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?
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 2, 2020 @ 5:01pm CT – Request for a Nomination Refund
- October 18, 2020 at 11:59pm CT – WCRA Segment W20 nominations close
- October 25, 2020 @ 11:59pm CT – Open to the World – Entries Close
- October 27, 2020 @ Noon CT – WCRA pool – Entries Open
- October 29, 2020 @ 5 p.m. CT – WCRA Pool – Entries Close
- November 2, 2020 @ Noon CT – Open to the World – Late Entries Open
- November 6, 2020 @ 5:00pm CT – Open to the World – Late Entries Close (NO WALK-UP ENTRIES)
- TBD – WCRA Pool & Fast Track Pool – Team Roping Pairings
In an effort to create more opportunities for all women rodeo athletes, the WCRA has launched a tiering system based on earnings and rankings in the respective disciplines at this first-ever Women’s Rodeo World Championship (WRWC). This tiering system will level the playing field by dividing the pro and challenger athletes into their respective pools in the WRWC qualifying rounds and give each group a direct path to compete at center stage.
All Challenger info can be found HERE.
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.
- 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.
The 2020 Women’s Rodeo World Championship Leaderboard will run from May 18 starting at Noon CT and will remain open until October 18 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.
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.
Open entries for the event will begin on July 27 at Noon and close on October 25 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. (NO WALK-UP ENTRIES)
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 25 at 11:59 p.m. CT.
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.
November 8-12: Will Rogers Memorial Center (Qualifier Rounds, Main Event Top 24 and Top 12)
November 13-15: AT&T Center (Main Event Top 6 Championship Round)
HOW DO I MAKE IT TO THE MAIN EVENT?
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
- 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.
NWYI events and guidelines below:
|EVENT NAME||EVENT DIVISION||EVENT DATE||LOCATION||WINNER (IF APPLICABLE)|
|BIG REWARDS BARREL RACES (BRBR) SPRING SHOWDOWN OPEN BARREL RACE||D1 – $200 FEE||5/29/20||UNADILLA, GA||VOIDED – NO NOMINATIONS|
|RUBY BUCKLE REGIONAL OPEN BARREL RACE -6/5-7||D1 – $200 FEE||6/5/20||GUTHRIE, OK||VOIDED – WINNER DID NOT NOMINATE|
|IDAHO EQUINE RACE FOR THE CASH OPEN BARREL RACE – 6/12-13||D2 – $150 FEE||6/12/20||HOMEDALE, ID||JESSIE TELFORD|
|DWPH FIESTA OPEN BARREL RACE SAT/SUN||D2 – $150 FEE||6/13/20||PORTERVILLE,CA||VOIDED – WINNER DID NOT NOMINATE|
|DWPH FIESTA OPEN BARREL RACE SAT/SUN||D2 – $150 FEE||6/14/20||PORTERVILLE,CA||VOIDED – WINNER DID NOT NOMINATE|
|EXTREME MILLION FINALS – 6/22||D1 – $200 FEE||6/22/20||SALINA , UT||WENDA JOHNSON|
|BONUS RACE WORLD FINALS OPEN RACE – 6/24 – 28||D2 – $150 FEE||6/24/20||TUSLA, OK||RANDEE PRINDLE|
|RBR OPEN BARREL RACES. OPEN 5D. – 6/27||D2 – $150 FEE||6/27/20||CHICKASHA, OK||DANYELLE CAMPBELL|
|LIGHTNING BAR B-THERE BARREL BASH||D3 – $100 FEE||6/28/20||STEPHENVILLE||ARIANNA FLYNN|
|STROBELS LET FREEDOM RING OPEN BARREL RACE||D2 – $150 FEE||7/4//2020||SCAPOOSE, OR||VOIDED – NO WINNER|
|LET FREEDOM RING||D2 – $150 FEE||7/5/20||SCAPOOSE, OR||VOIDED – NO WINNER|
|NBHA SUMMER RUN SUPER SHOW OPEN – 7/4 PERRY GA||D2 – $150 FEE||7/4/20||PERRY, GA||VOIDED – NO WINNER|
|IDAHO BARREL FUTURITY APPRECIATION OPEN BARREL RACE||D3 – $100 FEE||7/11/20||NAMPA||VOIDED – NO WINNER|
|SPIN 3 PRODUCTIONS CHEYENNE SHOWDOWN OPEN BARREL RACE||D3 – $100 FEE||7/25-7/26 2020||CHEYENNE, WY||BAILEY MCCAUGHEY|
|GRID IRON OPEN||D2 – $150 FEE||HURON SD||VOIDED – NO WINNER|
|GRID IRON OPEN||D2 – $150 FEE||8/2/20||HURON SD||VOIDED – NO WINNER|
