What you need to know
The WCRA Division Y (DY) is a youth division designed to give youth the most exclusive opportunity to qualify and compete in a one-day $1,000,000 major rodeo.
DY athletes must be 13 years old by the first day of the current segment to be eligible to compete.
Parental Consent Forms (PCF)
All youth athletes (13 – 17 years of age) must be registered in the WCRA Virtual Rodeo Qualifier (VRQ) by their parent or legal guardian.
- Any youth athlete that was registered in the WCRA VRQ prior to Dec. 2, 2019 is considered “grandfathered” in and has had their parents manually submit a PCF.
Youth competitors can begin earning points through nominating their efforts beginning December 2, 2019 (segment 5) and concluding April 12, 2020. Nominating DY and the open division will not be permitted.
Athletes will be given the opportunity to nominate for $25 and earn points or the youth division.
Youth can nominate any Youth Rodeo event which has publicly verifiable results. Points are awarded for paid places from the event. At WCRA “Alliance” nomination will make you eligible for “Consolation Points”. In the event you do not finish in a paid position, you will recieve consolation points for your nomination.
If an athlete app adds a youth event, the current cost to app add is $150.
- Otherwise, an athlete can email [email protected] to request the event be added in the VRQ.
The May 14-15 Youth Stampede at the E will host competitors in each of the six disciplines; girl’s breakaway roping, steer wrestling, team roping, tie-down roping, and barrel racing, — each athlete competing for their piece of the $50,000 purse. The event format will be two rounds and an average. Athletes will not be required to pay an entry fee.
- Youth athletes are only allowed to nominate in the open or the youth, not both
- Until February 14, 2020 athletes are permitted to switch once from nominating in the open or youth divisions
- If an athlete does switch divisions, all money paid towards those nominations will be provided in a coupon code to be used towards future nominations
The top 24 athletes in each discipline as of April 12, 2020 on the DY VRQ Leaderboard will advance to the May 14-15 Youth Stampede At The E event in Guthrie, Oklahoma at the legendary Lazy E Arena.
WCRA points will be awarded up to 10 money earning places. If an association does not consistently award money, and WCRA is able to consistently find published results with points, then WCRA will award points up to 10 point earning places. WCRA will not switch between money and points to award WCRA points for an association.
The average champions from each discipline from the May 14-15 youth event will advance to the WCRA Stampede At The E on May 16. The one-day $1,000,000 major rodeo will give one youth in each discipline the opportunity to run at more than $111,000, with the winners walking away with at least $50,000 each.
Yes. WCRA will award $100 each week for the highest WCRA point earner in DY. More weekly bonus info here.
The May 14-15 Youth Stampede at the E will host competitors in each of the six disciplines; girl’s breakaway roping, steer wrestling, team roping, tie-down roping, and barrel racing, — each athlete competing for their piece of the $50,000 purse. Athletes in each discipline — including both headers and heelers in the team-roping — will compete for more than $8,300. Athletes will not be required to pay an entry fee.
Consolation Points are available at these WCRA Alliance events:
- Total Team Roping
- Tuf Cooper Junior World Finals Tie-Down and Breakaway
- Ote Berry Steer Wrestling
- Chris Neal’s Stars Events
- ALL-IN Youth Barrel Race
- KK Productions (Kelly Kaminski)