Kyla Matthews and Maelee Wade Battle for No. 1 Ahead of IPRA Season Cutoff

In the IPRA breakaway standings it's the clash of the titans, with reining World Champion Kyla Matthews holding off challenger Maelee Wade.

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Maelee Wade ropes in the 2022 WCRA Cowtown Christmas rodeo. Photo by Bullstock Media courtesy of WCRA

As the International Professional Rodeo Association’s regular season enters its final two weeks, breakaway ropers jostle in the standings for one of the coveted top 15 spots for the $500,000 IFR in Guthrie, Oklahoma, Jan. 11–14, 2024.

The titans at the top of the IPRA breakaway standings are reigning world champion Kyla Matthews and challenger Maelee Wade. Wade has been taking advantage of the IPRA’s partnership with the WCRA, earning money through the WCRA’s Triple Crown events including Rodeo Corpus Christi and Rodeo Carolina.

IPRA Breakaway Standings as of Nov. 8, 2023

1Kyla Matthews$29,761
2Maelee Wade$27,167
3Addee Carder$18,501
4Tabitha Owens$15,714
5Hadassah Mullet$15,503
6Jessie Nooren$14,266
7Kelsey Mabry$14,233
8Sage Dunlap$14,202
9Vanessa Madison$14,123
10Cassie Vaughan$14,094
11Sarah Toole$13,864
12Cali Griffin$13,542
13Chelsey Abernathy$12,612
14Oralee Madison$12,257
15Payton Dingman$11,525
16Kendyl Rogers$11,275
17Tayler Dunk$10,360
18Bailey Lloyd$10,128
19Danielle Hard$10,128
20Brianna Waltz$10,061

What is the IPRA?

Over the past 65 years, the IPRA has become the sport’s second-largest professional rodeo association sanctioning over 400 rodeos annually. The IPRA has a membership base of over 2,700 members and currently sanctions rodeos across the United States and Canada.