|LUCKY DOG PRODUCTIONS RUNNIN WITH THE PACK SAT/SUN W20 NWYI||D2 – $150 FEE||8/2/20||MEMPHIS, TN||VOIDED – NO WINNER|
|SANCTUARY BARREL RACE||D2 – $150 FEE||8/8 2020||POWELL BUTTE||VOIDED – NO WINNER|
|STAMPEDE AT THE E||D1 – $200 FEE||8/11/15||GUTHRIE, OK||MICHELLE DARLING|
|THE MEGA||D1 – $200 FEE||8/20-22/2020||VOIDED – NO WINNER|
|BARREL OF GOLD – OPEN||D2 – $150 FEE||8/22/20||SILESIA MT||VOID – NO WINNER|
|BARREL OF GOLD – OPEN||D2 – $150 FEE||8/23/20||SILESIA MT||VOID – NO WINNER|
|BARREL OF GOLD – GUNSLINGER||D1 – $200 FEE||8/23/20||SILESIA MT||VOID – NO WINNER|
|WSGBTR / LONESTAR ARENA||D4 – $50 FEE||8/29/20||STEPHENVILLE, TX||KARI BROUGH|
|MPRA/ JERALD SMITH MEMORIAL||D3- $100 FEE||9/3-5/2020||MT PLEASANT, TX||BECKY MAASS|
|CBT – SUPER SIDE POT – ON SATURDAY||D4 – $50 FEE||9/5-6/2020||AMARLLO , TX||VOID – NO WINNER|
|CBT – SUPER SIDEPOT||D4 – $50 FEE||9/5-6/2020||AMARILLO, TX||VOID – NO WINNER|
|CBT – DOUBLE DASH – MAIN RACE OVERALL WINNER||D1 – $200 FEE||9/5-6/2020||AMARILLO, TX||VOIDED – NO WINNER|
|ANHA CHRIS WOODRUF. WACO||D1 – $200 FEE||9/5-6/2020||WACO, TX||VOIDED – NO WINNER|
|STOCKYARDS RODEO||D4 – $50 FEE||9/11/20||FT WORTH||VOID – NO WINNER|
|STOCKYARDS RODEO||D4 – $50 FEE||9/12/20||FT WORTH||Shaylee Hindman|
|STOCKYARDS RODEO||D4 – $50 FEE||9/18/20||FT WORTH||VOID – NO WINNER|
|STOCKYARDS RODEO||D4 – $50 FEE||9/19/20||FT WORTH||VOID – NO WINNER|
|REVOLUTIONARY BARRAL RACE WARM UP RACE||D3 – $100 FEE||9/18/20||GLEN ROSE||VOID – NO WINNER|
|REVOLUTIONARY BARRAL RACE FINALE 2D||D1 – $200 FEE||9/19-20/2020||GLEN ROSE||VOID – NO WINNER|
|REVOLUTIONARY BARRAL RACE 4D||D1 – $200 FEE||9/19-20/2020||GLEN ROSE||VOID – NO WINNER|
|NBHA -WACO||D2 – $150 FEE||9/25/20||WACO, TX|
|NRS FINALS||10/10/20||DECATUR, TX|
|Event Name||Event Date||Venue||Location||Winner (if applicable)|
|Chris Neals Open Ladies Breakaway||5/24/20||Lazy E Arena||Guthrie, OK||VOIDED – WINNER DID NOT NOMINATE|
|Barry Burk OPEN Ladies Breakaway||5/25/20||Ardmore, OK||Beau Peterson|
|Worlds Richest Open Breakaway||5/28/20||BILLINGS, MT||VOIDED – WINNER DID NOT NOMINATE|
|The Spoke/ 5/30 Ladies Breakaway||5/30/20||Hot Springs Ark||HotSprings, AR||Shelby Boisjoli|
|HJK Productions||6/21/20||Kueckelhan Ranch||Bonham, Tx||Kelsie Chace|
|Bob Feist Invitational||6/25/20||Lazy E Arena||Guthrie, OK||Amanda Coleman|
|Rocky Top Super Q – JX2 Events – Cleveland, TN||7/4/20||Cleveland, TN||Casey Allen|
|Cowgirls Association Roping – Decatur, TX||7/4/20||NRS Arena||Decatur, TX||JJ Hampton|
|Cody Ohl- Open Breakaway / CPRA enter 2x||7/12/20||Rose Palace||San Antonio||Kelsie Chace|
|Bex’s Best Breakaway||7/18/20||Torrington,WY||Cheyenne, WY||Voided no winner|
|JX2 Productions Big Daddy Open Breakaway||7/20/20||Laramie County, CC||Cheyenne, WY||Kirby Eppert|
|Wild Wild West Open Breakaway||7/25/20||Gusitne Arena||Gustine Ca||Voided no winner|
|JX2 Open Ladies Breakaway – Cancelled||8/8/20||Memphis||Memphis, TN||void – No Winner|
|Stampede at the E||8/11-15/2020||lazy E Arena||Guthrie, OK||void – No Winner|
|Northern BAW Championship / Challenger/ (Expanded Points)||8/28/20||Rapid City||Rapid City, SD|
|Northern BAW Championship||8/28/20||Rapid City||Rapid City, SD|
|WSGBTR – Greeley Co||9/9/20||Rodeo Grounds||Greeley , Co|
|Oakdale 10 steer BAW||9/4/20||Oakdale Rodeo grounds||Oakdale , Ca||Whitlee Burgess|
|John Wayne Hampton Memorial||9/13/20||Tarelton Arena||Stephenville, TX|
|WSGBTR – NRS Finals / Take Entries/bake Nom||10/10/20||NRS Arena||Decatur, TX|
|WSGBTR – NRS Finals/ Take Entries/ bake Nom||10/10/20||NRS Arena||Decatur, TX|
|Event Name||Event Date||Venue||Location||HEADER Winner (if applicable)||HEELER Winner (if applicable)|
|Hill Productions All Girl Team Roping (Open)||5/22/20||Circle T||Hamilton, TX||Bailey Gubert (5th place)||Kelsie Chace (1st place)|
|Hill Productions All Girl Team Roping (#9.5 Incentive)||5/22/20||Circle T||Hamilton, TX||Kayla Graham Gressett||VOIDED – NO WINNER|
