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In the male-dominated world of team roping, female ropers are finally getting the recognition they deserve with this first-of-its-kind event:

The WCRA (World Champions Rodeo Alliance) and PBR (Professional Bull Riders) have  teamed up to bring the first-ever Women’s Rodeo World Championship to Texas this November.

The championship will bring new opportunity for female athletes in rodeo, with new world champions to be crowned and the largest prize money we have seen in women’s rodeo thus far.

This event will bring female ropers to the next level. History will be made.


November 8-12: Will Rogers Memorial Center (Qualifier Rounds, Main Event Top 24 and Top 12)

November 13-15: AT&T  Center (Main Event Top 6 Championship Round)


All disciplines will feature two main pathways to the WRWC main event.

Athletes who earn the top four spots in each discipline on the WCRA Leaderboard at the end of the nomination period will be directly seeded into the main event while athletes 5-64 on the leaderboard will compete in a qualifying pool.

The 60 athletes in the WCRA pool will compete in a three-round progressive format with six advancing to the WRWC main event.

A total of 24 total positions in each of the four disciplines will be available in the main event with multiple combinations of pay-outs available throughout all stages.

In an effort to create more opportunities for all women rodeo athletes, the WCRA has launched a tiering system based on earnings and rankings in the respective disciplines at this first-ever WRWC.

This tiering system will level the playing field by dividing the pro and challenger athletes into their respective pools in the WRWC qualifying rounds and give each group a direct path to compete at center stage.



The event will award a $750,000 guaranteed payout with equal money in all four disciplines. The event will also award a $20,000 bonus to the Women’s Rodeo All-Around Champion. A new champion in the individual disciplines of barrel racing, breakaway roping, team roping as well as a Women’s Rodeo All-Around Champion will be named.

You do not want to miss this event.

The Women’s Rodeo World Championship will be carried on RIDE-TV and RidePass, the PBR’s western sport digital network.

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