World Champions Crowned in Waco’s WPRA World Finals
Angelone Sisters WPRA World FInals
Courtesy WPRA

WACO, TEXAS – The Angelone sisters are quickly making names for themselves and their Virginia family in the Women’s Professional Rodeo Association.

Martha Angelone (pronounced – Ang-a-lone-e) has dominated the WPRA ProRodeo Breakaway standings this year and will be looking for her first world title the end of the month in Las Vegas, but it was her younger sister, Sarah who captured the family’s first WPRA World Title this weekend in Waco, Texas.

Sarah won the WPRA All-Around World Title with Martha finishing as reserve world champion. Sarah finished the year with $8,060, while Martha won $7,590 at WPRA approved events that had more than one roping discipline being contested at the same time. The sisters won all their all-around money at this weekend’s WPRA World Finals at Extraco Event Center. Sarah competed in breakaway roping and team roping, while Martha competed in all events offered – breakaway, team roping, tie-down and all-around barrels.

Sarah headed for Martha in the team roping and heeled for Jessica Remsburg, a former WPRA world champion as well.

The Angelone sisters, originally from Cross Junction, Virginia, and now are both living in Texas, look to be a force for years to come. Martha is currently the traveler in the family, while Sarah elects to stay closer to home making the WPRA World Finals a perfect fit for her. She is now looking forward to Martha adding another gold buckle to the family trophy case on Nov. 30 at the conclusion of the Wrangler National Finals Breakaway Roping, presented by Teton Ridge at the South Point Arena.

Joining Sarah Angelone in the world champions circle was Hope Thompson and Lorraine Moreno in the team roping and Tanegai Zilverberg in the tie-down roping.

Thompson captured her third WPRA team roping world title and fourth WPRA world title over all. Thompson finished the year with $21,671 to reserve world champion Bailey Gubert’s $18,626.

Hope Thompson at WPRA World Finals
Hope Thompson, Courtesy WPRA

Moreno captured her first WPRA world title finishing the year with $17,994, while Rylie Smith finished reserve champion with $12,245.

Two ladies that have spent time as college rodeo coaches teamed up together to win the average in Waco. Linsay Rosser-Sumpter and Taylor Munsell roped three steers in an event best 24.3 seconds to take the title. Danielle Lowman and Jordi Edens were second in a time of 30.6. Lowman qualified for the NFBR in 2021 and Edens will make her first appearance in just a few weeks.

Taking home the tie-down roping world title for the first time in her career was Tanegai Zilverberg. She finished the year with $4,155 to take the title from the reigning world titlist Kari Nixon, who finished second with $2,877.

Zilverberg placed third in the first round and won the second round en route to the average championship as well with a time of 52.9 seconds on three.

WPRA World Finals All Around Results

World Champion: Sarah Angelone, $8,059.92
Reserve World Champion: Martha Angelone, $7,569.84

Finals All Around Champion: Sarah Angelone, $8,059.92
Reserve Finals All Around Champion: Martha Angelone, $7,569.84

WPRA World Finals Team Roping Results


World Champion: Hope Thompson, $21,671.22

Reserve World Champion: Bailey Gubert, $18,626.28


World Champion: Lorraine Moreno, $17,994.28

Reserve World Champion: Rylie Smith, $12,245.22

For breakaway and tie-down results, click here.

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