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WCRA Half a Million Dollar Rodeo Returns to Lazy E Arena

WCRA Half a Million Dollar Rodeo Returns to Lazy E Arena
March 07, 2019

World’s Top Rodeo Athletes To Compete for Their Share of More Than $500,000

AUSTIN, TEXAS- World Champions Rodeo Alliance (WCRA) is excited to announce that the Lazy E Arena in Guthrie, Oklahoma will play host to WCRA’s five-day $500,000 Semi-Finals May 15-19. The five-day event will feature the world’s top rodeo athletes going head-to-head for more than $500,000 and their chance to qualify for WCRA’s $1 Million Major Rodeo (Titletown Stampede) on June 1 at the Resch Center in Green Bay, Wisconsin. 

The three main performances will begin on Saturday, May 18 with two progressive round perfomances (1 p.m. and 7 p.m.) followed by the final round on Sunday, May 19 at 1 p.m.

Contestants in eight events—bareback riding, women’s breakaway roping, saddle bronc riding, steer wrestling, team roping, tie-down roping, barrel racing, and bull riding—will compete for their piece of the $500,000 purse. Athletes in each discipline—including both headers and heelers in the team roping event—will compete for more than $55,000.
Eight athletes in each discipline with the highest scores or fastest times will advance to the Titletown Stampede on June 1. The one-night, $1 million rodeo will be coupled with Professional Bull Riders (PBR) Elite Series. On Sunday, June 2 fans will be able to tune into the Titletown Stampede Showdown Round on a CBS network broadcast at 1:30-2:30 P.M. ET
Prior to the progressive and final rounds, WCRA will host a barrel race jackpot on Wednesday, May. 15 followed by two days of timed event jackpots and preliminary rounds starting at 8 a.m. daily.

WCRA will also host a trade show in the main arena, beginning on May 15 starting at 8 a.m. daily. For more trade show information, please visit
Since launching in May of 2018, the WCRA and its partners have awarded more than $3,024,000 in new money to rodeo athletes.
Qualifying for events will be based purely on performance and on series points, rather than dollars won, through a new world-ranking points system. For athletes interested in learning more about the WCRA, visit

To purchase tickets to the WCRA Semi-Finals, fans can visit Ticketmaster. A full list of events and trade show information is available at

About WCRA
WCRA is a professional sport and entertainment entity, created to develop and advance the sport of rodeo by aligning all levels of competition. In association with the PBR, WCRA produces major rodeo events, developing additional opportunities for rodeo-industry competitors, stakeholders, and fans. To learn more, visit For athletes interested in learning more about the WCRA Virtual Rodeo Qualifier (VRQ) system, visit

By WCRA Press Release - Media Contact: Kyle Jones, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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