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Jan 12, 2019

The first $1 million major rodeo in the World Champion's Rodeo Alliance series is coming to the Allstate Arena in Rosemont, Illinois, just outside Chicago, Jan. 11, 2019. Eighty-one top rodeo competitors will descend upon the city for the first time to make history, and, of course, a lot of money. 

  1. BREAKING: WCRA Extends $1M Opportunity To Youth Athletes

    BREAKING: WCRA Extends $1M Opportunity To Youth Athletes

    Nov 21, 2019

    The World Champions Rodeo Alliance (WCRA) announced in a press release today the creation of their Youth Division that will give young competitors the opportunity to not only compete in their own league, but also have a chance to qualify for the $1 Million Major events. Starting December 2, 2019 youth aged 13 and up competing in girls breakaway roping, barrel racing, team roping heading and heeling, tie-down roping, and steer wrestling can begin to nominate rodeos in the Virtual Rodeo Qualifier (VRQ) through Division Youth (DY).
  2. 'All You Have To Do Is Put Your Name Down" - Bray On WCRA Nomination System

    'All You Have To Do Is Put Your Name Down" - Bray On WCRA Nomination System

    Nov 19, 2019

    “I’ll just look it up on my phone on the way to the rodeo which rodeos I’m going to and put in the dates,” said Paden Bray about nominating rodeos in the World Champion Rodeo Alliance’s (WCRA) Virtual Rodeo Qualifier app. “I’m going to this rodeo on Thursday, this rodeo on Friday and the next one on Saturday and just plan it out. Then it’s just an additional entry fee when you nominate whatever rodeos you want to nominate.”
  3. Breaking News: WCRA Announces $1 Million Bonus For Triple Crown Winners

    Breaking News: WCRA Announces $1 Million Bonus For Triple Crown Winners

    Sep 12, 2019

    “I know a lot of people are going to say that it can’t be done, and it’s going to be too hard, but it can be… you never know unless you try.” – Michelle Darling
  4. WCRA Announces $5 Million Schedule For 2020

    WCRA Announces $5 Million Schedule For 2020

    Jul 11, 2019

    The group that has paid rodeo athletes more than $4.5 million since it’s launch in May of 2018 already promises to put more money in the pockets of competitors next year. In a press release today, the WCRA announced their 2020 schedule that includes $5,000,000 in prize money for competitors between four million-dollar events, and three semi-finals. 
  5. What Is Breakaway Roping? Better Than Ever.

    What Is Breakaway Roping? Better Than Ever.

    May 1, 2019

    What is breakaway roping? Better than it’s ever been, that’s what.
  6. Days Of '47 Adds Breakaway Roping To High-Paying Roster Of Events

    Days Of '47 Adds Breakaway Roping To High-Paying Roster Of Events

    Apr 18, 2019

    The World Champions Rodeo Alliance (WCRA) and Days of ’47 Cowboy Games and Rodeo announced yesterday that they will be adding breakaway roping to the rodeo’s high-paying roster of events this July. The five-day Olympics-style rodeo pays $50,000 to the winners and boast a $125,000 purse overall, and one breakaway roper will now have that very same opportunity to earn the big cash prize and gold medal alongside the seven other official rodeo events.
  7. WCRA: A Look At How This Revolutionary Rodeo Entity Works

    WCRA: A Look At How This Revolutionary Rodeo Entity Works

    Apr 5, 2019

    The World Champions Rodeo Alliance burst onto the scene last year with a brand-new concept that brought all rodeos into the “virtual” world. With the mantra to “develop and advance the sport of rodeo by aligning all levels of competition” this professional sport and entertainment entity not only creates new events, but hopes to bring the entirety of rodeo together with its qualifier system.
  8. The Challenge System: Tyler Pearson's Take After WCRA Call

    The Challenge System: Tyler Pearson's Take After WCRA Call

    Jan 23, 2019

    If it wasn’t for the WCRA’s “challenge system,” Tyler Pearson may not have walked away with the check for $50,000 from the Windy City Roundup in Chicago. It’s hard to say what could have happened without the system in place, but Pearson is certainly happy that it was.
  9. Flashback: The Breakaway Roping Run That Changed The Game In 2 Seconds

    Flashback: The Breakaway Roping Run That Changed The Game In 2 Seconds

    Jan 18, 2019

    When the cotton string on the end of Jackie Crawford’s breakaway rope snapped off her saddle horse in Chicago on Jan. 11, 2019, the cowgirl from Stephenville, Texas, made history. 
  10. Watch Guide: PBR Velocity & UTB, $1M WCRA, Denver

    Watch Guide: PBR Velocity & UTB, $1M WCRA, Denver

    Jan 8, 2019

    Get ready for an action-packed weekend on FloRodeo!