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WCRA offers pathway to 5 major youth, open rodeos

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Posted at 7:07 AM, Jul 20, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-20 09:07:27-04

(Editor's note: WCRA media release)

AUSTIN, Texas - WCRA (World Champions Rodeo Alliance) today announced that the August 11-15 Stampede at The E will unite several of the world’s largest open and youth rodeos with a revolutionary qualifying opportunity including:

  • THE AMERICAN
  • The IPRA (International Pro Rodeo Association)
  • The Junior World Finals
  • THE Jr. AMERICAN

Athletes competing in the Stampede at The E now have unprecedented qualifying opportunities. For the first time in western sports history one rodeo will offer athletes a pathway to five major youth and open events.

Details regarding each event qualification opportunity listed below:

THE AMERICAN (2021)

  • Athletes competing in the Open Pools (In the following disciplines)
    • Steer Wrestling
    • Team Roping (heading and heeling)
    • Tie-down Roping
    • Breakaway Roping
  • Minimum of five qualifying positions available
  • $375 side pot fee ($265 for breakaway ropers)
  • Enter the side pot at entrytool.com starting July 20

THE 2020 JUNIOR WORLD FINALS (December 2020)

  • Athletes competing in the DY Pool (In the following disciplines)
    • Steer Wrestling (Ote Berry’s Junior Steer Wrestling World Championship)
      • Membership required
      • $100 side pot
      • Contact producer for details
    • Heading and Heeling (Total Team Roping)
      • Membership required
      • Points go back to your region
      • Contact producer for details
    • Tie-down Roping (Tuf Cooper’s Junior World Championship)
      • Membership required
      • Contact producer for details
    • Breakaway Roping (Tuf Cooper’s Junior World Championship)
      • Membership required
      • Contact producer for details

IPRA (January 2021)

  • IPRA sanctioned event
  • All athletes who earn money can count up to $10,000 towards the IPRA World Standings
  • To be eligible:
    • Must be IPRA members prior to the start of competition
    • Compete in a minimum of three IPRA events in 2020

THE 2021 Jr. AMERICAN (March 2-5)

  • Athletes competing in the Youth Open Entry Pool (In the following disciplines)
    • Steer Wrestling (The Patriot Event)
    • Team Roping- heading and heeling (The Patriot Event)
    • Tie-down Roping (Chris Neal Productions)
    • Breakaway Roping (Chris Neal Productions)
  • Must be a Jr. AMERICAN Member
  • Must enter/pay the Jr. AMERICAN $200 side pot fee
  • Top 10 in the average advance
  • Must have at least one (1) qualified time to advance
  • Jr. AMERICAN memberships can be purchased at jramericanrodeo.com
  • Enter the side pot at entrytool.com starting July 20

Entries for the projected $600,000 Stampede at The E held in Guthrie, Oklahoma at the Lazy E Arena are now open and close August 5 at 5 p.m. CT. Early entry fees for the open division will be $625 while DY fees will be $500. All entries will be taken on entrytool.com [entrytool.com].

On Sunday, Aug. 29 fans will be able to tune into Stampede At The E on a CBS network broadcast.

All rodeo athletes interested in learning more about the WCRA should be directed to wcrarodeo.com or contact support@wcrarodeo.com

Since launching in May of 2018, the WCRA and its partners have awarded more than $7,300,000 in new money to rodeo athletes.