Women’s Rodeo World Championship today announced the appointment of Linsay Rosser Sumpter as the event’s Commissioner, where she will work closely with athletes to maximize their experience with the WRWC, grow and develop female rodeo talent, increase opportunities, and collaborate with athletes as they compete in the $750,000 World Championship Event.
Most recently, Sumpter is serving as the head rodeo coach of Otero College. The former California Polytechnic State University rodeo athlete’s experience in athlete relations and development is tailor fit for the event as the WRWC looks to expand the World Championship event and grow the year-long race of earning a coveted position at the richest event in women’s rodeo.
“Women’s rodeo has been long underserved and it has been our charter to change that,” said WCRA President Bobby Mote. “Linsay has the experience, relationships and vision for future growth and opportunities for women in rodeo. We believe that female athletes will find her approachable and receptive to their feedback.”
As commissioner, Sumpter will oversee the operations of the Women’s Rodeo World Championship event and direct the continued growth of the of the all-women’s rodeo property.
“I’m excited to join the WRWC at this unprecedented period of women’s rodeo growth and opportunity,” says Sumpter. “As a past WRWC competitor, I know their team knows how to do things right for athletes, and the rodeo community, and I look forward to contributing to the dynamic, transformative, and impactful work underway.”
Prior to joining Otero College in June 2009, Sumpter held positions with PBR (Professional Bull Riders) along with assisting in the production of rodeos with her family’s Flying U Rodeo Company.
The WRWC is the largest annual purse for a women’s rodeo event and will payout more than $750,000 in 2022 while crowning both Pro and Challenger World Champions in the Women’s Rodeo disciplines, each earning an additional $5,000 bonus; Team Roping, Breakaway Roping and Barrel Racing. An all-around champion will also be crowned and awarded a $20,000 bonus. In addition, the Triple Crown of Rodeo round champions will earn $60,000 each. WRWC is a culmination of a year-long race of women’s rodeo events worldwide. Athletes qualify for the WRWC by earning points and leaderboard positions using the VRQ (Virtual Rodeo Qualifier). The 2022 championship event will take place at the historic Cowtown Coliseum May 16-18. All information can be found at wrwc.rodeo.
(Press release courtesy of WRWC).