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

DY athletes (competing in timed events only) can enter the DY qualifying pool and compete in a two head aggregate where the number one youth athlete in each timed event discipline will advance to the main event and go head-to-head with the pros at the Stampede At The E for their share of the $28,000 per discipline.

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: 

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. All timed event athletes ranked 1-16 on the segment six leaderboard as of July 26 will not be required to pay an entry fee. All timed event athletes ranked 17-64 will be required to pay a reduced entry fee of $250. The confirmed athletes advancing through the WCRA Leaderboard will enter the event on August 4 at 9 a.m. CT through August 5 at 5 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. The number one athlete will also have the option to enter and compete in the qualifying rounds if they choose without forgoing their position.

All timed event athletes ranked in the top 64 on the leaderboard as of July 26 will compete in a separate pool. Following two-rounds of competition, 16 will advance to a one-run progressive round consisting of a single pool. The top four times in each discipline will advance to the main event, joining the number one athlete from the leaderboard, the number one DY athlete, and the four open pool qualifiers.

Open Entry: 

All timed event athletes competing in the Open To The World Qualifying Pools will compete in two rounds of competition with 16 athletes advancing to the progressive round of competition.

In the progressive round- the 16 athletes from the open pools in each discipline will compete in a single pool with the top four advancing to the main event.

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.

 

WHAT ARE THE EVENT DATES?

Open Qualifiers: August 11-14

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

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