The Women’s Rodeo World Championship (WRWC) by WCRA and PBR just revealed the WRWC payout: $750,000.
The WRWC, first announced in early spring, is an all-women’s rodeo championship to be held November 3-7 at South Point Arena in Las Vegas. The championship is open to any women competing in barrel racing, breakaway roping, and/or team roping. Champions will be named in each category, and an overall champion will be named the Women’s Rodeo All-Around Champion.
This will be the first year of the women’s rodeo championship, and the WRWC payout is nothing to scoff at. The $750,000 will be split evenly among the four disciplines.
Many women will work to make it to the championship, but only 24 athletes from each discipline will compete in the WRWC in November.
Women can make it to the WRWC in a few different ways. Women in the top four spots on the WCRA Leaderboard are automatically seeded into the event, and athletes 5-64 on the Leaderboard will compete in a qualifying pool. According to the WRWC, “the 60 athletes in the WCRA pool will compete in a three round progressive format with the top six advancing to the WRWC main event.”
In addition, there is a NWYI (“nominate, win, and you’re in”) seeding qualification, open to up to 16 athletes per discipline. This pool can be entered with select events, listed here. The four fastest times in the NWYI will make it to the championship for a shot at a piece of the WRWC payout.
Also exciting: athletes that qualify through the WCRA Leaderboard or NWYI events will not have to pay an entry fee!
Nominations for the 2020 Women’s Rodeo World Championship Leaderboard will start on May 18 at Noon CT and will close October 11 at 11:59 p.m.
If you’re not able to make it to Vegas for the event, the Women’s Rodeo World Championship will be available fir streaming on RIDE-TV and RidePass.
For more information about the WRWC and its payout, visit their website.