Here’s the Scoop On the 2023 Women’s World Championship Rodeo

Everything you need to know about the event paying out $750,000 in the Fort Worth Stockyards May 18–20, 2023.

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In 2022, Martha Angelone won $60,000 at the Women's Rodeo World Championship. Courtesy WCRA/Bull Stock Media

The largest annual purse for a women’s rodeo event, the Women’s Rodeo World Championship, starts May 18, 2023, and will pay $750,000 while crowning World Champions in both the Pro and Challenger classifications in the team roping (heading and heeling), breakaway roping and barrel racing.

WRWC is a culmination of a year-long race of women’s rodeo events worldwide.

Who?

Athletes ranked in the top 20 of their respective leaderboards and any athlete with a Qualifier Series generic qualification are eligible to compete.

*QS = Qualifier Series Winner / LCQ = Advanced from Last Chance Qualifier

Pro Leaderboard

Round 1 – Thursday, May 18, 2023 (12:00 p.m. CST)

Round 1 OrderRankAthlete
XXXXLCQ Advancing Athletes (Up to 8)
249 (QS)Kaylee Billingsley
346 (QS)Nicole Baggarley
444 (QS)Macy Young
538 (QS)Fallon Ruffoni
637 (QS)Rylee George
735 (QS)Kassidy Dennison
820Madison Outhier
919Danielle Lowman
1018Sawyer Gilbert
1117 (QS)Harley Pryor
1216Britta Strain
1315Brandi McDowell
1414Cheyanne Guillory
1513Hope Thompson
1612Carlee Potter
1711Taycee Kay Webb

Round 1 – Thursday, May 18, 2023 (7:30 p.m. CST Perf)

Round 1 OrderRankAthlete
110Jordan Jo Hollabaugh
29Taylor Hanchey
38Marybeth Beam
47Bailey Bates
56 (QS)Jackie Crawford
65Hali Williams
74Rylie Edens
83Tiffany Schieck
92 (QS)Josie Conner
101 (QS)Martha Angelone

Challenger Leaderboard

Round 1 – Thursday, May 18, 2023

Round 1 OrderRankAthlete
XXXXLCQ Advancing Athletes (Up to 8)
276 (QS)Debbie Fabrizio
365 (QS)Makayla Osborne
440 (QS)Heather Rogers
529 (QS)Ella Lawton
628 (QS)Sadie Grant
720Catherine Clayton
819Tori Murdock
918Mindy Elrod Wells
1017 (QS)Megan Gunter
1116Mekalia Terry
1215Cheyenne Britain
1314Natalie Steed
1413Taylor Raupe
1512 (QS)Bucki Shepherd
1611 (QS)Katelyn Perkins

Round 1 – Thursday, May 18, 2023 (7:30 p.m. CST Perf)

Here’s The Scoop On The 2023 Women’s World Championship Rodeo

When?

All the action takes place May 18–20, 2023.

Thursday, May 18

RoundDivisionTime
Qualifying Round 1Pro Leaderboard (leaderboard 11-20 + QS winners + LCQ)12 p.m.
Qualifying Round 1Challenger Leaderboard (leaderboard 11-20 + QS winners + LCQ)12 p.m.
Qualifying Round 1Pro Leaderboard (leaderboard No. 1-10)7:30 p.m.
Qualifying Round 1Challenger Leaderboard (leaderboard No. 1-10)7:30 p.m.

Friday, May 19

RoundDivisionTime
Qualifying Round 2Pro Leaderboard10 a.m.
Qualifying Round 2Challenger Leaderboard10 a.m.
Semi-Finals RoundPro Leaderboard7:30 p.m.
Semi-Finals RoundChallenger Leaderboard7:30 p.m.

Saturday, May 20

RoundDivisionTime
Showdown RoundAll1 p.m.
Triple Crown of Rodeo RoundAll1 p.m. (Follows Showdown Round)

Where?

The fourth edition of the WRWC will be hosted at the Cowtown Coliseum in Fort Worth May 18–20, 2023, in conjunction with the PBR World Finals.

What’s the Payout?

The event will award a $750,000 guaranteed payout with equal money in all four disciplines. 

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 

How is a World Championship Title and All-Around Title Earned?

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.

How to Watch

The event will be broadcast daily on PBR RidePass on Pluto TV and Cowgirl Channel. The 2023 WRWC will also be featured on Cowboy Channel the week of May 22 at 8 p.m. ET each night.

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