It was an electric week of competition at the 2023 Women’s Rodeo World Championship! Not only have new event champions been crowned, but the event reached a new level of dominant competition and record-breaking showcases at the historic Cowtown Coliseum in the Fort Worth Stockyards.
Congratulations to all the winning cowgirls!
Breakaway Roping – Kelsie Domer
After roping her way through the Last Chance Qualifier, Kelsie Domer had the eye of the tiger during the official WRWC competition. Backing into the box last on Championship Saturday, only needing to make a clean run under 4.47 seconds, Domer delivered a groundbreaking performance, as the string broke away from her saddle horn at an impressive 2.16-second time. Domer was presented her Event Championship check with her daughter, Oaklynn, and they walked away from the event with a total of $61,000.
Team Roping – Martha Angelone & Jackie Crawford
You may know Martha Angelone and Jackie Crawford in the breakaway world, but these two cowgirls are just as talented with team ropes! As the World Championship event continued on Wednesday evening, a hotly contested battle in the Team Roping began to unfurl. The duo had fans inside the historic arena on the edge of their seat as they were second to run, earning a remarkable 7.08-second time. Martha was also awarded the 2023 WRWC All-Around Cowgirl title!
Barrel Racing – Cheyenne Wimberley
After two arena records were broken this week, barrel racing was a shootout for the $60,000 event champion payout. Ultimately, it was 2019 WCRA Champion Cheyenne Wimberley who was crowned the 2023 Women’s Rodeo Barrel Racing Event Champion. After making her WRWC debut as an event alternate on the pro leaderboard, her jaw-dropping 13.105 push through the Cowtown Coliseum course propelled her to the top of the leaderboard. Taking the top time aboard her horse Fast Flingin Dash, Wimberley netted $63,400 throughout the week.