The World Champions Rodeo Alliance (WCRA) has announced the 72 athletes (eight athletes per discipline) who have qualified for the January 6 Triple Crown of Rodeo Round at the $400,000 Stampede at The E Presented by Purple Wave Auction. The event will be the first major rodeo of the WCRA’s 2024 series.
Only three contestants are left in the running for the WCRA Triple Crown of Rodeo Presented by Lazy E Arena and Ranches: Barrel racer Stephanie Fryer (Waco, Texas), Saddle Bronc Rider Gus Galliard (Morris, Texas), and tie-down Roper Trevor Hale (Perryton, Texas). If any of the three athletes manage to secure the first position at the Stampede at The E, they will have a chance to win a cash bonus of $1 million, provided that they also win Rodeo Corpus Christi in May. The Triple Crown of Rodeo was last held at the Lazy E Arena in 2020, during the inaugural Stampede at The E.
The roster will see a face-off in the bareback riding between Quinton Lunsford (Mccune, Kansas) and 17-year-old Kashton Ford (Sturgis, South Dakota) while the breakaway roping is highlighted by 2023 Women’s Rodeo World Champion Martha Angelone, who is backing into the box against 2020 WRWC All-Around Cowgirl Jackie Crawford (Stephenville, Texas). Three-time WCRA Champion and former Triple Crown of Rodeo Contender Isaac Diaz headlines the saddle bronc riding while IPRA No.1 World Standings Leader Julie Plourde (Chicoutimi, QU) is matched up against Fryar.
Hale and eighteen-year-old tie-down roper Guy Raasch (Sweeny, Texas) will challenge 2020 World Champion Shad Mayfield (Clovis, New Mexico) in tie-down roping. WCRA Champion and 2017 PRCA World Champion Tyler Pearson (Atoka, Oklahoma) will go head-to-head against WCRA Champion Cody Cabral (Hilo, Hawaii).
Please see the complete roster and results click HERE.
Single-day tickets for the 2024 10 Richest Days of Rodeo are on sale now and start at $20 for adults and $10 for kids plus fees. Tickets can be purchased online at lazyearena.com, WCRArodeo.com, and IPRArodeo.com, at the Lazy E Arena Box Office or by calling the lazy E Arena at (405) 282-3004.
Since launching in May 2018, the WCRA and its partners have awarded more than $16 million in new money to rodeo athletes. All rodeo athletes interested in learning more about the WCRA or the VRQ should be directed to wcrarodeo.com.