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World Champions Crowned at the WPRA World Finals

by Ann Bleiker

After a busy and exciting weekend at the Extraco Events Center in Waco, Texas, the new home for the WPRA World Finals, champions were crowned in all the roping events.

Ashley Mills - 2013 World Champion Heeler
Entering the weekend reigning world champion heeler Ashley Mills of Live Oak, Fla., was the only one assure of another title. She entered the finals with an astounding $18,300 on the season, with her closest competitor Annette Stahl with just over $5,200. This fact didn't slow down either competitor.

Mills roped with Jackie Hobbs and finished second in the average with a four run total of 37.5 seconds, en route to her second consecutive world title.

Lari Dee Guy - 2013 World Champion Header
Hobbs and Mills finished behind Lari Dee Guy and Stahl who captured the average title with a total time of 33.2 seconds on four runs. Guy, who was shut-out of the title race in 2012, returned to the winner's circle capturing a fifth world title but first in the team roping heading category. Prior to 2013, Guy had won two world titles in the team roping heeling and two in the breakaway roping.

Jackie Hobbs - 2013 World Champion Tie-Down Roper
Another competitor not used to being shutout is Jackie Hobbs. In 2012, she also missed a trip to the winner's circle but that wasn't the case in 2013. Hobbs captured the tie-down roping title for the first time since 2010. She finished second in the four run average with a total time of 61.4 seconds, en route to the title. 2011 World Champion tie-down roper Kari Woodall won the average in a time of 60.2 seconds.

Hope Thompson - 2013 World Champion Breakaway Roper
The breakaway roping world title was among the most competitive race in Waco. When the dust settled Hope Thompson was atop the standings winning her first WPRA world title. The average was won by WPRA Rookie Whitney DeSalvo with a four run time of 9.9 seconds. Hobbs was second in the average with a 10.3.

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WPRA World Finals set to kickoff in new home in Waco
Jackie Hobbs
10/22/13 WPRA's elite will converge on the EXTRACO Events Center in Waco, Texas, for the 2013 WPRA World Finals, October 24-27

Many of the WPRA members will be familiar with this great facility as it serves as the home for the Heart O' Texas Fair & Rodeo, the All-American ProRodeo Finals and the Ram Texas Circuit Finals Rodeo. The facility features two indoor arenas - the EXTRACO Coliseum, known as one of the largest indoor arenas in the State of Texas, and the EXTRACO Show Pavilion. In addition to the great arenas the facility boasts 700 dirt stalls, 250 RV spaces, a large exhibitor area and plenty of hotel accommodations in the area.

This year's event will boast over $95,000 in added and bonus money. In addition, eight world champions will be crowned along with numerous 2013 WPRA World Finals champions. Back by popular demand will be the $10,000 added Permit Only event, giving permit and new members a chance to fill their permit at the end of the week. The cardholder race will once again boast $20,000 in added money with money counting toward limited entry qualifications for 2014.

Returning for the third year will be a Saturday night performance that will feature the final round of the Junior Division barrel race, a bonus round for WPRA's top ropers and will conclude with a WPRA World Finals Pro Futurity slot race that will feature 4 and 5-year old horses competing in a one-run finals.

D&G Productions will serve as the ground crew. D&G Productions is a very respectable crew that handles the ground for the majority of the events at EXTRACO and will work to have fast, consistent and safe ground for all competitors. T.C. Long will be the co-producer for the event along with the WPRA.

World Titles up for grabs
World Champions will be named in the standard WPRA Roping events (Team Roping - Heading and Heeling, Breakaway and Tie-Down) as well as the WPRA Junior barrel race, the WPRA Futurity (for horses 5-years-old and younger) and the WPRA Derby (for horses 7-years-old and younger). A total of $10,000 in added money will be up for grabs in the team roping (split evenly between heading and heeling), while $5,000 will be added to the breakaway, derby and junior world title race. A total of $5,000 will be added to the tie down roping.

