The 2021 Women’s Rodeo World Championships Attract Top Talent

Semifinalists gear up to vie for rich rewards at South Point Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nev.

Semifinalists gear up to vie for rich rewards at South Point Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nev.

The $750,000 Women’s Rodeo World Championships (WRWC), taking place Oct. 26-29, 2021, at the South Point Arena in Las Vegas, Nev., has treated rodeo fans to elite barrel racing action all week. Event champions in team roping, barrel racing and breakaway roping at the richest all-women’s rodeo in the world are all gunning for the champion’s check of $60,000 to be awarded in each discipline. Athletes qualify for the WRWC by earning points and leaderboard positions using the VRQ (Virtual Rodeo Qualifier).

Coming into the WRWC ranked No. 1 in the Open standings, professional trainer Hallie Hanssen of South Dakota is set to defend her 2020 WRWC title riding the 2012 mare Tres Movidas (Tres Seis x Sheza Blazin Move x Blazin JetOlena). Hanssen earned $79,680 through last year’s event.


Photos and videos courtesy Women’s Rodeo World Championship/Bull Stock Media

The tournament-style format challenges rodeo athletes who have not already earned their finals spot to advance through preliminary rounds in the hopes of running in the Main Event for the top 8 on Friday night, October 29.

Rodeo fans can tune into WCRA Semifinals action this evening via Ridepass on PlutoTV and catch the finale, which will be televised on CBS Television Network at 3 p.m. ET on Oct. 31.

BARREL RACING SEMI FINAL ROUND:

  1. Cheyenne Hattesen, Lemoncove, CA
  2. Kristin Brashears, Casa Grande, AZ
  3. Shelley Holman, Brentwood, CA
  4. Jeannie (JJ) Baldwin, Lufkin, TX
  5. Stephanie Fryar, Waco, TX
  6. Cassidy Deen, Wills Point, TX
  7. Jordyn Koonsman, Brock, TX
  8. Liz Pinkston, Stephenville, TX
  9. Tyra Kane, Weatherford, TX
  10. Clarie Kalafatic, Caldwell, ID
  11. Britta Strain, Davie, FL
  12. Jayci Lee Byler, Bellville, TX
  13. Mindy Holloway, Mineral Wells, TX
  14. London Gorham, Cotulla, TX
  15. Kappie Etherton, Lincoln, AR
  16. Anna Jorgenson, Hudson, CO
  17. Tilly Jenski, Las Vegas, NV
  18. Sharin Hall, Pilot Point, TX
  19. Rainy Robinson, Caldwell, ID
  20. Rainey Skelton, Llano, TX
  21. Acey Pinkston, Stephenville, TX
  22. Delaney Siebert, Henderson, NE
  23. Sabrina Ketcham, Yeso, NM
  24. Michelle Darling, Medford, OK

Current leaders:

WCRA Barrel Race Fast Track Event (Open):

  1. Cassidy Deen, Wills Point, TX, 15.65, $1,500
  2. Mindy Holloway, Mineral Wells, TX, 16.008, $500
  3. Cheyenne Hatteson, Lemoncove, CA, 16.031
  4. Jayci Lee Byler, Bellville, TX, 16.13

WCRA Barrel Race Fast Track Event (Challenger):

  1. Britta Strain, Davie, FL, 15.882, $1,500
  2. Kappie Etherton, Lincoln, AR, 16.014, $500
  3. Mindy Holloway, Mineral Wells, TX
  4. Rainy Robinson, Caldwell, ID


Photos and videos courtesy Women’s Rodeo World Championship/Bull Stock Media

Britta Strain is currently ranked among the top 10 in the WRWC Women’s All-Around standings. The Women’s All-Around Champion in Vegas will be awarded a $20,000 bonus.

For more information and to track official standings, visit womensrodeoworldchampionship.com.