World Champions Rodeo Alliance announced that in light of COVID-19 restrictions in the state of Washington, the Puget Sound Showdown will be replaced with a one-day $300,000 rodeo in Guthrie, OK at the Lazy E Arena on August 15. The “Stampede At The E” will be coupled with the renowned Bullnanza, creating a weekend of premier western sports action.

The Stampede At The E will be preceded by timed event and rough stock qualifier August 11-14 which will raise the week’s total payout upwards of $600,000.

What Do You Need to Know?

KEY DATES

Nominations Close: July 26 at 11:59 p.m.

Entry Dates: July 13 – August 5

Segment Six Leaderboard Finalized: July 30

Open Qualifiers: August 11-14

Stampede at the E One-Day $300,000 Rodeo: August 15

WHO CAN COMPETE?

The Stampede at the E is open to any athlete competing in bareback riding, women’s breakaway roping, saddle bronc riding, steer wrestling, tie-down roping, barrel racing, bull riding, and team roping.

Athletes from around the globe have the opportunity to compete in the Stampede at the E and may qualify and earn points by nominating their efforts through the WCRA Virtual Rodeo Qualifier (VRQ) until July 26 at 11:59 p.m. CT. The number one athlete on the segment six leaderboard in each discipline as of July 26 will earn a direct spot in the $300,000 main event.

WHAT IS THE PAYOUT?

Athletes will compete for their piece of the $300,000 purse. Athletes in each discipline will compete for share of $28,000 in the main event with the champions walking away with a minimum of $12,500 each.

Bull riders will compete for a total $78,000 purse as the $50,000 payout from Kansas City is carried over due to no qualified rides in the showdown round at the Royal City Roundup. The bull riding event champion will earn a minimum payout of $62,500.

The Stampede At The E will be preceded by timed event and rough stock qualifier August 11-14 which will raise the week’s total payout upwards of $600,000.

WHAT ARE THE NOMINATION DATES?

Athletes can nominate their efforts through the WCRA Virtual Rodeo Qualifier (VRQ) until July 26 at 11:59 p.m. CT. The number one athlete on the segment six leaderboard in each discipline as of July 26 will earn a direct spot in the $300,000 main event.

All athletes ranked 1-16 on the WCRA Leaderboard in timed events and 1-9 in rough stock will not be required to pay an entry fee.

NOMINATE HERE

HOW DO YOU EARN POINTS?

An athlete must nominate and earn points at any event with publicly verifiable results on the VRQ. Eligible events must be an OPEN event where all ages can compete. Once you pay your nomination fee, if you place in a paid position at the event, WCRA will input the results into its system, and your points will be applied during the weekly leaderboard update.

WHAT ARE THE ENTRY DATES?

Entries for the Open to the World pool will open July 13 at Noon CT and close August 5 at 5 p.m. CT. Entry fees for the open division will be $625 while DY fees will be $500. All entries will be taken on entrytool.com.

YOUTH OPPORTUNITY
  • Anyone 13 to 18 at the time of entry can enter – up to two times
  • Entries Open July 13 and close August 5. Visit EntryTool.com
  • Two rounds and an aggregate (number one athlete in each discipline advances to the main event.
  • The aggregate winners earn buckles and advance to the $300,000 Stampede At The E.

DY athletes ages 13-18 will have the option to enter in either the open pools or the DY pool. All youth athletes that have been participating in segment six have until Friday, July 10 to contact [email protected] to switch to the DY pool.

HOW MANY MAKE IT TO THE MAIN EVENT?

A total of 10 positions in each discipline will be available in the Stampede at The E with multiple combinations of pay-outs available throughout all stages of qualification.

ROUGH STOCK FORMAT

Rough stock athletes ranked 1-10 on the segment six WCRA leaderboard as of July 26 will earn a direct position into the $300,000 main event on August 15 with no entry fees.

TIMED EVENT FORMAT AND ENTRY FEES

WCRA Leaderboard Pool: 

  • Number one on the WCRA Leaderboard (as of July 26 cut-off) goes straight to the $300,000 Stampede At The E.
  • Leaderboard numbers 1-9 (which matches the original Tacoma qualifications) are seeded directly into the progressive round, with no entry fees
  • Leaderboard numbers 10-64 compete in two rounds and an aggregate prior to the Progressive round
    • WCRA Leaderboard athletes can also enter the Open Pool one time for a maximum of two entries

Open Entry: 

  • Anyone can enter – up to two times – No WCRA points needed
  • Entries Open July 13 and close August 5. Visit EntryTool.com
  • Two rounds and an aggregate advancing to the progressive round (up to 16)

 

WHAT ARE THE EVENT DATES?

Open Qualifiers: August 11-14

Stampede at the E One-Day $300,000 Rodeo: August 15

NEED MORE INFORMATION ON WCRA?

VISIT THE “HOW IT WORKS” PAGE TO LEARN MORE ABOUT NOMINATIONS AND EARNING POINTS

Event ground rules will be official information on format and progression