$1,000,000 MAJOR EVENTS

WCRA will create and execute multiple $1,000,000 major events annually. WCRA major events will be held in multiple qualifying segments and 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 athletes. 

Things to know:
  • $1,000,000 Payout
  • Top athletes who have advanced through the Virtual Rodeo Qualifier (VRQ)
  • Top cowboys and cowgirls will go head-to-head in eight disciplines.
  • 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

$500,000 SEMI-FINALS EVENTS

The Lazy E Arena will host all WCRA Semi-Finals events. The semi-finals events are the only way to qualify for an upcoming $1,000,000 major. Each WCRA semi-finals will pay a minimum of $500,000 in prize money.

Things to know:
  • $500,000 Payout
  • Top 50 Timed Event athletes and top 32 roughstock athletes on the leaderboard qualify
  • Timed events: Compete in reverse order of leaderboard standing

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.

HOW POINTS WORK

Once an athlete has nominated a rodeo/event (prior to competing), points will be awarded if/when the athlete places at the rodeo/event and earns money. The WCRA Leaderboard is updated weekly on Wednesday afternoons.