(Editor's note: WCRA release)
AUSTIN, Texas - Montana cowboys Caleb Bennett and Richmond Champion are among 27 athletes competing at the WCRA's (World Champions Rodeo Alliance) Rodeo Corpus Christi on Montana Television Newtork stations (CBS) Sunday at 11 a.m. MDT. Rodeo Corpus Christi is the first 2021 WCRA Major Rodeo and opening stop on the 2021 WCRA $1 Million Triple Crown of Rodeo.
In just three years the WCRA has awarded more than $9 million to rodeo athletes and has created one of the sport's most lucrative series. The TCR is a $1 million annual bonus that will be paid out to any one or collection of rodeo athletes who win three consecutive WCRA majors.
The TCR broadcast features 17-year-old tie-down roper, Riley Webb, who will go for his second consecutive TCR win when he ropes in the Rodeo Corpus Christi event. The youth rodeo star shined in August 2020 when he emerged victorious by defeating the 2020 world champion tie-down roper Shad Mayfield and 2013 World Champion Shane Hanchey by logging the only qualified run. If Riley wins in Corpus Christi and the July Days of ’47 Cowboy Games and Rodeo, Riley could become the youngest millionaire in the history of rodeo.
Breakaway Roper Madison Outhier will also face off against 20x World Champion and Breakaway roping legend Jackie Crawford in the Triple Crown at Rodeo Corpus Christi. Outhier comes off a win in November at the Women’s Rodeo World Championship (WRWC) where she won the coveted women’s title and a $60,000 payday. Crawford recently won the all-around title at the WRWC - while she was seven months pregnant.
Award-winning play-by-play announcer of the PBR, Craig Hummer, will be joined for analysis and insights throughout the event by the PBR legend and World Champion Cowboy Ty Murray, and commentary will come straight from the dirt with Kate Harrison bringing up-to-the-second updates from around the arena floor.
The complete Rodeo Corpus Christi TCR Round roster to be featured on CBS stations is below:
|KALEB DRIGGERS||JUNIOR NOGUEIRA|
|CLAY SMITH||JADE CORKILL|
|ERICH ROGERS||PADEN BRAY|
|Saddle Bronc Riding|
|KOLBY WANCHUK||SHERWOOD PARK||AB|
|SHORTY GARRETT||EAGLE BUTTE||SD|
|DEREK KOLBABA||WALLA WALLA||WA|
|JOAO RICARDO VIEIRA||SAO PAULO||BR|