FWSSR Barrel Racing: 8 Barrel Racers Remain in ProRodeo Tournament

Here's everything barrel racers want to know about the Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo ProRodeo Tournament on January 20- February 04.
Sissy Winn barrel racing at the Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo.
Sissy Winn and Scoop smoked a 16.24-second run to win their Semifinals section and advance to Saturday's Finals in Fort Worth. FWSSR photo by James Phifer.

The Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo is underway in Fort Worth, but the ProRodeo Tournament kicks off on January 20. Here’s everything barrel racers need to know to stay in the loop during the 2023 event.

FWSSR Finals Draw

These are the eight barrel racers competing for the $20,000 first-place check on February 04.

Wenda Johnson

Jordon Briggs

Sissy Winn

Hailey Kinsel

Jackie Ganter

Sarah Rose Waguespack

Shelley Morgan

Emily Beisel

Semifinals Draws and Results

First Semifinal: 1. Emily Beisel, 16.32 seconds, $4,000; 2. (tie) Jordon Briggs and Jackie Ganter, 16.56, $2,500 each; 4. Sarah Rose Waguespack, 16.57, $1,000

Second Semifinal: 1. Sissy Winn, 16.24 seconds, $4,000; 2. Wenda Johnson, 16.33, $3,000; 3. Hailey Kinsel, 16.43, $2,000; 4. Shelley Morgan, 16.50, $1,000

Semifinals 1- February 02

Emily Beisel

Dona Kay Rule

Jordon Briggs

Rachelle Riggers

Michelle Darling

Paige Jones

Sarah Waguespack

Jackie Ganter

Semifinals 2- February 03

Cheyenne Wimberley

Shelley Morgan

Lisa Lockhart

Hailey Kinsel

Sissy Winn

Summer Kosel

Wenda Johnson

BryAnna Halupztok

FWSSR Tournament Results

Last updated February 01 at 10 a.m. CST.

Wild Card Round Results

From the Wild Card Round, Jackie Ganter and Tycoon will advance to the Semifinals round for their 16.30. They also earned $1,000. Bryanna Haluptzok came in No. 2 and earned $600 for her 16.53 and will also advance. Shannon McReynolds finished in the No. 3 position and earned $400, but will not advance on.

1. Jackie Ganter, 16.30 seconds, $1,000; 2. BryAnna Haluptzok,16.53, $600.

Progressive Round Results (Brackets)

Bracket 1

First round: 1. Cheyenne Wimberley, 16.39 seconds, $1,760; 2. Emily Beisel, 16.44, $1,320; 3. Leslie Smalygo, 16.58, $880; 4. Stevi Hillman, 16.98, $440; 5. Sadie Wolaver, 17.42; 6. Ashley Castleberry, 22.04

Second round: 1. Stevi Hillman, 16.59 seconds, $1,760; 2. Emily Beisel, 16.86, $1,320; 3. Sadie Wolaver, 16.87, $880; 4. Cheyenne Wimberley, 21.27, $440; 5. Leslie Smalygo, 21.63; 6. Lexie Goss, 22.16

Advancing: 1. Emily Beisel; 2. Cheyenne Wimberley

Wild Card: Stevi Hillman

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Bracket 2

First round: 1. Shelley Morgan, 16.70 seconds, $1,760; 2. Bayleigh Choate, 16.71, $1,320; 3. Dona Kay Rule, 16.79, $880; 4. Cassidy Champlin, 16.87, $440; 5. Latricia Mundorf, 16.90; 6. Kassie Mowry, 17.07

Second round

 1. (tie) Kassie Mowry and Bradi Whiteside, 16.56 seconds, $1,540; 3. Dona Kay Rule, 16.62; 4. Shelley Morgan, 16.64, $440; 5. Lisa Thornton, 16.72; 6. Bayleigh Choate, 16.73

Advancing: 1. Shelley Morgan; 2. Dona Kay Rule

Wild Card: Kassie Mowry

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Bracket 3

 First round: 1. Jordon Briggs, 16.58 seconds, $1,760; 2. Lisa Lockhart, 16.60, $1,320; 3. Taycie Matthews, 16.66, $880; 4. Molly Otto, 16.72, $440; 5. Megan McLeod-Spague, 16.92; 6. Brittney Sporer, 17.11

Second Round: 1. Jordon Briggs, 16.47 seconds, $1,760; 2. Molly Otto, 16.55, $1,320; 3, Lisa Lockhart,16.61, $880; 4. Taycie Matthews, 16.93, $440