The breakaway roping world title race is shaping up to be one of the most exciting heading into the 2013 World Finals. As of Sept. 15 there was only a $653 separation between first and fourth place. Leading the way is Coralee Spratt of Lysite, Wyo., with just over $4,700, followed closely by WPRA Rookie Chelsie Willhoite of McClave, Colo., with just over $4,500. Willow Raley of Baggs, Wyo., is third and Hope Thompson of Abilene, Texas, rounds out the top four with just over $4,000 won on the year. Reigning world champion Erin Johnson is seventh with just under $2,000 in 2013 earnings.

Three-time WPRA world champion tie-down roper and three-time all-around world champion Jackie Hobbs leads the field in the tie-down roping with just over $2,000 won. Jessica Mosher of Karval, Colo, and Erin Johnon of Pueblo, Colo., are within striking distance as they enter the WPRA World Finals. Reigning world champion Kelsie Chace of Weatherford, Okla., has an uphill climb with just over $500 won on the season.

Lari Dee Guy

After being shut-out of a world title in 2012, Lari Dee Guy of Abilene, Texas, is looking to add a fifth world title to her resume but this time it appears it will come in the team roping heading category, an event she has yet to win. Guy has amassed over $20,000 on the season followed by Tibba Smith with just over $16,300. Guy has won two world titles in the team roping heeling and breakaway roping, respectively.

Reigning world champion heeler Ashley Mills of Live Oak, Fla., is the only WPRA roper that enters the World Finals having already solidified a 2013 World Title. Mills has won over $18,300 for 2013 and her closest competitor is Annette Stahl with just over $5,200. There is no way that anyone can catch Mills for the title.

WPRA Card Holders
Although the WPRA World Champion Barrel Racer will not be crowned until December at the Wrangler NFR, the WPRA World Finals will feature several opportunities for members including naming a World Finals champion barrel racer upon conclusion of the $20,000 Added CardHolders Race. While the Wrangler NFR is reserved for the top 15, this class is open to ALL current CardHolders and Gold Card members. Money won in the 1D 2013 cardholder race will apply toward the 2014 qualification standings as long as the individual has competed at 10 PRCA/WPRA rodeos in 2013 and it will also be the kickoff for the 2014 WPRA Tour.

Permit Only members
The WPRA World Finals is once again offering a $10,000 Added Permit Only barrel race. This "get you started" class is a perfect opportunity to win a large sum of money and fill your permit allowing you to buy a WPRA card as the 2014 Rodeo season gets into full swing.

Junior members
$5,000 is being added to the Junior barrel race as an incentive for our younger members to make the trip. Making the World Finals the premier Junior event of the season, as it should be. Upon the conclusion of this event the 2013 Junior World Champion will be crowned based on total money won during the year, including the World Finals information.

The WPRA World Finals Card Holder and Permits Only events shall consist of two long rounds, and a short round (with the top 30 average times from the two long rounds). The fastest three run average determines the 2013 WPRA World Finals Champion. The Junior barrel race will consist of two long goes. These three classes will run on a 2D format with a ½ second split.

Pro Futurity and Derby
The Pro Futurity event offers $13,500 added money, and $5,000 added in the Pro Derby. The Pro Futurity will be run on a 2D Format (full second split) and the Derby will be a straight payoff, with both classes consisting of two long goes and an average.

For more information on the WPRA World Finals, visit

The WPRA Celebrates It's 65th Anniversary!
Join us in Waco, TX for a Texas style barbecue.

Come and celebrate 65 Years of the WPRA

All WPRA members, World Finals contestants, sponsors and trade show partners are
welcome to join us for some Texas barbecue and good company

The Back Porch Club, The Extraco Events Center- Coliseum Arena

Thursday evening, October 24th, 5-9pm

No RSVP necessary. Food and iced tea provided. Cash bar available.

The WPRA wishes to thank our generous sponsors and asks you to please check out their websites and learn about their product offers!
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