WCRA will join forces with PBR for the revolutionary new Kid Rock’s Rock N Rodeo, a reimagined rodeo produced by PBR in partnership with Kid Rock. Six teams, each led by a legendary rodeo head coach, will compete in bracket-style competition at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas on May 17 for a $1 million purse.

EVENT INFO

Who Qualifies For the Free Riders Team?

The 2024 WCRA Team, “The Free Riders”, will qualify to the team as the first and second place athletes from Rodeo Corpus Christi.

The only path for non-drafted contestants to compete is by declaring eligibility through the WCRA’s state of the art Virtual Rodeo Qualifier (VRQ) and earning a leaderboard position in the top 20 at Rodeo Corpus Christi on May 8-11, 2024.

Rodeo Corpus Christi Nominations

Nominations for the May 8-11 Rodeo Corpus Christi are open now and will close on April 7, 2024, at 11:59 p.m.

The only path for non-drafted contestants to compete is by declaring eligibility through the WCRA’s state of the art Virtual Rodeo Qualifier (VRQ) and earning a leaderboard position in the top 20 at Rodeo Corpus Christi on May 8-11, 2024.

Event Disciplines

The six teams comprised of two athletes per discipline will go head-to-head in a team format, competing in a bracket-style competition featuring Kid Rock live in concert.

  • Barrel racing
  • Bareback riding
  • Saddle bronc riding
  • Tie-down roping
  • Team roping
  • Steer wrestling
  • Breakaway roping
Event Payout

The $1 million purse for Kid Rock’s Rock N Rodeo will be broken out with $500,000 going to the winning team, and the remaining $500,000 will be paid out to competitors and coaches in various ways.

Total winning team 500,000
BAREBACK ATHLETE 1 27,778
BAREBACK ATHLETE 2 27,778
STEER WRESTLING 1 27,778
STEER WRESTLING 2 27,778
TEAM ROPING HEADER 1 27,778
EAM ROPING HEADER 2 27,778
EAM ROPING HEELER 1 27,778
EAM ROPING HEELER 2 27,778
SADDLE BRONC 1 27,778
SADDLE BRONC 2 27,778
BREAKAWAY ROPING 1 27,778
BREAKAWAY ROPING 2 27,778
TIE-DOWN ROPING 1 27,778
TIE-DOWN ROPING 2 27,778
BARREL RACING 1 27,778
BARREL RACING 2 27,778
HEAD COACH 27,778
ASSISTANT COACH 27,778
Appearance Bonus Guaranteed to every Non-Winning Contestant 320,000 $4,000 per Contestant

 

Event Format

Each discipline will be showcased as the teams battle through the first three rounds of competition. All teams will go head-to-head in a randomly seeded Round 1, with the winning team from each showdown automatically advancing.

The top performer of the three losing teams will earn a Wild Card berth in Round 2. The four advancing teams will then compete head-to-head in Round 2, with the winners earning a spot in the final round, determining the discipline victor – each discipline finish earns points for each team to qualify to the ultimate TEAM SHOWDOWN – the Top 2 Teams competing one final time for the Team title.

EVENT BRACKET HERE

Last Chance Qualifers

WCRA will also announce four last-chance qualifiers for the 2024 event in the coming months.