The first stop of the WCRA’s 2023 Triple Crown of Rodeo tour kicks off May 09 in Corpus Christi, Texas, for barrel racers, and here’s everything you need to know to keep up with the action.
For the third consecutive year, Rodeo Corpus Christi will host the first stop of the 2023 WCRA Triple Crown of Rodeo. The (performances) will be held May (10-13) in conjunction with the annual Buc Days Festival and the PBR Velocity Tour Finals at American Bank Center on the Corpus Christi Bayfront with a total payout over $550,000.WCRA Press Release, October 2022
Rodeo Corpus Christi Schedule
May 09, 9 a.m. CST
Top 48 barrel racers from the Rodeo Corpus Christi Virtual Rodeo Qualifier leaderboard compete in the preliminary round on one run inside the Richard Borchard Regional Fair Grounds arena.
May 10-12, 7 p.m. CST
Top qualifying barrel racers will compete in the progressive round performances each night inside the American Bank Center
May 13, 7 p.m. CST
Top two advancing barrel racers from the progressive performances will compete in the Showdown Round, along with the No. 1 seeded athlete from the VRQ leaderboard to determine who will walk away with the $15,000 grand prize and the coveted Rodeo Corpus Christi surfboard.
*Note: In the other seven rodeo events, athletes will compete in the Showdown Round, followed by the Triple Crown of Rodeo round to determine the winner, but due to recent feedback from barrel racers in 2022, WCRA made the call to eliminate the Triple Crown of Rodeo round for the barrel racing in order to preserve barrel horses from making additional runs with little downtime in between.
How to Watch Rodeo Corpus Christi
Meet the Barrel Racers of Rodeo Corpus Christi
These 48 cowgirls will be competing at Rodeo Corpus Christi on May 09.
*DY: Division Youth Athlete
|Savannah Shumpert (DY)
|Maylee McCrary (DY)
|Jada Trosper (DY)
|Payton Ann Lynch (DY)
|Amy Ohrt (DY)
|Biloxi Schultz (DY)
|Andee Jo Haden
|Ari Anna Flynn
|Madison Ann Iager
Rodeo Corpus Christi Results
To keep up with results and more, stay tuned into Barrel Racing Magazine’s social media accounts, website (that’s where you’re reading this article) and check out WCRA.Rodeo.