What You Need to Know About the 2023 Women’s Rodeo World Championship
Who, what, when, where, and how to watch the largest annual purse for a women’s rodeo event, the 2023 Women's Rodeo World Championship.
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The largest annual purse for a women’s rodeo event, the Women’s Rodeo World Championship, starts May 18, 2023, and will pay $750,000 while crowning World Champions in both the Pro and Challenger classifications in the team roping (Heading and Heeling), breakaway roping and barrel racing. WRWC is a culmination of a year-long race of women’s rodeo events worldwide.


Athletes ranked in the top 20 of their respective leaderboards and any athlete with a Qualifier Series generic qualification are eligible to compete.

*QS = Qualifier Series Winner / LCQ = Advanced from Last Chance Qualifier

Pro Leaderboard

Round 1 – Thursday, May 18, 2023 (12:00 p.m. CST)

Rd. 1 OrderRankHeaderHeeler
2.23Connie Harris (QS)Danielle Lowman
3.22Erica Krantz (QS)Martha Angelone
4.21Jessi RiedelMacy Young
5.20Kelsey Russey (QS)Tammy West-White
6.19Kyla StampsKaitlyn Torres
7.18Kersti Passig (QS)Kenna Francis
8.17Jessica Amicarella (QS)Debbie Fabrizio (QS)
9.16Martha AngeloneJackie Crawford
10.15Markie BattagliaJessi Riedel
11.14Rylee George (QS)Alison Grantham (QS)
12.13Megan Gunter (QS)Kelsey Russey
13.12Taryn Castodio (QS)Bailey Gubert (QS)
14.11Marcey Chaves (QS)Ali Bilkey (QS)

Round 1 – Thursday, May 18, 2023 (7:30 p.m. CST Perf)

Rd. 1 OrderRankHeaderHeeler
1.10Jimmi Jo MonteraKim Grubbs
2.9Kayelen HeltonLorraine Moreno
3.8Katelyn PerkinsShanna Perkins (QS)
4.7Rylie SmithHope Thompson
5.6Jackie CrawfordAnnette Stahl
6.5Hope ThompsonRylie Smith (QS)
7.4Bailey GubertJimmi Jo Montera (QS)
8.3Kenna Francis (QS)Whitney DeSalvo (QS)
9.2Kylie McLeanMegan Gunter (QS)
10.1Beverly Robbins (QS)Jessy Remsburg (QS)

Round 2 – Friday, May 19, 2023

Reverse Order of Round 1, NO Performance Split

Challenger Leaderboard

Round 1 – Thursday, May 18, 2023

Rd. 1 OrderRankHeaderHeeler
2.24Kendra IngleMattie Collard (QS)
3.23Dana Aviles (QS)Patti McCutchen
4.22Karen Deitering (QS)Erica Krantz
5.21Missy JewkesHeather Jacobson (QS)
6.20Kaitlyn TorresKyla Stamps (QS)
7.19Shanna Perkins (QS)Katelyn Perkins (QS)
8.18Haliegh GrantJoyce Battaglia
9.17Tamara LewisChelsey Bushnell (QS)
10.16Kennlee Tate Rylee George (QS)
11.15Teresa Brevik Tamara Lewis
12.14Heather JacobsonCriquett Scott Chapman
13.13Christie McClary Kelly Snow
14.12Kay Stevens (QS)Kayla Perkins (QS)
15. 11Bailey BatesEmma Carrell

Round 1 – Thursday, May 18, 2023 (7:30 p.m. CST Perf)

Rd. 1 OrderRankHeaderHeeler
1.10Kaylee Cobb (QS)Elaina Damante
2.9Madison WebbKennlee Tate
3.8Maryann MillerHeather Rogers
4.7Lindsey CoxDanielle Roper (QS)
5.6Mary Phillips (QS)Tamara Mann
6.5Liz HirdesKayelen Helton (QS)
7.4McKenzie GunterJessica Johnson (QS)
8.3Emma Carrell (QS)Christi McClary
9.2Tracey Nelson (QS)Kaylee Billingsley
10.1Sydney Ball (QS)Sally Ball (QS)

Round 2 – Friday, May 19, 2023

Reverse Order of Round 1, NO Performance Split


May 18-20, 2023

May 18

Qualifying Round 1Pro Leaderboard (leaderboard 11-20 + QS winners + LCQ)12 p.m.
Qualifying Round 1 Challenger Leaderboard (leaderboard 11-20 + QS winners + LCQ)12 p.m.
Qualifying Round 1Pro Leaderboard (leaderboard No. 1-10)7:30 p.m.
Qualifying Round 1Challenger Leaderboard (leaderboard No. 1-10) 7:30 p.m.

May 19

Qualifying Round 2Pro Leaderboard10 a.m.
Qualifying Round 2Challenger Leaderboard10 a.m.
Semi-Finals RoundPro Leaderboard7:30 p.m.
Semi-Finals RoundChallenger Leaderboard7:30 p.m.

May 20

Showdown RoundAll1 p.m.
Triple Crown of Rodeo RoundAll1 p.m. (follows Showdown Round)


The fourth edition of the WRWC will be hosted at the Cowtown Coliseum in Fort Worth May 18-20 in conjunction with the 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

The event will be broadcast daily on PBR RidePass on Pluto TV and Cowgirl Channel. The 2023 WRWC will also be featured on Cowboy Channel the week of May 22 at 8 p.m. ET each night.


Challenger Team Roping Last Chance Qualifier – May 17, 2023

Average: 1. Glover Coats/ Kyane Hampton, 23.18, $525; 2. Kyane Hampton/ Lenay Willie, 107.34, $315; 3. Kaylee Billingsley/ Mary Ann Miller, 108.49, $210

Thursday, May 18, 2023

Challenger Team Roping: 1. Madison Webb/ Kennlee Tate, 7.02, $2,500; 2. Sydney Ball (QS)/ Sally Ball (QS), 7.92, $1,000; 3. Kaitlyn Torres/ Kyla Stamps (QS), 8.21, $500

Pro Team Roping: 1. Kayelen Helton/ Lorraine Moreno, 6.61, $2,500; 2. Kenna Francis (QS)/ Whitney DeSalvo (QS), 6.95, $1,000; 3. Martha Angelone/ Jackie Crawford, 7.23, $500

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