Here’s What You Need to Know About the 2022 Women’s Rodeo World Championship

Who, what, when, where, and how to watch the Women's Rodeo World Championship.

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The Women’s Rodeo World Championship is the largest annual purse for a women’s rodeo event and will pay out $750,000 in 2022 while crowning World Champions. WRWC is a culmination of a year-long race of women’s rodeo events worldwide.

WHO?

Athletes qualify for the WRWC by earning points and leaderboard positions using the VRQ (Virtual Rodeo Qualifier).

Athletes ranked in the top 20 of their respective leaderboards and any athlete with a Qualifier Series generic qualification and the Bill Pickett Invitational Rodeo Qualifiers are eligible to enter the event.

Athletes Advancing to the Showdown Round:

  • Jackie Crawford & Annette Stahl
  • Katelyn Perkins & Shanna Perkins
  • Kylie McLean & Megan Gunter
  • Hope Thompson & Rylie Smith
  • Rylie Smith & Hope Thompson
  • Tracey Nelson & Kaylee Billingsley
  • Bailey Bates & Elaina Damante
  • Sydney Ball & Sally Ball
  • Kaitlyn Torres & Kate Mote
  • Bev Robbins & Jessy Remsburg

WHEN?

May 16-18, 2022

May 16
DisciplinesRound
Barrel RacingQualifying Round
Breakaway RopingQualifying Round 1
Team RopingQualifying Round 1
May 17
DisciplinesRound
Breakaway RopingQualifying Round 2
Team RopingQualifying Round 2
All DisciplinesSemi-Final Round
May 18
All DisciplinesShowdown Round
All DisciplinesTriple Crown of Rodeo Round

WHERE?

The championship event will be split between The Historic Cowtown Coliseum and Dickies Arena.

The first three rounds of competition were held in Cowtown Coliseum May 16-17, in conjunction with 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

Catch all the action from the 2022 Women’s Rodeo World Championship on RidePass on Pluto TV, May 16-17. The final round will be broadcast on CBS Television Network on Wednesday, May 18 at 7:30 P.M. CT.