Rodeo Corpus Christi and WCRA have recently announced the increased payout of over $600,500 in prize money for the 2024 WCRA Triple Crown of Rodeo Event. The May 7-11 lineup of events will also now include the CEAT Specialty Tires Division Youth Showcase Rodeo. Rodeo Corpus Christi coincides with the annual Buc Days Festival and the PBR Velocity Tour Finals at the American Bank Center on the picturesque Corpus Christi Bayfront.

Event Facts

Event Format

The Timed Event Qualifying rounds will be substituted with a Wild Card Round. Rodeo Corpus Christi will commence the nightly performances on Wednesday with the “Wild Card” round of competition.

During this round, 12 athletes in each discipline will compete for just four spots in the rodeo’s upcoming performances on Thursday and Friday. If these athletes succeed in progressing, they will join the top eight on the WCRA Leaderboard for the subsequent two performances.

  • May 7-8 Wild Card Round: 16 athletes per discipline
  • May 9-10 Progressive Rounds: 12 athletes per discipline
  • May 11 Showdown Round: 7 athletes per discipline
  • May 11 Triple Crown of Rodeo Round: 3 athletes per discipline

Event Progression HERE

Event Schedule
  •  Wild Card Round – May 7-8 – 7:00 PM (a portion of the Wild Card round will be held during the DY Showcase performance on May 7.)
  • Progressive Round 1 – May 9 – 7:00 PM
  • Progressive Round 2 – May 10 – 7:00 PM
  • Showdown & Triple Crown of Rodeo Rounds – May 11 – 7:00 PM
  • Triple Crown of Rodeo Event: $545,500
  • DY Showcase: $55,000

Who Qualifies
  • Roughstock:  20 leaderboard athletes
  • Timed Events: 20 leaderboard athletes
  • Last Chance Qualifiers – 4 per discipline
Kid Rock N Roll Rodeo

The first and second place athletes from Rodeo Corpus Christi will qualify to the 2024 WCRA Kid Rock N Roll Rodeo Team, “The Free Riders”.

Must be 18 years of age on May 17, 2024 to be eligible

Last Chance Qualifier

Enter the Rodeo Corpus Last Chance Qualifier Side Pot. The highest placing athlete in each discipline at the listed events will earn a position in the Wild Card Round at Rodeo Corpus Christi.


Last Chance Qualifier Sidepots: 

  • San Angelo, TX – April 5-19
  • Logandale, NV – April 10-14
  • McDonald, TN – April 26-27
  • Guymon, OK – May 3-5


Bull Riding and PBR World Finals

The Rodeo Corpus Christi Bull Riding Champion will qualify to the PBR World Finals Redemption Rounds May 15-16 at Cowtown Coliseum in Fort Worth, Texas.

The top five finishers at the Redemption Rounds will go onto AT&T Stadium and Championship Weekend.

All Event Info HERE

Division Youth Event

In addition to the $545,500 Triple Crown of Rodeo, a purse of over $55,000 will be awarded to WCRA Division Youth (DY) athletes at the inaugural Rodeo Corpus Christi CEAT Specialty Tires DY Showcase Rodeo. This youth rodeo showcase will take place in a special Tuesday night performance in the American Bank Center, followed by a live concert.


ENTRY FEES: Those who qualify will be required to pay a $300 entry fee (100% payback). The event will be one round of competition and is highlighted by $28,600 added money ($2,600 added per discipline) with each event champion taking home a minimum of $2,000.  NOMINATION IS INCLUDED INTO THE ENTRY FEE

Event Ground Rules

View Ground Rules HERE