How Does WCRA Work?

$1,000,000 MAJOR EVENTS

WCRA will create and execute four (4) WCRA Major events annually beginning in 2019. WCRA events will be held quarterly each year. WCRA events will be held in conjunction with major PBR events. PBR will produce & promote the WCRA Major events. Each WCRA Major will feature a minimum of $1,000,000 in prize money available to the contestants. The 3 WCRA Majors will almost double the number of regular season rodeos that offer at least $1,000,000 in prize money.

Things to know:

  • $1,000,000 Payout
  • One-night, $1 million rodeo
  • Top 81 athletes who have advanced from the semi-finals and Days of 47
  • Top nine cowboys and cowgirls in each event will go head-to-head with contestants in eight events
  • Disciplines: bareback riding, women’s breakaway roping, saddle bronc riding, steer wrestling, team roping, tie-down roping, barrel racing, and bull riding.
  • $111,000 per discipline- with champions walking away with $50,000 each.

UPCOMING EVENTS: All State Arena – Chicago– January 11

 

$500,000 SEMI-FINALS EVENTS

The Semi-Finals Events will be conducted in locations and at times annually that are determined by the WCRA Majors schedule and other factors. Each WCRA Semi-Final Event qualifies the contestants for each WCRA $1,000,000 Major event. Each WCRA Semi-Final event will pay a minimum of $500,000 in prize money.

Things to know:

  • $500,000 Payout
  • Top 150 Timed Event athletes and top 50 rough stock athletes on the WCRA Leaderboard advance
  • Top 8 in each discipline will be seeded directly into the Final Round
  • Timed Events: Compete in reverse order of leaderboard standings
  • Rough Stock Events: Will select stock based on leaderboard standings

PAST EVENTS: LAZY E ARENA- GUTHRIE, OK I NOVEMBER 15-18

 

DIVISION RANKINGS AND NOMINATION FEES

The World Champions Rodeo Alliance formula ranks rodeos/events using objective data to break the entire sport down into four divisions. Total payout is the greatest weighing factor that places each rodeo/event into each division.

 

POINT ACCREDITATION

Once an athlete has nominated a rodeo/event (prior to the start of rodeo), points will be awarded if/when the athlete places at the rodeo/event and earns money.