|The Spoke Invitational Team Roping (Open)||5/30/20||Hot Springs, AR||Jackie Crawford||Jessy Remsburg|
|The Spoke Team Roping (#9.5 Incentive)||5/30/20||Hot Springs, AR||Erica Lozares||Aspen Miller|
|Go Rope All Girls Roping (Open – ONLY)||5/30/20||Star, ID||Kayla Tiegs (2nd place)|
|Bob Feist Invitational (Open)||6/21/20||Lazy E||Guthrie||Hope Thompson||Whitney DeSalvo|
|Bob Feist Invitational (#9.5 Incentive)||6/21/20||Lazy E||Guthrie||Voided – No Winner||VOIDED – NO WINNER|
|Rocky Top Super Q (Open)||7/4/20||Cleveland, TN||Jessy Remsburg|
|Rocky Top Super Q (#9.5 Incentive )||7/4/20||Cleveland, TN||Shanan Campbell|
|JX2 The Daddy Team Roping (Open)||7/20/20||Community College||Cheyenne, WY||Hope Thompson||Kelsie Chace (1st place)|
|JX2 The Daddy Team Roping (#9.5 Incentive)||7/20/20||Community College||Cheyenne, WY||Void – No Winner||Void – No Winner|
|Matthews Land and Cattle San Antonio – Open||7/25/20||Rose Palace||San Antonio||Kenna Francis||Annette Stahl|
|JX2 USTRC/WSTR Memphis – Open||8/8/20||Memphis, TN|
|JX2 USTRC/WSTR, Memphis, TN (#9.5 Incentive)||8/8/20||Memphis, TN|
|Northern TR Championship (Open) Entries & Bake (Expanded Points)||8/28/20||Rapid City||Rapid City, SD|
|Northern TR Championship (#9.5 Incentive) Entries & Bake )||8/28/20||Rapid City||Rapid City, SD|
|Kenny Zamora||8/29- 8/31/2020||Lonestar Arena||Stephenville, Tx||Shyra Cline||Martha Angelone|
|Kenny Zamora||9/25 – 9 /27||NRS Arena||Decatur, TX|
Nominate, Win, You’re In (NWYI) Guidelines:
- In order to be eligible to win the NWYI qualification, the winner must have nominated and been the overall winner from the eligible event.
- If the overall winner from the eligible event did not nominate, no qualification will be given from that event.
Team Roping Guidelines for NWYI Qualifications:
- If a header AND heeler both nominate and win the NWYI event – they are both qualified to advance to the WRWC Fast Track pool
(Note: If an athlete that is eligible to compete in the NWYI Fast Track pool ends up in the Top 1-4 on the WCRA Leaderboard, they advance directly to the main event and are not eligible to compete in the Fast Track pool).
- If the winning header AND heeler did NOT nominate at a NWYI event – no athletes advance to the WRWC fast track pool from that event.
- If a winning header OR heeler nominated the NWYI event, but their partner did NOT nominate, the winning athlete that NOMINATED will advance to the fast track pool.
- For example, the header nominated the event and won, but the heeler did not nominate. The header will advance.
- Then, the highest placing nominated heeler from that event will advance.
- If there is not a placing nominated heeler to fill that position, then the partner will be filled from the 5 – 64 ranked athletes from the W20 Leaderboard as of Oct. 11 at 11:59pmCT.
Open and Incentive Nominations
- For events that have an Open and Incentive class, if an athlete has entered both classes, they have the option to nominate the event twice to be eligible to receive the NWYI qualifications from each class.
- If the athlete chooses to nominate the event once, then they are eligible to receive one qualification from either the Open or Incentive class.
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. ENTER HERE
|WCRA Leaderboard #1-4||Complimentary||Complimentary||Complimentary x3 nights|
|NWYI Seeded Qualifications||Complimentary||Complimentary||Self|
|WCRA Leaderboard #5-64||Complimentary (1x)||Self||Self|
BARREL RACING PROGRESSION:
VIEW STILL IMAGE OF PROGRESSION HERE
BREAKAWAY ROPING & TEAM ROPING PROGRESSION:
VIEW STILL IMAGE OF PROGRESSION HERE
MAIN EVENT PROGRESSION:
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Event ground rules will be official information on format and progression