$400,000 Stampede at the E Payout and Format Announced

The $400,000 Stampede at the E's format and payout have been announced for the premier WCRA rodeo in Guthrie, Oklahoma.
Michelle Darling barrel racing
Michelle Darling during the Guthrie WCRA Stampede at the E. Photo by Andy Watson

AUSTIN, TEXAS – The WCRA (World Champions Rodeo Alliance) recently announced that the 2024 Triple Crown of Rodeo (TCR) series will begin by reintroducing the WCRA Stampede at The E. The Triple Crown of Rodeo (TCR) event will be hosted at the legendary Lazy E Arena in Guthrie, Oklahoma, January 4-7.

The Triple Crown of Rodeo, presented by Lazy E Ranch and Arena, is a series of annual major rodeo events which includes a bonus that will pay $1 million to any one athlete or collection of athletes who win first place in three consecutive WCRA Major Rodeos. WCRA Triple Crown of Rodeo events are broadcast on CBS network television.

The 2024 season kick-off event will mark the first time the WCRA TCR series has stopped in Guthrie in over three years. The total event payout will be $400,000, with the payout per discipline as follows:

· Roughstock Payout: $42,700 per discipline

· Timed Event payout: $45,200 per discipline

WCRA will hold timed event qualifying rounds on January 4 with a dedicated $15,000 ($2500 per discipline) added money. All steer wrestlers and roping disciplines will compete in two rounds of competition during the qualifying rounds, while barrel racers will have one round of competition with an optional buy-back round. All formats and progression details can be found HERE.

The top 36 timed event athletes on the WCRA leaderboard will be eligible to enter the qualifying rounds ($250 entry fee- 70% jackpot payback based), while rough stock disciplines will feature ten athletes in the progressive rounds (January 5-8).

All timed event athletes ranked 1-6 athletes on the leaderboard will be seeded directly into the progressive round with no entry fees and bypass the qualifying rounds.

Nominations for the 2024 Stampede At The E segment (SATE24) are open now and will close on December 3, 2023, at 11:59 p.m. For information on how to nominate and earn a position visit wcrarodeo.com.