WCRA (World Champions Rodeo Alliance) today announced payout details regarding the August 11-15 Stampede at the E- a WCRA Triple Crown of Rodeo event set to broadcast on CBS Television Network. The Stampede at the E will be coupled with the historic Bullnanza, a PBR (Professional Bull Riders) event, creating a weekend of “edge of your seat” western sports action.
The August 15 Stampede at The E will be preceded by a qualifier for the timed event disciplines which will raise the week’s total payout to upwards of $600,000.
The main event will consist of the number one athlete from the WCRA Leaderboard, the top qualifying DY (youth) athlete, and eight athletes from the qualifying rounds, totaling ten athletes in each timed event discipline.
Rough stock athletes ranked 1-10 on the segment six WCRA Leaderboard as of July 26 will earn a direct position into the $300,000 main event.
All 10 athletes in each discipline who qualify to compete in the main event will receive a paycheck. Bull riders in Guthrie will compete for a $78,000 purse as the $50,000 event champion payout from Kansas City will be carried over after no qualified rides in the showdown round at the Royal City Roundup.
The complete payout for the championship round featuring the top 10 athletes in each discipline of the main event will be as follows:
|1st Place||$12,500 ($62,500 in bull riding)|
Athletes in nine disciplines—bareback riding, women’s breakaway roping, saddle bronc riding, steer wrestling, tie-down roping, barrel racing, bull riding, and team roping (heading and heeling)—will compete for their piece of the $300,000 purse. Athletes in each discipline will compete for a share of $28,000 in the main event with the champions walking away with a minimum of $12,500 each.
WCRA also announced that each Stampede at The E champion will be eligible for the Triple Crown of Rodeo (TCR) – An annual bonus that pays a $1,000,000 cash award to any one athlete or collection of athletes who win first place in any three consecutive WCRA Triple Crown Designated Rodeos
The CBS Television Network will broadcast the Stampede At The E on Saturday, Aug. 29.
(Press release courtesy of WCRA.)