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NFRWrangler Network Tour Message - Updated October 2, 2019
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Attention WPRA Members:

The Women’s Professional Rodeo Association in partnership with Wrangler® will award bonus checks at the conclusion of the 2019 WPRA World Finals for the first ever Wrangler Network Tour. This new tour with long standing corporate partner Wrangler has brought additional opportunities for WPRA members to compete for bonus money at rodeos they were currently competing at.

“We are very appreciative to our long standing partner Wrangler and this opportunity with them and the Wrangler Network that highlighted some of the best rodeos in our business while offering our members a chance at a bigger paycheck at the end of the year,” said Doreen Wintermute, WPRA President. “Not only did this Tour provide bonus money for the barrel racers but also for our breakaway ropers, which has never been done before.”

The Wrangler Network Tour featured a total of 18 barrel racing events including the World Finals and 6 breakaway roping events. A total of $34,000 will be awarded in the barrel racing division paying eight places in the final Tour standings with the winner receiving $10,000. The breakaway roping will feature $15,000 in new bonus money paying five places with the top point earner receiving $5,000.

“As a longtime supporter of the WPRA the Wrangler brand is very proud of our extended three-year partnership with them, including the creation of a Wrangler Network Tour Bonus program,” said Jeff Chadwick, Director, Western Special Events. “In addition to the WPRA barrel racing bonus, we are extremely excited to include breakaway roping as part of the Wrangler Network Tour bonus program at selected WPRA sanctioned events – Long Live Cowgirls.”

Plans for the 2020 Wrangler Network Tour are in the works and will be announced in the coming months. A full explanation of the 2019 format and events included this year can be found below.

Format: Points earned at each Wrangler Network WPRA approved live streamed rodeo will count for the Wrangler year-end bonus money. Points to be awarded based off the official results.

Point distribution will be as follows for each round and average:

If payout is 4 places = 1st = 40 points, 2nd = 30 points, 3rd = 20 points and 4th = 10 points

If payout is 8 places = 1st = 80, 2nd = 70, 3rd = 60, down to 8th = 10

If payout is 10 places = 1st = 100, 2nd=90, 3rd = 80 – down to 10th = 10

 

Barrel Racing Distribution Breakaway Roping Distribution
1st = $10,000 1st = $5,000
2nd = $7,500 2nd = $4,000
3rd = $5,000 3rd = $3,000
4th  = $4,000 4th = $2,000
5th = $3,000 5th = $1,000
6th = $2,000  
7th = $1,500  
8th = $1,000  
Total = $34,000 Total= $15,000

 

2019 Wrangler Network Tour Schedule

Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo

San Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo

La Fiesta de los Vaqueros (Tucson, Ariz.)

*Red Bluff (Calif.) Round-up

Clovis (Calif.) Rodeo

*Santa Maria (Calif.) Elks Rodeo

Reno (Nev.) Rodeo

Ponoka (Alberta) Stampede

Greeley (Colo.) Independence Stampede

St. Paul (Ore.) Rodeo

Calgary (Alberta) Stampede

California Rodeo Salinas

Cheyenne (Wyo.) Frontier Days Rodeo

Dodge City (Kan.) Roundup

*Horse Heaven Round-Up (Kennewick, Wash.)

*Ellensburg (Wash.) Rodeo

*Pendleton (Ore.) Round-Up

*WPRA World Finals – Oct. 24-27

*Denotes the events with WPRA approved breakaway roping

 

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