Ahead of the 2022 Rodeo Corpus Christi, WCRA (World Champions Rodeo Alliance) has announced the final roster of the 355 athletes who have qualified and entered for the May 8-14 event and their date of competition.
Rodeo Corpus Christi is playing host to the first stop of the WCRA’s Triple Crown of Rodeo (TCR) during the 2022 series and will have a guaranteed payout of $553,000. Each champion will walk away with a minimum of $15,000.
The roster is comprised of 275 timed event athletes and 80 roughstock athletes who qualified by nominating their efforts on the WCRA VRQ leaderboard:
RC Landingham (Bareback Riding), Wyatt Casper (Saddle Bronc), Deklan Garland (Bull Riding), Tanner Brunner (Steer Wrestling), Kaleb Driggers (Team Roping Header), Junior Nogueira (Team Roping Heeler), Riley Webb (Tie-Down Roping), Sissy Winn (Barrel Racing), Josie Conner (Breakaway Roping) and Trey Wallace (Steer Roping) all earned the No. 1 position on the leaderboard to be seeded into the Showdown Round.
The following seven athletes are entered and eligible for the Triple Crown of Rodeo presented by Lazy E Ranch and Arena Bonus–a $1 Million bonus to any one athlete or collection of athletes who win first place in any three consecutive WCRA Major Rodeos:
|Bareback Riding||Tim O`Connell|
|Saddle Bronc||Cole Elshere|
|Tie-Down Roping||Riley Webb|
|Breakaway Roping||Tacy Kay Webb (Two Wins)|
|Barrel Racing||Sherri Barnes|
Tacy Kay Webb, a 24-year-old ICU Nurse has positioned herself to win the TCR. For her, fresh off the win at Cowtown Christmas Championship Rodeo, the event marked her second consecutive WCRA Major win, putting her in line to be a millionaire. If Tacy Kay triumphs at May’s Rodeo Corpus Christi, she will be the first victor of the WCRA Triple Crown of Rodeo $1 Million Bonus and the first woman in rodeo to become an overnight millionaire.
WCRA will hold timed event qualifying rounds (May 9-10) and all steer roping rounds of competition (May 8) in Robstown, Texas at Richard M. Borchard Regional Fair Grounds while all rough stock disciplines will be seeded directly into the progressive rounds (May 11-14).
To view complete roster, please click here.
Since launching in May of 2018, the WCRA and its partners have awarded more than $10.8 Million in new money to rodeo athletes. All rodeo athletes interested in learning more about the WCRA or the VRQ should be directed to wcrarodeo.com.
WCRA is a professional sport and entertainment entity, created to develop and advance the sport of rodeo by aligning all levels of competition. In association with the PBR, WCRA produces major rodeo events, developing additional opportunities for rodeo-industry competitors, stakeholders, and fans. To learn more, visit wcrarodeo.com. For athletes interested in learning more about the WCRA Virtual Rodeo Qualifier (VRQ) system, visit app.wcrarodeo.com.
About Buccaneer Days:
The Buccaneer Commission, a non-profit organization, was established in 1938 and has annually staged Buccaneer Days in support of bringing entertaining, educational, and western events to the Coastal Bend. This 11 day event is held on the Corpus Christi Bayfront in the Spring, grabbing the attention of South Texas. It has something for everyone, including two weekends of western events, The PBR Velocity Tour Finals the first weekend followed by Rodeo Corpus Christi the second. The event also includes a Carnival, a shopping experience, BBQ and two Parades. To date, the Buccaneer Commission has awarded more than $1.4 million in scholarships and grants.