Who’s Already In for 2024 WRWC?

There's still time to get qualified for the 2024 Women's Rodeo World Championship, but who has already clinched their spot?
Laura Mote breaks the Cowtown Coliseum barrel racing arena record.
Laura Mote breaking the Cowtown Coliseum arena record with a 12.967-second run. Image courtesy WCRA by Bull Stock Media.

The world’s best female rodeo athletes go to battle each May for a $750,000 purse at the Women’s Rodeo World Championship.

Ladies are already chomping at the bit to get qualified for the May 13-19, 2024 event with four months left in the nomination period. Here’s who has already clinched their spot and who is still fighting for theirs.

Who’s already qualified?

As of Dec. 21, 2023


  • Madison Mccaffity 
  • Kristin Dunn
  • Aspen Adams
  • Skyla Peters
  • Bobbie Miller
  • Cady Erb
  • Ruby Lightfoot
  • Lori Fackler


  • Ryann Pedone
  • Maggie Poloncic

How are they already in?

Athletes can earn a generic qualification to the 2024 WRWC by participating in Qualifier Series events.  The Qualifier Series is a string of events held before the 2024 WRWC where athletes who nominate and place in the top spot in their discipline at the qualifier will earn a generic qualification to the 2024 WRWC. Positions earned automatically place the athlete in the Qualifying Round of the WRWC, regardless of leaderboard position. There are eight Qualifier Series events, each including a challenger and pro classification.

How’s the leaderboard look?

As of Dec. 21, 2023

1Annika Ruth6485.5
2Julie Plourde6263.5
3Bella Skinner3678.25
4Fallon Forbes3093.5
5Olivia Hodnett2504.75
6Wylie Jo Hodges2111.5
7Jennifer Driver1986.25
8Gracen Harman1693
9Nicole Helm1579.25
10Ava Garcia1492
11Ashley Gray1281.25
12Kenzie Stamps1277.75
13Sable Emerson1271.75
14Madison Mccaffity1159
15Leeann Ridley872.25
16Ruby Lightfoot870
17Cindy Baltezore816.5
18Lauren Howe714
19Hazlee Mckenzie712
20Susan Wesley640.5

How can I get qualified?

There are two ways to get qualified for the 2024 WRWC: nominate or qualify through a Qualifier Series event.

An athlete can nominate their efforts and earn points through the VRQ to earn a spot on the 2024 WRWC Leaderboard. The nomination period closes April 14, 2024. The top 20 from the leaderboard will qualify. An athlete needs to register as a user in the VRQ; no membership dues or fees are required.

There are also two more Qualifier Series events for barrel racers:

  1. Come and Take It Barrel Race, Dec. 28-31, 2023, Bryan, Texas
  2. Bizzy Bee Stone Oak Barrel Bash, Feb. 23-25, 2024, Stephenville, Texas