The World Champions Rodeo Alliance (WCRA) has announced the 63 athletes (seven athletes per discipline) who have qualified for the Dec. 18 Showdown Round.
The breakaway roping roster is highlighted by 2x Women’s Rodeo World Championship Madison Outhier who is facing off against legendary cowgirl Lari Dee Guy and ICU nurse Tacy Kay Webb. California Cowboy and 2019 World Champion Clayton Biglow headlines the bareback riding while PBR’s 25th man in the world Daylon Swearingen cinched a position in the bull riding.
Eighteen-year-old tie-down roper and 2x WCRA Champion Riley Webb (former Triple Crown of Rodeo Contender) will challenge World Champion Shad Mayfield in tie-down roping. The surfing cowgirl Britta Strain will compete in two disciplines, barrel racing and breakaway roping. Strain will be the only athlete in the Saturday evening event to compete in two disciplines.
Please see complete roster HERE.
The following three athletes are still eligible for the Triple Crown of Rodeo- a $1 Million bonus to any one athlete or collection of athletes who win first place in any three consecutive WCRA Major Rodeos:
|Bareback Riding||Clayton Biglow|
|Team Roping Header||Tanner Green|
|Breakaway Roping||Tacy Kay Webb|
On Dec. 25 at 2 p.m. ET fans will be able to tune into the Cowtown Christmas Championship Rodeo Triple Crown of Rodeo Round on a CBS network broadcast.
The Cowtown Christmas Championship Rodeo is playing host to the final stop to the WCRA’s Triple Crown of Rodeo (TCR) during the 2021 series and will have a guaranteed payout of $360,000. Each champion will walk away with a minimum of $12,500.
Since launching in May of 2018, the WCRA and its partners have awarded more than $10,500,000 in new money to rodeo athletes. All rodeo athletes interested in learning more about the WCRA or the VRQ should be directed to wcrarodeo.com.
WCRA is a professional sport and entertainment entity, created to develop and advance the sport of rodeo by aligning all levels of competition. In association with the PBR, WCRA produces major rodeo events, developing additional opportunities for rodeo-industry competitors, stakeholders, and fans. To learn more, visit wcrarodeo.com. For athletes interested in learning more about the WCRA Virtual Rodeo Qualifier (VRQ) system, visit app.wcrarodeo.com.