Advancing: Jordon Briggs, $3,520; Lisa Lockhart, $2,200

Wild Card: Molly Otto,  $1,760

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Bracket 4

First round: 1. Hailey Kinsel, 16.56 seconds, $1,760; 2. Brittany Pozzi Tonozzi, 16.58, $1,320; 3. Rachelle Riggers, 16.70, $880; 4. Michelle Alley, 16.92, $440; 5. Stephanie Fryar, 16.98; 6. Cheyenne Allan, 17.10

Second round: 1. Hailey Kinsel, 16.25 seconds, $1,760; 2. Rainey Skelton, 16.52, $1,320; 3. Rachelle Riggers, 16.63, $880; 4. Stephanie Fryar, 17.27, $440; 5. Brittany Pozzi Tonozzi, 17.01; 6. Michelle Alley, 17.27

Advancing: 1. Hailey Kinsel; 2. Rachelle Riggers

Wildcard: Rainey Skelton

Hailey Kinsel barrel racing at Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo
Hailey Kinsel and Sister won both rounds in Bracket 4 and are advancing to the Semifinals. FWSSR Photo by James Phifer.


Bracket 5

First round: 1. Shannon McReynolds, 16.54 seconds, $1,760; 2. Michelle Darling, 16.63, $1,320; 3. Abby Phillips, 16.71, $880; 4. Andrea Busby, 17.16, $440; 5. Sissy Winn, 17.21; 6. Steely Steiner, 21.53

Second round: 1. Sissy Winn, 16.42 seconds, $1,760; 2. Steely Steiner, 16.62, $1,320; 3. Michelle Darling, 16.72, $880; 4. Ivy Saebens, 16.94, $440; 5. Abby Phillips, 17.05; 6. Laura Mote, 17.86

Advancing:1. Michelle Darling; Sissy Winn

Wildcard: 1. Shannon McReynolds

Shannon Mcreynolds barrel racing in Fort Worth.
Shannon McReynolds leads Bracket 5 to the Semifinals after topping the first round and staying solid in the second. FWSSR Photo by James Phifer.

Bracket 6

First round: 1. Paige Jones, 16.50 seconds, $1,760; 2. Summer Kosel, 16.94, $1,320; 3. BryAnna Haluptzok, 17.15, $880; 4. Molly Pritchard, 17.16, $440; 5. Jamie Olsen, 17.23; 6. Katie Jo Halbert, 18.88

Second round: 1. Summer Kosel, 16.57 seconds, $1,760; 2. BryAnna Haluptzok, 16.75, $1,320; 3. Jessica Routier, 16.79, $880; 4. Paige Jones, 16.94, $440; 5. Jamie Olsen, 16.95; 6. Molly Pritchard, 17.18

Advancing: 1. Summer Kosel; 2. Paige Jones

Wildcard: 1. BryAnna Haluptzok

Summer Kosel barrel racing in Fort Worth.
Summer Kosel won the second round in Bracket 6 and will lead her bracket to the Semifinals in Fort Worth. FWSSR Photo by James Phifer.

Bracket 7

First round: 1. Jackie Ganter, 16.54 seconds, $1,760; 2. Margo Crowther, 16.62, $1,320; 3. Emma Charleston, 16.63, $880; 4. Wenda Johnson, 16.83, $440; 5. Jimmie Smith-Tew, 16.87; 6. Jordan Driver, 17.12

Second round: 1. Sarah Rose Waguespack, 16.34 seconds, $1,760; 2. Wenda Johnson, 16.39, $1,320; 3. Jimmie Smith-Tew, 16.51, $880; 4. Margo Crowther, 16.63, $440; 5. Jackie Ganter, 16.74; 6. Emma Charleston, 16.84

Advancing: 1. Sarah Rose Waguespack; 2. Wenda Johnson

Wildcard: Jackie Ganter

How do barrel racers qualify to run at the Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo?

According to the WPRA ground rules, here’s how participants are selected to run in the ProRodeo tournament.

Group 1: Top 45 from 2022 WPRA ProRodeo World Standings will be accepted (drop down until filled).

Group 2: The champion of the barrel racing from the following seven Texas Circuit PRCA rodeos in 2022 that choose to enter will be accepted:

  1. Ellis County Fair and Rodeo, Waxahachie, Texas
  2. Mineral Wells, Texas ProRodeo
  3. Parker County Sheriff’s Posse Frontier Days and PRCA Rodeo, Mineral Wells, Texas
  4. Johnson County Sheriff’s Posse Rodeo, Cleburne, Texas
  5. Gladewater, Texas, Round-Up Rodeo
  6. North Texas State Fair and Rodeo, Denton, Texas
  7. Wichita Falls, Texas, ProRodeo

Group 3: Top four contestants from the 2022 WPRA Tour Standings (drop down until filled).

