WCRA DY is a year-long leaderboard race of rodeo events worldwide, culminating at the World Championship Junior Rodeo (WCJR). The 2024 World Finals event will have over $200,000 in added money and will take place in Guthrie, OK, at the Lazy E Arena July 23-27. The 2023 event paid out more than $407,000.

Athletes can qualify by nominating their rodeo efforts and earning points for the WCRA DY leaderboard positions using the VRQ (Virtual Rodeo Qualifier). Athletes can nominate their rodeo efforts until Sunday, June 23, 2024, at 11:59 p.m. to nominate and earn points. The top 16 on the leaderboard will qualify for the event with no entry fees.

Tiered Leaderboard

WCRA implemented a tiered leaderboard system for DY beginning with the 2024 season. Athletes 13-19 years of age are eligible to nominate events toward the DY leaderboards. Maximum and minimum ages are based on the athlete’s age on the first day of the world championship event (July 25, 2023).

  • Junior Classification – 19U (19 years of age to 13 years of age)
  • Youth Classification – 13-15 (athletes 13 years of age up to 15 years of age). If an athlete between the ages of 13-15 prefers to participate in the Junior Division, they may opt-out of the Youth Division by contacting [email protected].
  • Athletes may only participate in one DY leaderboard. Youth athletes that wish to move to Junior Leaderboard must transfer all disciplines to that leaderboard.

With the separation of athlete competition at WCRA events, Junior & Youth athletes participating in the DY leaderboards will now be eligible to simultaneously participate in the WCRA TCR / WRWC open leaderboards.

  • Open Disciplines – Bareback Riding, Saddle Bronc Riding, Steer Wrestling: Must be a minimum of 15 years of age to nominate and must be 16 years of age to enter and compete at the event.
  • Open Disciplines – Bull Riding: Must be a minimum of 18 years of age to nominate, enter and compete at the event per PBR membership rules.
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