WOMEN’S RODEO WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP: HOW TO WATCH, STREAM, TV CHANNEL, AND TIME FOR THE 2023 EVENT
The 2023 Women’s Rodeo World Championship (WRWC), the world’s richest women’s only rodeo, will take over the iconic Cowtown Coliseum May 17-20, launching with the inaugural Last Chance Qualifier, as the world’s preeminent women’s rodeo athletes duke it out for the title of 2023 Women’s Rodeo World Champion.
The event will be broadcast daily on PBR RidePass on Pluto TV and Cowgirl Channel. The 2023 WRWC will also be featured on Cowboy Channel the week of May 22 at 8 p.m. ET each night.
For three nights only, the world’s best women in rodeo competing in four disciplines will battle it out in one of the most exciting female-only live sporting events to witness, 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.
In 2022, Texas Native Hope Thompson (Abilene, Texas)captured her second consecutive Women’s Rodeo World Championship, making the 37-year-old the richest female athlete in the WCRA. Thompson claimed the 2022 WRWC All-Around Buckle to earn a $20,000 bonus on top of a $5,000 Heeler Challenger World Champion bonus. In 2020, Thompson logged the only qualified time in team roping with Rylie Smith (Whitsett, Texas) at the heels, to take home nearly $100,000. Combined, Thompson has earned more than $240,000 in WCRA competition.
Last year, Thompson was joined in the winner’s circle by Breakaway Roping Event Champion Martha Angelone (Stephenville, Texas)along withTeam Roping Champions Megan Gunter (McCammon, Idaho) and Kylie Mclean (San Tan Valley, Arizona). Hailey Kinsel (Cotulla, Texas) was crowned the 2022 Women’s Rodeo Barrel Racing Event Champion. After making her WRWC debut as the No. 11-ranked barrel racer on the WRWC leaderboard, her jaw-dropping 13.384 push through the Cowtown Coliseum course propelled her to the top of the 2022 battle.
Below is the complete 2023 Women’s Rodeo World Championship broadcast schedule:
|10:00AM CT / 11:00AM ET||Press Conference||Cowgirl Channel|
|12:00PM CT | 1:00 PM ET||WRWC Last Chance Qualifier||RidePass on Pluto TV, Cowgirl Channel|
|12:00PM CT | 1:00PM ET||WRWC Round 1 (all except LB #1-10)||RidePass on PlutoTV, Cowgirl Channel|
|7:30PM CT | 8:30PM ET||WRWC Perf 1 (Top 10 from LB)||RidePass on PlutoTV, Cowgirl Channel|
|11:00PM CT| 12:00AM ET||Buckle Presentations at Cowboy Channel Bar||Cowgirl Channel|
|10:00AM CT | 11:00AM ET||WRWC Round 2||RidePass on PlutoTV, Cowgirl Channel|
|7:30PM | 8:30PM ET||WRWC Semi Finals||RidePass on PlutoTV, Cowgirl Channel|
|11:00PM CT | 12AM ET||Buckle Presentations at Cowboy Channel Bar||Cowgirl Channel|
|8:30AM CT | 9:30AM ET||Champions Breakfast @ National Cowgirl Hall of Fame and Museum||Cowgirl Channel|
|1:00PM CT | 2:00PM ET||WRWC Showdown Round & Triple Crown of Rodeo Round||RidePass on PlutoTV, Cowgirl Channel|
*All broadcast times in Central Daylight Time.
Tickets are on sale now and start at $20. They can be purchased at the Cowtown Coliseum Box Office or online at cowtowncoliseum.com.
The 2023 event is part of the inaugural Women’s Rodeo World Championship Week, the richest women’s-only week of competition in Western sports, held during the 2023 PBR (Professional Bull Riders) World Finals: Unleash The Beast. The week-long schedule of events is slated to pay out $1.145 million in prize money, affording more than 800 women’s competitors the chance to compete for life-changing payouts. The Women’s Rodeo World Championship Week will feature three marquee events, including the 2023 Women’s Rodeo World Championship, along with a NBHA (National Barrel Horse) one-day event and The Cowgirl Gathering.
Since launching in May 2020, the WRWC has awarded more than $2.25 million in new money to women’s rodeo athletes. For more information about the WRWC visit wrwc.rodeo.