WCRA and PBR have announced a revolutionary event in women’s rodeo- the Women’s Rodeo World Championship. A first-of-its-kind, the event is open to any female athlete in the world competing in breakaway roping, barrel racing, and team roping.

What Do You Need to Know?

KEY DATES

Schedule of Key Dates And Deadlines:

• May 18, 2020 @ 12:00pm – WCRA Segment W20 nominations open

• July 27, 2020 @ 12:00pm CT – Open to the World – Early Entries

• August 17, 2020 @ 5:01pm CT – Open to the World – Mid-Term Entries

• August 31, 2020 @ 5:01pm CT – Open to the World – Entries

• October 11, 2020 at 11:59pm CT – WCRA Segment W20 nominations close

• October 18, 2020 @ 11:59pm CT – Open to the World – Entries Close

• October 20, 2020 @ Noon CT – WCRA pool – Entries Open

• October 22, 2020 @ 5 p.m. CT – WCRA Pool – Entries Close

• October 26, 2020 @ Noon CT – Open to the World – Late Entries Open

• October 30, 2020 @ 5:00pm CT – Open to the World – Late Entries Close

• TBD – WCRA Pool & Fast Track Pool – Team Roping Pairings

WHO CAN COMPETE?

The world championship event is open to any female athlete over the age of 13 years old competing in breakaway roping, barrel racing, team roping is eligible.  The official event ground rules are available for review HERE.  If you have event questions, please send them to [email protected]

WHAT IS THE PAYOUT?

The event will award a $750,000 guaranteed payout with equal money in all four disciplines. The event will also award a $20,000 bonus to the Women’s Rodeo All-Around Champion.

MAIN EVENT PAYOUT – $136,000 per discipline

  • 1stPlace – $60,000
  • 2ndPlace – $20,000
  • 3rdPlace – $12,500
  • 4thPlace – $10,000
  • 5thPlace – $7,500
  • 6thPlace – $5,000 Guaranteed Appearance Fee
  • 7th-9thPlace – $2,000 Each – Guaranteed Appearance Fee
  • 10th-12thPlace – $1,500 Each – Guaranteed Appearance Fee
  • 13th-18thPlace – $1,000 Each – Guaranteed Appearance Fee
  • 19th-24thPlace – $750 Guaranteed Appearance Fee Each

 

FULL EVENT PAYOUT HERE.

WHAT ARE THE NOMINATION DATES?

The 2020 Women’s Rodeo World Championship Leaderboard will run from May 18 starting at Noon CT and will remain open until October 11 at 11:59 p.m. To participate in the WCRA, an athlete just needs to register as a user in the WCRA Virtual Rodeo Qualifier (VRQ). No membership dues or fees required. Visit app.wcrarodeo.com to register.

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?

Open entries for the event will begin on July 27 at Noon and close on October 18 at 11:59 p.m. CT. Early entry fees will be discounted to $500 until August 17 when they increase to $625 – in addition, the first 20 entries per discipline will receive an official WRWC contestant vest. Full price entry fees will go into effect on August 31 and rise to $750 until books close. All entries will be taken through entrytool.com.

WHERE DO YOU ENTER?

All entries will be taken through entrytool.com. Open entries for the event will begin on July 27 at 12:00 pm CT and close on October 18 at 11:59 p.m. CT.

HOW MANY MAKE IT TO THE MAIN EVENT?

A total of 24 total positions in each of the four disciplines will be available in the main event with multiple combinations of pay-outs available throughout all stages.

WHAT ARE THE EVENT DATES?

November 3-5: Qualifier Dates

November 6 -7: Women’s Rodeo World Championship Main Event

ENTRY PACKAGE DETAILS

WCRA and PBR will offer a limited number of entry and room packages for athletes. Select packages include: entry into the WRWC, stall for the week, hotel room, event merchandise or vest, and PBR Unleash The Beast World Finals tickets. Packages will be available, offered on a first-come, first-served basis.

WRWC Gold Package includes ($1500):

  • 1 Entry into WRWC
  • Stall fees for the week
  • Hotel room for Tues-Thurs with the option to extend if they win (small %).
  • Event Vest
  • World Finals tickets for Wed and Thursday (1 for each day)

WRWC Silver Package includes ($1300):

  • 1 Entry into WRWC
  • Stall fees for the week
  • Exclusive event merchandise
  • World Finals tickets for Wed and Thursday (1 for each day)

HOW DO I MAKE IT TO THE MAIN EVENT?

WCRA LEADERBOARD

All disciplines will feature two main pathways to the WRWC main event.

Athletes who earn the top four spots in each discipline on the WCRA Leaderboard at the end of the nomination period will be directly seeded into the main event while athletes 5-64 on the leaderboard will compete in a qualifying pool. The 60 athletes in the WCRA pool will compete in a three-round progressive format with six advancing to the WRWC main event.

All athletes advancing through the WCRA Leaderboard will not be required to pay an entry fee. NOMINATE HERE

NOMINATE WIN AND YOU’RE IN (NYWI)

Up to 16 athletes per discipline can earn a NWYI (nominate win and you’re in) through select events found below. The top four in the NWYI fast track earn a spot in the main event.

Any athletes advancing through NWYI events will not be required to pay an entry fee.

Advancing positions out of the fast track pool will be based on the total number of NWYI positions coming into the event.

