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2023 World Championship Event

2023 World Championship Event

Cinch World Championship Junior Rodeo presented by Montana Silversmiths will include over $200,000 in guaranteed added money.

  • Junior division total – $110,000 ($10,000 per discipline)
  • Youth division total – $35,000 ($5,000 per discipline)
  • Bonus Payouts total – $56,000

The event will be held July 25-29, 2023, in Guthrie, OK at the Lazy E Arena

  • Multiple ways to participate
  • Earn a seeded competition position via the DY23 Leaderboard – Leaderboard #1-#16
  • Win a DY Qualifier Series event for a guaranteed competition spot with no entry fees
  • Enter the event as an Open Entry

DY23 Leaderboard Benefits

  • DY Leaderboard #1 – seeded to Championship Round with complimentary entry fees
  • Option to enter in Qualifying Rounds for World Points & Prize Money but must pay an entry fee.
  • DY Leaderboard #2-16 – seeded to Semi-Finals Round with complimentary entry fees
  • Option to enter in Qualifying Rounds for World Points & Prize Money but must pay an entry fee.
  • DY Qualifier Series Winners – complimentary entry fees and start competition in Qualifying
  • Rounds. QS winners in the Top 16 will retain seeded position and may opt out of the Qualifying Rounds.
  • Athletes outside the Top 16 of their respective DY23 leaderboard will be eligible to enter the event as an open athlete with an entry fee.
  • Athletes will be eligible to enter once per discipline.
  • Team Roping may enter once heading and once heeling.
  • DY Leaderboard points do not count toward the WCRA Triple Crown of Rodeo (TCR) bonus program.

Open Entry

Athletes will also be able to enter the event through open entry without qualification and take their shot by competing through the qualifying rounds. Entries open May 1st, 2023. Enter online at NextGen Rodeo

New for 2023

  • WCRA DY and World Championship Junior Rodeo (WCJR) will merge in 2023.
  • World Championship Junior Rodeo will have over $200,000 guaranteed added money
  • DY World Championship bonuses based on cumulative year-long leaderboard and event world points per discipline, per division.
  • All Around DY World Championship (Men’s & Ladies) bonuses in both Junior and Youth divisions.
  • DY nominations will now have 5 VRQ Divisions and Point levels
  • Five (5) new Disciplines available for nominations
  • Tiered competition levels for youth athletes – 19U and 13-15 age categories
  • Youth Athletes eligible to participate in both WCRA Youth and Open Leaderboards
  • Qualifier Series events for opportunity to earn automatic qualifications to the 2023 Cinch World Championship Junior Rodeo presented by Montana Silversmiths
  • DY Showcase events mid-segment that will feature the top athletes from the DY leaderboard

When and Where

The 2023 event will have over $200,000 in guaranteed prize money and is open to any youth athlete ages 19 and under (as of the first day of competition) in the world competing in 11 disciplines which include – Bareback Riding, Ladies Breakaway Roping, Saddle Bronc Riding, Steer Wrestling, Team Roping Heading, Team Roping Heeling, Tie-Down Roping, Ladies Barrel Racing, Ladies Pole Bending, Ladies Goat Tying, and Bull Riding.

The event will take place at the Lazy E Arena in Guthrie, Oklahoma July 25-29, 2023.