Women’s Rodeo World Championship: Preview, Format, and How to Watch

The world’s richest women’s rodeo returns to Texas and we are bringing you all the action


The Women’s Rodeo World Championship wrapped up their Last Chance Qualifier at the Cowgirl Gathering in the historic Fort Worth Stockyards on May 12 and now, it is time to get down to business at the fifth Women’s Rodeo World Championship.


In all disciplines, 36 Pros and 36 Challengers will compete in two Go-Rounds with the the Top 2 in each round advancing to the Semi-Final Round along with the Top 8 in the Aggregate of each division. From the Semi-Final Round, the fastest time advances along with the Top 3 on a three-run aggregate. Where they advance to depends on their event.

Barrel racers advance straight to the Championship Round where the 12 athletes will compete in a single winner-take-all Finals that will end with a new Champion being crowned.

Breakaway and team ropers advance to a Showdown Round where the 12 of them compete in another Go-Round. The Top 3 times in this Showdown Round will make up the Championship Round in the roping events, where it will also be a winner-take-all Short Round.

The event will pay more than $750,000 overall.


In the breakaway and team roping, fan-favorite and future Hall of Famer Jackie Crawford is heading and heeling before she will back into the box for breakaway. She is heeling for her WCRA World Champion friend and current No. 1 breakaway roper Martha Angelone and roping on the head side for Annette Stahl. Crawford and Stahl are coming off of a Women’s Professional Rodeo Association World Title in the team roping.

When it comes to barrel racing, Ryann Pedone comes in No. 1 in the pros and as always, she comes primed with plenty of horsepower but your 2023 World Champion Pro, Laura Mote, comes in middle of the pack. She is ranked No. 12 going into the Women’s Rodeo World Championship.


You can watch through the Women’s Rodeo World Championship Showdown Round LIVE on The Cowgirl Channel and on the Cowboy Channel Plus App.

Round 1May 133:00 PM
Post Show: Round 1May 139:00 PM
Round 1 Buckle CeremonyMay 139:30 PM
Round 2May 1411:00 AM
Post Show: Round 2May 145:00 PM
Round 2 Buckle CeremonyMay 145:30 PM
Semi-FinalsMay 1510:00 AM
Post Show: Semi-FinalsMay 151:00 PM
Semi-Finals Buckle CeremonyMay 151:30 PM
Showdown RoundMay 1611:00 AM