Photo courtesy Ken Amorosano.……

The World Champions Rodeo Alliance (WCRA) is proud to announce that they have aligned with the ALL-IN Barrel Race and The ALL-IN Breakaway Roping for the ALL-IN Barrel Race and Breakaway Roping event being held this December in Las Vegas at the Orleans Arena.

This alliance is a continued effort to expand opportunities for rodeo athletes.

The ALL-IN Barrel Race has a guaranteed $700,000 cash payout while the ALL-IN Breakaway is a unique event offering a 3D format and $100,000 in cash and prizes.

The collaboration between the two will give barrel racers and breakaway ropers the chance to nominate and earn competition and consolation points within the WCRA, maximizing their efforts to possibly compete in one of WCRA’s $500,000 semi-finals events and progress on to their one-day $1,000,000 major rodeo event.

This Alliance event will also serve as a “sneak peak” to WCRA’s 2020 Expanded Points Format.

“Our number one mission is to advance the sport of rodeo with alliance partners like ALL-IN,” said WCRA President Bobby Mote. “Due to demand for competition points, we are introducing our Expanded Points platform for select events in 2020.”

This new format will award competition points up to forty places at the Division One Gold Level Alliance event. Whereas, formerly WCRA points would only be available to up to 10 paid positions.

“The ALL-IN events, paying over $800,000 seemed like a great opportunity for us to offer a “Sneak Peak” for athletes to see the benefits of this new initiative.”

With the announcement of expanded points, 30 more athletes will receive competition points at the December 2019 ALL-IN events. 

“The expanded points initiative will improve the value of competing in WCRA Alliance events and more importantly reward athletes whom are consistently doing their job while competing at these events.”

WCRA also announced that the ALL-IN events will be a “Nominate, Win and You’re in” event. The champions from these events who nominate their efforts prior to the start will receive an automatic exemption into the WCRA $500,000 semi-finals held in Guthrie, Oklahoma at the Lazy E Arena in May 2020. 

Since launching in May of 2018, the WCRA and its partners have awarded more than $5,600,000 in new money to rodeo athletes. For more information about the WCRA click here. For race info for the 2019 ALL-IN Barrel Race click here. For event info for the 2019 ALL-IN Breakaway Roping click here

Good luck cowgirls!