The collective $405,000 in bonus cash will be available to all athletes who nominate their 2023 rodeo efforts in their respected discipline (bareback riding, steer wrestling, heading, heeling, saddle bronc riding, tie-down roping, breakaway roping, barrel racing, and bull riding) through the Virtual Rodeo Qualifier (VRQ) towards a 2023 WCRA event.

2022 RELIANCE RANCHES VRQ POINTS CHAMPIONS

DISCIPLINECHAMPION
BAREBACK RIDINGRC LANDINGHAM
TEAM ROPING HEADERKALEB DRIGGERS
TEAM ROPING HEELERJUNIOR NOGUEIRA
TIE-DOWN ROPINGSHAD MAYFIELD
SADDLE BRONC RIDINGKODY RINEHART
BREAKAWAY ROPINGMARTHA ANGELONE
BULL RIDINGJOSH FROST
STEER WRESTLINGSAM POWERS
BARREL RACINGRYANN PEDONE

What is the Payout?

Payout is as follows:

  • First Place: $25,000
  • Second Place: $10,000
  • Third Place: $7,500
  • Fourth Place: $2,500
What Segments Can Be Nominated to Earn Points?

Nominations are open now for the following WCRA 2022-23 events:

Date Name Nominations Close
May 10-13 Rodeo Corpus Christi April 9
May 18-20 Women’s Rodeo World Championship April 16
October 6-7 Rodeo Carolinas TBD

(Segment DY23 is not eligible) 

Event World Points

Committee is currently reviewing event world points. Please check back for updates.

What Open Disciplines are Eligible?
  • Bareback Riding
  • Steer Wrestling
  • Team Roping Heading
  • Team Roping Heeling
  • Saddle Bronc Riding
  • Tie-Down Roping
  • Breakaway Roping
  • Barrel Racing
  • Bull Riding

 

What is the Timeframe To Earn Points

The 2023 Reliance Ranches VRQ Points Champion season starts November 28, 2022.The cash bonus will be awarded based on total cumulative points earned across all 2023 segments, including the World Points (where available at WCRA 2023 events). All points that athletes earn in a 2023 nomination segment will put them in a leaderboard race for a chance to earn a piece of the $45,000 cash bonus per discipline.

What is The 2023 WCRA Schedule?

The 2023 WCRA Triple Crown of Rodeo schedule as of now includes Rodeo Corpus Christi May 10-13, followed by the Women’s Rodeo World Championship in Fort Worth May 18-20 and Rodeo Carolinas October 6-7.

Nominations are open now for the following WCRA 2023 events:

Date Name Nominations Close
May 10-13 Rodeo Corpus Christi April 9
May 18-20 Women’s Rodeo World Championship April 16
October 6-7 Rodeo Carolinas TBD