womens rodeo world championships cowgirl magazine
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Madison Outhier returns to defend her breakaway roping title.

Fort Worth and the Cowtown Coliseum will make Western sports history when the Women’s Rodeo World Championship rides into the Fort Worth Stockyards on May 18. The all-women’s rodeo will bring Cowtown edge-of-the-seat action where cowgirls from around the country will compete for the largest purse in the history of women’s rodeo.

For one night only, the Top 40 women in the world will compete head-to-head in team roping, breakaway roping, and barrel racing. A collective $750,000 will be on the line, with $182,500 being paid out in each discipline and each event champion leaving the Cowtown Coliseum with a minimum of $60,000.

The event will be the second of four Major rodeos comprising the 2022 WCRA Triple Crown of Rodeo. Should the victor in any discipline at the Women’s Rodeo World Championship also take the top spot on the podium at the subsequent two WCRA Majors, the athlete will be eligible to win an additional $1 million cash bonus.

The Women’s Rodeo World Championship begins at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 18. Visit wrwc.rodeo for tickets and information.