Rodeo Corpus Christi and WCRA have recently announced the increased payout to over $600,000 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.
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 11 Showdown Round: 7 athletes
- May 11 Triple Crown of Rodeo Round: 3 athletes
- Triple Crown of Rodeo Event: $545,500
- DY Showcase: $55,000
- Roughstock: 20 leaderboard athletes
- Timed Events: 20
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.