Youth athletes age 13-18 will have an opportunity to compete in the $545,000 Rodeo Corpus Christi and a $21,000 DY incentive. The top 12 timed event athletes on the WCRA DY Segment 7 Leaderboard as of April 11 will participate in the qualifying rounds and be eligible for their own incentive purse as well as having the same opportunity to advance through the entire rodeo

 

What you need to know

What is Rodeo Corpus Christi?

Rodeo Corpus Christi will be the first 2021 WCRA Major Rodeo and the first stop of the 2021 Triple Crown of Rodeo (excluding the steer roping).

The Triple Crown of Rodeo Event will pay out over $500,000 and will be held in conjunction with a PBR event during The Buccaneer Days Festival in Corpus Christi, Texas May 6-9, 2021 at the American Bank Center.

The Triple Crown of Rodeo is an annual bonus that will pay $1 million to any one athlete or collection of athletes who win first place in any three consecutive WCRA Major Rodeos

Youth athletes age 13-18 will also have an opportunity to compete in the $500,000 Rodeo Corpus Christi and a $21,000 DY incentive.

What DY athletes will compete at Rodeo Corpus Christi?

The top 12 timed event athletes on the WCRA DY Segment 7 Leaderboard will participate in the qualifying rounds and be eligible for their own incentive purse as well as having the same opportunity to advance through the entire rodeo.

Where do I register?

WCRA Division Y (DY) athletes can register here

What is WCRA Division Y (DY)?

The WCRA Division Y (DY) is a youth division designed to give youth the most exclusive opportunity to qualify and compete in a WCRA major rodeo.

What are the DY ages?

DY athletes must be between the ages of 13-18 as of May 3, 2021.

When can DY athletes start earning points?

Youth competitors can begin earning points through nominating their efforts beginning July 27, 2020 and concluding April 11, 2021 (segment 7). Nominating DY and the open division will not be permitted.

Nomination price?

Athletes will be given the opportunity to nominate for $25 and earn points or the youth division.

Where can you nominate and earn WCRA DY points?

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.

Can my youth nominate in both the open and the youth division?
  • Youth athletes are only allowed to nominate in the open or the youth, not both
  • 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
How does WCRA award DY points?

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.

Is there a Weekly Bonus for DY?

Yes. WCRA will award $100 each week for the highest WCRA point earner in DY. More weekly bonus info here.

What disciplines?

The May 2020 Rodeo Corpus Christi 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 $500,000 purse and the $21,000 DY incentive.

Where do I register?

WCRA Division Y (DY) athletes can register here