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.
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.