The Short Score: Sydney Ball
Meet 2023 WRWC Challenger World Champion Header, Sydney Ball.
Sydney and Sally Ball posing with their checks after winning the 2023 WRWC Challenger world championship.
The Ball twins holding their checks for winning the 2023 WRWC Challenger world championship. | Photo by Josh Homer/Bull Stock Media, courtesy WCRA

Sydney Ball is headed to her fourth Women’s Rodeo World Championship, this time with the 2023 Challenger world title to her name.

The 23-year-old Virginia native, now living in Texas, leads the 2024 WRWC Challenger leaderboard on the head side heading into the WRWC May 13-28 in Fort Worth. Sydney, 23, and her twin sister Sally didn’t start roping until they were 17, yet they’ve had an impressive start with the Women’s Rodeo Championship.

Read Sydney's Story HERE

On this episode of The Short Score, Sydney talks about how she started heading, what it means to be the reigning Challenger world champion header and more.

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The 2024 Women’s Rodeo World Championship will take place May 13-18. The first four days of competition will happen at Cowtown Coliseum in Fort Worth, Texas, followed by the Championship Round at AT&T Stadium in Arlington May 18-19. For more information, visit

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