(Editor's note: WCRA release)
AUSTIN, Texas - World Champions Rodeo Alliance (WCRA) has released its competition schedule for the mid-august Stampede at the E, in addition to details regarding the barrel racing format and progression model.
The five-day event (August 11-15) held in Guthrie, Oklahoma at the Lazy E Arena will begin competition each day at 7 a.m. MT and run two arenas -- Lazy E Main and the Reliance Arena.
All qualifying rounds (Open to The World Pools, WCRA Leaderboard Pools, DY pool) will be held prior to the August 15 WCRA Stampede at The E one-day $300,000 rodeo held in conjunction with the August 14-15 PBR Unleash The Beast Bullnanza.
All barrel racing rounds will be held in the main arena August 11-13 while all team roping rounds will be hosted in the Reliance Arena on August 11.
All “Open to the World Pool” and “WCRA Pool” breakaway roping qualifiers will take place on August 12 and the “DY (Youth) Pool” will be run on August 13 with all steer wrestling competition rounds being on held on August 13 in the Reliance Arena.
The Stampede at The E qualifying rounds will close out on Friday, Aug. 14 with tie-down roping.
A total of 10 positions in timed events and rough stock will be available in the August 15 Main Event with multiple combinations of pay-outs available throughout all stages of qualification. All information regarding format and progression can be found here [wcrarodeo.com].
The tentative schedule of events is listed below, please refer to the event webpage for the official schedule and updates:
Tuesday - 11-Aug
|Barrel Racing WCRA Leaderboard Pool Round 1||Main Arena|
|Barrel Racing Open Pool Round 1||Main Arena|
|Barrel Racing DY Pool Round 1||Main Arena|
|Team Roping Open Pool Round 1-2||Reliance Arena|
|Team Roping WCRA Leaderboard Pool Round 1-2||Reliance Arena|
|Team Roping Progressive Round||Reliance Arena|
|Team Roping DY Pool Round 1-2||Reliance Arena|
|Wednesday - 12-Aug|
|Barrel Racing WCRA Leaderboard Pool Round 2||Main Arena|
|Barrel Racing Open Pool Round 2||Main Arena|
|Barrel Racing DY Pool Round 2||Main Arena|
|Breakaway Open Pool Round 1-2||Reliance Arena|
|Breakaway WCRA Leaderboard Pool Round 1-2||Reliance Arena|
|Breakaway Progressive Round||Reliance Arena|
|Thursday - 13-Aug|
|Barrel Racing Progressive Round||Main Arena|
|Breakaway DY Pool Round 1-2||Main Arena|
|Steer Wrestling Open Pool Round 1-2||Reliance Arena|
|Steer Wrestling WCRA Leaderboard Pool Round 1-2||Reliance Arena|
|Steer Wrestling Progressive Round||Reliance Arena|
|Steer Wrestling DY Pool Round 1-2||Reliance Arena|
|Friday - 14-Aug|
|Tie-Down Open Pool Round 1-2||Reliance Arena|
|Tie-Down WCRA Leaderboard Pool Round 1-2||Reliance Arena|
|Tie-Down Progressive Round||Reliance Arena|
|Tie-Down DY Pool Round 1-2||Reliance Arena|
|PBR Unleash The Beast Bullnanza at 7:45 p.m.||Main Arena|
|Saturday - 15-Aug|
|PBR Unleash The Beast Bullnanza at 12:45 p.m.||Main Arena|
|Stampede at The E $300,000 Rodeo at 7 p.m.||Main Arena|
WCRA also announced that all timed event athletes positioned numbers 1-9 on the leaderboard as of July 26 will be directly seeded into the progressive round, with no entry fees. Up to 33 athletes in each timed event discipline will compete in the progressive round (eight from the WCRA Pool Qualifier Round, nine from the WCRA Leaderboard, and 8 - 16 of the overall fastest times from the open pool- based on entries.
Advancement in the barrel racing from round 1 and 2 into the Progressive Round will be based off of the overall fastest times from both rounds.
Barrel racing athletes that choose to enter in both the “WCRA Pool” and the “Open to the World Pool” will have the option to declare a rollover time. This means that their round one and round two time from the WCRA Pool qualifier round will rollover and count as their round one and round two times for the open pool.
Last week, WCRA revealed that the Stampede at The E will serve as a side pot for THE AMERICAN and THE Jr. AMERICAN on top of being a qualifier for the Junior World Finals. The WCRA event will b