Press Release provided courtesy of WCRA Rodeo.
GUTHRIE, Okla.— Suzanne Brooks is one of five barrel racers advancing to compete in the World Champions Rodeo Alliance (WCRA) $500,000 Semi-Finals November 15-18 at the Lazy E Arena in Guthrie, OK through the last chance qualifier jackpot round.
The five-day event features more than 600 of the world’s top rodeo athletes going head-to-head for an over $500,000 purse and their chance to qualify for WCRA’s $1 Million Major Rodeo (Windy City Roundup) in January at All State Arena in Chicago.
Brooks of Queensland, Australia made a 14.728 run beating out the rest of the barrel racing field. The top five fastest times will advance to the first round of the semi-finals on Friday, Nov. 16.
During the semi-finals, eight athletes in each discipline with the highest scores or fastest times will advance to Windy City Roundup in January. The one-night, $1 million rodeo will be held in conjunction with the PBR’s January 12-13 Elite-Tour event, creating a full weekend of western lifestyle sports in one of the world’s largest mainstream markets.
After tonight’s barrel racing jackpot, WCRA will host two days of timed event jackpots and preliminary rounds starting at 8 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 15.
Additional barrel racing athletes who advanced are; Kelly Conrado, Lexi Bagnell, Nicole Helm, and Samantha Flannery.
All jackpot results can be found here.
WCRA will also host a trade show in the main arena, beginning November 15 starting at 8 a.m. and concluding at 6 p.m. daily. For more trade show information, please visit lazye.com.
WCRA is a professional sport and entertainment entity, created to develop and advance the sport of rodeo by aligning all levels of competition. In association with the PBR, WCRA produces major rodeo events, developing additional opportunities for rodeo-industry competitors, stakeholders, and fans. To learn more, visit wcrarodeo.com. For athletes interested in learning more about the WCRA Virtual Rodeo Qualifier (VRQ) system, visit app.wcrarodeo.com.