Barrel Racing
Event Name Event Date Location
Idaho Equine Race for The Cash OPEN Barrel Race 6/12/20 Homedale, ID
Extreme Million Finals 6/22- 6/28 Salina , Ut
Bonus Race World Finals Open Race 6/24/20 Tusla, OK
RBR Open Barrel Races. Open 5D. 6/27/20 Chickasha, Ok
Lightning Bar B-There Barrel Bash 6/28/20 Stephenville
Strobels Let Freedom Ring OPEN Barrel Race 7/4-7/5 Scapoose, OR
NBHA  Summer Run Super Show Open 7/4/20 Perry, GA
The IBF Sponsor Appreciation  Race 7/11/20 Nampa
NBHA Professional’s Choice Vegas 8/7/20 Las Vegas, NV
NBHA Professional’s Choice Vegas Open Race 8/8/20
Cascade Invitational 8/8/20 Powell Butte, OR
NBHA Professional’s Choice Vegas Open Barrel Race 8/9/20 Las Vegas, NV
The Mega Open Barrel Race 8/19/20 Jackson , MS
NBHA Waco 9/25/20 Waco, TX
WSGBTR   – NRS Finals 10/10/20 Decatur, TX

 

BREAKAWAY ROPING 
Event Name Event Date Location
Barry Burk OPEN Ladies Breakaway 5/25/20 Ardmore, OK
The Spoke Ladies Breakaway 5/30/20 HotSprings, AR
HJK Productions 6/21/20 Bonham, Tx
Bob Feist Invitational 6/25/20 Guthrie, OK
Rocky Top Super Q – JX2 Events 7/4/20 Cleveland, TN
Cowgirls Association Roping 7/4/20 Decatur, TX
Cody Ohl- Open Breakaway 7/12/20 San Antonio
Bex’s Best Breakaway 7/18/20 Cheyenne, WY
The Daddy – JX2 Events – Cheyenne, WY 7/20/20 Cheyenne, WY
TBD Name – JX2 Events – Memphis, TN 8/8/20 Memphis, TN
Northern BAW Championship 8/28/20 Rapid City, SD
WSGBTR   – Greeley CO 9/9/20 Greeley, Co
John Wayne Hampton Memorial 9/13/20 Stephenville, TX
WSGBTR   – NRS Finals 10/10/20 Decatur, TX

 

TEAM ROPING
EVENT NAME EVENT DATE LOCATION
HILL PRODUCTIONS ALL GIRL TEAM ROPING (OPEN) 5/22/20 HAMILTON, TX
HILL PRODUCTIONS ALL GIRL TEAM ROPING (#9.5 INCENTIVE) 5/22/20 HAMILTON, TX
THE SPOKE INVITATIONAL TEAM ROPING (OPEN) 5/30/20 HOT SPRINGS, AR
THE SPOKE INVITATIONAL TEAM ROPING (#9.5 INCENTIVE) 5/30/20 HOT SPRINGS, AR
GO ROPE ALL GIRLS ROPING (OPEN – ONLY) 5/30 – 5/31 STAR, ID
BOB FEIST INVITATIONAL (OPEN) 6/21- 6/25 GUTHRIE
BOB FEIST INVITATIONAL (#9.5 INCENTIVE) 6/21- 6/25 GUTHRIE
ROCKY TOP SUPER Q (OPEN) 7/4/20 CLEVELAND, TN
ROCKY TOP SUPER Q (#9.5 INCENTIVE) 7/4/20 CLEVELAND, TN
JX2 THE DADDY TEAM ROPING (OPEN) 7/20/20 CHEYENNE, WY
JX2 THE DADDY TEAM ROPING (#9.5 INCENTIVE) 7/20/20 CHEYENNE, WY
JX2USTRC/WSTR, MEMPHIS, TN  (OPEN) 8/8/20 MEMPHIS, TN
JX2 USTRC/WSTR, MEMPHIS, TN  (#9.5 INCENTIVE) 8/8/20 MEMPHIS, TN
NORTHERN TR CHAMPIONSHIP (OPEN) 8/28/20 TBD
NORTHERN TR CHAMPIONSHIP (#9.5 INCENTIVE) 8/28/20 TBD
OPEN POOLS

Athletes are eligible to receive one qualification into the Main Event of the Women’s Rodeo World Championship. Multiple entries are permitted in the qualifying rounds. For more information about how many times an athlete can enter in each round, refer to the ground rules.

Athletes will also have an opportunity to earn a spot in the main event through the “Open to the World Qualifying Pools”, which will be placed into pro and challenger divisions. All athletes in the Open to the World Qualifying Pools will compete in two rounds of competition with 18 athletes per pool advancing to the progressive round. Those who do not advance to the progressive round have the option to re-enter in a redemption round.

WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF ADVANCING THROUGH NOMINATING AND ADVANCING THROUGH WCRA?
Pathway Fees Stalls Hotel
WCRA Leaderboard #1-4 Complimentary Complimentary Complimentary x3 nights
NWYI Seeded Qualifications Complimentary Complimentary Self
WCRA Leaderboard #5-64 Complimentary (1x) Self Self
Open Entries Self Self Self
Re-Entries (any) Self

 

 

 

 

VIEW PROGRESSION HERE:

TEAM ROPING AND BREAKAWAY PROGRESSION (VIEW STATIC VERSION HERE)
BARREL RACING PROGRESSION (VIEW STATIC VERSION HERE)

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