It’s Showdown Round Time at The Women’s Rodeo World Championship: Here’s What You Need to Know

Your one-stop information spot for the 2022 Women's Rodeo World Championship: Who is entered, where to watch, what it is, and more.

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Your one-stop information spot for the 2022 Women's Rodeo World Championship: Who is entered, where to watch, what it is, and more.

The Women’s Rodeo World Championship is the largest annual purse for a women’s rodeo event and will pay out $750,000 in 2022 while crowning World Champions. WRWC is a culmination of a year-long race of women’s rodeo events worldwide.


These are the barrel racers who will be competing in the Showdown Round on Wednesday, May 18.

  1. London Gorham
  2. Hailey Kinsel
  3. Jana Guthrie
  4. Laura Mote
  5. Mallee Jones
  6. Britta Strain
  7. Sherri Barnes
  8. Victoria Procter
  9. Reagan Johnson
  10. Rainey Skelton

Athletes qualify for the WRWC by earning points and leaderboard positions using the VRQ (Virtual Rodeo Qualifier).

Athletes ranked in the top 20 of their respective leaderboards and any athlete with a Qualifier Series generic qualification and the Bill Pickett Invitational Rodeo Qualifiers are eligible to enter the event. 


May 16-18, 2022

May 16
Barrel RacingQualifying Round
Breakaway RopingQualifying Round 1
Team RopingQualifying Round 1
May 17
Breakaway RopingQualifying Round 2
Team RopingQualifying Round 2
All DisciplinesSemi-Final Round
May 18
All DisciplinesShowdown Round
All DisciplinesTriple Crown of Rodeo Round


The championship event will be split between The Historic Cowtown Coliseum and Dickies Arena. 

The first three rounds of competition were held in Cowtown Coliseum May 16-17, in conjunction with Professional Bull Riders 2022 World Finals. The Showdown Round and Triple Crown of Rodeo round will take place at Dickie’s Arena in Fort Worth, Texas on May 18.


The event will award a $750,000 guaranteed payout with equal money in all four disciplines (barrel racing, breakaway roping, team roping heading, and team roping heeling). 

The event payout includes the following bonus payouts:

  • World Champion – $5,000 bonus per discipline per leaderboard 
  • All-Around Champion – $20,000 based on total cumulative discipline points from combined leaderboards 
  • Event Champion – $60,000 per discipline 


World Championship titles will be crowned in all disciplines (heading, heeling, breakaway roping, barrel racing) from the cumulative points standings in both the Pro Leaderboard and the Challenger Leaderboard. The All-Around World Championship will be awarded based on total cumulative points earned from the combined Pro and Challenger leaderboards. Athletes will also be competing for the event champion title based on the three-day event results.

Each event Champion will walk away with $60,000 while the All-Around World Champion will earn a $20,000 cash bonus. WRWC will also award each World Champion a $5,000 bonus per discipline per leaderboard along with a Jessie Jaymes Silversmith world champion buckle.


Catch all the action from the 2022 Women’s Rodeo World Championship on RidePass on Pluto TV, May 16-17. The final round will be broadcast on CBS Television Network on Wednesday, May 18 at 7:30 P.M. CT.