Look back on Wenda Johnson’s 2022 FWSSR Championship here.

How does the FWSSR Format Work?

There are 18 total performances at the FWSSR ProRodeo Tournament with seven brackets of eight barrel racers competing in back-to-back rounds (Performances 1-14). There is one Wild Card Round (Performance 15), two rounds of Semifinals (Performances 16-17) and an eight-man Finals (Performance 18).

Performances 1-14: Progressive Rounds

There will be seven brackets of eight barrel racers competing in back-to-back rounds. The top two money-earning barrel racers in each bracket will progress to the Semifinals. The third top money-earning barrel racer will advance to the Wild Card Round. The barrel racers who do not advance will be placed in a “non-qualifiers” pool. At the conclusion of Bracket 7, the top money-earning barrel racer from the non-qualifiers pool will fill the eighth position in the Wild Card Round.

Curious to see which barrel racers dominated the Progressive Rounds in 2022? Check out the results and photos here.

Performance 15: Wild Card Round

From the eight barrel racers in the Wild Card Round, the top two money-earners will advance to the Semifinals Round with a clean slate format.

Performances 16-17: Semifinals Rounds

Barrel racers will each make one run in one of two performances. The top four barrel racers per performance (eight total) will advance to the Finals.

These are the barrel racers who made the 2022 FWSSR Semifinals.

Performance 18: The Finals

The top eight barrel racers will run in the Finals with a clean slate (no previous times carried forward). On that day, the fastest barrel racer wins the title of 2023 Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo ProRodeo Tournament Champion.

What’s the Payout at the FWSSR ProRodeo Tournament?

The barrel racing payoff will mirror that of breakaway roping and the six PRCA-sanctioned events. There is no aggregate payoff at FWSSR. Here’s how it breaks down.

Progressive Rounds (Brackets)

  1. $1,760
  2. $1,320
  3. $880
  4. $440

Wild Card Round

  1. $1,000
  2. $600
  3. $400

Semifinals Performances

  1. $4,000
  2. $3,000
  3. $2,000
  4. $1,000

Finals

  1. $20,000
  2. $12,000
  3. $8,000
  4. $4,000

Who’s Running—and When—at FWSSR?

Here’s the list of barrel racers running at FWSSR, in order of their first-round run. They will compete in reverse order in their second performance. All performance times are in CST.

Bracket 1 (January 20 at 7:30 P.M. and January 21 at 7:30 P.M.)

Stevi Hillman

Emily Beisel

Cheyenne Wimberley

Presley Smith

Leslie Smalygo

Sadie Wolaver

Lexie Goss

Ashley Castleberry

Bracket 2 (January 22 at 2:00 P.M. and January 23 at 7:30 P.M.)

Dona Kay Rule

Shelley Morgan

Latricia Mundorf

Kassie Mowry

Lisa Thornton

Bayleigh Choate

Cassidy Champlin

Bradi Whiteside

Bracket 3 (January 24 at 7:30 P.M. and January 25 at 7:30 P.M.)

Megan McLeod-Sprague

Brittney Sporer

Katie Pascoe

Ilyssa Riley

Molly Otto

Jordon Briggs

Lisa Lockhart

Taycie Matthews

Bracket 4 (January 26 at 7:30 P.M. and January 27 at 2:00 P.M.)

Kylee Scribner

Michelle Alley

Stephanie Fryar

Rachelle Riggers

Brittany Pozzi Tonozzi

Cheyenne Allan

Hailey Kinsel

Rainey Skelton

Bracket 5 (January 27 at 7:30 P.M. and January 28 at 11:00 A.M.)

Michelle Darline

Andrea Busby

Laura Mote

Abby Phillips

Steely Steiner

Sissy Winn

Ivy Saebens

Shannon McReynolds

Bracket 6 (January 28 at 7:30 P.M. and January 29 at 2:00 P.M.)

Paige Jones

Tayla Moeykens

BryAnna Haluptzok

Summer Kosel

Jamie Olsen

Jessica Routier

Katie Halbert

Tarryn Lee

Bracket 7 (January 30 at 7:30 P.M. and January 31 at 7:30 P.M.)

Emma Charleston

Jimmie Smith-Tew

Jordan Driver

Sarah Waguespack

Wenda Johnson

Jackie Ganter

Margo Crowther

Suzanne Brooks

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