What is the Triple Crown?

An annual bonus that pays a $1 Million cash award to any one athlete or collection of athletes who win first place in any three consecutive WCRA Major Rodeos.

Who can win?

Any athlete who nominate their current rodeo efforts through the WCRA Virtual Rodeo Qualifier (VRQ) and are crowned champions at three consecutive WCRA Major Rodeos.

Who is currently eligible?

DISCIPLINEATHLETEEVENT CHAMPION
BAREBACK RIDINGTIM O`CONNELLCOWTOWN CHRISTMAS CHAMPIONSHIP RODEO
SADDLE BRONCCOLE ELSHERECOWTOWN CHRISTMAS CHAMPIONSHIP RODEO
STEER WRESTLINGCASH ROBBCOWTOWN CHRISTMAS CHAMPIONSHIP RODEO
HEADINGJASON BURSONCOWTOWN CHRISTMAS CHAMPIONSHIP RODEO
HEELINGCOREY HENDRICKCOWTOWN CHRISTMAS CHAMPIONSHIP RODEO
TIE-DOWN ROPINGRILEY WEBBCOWTOWN CHRISTMAS CHAMPIONSHIP RODEO
BREAKAWAY ROPINGTACY KAY WEBB (TWO WINS)COWTOWN CHRISTMAS CHAMPIONSHIP RODEO
BARREL RACINGSHERRI BARNESCOWTOWN CHRISTMAS CHAMPIONSHIP RODEO

Where can you win?

The current 2022 WCRA schedule includes four Triple Crown of Rodeo Events where athletes can qualify for the TCR $1 Million bonus.

  • Rodeo Corpus Christi
  • Women’s Rodeo World Championship
  • Days of ’47 Cowboy Games and Rodeo
  • Cowtown Christmas Championship Rodeo

Can I only win the TCR once per year?

Nope. This revolutionary annual incentive is not limited to just the WCRA 2021 schedule. Athletes can rack up wins on a rolling calendar basis (three consecutive wins can cross calendar years).

Is it really achievable?

During the 2018-19 WCRA series, multiple athletes were in a position to achieve the bonus which proves that it’s a possibility.

Bareback rider Wyatt Denny bull rider and Dereck Kolbaba both won the Days of 47 Cowboy Games and Rodeo in July 2018 and both went on to win WCRA’s Windy City Round Up in January 2019
Team ropers Garret Tonozzi and Joe Mattern have won two majors- The Windy City Roundup and The Titletown Stampede