PRESS RELEASE — Fort Worth and Cowtown Coliseum will make Western sports history in 2022, when the Women’s Rodeo World Championship rides into the Fort Worth Stockyards on May 18. The all-women’s rodeo will bring Cowtown edge-of-the-seat action where cowgirls from around the country will compete for the largest purse in the history of women’s rodeo.
For one night only, the Top 40 women in the world will compete, going head-to-head in team roping, breakaway roping, and barrel racing. A collective $750,000 will be on the line, with $182,500 being paid out in each discipline and each event champion leaving the Cowtown Coliseum with a minimum of $60,000. The All-Around World Champion will also earn a $20,000 cash bonus. The Women’s Rodeo World Championship will also award each World Champion a $5,000 bonus per discipline per leaderboard.
The event will be the second of four Major rodeos comprising the 2022 WCRA Triple Crown of Rodeo. Should the victor in any discipline at the Women’s Rodeo World Championship also take the top spot on the podium at the subsequent two WCRA Majors, the athlete will be eligible to win an additional $1 million cash bonus.
In 2021, world title holder and Texas Native Madison Outhier captured her second consecutive Women’s Rodeo World Championship, propelling the 19-year-old to the fifth richest athlete in the WCRA (World Champions Rodeo Alliance). As the only athlete to earn the Women’s Rodeo World Championship Breakaway World Champion title, Outhier has won more than $124,000 in the championship event, edging legendary cowgirls Jackie Crawford and Hope Thompson. Outhier was also joined in the winner’s circle at the 2022 World Championship by All-Around World Champion Cowgirl Shelby Boisjoli, Team Roping World Champions Lari Dee Guy and Jimmi Jo Montera along with then 17-year-old Barrel Racing World Champion Rainey Skelton.
On Monday, May 16, join all 40 Women’s Rodeo World Championship athletes at the official Athlete Introduction press conference on the steps of the historic Cowtown Coliseum. Women’s Rodeo World Championship Commissioner Linsay Sumpter will be joined by PBR CEO and Commissioner Sean Gleason and WCRA President Bobby Mote for the official launch of the landmark event.
Women’s Rodeo World Championship, WCRA, and PBR, to host athlete introduction ceremony and press conference for the first-ever Women’s Rodeo World Championship held in Fort Worth, Texas.
Linsay Sumpter, Commissioner of the Women’s Rodeo World Championship
Sean Gleason, CEO and Commissioner of the PBR
Bobby Mote, President of the WCRA
Monday, May 16, 2022 at 12:00 p.m. CDT
Cowtown Coliseum, 121 E Exchange Ave, Fort Worth, TX 76164
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