Rodeo Corpus Christi will be the first 2021 WCRA Major Rodeo and the first stop of the 2021 Triple Crown of Rodeo (excluding the steer roping).  

The Triple Crown of Rodeo Event will pay out over $545,000 and will be held in conjunction with a PBR event during The Buccaneer Days Festival in Corpus Christi, Texas May 6-9, 2021 at the American Bank Center.

The Triple Crown of Rodeo 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 

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

SCHEDULE OF KEY DATES AND DEADLINES
  • July 27, 2020 – WCRA Segment 7 (S7) Nominations Open
  • April 11, 2021 – WCRA Segment 7 Nominations Close
  • April 11, 2021 – WCRA DY Segment Nominations Close
  • April 15, 2021 – WCRA Segment 7 and DY Leaderboards Final
  • April 16, 2021 – WCRA Team Pairing Opens
  • April 19, 2021 – WCRA Team Pairing Closes
  • April 21, 2021 – Rodeo Corpus Christi Entries Open
  • April 23, 2021 – Rodeo Corpus Christi Entries Close
  • May 3 – 9 AM (Steer Roping)
  • May 4- 9:00 AM (Round 1 –  Timed Event Qualifying Round)
  • May 5- 9:00 AM (Round 2 – Timed Event Qualifying Round)
  • May 6 – 7:00 PM  (Progressive Round)
  • May 7 – 7:00 PM (Progressive Round)
  • May 8 – 7:00 PM (Progressive Round)
  • May 9 – 3:00 PM (Showdown Round)
PERFORMANCE TIMES

Qualifying Rounds for the timed event competition will occur in Robstown, Texas at Richard M. Borchard Regional Fair Grounds May 3-6.

  • May 3 – 9 AM (Steer Roping)
  • May 4- 9:00 AM (Round 1 –  Timed Event Qualifying Round)
  • May 5- 9:00 AM (Round 2 – Timed Event Qualifying Round)

AMERICAN BANK CENTER:

  • May 6 – 7:00 PM  (Progressive Round)
  • May 7 – 7:00 PM (Progressive Round)
  • May 8 – 7:00 PM (Progressive Round)
  • May 9 – 3:00 PM (Showdown Round)
PAYOUT PER DISCIPLINE

PAYOUT PER DISCIPLINE:

  • Bareback: $47,000
  • Saddle Bronc: $47,000
  • Bull Riding: $47,000
  • Team Roping Heading: $58,500
  • Team Roping Heeling: $58,500
  • Tie-Down: $58,500
  • Steer Wrestling: $58,500
  • Barrel Racing: $58,500
  • Steer Roping: $47,000
WCRA NOMINATION DATES

Athletes are eligible to nominate their competitive efforts in the Virtual Rodeo Qualifier (VRQ) until April 11, 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.

DY (YOUTH) ATHLETE INFORMATION

Youth athletes age 13-18 will have an opportunity to compete in the $545,000 Rodeo Corpus Christi and a $21,000 DY incentive. The top 12 timed event athletes on the WCRA DY Segment 7 Leaderboard as of April 11 will participate in the qualifying rounds and be eligible for their own incentive purse as well as having the same opportunity to advance through the entire rodeo.

ELIGIBLE ATHLETES

Bareback, Saddle Bronc, Bull Riding:

  • Up to Top 30 from WCRA Segment 7 Leaderboard
  • #1 Segment 7 Leaderboard athlete seeded in Showdown Round and is eligible to participate in Progressive Round for payout

Heading, Heeling, Tie-Down, Steer Wrestling, Barrel Racing, Steer Roping:

  • Up to Top 64 from WCRA Segment 7 Leaderboard and up to Top 12 from WCRA DY Leaderboard
  • #1 Segment 7 Leaderboard athlete seeded in Showdown Round and is eligible to participate in Qualifying Rounds and Progressive Round for payout
  • #2-4 Segment 7 Leaderboard athlete seeded in Progressive Round and is eligible to participate in Qualifying Rounds for payout.

Steer Roping:

  • Up to Top 64 from WCRA Segment 7 Leaderboard
  • #1 Segment 7 Leaderboard athlete seeded in Showdown Round and is eligible to participate in Progressive Round for payout
  • #2-4 Segment 7 Leaderboard athlete seeded in Progressive Round and is eligible to participate in Qualifying Rounds for payout
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

 

ENTRY FEES
  • Complimentary entry fees for all eligible athletes
  • Steer Roping discipline will have a stock charge of $115
EVENT FORMAT

BB, SB, BR: One (1) round with eligible athletes advancing to subsequent rounds

  • Advancement to subsequent rounds based on competition per official ground rules

TD, SW, TR, BAW – Two (2) Qualifying Rounds with eligible athletes advancing to subsequent rounds

  • Advancement to subsequent rounds based on competition per official ground rules

GBR – One (1) Qualifying Round with eligible athletes advancing to subsequent rounds

  • Advancement to subsequent rounds based on competition per official ground rules

SR – Two (2) Qualifying Rounds with eligible athletes advancing to subsequent rounds

  • Advancement to subsequent rounds based on competition per official ground rules
  • All rounds of competition will be held at the Richard Borchard Fairgrounds Equestrian Center Complex in Robstown, TX.
ARENAS

MAY 3-5

TIMED EVENT QUALIFYING ROUNDS – Richard M. Borchard Regional Fairgrounds, 1213 Terry Shamsie Blvd, Robstown, TX 78380

MAY 6-9

PERFORMANCES – American Bank Center, 1901 N. Shoreline Blvd, Corpus Christi, TX 78401