March 24 Update
Dear Rodeo Community,
In light of the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic and the most recent regulations and recommendations from the CDC, the World Champions Rodeo Alliance has announced the cancelation of all events and functions associated with the May 12-16 Stampede at The E in Guthrie, Oklahoma.
We took this action for the health and safety of our athletes, and their families, our staff, contractors, fans, and the entirety of the rodeo community as we engage in the ever-so-important social distancing measures to limit the spread of the virus.
Segment five nominations have been suspended. In the coming days, the WCRA will be refunding all athletes for these nomination fees.
We realize that these unprecedented times are tough and while we are saddened to make this announcement, we’re pleased to continue nominations for segment six –$1.125 Million Days of ’47 Cowboy Games and Rodeo, scheduled for July 21-25 in Salt Lake City.
The WCRA asks that everyone continue to practice healthy habits as outlined by the CDC. We are incredibly grateful for the support of our athletes, fans and the rodeo community as we face this unprecedented situation together.
From all of us at the WCRA, be safe and stay healthy.
March 18 Update
Taking care of our athletes, staff and fans is at the center of everything we do. As the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to impact our rodeo community, we understand that you may have questions regarding upcoming WCRA events.
We are vigilant in monitoring this evolving situation and are working to provide our athletes with the most up-to-date information available, including; searching for information on the current status of events in the WCRA database. We realize event cancellations globally have impacted athletes’ opportunities to earn points toward the WCRA Segment Five Leaderboard.
As more information becomes available, we will determine if any modifications need to be made to current WCRA plans. As we make those decisions, we will make all the information readily available to our athletes and fans.