. The three fastest times or highest scores, from all the semi-final performances combined, not already advancing, will also advance to the Gold Medal Round. The seven qualifiers from the semi-finals round along with the WCRA Leaderboard No. 1 will create for a total of eight athletes competing in each discipline of the Gold Medal Round.

Triple Crown of Rodeo Information
  • Athletes that are entered in a TCR event as an “Outside Qualifier” (also known as an “event invitee”), must meet the minimum qualification requirements to participate in a TCR event including, but not limited to, earning the minimum required VRQ points per the event ground rules and nominate the TCR event in the VRQ.
  • Any outside qualifiers that have not participated in the S8 leaderboard will be required to nominate Days of ’47 rodeo and pay an additional fee of $300.

Triple Crown of Rodeo Rules