ARLINGTON, Texas – The WCRA (World Champions Rodeo Alliance) and PBR (Professional Bull Riders) yesterday announced the schedule for the richest women’s rodeo of all time – the Women’s Rodeo World Championship (WRWC).
Beginning in 2024, the WRWC Champions will be crowned in Arlington, Texas, at AT&T Stadium, following a multi-day qualification event in Fort Worth at the iconic Cowtown Coliseum.
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After four days of competition inside Cowtown Coliseum from May 13-16, 2024, the Championship Round of the Women’s Rodeo World Championship will conclude inside the home of the NFL’s Dallas Cowboys alongside 2024 PBR World Finals Championship on May 18-19, 2024, where each WRWC event champion will be crowned, earning the lion’s share of the massive $750,000 purse.
“We are proud to have the world’s best female rodeo athletes displaying their skills at one of the most historic rodeo venues in the country and ending with our championship performances at AT&T Stadium, the ultimate destination for Western sports enthusiasts worldwide,” said WRWC Commissioner Linsay Rosser-Sumpter. “To end the year on a high note, at the home of the Dallas Cowboys will provide athletes and PBR fans with an unparalleled experience.”
The complete schedule for the 2024 Women’s Rodeo World Championship is as follows:
|May 13||Round 1||All Disciplines||Cowtown Coliseum|
|May 14||Round 2||All Disciplines||Cowtown Coliseum|
|May 15||Semi-Finals||All Disciplines||Cowtown Coliseum|
|May 16||Showdown Round||Breakaway/Team Roping||Cowtown Coliseum|
|May 18||Triple Crown of Rodeo||Barrel Racing||AT&T Stadium|
|May 19||Triple Crown of Rodeo||Breakaway/Team Roping||AT&T Stadium|
AT&T Stadium was home of the inaugural WRWC in 2020, when the renowned stadium became the first venue to host the event’s championship round. After the event was permanently relocated to the Lone Star State in 2022, following the 2021 WRWC held in Las Vegas.
During the WRWC, athletes will compete in four disciplines—breakaway roping, barrel racing, and team roping (heading and heeling) — all vying for their share of the historical $750,000 purse along will a $20,000 all-around bonus. Champions in each discipline will earn a minimum of $60,000 each.
In almost four years, the WRWC has awarded more than $3 million to women’s rodeo athletes.
In May 2024, Women’s Rodeo World Championship Week will again host a variety of to-be-announced programming across Fort Worth, including award ceremonies and champions dinners.
Athletes can nominate their efforts and earn points for the WRWCLeaderboard (W24) until April 14, 2024 at 11:59 p.m. CT.
For more information about the event, including payout, schedule, and format, visit wrwc.rodeo.
About Women’s Rodeo World Championship (WRWC)
The Women’s Rodeo World Championship (WRWC) is the largest annual purse for a women’s rodeo event and will payout more than $750,000 in 2024 while crowning World Champions in the Women’s Rodeo disciplines; Team Roping, Breakaway Roping and Barrel Racing. An all-around champion will also be crowned. WRWC is a culmination of a year-long race of women’s rodeo events worldwide. Athletes qualify for the WRWC by earning points and leaderboard positions using the VRQ (Virtual Rodeo Qualifier).
About PBR (Professional Bull Riders):
PBR is the world’s premier bull riding organization. More than 800 bull riders compete in more than 200 events annually across the televised PBR Unleash The Beast tour (UTB), which features the top bull riders in the world; the PBR Pendleton Whisky Velocity Tour (PWVT); the PBR Touring Pro Division (TPD); and the PBR’s international circuits in Australia, Brazil, Canada and Mexico. In 2022, PBR launched the PBR Team Series—eight teams of the world’s best bull riders competing for a new championship—as well as the PBR Challenger Series with more than 60 annual events nationwide. The organization’s digital assets include PBR RidePass on Pluto TV, which is home to Western sports. PBR is a subsidiary of Endeavor, a global sports and entertainment company. For more information, visit PBR.com, or follow on Facebook at Facebook.com/PBR, Twitter at Twitter.com/PBR, and YouTube at YouTube.com/PBR.
About AT&T Stadium:
AT&T Stadium is one of the largest, most technologically advanced entertainment venues in the world. Designed by HKS and built by Manhattan Construction, the $1.2 billion stadium features two monumental arches, the world’s largest HDTV video board cluster, an expansive retractable roof and the largest retractable end zone doors in the world. Features of the stadium include seating for 80,000 and expandability for up to 100,000, over 300 luxury suites, club seating on multiple levels and the Dallas Cowboys Pro Shop, open to the public year round. The stadium is also home to a world-class collection of contemporary art, made up of over 90 pieces from an international array of curated artists displayed on the walls and in the grand public spaces of the venue. In addition to being the home of the Dallas Cowboys since opening in 2009, the stadium has hosted Super Bowl XLV, the 2010 NBA All Star Game, the 2014 NCAA Men’s Basketball Final Four, the 2015 College Football Playoff National Championship Game, the annual Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic and WrestleMania 32 and 38. The venue has also played host to high school and college football, concerts, championship fights, international soccer matches, and other special events. For more information, go to www.attstadium.com.