The Cowboy Channel Rookie Roundup presented by Resistol is Days Away, Here’s What You Need to Know

Find out who’s going, when to be there and where to watch the historic Rookie Roundup designed to showcase the future stars of pro rodeo.
Bayleigh Choate of Fort Worth, Texas, leads the Resistol Rookie of the Year standings.

Produced and broadcast by The Cowboy Channel, the inaugural Cowboy Channel Rookie Roundup presented by Resistol is designed to showcase the star power of up-and-coming young rodeo athletes while providing them with a lucrative earnings opportunity.

What: The first ever $100,000-added Cowboy Channel Rookie Roundup presented by Resistol

When: April 29-30, matinee performances each day beginning at 2 p.m. (CT)

Where: Cowtown Coliseum in iconic Fort Worth Stockyards – Fort Worth, Texas

Who: The top 15 contenders from the 2022 Resistol Rookie Standings. The first performance will feature all 15 contestants in a single tournament style go-round of competition. The top eight contestants in each event advance to compete in Performance 2 on Saturday, April 30.

Barrel Racing 

  1. Wendy Cline, Hempstead, Texas
  2. Bugg Beeler, Terrell, Texas
  3. Bayleigh Choate, Fort Worth, Texas 
  4. Hannah Forsythe, Natchitoches, Louisiana
  5. Presley Smith, Denham Springs, Louisiana
  6. Kailee Murdock, Litchfield Park, Arizona
  7. Taycie Matthews, Wynne, Arkansas
  8. Katie Chism, Henry, Wisconsin
  9. Bryana Lehrmann, Lexington, Texas 
  10. Jamie Olsen, Brock, Texas
  11. Teneille Angland, Cisco, Texas
  12. Jessica Anderson, Bryan, Texas
  13. Jordan Driver, Garden City, Texas
  14. Laura Mote, Llano, Texas
  15. Emily Grace Turner, Haines City, Florida 

Where to Watch: The Cowboy Channel, check local listings to confirm all broadcast times

Round 1, April 29 @ 2 p.m. – Live pre-show followed by Round 1 coverage from the Fort Worth Stockyards of the Cowboy Channel Resistol Rookie Round Up

Round 2, April 30 @ 2 p.m. – Features the top eight contestants of the Resistol Rookie Roundup looking to advance to the top four championship round where they will be vying for the $100,000 purse.

Read: Cowboy Channel Rookie Roundup presented by Resistol on Tap for April

In addition to competing for $100,000, each of the contestants will also receive a gift bag of items from The Cowboy Channel that can be used to help them get down the road during their rookie year.

The Resistol Rookie of the Year Award is one of the top awards that can be earned by PRCA and WPRA members. Money won during the Cowboy Channel Rookie Roundup presented by Resistol will count toward the Resistol Rookie Standings but will not be credited toward NFR qualification.

Tickets are available on the Cowtown Coliseum website, or through a link on the Cowboy Channel website. Additional information and updates will be made on Western Sports Roundup and/or on the nightly “live” rodeos on The Cowboy Channel and on PRCA and Cowboy Channel social media platforms.