How Are the 2023 Breakaway Circuits Looking? Mid-May Update

The WPRA breakaway circuits are gaining momentum, and the Breakaway Roping Journal made a quick list of who's who in the circuit races.

How Are The 2023 Breakaway Circuits Looking? Mid-may Update
Left to right: Danielle Lowman, Hanna Hundsdorfer and Hali Williams. Photos by Roseanna Sales, S. Hagen and James Phifer, respectively.

As the weather warms, the WPRA breakaway circuits are starting to take shape with frontrunners such as the Prairie Circuit’s Sierra Heinert jumping to a commanding lead of more than $3,000.

There is plenty of circuit activity to come, but here is the early who’s who in the 13 WPRA breakaway circuits race.

How Are The Breakaway Circuits Looking? Mid-may Update
Courtesy WPRA

Badlands Circuit

RankAthleteHometownMoney WonRodeos Attended
1Tanegai ZilverbergHolabird, SD$2,8893
2Misti BrowValentine, NE$1,6181
3Rickie EngesserSpearfish, SD$1,4381
4Brenda WhiteOelrichs, SE$1,1342
5Taylor EngesserSpearfish, SD$9301
Courtesy WPRA

California Circuit

Hanna Hundsdorfer Dominates Clovis Rodeo
Hanna Hundsdorfer made the most of a long score in Clovis, California, winning more than $6,800. Photo by S. Hagen.

Hanna Hundsdorfer earned the California Circuit Year-End Championship for 2022. In 2023, the Visalia, California, cowgirl is already leading the race again with more than $6,800 earned at the Clovis Rodeo on April 30, 2023.

RankAthleteHometownMoney WonRodeos Attended
1Hanna HundsdorferVisalia, CA$6,9576
2Kaitlyn AndersenSalinas, CA$3,5146
3Fallon RuffoniArroyo Grande, CA$3,3946
4Jessie JonesOrland, CA$2,8336
5Josie PereiraArroyo Grande, CA$2,3475
Courtesy WPRA

Colombia River Circuit

RankAthleteHometownMoney WonRodeos Attended
1 (T)Jordan MinorHermiston, OR$1,2932
1 (T)Kiley StreeterPalisades, WA$1,2932
3 (T)Kennedy BucknerRedmond, OR$1,2831
3 (T)Shelby LoganMarsing, ID$1,2831
5Tayler BradleyGoldendale, WA$1,0222
Courtesy WPRA

First Frontier Circuit

The First Frontier Circuit breakaway ropers suffered a big blow when, in April, the Cowtown Rodeo announced it was removing breakaway from its lineup. The circuit with some of the fewest rodeos on the schedule lost 17 rodeos with the announcement.

RankAthleteHometownMoney WonRodeos Attended
1Paige PurselDanville, PA$9541
2Kelly Jo SteinScottsville, NY$8072
3Aimee GetgenEtters, PA$7891
4Tara GaleHammonton, NY$7441
5Kerri SteinScottsville, NY$6252
Courtesy WPRA

Great Lakes Circuit

RankAthleteHometownMoney WonRodeos Attended
1Hannah HughesDavis City, IA$3,4212
2 (T)Katie BellWabasso, MN$9342
2 (T)Brittany RoseJasper, MO$9343
4Ally ZehrerDayton, MN$8831
5Alli MastersLeon, IA$7012
Courtesy WPRA

Maple Leaf Circuit

RankAthleteHometownMoney WonRodeos Attended
1Lakota BirdNanton, AB$1,5892
2Brooke PomeranzMaricopa, AZ$1,4542
3Bradi WhitesideLongview, AB$342
Courtesy WPRA

Montana Circuit

RankAthleteHometownMoney WonRodeos Attended
1Sarah VerhelstPryor, MT$7441
2Anna CallawayBillings, MT$2791
3Tayla MoekensThree Forks, MT$771
Courtesy WPRA

Mountain States Circuit

Currently, the Mountain States Circuit does not have any standings listed yet by the WPRA.

Prairie Circuit

RankAthleteHometownMoney WonRodeos Attended
1Sierra HeinertWeatherford, OK$7,5612
2Beau PetersonCouncil Grove, KS$4,2061
3Cheyanne GuilloryKingston, OK$4,1842
4Taylor MunsellAlva, OK$3,3154
5Christi BraudrickCaddo, OK$3,1043
Courtesy WPRA

Southeastern Circuit

RankAthleteHometownMoney WonRodeos Attended
1Bethany StallonsEmelle, AL$6,0476
2Makayla MackChristmas, FL$5,65312
3Laramie JohnsonShreveport, LA$3,97511
4Ashley HendersonUriah, AL$2,9856
5Josey MurphyKeachi, LA$2,6039
Courtesy WPRA

Texas Circuit

Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo 2023 Breakaway Roping Tracker
Hali Williams watches the replay after securing her Semifinals position with a 2.0-second run in Fort Worth. FWSSR Photo by James Phifer.
RankAthleteHometownMoney WonRodeos Attended
1Hali WilliamsComanche, TX$9,58314
2Brandy GilbertParadise, TX$7,95917
3Josie ConnerIowa, LA$7,88312
4Aspen MillerSanta Fe, TX$7,6608
5Bradi GoodAbilene, TX$7,28610
Courtesy WPRA

Turquoise Circuit

Danielle Lowman smiles after making a run in Redmond, Oregon
Danielle Lowman smiles after making a 1.8-second run in Redmond, Oregon. Photo by Roseanna Sales.
RankAthleteHometownMoney WonRodeos Attended
1Hailey SchaferSan Tan Velley, AZ$2,3676
2Leigh Ann ScribnerEdgewood, NM$2,2367
3Danielle LowmanGilbert, AZ$2,1634
4Justine DokaFountin Hills, AZ$2,1405
5Kadin JodieChurchrock, NM$2,0195
Courtesy WPRA

Wilderness Circuit

RankAthleteHometownMoney WonRodeos Attended
1Erika FrostRandlett, UT$2,1712
2Megan BurbidgeTrenminton, UT$9302
3Dally MendenhallSods Springs, ID$9251
4Delaney KunauDeclo, ID$5341
5Makayla BoisjoliCalgary, AB$2981
Courtesy WPRA
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